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Old 11-10-2018, 12:28 PM   #1
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Riding jeans: not for fat guys

A few years ago I was able to buy a couple pair of AVG cargo pants for $90, which is a fair amount of money, in my world. I have (ahem) outgrown them, and I cannot find this brand now. I found an odd pair here and there but they are usually size 28 or 34.

I searched far and wide for something that would do the trick, I am finding the following issues:
  • Not cargo pants - I really want the extra pockets, they carry a phone well. I cannot see the standard type jeans providing the utility of cargo pants. Also, I want to be ready in case the '80s return.
  • Not my size - 40 or 42 waist, depending on the fit. A lot of stuff runs smaller than the stated size. I have found decent candidates but size 38 is as high as most go. Am I going to have to actually diet for this??
  • Not a good value. I cannot see spending more than $200 for a pair of pants unless the fabric is unicorn hide. I have a 401K to feed. I'm not going to p$$ away hundred of dollars for pants.
  • Not actually kevlar-lined. I tried the Bull-it SR6, lord those things are heavy and bulky, like wearing a Depends and three pair pf pants. And $170.

Alas, I am thinking about buying a couple yards of heavy duty fabric and kevlar material and making my own. Won't be pretty.
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:52 PM   #2
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Re: Riding jeans: not for fat guys

Take a look at Klim Outrider Pants: http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...der_pants.html
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:17 PM   #4
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Re: Riding jeans: not for fat guys

Found these, they may do the trick
https://www.511tactical.com/stryke-motor-pants.html



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FEATURES DETAILS
6.76 oz. Flex-Tac® ripstop fabric
Self- adjusting tunnel waistband
Riding gusset
Articulated knees
DuPont Kevlar® reinforcements at the seat, hips, and knees
Low- profile cargo pockets accessible while seated
Adjustable elastic stirrups
Tough, comfortable riding pants for mounted police
Reinforced for protection against road rash and injury
Extra pockets sized and placed for mounted use
Teflon® finish
Imported
Lol, figgers cops' pants go up to size 48 Yay for doughnuts
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:52 PM   #5
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Re: Riding jeans: not for fat guys

Hey! I used to take offense to that ! *


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Old 11-11-2018, 06:41 AM   #6
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Check out Duluth Trading (Firehouse pants), or Carhart.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:31 AM   #7
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Check out Duluth Trading (Firehouse pants), or Carhart.
Thx, I went through the Duluth catalog, I'll check out Carhart too.

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Hey! I used to take offense to that ! *

I'll let you know how they work out, I went ahead and ordered a pair. As gear -oriented as law enforcement officers are, I expect these to be top notch for MC riding.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:08 PM   #8
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Re: Riding jeans: not for fat guys

Check out these on eBay:
Tru-Spec 24/7 Series Poly/Cotton Rip-Stop Xpedition Pants W/FREE Knife

This one dealer has them for $59.00 everyone else is $95.00. This is what I was wearing at RTB IX. I had them over Thor knee guards and Forma Terra Evo boots and they were tight but fit over the boots. I love them, I bought several different colors.
I normally wear size 34/32 but the 32/32 fit me best. They have an expandable waist.

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Old 11-12-2018, 03:00 PM   #9
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Re: Riding jeans: not for fat guys

Dickie’s is coming out with some affordable motorcycle clothing very soon
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