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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Any body else on here tried these?I just ordered a pair,it is almost Oct.and I am wanting to head to the Smokies and Maggie Valley in a couple of weeks.
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I will be curious to hear what you think. I always wondered if pants like these worn over jeans would be to binding or constricting.

Now my dumb question - what do these provide? I am guessing warmth, protection. Rain resistance?



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I will be curious to hear what you think. I always wondered if pants like these worn over jeans would be to binding or constricting.

Now my dumb question - what do these provide? I am guessing warmth, protection. Rain resistance?
I'm hoping for all the above,and if no one else chimes in I'll report back




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I'd go for a set of textile overpants. Ones with armor, an insulated lining, and that are in fact waterproof. (leather sucks when wet)

I have a pair of Tourmaster Venture pants that do all the above, that only cost about 15 bucks more. They also have reflective tape, and waterproof pockets.

They have leg zippers so you can put them on not only over your jeans, but your boots. I only got caught in the rain once, but when I stopped to get some food... I pulled them off and my jeans were dry.
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...overpants.html

They also work well in cold. My leathers...not so much.

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cool that these are waterproof. do they get to hot/sticky when wearing them? Especially if over jeans?



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I have a pair of mesh pants (Fieldsheer Titanium Mesh) that works fine when air temps are 72 and up. The Tourmaster pants I wear for anything cooler.

I've worn the Tourmaster pants to work over my thin cotton work pants in the morning where the temps were mid 40s and stayed warm.... But have not worn them in any weather above 72 to see if they got hot. I have worn them over jeans in temps as low as 34-36, and have yet to use the insulated liner that came with them.

I would say wearing them over jeans in 80-90 degree weather would likely be "sticky" , hell, just jeans by them self are hot in those temps....and leather would be even hotter.

You just have to dress for the weather, I have worn the Venture pants in the morning when it's cold going to work (a 47 mile ride , all highway at 5:30 am) and worn the mesh pants home when the afternoon hits the 80's... (That's what saddlebags are for.. )

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I'd go for a set of textile overpants. Ones with armor, an insulated lining, and that are in fact waterproof. (leather sucks when wet)

I have a pair of Tourmaster Venture pants that do all the above, that only cost about 15 bucks more. They also have reflective tape, and waterproof pockets.

They have leg zippers so you can put them on not only over your jeans, but your boots. I only got caught in the rain once, but when I stopped to get some food... I pulled them off and my jeans were dry.
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...overpants.html

They also work well in cold. My leathers...not so much.
I don't intend to wear them unless it is pretty cold over flannel lined jeans,which are warm down into the low sixties,I have a motorcycle specific Nextsport rain suit for wet weather, really would like to have a pair of the textile over pants,but they don't come in my size,or at least I haven't found them yet.

One of my riding buddies has a pair of Teknic bib overpants that he loves,gore tex lining ,insulated and armored,but again not available in my size.




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man - I have a lot to learn and gather....

I just know it's a learning process - and probably the hard way. I'm sure I will be caught in rain and not have the right clothes. Or cold.

I live in the Dallas area and I've already dealt with the heat


It amazes me how much all of this adds up to (I've only had the bike since early august)

I heard someone else talking about motorcycle rain suits. I need to look that up.



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I've worn mine from about 20 up to about 110 and, while there might be more comfortable choices between 80 and 100, I am reasonably pleased with them throughout that range and haven't run into any real issues due to temperature, aside from some weird looks and occasionally comments when it's in or near the triple digits.

Getting leather wet isn't a great idea and while my pants have responded better than my jacket to getting caught in an occasional deluge, I'd recommend some proper rain gear over it if you're planning on using it in that environment more than incidentally.
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I've worn mine from about 20 up to about 110 and, while there might be more comfortable choices between 80 and 100, I am reasonably pleased with them throughout that range and haven't run into any real issues due to temperature, aside from some weird looks and occasionally comments when it's in or near the triple digits.

Getting leather wet isn't a great idea and while my pants have responded better than my jacket to getting caught in an occasional deluge, I'd recommend some proper rain gear over it if you're planning on using it in that environment more than incidentally.
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