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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-23-2016, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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No not the sweat shirt guys, these guys:

Armored protection under your jeans.

Bought a pair of their spandex pants and they are awesome. The armor actually feels like it would stay in place in the event of an accident. That's not really a big deal for me as I only wreck when I'm not wearing any. Anyway, it's not only a great concept, but really practical, comfortable, and affordable. Well done Bohn!
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Cool looking products.

I wear Draggin' Jeans or armored overpants. I always wear an armored jacket. Depending on the mission, the Bohn stuff could be just the right solution.

Like the Bohn guy says, as we get older we start to think a lot more about protection. I now wear much better gloves than before, and real riding boots with decent protection. In the old days I thought I was being careful with a a decent helmet, a stylish thin leather jacket, and gloves if it was cold.

Yesterday a guy paired up with me for a few miles. He was wearing shorts, a t-shirt, no helmet, flimsy canvas sneakers with no socks, no gloves, no hearing protection. He did have on sunglasses, so that beats out another biker I saw last week who wasn't even wearing eye protection!
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I bought a pair of their pants some years back and am evidently too bony for them as the knee pads rotate to where they are of no value, even on bikes w/o rear sets. I'll make somebody a good deal on a size small Bohn under pants if anybody's interested.

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I bought a pair of their pants some years back and am evidently too bony for them as the knee pads rotate to where they are of no value, even on bikes w/o rear sets. I'll make somebody a good deal on a size small Bohn under pants if anybody's interested.
I must have thick knees. They hug my knees like they were custom made for them. Most armored pants never have the padding in the right place for me and since it's loose, even if I put it there, in an accident it would fall out of place anyway.
What size are they? I might take them off your hands for my wife.
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Cool looking products.

I wear Draggin' Jeans
Me too, they just released hydro waterproof pants and jacket that zip together.
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In my opinion the under armor is a decent product. Have had a pair for several years now and have had no trouble with them at all. Armor stays in place (though I haven't crashed in them - yet). Did remove the tail bone armor however as it was uncomfortable. Anyway I already broke my tail bone once and it wasn't on a motorcycle. Note to self: camping can be painful.

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Great post and important. For the poor-man's version, you can go to a sporting goods store, and get baseball sliding pants (hip and butt) and then get volleyball pads for the knees. Probably not as slide-worthy as plastic pads, but will give you decent protection for $50. You just gotta remember to put them on very ride, though most will fit under semi-baggy pants/jeans.
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Sorry for taking so long to get back - they are a size small. For what it's worth, my knees are pretty bony & probably too small for me. I doubt they were worn 45 minutes. Let me know if you're still interested.

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I must have thick knees. They hug my knees like they were custom made for them. Most armored pants never have the padding in the right place for me and since it's loose, even if I put it there, in an accident it would fall out of place anyway.
What size are they? I might take them off your hands for my wife.

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Did remove the tail bone armor however as it was uncomfortable.
I took mine out too. I think that's a little overkill.
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Great post and important. For the poor-man's version, you can go to a sporting goods store, and get baseball sliding pants (hip and butt) and then get volleyball pads for the knees. Probably not as slide-worthy as plastic pads, but will give you decent protection for $50. You just gotta remember to put them on very ride, though most will fit under semi-baggy pants/jeans.
When I first wore them out for my wife, she got a good laugh. They look like Spandex pants. She thought I lost my gord and was out to become the first 220 lb ballerina.
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