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Gearing Up If your going to ride you need good gear!
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:39 AM   #11
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I wear the Speed and Strength "Run with the Bulls" jeans and I must say that even in Arizona they don't get too hot in the summer months; which happens to be ten of the twelve months... I got them for eighty bucks on Revzilla during the Christmas season and I'm still pleased with them.
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:08 PM   #12
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I ended up getting the Sliders 4.0...plenty of kelvar lining , decent knee pads, and a decent price.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:26 PM   #13
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I have a pair of Sliders 4.0 Khakis - very comfortable, and no need to change when I get to the office. Will probably get another pair or two, but they seem to wear very well in the year+ I've had them.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:50 PM   #14
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I was thinking about getting the Khakis next month or so. I have some over Icon and Field Sheer over pants that i'll probably wear when it starts to get cold.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:28 PM   #15
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Has anyone found a good pair of riding jeans that are a more slim/narrow fit?

I bought one pair, I think they came from the UK, and while they fit ok it's nowhere near the fit I get from my usual Levis/Wranglers. I can't stand baggy ass jeans, blame the 90s.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:03 AM   #16
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I returned a pair of Bull-it jeans. They felt like I had track pants under the jeans the lining was so thick. I bought Dainese D6 jeans that have the kevlar sewn in with jean material so they feel and fit like regular jeans. No baggy ass. Love them
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:34 AM   #17
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I have a pair of "ForceRiders" jeans (zeez_shop on ebay, if I remember correct). IMO, they're kinda ugly, but they do their job and are dirt cheap compared to brand stuff. They are also too narrow at the bottom to fit over the boots, but I fixed that by sewing 2 small zippers there (it cost me 10 Eur, but you can actually do it yourself in a couple of hours or so, even if you're new with a needle).
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:31 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by hess_dawg03 View Post
I'm just curious to know what folks are wearing as far as Kevlar riding jeans for protection? I've looked at several ranging from the Bilt Iron Workers to the Icon Victory but I haven't decided on anything yet. I'm looking for protection but a decent price as well. Please weigh in.
I found this article a few months ago. I might buy a pair of Rev'it Lombards when I have extra cash.


"...weave itself provides the protection, here incorporating Cordura for strength and CoolMax for breathability. Knee armor is included and hip armor is optional. These fit and wear like normal jeans but have an extremely high degree of on-bike comfort and safety...

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Old 09-05-2014, 11:55 PM   #19
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I ended up getting the Sliders 4.0 from Competition Accessories. I love them! The have plenty of kelvar lining in them
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:04 PM   #20
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The BIlt Iron Workers that I use are okay, not too hot, but also not too protective. I suplimented them with some added hip pads (they have the pockets but no pads for them) ditched the knee pads and wear my SuMo knee brace/pads under them. They look great, but could use a little more kevlar in them. better than nothing and good for classes and slow days, but I wouldnt wear them if going quick.
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