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Old 12-13-2012, 09:18 AM
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Looking to get a pair of riding pants for spring, summer & fall that are sort of light weight and waterproof, I already have a pr for cold weather riding. any suggestions.

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:38 AM
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I have a pair of Firstgear mesh pants that work well for warm-weather use, although I wish they were not black.

Mesh pants can be used year-round, actually, if you put wind or rain pants over them in moderate temps and long johns underneath in really cold weather. Taking a roadside piss can be a hassle, though.
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I really like my Olympia MotoX pants they're my go to pants on trips since they are very versatile. I also have a pair of the Olympia Air Glide pants which work great when it's hot they come in a pewter along with black.
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Chet, my experience with gear is that you can't have lightweight cool gear that is also waterproof. I just keep waterproof liners or rain pants handy for my mesh gear.
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I find mesh with the included liner which makes them windproof, waterproof and warm depending on their configuration covers the wide temperature spread found in the western deserts and mountains. My Olympia pants come in silver too which helps in the summer sun.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:56 AM
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I wear a pair of Scorpion Exo Deuce pants that work reasonably well.
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I really like my Olympia MotoX pants they're my go to pants on trips since they are very versatile. I also have a pair of the Olympia Air Glide pants which work great when it's hot they come in a pewter along with black.
+1 on the Olympia X Moto pants. I really like mine and my X Moto jacket too.

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Chet, my experience with gear is that you can't have lightweight cool gear that is also waterproof. I just keep waterproof liners or rain pants handy for my mesh gear.
That's a good point. I use the waterproof liners during the cooler part of the season and if it gets too cool, I'll throw the rain suit on too. During the heat of summer I remove the liners and put the rain suit on over them should I run into serious rain.
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+1 on the Olympia X Moto pants. I really like mine and my X Moto jacket too.
Same! I have a pair of First Gear mesh jacket and pants also but I almost never wear them. I find that they're cool enough in the summer with the panels open. I wear the X-Moto set year round, I just throw in a heated liner in the winter.
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I have TPG First Gear pants. Find them great from below freezing up to the 70's. If it gets cold I wear base layer long johns. I have never had to put the liner in. The other good thing is they are waterproof so never have to stop to deal with rain gear.
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Klim is having a blowout sale now that they've been acquired by Polaris. Some of that stuff is really nice!
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