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post #1 of 16 Old 05-07-2014, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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looking for a pair of riding pants that dont weight a ton, i was looking into these
Olympia Airglide 3 Pants, a little pricey but... anything out there as good for a better deal.

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I like the Tourmaster mesh pants with a liner for colder weather. Alot less expensive.

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The Olympia Airglide 3 pants in silver work well for me.
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Just my .02 it cheap riding gear is great until you REALLY need it. Spend all you can afford us a few hundred bucks. After all it's literally your ass on the line.

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OK guys, looks like i will be going with the air glide 3 pant, thanks for the input



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Not mc specific, but I love my Carhartt double-front canvas work pants with added knee pads. The pads don't hold there position as I would like, but they damn sure come in handy around the house and garage. Plenty of crotch room when riding. Will try different pads in next pair.

Oh, I think they were around $45 IIRC.


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Not mc specific, but I love my Carhartt double-front canvas work pants with added knee pads. The pads don't hold there position as I would like, but they damn sure come in handy around the house and garage. Plenty of crotch room when riding. Will try different pads in next pair.

Oh, I think they were around $45 IIRC.

But if you slide down an asphalt road you are going to lose several square feet of skin because there is absolutely NO abrasion resistance there at all. ATGATT just isn't that tough. Sorry ill climb down off my soap box now.

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try the police bike pants cool lite keeps you cool and try the under armor underwear they are comfortable and do not ride up and bind.But the police pants are the ones I would use.I will use blue jeans on this short trip might bring a pair my leather Jeans.

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But if you slide down an asphalt road you are going to lose several square feet of skin because there is absolutely NO abrasion resistance there at all. ATGATT just isn't that tough. Sorry ill climb down off my soap box now.
Not sure about that. Two reviews of these referred to deflecting chainsaws. These are heavy-weight duck fabric probably similar, I think, to Duluth's Firehose pants. Ultimately, it's an individual decision. For me, I strive for complete protection should I trip and fall in the parking lot walking to my bike. Anything thereafter is on me.

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Jeans, heavy cotton overalls were fine up to about 80kph. The clothing tended to shred a bit at higher speeds, but I never lost significant skin.

I used to fall off a lot more than I do now - so I tested that personally

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