Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

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Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby Greenbelt Jen » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:35 pm

Now that work is only 15 miles from the house, I've started riding more often. I've got a new helmet, riding gloves, and an armored jacket....what I need are suggestions for protecting my legs. Is there anything out there folks could recommend?

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Re: Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby Susan » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:49 pm

RevIt RevIt RevIt.

It took me eons to find decent armored overpants that fit in terms of length and having the armor hit in the right places. I love mine. Andria has the same pair, she might chime in and tell you what she thinks. I can't remember what they're called, but they kind of have everything - decent reflective bits on the legs, mostly water resistant, and I wear them over shorts in the summer and over whatever trousers/jeans I'm wearing when it's colder.

If I recall, they come in a range of both sizes and lengths. But it's been a while since I bought them so I'm a little rusty.

They were totally the pants I had been searching for.

Other options I looked at were from Olympia (all ladies versions were too long, not to mention too heavy-wintery) and Dianese (gorgeous, expensive, and cut very small. The armor and length worked....and had I been about 15 pounds slimmer I would have been able to breathe)
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Re: Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby Zeets » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:28 pm

I have some Joe Rocket mesh ones. Fit me well, have the armor in the proper place. Zip up and down which is nice if you need to get into your pants pockets.

I wish I would have bought vented pants that were rain proof, but, oh well. I need another set for spring, fall, winter and rainy. I'm considering a set of revits as well.

The Joe Rockets were only about $120.
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Re: Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby Susan » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:27 pm

I never found any Joe Rockets in women's sizes. Anything with armor is difficult to fit if it's a men's size.

Before the first Corsa I went out to Coleman to find decent riding pants. I think they had like two pair, neither of them remotely what I had been looking for. I ended up with men's Kevlar jeans in 30-30 (the smallest size they had, and they were still swimming on me in all directions except across the hips, which were too tight of course)

I had been very very skeptical of anything that is supposedly unisex, since that usually means men's stuff that sometimes comes in small sizes. The RevIts I got though, by darn it, they fit.

Jen, check out the Gear Chic blog- Joanne who writes it sold me my pants and she knows women's motorcycling gear like nobody else.
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Re: Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby Susan » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:33 pm

Sorry, apparenty I can't shut up tonight.

I forgot that Gear Chic wrote up the ordeal of finding me pants that fit. I'm "example":

http://gearchic.com/2009/06/22/riding-b ... makeovers/

If you send her an email with your size and what you're looking for, she can probably make a good recommendation.
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Re: Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby SaltyDog » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:13 pm

Draggin' Jeans are available in women's sizes.

http://www.dragginjeans.com/

Or you might look into the Defender Motorcycle pants from Diamond Gusset Jeans

http://www.gussetclothing.com/womdiamgusje.html

Though if you are looking for overpants, I can't help you.

I do own the Men's Defender pants, and swear by them, though luckily (knock on wood) I've yet to have to put them to the test.
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Re: Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby Zeets » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:31 pm

My Joe Rocket stuff fits well and is durable and comfortable. I bought a RevIt jacket at Modern Classics and I've been really happy with it. It's dry, comfy and warm. It also doesn't look ridiculous and oddly fits me, which is hard to find. If my Bro and I do TAT next summer, I'll be looking to RevIt for my gear.
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Re: Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby Greenbelt Jen » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:59 am

Thanks for all the info! Very much appreciated. Looks like I've got some weekend research to do....

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Re: Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby SaltyDog » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:32 pm

Forgot to mention--Draggin Jeans also makes denim jackets with kevlar panels, and you can fit Knox armor to them.
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Re: Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby Serendipity » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:58 pm

I have a great pair of Joe Rocket women's pants, that *did* fit well. They allow for some booty and are not too expensive. However, the revit stuff I've seen is way better. WARNING: if you don't want to pay for Revit, don't try it on. This is how I ended up with 2 pairs of rev it gloves.
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Re: Looking for Riding Pants Recommendations

Postby seema » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:50 pm

Man, half the Revit pants cost more than my scooters...


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