Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana, USA
Re: Bohn Adventure Pants
I tried the Bohn armor for one summer down here in southern Louisiana as an alternative to my armored pants. It is ok as long as you are moving and have air flow, but even with the lightweight open mesh it was very uncomfortable in hot, high humidity conditions we routinely have here. Because the Bohn fitment is very snug, there is no airflow around the armor. I would get overheated quite quickly anytime the temperatures were over 80 degrees and have to shed the Bohn gear if I was stopped for any length of time. They were not good for stop and go city commuting in traffic for that reason. You may have the same issue in the summers.
The upside of the problem was that I replaced the armor in several of my riding overpants with the Bohn stuff (after trimming a bit to fit the pockets) which is much better than the OEM armor originally in the pants.
Probably the best compromise between dorky riding pants and normal looking pants or jeans that I have found and use is the BMW Summer Pant 2 and 3 series. They are comfortable in a wide range of temperatures hot to very cold, and are not that expensive.
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Last edited by ka5ysy; Jan 28th, 2015 at 9:37 pm.