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Old 07-19-2012, 07:32 AM
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Recomendations for Hot Weather Textile pants?

Hi Guys,

I'm looking to see if anyone has advice on hot weather gear, specifically pants. I'd be open to wearing them over jeans or having them be the only layer.

I was thinking something that's well vented, but still has some armor/protection.

Thoughts?

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Old 07-19-2012, 08:50 AM
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I've been using these Tour Master :: Textile Pants :: Venture Air Pant They work well and come with two liners so the work well in just about anything but rain.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:59 AM
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Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:29 AM
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I use Joe Rocket alter Ego pants some times and Draggin Jeans others.

Riding in Texas summer heat,,, not interested in more then one layer.. so this works for me.
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Thanks for the responses. Another one to consider is probably the Joe Rocket Phoenix stuff Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 Pants - BikeBandit.com

Any comments on overall quality of Joe Rocket versus Tourmaster gear?
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Draggin Jeans are the way for me. They saved my skin in a 110km...oups, for my friends down south....70 mile an hour slide last year. THEY REALLY WORK.
I have a few sets in stock from the time I had a bike shop. Let me know your size if intereted, I sell them for half price. They usually retail for 250-280$.

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Old 07-19-2012, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack Flash View Post
They usually retail for 250-280$.
Dude what currency are you quoting?...they retail for $110 US...


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Originally Posted by oahu hawk View Post
Dude what currency are you quoting?...they retail for $110 US...


Draggin Jeans

Mine are the originals...not copies.

Draggin Jeans is the world leader in casual motorcycle clothing with Kevlar® and Dyneema®, the World's Strongest Fibre™, forming its revolutionary lining
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DragginJeans, from the time I had my bike shop, was an Australian product, made of Kevlar. I'm not an expert in Kevlar, however, I had a customer who worked in Kevlar security clothing, and had mentioned to me the very expensive price of Kevlar, and the different quality. When he took a look at the jeans in the store, just by the feel of it, told me it was good Kevlar.
I also know, there are other companies that make Kevar based motorcycle clothing, and often at a cheaper price, which leaves me to believe it's not the same quality.

Once again, I'm not an expert in Kevlar based clothing, but like anything else, there is different quality, and often, many imitations.
Just ask a hard core Harley guy....don't try to sell him a Yamaha...)

Anyway, if anyone out there can shed some light on the subject, that would be great !
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The link I posted is to the US Draggin company's web site... and MSRP is $110 USD. This company has been in business since 1993..."Hal Baxter founded Fast Company in 1993 and shortly began marketing his new invention, Draggin' Jeans."
The company using the same name you posted to states they started in 1997 "Draggin Jeans has been manufacturing high quality motorcycle clothing since 1997 ".. So which company is copying who? Not sure....

But Im happy with the fit and quality of the pants I get from Draggin USA

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Per the individual websites, the US company has been producing the Draggin' Jeans since 1996, the Aussie company says 1997...similar start up dates, similar names, maybe they're related. Don't know why such a disparity in prices though...I do have a pair of the US made ones though and they are top notch quality.
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Originally Posted by 8541Hawk View Post
I've been using these Tour Master :: Textile Pants :: Venture Air Pant They work well and come with two liners so the work well in just about anything but rain.
I have the Tour Master Flex pant. They have nice knee and hip armor. It's the type of pant that has the zip off panels to expose the mesh. Very nice because if it rains you can quickly zip back on and get through a hot summer rainstorm. I have never had an issue riding in the rain with them, but I've never used them for long touring. They also come with a rain and a thermal liner.
I use them in the winter down to about single digit temps and never use the thermal liner. For rides under an hour I don't get cold.
I'm 6'2" and the tall sizes keep the pant resting on the top of my boot when on the bike. Very nice in the cold or rain.
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Originally Posted by jrblauch View Post
I have the Tour Master Flex pant. They have nice knee and hip armor. It's the type of pant that has the zip off panels to expose the mesh. Very nice because if it rains you can quickly zip back on and get through a hot summer rainstorm. I have never had an issue riding in the rain with them, but I've never used them for long touring. They also come with a rain and a thermal liner.
I use them in the winter down to about single digit temps and never use the thermal liner. For rides under an hour I don't get cold.
I'm 6'2" and the tall sizes keep the pant resting on the top of my boot when on the bike. Very nice in the cold or rain.

Thanks for all the feedback. I ordered the venture air pants.
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I can't vouch for the Tour Master name but I can rave about Firstgear stuff. Check 'em out. I have a Kilimajaro and overpants. Top notch stuff.

I also have Joe Rocket gear. I've never had any issues quality wise. I wear a mesh jacket and kevlar jeans in the summer. I have a pair of Teknic and a pair of Fieldsheer jeans. The Teknic are big enough that I can wear them over a pair of shorts so when I get off the bike I can be in shorts.
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Guess I was typing as you were. Hope you like 'em.
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Originally Posted by 8541Hawk View Post
I've been using these Tour Master :: Textile Pants :: Venture Air Pant They work well and come with two liners so the work well in just about anything but rain.
Those pants in white would perfectly match my attire. I have everything but pants, and based on some of the pictures I've been seeing.....It's time to invest.
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