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Last winter, riding my R1200RT here in SC, I would wear my heated jacket liner and jeans. My legs would get cold from wind, so i just put on my rain pants to block the wind and that kept me a little warmer. I am interested in getting some riding pants, but not some so bulky that they would keep me warm in 0 degree weather. I won't ride then. I am looking for some overpants that would be comfortable, and not too bulky, that I could wear in about 35 to 50 degree weather. Any colder and I will use the car. What is a good pant, that will zip up and down all the way where I wont have to take off my boots to put on/take out, and would suffice in about 35 degree temps? I presently have olympia jackets and a tourmaster jacket, but the pants can be another brand, if easily removed and comfortable.
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+1 on the darien. Had for 7 years, waterproof and easy to get on and off. Zip all the way up.

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On the R1200RT, how cold can you ride comfortably with the Darian Light pants?
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They are just as wind resistant as the regular dariens just not as thick. If you wear top of the line thermos, I guess down in the 20s. Ive been down to 15 but only for a half hour, just a little too crazy that day. Patagonia is the best therms Ive found try them or go electric.
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Look here
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I have Olympia Air Glide & they work well. They breath well in the Summer, put in the quilted liners & I've rode in 17 degrees before.

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Last winter, riding my R1200RT here in SC, I would wear my heated jacket liner and jeans. My legs would get cold from wind, so i just put on my rain pants to block the wind and that kept me a little warmer. I am interested in getting some riding pants, but not some so bulky that they would keep me warm in 0 degree weather. I won't ride then. I am looking for some overpants that would be comfortable, and not too bulky, that I could wear in about 35 to 50 degree weather. Any colder and I will use the car. What is a good pant, that will zip up and down all the way where I wont have to take off my boots to put on/take out, and would suffice in about 35 degree temps? I presently have olympia jackets and a tourmaster jacket, but the pants can be another brand, if easily removed and comfortable.
I have used Tourmaster Flex Pants in temperatures from 32 to 110 degrees and in heavy rain with no problems. Let me know if you find something better.

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I may go ahead and spring for the Darian lights, but I do like how these seem. What do you think?

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-axis-pants
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Motoport has worked well for me. They are a bit on the bulky side, but I couldn't find anything more protective than their Kevlar.
http://motoport.com/_product_106916/...sh_Kevlar_Pant

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+1 on the Olympia Air Glides. And they do have zippers the full length, so I can wear them over my Dockers or jeans when I commute.

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I have Olympia Air Glide & they work well. They breath well in the Summer, put in the quilted liners & I've rode in 17 degrees before.

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+1 on the Motoport Kevlar, I had him make mine to be built like an overpant with all the zippers, but tighter like a pair of jeans, best all year pants I have owned so far. With first gear rain overpant, you don't need to mess with liners, and much easier to just slip on for the cold or the rain. Have worn them down to 20 F and up to 121 F. Riding a GSA I have had a couple of getoffs and you can hardly tell !!!! Just my .02 worth.
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