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post #1 of 4 Old Aug 22nd, 2010, 8:35 am Thread Starter
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Olympia Airglide 3 pants

I have an Olympia Airglide 2 jacket and just love it. I usually wear dragging jeans or Diamond Gusset's defender jeans which are both Kevlar lined. I tried on a pair of Airglide 3 pants yesterday and with the liner they are quite bulky. Just like the jacket they appear to be very well made and would obviously be more protection then I wear now. Without the liner they are OK but still slightly on the chunky side.
For those of you that have these pants what is the real world temperature range? I'm heading up to Colorado next month where it will be in the 30's in the morning and the 70's in the afternoon. Do you think that I can wear the Airglide pants without the liner but with good quality long underwear and stay warm enough for the short time it's in the 30's?

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Re: Olympia Airglide 3 pants

I have Airglide ll pants, and I have ridden down to the high 30's but with the liner installed. It still gets cool with liner so without the liner, even with long underware on it will be cold I would imagine. Note to this, I usually don't use them as overpants, it would make a difference if you are using them with pants.
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Re: Olympia Airglide 3 pants

After deciding to buy a pair of Airglide 3 pants I rode to Colorado for a week of riding. I got back about a week ago. I based myself out of Gunnison where the morning temperatures when I left the hotel were anywhere from 35-40 degrees, and the afternoon highs were in the mid 70's. Very nice. I wore the Airglide 3 pants with a pair of UnderArmour level 1 coldgear long underwear. Level one being their lightest long underwear of level 1,2, or 3. I did not use the liner that came with the pants.

While I can't say that I was totally comfortable at 35 degrees, I wasn't cold either. Once the temperature got over 40 degrees I can say that this set up was very comfortable and a lot less bulky then using Olympia's supplied liner. Overall I definitely give these pants two thumbs up. They are comfortable, protective, and are useful in a wide temperature range.

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After deciding to buy a pair of Airglide 3 pants I rode to Colorado for a week of riding. I got back about a week ago. I based myself out of Gunnison where the morning temperatures when I left the hotel were anywhere from 35-40 degrees, and the afternoon highs were in the mid 70's. Very nice. I wore the Airglide 3 pants with a pair of UnderArmour level 1 coldgear long underwear. Level one being their lightest long underwear of level 1,2, or 3. I did not use the liner that came with the pants.

While I can't say that I was totally comfortable at 35 degrees, I wasn't cold either. Once the temperature got over 40 degrees I can say that this set up was very comfortable and a lot less bulky then using Olympia's supplied liner. Overall I definitely give these pants two thumbs up. They are comfortable, protective, and are useful in a wide temperature range.

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Did you experience any 90 degree plus temps on your ride? I am considering the Airglide 3 Pant and am interested in how comfortable they are in 90 to 100 degree temps.

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