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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking for Summer pants, cortex, with zippered vents for the heat and able to withstand down to 40deg. with a LD pants and a rain pant over it to block the wind (which is the way I do it).

So far, the Valparaiso2 Drystar seems like the thing.

What thinks ye?

What pants do you used, say for, hot as heck to 40deg foggy?

...and no, I don't want to spend 1500 bucks of a pair of motorcycle pants.

I was gonna stop at Duluth (Aerostich) this Summer; but I am afraid.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 04:08 PM
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My suggestion would be to have 2 different pants. One for hot summer riding and the other for cooler weather gortex pants. I bought Firstgear waterproof pants (not gortex) for cooler riding and while they are nice for the price I couldn't wear these in the summer heat. But they do have knee armor and hip padding along with a removable thermal liner to give them a little adjustability. But looking at it from a practical point of view we have more cooler/cold weather in the northeast than we do hot weather so it made sense to get that kind of gear to extend the riding season. I can't help you with summer pants advice as I dont have any or dont know what to get either.
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I don't think you would need rain pants, if you have GoreTex riding pants; that's one of the advantages of the more expensive material. It's awfully nice to be able to just keep going when the rain starts.

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I mostly wear Firstgear HT overpants from about 0 to 75 degrees.
But I also have a pair of Firstgear HT Air overpants for hot weather, I've gained weight so the Air pants don't fit to well anymore so I've been thinking about buying a larger pair. For me the Air pants would probably work fine down in the 40's .
There are plenty of other choices out there.
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Went I was riding I used armored mesh pants & jacket in the summer & Gerbrings Extreme pants & jacket for the winter months...BUT I used LD comfort under wear year round, I wet the LD's in the summer & the air blowing in the mesh area helped to keep me cool & the LD's under the Gerbrings did a good job in the winter.







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I got these but only wore them 1 time late last year but summer is coming so they will be used again.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...rglide-4-pants

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 06:19 AM
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I have found that a good pair of leather chaps are what works best for me in the hot months and a pair of Tourmaster Overpants works for the colder months, and it does get HOT and COLD here in Utah....
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Motoport mesh, If your looking for the best protection!! If your a normal size like 38x 34 you can order a pair for about 400 to 500 and if you crash they will protect you from harm!! have been tested by me and would not wear anything else, Watch video on there site and you will understand what happen's to all the other brands when you need them to protect you in a crash!! Or you could just wear jean's if protection is not High on your list, decision's, decisions.
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I wear Aerostich Darien's. Like mentioned previously rain gear is not needed with these. In the winter I wear long johns under them and in the summer my LD comfort shorts only. The knee pads help keep the legs of the pants from touching your legs which helps in the heat. Love mine.


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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 07:41 AM
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I also live near Atlanta. About 2 years ago, I purchased some Sedeci 3-season pants from Cycle Gear. They have a removable quilted liner and a second removable rain liner. It cost about 120$.
When it's hot, I'll remove all liners and go with the mesh. The only thing I don't like is that the pants don't zip all the way down (like overpants), so I have to remove my boots to remove pants.


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