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    Wanted: reviews of mesh riding pants

    I'm looking for mesh pants with CE armour for summer riding around the city. Something like this:

    Tried the usual local bike shops, nobody seemed to have much beyond generic 4 season ADV gear. If I can't find anything local, I'll pick up a pair online but it seems bizarre that they're so hard to find given our hot summers.

    If anyone is currently using mesh pants, what brand/model do you have and how are they holding up?
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    Have a look at RST adventure pants.

    https://www.amawarehouse.com.au/rst-...nts-14831.html
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    I have a Dainese warm weather mesh jacket, fantastic in summer. These pants are the "matching" bottom half:
    https://www.mcas.com.au/shop/item/da...black-pants-01
    I got the jacket at Helmet House, they may have the pants too.

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    The jacket mesh is quite coarse except where the armour is, although I guess the jacket would have better air flow than the pants.
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    I can't imagine mesh/textile pants being cooler than jeans in summer. Any synthetic material would see you sweating and wetter than Micheal Jackson at a High5 concert before too long.
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    I had three pairs of Dririder air ride pants. First two fell apart within weeks and exchanged under warranty. The third pair my wife restitched over the poor quality stitching as I got sick of taking them back to exchange. They lasted nearly 2 years. I usually get 3-5 years out of textiles that aren't Dririder or RST.

    I currently have Alpine star Sonoran mesh pants. They flow air really well. Definitely cooler than wearing draggin jeans though it depends on what you wear underneath. I usually wear my work strides, Bisley/king gee's type.

    Generally, as long as you avoid the cheap and nasty junk that falls apart constantly such as Dririder, RST or Dririder, get something with decent mesh area, you should be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboR1 View Post
    I can't imagine mesh/textile pants being cooler than jeans in summer.
    My draggins do not flow any air at all, they are a swampy disaster the moment it's more than ~30 degrees out

    And conecat, the only mesh pants I've seen so far were dririders, but the quality was so obviously bad that I didn't bother. I don't think they would withstand daily use, let alone a motorcycle crash.
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    Yeah fair enough, I do remember the Draggin Jeans were horrendous. Prison issue jeans with Kevlar padding did make for a moist crotch (and not in a good way) but there are so many option out there these days.

    I've got a pair of Spidi jeans which are quite good and have removable armour, sadly they are about 1 size too big for me and would do more damage to me in the event of a crash than prevent.

    As another mention above, wearing them over business attire would certainly discount most if not all jeans, not something I factored in.

    Jump on fc-Moto.de and there are many options there.
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    Overlander adventure equip in Midvale deal with Klim gear. Expensive but you wonít need to buy again for a while. They donít have much stock but can help with sizing and what youíre after.


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    I cringe at textile which usually means a Ď..loní of some sort.
    I hate picking that out of road rash. It melts and burns in.
    I had an experience, just a little one. Pleased it was only a small graze to the knee.

    As a side note.
    The first forest fire I fought the Forest Ranger got all us newbies lined up outside HQ and demanded us to show him our underwear. It surprised me, he didnít look as he was the kinda bloke to have Lads underwear fetish.
    It was nice to know he was actually concerned with our reproductive organs.
    In those days ĎScantsí were popular menís undies and predominantly were made of more nylon than anything else.
    In the heat of a fire, your denims survive quite well, but your Scants would melt and wrap around your gear like shrink wrapped meat.
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    shorts are the way for summer, then you can pick the sand & dirt out of your shins from the BGC trucks.. its like a exfoliating treatment sitting behind those things lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboR1 View Post
    Yeah fair enough, I do remember the Draggin Jeans were horrendous. Prison issue jeans with Kevlar padding did make for a moist crotch (and not in a good way) but there are so many option out there these days.
    That's surprising as I've been wearing Draggin's for years (on second pair) and I really feel the heat due to my size, while I find they are warm I've never really found them THAT bad Saying that I don't really wear them as straight dresswear I have them oversize and pull them over my trousers in winter or just my jocks in summer so there is plenty of room they aren't snug


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    I have a pair of draggin jeans for winter and a pair of Revit jeans for summer.
    The draggins are heavy with thick Kevlar to the trouser cuff, sweaty sack in summer.
    The Revit's are lighter weight with the Kevlar stopping at the knee. They have some metal thread through them that's meant to give a cooling effect but it's a load of wank, can only feel it when I want to warm up.
    For both the CE rated pads are inserts, so move them when needed.

    The draggins are in their 4th year and still going strong, back pockets are shabby. The revits look like new but are 2 years old. Both expensive but worth every cent.

    For both suppliers I got in touch by email and haggled for a deal, got quite good discounts each time (15-20% from memory). Worth asking the question.

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    I just purchased some Moto-skiveez for a bit more comfort on long rides sitting on kevlar and/or textile.
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    Would anyone consider mesh overalls?
    It would avoid the tight hot waist band of any pants stay on better during accident and allow good airflow for the boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ev View Post
    Would anyone consider mesh overalls?
    It's not something I've come across, but a few pants on the market come with fasteners for suspenders, and a really high waistline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheel_of_steell View Post
    And conecat, the only mesh pants I've seen so far were dririders, but the quality was so obviously bad that I didn't bother. I don't think they would withstand daily use, let alone a motorcycle crash.
    Buy motorcycle gear locally? I hate to bag our local stores, but they are usually all Dririder worshipping shrines. They have so much Dririder in stock, they don't have any room left for any actual motorcycle gear.
    About the only store I've seen with any significant stock of motorcycle gear is Cully's. Yes, they have the usual full range of Dririder, but the store is big enough to have room left over to stock other brands as well.

    But really, your primary supplier of motorcycle gear is the internet and a person riding a little red Honda.

    Oh and while we are talking about Don't Ride In Rain It Drenches Every Rider, Don't forget that leaks like a sieve as well as falls apart.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboR1 View Post
    As another mention above, wearing them over business attire would certainly discount most if not all jeans, not something I factored in.
    I wear them as an overpant. I picked the A star Sonoran pants because they have an side zip up the leg up past your knee's so they are easy to take off without having to take off your shoes/boots. Just go up a size or two to go over your daily pants. I can even wear them over my Draggin's, if there was actually a reason to do that.
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    I have these Vanucci pants that go over my jeans for my commuting outfit. It is not too bad in warm weather. Better than my leather suit which I usually wear for joyrides.


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    I just did the Great Ocean Road on a Royal Enfield. The Moto-skiveez definitely made a difference to the sphincter and scrotal area.
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