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Gialli Cargo Pants - Trek Cargo Pants | Hardas Jeanswear | Giali UK

Wore the same pair across Africa then across the Americas, and 8 years later they're still in one piece, if a little tattered and stained. Comfortable enough to wear when you're just popping out, strong enough to survive dozens of dirty spills, baggy enough to cover motocross boots, and useful - removable hip and knee armour, velcro anti-pick pockets, turn into shorts with the whizz of a zip, machine washable. Downsides? They're not waterproof, but they do dry quickly when the sun comes back out.

Thoroughly road tested and recommended.

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Must look into them, the idea of switching into shorts is really neat. :-)
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Anyone have a link to the Nubuck leather pants?
Had a look opn Hein Gericke and searched and cant seem to find them

They sound like the compromise I'm after

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I like the look of the Gialli Cargo Pants, anybody know how extensive the kevlar lining is?

The description on the website says there is a double lining in the rear of all their other pants but they make no claims for cargos and I don't want to assume.

Do they have stockists? I much prefer to try before I buy.
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Hood Jeans...

Hiya All..

I've owned a pair of Hood Jeans - Boring blue style with Aramid lining.... - for quite a few years and love them...

I'm stuck though... Heading off for 7/8 weeks this summer I'm not sure what to wear... I only want 1 pair of biking trousers... so do I take them... at the moment I'm inclined to say YES...

Which leaves a question.... I need a pair of waterproof SMALL TO PACK trousers for the days when it is raining ALL day... any suggestions.... ????

I also have some HG trousers that I used to commute in... for about 4 years... still going strong and if I was still doing it i would still wear - I just think that with OR without the lining they are TOO heavy and TOO warm.... I couldn't get off and walk around places hapilly.. but I could in the Hood jeans....

So.. Suggestion on over trousers.....

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Bed Sheets

We can recommend the bed sheets from a cheap hotel. And duct tape.

We had to improvise some trousers for a pillion in an emergency whilst travelling in Namibia... they worked quite well.

A bit hard to explain - so maybe better to see the video.

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Which leaves a question.... I need a pair of waterproof SMALL TO PACK trousers for the days when it is raining ALL day... any suggestions.... ????

I also have some HG trousers that I used to commute in... for about 4 years... still going strong and if I was still doing it i would still wear - I just think that with OR without the lining they are TOO heavy and TOO warm.... I couldn't get off and walk around places hapilly.. but I could in the Hood jeans....

So.. Suggestion on over trousers.....

Tony.
These are great, all my gear have full side zips and thus come on and off easy . You can get these for $60US on ebay. They weigh 12oz and they don't leak, they're Marmot's version of GoreTex. Get a larger size as they run small.
PreCip Full Zip Pant Overview | marmot.com

I have a midweight pair of GoreTex outers with full side zips that I wear when on the road, they're not hot because I leave both zippers at the knee so I get lots of air. Underneath I wear some colorful yet distinguished boxers.

Leathers too damn hot!!!
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I tried to order from Giali. A fellow named Jock Jamieson answered my question re shipping to Germany. But after I placed the actual order, I never heard from them again, even after emailing them three more times. Sad.

So I ordered a pair of Draggin Cargos. Received them this morning. They fit well and feel really comfy. Will see how they are on the bike.

(Although I would have liked the Giali Pants better because of the armour. The Draggin Pants have no pockets for protectors. Maybe with a bit of sewing you could fit some between the fabric and the kevlar, but I know I'll never get around to that.)
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Forcefield Armour

Hi Daniel,

I use Forcefield "Limb Tubes". The armour is fitted into a sort of lycra tube you pull on over your leg before you put your jeans on.

Excellent quality, they stay in position and are so comfortable you forget you're wearing them, even walking around.

Available in Germany here: Forcefield Schutzkleidung für Motorrad, Motorradfahrer, Biker, Skater, Snowboarder, Skifahrer, Reiter

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Have neither Hood nor Draggin. Nor Giali. But have some zip-off Axo MX jeans and some zip-off cotton-poly walking trousers(!) And I'm completely sold on the zip-off at the knee thing. It would be even better if manufacturers put a side-zip that finished where the knee-zip finishes. This would make it extremely easy to get trousers on over boots. Without the trousers having to be so baggy as to risk twisting in an accident. Baggy twisting trousers mean armour in the wrong place. BTW, the knee zip should be above the knee not below. Otherwise you're still lugging your knee armour around when you're walking round Istanbul or wherever.

Hood, if you're listening, make some zip-offs!
And don't be too worried about horizontal seams across the leg of the jean. I for one am not desperate to look as if I am wearing fashion jeans.

Edit: Just noticed this on the Draggin website
Coin pocket is cut larger so gloved hands can get coins and it is on the left hand side so you can keep the throttle open.
I like that. Someone is thinking about what motorcyclists need. Then again, when would I ever need to access the coin pocket with the throttle open?

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Gialli Cargo Pants - Trek Cargo Pants | Hardas Jeanswear | Giali UK

Wore the same pair across Africa then across the Americas, and 8 years later they're still in one piece, if a little tattered and stained. Comfortable enough to wear when you're just popping out, strong enough to survive dozens of dirty spills, baggy enough to cover motocross boots, and useful - removable hip and knee armour, velcro anti-pick pockets, turn into shorts with the whizz of a zip, machine washable. Downsides? They're not waterproof, but they do dry quickly when the sun comes back out.

Thoroughly road tested and recommended.

Suerte, Dan

Bought some of these in 2008, and they were comfortable and fine in minor gravelly spills. All the good points Dan makes, basically. Wore them from Buenos Aires to TDF, and up as far as San Francisco (approx 23,000 miles, 18 months) and then they fell to pieces - the seam above one of the knee-zips split and I held it together with duct tape for a while; quite a bold fashion statement.

I'd buy them again, but I'm surprised Dan's lasted 8 years - maybe the quality's dropped since he bought his? I can't believe he washed his more often than I did (i.e. twice).

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