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Anyone wear leather pants in summer? If so, what kind? Are they perforated?

I wear my custom washable leather touring pants from Z Custom Leathers in the COLD, but I usually stick to my Hood (Kevlar Reinforced) denim jeans from the UK in the HOT summer weather. http://www.hoodjeans.co.uk/html/original.html
 

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Leather all summer. Either older two piece and very heavy First-Gear... pants not perforated, are very thick, and they do get warm; or one piece Teknic that is fully perfed... legs are fine when moving.

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I have an older pair of Vanson perforated pants that I used when I went cross-country on the bike. They gave good ventilation while moving but not as good as the Vanson perforated jacket.

Since I've been in Hawaii, leather pants are definitely out of the norm and a bit too hot. I took your recommendation and bought a pair of the Hood jeans. I love these jeans [thumbsup] The kevlar lining, although warm, never really got too hot.
 

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Formerly known as hawaiibiker said:
I have an older pair of Vanson perforated pants that I used when I went cross-country on the bike. They gave good ventilation while moving but not as good as the Vanson perforated jacket.

Since I've been in Hawaii, leather pants are definitely out of the norm and a bit too hot. I took your recommendation and bought a pair of the Hood jeans. I love these jeans [thumbsup] The kevlar lining, although warm, never really got too hot.
Yeah, I'm surprised at how good they are in the summertime. I thought it would get gross & sticky, but I hardly even notice it when I'm off the bike. I had a tailor remove the kevlar & put it in one of my Levis Skinner jeans. Got thrown off my bike once. Although I skidded a bit my jeans surprisingly came out ok. It didn't even go through the denim, but it did grind down the metal rivet of my jeans. Well, glad you like the jeans!
 

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I live in AZ and deal with summer temps over 100 regularly. I ride wearing a Frank Thomas Strike 2-piece perforated suit all year long. In the summer, it's best to be moving and in the winter I put my liner back in and hope for weather at least in the 60's.

In the end, I would rather be in leather when I crash.
 

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I have perf'd Vanson tactical pants that I wear if I'm just going to ride and not stop anywhere for long or for the track. For commuting I picked up some Vanson highway 101's that zip over my jeans. I may get a second pair in perf for the really hot days.
 

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I wear Dainese P105 (or something like that) leather pants every time. Perf'd behind the knees and that's it. Not bad, if moving and ambient is under about 85-F. I've been in them at temps in the 90's; while riding it's not too bad, stopping it's an instant sauna.
 

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Yeah, I was stuck in traffic when it was around 65 degrees and the leather was killing me from the heat of the bike. My bike ended up overheating a bit because I was stuck in traffic for so long. I felt dehydrated afterwards.
 

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You bet. Dainese P105s if at all possible (microperf behind the knees, solid otherwise) or Fieldsheer full perf when it's even hotter.

Generally the choice is based on what jacket I want to wear. The lower body is a lot more tolerant of cold and heat. I choose the pants that zip the the jacket that I feel is appropriate.
 
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I wear a full Spidi two piece suit on "ballz out" riding days and Bohn Armor pants underneath my jeans on mellow rides.
 

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I think I'm going to have to get Z Custom Leathers to make me a peforated pair.
 
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