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    Default Anyone make armored chaps?

    I want to be as safe as possible, and there are a lot of armored riding clothes available, such as Bohn. Many of my rides are short, spur of the moment flights from reality.
    In my mind an easy way to have quick access to gear up for a ride would be a pair of armored, kevlar lined chaps. Armor similar to the Bohn armored riding pants, but built into the chaps.
    I have pretty good GoogleFu, but I have not found any source or any custom shops making armored chaps.
    Anyone out there know of any?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Zone tailed make denim chaps with kevlar. Mine are at least 10 years old and wear them alot.

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    Why not try kevlar-lined jeans? Fewer layers of material on hot days.

    Diamond Gusset has a great pair of jeans. Link.
    Why, yes, I have a yellow Spyder. Why do you ask?

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    They make overpants just for instances like you are asking about. Chaps might look cool but really don't offer any protection to the body.

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    I agree with Fat Baxter: my Diamond Gusset Kevlar-lined jeans are "wear all-day long" comfortable; yet provide the protections of Kevlar in the important places.

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    I'll have to take a look at those

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    Protect the legs and arse but let the boys take a beating? LOL

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    Might be better off with regular chaps and some Icon field armor under it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lstayner View Post
    They make overpants just for instances like you are asking about. Chaps might look cool but really don't offer any protection to the body.
    I agree with this. Doing a little research on accident statistics will reveal chaps don't offer nearly the protection that full cover riding pants will. Your opening statement said, "I want to be as safe as possible." The best way to do that is wear the best gear possible. Cordura and Kevlar gear with strategic padding/armor will offer far better protection than chaps if you want to be true to that statement.

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    Have you considered the advantages of riding in a pants and consequences free environment? If not I strongly urge you to do so; it's very liberating.

    Besides it'll give the rest of us something to talk about for a couple of weeks..........................after your arrest.

    Yes. I'm a BAD person!

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    Would that be Spyder porn?
    It looks like overpants would be the way to go.
    In your opinions who makes the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNF3 View Post
    Would that be Spyder porn?
    It looks like overpants would be the way to go.
    In your opinions who makes the best?
    If it's within your budget; Motoports are custom made to fit you. Their Kevlar/Cordura blend is probably the most protective material available. Other than that, most of the companies using Cordura and/or Kevlar offer quality items. I've been very satisfied with my Tour-Master gear. They now offer pants in three leg lengths while a lot of other companies stick with the one size fits all BS. Check at Motorcyclegear.com in Shallowwater, TX. I bought a pair of Tour-Master mesh pants there in the shortest length. They came with both a rain liner and quilted liner that can be used together or separately for versatility. That pair is now 12 years old and holding up pretty well considering I ride year round.

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    Never had a come off I guess, assless chaps are not going to help! But seems to be the norm with a lot of Spyder riders to go with minimal protection.

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    Guilty! I ride with just regular jeans; unless it's below 45F then I'll wear long johns underneath. From having test driven this combo in my younger days they are NOT very abrasion resistant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNF3 View Post
    I want to be as safe as possible. Many of my rides are short, spur of the moment flights from reality. In my mind an easy way to have quick access to gear up for a ride would be a pair of armored, kevlar lined chaps.
    Why? Do you plan on sliding down the road with your bike? Not going to happen on a Spyder. That's why many of us switched from 2-wheelers to Spyders in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    Why? Do you plan on sliding down the road with your bike? Not going to happen on a Spyder. That's why many of us switched from 2-wheelers to Spyders in the first place.
    You're not gonna do a low-sider on a Spyder - that's for sure. A *major* wreck on a spyder and it's over the top...

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