Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO, USA
Considering that one visit to get checked out and a few bandages after picking the gravel out of your knee can cost well into four figures, five if there's any problem, I suggest that there probably shouldn't be a budget consideration regarding protective gear. Oh, yeah, then there's the pain!
That said, I'd suggest First Gear or Feldsheer as options for slip over pants. Try them on to see how good the zippers are and how easy they are to put on or take off. If they're tough to mount, you won't use them.
I'd really suggest you check out Aerostich for commuting. In and out in less than 10 seconds, well built, good quality, and they'll fix them the way you want them. Perhaps only buy a set of pants this year and get a matching jacket later. FWIW.
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