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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Leather pants for riding and for the evening

Hello,

I'd like to hear your recommendations on leather pants that are both protective and stylish enough to go out with.

After 6 months of riding, I gathered that most of my riding happens at night and I often meander from one location to the next, often ending the evening at bars or clubs with friends. It's been getting cold (yes, even in SoCal) and jeans with knee pads on top aren't doing the trick anymore.

I'm not sure if such a product actually exists, but I'm looking for something that
1. will reasonably protect a rider down to about 40F,
2. are form-fitting without being too bulky,
3. don't have large pucks, logos, or non-dark highlights, and
4. has zippered vents to adjust to varying temperatures.

I've been wearing stuff that looks more like cruiser gear so stuff that is too sporty won't work.

Yeah, I know, I'm probably sounding quite vain, but the guys all know the reactions we get when the ladies find out you're a biker. A point I'm going for is to quietly say I ride without screaming it. I would most likely wear a button-up shirt (non-tucked) along with these pants and cruiser boots.

Thanks for all your advice.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 07:51 PM
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Don't have a recommendation for pants like that, however..

You could always get a pair of good leather pants to ride with, then, before you end up at a place for the night, stop nearby, change into jeans, call it a night. Bring a tailbag or tankbag to hold the extra pants.

Not for nothing, I don't think any leather pants are fashionable in situations other than riding. You'd probably look silly no matter how good the pants may look. But that's just my opinion.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 08:03 PM
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i think youre better off buying a pair of textile pants.

stylish and leather pants? i hope youre a female to be asking that... what bars are you going too...

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LOL. True that. I guess I'm just tired of being cold, being out late at night all the time.
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hahahaha, cold.

thats funny. its been a solid 30 and below the past week at night where I am. windchill around low 20's.

nothing but pants with long tube socks and rs taichi knee armor. just squeeze your legs in more and let your fairings do the work if being cold while riding is the issue or compression/longjohns will work

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Been around 40 here when I leave for work in the morning, fun stuff.

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Bit late of a bump, but I have a pair of Icon Automag overpants that I throw on over my jeans, and just take them off if needed.


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Hello,

I'd like to hear your recommendations on leather pants that are both protective and stylish enough to go out with.

After 6 months of riding, I gathered that most of my riding happens at night and I often meander from one location to the next, often ending the evening at bars or clubs with friends. It's been getting cold (yes, even in SoCal) and jeans with knee pads on top aren't doing the trick anymore.

I'm not sure if such a product actually exists, but I'm looking for something that
1. will reasonably protect a rider down to about 40F,
2. are form-fitting without being too bulky,
3. don't have large pucks, logos, or non-dark highlights, and
4. has zippered vents to adjust to varying temperatures.

I've been wearing stuff that looks more like cruiser gear so stuff that is too sporty won't work.

Yeah, I know, I'm probably sounding quite vain, but the guys all know the reactions we get when the ladies find out you're a biker. A point I'm going for is to quietly say I ride without screaming it. I would most likely wear a button-up shirt (non-tucked) along with these pants and cruiser boots.

Thanks for all your advice.
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Just wear a layer of under armor under your jeans, get some heated grips ($20 on amazon.com), you are good to go.

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