Wear anything you like - No matter what your medical bill will be or your insurance cost will add to anyone it will never equal the cost whats happening at the south boarder - SO ride on!
There is nothing going on down there. The border is secure. Harry Reid said so.Wear anything you like - No matter what your medical bill will be or your insurance cost will add to anyone it will never equal the cost whats happening at the south boarder - SO ride on!
I resemble that remark. I had to bail off to miss rear ending an idiot who pulled out in front of me. Nary a mark on my jeans. Lots of skin lost on both knees.If you do have an unplanned accident, any impact protection you can get helps.
Riding pants have impact protection, jeans do not. Also with jeans as thin as they are you can rip off skin even under them.
+2 on motoport. What Cal-D stated also. I have the ultra mesh II and the marathon for summer along with over pants. I won't say you feel like you're in air conditioning, but it's airflow through the Kevlar is evident, so keep moving. In the winter I have the heavier motoport jacket. They do custom make to fit your specific sizes. I was very very fortunate. I saw mine which are used but basically in perfect condition all 3 jackets and 2 over pants from ADvriders site. They're excellent quality, many pockets and even come with waterproof and for the winter, wind proof jackets/ pants. I'm very happy with them. It takes a 2-3 rides to get used to it, but I'm not going to use anything else. I ride year round, although much less in summer here.
Here is one I found: http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-jeans/cortech-dsx-jeans/Didn't read all 3 pages to see.....
Myself the wife and I wear over pants the majority of the time. I have both Mesh and non mesh over pants as well.
Anyways to the point. There was an article in one of them bike mags about 4-5 years ago. They were comparing Kevlar jeans. Also had some Carhartt Double front work jeans. Most regular jean are 7oz or 8oz denim. The carhartt's are 15oz denim. And have double fronts. Turns out from the tests they were just as abrasion resistant as the 7oz Kevlar jeans at 1/2 the cost or more. Paid $35 for the ones the wife and I have. Then I took the CE approved knee armor from an old pair of riding pants, cut the seam at the top of the double front and slipped them down inside. Then the wife sewed in a pocket in the hips for hip armor. - Overall better than regular jeans, have CE hip and knee armor, fairly warm on the cool mornings with the thicker material, yet not overly hot on the really hot days. Warmer than regular jeans but cooler than my regular overpants Generally for daily commute I wear overpants, and when I know I am not getting on/off a lot I wear overpants. But sometimes I like the convenience of jeans and not having to dress up/down, but still get to have armor with decent abrasion resistance, and didn't spend much.
I have the TM Venture Air Pant too. I just wear over BVDs. Very comfy and cool. No binding in the crotch area. Very "forgiving" waistband adjustments.I have a pair of Draggin Jeans.....they have Kevlar in the knees, hips and seat area. A bit warm in the summer time......I also have a pair of Tourmaster Venture Air Overpants.
They (the Tourmasters) have armor in the the knees and hips, as well as removable rain and thermal liners. If I am wearing regular jeans or shorts, I put the Overpants on.......I have yet to wear the overpants on top of my Draggin Jeans. They would fit, and undoubtedly offer even greater protection that either item would alone....but it would get pretty warm in the waist/hip butt area.
More often than not, I wear the Tourmaster over a pair of jeans......that way, not only do I have some sort of crash protection on, but as said, they also have the rain liner.