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post #1 of 12 Old 03-25-2016, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Riding pants

What about these?
Fly Butane 3 Pants - RevZilla

They fit well and are long enough in the tall size and they are at the high end of my budget. Just wandering if the will be ok for some light off road. If you know of something better for about the same price let me know.


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post #2 of 12 Old 03-25-2016, 09:28 PM
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One never really knows about gear quality (it's in the eye of the wearer) until you actually hold it in your hand. personally I have bought stuff that was highly rated but when I it came it was a piece of crap and visa versa. I've dealt with Revzilla before and returns/exchanges are never a problem. If it's in your budget and seems better than other things you have looked at "mash the button" if it's not what you expect it to be return it.
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post #3 of 12 Old 03-26-2016, 04:12 AM
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Not sure about the pants I was on the fence for awhile on a jacket and finally pulled the trigger on a Fly Terra Trek Four and I am impressed with the quality of this jacket and features but also this is my first real riding jacket so no previous experience!
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-26-2016, 06:09 AM
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To me riding gear is really no different than everyday wear. In the winter you don't wear a tank top outside but rather a long sleeve shirt with a hoodie or jacket. In summer then the tank top and shorts. What I'm trying to get at is you really need to build your mc wardrobe. Gearing up is expensive and I have purchased seasonal gear over time. Mesh type for hot riding, and full on waterproof/warm for cooler riding. I have fieldsheer riding pants and joe rocket mesh pants.

The fly pants seem to be a good buy and the reviews are good. For me the kicker with pants is is it button or clasp. I have found that while standing up and sitting down the button style always comes undone, the clasp does not. Another key is will is zip down from the top or only from the bottom up. It seems that these will zip down from the top? It is nice when stopped and hot to zip from the top down a bit to get some cool air in. They have adjustable three way knee pads so that is good. Not all pants have hip foam but these do. Waterproof is OK but I have found that some pants have a waterproof barrier, like these do, but the outer shell is not. The problem with this is if in a downpour the material soaks up water and becomes very heavy. One way to prevent this is to hose them down with camp dry every season.

I really like the mesh pants for dual sport riding. You tend to get hot while riding two or single track. The protection will still be there and waterproof is kinda there but having air flow is mighty nice! Along with my gear I also have forma high boots. Awesome adventure boot. Lite and fully waterproof.

Hope that helps a bit.

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post #5 of 12 Old 03-26-2016, 06:34 AM
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Those Fly pant details are very similar to my Sedici Arturo Mesh pant that I use for both highway and off road. The difference is the Arturo waterproof liner is removable (making for a pure mesh skin) and the Flys liner isn't, and the Fly appears to have some sort of an additional removable quilted liner. I like my Arturos and I'm sure those Fly's are a good pant.

The waterproof liner becomes very useful during those off-road water crossings. Couple that with a good high waterproof boot (I wear Alpinestar Scout Boots) and you can be sure nothing is getting wet waist down.

Both the Sedici and Fly are mesh pants. If you find yourself looking at a textile pant, consider that they are a much more sensitive material that usually requires hand wash. After a rough day on the trails, you'll want to toss your gear in the washing machine, not kneel next to your tub and wash out your pant with special detergents. I have an AlpineStar Bibbed Textile Pant that's an overall* outstanding pant, but I'll only use it on the road. On the other hand, of course, textiles provide better protection than mesh out on the pavement.

* no pun intended
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-26-2016, 07:53 AM
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I like the ones that zip all the way up to the hip. Those may do that but I can't tell. Go over to Cycle Gear and check out what they have. They're out west by Best Buy and Lowes.

I also love these when it's cold:

The feeling of the wind in your face can lift your heart.

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post #7 of 12 Old 06-04-2016, 12:01 AM
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My wife has fly butane pants, and they are pretty nice, especially for the price.

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post #8 of 12 Old 06-04-2016, 12:06 AM
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Double jeans. Rainsuit over in the cold or wet.

I AM Cheap after all......
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-04-2016, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by CheapBassTurd View Post
Double jeans. Rainsuit over it in the cold or wet.

I AM Cheap after all......
Maybe your just smart..

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-04-2016, 11:45 PM
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Like Bill10, I have several Sedici jacket and pant combos. I found CycleGear on sale great values and good quality. I have never had any trouble with my Sedici gear, but I had a seam rip out on a Bilt jacket. It was 2 years old, and they took it back and gave me a replacement, no questions asked.
I do like the ability to remove the inner pant when temps rise. In the fall when the temps start dropping, the Sedici are great. I never feel the cold!
Price and performance at their best...at least for me.

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