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post #1 of 8 Old 08-28-2019, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Warm riding gear

Hey there, it’s currently 55 out and that usually doesn’t bother me but when I ride in the morning to work oh man is it cold.. I’m an interior exterior house painter, the painters pants you can pick up from painting stores are incredibly thin and make me freeze. As for arms neck upper body and hands I’m fine there. (2 jackets + gauntlets and a neck warmer). What can I do about pants besides using long underwear as half the time I don’t have a place to take it off before I start work. Thank you
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-28-2019, 09:24 AM
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I wear padded overpants when it's cold. They just slip on and off over regular pants. Look for some that have knee/hip armor.

Here are some examples:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tourmaster-...cAAOSwudFdNJje

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-...03a7d4bdd7be7e

Shopgoodwill.com also has some used and occasionally new, winter pants.

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Listing...uyerPrefs=true


Be sure to ask the seller about sizing and whether they are pants or overpants. Overpants are usually sized to accommodate the pants they will go over, i.e., size 36 fits over size 36 regular pants. Regular pants need to be ordered in a size or two larger in order to work as overpants.

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Wow, that second one looks quite the deal. I went with these overpants and these boots.

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Holy crap leebrown. Those are some expensive pieces of equipment 😮 must be well worth the price what’s the lowest temp you’ve ridden when wearing those?
And thank you both for the links. I’ll have to get something soon otherwise my riding will be cut short.
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Those pants are mesh with an insulated lining that is removeable. The mesh is nice for summer wear, and the lining make them more versatile, but the lining won't be as thick as that in pants with sewn in insulation. They tend to be less expensive, and from what you indicated you need, more appropriate.

I'm very cold natured and have ridden in sub-freezing temperatures in mine, but after about 45 minutes I still get cold.

Until you get some insulated overpants, riding in rain pants that cut the wind will help some.

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Look around at the stores, I have 2 pairs of fleece lined painter's pants and 2 pairs of fleece lined cargo pants for cool weather riding.
I also wear chaps for colder weather, it's amazing how much difference that makes.

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I've not had much cold nor wet weather here yet, probably a foggy 65F yesterday was the coldest, which was fine going 55mph. My neck was uncomfortably cold when exposed.



The lining is supposed to be windproof/waterproof, so I'm expecting to switch from poly-blend work trousers to lined jeans when it gets colder/wetter.


I chose that combo 'cos I want to go touring next year and don't want to switch up riding gear depending on the weather, if possible.

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Holy crap leebrown. Those are some expensive pieces of equipment 😮 must be well worth the price whatís the lowest temp youíve ridden when wearing those?
And thank you both for the links. Iíll have to get something soon otherwise my riding will be cut short.

Those over pants are really not that expensive, as far as motorcycle specific gear gets. Its about an average price for off the shelf stuff. Aerostich, Motorport, those will set you back several hundred bucks for each piece. Spent over $1000 on my Aerostich suit. And the lowest temp I've ridden in my suit has been 15F.


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