I commute to work nearly every day, but live in Chattanooga, TN where it gets pretty humid and hot. I wear dress pants to work, and for cooler days (less than 60 degrees), I wear my Tourmaster Caliber overpants. They are kind of warm though (nice for the morning), and kind of bulky.. http://www.newenough.com/protective_...overpants.html
I am looking for some mesh overpants that have some armor, something somewhat thin, that will not bake me, yet offer better protection than just my dress pants that I have been wearing in warmer temps.
As the voice of dis-sing poor customer service, I would steer you away from Fieldsheer. Do a search with my username and Fieldsheer for details.
As for commuting, I do it every Spring/Summer/Fall, have to dress in ties (minimum) and ride to work in perf'd leathers. I use a tail bag to bring the clothes I change into using a handicapped stall so I'm safe, cool, and professional. Something you might consider
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my current commute takes me 66 miles one way, I wear tourmaster overpants right now because it's bit cold at 4:30am up in the highlands where I live. It will soon be getting very hot (4 degrees hotter than hell) in the central valley of California where I commute to; so I'll be looking for mesh overpants to wear over my shorts, there looks to be a very large selection of mesh jackets and pants now; it wasn't so just a few years ago.
the z1000 sucks as a commuter bike.
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