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    mesh trousers?

    Friend of mine's husband went down on his harley, wearing denim. Pictures of the road rash are not pretty. I think he'll be fine.

    I always with a jacket. In the summer, that's a rev'it air mesh jacket. I guess you could call my 1/2 atgatt.

    Looking at getting a pair of mesh trousers, either as overpants over jeans, or I guess I could change every day at the end of the day. Wondering if something like the revit air wave are any better than wearing denim?

    What do ppl here wear on the bottom during the summer?

    Also I'm 5'10" 240, so if something comes in a short version that would be good.

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    I have Joe Rocket mesh jacket and trousers.A local rider was wearing a tatterd set,and said he'd losided at about fifty mph.He was sore but no roadrash. That convinced me,plus they're cooler than jeans.

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    like revit

    last year I bought Revit Tornado jacket and pants. because they're white...or something like it. The pants are armored where you'd expect and have vents out the kazoo...almost literally. When it's 103 nothing really helps, and in fact, you could be better off in leather with a soaked t-shirt, hair and under-drillies. But I thought the revit pants worked about as well as could be expected and still have protection in the case of a surprise get-off.
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    I'm about the same dimensions and found that FirstGear was the only one that makes mesh pants in large waist sizes but a short.

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    I have the BMW venting machine pants, but they are black. They ventilate really well, though.

    Just ordered the Rev'it airwave pants because I love the jacket. Great for Florida!

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    If you really want protection its Motoport Kevlar... including their mesh... or leather... anything else and you're just kidding yourself...

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    Well you can buy Draggin Jeans and others with Kevlar. Just make sure Kevlar is in butt, hips and knees. Some just do the knees. I have Revit Tornado pants and BMW Summer Pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr_Eugen View Post
    If you really want protection its Motoport Kevlar... including their mesh...
    +1

    Low sided once at 30 mph on a recently graded gravel road and no injury to me or the Motoport Kevlar pants or jacket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr_Eugen View Post
    If you really want protection its Motoport Kevlar... including their mesh... or leather... anything else and you're just kidding yourself...
    Which style of motoport jacket and pants do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    I'm about the same dimensions and found that FirstGear was the only one that makes mesh pants in large waist sizes but a short.
    I wear First Gear mesh jacket and pants as they are available in tall sizes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samuelh View Post
    Wondering if something like the revit air wave are any better than wearing denim?SH
    Oh, yeah! Denim provides about 0.6 seconds of protection from asphalt. The EU requires at least 1 second of abrasion resistance

    What do ppl here wear on the bottom during the summer?
    I have FirstGear mesh overpants with a removable liner that can be worn over a range of pants, short or long. I also have a pair of FirstGear mesh pants for when flexibility isn't required.
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    +1 on the FirstGear. I have the HT Air 2 pants that I've been wearing for about 6 years. Still in great shape, all zippers etc still working well. They have a rain liner that I carry but seldom use - it's a pain to put in at the side of the road in a downpour. It IS good if it's already in place in cool weather though. I had been wearing shorts/bicycle shorts under them, but switched to LD Comfort long pants a couple of summers ago. The actually help keep me cooler, and the stop the over pants from sticking to my legs in the heat.

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    Ps

    here's one Voni G reminded me of last year when I was asking similar Q's: Moisture, both perspiration and whatever t-shirt soaking you might engage in will evap much more quickly under mesh clothing. If you're OTR for any extended period, stay hydrated.
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    Cool

    Above 30 mph, washed cotton (denim jeans) 'vaporizes' in about 4-6 seconds of road surface contact, due to friction. Watched it happen during a training event. Not pretty.

    Go with Cordura riding pants or at least, Slider 4.0 riding jeans (Kevlar reinforced!).

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    Love my mesh pants but for my kind of riding the mesh jacket flows too much air and could dehydrate me on a long ride.

    On our four month wander, my First Gear mesh pants do the trick. In cold I have four layers:

    LD Comfort tights
    a quilted liner
    the mesh pants
    and rain pants over the top.

    When it's really hot, LD Comforts and the mesh pants alone do the trick. I've been amazed at how well those pants work to cool me!

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