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post #1 of 12 Old 09-29-2013, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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pants for skinny legs

looking for some riding pants that have a slim fit. I am 6"0 tall and weigh 215 but it is all upper body. every pair of riding pants I try on feels like a sail below my waist and I make swishing sounds. I need some winter pants that are waterproof. looked at revit and scott ( on the net) no dealer close enough to try them on. anybody use these brands or have another suggestion?
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-29-2013, 06:44 PM
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Same thing here. Don't know of any slim fit riding pants.

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The Darien and Road Crafter pants from Aerostitch have a set of velcro strips at the bottom the allow for a tight fit around the boot.
Keeps the floppys from happening.
Nothing worse than billowing jackets and flapping pants!
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Just love these pants, and they are a slim fit in the legs for sure.


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looked at revit and scott ( on the net) no dealer close enough to try them on.
I have a pair of medium tall REV'IT! Sand (1, not 2) pants that have separate zip-in waterproof and thermal liners. They are not intended as overpants, though I do wear them over my work slacks when it starts to get colder out. Especially with the thermal liner in, they are a nice, non-floppy fit on my skinny legs. I also ended up buying a pair of REV'IT! Airwave overpants, but those are significantly looser and not waterproof.

Have you tried your local Craigslist to see if anyone is selling gear in those brands? That's how I initially found out that I was too tall for the regular length pants.

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Another approach would be a pair of great-fitting 3-season pants, but with overpants during the cold, wet weather. I'm 6'-3" and lanky. My BMW City 2 pants fit like a pair of 70s Levis, and provide outstanding protection. And (at least according to my wife) they don't look dorky. Worth every penny.

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You could look at some leather pants from Leatherup.com. Just remember to smile if anyone starts singing the YMCA song to you.

Leather tends to fit snugger and is the best slide protection (debatable). Find a pair with knee armor but without the puck option. Leather is also warm since it blocks wind. Not so good in steady rain though.

Aerostich make some amazing waterproof treated leather "Transit" pants if you have deep pockets. A friend owns a set of these and loves them. He rides in pouring rain a lot and says they never get wet.
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I find that the Olympia Ranger 3 pants are a slimmer fit than any textiles I've previously owned before and they are waterproof too. My leathers are tight, but I am assuming you are looking for textiles.

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I just got in a pair of Klim Mojave pants. $90 free shipping from Revzilla. They are definatley slim except for below the knees.

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post #10 of 12 Old 10-03-2013, 07:01 PM
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You can take your tent-pants and get them altered for not too much $. You might need to re-seal the seams though.

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