I'ma hit this up and bring it back, hoping someone has done some shopping recently. I too am looking for some riding pants. I have cold weather insulated/wet weather pants, but its not what I need now.
I'm in Arkansas, its 90 in the beginning of June, it'll be 100+, with 80% humidity, and it won't get nicer until October, nor will we even have any rain until then. I Need MESH. White mesh. Its like no one makes one season, hot as balls, summer mesh overpants/chaps. In w-h-i-t-e. The damnation of bikers is everything is always black, black textile or black leather. In the south... where its hot...
So, who makes; white, mesh, overpants/chaps that zip up the legs, I can wear over shorts so I can ride to work and have my shorts on all day, and easily don these pants when I'm ready to get back on the bike. With NO insulation, NO wet weather proof liners, NO 3 season bs, just straight up hot miserable riding pants to offer me key protection points so I don't have to either wear regular pants/jeans over my shorts. Any takers?
I've seen a few pair, they have some of the features, like PinkFloyd said the Airglide 3s, which are close, but still too much crap (and the Airglide 4's are out btw
) The JoeRocket isn't what I'm talking about either. And Tourmaster (Tracker Air Pant
) has one pair that's for warm weather, but its just a dark silver/grey color. They do begin to zip at the knees, and actually turn into shorts if you want.
I did find a pair from Icon (Anthem 2 Mesh
) that's close, hits all the blocks BUT full length zippers. And I might go with them, as being the closest to what I want. Also, I can do $120, and that's one major thing. Who wants to spend $400 on pants? If you keep it simple and one season, just mesh and some pads it can be cheap. And the biggest deal for me is WHITE. I mean, I guess all these companies no one has ever been in the heat, and don't understand heat, and sun, and black material... Which is why I have full white summer gear, white helmet, jacket, gloves. Not to mention its easier to see.
I think that was a bit of a rant as well, or just me whining
Anyways, anyone find cool stuff? So far, all I've found close, are those Icon pants. They'd be perfect if they only had full length zippers. But as far as being picky, I'd just have to settle on them.
Or, maybe I need to begin my own summer only riding gear company