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Wow, first time I have seen them. Interesting. I would like to hear from someone who has them also.
 

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I've thought about these but always come back to the problem of abrasion. If you wear it under jeans, you have no protection for that. If you wear riding pants with abrasion resistance it generally has the armor built in.

So, buy kevlar jeans and the under armor, buy riding pants and either have double armor or take the armor out of the pants if possible, or just buy a good pair of riding pants. I just keep coming back to the last option.

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I have a set of mountain biking pants that look exactly like this with the exception that the padding is less aggressive and there is more padding in the saddle area. they are very comfortable to wear even in hot weather as the material is stretch lycra. If the armor is as good as it looks this could be a very good option for those that want to wear just jeans.
 

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bohn

my wife and I wear BOHN,i crashed my sportbike twice and they saved my butt both times..when we arrive at a destination we take them off in a restroom. like at a casino when we know we will be there a few hours..they are pretty cool in hot weather.we put our socks over the leg's of the Bohn to keep the knee armor in place. we like them even tho it is a little bit of a pain taking them off and on when you make a long stop..we take them off because when we play poker for a few hours the butt armor gets uncomfortable.
 

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We wear them. I got a size smaller than they recomend aftert trying the size they said. I don't feel any different than I did in the larger size but the padding stays in place a little better.
Not sorry to say that I haven't tested them out for what they were intended though.
 

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RE: Bohn armor

I have both the full length pants and the top. I love them in warmer weather but doubt I would wear them when it is really cold outside unless you are wearing an Aerostich type suit.

In the summer, when it is really really hot, I find that they are more comfortable than any other type of configuration. I know that the important parts are protected and I can wear anything I wish (regular sizes) over them. There is the road rash issue to worry about though. My road scraping experiences have always stressed the areas covered by the body armor, except for a broken ankle while wearing high dollar boots. I have had mesh type jackets shredded in the key coverage areas but nowhere else. Your experience may vary.

When one is really hot it is a struggle to take the pants and shirt off so I just sit in the A/C for about a 1/2 hour and then take them off. Life is always about compromises. If I wear too little in the way of protection I risk much damage in I crash. If I wear too much, I either risk heat stroke or I won't ride at all. You pays your money and you take your chances.

If you do not wear a lot of armor all the time then this stuff is a pretty good compromise. I went with the full length pants so that I could have the knee coverage.

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I've never owned a pair, but they got relitively poor reviews from riders in the ST-1300 forum that I belonged to prior to buying my wing.
 

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Is a jock strap considered under body armour ?

JMHO :cool:


 

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"I have Bohn pants. I wear them under Kelvar bike jeans. No complaints"

Kinda like wear a belt AND suspenders. MMMmmmm.
 

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No more sweaty than anything else one wears on a hot day. They're a spandex type material.

I just hand wash them, Hang them up to dry.
 

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. . . just buy a good pair of riding pants. I just keep coming back to the last option.

Jeff
Seems to me a more intelligent, easier ON/OFF (and perhaps less expensive) solution. Maybe I'm missing something, but unless you just MUST wear jeans to ride your motorcycle -- what would be the advantage of this option, over a good pair of riding pants with armor and abrasion resistance?
 

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As you have experience of the Bohn armor, can you tell us if it makes you sweaty? Also how do you clean it?
Sorry, my post may have been misleading. I don't have the Bohn armor garment that Donski asked about, I just have Bohn jacket armor, shoulder, elbow and spine pieces that fit into existing pockets in most jackets. I was only commenting on the quality of the armor itself, not the armor/garment.

http://www.bohnarmor.com/catalog/proddetail.php?prod=KAJACKET
 
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