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Old 02-21-2014, 04:45 AM   #106
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If the knee pads float, of what value are they in a crash ... floating all over? I am disappointed in my Overland pants for that reason... although the back pad also moves around just a bit in the jacket as well ... and it does get sticky when stopped or at slow speeds. Overall, I still give the Overland combo a thumbs up.

I agree with that. I really tried to like my Overland pants. But the amount of float built into the knees was just crazy.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:48 AM   #107
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I agree with that. I really tried to like my Overland pants. But the amount of float built into the knees was just crazy.
I have a pair of tourmaster overpants, and I think they have a great system for the kneepads. Knee pad pocket is ~4" longer than pads, and has multiple, full-width Velcro strips along the to and bottom. You undo all Velcro, slide pad to where it needs to be, then lock down top and bottom. The pad then has minimal movement possible. Pocket width is also just wide enough so pad doesn't move from side to side. I'd like to see something like this on some higher quality pants.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:12 AM   #108
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While the Tour Master "float" may be less than the Overland, they still move. I went down one time with my Tour Master pants, and never felt anything other than contact with my hip. When I got home and was taking my gear off, I noticed a ground down area on my knee pad (attached to my knee-not the pocket pad). I grabbed the pants and found the silver dollar sized hole in them. The hole ended up being off to the side of the pants, not where the armor would have been, so the pants twisted on impact. Funny thing was I never knew my knee had even touched, and those are cheap knee pads.

I think it's difficult to make pants that have enough room for you to wear a motocross boot under it, and have them be tight enough to hold built in pads on your knee,, and still give you mobility.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:19 AM   #109
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:54 AM   #110
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I think it's difficult to make pants that have enough room for you to wear a motocross boot under it, and have them be tight enough to hold built in pads on your knee,, and still give you mobility.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:09 AM   #111
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Has anyone tried putting different knee armor in the Overland pants? Are the pockets too big for the D3O? Would something like BMW NP fit better?

I tried on both the Badlands and Overland pants yesterday. 32 seemed right, I had to tighten the side tabs on both a little.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:49 PM   #112
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Broke the little chord that tightens the collar from the back. It's a pretty chintzy little thing. Be gentle with it...

Otherwise, the jacket has done well.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:44 AM   #113
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For those with the Overland pants who wear them as overpants...can you put them on and take them off with your boots on, or are your soles catching really bad? Trying to find out if these are boot friendly or not, can't find any reviews about this particular question.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:09 AM   #114
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I wear Sidi Adventure Rains and there is no possibility of fitting them through the Overlands. A feature I sorely miss.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:36 AM   #115
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For those with the Overland pants who wear them as overpants...can you put them on and take them off with your boots on, or are your soles catching really bad? Trying to find out if these are boot friendly or not, can't find any reviews about this particular question.
That depends entirely on the boot and the size of it. Donning your boots before your pants typically results in decreased pant life. In my case I wouldn't even try it with my Sidi Canyons.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:53 AM   #116
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For those with the Overland pants who wear them as overpants...can you put them on and take them off with your boots on, or are your soles catching really bad? Trying to find out if these are boot friendly or not, can't find any reviews about this particular question.
I wear SG-12's, and no, you're not going to slide them through. I've happily traded full sided zippers for pants that don't leak, don't have 2 very long zippers that snag, and easily fit with my boots. Though I find that I only rarely wear them as overpants. Most of the time I'm on the bike, I'm wearing them as pants.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:12 AM   #117
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I wear SG-12's, and no, you're not going to slide them through. I've happily traded full sided zippers for pants that don't leak, don't have 2 very long zippers that snag, and easily fit with my boots. Though I find that I only rarely wear them as overpants. Most of the time I'm on the bike, I'm wearing them as pants.
Thanks for the feedback. I travel for weeks at a time, so would use them for overpants since they are a little pricey, and only get to a washer once or twice a week at the most when out camping going across the country.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:01 PM   #118
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I purchased an Overland to go with my 2014 BMW 1200GSA and if the temperature is over 25 degrees C no matter how many vents are open it is too hot.

As for the fit, the knees don`t float on me; they are too tight. Extremely uncomfortable. I wish I could have tried one on before purchasing.

I will be replacing it very soon.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:33 PM   #119
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I wear SG-12's, and no, you're not going to slide them through. I've happily traded full sided zippers for pants that don't leak, don't have 2 very long zippers that snag, and easily fit with my boots. Though I find that I only rarely wear them as overpants. Most of the time I'm on the bike, I'm wearing them as pants.
Agreed. Full length zippers are asking to leak. I knew full well I would be donning and doffing (been waiting months to use that expression) my boots each time. Totally worth it.
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:39 AM   #120
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I purchased an Overland to go with my 2014 BMW 1200GSA and if the temperature is over 25 degrees C no matter how many vents are open it is too hot.

As for the fit, the knees don`t float on me; they are too tight. Extremely uncomfortable. I wish I could have tried one on before purchasing.

I will be replacing it very soon.
I just got a size Large Overland suit...I'm 5'11" and typically wear a size 42R or 44R suit and it fits a bit on the large side. The sleeve length and neck diameter is spot on though....the suit is just baggy....made for layers. But I intend to wear this as a Fall-Winter-Early Spring suit, so with layers it will be perfect. I find the suit to be super comfortable and it stays amazingly cool for me (I, too, have a 14 GSAw) in temps around 80 degrees (granted humidity has been fairly low). I also wear a HitAir airbag vest and the vents are still effective even with that on. I typically haven't ridden with pants that have vents, so I find these to be very breezy particularly when standing. The pants for me are a bit baggy without layers underneath. My only "concern" is the armor...the D30 is nice in terms of material, but it does not have the wide coverage that my BMW Summer suit has. For the money, I think its a great Gore-Tex suit.
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