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Anyone got any recommendations on under jeans protection? Looking at Alpinestars Bionic Free Ride Shorts for $89.00 @sbtg

I don't got money for full leathers so I was thinking of these with a set of knee protectors should suffice for street riding. I got a Astar leather jacket and boots but I feel my legs and butt are unprotected.





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Looks like the icon field armor Stryker shorts is just what I'm looking for.


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I am using the O'neal undershorts for MX under my jeans. Cheaper than padding my saddle or buying an aftermarket seat. $35. I use Icon over pants sometimes, depends on my jeans.
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Over your jeans? Doesn't it look silly?


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Over your jeans? Doesn't it look silly?
Why would they look silly, they just look like another pair of pants - I think you've got them confused with something else. I'd say go with a pair of overpants with built-in protection on jeans - that'll give you 2 layers of abrasion (not nearly as good as leather, but better than just jeans). Overpants will be much easier to remove when you get to your any destination and you'll feel more comfortable than wearing armor underneath.

Here's what they look like in case you're not sure - just looks like a normal pair of pants, slightly larger than normal in width perhaps:



I have the A*s bionic shorts, which I sometimes wear with this combination of overpants on jeans, but the best solution is leather when you can get it.

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Nvm I thought u used the under amour over your pants.


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You could wear it over tight pants and still under overpants (between 2 layers, in other words), but I would never wear it outside or an impact will likely move it, making it ineffective. That kind of armor is set into a Lycra material an,d made to hug your skin. You'll want it to stay in position. It's probably going to shift a bit anyway, but I'd say you'd be risking having it torn off in a slide if you wore it on the outside. In the end, it doesn't cost that much more for decent leather, which you could probably pick up for a decent price in the off season.

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You could wear it over tight pants and still under overpants (between 2 layers, in other words), but I would never wear it outside or an impact will likely move it, making it ineffective. That kind of armor is set into a Lycra material an,d made to hug your skin. You'll want it to stay in position. It's probably going to shift a bit anyway, but I'd say you'd be risking having it torn off in a slide if you wore it on the outside. In the end, it doesn't cost that much more for decent leather, which you could probably pick up for a decent price in the off season.
Not only will it become ineffective but youd look like a damn fool


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Got the icon skyker shorts today. Good quality and seems to have decent hip protection. At $75 this is a must for street riders with out lower protection. Got a set of knee guards also. Should be ok with jeans.

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I've heard great things about the Bhon body armor to be worn under jeans. Just make sure that the jeans are loose enough to accommodate them. In a perfect world, you'd have kevlar jeans over these with a zipper to mate them to your jacket. They have options for a lycra material as well as a mesh setup for warmer days.

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I wear the Icon field armor leg protectors under my jeans every time I ride. I have crash tested them and they work great!


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Got the icon skyker shorts today. Good quality and seems to have decent hip protection. At $75 this is a must for street riders with out lower protection. Got a set of knee guards also. Should be ok with jeans.

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This is my present lower body setup (along with boots of course). I do not always wear the Icon vest or elbow guards but the shorts and knee guards are always on; every ride.
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This is my present lower body setup (along with boots of course). I do not always wear the Icon vest or elbow guards but the shorts and knee guards are always on; every ride.
Ive been thinking about getting the knee guards but havent pulled the trigger because I worry about not being able to comfortably hug the tank. How comfy are they? Do they alter your riding experience any?
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I feel them a little bit when I hug the tank. Then again, I ride a "standard/UJM" bike so how I hug the tank and how often is probably a lot different from a lot of the members on this site.



What I need to do with mine is put a towel/cloth over the back of my calf and then do the straps up over them. If I don't do this then the straps bug me. With the towel under the straps I am comfy, the knee guards vent air, and I feel like I have protection there.

There are a fair variety of these out there. Perhaps the Dainese ones would be a little less "hockey" like?

My boots are more cruiser style so there is a bit of a gap between where the end of the knee guards and and where the boots start. I tried on some A* last week and the boots ended right where the knee guards started. Continuous protection. :)

From where the knee guards end the armoured shorts start with the abrasion resistent aramid fibre and then the foam plus D3O hip padding. A nice set of comfortable gear under whatever pants you are wearing.
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If you wear normal fit jeans, you can wear the Forcefield stuff.

A lot of US retailers don't carry it, but sometimes when I browse the Euro websites. They have jeans with external armor zips, so it's more comfortable and a little more secure.

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I've been thinking about the Forcefield Limb Tubes for a while now - it'd be nice to wear regular clothes and still have a modicum of protection.
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with a set of knee protectors should suffice for street riding.
I wear the RSTaichi StealthCE knee-guards, I love them. Definitely recommend.


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JR Phoenix 3.0 mesh overpants. Great in the heat and easy on and off.

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I wear the RSTaichi StealthCE knee-guards, I love them. Definitely recommend.
Those look like a great value, but they seem to only attach at the bottom so I was worried about them sliding down my calf. Any problems with that?
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Those look like a great value, but they seem to only attach at the bottom so I was worried about them sliding down my calf. Any problems with that?
While true they only secure/Velcro strap at the bottom while riding I'd never had an issue with them sliding down. They stay well-put even under heavy jeans. I've walked around in them at meets/etc. with zero issue as well.

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