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Offline furboll929

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armor for underneath the gear
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:51:04 am »
Iím thinking of changing up my riding pants for the next season. Right now Iím wearing Drayko jeans and they are great. I love the feeling of protection I have with them on. My issue is that since I bought them I lost quite a bit of weight so now they are bulky. I want to go with a different (slimmer) pair of jeans, and maybe wear some type Nomex armor for the legs underneath them.

Anyone ever come across anything like that ?



Offline DelawarePete

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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 11:08:06 am »
Nope, never came across losing weight and have pants be too loose.  LOL. 
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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 11:35:19 am »
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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 02:42:01 pm »
I havent considered armor under the pants, but i did demo a pair of Speed and Strength rust and redemption jeans.  They have knee armor that is removable, and i found them to be really comfortable.e

http://www.ssgear.com/usa_english/rust-and-redemptiontm.html
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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 08:44:52 pm »
I used to have some Nomex gear, but it was for fire fighting. You afraid your legs are gonna fry next to that motor. Lol.

I have a pair of Sliders pants from Competition Accessories. They have a lot of Kevlar in the critical areas and pockets for knee armor. Cost less than $100.
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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 08:48:32 pm »
I used to have some Nomex gear, but it was for fire fighting. You afraid your legs are gonna fry next to that motor. Lol.

I have a pair of Sliders pants from Competition Accessories. They have a lot of Kevlar in the critical areas and pockets for knee armor. Cost less than $100.

Ha ha. I just checked them out and the don't have them in my waist size. Didn't lose that much weight yet.

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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 08:49:05 pm »
I havent considered armor under the pants, but i did demo a pair of Speed and Strength rust and redemption jeans.  They have knee armor that is removable, and i found them to be really comfortable.e

http://www.ssgear.com/usa_english/rust-and-redemptiontm.html

This look good. Not to bulky in the leg area either.

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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 09:49:53 am »
I just wear regular thick jeans [Wranglers from Walmart] with these knee protectors underneath: Forcefield Grid Knee Protectors. I've considered armored shorts to wear under the jeans as well, but I haven't come across anything that looks like it'd be both protective and comfortable yet, so my lower-body protection is just on the knees and feet.

I have to wear slacks to work, but because they aren't pleated and all my clothes are a deliberately loose fit, I can actually wear these knee protectors under them all day if I want to and no one's the wiser. I prefer not to just because my skin gets tired of it after 8+hrs of wearing them nonstop [and it's probably not great for blood flow], but it's not a huge nuisance to do so if I don't want to have to go to the bathroom to put them back on.
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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 10:07:13 am »
I just wear regular thick jeans [Wranglers from Walmart] with these knee protectors underneath: Forcefield Grid Knee Protectors. I've considered armored shorts to wear under the jeans as well, but I haven't come across anything that looks like it'd be both protective and comfortable yet, so my lower-body protection is just on the knees and feet.

I have to wear slacks to work, but because they aren't pleated and all my clothes are a deliberately loose fit, I can actually wear these knee protectors under them all day if I want to and no one's the wiser. I prefer not to just because my skin gets tired of it after 8+hrs of wearing them nonstop [and it's probably not great for blood flow], but it's not a huge nuisance to do so if I don't want to have to go to the bathroom to put them back on.

I'm actually going to check out the Rust and Redemption jeans that DelawarePete mentioned. The have the knee protection in them and they are removable. And they look like they won't be as bulky on my legs. Plus they are going for the same price I paid for my current pair. I'm going to make a trip to Revzilla when I go home to Philly in a few days. Hopefully they have a pair in-store for me to look at, or something comparable.

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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 11:42:38 am »
You may want to check out Bohn body armor. It is basically spandex leggings with CE rated armor inserts at the knees/shins, hips, thighs and tail bone.  I wear it under some heavy weight jeans and it is pretty much invisible. They have a couple of different weights for summer vs. cold weather riding.
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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2021, 06:52:28 pm »
Yes, I was thinking in similar lines if I started riding an electric bike in a daily basis.

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Re: armor for underneath the gear
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2021, 11:14:34 pm »
In cool or cold weather I wear HWK brand jacket and pants made of cordura nylon and lightweight armor.  I think jacket and pants are about $60 each and fairly comfortable. 

In warmer weather I wear next to nothing - a light pair of ordinary pants, a t-shirt, and some lightweight booties on my feet, and generally no helmet.