Help me buy some pants

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Balog, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Balog


    Mar 19, 2009
    Everett, WA
    Motorcycle riding pants, more specifically. I'm looking for something in textile (Cordura ideally) that's well vented for the summer, with liners for 3 season use. Armor is appreciated. <$200 would be great. 38 waist, 29 inseam.
  2. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Need help in the fitting room?
  3. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    They make blue jeans with flannal linings, OK for cooler conditions,probably to hot for summer riding.
  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
  5. You're asking the wrong people bro. Prince is the authority on this matter

    EDIT: Ugh couldn't do it. It's too gross :p
  6. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Icon makes the best riding gear out there.
    They have good riding cloths that are made for riding with out looking like you just stepped off the race track or just came from Sturgis.

    That or a good pair of Carhart canvas pants will take a beating too.
  7. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Whatever you get, make sure they're fancy!

  8. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderators Local A440 Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path
  9. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    leather chaps. Nothing else. Ride 'em cowboy yeehaaa!
  10. geeza


    Mar 15, 2009
    Earth, but just barely.
    I'm not wearing pants
    Wait... we're supposed to wear pants when we ride?
  11. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderators Local A440 Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path
    My pants caught on fire once when I was riding. Guess I hadn't washed those jeans enough, and the sizing started smoking, then I saw flames. Heavy traffic, nowhere to get off the bike, etc. Not good. Eventually I was able to pull into a Midas and ask if I could have some water. The guy shrugged and pointed me to the restroom, so I submerged as much of my boot / pants leg as possible in the toilet. There really wasn't much choice; the flames were pretty high. :meh:
  12. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Yeah, I mean...there's already leather on the seat, so it's not THAT different. Consider it becoming "one" with the bike.
  13. Balog


    Mar 19, 2009
    Everett, WA
    Many expletives. Someone stole my gloves. Looks like I'll be spending my pants money on gloves instead. I hate thieves.
  14. Balog


    Mar 19, 2009
    Everett, WA
    Thanks for all the help folks. Got a cheap pair of gloves from a friend that'll tide me over for now, so pants are back on the menu.
  15. I just always wore jeans.

  16. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    Tan pants are indestructable
  17. I ordered Bohn Armored pants- not "pants" but rather armored stockings you wear under any pants. I prefer to call them Mantihose lol. You can buy them in mesh (summer) spandex (all season) or a thicker material (winter). The set costs ~$180 but you can switch the armor to other pant types, which are only $79. I have the mesh and they are a little scratchy to walk around in all day but they sure are cool- I wear them on and off road and they don't make me hot. The armor is really good quality and in all the right places- knees, shins, thighs, tailbone, and hips, yet is not bulky. Did I mention they also make armored shirts? Yeah.