I normally wear textiles because I ride 365 days a year. They are not supposed to be tight, but they are not supposed to be wind breakers, either.
I've got an older pair or Motoports or something like that. I usually wear my jeans underneath so I don't have to change when I get to work. On those really cold days, I can also get a pair of sweat pants under the jeans, but I waddle.
They survived a low speed (25mph) crash about 7 years ago, and it has slight abrasion on one ass-cheek and still keeps the elements out.
There are no velcro/knee pads, so the knees do not go down in these, no matter how tempting it may be.
Textiles, good for commuting and such, but get leathers if you're going out for joy rides.
They were along the lines of $200 or so. There was an awesome pair in Sportbike magazine a few months ago. I wanted to get a pair, but they were $450.
Last edited by DaDuck748; 12-07-2004 at 12:25 PM.