Truthfully, I just can't come to terms sacrificing comfort, functionality, and style of my jeans off the bike sitting in class all day. Overpants would be nice, but my backpack is usually too full to fit them in when I step off the bike. I'm really trying to up my leg protection and all things considered, this seems like the best option. Just wanted to get some opinions.
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Motorcycle: k5 600
Re: Bohn Body Armor... Thoughts?
I have the Bohn armor pants. I wear them under jeans sometimes and I feel protected, but not as much as when I suit up with the Bohn armor under the leathers too. If you paired the Bohn armor with some Kevlar jeans they would be damn good for urban street riding.
You have a few options if you do not want to wear leather pants.
1. Kelvar jeans with knee protection such as the Knox cross-knee guard ($69)
2. Regular Jeans (don't recommend it)
3. Kevlar jeans with some type of armored shorts( I like the Knox and A* ones)
3. Kevlar jeans with the shorts AND knee protection.
I ride in regular jeans all the time and I hate it, no protection what so ever, so this summer I'm stepping it up.
My choice and what I will be doing when I'm casual riding in the summer is wearing kevlar jeans with the Knox cross knee guards. I will opt for the shorts when I can afford them. I like the Knox knee protection because they are slim and not noticeable while being very protective.
i agree with the kevlar jeans for class, but pony up and get a decent pair of riding boots. ankles and feet are very necessary and notoriously difficult to repair properly.
the bottom line is you need something to "lean" on when you hit the ground. jeans don't last very long against concrete, in my experience...
I have Joe Rocket Sonic R boots. They saved my tibia when I got hit by a car on my old bike... probably would've been broken without them on. But, those are also a bit too beefy to be walking around in all day. Not to mention way too large to throw in my bag. I guess I'm taking the comfort for protection trade off. Maybe I'll just get a tail bag and throw all my gear in there when I get to my destination.
I know my Bohn shorts from STG are very well made, I would assume the pants would be too. I'm wondering if the pants wouldn't be kind of hot to sit in class in though?
I always wear my Bohn or Knox shorts with my suit, but with the jeans I feel like they're not going protect where you need it. Yeah they'll protect you from impact (only in the areas they cover) but they're not going to do much as far as your jeans getting shredded/major road rash.
Impact resistance on the track, definitely a solid product. Something to keep your ass cheeks from turning into ground beef, not so much.