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Took a flyer on these as my Air Glides are back in Canada and very impressed so far. Really like the adjustable velcro waist, adjustable thigh CE knee armor in the correct place and hip armor as well. $60 !!!!!

ALPHA CYCLE GEAR HI VIS CE ARMOR ALL PURPOSE MOTO SPORTS MOTORCYCLE PANTS.
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR ALWAYS WEAR HI VIS GEAR.
MAKE POWER SPORTS SAFE WEAR ARMOR MOTORCYCLE GEAR.
FEATURES:
  • 10 years Warranty motocross riding pants.
  • Detail Triple Stitching Moto Pants.
  • YKK Zippers dirt bike riding pants.
  • Tailor Fit True American Sizes Motorcycle Pants.
  • Adjustable for custom fit dual sports pants.
  • 600d Cordura pants.
  • 1200D Cordura On Impact Areas dirtbike riding gear.
  • Waterproof & windproof Motorcycle off road Gear.
  • Great for All 4 Riding Seasons touring trousers.
  • Breathable cargo pants.
  • CE Armor Motorcycle Pants.
  • Air Ventilation System for summer motorcycle pant.
  • Waist Connector Zipper for Motorcycle Jacket.
  • 3M Reflective Tape for Night Time Visibility Riding in Dark.
  • four External Zippered Pockets for Storage on the road.
  • Adjustable Snap Ankle Buttons with Zipper to Fit Over motorcycle boots.

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Like them so much took a flyer on their Jacket as well as need something warmer than my mesh for riding here in tropical Australia in the winter. Now I can leave at first light without getting cold. I was actually slightly hypothermic the other day.
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I bought a pair of their mesh pants a few months ago. I don't think they are available anymore (at least not shown on their site). For the price, they are very good. Well made with decent material. Certainly good bang for the buck.
 

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Thanks ...I'm quite astonished at the value for money - the CE armor alone is worth a fair buck, breathable waterproof with no liner needed, and a 10 year warranty.
And they are comfortable right from the start.
Will see how the stitching holds up to 3 x a week use.....and the waterproofing as some rainy days next week.

The rain in the tropics I never wear waterproof gear as I dry so fast in the wet season and it's a sauna in most waterproof stuff but this time of year it's chilly early in the day even without being wet - will find out next week if it is as advertised.

The CE armor is so thin can hardly feel it ....nice upgrade to my heavier duty knee armor I normally wear under tactical pants which are not as strongly made at these.
Much less fuss to get geared up for a ride ....especially short trips. Just put them over my swim trunks for a pool trip.
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And hip protection a real bonus. There are a lot of little design touches I'm impressed with. Water proof zippers on the leg vents. Extensive fit adjustments at ankle, thigh and waist and no need for a belt or suspenders.
 

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Check out Wicked Stock dot com for some great pricing on pants, jackets, boots and gear. I've bought a few things and been happy with the product and prices.
 

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$60.00 + $54.00 postage to Australia..........$114.00, i assume that's US $'s..........With the exchange rate they will be around $160.00 or so..........mmmm

Been looking at getting a pair of sliders with armour........
Cant see if the waist is flexible like mine
 

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$117 all in to Cairns. Forgot to mention you can get different inseam lengths as well. Good ride with them today and glad I had them as a bit chilly up in Ravenshoe this morning. I suspect they will be too warm above 30c (86 F ) but unzipped the thigh vents as will be 28c ( 82F ) this afternoon and sunny day.
Was chilly enough to add a layer to my mesh jacket.
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Not sure what you mean by flexible but I like the elastic plus the velcro to tighten.

Happy to meet up in Ravenshoe and can show you.
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Who ever designed these I think must be a rider as hits all the nice bits Can be adjusted for tall boots and has a side zipper.

I'll let you know on the waterproof bit next week.....or maybe even tomorrow.
Was not looking for waterproof but will take it. Most rain outside the Wet is brief showers so these should do fine.
Riding in the monsoon at 30+ is like getting drowned on the bike.

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Wickedstock et al. Prefer Amazon so I can return product easily. Last pants I tried to buy were awful. .....these are a treat.
 

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I gotta come to cairns on Monday. Have a specialists appointment at 10.30. Love to catch up. maybe a ride up the gillies on the way back to Mission. Ill email you.

My waist is flexible between..........
 

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Sounds a plan. Email me is better. Up the Gillies and back down the Palmerston?
 

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I bought a pair of the HWK light gray pants and really like them. A guy on a Triumph group ride had them and they looked good plus he said they wore well. For $59 and free shipping ($27 after applying some Discover cash back dollars) they are a smoking deal and seem like equivalent quality to more expensive brands. Pants have a full thigh zippered panel for venting.

If you follow Two Wheels Big Life on YouTube, the lady wears an HWK jacket and is very happy with it.

As far as cheap labor, most apparel is made in the cheap factories. With only a few exceptions, very little apparel made in the US anymore. I would purchase the USA product if more were available; LL Bean used to have a lot of USA items including nice jeans that I bought exclusively but no longer. When the product started being made overseas, the price did not come down. So why pay more for one brand over another if all made in same cheap overseas factories? I get the same quality jeans at Sam's for 1/4 the price.

However, I did buy some Made in the USA kevlar riding jeans and love them. Actually made in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Diamond Gusset Defender jeans for around $100 at m/c show price. Highly recommend.
 

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DarnTough socks are made in the US and live up to the name including the life time warranty tho the replacement socks were not as nice as the ones that got replaced. They really are good socks for riding.
 

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Check out Wicked Stock dot com for some great pricing on pants, jackets, boots and gear. I've bought a few things and been happy with the product and prices.
I second that for WickedStock. Great prices and never had a problem with anything.
 
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My son ordered the pants last night. If the sizing and quality are as described I'll grab a pair too. We are one size apart from each other so were going to use his to see which one of us they fit best prior to ordering the second pair.
 

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May need to get a pair of these, appreciate the great honest real world review.
 
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Either way works...buy a size up for over pants...I wear MotoSkivees and long socks underneath.
The waist has a lot of range of adjustment so either will work.
 
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I bought the HWK touring pants in light beige with fluorescent striping at the beginning of the season from Amazon. For $45cad shipped to my door they are in my top 5 of best deals on moto gear. My personal review. The positive: They fit true to size and are very comfortable. The vents, pockets, zippers are exactly where they should be. The cargo pockets are a bonus. They come with waterproof liner. The negative: They are thinner than any other touring pants I've owned and the stitching looks like it won't last the test of time. However, for the price you're be hard pressed to find a better pant.
 

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May need to get a pair of these, appreciate the great honest real world review.
I bought the HKW mesh pants that are similar to the Olympia style where large panels are unzipped and tucked down inside. They don't seem to make them anymore but the ones I got seem very well made, and for the price........... worth a shot!
I should add that I have tested them a bit. Had about a 30mph get off and the only damage to the pants were a few tears where they were over the buckles of my boots. seams held up fine. I had taken the armor out as I wear Leatt Impact shorts under the pants so I can't comment on how the armor, that comes with the pants, works.
 

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Vstroming.....Your liner was built in correct?

I really like the fit on the waist ...best pants I've had for that aspect. The entire fit is so adjustable

The pants are 600d but 1200 in the knees and maybe elsewhere.

There is a zipper for attaching to a jacket. Crazy feature list for the money. Good step up for me from the tactical pants but do not feel awkward or bulky. Being able to pull the pant legs in to fit helps but the waist system is worth the price alone.
 

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I read that they run a bit small to size, is that the experience from those here?
 
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