OK, so I've had the leather motorcycle jacket and gloves all along. But the leather pants I was wearing were jeans-style and not really made for riding. Plus the loose bottoms flapped in the wind, bugging the hell out of me.
So last week I saw a pair of JR Blasters on eBay in my size and kept an eye on them all week. Then I swooped in with 45 seconds remaining and placed the winning bid of $140. They look like new. The guy selling said he'd only worn them about 5 times; looks like he was on the level there.
Anyway, I got them Wednesday and wore them around the house for a bit (storming, couldn't ride) to break 'em in and get a feel for the fit. Really different from my other leathers: form fitting, thicker, and with padding in various places. And with the legs precurved, they feel weird standing or walking.
So, I wear them out on a ride Thursday and now I know why people say they feel like a Power Ranger. Never felt that way in the other pants. But the Blasters are more comfortable to ride in and cooler because they breath through the stretch panels. And they don't bunch up behind the knees! That drove me crazy before.
Now I just have to get a different pair of boots. The (originally) brown Timberlands I've been wearing looked OK with the other pants because they were mostly covered. With the Blasters they are fully visible and look kinda dorky since everything else is black.
PS: If this really should have been posted to the Gear page, I know the mods will move it. I couldn't decide. But I'm sure my question on what kind of boots to get goes there so I won't ask it here.