I'm in the market for a new pair of riding pants. Being gifted with the finely-sculpted body of a potato, I need to have my pants custom made. Searches have led me to Motoport products, and I have all but decided on their products. However, I am not sure which model to go with: the air mesh kevlar or the ultra II cordura.
I ride (pavement only) in the spring, summer, and fall so an insulated pant is not needed. Summer temps can get well into the 90s, however. I do ride through some wet weather now and then as well. My basic strategy is to get a fairly breathable overpant that is flexible enough to wear jeans, shorts, or u-trou underneath. For the wet, I'm planning to throw on a pair of Frogg-Toggs, so I will not be ordering the AirTex liner.
The air mesh kevlars will cost me about $450 and the ultra II corduras (1000 denier) about $300. I am well aware of the safety benefits of kevlar vs. cordura and I am weighing this in my decision.
Are there other compelling reasons to choose the air mesh kevlars over the ultra IIs? I'd be interested in the difference in comfort, breathability, convenience, etc. I know (through searches) that a number of you have the kevlars, but input on the ultra II pants would also be of benefit. Actually, any help would be greatly appreciated!!