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Old 02-08-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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Anybody try Xelement pants?

Hi all! Im looking for some decent riding pants; versitile enought to be used on and off-road. Basically, I am wanting something cool enough to wear off road and sturdy enough to protect me in an on-road spill. I've been searching around for an inexpensive option and came across these:
http://xelementgear.com/p/Leather-Chaps--pants/Xelement-Advanced-Black-and-Orange-Tri-Tex-Fabric-Motorcycle-Pants-with-Level-3-Advanced-Armor/93534.html

Anybody have any expirience with the brand? Hows the armor?
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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no idea on the pants, ive got a pair of Xelement boots, they are cheap, but for what they cost they are a decent value in my opinion.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:49 PM   #3
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No experience with the pants, but I have a textile jacket. I'd say the quality is decent, you can tell it's not an expensive jacket, but it's held up fine. For the price it was definitely worth it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:55 PM   #4
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No experience with the pants, but I have a textile jacket. I'd say the quality is decent, you can tell it's not an expensive jacket, but it's held up fine. For the price it was definitely worth it.
How is the armor in the jacket? Is it foam or hard rubber/plastic?
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:33 PM   #5
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CE certified foam with a rubber like backing.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:00 AM   #6
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The XElement stuff I've seen is sub par quality wise. That is it uses cheaper materials like polyester which is much less abrasion resistant than balistic nylon or ideally Cordura. For what pants cost I would look for a good quality pair of abrasion resistant and vented textile pants. Olympia make good stuff. Have a look at Airglide or XMoto. 2000D Cordura is more abrasion resistant than leather. Scorpion are not as good as Olympia but still make decent pants at a slightly cheaper price point.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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Well I bought the pants and here's what I think:

Most of what is posted above is correct. The pants are decent, but the quality is skimpy in some places (but so is the price). The zipper for the fly splits open with any pressure. Not that big of a deal, but shouldn't happen. The other zippers work fine (so far).

The ventilation is good. There are 2 huge vents on the thighs.

There is armor in the knees and it seems of decent quality, but it moves around a lot. This is partly due to the legs of the pants being far too baggy IMO. There is velcro at the bottom of the pant legs that allow you to "open" the bottom part of the leg which makes taking my MX boots on/off very easy.

I paid $67.90 shipped for them from www.nybikegear.com There is a website where you can get them for under $40 but you have to have a $300 minimum purchase to do so. Might be useful for a group buy....

Conclusion: You get what you pay for. They are decent pants and I like them for dual sport riding. I would not wear them over my leathers if I were staying on the pavement.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:34 AM   #8
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I have a textile jacket that I like in the winter but hate in the summer. It just does not breath. My leather jacket breaths better.
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