Hi all. I'm looking to buy a pair of armoured pants for touring and the odd bit of spirited riding.
I tend to overheat really easily, so I don't think full leather is a good idea, even with vents. I like the idea of jeans with kevlar reinforcement panels and armour inserts. I have rain pants to put on over top, so waterproofing is not an issue.
I'm in North Van. Where do you guys think is a good, relatively close, shop to go check out some cheaper pants?
One final point: it seems like a lot of people wind up with scraped knees and not much else on the legs from crashes. What are the opinions of knee pads under regular jeans? Sufficient?
I'm sure if/when I do biff it I will have more solid opinions on this matter. In the interim, thanks for the input!