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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-04-2019, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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I rode for 2 seasons with these:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...rm-h2out-pants

i rode all year round through NY winters, the coldest ive been in these pants was 20f, they don't leak in rain either (got caught in heavy rains several times). The zippers are very convenient as I take them off as soon as I get to work, takes about 30 sec to do so.
Very nice! However I'm under the impression that these do not offer any padded protection. If these are worn as rain over-pants, that's fine. As riding pants, they wouldn't do for me because I have chosen quite a while ago to always wear full padded protection.

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I just shuffle slower.
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Very nice! However I'm under the impression that these do not offer any padded protection. If these are worn as rain over-pants, that's fine. As riding pants, they wouldn't do for me because I have chosen quite a while ago to always wear full padded protection.
That is correct, they come with no protection. However they have pockets to insert knee pads. Also, these are not just waterproof pants, they come with isolation that really keeps you warm in freezing temps.

I have Dainese knee protectors that I always wear, and even with these Icon pants I am able to wear the knee guards on top.
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-v-e1-n-guards
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Side zippers, while they make easy egress possible, also allow for more areas to leak water. It's basically impossible to make waterproof zippers waterproof unless you are willing to pay Klim or Rukka money for quality.
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FWIW - IF I expect rain I'll wear 'waterproof' gear AND I carry a rain-suit in my saddle-bags if I'm riding "local", or on my back in a knapsack on long trips.

I don't necessarily put the rain-suit on for a quick shower, but I WILL for rain.


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Side zippers, while they make easy egress possible, also allow for more areas to leak water. It's basically impossible to make waterproof zippers waterproof unless you are willing to pay Klim or Rukka money for quality.
There are others that are also waterproof.
Check out the side zippers on these:
I'm quite sure that I should be ok with these.

I still have a full deck.
I just shuffle slower.
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two Walmart bags!

Put bags over boots, grab wet weather pants, slide boots with Walmart bags on them through wet weather pant legs, pull pants up and on!
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two Walmart bags!

Put bags over boots, grab wet weather pants, slide boots with Walmart bags on them through wet weather pant legs, pull pants up and on!
Been there ... done that. Not any more ...
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I have Olympia riding pants. They zip all the way up on the sides, a real life saver. They are padded and have knee and hip protection (pockets with slide in armour). I will not ride with out them! They go with my Air Glide jacket which I love as well. Great advantage of Olympia products, the rain liners for both the jacket and pants fit inside the garments and OUTSIDE The garments as well, why didn't anyone else think of this? I was riding the other day, the day got colder and colder, and I put on the rain liner over my pants, and man oh man what a nice difference!
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