4 Season Riding Pants
January 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm #3637
Hey y’all I’ve been shopping around for some riding pants. Does anyone have any experience with some good 4 season pants?January 6, 2010 at 4:32 pm #23913Gary856Participant
What temperature range?January 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm #23914AParticipant
I just layer up for the cold/wet/whatever.. it’s been sub-freezing since the new year ’round here, I rode 4 out of 6 days so far this year..January 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm #23916IBA270Participant
There are some good one’s out there, it just depends on what you want to spend. I know Firstgear has a few examples that come with liners as well as Olympia.
I ride in an Aerostich Darien jacket and pants year round, with extremes from 8 degrees up to ~120. They can be purchased with windblocker fleece liners that are good (depending on you and the bike) down to around 35 or so, and with electrics, about as low as you want.January 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm #23917eonParticipant
Your tolerance for heat/cold and the temperatures you ride in are going to have a large impact on what makes a good 4 season pant for you. I think I have a good tolerance for cold and I’ve been okay with a goretex layer over a mesh jacket with extra layers in temps in the 30’s (I’ve not been cozy but I’ve been okay). I did just buy the Cayenne Pro pants which is a winter pant and they are very comfortable on the bike but I think they will get too warm for me pretty quickly. Even with the liners removed I’m not sure how great they will be in summer temps.January 6, 2010 at 6:44 pm #23918JackTradeParticipant
Have worked well for me. They’re mesh with a zip-in quilted liner. I wear them as overpants (order 1 size up) over my jeans. They have adjustable, hard CE knee armor, pads on the hips and a zipper to attach to your (Fieldsheer that is…curse the non-existence of a universal zipper!) jacket. Also, the legs are designed to go over your boots, rather than tucked into them like racing pants. Fit is motorcyclist snug, but not overly so.
I live in the mid-Atlantic area, so I’ve used them comfortably in the summers (90s and muggy) and in the winters (30s and blustery).
Of course, as with any mesh product, you’re not at optimal abrasion protection levels, but for me, they’re a nice all-around compromise. I wear them every time I get on my bike.January 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm #23920
Right now the Temp is around 30 F, and it was 105 F during the summer. I am going to be relocated and don’t know where, but it can only get colder from Houston I’m sure. I have a high tolerance for heat but generally a low tolerance for cold.January 7, 2010 at 2:05 am #23922briderdtParticipant
Here’s what I do — I have Alpinestars Street Cargo pants that I use as overpants in anything below, say, 45-48 degrees. They have armor built in, and I’ve taken them down to 25 degrees with no trouble. Once above those temps, I use a pair of knee/shin guards under either Rigg’s Wear double-front jeans, or Rigg’s wear Ranger pants (cordura, double front). I’ve ridden those up to 109 degrees on the hottest days this past summer, and I was doing fine. And the Rigg’s wear stuff looks fine as somewhat “normal” wear. Denim Express has great prices on these.January 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm #23932
Thanks for y’alls input!January 10, 2010 at 12:26 am #23954Sean_DParticipant
I own a pair of Olympia Airglide 2 Overpants which are waterproof, windproof and have a thermolite insulated liner pant
I also have a pair of Hood Concept 6 Jeans. These are kevlar lined with Knox CE armor in the hips and knees. Very comfortable. It seems they have discontinued the Concept 6 though. Not sure why. Maybe price as it was the most expensive pair.
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