A request from a tall guy
January 23, 2010 at 1:31 am #3663
Hey folks. I have a dilemma. I can’t find leg protection that works for me.
The smallest inseam I wear day-to-day is 35″. Every single motorcycle-specific pant I’ve tried has left me looking like a clown since none of them are longer than 34″ inseam. To make matters worse, the minute you bend your knee (riding position), they climb even higher, usually exposing as much as my upper calf.
Then I switched to just wearing jeans and putting motorcycle armor underneath. Abrasion protection is no good in the unarmored areas, and worse, every pair of jeans I’ve worn gets torn up in the knees from getting stretched hard over rough knee armor. I’ve gone through three good pairs at this point.
So, if anybody’s out looking at motorcycle gear and they happen to see something that is made in length LONGER than 34, by god, please let me know! I’ll be forever grateful!January 23, 2010 at 7:23 am #24155eonParticipant
I know the RevIT pants come in long sizes. Not sure if they will be long enough for you unless you expand your waistline, but at least you can go try them on at the BMW shop.
Have you considered the Bohn Body Armor? That might work for you.
http://www.bohnarmor.com/catalog/sizeguide.php#SizePantsJanuary 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm #24159IBA270Participant
Not cheap, but the way to go when you can’t wear off the rack:
Best all around, all weather, easy in/out everday suit ever invented.January 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm #24160BouncingRadicalParticipant
You can see the Rev’it! size charts at http://www.revzilla.com. They have a bunch of other brands there too with size charts, including how to measure where etc etcJanuary 24, 2010 at 9:25 am #24167
Great suggestions guys! Feel free to keep ’em comingJanuary 25, 2010 at 4:17 am #24189CBBaronParticipant
I thought I had it rough with a 34″ inseam. Atleast most tall pants fit me.
Newenough.com has a search option for tall sizes that pulls up a few 35″ inseam “tall” pants. Perhaps one of these with some tall boots will cover?
CraigJanuary 25, 2010 at 6:25 am #24191
If you are interested in a kevlar (para-aramid) lined jean with Knox CE armor at the hips and knees. I ordered a pair for myself (Concept 6 which appears to be discontinued) and really like them a lot. Choose the size and color and then type in whatever waist and inseam size you want them finished to and they make them to order. Much better protective coverage of the para-aramid than Draggin Jeans, better implementation of the knee armor as well by putting it inside a pocket. Very comfortable and the size is perfect.January 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm #24209
This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks a lot. I’ll give these guys a shot in the next few weeks and let you guys know how it turns out!January 25, 2010 at 11:13 pm #24214
… I really love the Concept 6. I don’t know why they cancelled it, though it was their most expensive model. Maybe they found everyone was ordering the K7 instead as a result? I should email them and ask.
I like them much better than my Draggin Jeans in both fit and finish. I don’t like the way Draggin Jeans just velcro the armor in with no pockets. Hood has armor inserts at the bottom of the pocket. http://www.hoodjeans.co.uk/html/original_range.html
My big feet keep catching in the armor in the Draggin Jeans. The Hood Para-Aramid lining areas extend further than the Draggin Jeans as well. I haven’t crash tested either pair, so I can’t say which would hold up best if the worst were to happen.
The Hoods are well made and are one of the most comfortable pairs of jeans I own, even with the armor in. Particularly after it molds its shape a little.
If you do go that route let me know which pair you order and how you like them. I want to order another pair and would like the feedback on one of the other models. I have been going back and forth between the black K7 and the H2 since sometimes I need something a little dressier than just the jean.January 26, 2010 at 9:46 am #24226
I’ll let you know as soon as it all gets done, but just to warn you, it will probably be at least a month before I’ve gotten that far.January 26, 2010 at 11:35 am #24228
It may be that long before I get around to ordering that additional pair anyway.
I contacted Hood about the Concept 6 and received this reply:
“We have been working with our Aramid suppliers over the last year to design a range of jeans that will be available wholesale to the shops and the Concept Six jean has gone into this range so we have been unable to offer it from Hood. We do however still have some men’s and ladies sizes still left under the Hood label.
If you would like to order them please call us on 01953 861166.”
So, it sounds like whomever is supplying the Aramid will be selling their own branded jeans (manufactured by Hood) in the near future if I am reading into that correctly.January 31, 2010 at 4:06 pm #24312owlieParticipant
Definitely let us know how it works out.
It looks like they have women’s sizes that might fit me. I tried finding some overpants last year, but unless I want chaps (bleh), I’m stuck at the moment.February 2, 2010 at 4:22 am #24350
… because she liked my Hood jeans much better than her Draggin’ Jean’s. I found out the the Concept 6, which is the one I had purchased, is still available in some sizes even though they don’t offer it on the site.
The Concept 6 uses a military grade knitted para-aramid fiber, which is actually really soft and breathable. So very comfortable for extended wear.
Alternately, Hood Jeans, under their Kyrano-uk – Para-aramid name makes a set of para-aramid long johns for neck to ankle protection under whatever pants you like to wear. They have the option for inserting CE approved armor in the hips and knees of these long johns.
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