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Hi everyone,

I've noticed that Zuma Forums has Carhartt advertisements in the front/intro page. Or maybe it's just a cookies thing since I've been looking into them for myself. Ever since I've been seeing one of the Ruckus guys wearing the Carhartt Washed Duck Double Front Dungarees while he's been riding his scoot, I've been looking into this for myself.

He said that his Mom recently took a fall on her bike while wearing them and didn't get any road rash at all from it. Although they don't have any padding (you can wear knee pads underneath) or are kevlar-like material, the front of them have two layers of material. Plus the price for them isn't too bad. You can buy them on-line, J.C. Penneys, Sears, or a lot of outdoor stores.

Does anybody here wear these while riding?

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Ive supermaned 2 times on street bikes on the freeway going 60 when someone hit me. One pants were a thin crappy cargo type. No marks on the pants, small scraped knee. I had a nice motorcycle jacket with pads in the elbows, but they just moved out of the way and allowed my elbow to burn into the asphalt. So I ended up with a solid black plug melted into my elbow, luckily no bleeding. Another reason I gave up on all the gear, if it just slides out of the way why even wear it all.

Other crash I had pants that were very nice 5.11 tactical pants, ripped the whole knee off and wore away, again skinned knee. Had a orange vest on and somehow the back side wore holes into it, I still wear that too.

So I guess the thicker material you can get the better, but depending on the speed I would still plan for injuries. The thing is for me its not really comfortable to be all bundled up all the time, since here the weather is usually nice. So I just wear ordinary clothes.

I would think leather pants and jacket would be the best, its light and flexible.

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I've got a few pairs of double knee pants. That's why I got them.
But, I got them through a mail.order catalog ::

The Sportsman's Guide

Go for the "Buyer's Club" and you'll get even better prices.

rudge wrote:
Does anybody here wear these while riding?

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i have crashed at 30 mph with carhart insulated bibs on
they work ok but after that i bought armored riding pants

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I wear carhart pants all the time, never really thought of them in terms of abrasion protection. Nothing but the poo poo brown pants for me.

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i have a pair of brown and a pair of green carhart pants with a brown carhart jacket. the tight weave makes for great cold weather gear. jeans and t-shirt in the summer with gloves. my hands are usually the first thing to hit the pavement.

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Real Carhartt's are tough as I can attest. There are many imitators out there so stick with the originator. There is a reason that people in the line trades use them almost exclusively. Carhartt is one of the few cases where you still actually get what you pay for.

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ZUMIKE wrote:
I I had a nice motorcycle jacket with pads in the elbows, but they just moved out of the way and allowed my elbow to burn into the asphalt. So I ended up with a solid black plug melted into my elbow, luckily no bleeding.

That was most likely a fitment issue. Just because a jacket is your size doesn't mean that it fits correctly. I tried on at least a dozen jackets before I got one that fit me right.

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I use my carhartt clothing when I need rugged wear (working on the scoot, trudging through the snow/ice/cold).

I completely approve of Carhartt jeans for entry level crash/skid protection.

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Post Re: Carhartt pants?
Duluth Firehose jeans are a good choice for reasonably heavy duty pants.

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens ... or=content

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Over the last few years I have seen the quailty drop in carhart. For work now I wear the Duluth trading company pants now

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