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post #1 of 12 Old 10-02-2006, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for big short riding pants.

I have been looking at dealerships and online but have yet to find a decent pair of riding pants that fit.
I need about a 44" waist and about a 29" inseam. Yea, I am built like a tree, all trunk.
I am looking for something with a liner for cold riding and waterproof breathable is highly desired.
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-02-2006, 01:05 PM
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First gear pants

I have First geat HT II pants - matched with a FG Kilimanjaro 4 jacket. The pants are 44" waist and come in talls as well - insema here is 33". Pants fit well and are comfortable and I can attest to their ability to shed water well - half of my trips seems to be in driving rain. Also have a zip out liner that seems to keep me fairly warm. I got them from New Enough in Texas.

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I have the same First Gear pants that I got from New Enough as well. I'm 34 waist by 36, so I got the talls. Very comfy, and they keep the wind off your legs very well. They don't ride up your boots (my Frogg Toggs will ride halfway up my boots when I sit down) and they are waterproof like a champ. The waterproof liner zips/velcros out, but I just leave it in.

My GF claims I gain 50 pounds when I put them on with my jacket. Eh, I'm comfy on the ride, that's all I care about. Plus they zip off like chaps (zipper all the way up the outside of each leg), so easy to get in and out of. You can also get tougher knee armor for them as well.

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Another happy customer with the same pants. I have 40 waist and 29" inseam.

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Thanks for the replies guys...
I may have to give these a try. The problem is usually the length.
I haven't seen any that looked east to hem or take in.
Maybe I could have a tailor do it as it would require modigying the zippers?
Anyway, I appreciate the responses.
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Check out the Joe Rocket Website. They have a sizing guide for their pants and I know they will have something with 44 and 30" inseam. 30" is probably the best you are going to do on riding gear since their is not a huge market for it. Not pimping JR, but I just ordered some gear from them and looked over the sizing charts.

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I have a 42 waist, 28.5 inseam. Like you, all trunk. and a big one at that. I find that I am most comfortable in riding pants with a 33-34" inseam, not for walking around in, but for riding. When I draw my legs up to put my feet on the pegs, shorter pants often ride up slightly. I know that my walking around pants expose a small protion of shin, and little rocks at high speeds hurt!

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-06-2006, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Well I went with the Joe Rocket 3X pants. They are ok and I am getting used to them. I like that the pads are adjustable and I have them in a comfortable position that should offer protection should the need occur.
Yes, they are long but as mentioned above they are fine while walking... I always seem to be pulling the pants up while walking around though and they are very warm. I got the ballistic 5.0's and they do not have liners.
I'll write up a review after I have had the chance to put a few miles on them. With me going to school nights in Oregon I should have a good idea as to their watter sheddnig ability. I am not a fair weather rider and have ridden my bike every day since I got it.... Live to ride, Ride to live...
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try aerostich dariens....up to 46 waist. they will shorten to order. i had them send pants out in standard length, got on the bike on centerstand with boots on and had wife mark lenght. about 2 in too long when walking but perfect when riding...

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post #10 of 12 Old 10-08-2006, 02:47 PM
 
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Mr. Fisherman.

I know the problem. Even if the inseam is okay, the knee pads will be shin guards. Try the Olympia AST pants. They have a 30 inch inseam model which is fine even for a guy with 27 inch inseam since they are cinched at the ankle. More importantly, they have three pockets for the knee pads up and down the leg: short, medium and long.

I just saw you got the Joe Rockets. Oooops. maybe next time.

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