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Motorcycle pants

I went shopping yesterday for some pants so I can continue to ride this winter. I love cold weather but WOW this damp chill cuts right through jeans.

I tried on some FirstGear HT pants and have looked at the Tourmaster over pant. Anyone own these or have suggestions for a good pant that will help cut the cold wind?

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I ordered Cabelas dry plus thin sulfate pants-- $99 if ordered online. Waiting impatiently for delivery.


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Take a look at Frogg Toggs, bought a pair at ****'s sporting goods for $25 and they seem to be pretty wind and rain proof.
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I have a TourMaster jacket and First gear pants. I bought them this way as they fit best. They are my go to in the cold and rain. I have ridden for two days in downpours wearing these and been totally dry. I say this because staying warm means staying dry first.

The jacket and the pants both have an insulated liner which I use below 50 F. Both brands provide excellent warmth when buttoned up. Below 40 F I use the Gerbings heated jacket liner and have Gerbing heated gloves as well. I have not used the gloves since installed heated grips AND National Cycle Mirror mounted handguards. These guard do a great job of keeping the wind off your hands.

Likewise I use soft Hwy bar chaps. It is amazing how much wind and rain they keep off my feet and legs. The brand I have is Desert Dawgs, but I hear mostly good things about all the soft Hwy bar chaps available.

Short answer. I'd buy the Textile Jacket and Pants that fit best. Try them on, sit on a bike and make sure they work for the way you move around. If the brands for the jacket and pants don't match, don't worry about it. I have never zipped my pants to the jacket and I have never been in a situation where I wanted to do that. No cold air or rain comes in because my jacket is long enough and the pants fit right.

The lowest I have ridden is mid 20s F. You need heated gear for you hands and torso and maybe your feet. Battery heated socks are okay. I also have Gerbings heated boot soles but I have yet to need them..close but I did not yet. I am glad they are in the saddlebag though. I used to use Batteries heated hunting socks, they worked well when used with the Hwy Bar chaps.


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try some fleece long johns under your jeans...you would be surprised how well it works and very inexpensive.

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Buy the fleece lined jeans. They keep you really warm.


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Scorpion XDR invasion. You might find a deal being they are now old stock.
Be sure to order the next size larger.
I run 35 minutes @ 80 mph @ 38F and feel fine. Over 75F and I must remove the inside liner.


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I had (have) a pair of fulmer and their only problem was (is) if it is above 55 or so, you get too hot.
Last winter I was surfing cabelas and they had a pair of Arctix pants (classic I believe) in clearance, really cheap, and I bought them for fishing.

Love them for the bike.
They are a very light pant plus do a great job keeping you warm, plus when it warms up I don;t sweat to death.

The other day I went for a ride, it was maybe low 60's when I left. I had on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt - I put the artcix pants over them and put on my synergy heated jacket with a ventilated coat.

After the sun went down, it quickly dropped to a cold mid 40's....(cold wind).

Now remember, all I have on is my shorts and the arctix pants........never got the 1st bit chilly. If I was on a longer ride, would have obviously been better with a pair of pants under them, but I did not get cold.....and I hate getting cold.

I am pretty sure these are what I have....and only $20.00. Comments say bad stitching - my pants were perfect. I wear them ALOT and they have held up well.
Arctix Insulated Ski Pants, Men's Bibs & Pants, Men's Outerwear, Men's Casual Clothing, Clothing : Cabela's

and again, only $20.00......the fulmers cost me around $80 or so and I never wear them anymore

also, I keep beating this drum......bite the bullet and spend the $211.00 for a synergy heated jacket liner.......you will wonder how you ever rode without it. I shied away for years, thinking it a luxury. Now that i have one, it is every bit as important as my backrest. It literally changes the way you ride as you do not have to layer (I often wear just a t-shirt - no matter how cold) and it is soooooo convenient . We are in the mountains....warm on the bottom, cold at the top.....no big deal and no sweating at the bottom. Starts getting chilly or cold, reach down and turn a knob.
I have now ridden in it when it was 43 degrees out, with the arctix pants) and I could go on a 1,000 mile road trip with ease.
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[QUOTE=summergirl;1989182]Buy the fleece lined jeans. They keep you really warm.


Totally agree. I bought a pair for $25 at Farm and Fleet. Throw on a set of leatherup.com's $89 leather over pants and all set.
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