I finally got myself a couple decent leather jackets - both Alpinestars GP-series (one's more relaxed fit and the other is for more 'spirited' riding - i.e. fits very snug). I'm looking for some pants that will attach to the A* zip that aren't full-out power ranger pants (I'll get a set of those too but I'd like something a bit more comfortable for day-to-day riding) - ideally some textiles with some breathability.
It seems A* has their own zipper and none of the pants I've been able to try on that fit the bill (Shift, Icon [yeah yeah...], Teknic, etc) will attach to thing. I've looked through the A* catalog and it seems all the pants that actually have zips are tight race leathers. The more relaxed ones don't specify whether they have a zipper or not.
So yeah - my questions would be:
- Are there any other brands that attach to the A* jackets?
- Does A* offer anything more 'casual' that with a zipper? (all the local shops just seem to look at the Parts Canada/Unlimited catalog and have no idea which ones zip to the jackets and which don't)
- Failing all of the above, is there good casual riding pant that anyone would suggest that I could just get a zipper installed on / get that zipper stitched in to my jacket? (And who can I trust to do this correctly?)
I want the zip option to prevent having my jacket up at my pits in the event I end up sliding ass first along the pavement.
Anyways, a bit of a doozie here but I'd like to have something a step up from jeans for booting around town but not on the same level as full leathers since I don't wanna roast in traffic and won't be dragging my knee around the corner of the Robson Starbucks