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Old 07-14-2013, 02:35 PM   #646
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I need something more waterproof for commuting than mesh, I am tired of messing with rain gear. I don't get much if any airflow through my current mesh pants anyways.
Check out the FirstGear HT Overpants. They'd be great for wearing over jeans or khakis for a commuter pant if you don't care about ventilation..
http://www.firstgear-usa.com/ht_overpants.html

I usually wear the HT Air pant when on the bike, but they're not waterproof w/o the liners. Other than that, they're good down to the high 40's w/o the liners.
http://www.firstgear-usa.com/air_overpants.html
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:14 AM   #647
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Me too. Although I switch to Motoport kevlar mesh pants for the summer. Perfect combo.
I'm going to be riding in South America for 6 months, and I'm afraid my AD1 pants will not be waterproof enough or robust enough for the trip. Otherwise the Badlands Pro jacket and AD 1s are perfect!
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:39 AM   #648
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I'm going to be riding in South America for 6 months, and I'm afraid my AD1 pants will not be waterproof enough or robust enough for the trip. Otherwise the Badlands Pro jacket and AD 1s are perfect!
I've been wearing the same AD1 pants for five years now. Almost daily commuting. Multiple road trips. They have one seam that's fraying and that's it. I would not question how robust they are. I can't really speak to the waterproofness, but they've never leaked in the limited rain I've ridden in.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:07 PM   #649
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I've been wearing the same AD1 pants for five years now. Almost daily commuting. Multiple road trips. They have one seam that's fraying and that's it. I would not question how robust they are. I can't really speak to the waterproofness, but they've never leaked in the limited rain I've ridden in.

Probably my concern would be waterproofness, more so than the weight or durability. Usually just sitting on a wet moto seat causes dampness through the bottom of the pants....

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:44 PM   #650
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I agree with the comments of several others. After wearing the Badlands Pro on a number of hot / humid days (109 degrees) I opted to revert to my Trailguard (it has more venting) to see if I would find much of a difference. I didn't. I'm very happy with the Badlands Pro.


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Old 07-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #651
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I agree with the comments of several others. After wearing the Badlands Pro on a number of hot / humid days (109 degrees) I opted to revert to my Trailguard (it has more venting) to see if I would find much of a difference. I didn't. I'm very happy with the Badlands Pro.


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After about four hours at 112f, I had to finally give up on the jacket...

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:05 PM   #652
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After about four hours at 112f, I had to finally give up on the jacket...

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Was it any better without it? At 112 it is like trying to cool off standing in front of a hairdryer on high...
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:04 AM   #653
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Was it any better without it? At 112 it is like trying to cool off standing in front of a hairdryer on high...
I find my Badlands cools better when I'm running E-10..........

Actually in low humidity/ high temps it beats the Motoport mesh Kevlar. After riding in the upper Midwest last week while it was pretty muggy I'm not so sure the mesh isn't a little better under those conditions.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:35 AM   #654
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Humidity and heat=a bad combination. I've worn the Badlands in excessive heat, but little humidity. I can't wait for THAT experience!
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #655
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Humidity and heat=a bad combination. I've worn the Badlands in excessive heat, but little humidity. I can't wait for THAT experience!
Yep yesterday here was wonderful, the thermometer on my bike showed 101 degrees at one point... humidity was about 80%..... I was a [SARCASM]little damp[/SARCASM] when I got home
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I find my Badlands cools better when I'm running E-10..........

Actually in low humidity/ high temps it beats the Motoport mesh Kevlar. After riding in the upper Midwest last week while it was pretty muggy I'm not so sure the mesh isn't a little better under those conditions.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #657
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Without veering too far off the topic, I don't know how you guys ride in such humidity...Personally, I dread it!
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:27 AM   #658
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Without veering too far off the topic, I don't know how you guys ride in such humidity...Personally, I dread it!
When you get used to it, it's not that bad. Having lived in South Florida for most of my life, I've come to prefer the humidity over dry heat.

I've also found that by wearing a base layer that wicks and drys fast you stay cooler. I've worn my Aerostich Darien on 100+ days with over 90% humidity and stayed comfortable. Now this is with all the vents open and while moving. If I'm going to be in stop and go traffic I'll add a cool vest.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:36 PM   #659
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When you get used to it, it's not that bad. Having lived in South Florida for most of my life, I've come to prefer the humidity over dry heat.

I've also found that by wearing a base layer that wicks and drys fast you stay cooler. I've worn my Aerostich Darien on 100+ days with over 90% humidity and stayed comfortable. Now this is with all the vents open and while moving. If I'm going to be in stop and go traffic I'll add a cool vest.
I need to purchase a decent technical base layer, both long sleeve top and bottoms. Don't really have one yet!

It will def. make the KLIM gear more comfy!

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #660
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Check out Taichi gear. Moto Liberty in Dallas sells it (online too). I've been very happy with it. Make sure you get a bigger size as it is sized for a Japanese body.


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