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rider should wear protective riding pants whenever they get on a bike.
The simple facts are, riding pants protect the lower body from road rash
and extreme weather conditions. They also give the rider a heightened
level of comfort that provides added confidence that you just can't get
with every day pants or items that are less substantial.
simply don't offer that much protection from abrasion because they
aren't that thick and don't have some of the more substantial materials
that riding pants have. Jeans are made for comfort, but riding pants are
made to protect.
Most riding pants also offer unparalleled water proofing for the rider, which keeps the rider dry and thus more comfortable.
are a few basic types of pants for the rider and can come in different
combinations with choices between textile and leather, and standard and
over-pants. Standards can be worn by themselves (like jeans) and are
cooler and less bulky: choices between textiles and leathers are usually
based on individual tastes.
More experienced riders tend to
prefer the textile over-pants and have told Eagle Leather associates
they prefer them for their versatility, light-weight nature, added
protection in the knees and hips, and removable liners that act as added
barriers against the heat and the cold. They are a bit bigger than your
regular size to easily accommodate the bulk of extra clothing you are
The next most popular style is textile riding
pants (Draggin Jeans or similar). Worn alone, they offer good
protection for legs and, due to fewer layers, keep riders cooler in warm
conditions. Their stylish design also transitions well from the bike
and into other environments, for example restaurants or shops.
next most popular category covers the real rider's favorite -- leather.
Over and above the breathable and light-weight qualities of textile
pants, leathers are the quintessential essence of the riding culture.
But in addition to providing style and great looks, they also provide
the flexibility and protection that riders need. And the level of
abrasion protection offered by leathers exceeds that found in textile
Whatever your preference, all pants are on sale Nov. 9
through Nov. 15, 2012. Take advantage of these outrageously great
bargains and get into the store!