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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-19-2018, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Recommendation for full length side zipper rain pants?

Hi everyone!


I have just returned from an enjoyable 3-day ride.
However I have encountered rain ... and I found it cold ... because I only had my meshed summer riding gear (ATGATT).


I do have rain gear BUT ... as always ... stopped on the side of the road trying to put on rain pants is not easy when your riding boots get stuck in the pant leg. The pants have ankle to knee zippers ... that's not enough for me.


I've had enough LOL ... and am now shopping for good rain pants with full length zippers on each leg.


Any insight, recommendation, etc. would be VERY appreciated!


Thank you!
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Get all weather jacket and pants.
https://www.motorcyclehouse.com/all-...rcycle-jackets.
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I already have a very good rain jacket. I'm looking for rain pants with full length zippers.
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They are very nice but already padded. I always wear ATGATT ... therefore only need non-padded rain pants.
I'll keep your suggestion in mind.
Thank you.

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I just shuffle slower.

Note: I have no time to waste because Iím older at this moment than Iíve ever been before,
Ö and itís the youngest Iím ever going to get.
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Cool Icon PDX 2 Waterproof Bib

Unless someone points out something negative about these rain pants, I will order soon.


Icon PDX Waterproof Bib.





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i found it easier to tour with rain proof olympia riding pants. paired with a mesh jacket with a rain liner, and water proof boots, you only need to zip in the jacket liner and you're good to go.
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i found it easier to tour with rain proof olympia riding pants. paired with a mesh jacket with a rain liner, and water proof boots, you only need to zip in the jacket liner and you're good to go.
My spring & fall riding pants are waterproof but for most of the season, I wear mesh riding pants.
I then use rain pants over the mesh riding pants.
Thank you!
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My spring & fall riding pants are waterproof but for most of the season, I wear mesh riding pants.
I then use rain pants over the mesh riding pants.
Thank you!
funny, in spite of the heat down here most of the year, the olympia WP pants are as bearable as anything else. but a mesh jacket is an absolute necessity down here. my last trip i used carhartt duck double fronts, which provide less protection, but were very comfortable. however, i got into some weather, and i could hardly get into my rain pants on the side of the road ! (in the comfort of my home i had no problem getting them over my boots, but that's not the real world.) i subsequently COOKED and steamed in the rain pants for hours ! guess i'll go back to the olympias.
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funny, in spite of the heat down here most of the year, the olympia WP pants are as bearable as anything else. but a mesh jacket is an absolute necessity down here. my last trip i used carhartt duck double fronts, which provide less protection, but were very comfortable. however, i got into some weather, and i could hardly get into my rain pants on the side of the road ! (in the comfort of my home i had no problem getting them over my boots, but that's not the real world.) i subsequently COOKED and steamed in the rain pants for hours ! guess i'll go back to the olympias.
Our riding temperatures are very different LOL!
Today I was out on a 450 km ride with my spring/fall riding pants AND electric jacket liner under fall jacket ALONG with electric gloves AND balaclava under my full face helmet. It was just right: not cold nor too hot.
We gotta do what we gotta do!
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I just got the Olympia airglides 70% off from a local place having a moving sale. They seem pretty solid for waterproof and 3 season riding.
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We already have a active stuck thread related somewhat to this thread,https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ght=rain+pants Once more info comes in, I will copy to https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...r-armored.html
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Cool Icon PDX 2 Waterproof Over-pants

I have received my Icon PDX 2 Waterproof Bib rain pants today. They are exactly what I was looking for. These rain over-pants are top shelf quality (full length zipper on each leg, comfort mesh liner, nylon waterproof/breathable shell, level 3 waterproofing, etc, etc.). These are easily the best I have ever had. I'm almost anxious to try them out LOL!

The following is not a negative point but simply a personal preference.

I'm getting the suspenders and rear bib removed because, when I get caught unexpectedly in a sudden downpour, I like to slip on rain gear as quickly and as easily as possible (without needing to remove helmet, jacket, etc.). With suspenders on the rain pants, my jacket would need to be removed before putting them on. Since the pants have an elastic band around the waist, this should work just fine.

Thanks for your insight, etc. It is appreciated.

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Any update on the Icon PDX2 pants? Maybe a quick review? Thanks.

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Any update on the Icon PDX2 pants? Maybe a quick review? Thanks.
Sorry. I did not get to use them in the rain yet.

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Sorry. I did not get to use them in the rain yet.
Maybe put them on, then step into the shower...?




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Maybe put them on, then step into the shower...?




I forgot to mention that the suspenders and rear bib have been removed. These rain pants are now easily slipped over my mesh riding pants. Note: I do not need these over my heavier riding pants which I use in early spring and late fall.

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Put on your rain gear and step outside..............hook up a garden hose and turn on..........call wife outside and tug on her chain/push her buttons (you do know how to do this right?)..............see if you're still dry after the onslaught. Problems solved, you will know if they "work".
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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.
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