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I'm looking for some armored riding pants. Anyone have them or recommend a particular brand?
 

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I'm looking for some armored riding pants. Anyone have them or recommend a particular brand?
All depends on the conditions that you'll be riding in. I have a pair or Australian Draggin' Jeans with kevlar and knee pads for regular riding in warm weather. I also have some Aerostich AD1 pants with knee armour and Goretex. Neither are as abrasion resistant as full leather pants but they satisfy my needs, are comfortable, and get me through a wide range of weather conditions.
 

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I'd like something that is breathable, but still offers armored protection. I'd like to keep my knees as protected as possible in the event of a crash.
 

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I was looking for some with knee and hip protection. All I have seen are the jeans with kevlar in the knee and hip area, no armor.:dontknow:
 

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The only armored ones that I have seen are the ones used for sport bikes and not jeans either. I don't know of a cruiser pair of jeans with armor.
We got em over here....these are what I am wearing.

The sit is only in Danish I'm afraid....but they are on offer at 1/2 price for approx $85 (52 Euro)

Made of Cordura 600 DN with PU and CE armor in the knee and hip.

Here's the link if ya wanna use a translater program :bigthumbsup:

http://x1.dk/group.asp?group=2395

 

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Depending on your body size, some of these pants may not fit properly or offer the intended amount of protection that they are designed to offer. For one, I am about 5'7" with a 31/32 inch waist and some of these pants are so long that the knee protection ends up almost on the lower part of my leg or the shin area--this even while in a seating position where pants tend to raise up. Because of this, I have actually considered investing in some knee/shin protectors but I have no idea how comfortable they would be over extended periods of time. :dontknow: You can get some of these for about $15.00 to $20.00 and wear them under a regular pair of jeans. Does anyone has any experience with these type of protectors?

http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1=&L2=&L3=&L4=&item=EVS_OPT-MR
 

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I believe mine are Joe Rocket and are black mesh with a removable waterproof liner...I love them! They are both cool and waterproof (with the liner) and are knee and hip armored...let me know and I will snap a photo...
 

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I believe mine are Joe Rocket and are black mesh with a removable waterproof liner...I love them! They are both cool and waterproof (with the liner) and are knee and hip armored...let me know and I will snap a photo...
Sounds like you have the alter ego pants. I have been looking at those since they would zip to the back of my jacket, but I am leaning towards jeans with the kevlar in em since I don't wanna look like a power ranger with all matching gear.

 

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After looking for comfortable armored pants for a while, I decided to go a different route and have so far been very pleased with the result. For armor, I slip on Knox Cross shorts and a pair of Icon Knee/shin guards. This armor should stay in the proper location better than the pads provided in some of the armored pants.

I've found the Knox Cross shorts to be extremely comfortable. In fact, I could probably wear them all day and not notice them which is surprising considering the protection they provide. The Knee/shin guards are comfortable but I don't think I'd want to wear them all day.

For pants, I went with the Icon Victory pants with the black stretch/ventilation panels. I'm happy with the comfort of these reinforced jeans as well but I wish they didn't have a button fly. And like someone else mentioned, the inseam on these are quite long so if you are a little shorter you might have someone hem them up a bit.

The nice thing is all this protective body armor slips on quickly, is comfortable, is not noticeable under the pants and allows you to choose many types of riding pants without worrying about the fit/effectiveness of included slip in armor.
 

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I was looking for some with knee and hip protection. All I have seen are the jeans with kevlar in the knee and hip area, no armor.:dontknow:
The Joe Rocket jeans come with some knee armor.
Brian.
 
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