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Old 04-30-2008, 04:28 PM
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What kind of jeans do you ride in?
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:33 PM
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I wear regular jeans with these underneath, and a set of alpine stars boots.

http://www.rideicon.com/product_deta...y=1241&id=5832
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I have 3 general levels of leg protection:

Regular jeans (casual riding)

Tourmaster textile pants with knee and hip protection (sport touring)

Joe Rocket leather "race" type pants w/o sliders (canyon blasting)
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by drew_c14 View Post
I wear regular jeans with these underneath, and a set of alpine stars boots.

http://www.rideicon.com/product_deta...y=1241&id=5832
How's the comfort, good for all day? and how are they off the bike, ie, walking around?
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Originally Posted by oahu hawk View Post
How's the comfort, good for all day? and how are they off the bike, ie, walking around?
They take one decent day of riding to get broken in. After that you wont even know they are there for the most part.

Two complaints, the velcro has started to separate in a few places but doesn't effect anything at all. They also tend to ride lower the longer you have them on, after five or six hours they push down into the top of my shoes.

Other than that I love 'em. I took a decent size rock to the shin a few weeks ago coming off the back of a dump truck. Knocked my leg off the bike and tore a hole in my pants. Didn't even dent the plastic on the protectors though, glad I had them on.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:11 AM
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I have a set of the Cortech DSX geans coming. I hope to have them by the weekend. I will give you some feed back once they are in.
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Regular jeans back and forth to work and just tooling around, Draggin Jeans on the weekends.

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Originally Posted by TheRezyReb View Post
Regular jeans back and forth to work and just tooling around, Draggin Jeans on the weekends.

how are the Draggin' jeans for comfort/sizing...do you have the optional knee armor?
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Icon jeans are comfy. I wear my 1 piece suit most of the time though. But I've got a couple pairs of some Icon jeans that are really heavy duty, look good, but are still comfortable to wear.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:40 PM
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I wear my Icon Superduty pants when I'm not "playing". They are comfortable and I can wear them to class after work without looking like a power ranger. I'm ordering a pair of Sliders 2.0 Cargo pants after reading good reviews and they seem similar to the Icon pants.

Regular Jeans? Never.
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...and do ANY come in a 36" inseam??? 33W/36IS to be exact??? Not that I can tell. All made for short people......got a song buzzin' in my head now......................................SH*T! LOL


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Hey Fish, there is an option to search for tall stuff over on NewEnough.com for gear. I've not seen anything that would fit my height 38"+, but there is lots of 36" in the tall sizes for riding pants on there.
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Originally Posted by Fish View Post
...and do ANY come in a 36" inseam??? 33W/36IS to be exact??? Not that I can tell. All made for short people......got a song buzzin' in my head now......................................SH*T! LOL


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Draggin' Jeans has 32x36 and 34x36...I ordered the 34x34s, the waist is a roomy 34 and the inseam is a long 34...
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Originally Posted by Fish View Post
...and do ANY come in a 36" inseam??? 33W/36IS to be exact??? Not that I can tell. All made for short people......got a song buzzin' in my head now......................................SH*T! LOL


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I agree totally. I'm 6' 3" and wear a 36" inseam. I always have to order jeans and slacks. No store ever seems to have any inseams longer than 34"

I would love to get a pair of armored riding jeans, but can't seem to find any long enough.https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...cons/icon8.gif
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by kmm996 View Post
I agree totally. I'm 6' 3" and wear a 36" inseam. I always have to order jeans and slacks. No store ever seems to have any inseams longer than 34"

I would love to get a pair of armored riding jeans, but can't seem to find any long enough.https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...cons/icon8.gif
see post number 13...
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:56 PM
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I too wear Icon pants and like 'em.
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before my accident i wore regular jeans with carheart underneath for just putting around.

Now EVERY TIME i ride i have leather on under my jeans, but if i go for a fun ride i wear my 1 piece leathers.
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Originally Posted by oahu hawk View Post
see post number 13...
Looks good except I wear 36 x 36.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by kmm996 View Post
Looks good except I wear 36 x 36.
that size is available also:

http://www.dragginjeans.com/ProductI...uctid=JEANS_01
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:17 AM
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Cool
I'll look into 'em.
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Jeans these and http://www.newenough.com/armor/elbow...armor_leg.html

and now in the mail alpine star s mx 5!
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Cortech's have knee protection which I think is much more important than abrasion protection. Most jeans will provide better abrasion protection than textile anyway. A friend of mine was wearing his Cortech's and high sided landing almost like a cat on his hands and knees. Luckily the pads protected his kneecaps. MX style knee protectors are cheap and fit undetected under jeans.
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What kind of jeans do you ride in?
I ride nude.
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Originally Posted by Truckinduc View Post
before my accident i wore regular jeans with carheart underneath for just putting around.

Now EVERY TIME i ride i have leather on under my jeans, but if i go for a fun ride i wear my 1 piece leathers.
I won't ride unless I'm geared up. Not even to the bank - 2 miles. When I'm going to the bank I wear a leather jacket with all the normal armor, gloves, motorcycle boots, and youth knee/shin guards under my jeans.

In the country I usually wear leather jeans with a leather jacket. The best boots that I own are the smx-r's from Alpinestars.

My riding apparel has been crash tested.
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