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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Overpants for commuting, warm weather?

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.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 04:23 AM
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Check these out and see if they are closer to what you're looking for:

Fieldsheer Titanium Air 2
Fieldsheer Four Seasons Mesh
Icon Arc Mesh
Teknic Supervent Mesh

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Check these out and see if they are closer to what you're looking for:

Fieldsheer Titanium Air 2
Fieldsheer Four Seasons Mesh
Icon Arc Mesh
Teknic Supervent Mesh
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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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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I have a pair of the Icon Arc mesh overpants. A great buy in my opinion. Reasonable price, reasonable protection and can be worn on the hottest days.

I am an Icon fan, with all my gear being Icon with exception of the Scorpion lid. I try not to be bias in my opinions though.
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commuting

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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