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post #1 of 25 Old 09-16-2013, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Overpants Recommendation??

One of the many benefits of a DL650 is the ease in using it to run errands. It is not unusual for me to working around the house and finding that I need something from Ace, Home Depot, or even Total Wine to complete the project. My previous bike [BMW K1200GT] was just too heavy and bulky to move it out of the garage, put on my riding gear, etc.

Now, with the 650, I use it often to run the errands. But I still have the issue of putting on protective gear. It sure would speed things up it I could just step into some overpants rather than changing pants.

I would appreciate any recommendations for overpants with some built-in knee protection.

Yeah, I know there was a previous thread on suits but I didn't see any options for overpants.

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I wear the Aerostitch Road Crafter pants with various jackets I have. Good protection. I had a pair of Darien pants but they gave their life saving mine in a crash. Same good knee protection, just a bit lighter weight.
There may other good products But I don't have experience with them.
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I have a pair of HT overpants from firstgear .

I am super happy with them, they are really waterproof, I wear them over my pants to go for errands, work , the gym etc, . they have knee protection and hip as well, I wear them over thermals plus polars plus liner to ride in cold weather, and when i take longer trips in warm weather I take out the protection roll them up and use them as rain pants. easy to get on and off even at the side of the road, with full side zip and velcro even with boots on.
so far best value for overpants I have purchased.
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Thanks. I've read some positive feedback on Firstgear's HT overpants. Will probably get a pair.

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+1 on the Firstgear HT pants. I've had mine for years and they have held up well. Not too hot in the summer and warm in the winter with the liner in place. Waterproof to boot. Great all around piece of riding gear.
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I have both Firstgear , and Aerostich Darien overpants...I like them both.

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+1 on the Firstgear HT overpants. I have the HT Air ( mesh ) version. Since they are overpants they aren't too tight when I put the waterproof liner in them. They are a bit baggy, though. I guess any overpant is going to be.

I was able to wear them pretty early into the riding season. The liner doesn't have any thermal material, but with a base layer and the liner they are pretty warm.

Being a mesh pant the crash protection isn't great...good as an off the pavement pant, though. By this I mean that with any mesh pant you would most likely get a pretty bad burn if you took a slide down the asphalt. The seat and knees have pretty good protection, though.

Let me know if you have any questions about them.

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I have been using a pair of overpants made by Scorpion for over a year now and they have been outstanding. The quality is good and they are definitely waterproof. I start using the liner when temps drop below 60 and the coldest day I have ridden with them so far was 38 degrees and my legs stayed comfortable.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy the Firstgear pants either as I tried them on before I purchased. The scorpion pants were on sale and had a little more reflective material so I went that route.

The only brand I worry about at the moment is Icon. I have had Icon gloves, a bag, and my wife has an Icon jacket that have ALL started to come unstitched. Not sure what's going on with Icon at the moment so that's my only word of warning.
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... or even Total Wine to complete the project...
I see we have the same approach to home improvement projects!

I like Olympia Coretch mesh overpants. The version I have is for women, but I believe they come in men's as well. There is a removable rain liner and overpant, both which zip up completely to the hip, making them a snap to pull on and off over boots.

$230 off the rack at a local shop.

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I use Aerostich roadcrafter Pants attached to my Aerostich Roadcrafter Jacket.

Unless it is cold and I need to add a softshell, I'm ready to ride in less than a minute from start (wiht street clothes) to ride away. (Boots, Roadcrafter, Earplugs, Helmet, Gloves.)

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