after doing a lot of reading (and soul searching) I have come to realize and truly believe that leathers (good leathers) are the best thing to wear when you are riding, which is why I have started saving and narrowing down my search for a pair...however...this thread is to find out people's opinions on which is the best "non-leather' pants for riding.
I was looking thorugh the ICON product catalog and they have a lot of options in textile and reinforced jeans. I already own a JOE ROCKET Meteor 5 jackat and pair of gloves and I have been very happy with their quality and fit. I have heard ALPINESTARS are great quality, but a little expensive.
So, if you have a pair of "non-leather" pants, post your comments and recommendations. I am really starting to NOT like the idea of riding in everyday jeans...