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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-09-2003, 01:58 PM
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My Joe Rocket textile pants have venting on each side. If you want, you can basically unzip a vent that goes from your hip all the way down to the ankle! They're great in the winter, and cool in the summer. Plus, they look good and zip to most jackets (although I also have two Joe Rocket jackets). They have armor and seem like they'd offer good protection in a crash. Also good quality and price. Can't beat that!
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Hey Daffe, want to borrow my heated gloves and vest for those really wicked winters out there , when it gets to 50 degrres!!!!
that's hard to resist! darn - but i think i'd be feeling like it was 100+ degrees with those on! (at least during the day time). hmm... except for the fact that a few of us SFBMHA folks (no names please) have worn electric vests!!! and some heated grips.

whoo-da thought that having an electric vest hookup still on the 9** was still the "in" thing?

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We went on a 350 mile ride today,visited North American Warhorse, wore my new Duratrack, textile armored pants. They were very comfortable, I really liked them. The temps up north were only in the 70's, but when we were headed home , it got to the 80's. They were a little hot then , but not bad.
But , I was wondering , they did get sweaty, How do you guys clean them, and how often. The tag says machine wash I assume you remove the armor first. It is the soft armor, does it get sweaty and stinky too??

Just curious, how do you clean your sweaty , stinky, leathers??

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if you want to clean the wonderful body odor from your leathers, take it to a dry-cleaner shop and ask if they can do it. i've personally not tried that before.

as far as armor goes, be sure to REMOVE the pieces first! then, you can use warm water and soap (antibacterial) to clean your armor.

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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 12:54 PM
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I just ordered a pair of kevlar lined cargo pants from Draggin' Jeans. Will let you know about fit/construction happyness when they arrive, but mention them because I couldn't go back to 'just jeans', and found these a cool sounding alternative. Plenty of abrasion resistance and -ooh- light padding too.

There's a page on their site showing 'durability tests' vs other materials. Seemed good enough for me; just can't wear solid leathers anymore in this heat! =P

Right now these guys are including some kind of soft knee armor with pants purchases. Not sure how long deal will last but thought the info might be useful. And it's just damn cool. "Wanna see my Kevlar lined pants?"


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that's great! will you be joining the SF group on 7/15? you'll have to show them off on a ride sometime

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I had a pair of Joe Rocket Ballistic pants, what a POS! they litterally fell apart at the seams by them selves in under 2 months, so much for crash protection. I would not reccommend these to anyone. Good thing they were warrantied. They offered to give my another pair, but I naturally declined. They gave me some equivilent valued gloves which I sold. I now wear dainese P103 pants that zip into my imatra jacket. Just my thoughts.

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I just recently purchased some Belstaff gear and I'm extremely pleased. I have the Mercury jacket and Pioneer pants. Both are waterproof and have removable zip-out liners.

So far I've ridden in temps up to 90 degrees in them. Yeah they are quite warm when sitting in traffic, but once moving they do flow air well enough to keep me at a decent temperature. Haven't had them out in the rain yet. I think that while these have Knox CE armor in them, I don't know how good they'll be in a slide.

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I also gave up on textile pants and wear "motorcycle jeans" - jeans reinforced with kevlar at the butt, thighs, and knees. I'll have to look which brand mine are. I have one pair I love and one "cheapo" pair that I don't like so much, so with these quality and fit matters, and you might have to pay extra for it, but the comfort is well worth it. No sweaty sticky plastic pants, and I just don't want to wear leather pants on my monster. Seems like sin 0:-)

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