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I am one one of the newbees to BMW and the reasons for some of the gear.

 

Specificaly, the pants. Is it just a safty issue, or is comfort improved too.

 

Thanks Dave-

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just started wearing tourmaster cortech over pants, super, fantastic, comfortable, no wind, rain repelant, cool. plus I like the alot.

 

tony

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I bought a pair of leather pants 2 inches too big for me and had zippers put along the outside of each leg from the knee to the bottom. I wear these pants over my normal clothing. The total cost for the pants and zippers installed was only about $100.00. So far they work great until it gets up in the upper 80's. Then they are warm--not hot, just warm.

 

I'm searching for a pair of mesh pants to go with my mesh warm weather jacket for those really hot days.

 

Terry cool.gif

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just started wearing tourmaster cortech over pants

Ditto that. Road home in a dwonpour the other day. Stayed nice and dry.

PS. Terry, I also use their Air pants for the warm stuff.

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I find that my "boys" get increasingly uncomfortable in jeans. Proper riding pants, in my case Dainese, and I'm comfortable all day.

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I am one one of the newbees to BMW and the reasons for some of the gear.

 

For me it is primarily a safety choice. Very few things will protect you in a high speed slide like a decent set of textile/armoured pants.

 

However, there is something to be said for the convenience of all-weather comfort on a long tour. Since we ride 2 up, space is at a premium so we try and get buy with maximum versatility in everything we carry.

 

Under my pants I wear cycling shorts for improved comfort on long hot days or a pair of long underwear in cooler weather.

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It's a personal choice. Some riding pants have a bit of padding in the seat so comfort might be enhanced. Apart from that, it's a safety issue. Like seat belts, it's all about how much margin of safety you want.

 

I have three different riding pants

- Draggin' jeans with full Kevlar panels in the knees and seat (summer, around town)

- Mesh pants with armour in the knees and hips (summer, more than around town)

- Ballistic pants with armour in the knees and hips (cool/cold weather)

 

Some day, and that day is coming sooner than later, a one-piece Roadcrafter will replace several two-piece set ups for me. Some day.

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