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What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« on: May 10, 2018, 01:16:31 pm »
For those that own these pants, what are you wearing UNDER them in the summer??

I've worn shorts underneath, but the interior isn't exactly SOFT against the skin, and it really needs a thin "barrier" layer that breathes
to wick off sweat.

I have been meaning to buy some silk bottoms, but I'm afraid that they'll get chewed up by the abrasive fabric of the Kevlar Mesh.

Please rsvp on what you're wearing underneath.

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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 01:55:19 pm »
Glad you brought this up.  I'm about to pull the trigger on some LD Comfort Riding tights for wear under my motoport air mesh.  Hadn"t though about the mesh  chewing them up.
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 02:32:27 pm »
I recently switched from wearing bicycle shorts to Moto-Skiveez Adventure Skiveez- not cheap but they provide good cushioning for the gluts and sensitive bits.


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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 03:07:06 pm »
Cycle gear has come out with a new line of wicking, long and short base layers. I have the olf version of the shorts and t-shirt, called Heat Outs and like them. They're skin tight and wick very well. They dry quickly too as a result. I imagine their new line is similar. They don't cost a lot so if you try them and don't like them, you're not out a lot. Unfortunately being skin tight you might look like Mr. Incredible unless you're size "skinny" (I'm not - don't care either). I'm thinking about the long sleeved version to go with the new long leg version. Let us know what you find out because we had about two weeks of spring and now it's summer here.   :popcorncouple:
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 03:52:58 pm »
Under Armor shorts, hot and cold weather versions depending. Now I just have the GP-2 pants so maybe they have more of a lining than Mesh only. Cant imagine you would move around enough to shred them unless MotoGP racing or having Monkey Butt to begin with.
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 09:07:47 pm »
Thanks for the feedback guys.  :great:

I could buy 4 pairs of the Cycle Gear Pants for the price of a set of silks.

I don't want to be hotter,but I won't ride when it's past the 90 degree mark anyway.....the air just becomes a damn convection oven.  :103:

Anybody got a set, and can vouch for their "coolness"???  The price is definitely right!

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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 09:37:42 pm »
I was skeptical on the original Heat Outs and waited until I got them on sale for about $10 each.
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 09:58:00 pm »
The Cyclegear heatouts I believe work. If you wear it under say a Tee-shirt you will sweat into it and the evaporation cools you off. What I can’t get past, is how tight they are to wear. It’s counter to what you normally want to wear in hot weather. I’m sure if I stuck with them long enough I could adapt. It’s just that feeling I’m wearing really tight clothing that keeps me from using it.  The comment about looking like Mr Incredible when you remove your mesh riding jacket is spot on. Also something to get used too I suppose.
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 10:08:34 pm »
The Cyclegear heatouts I believe work. If you wear it under say a Tee-shirt you will sweat into it and the evaporation cools you off. What I can’t get past, is how tight they are to wear. It’s counter to what you normally want to wear in hot weather. I’m sure if I stuck with them long enough I could adapt. It’s just that feeling I’m wearing really tight clothing that keeps me from using it.  The comment about looking like Mr Incredible when you remove your mesh riding jacket is spot on. Also something to get used too I suppose.

I usually wear a loose wicking $5-7 hi-viz t shirt from Wal mart over the top and short pants over the shorts. I bought some thin zip off style hiking pants for days that start cool and warm up. Zip off the legs, you've got shorts and wear under your mesh (over your Heat outs). By sticking tightly to your skin, perspiration wicks straight through up to about 88-90 degrees, then it's just HOT outside.
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 11:43:16 pm »
I recently switched from wearing bicycle shorts to Moto-Skiveez Adventure Skiveez- not cheap but they provide good cushioning for the gluts and sensitive bits.

I have a once used pair of Skivees for sale lol
Didnt like them myself

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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 11:53:57 pm »
Having hit the ground a few times in my life, and slid fair distances... both in denims, and leathers, now that I am wearing an Aerostich Roadcrafter, I do consider what is said about what you put between your skin, and the pants.. but, I regularly ride in shorts, under my Stich.. because its pretty robust fabric...
Now, if I was wearing "mesh" pants, id reconsider, and surly want some denim, or fabric, between me and the outer garment..
Sliding down a road, with the mesh.melting to your skin, prolly would be painfull as a result... maybe simple cotton long john bottoms, with the quilted pattern,nwhich do flow air, but still prevent a melted plastic bond between skin and legs or azz...
 I dunno, I'm sure it would be an interesting combo, but if you stop to eat, and remove your outer layer, it may provoke some questions...

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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2018, 12:30:17 am »
I wear the LD Comfort Riding tights under all my riding pants, both mesh and regular. No issues with abnormal wear that I can see. I’m very happy with the LD Comfort wear.
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2018, 04:13:39 am »
I wear the LD Comfort Riding tights under all my riding pants, both mesh and regular. No issues with abnormal wear that I can see. I’m very happy with the LD Comfort wear.

I'm going to try it, barring any negative feedback.  The Motoport airmesh fabric is probably more abrasive then the cordura mesh though.
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2018, 11:48:15 am »
Having hit the ground a few times in my life, and slid fair distances... both in denims, and leathers, now that I am wearing an Aerostich Roadcrafter, I do consider what is said about what you put between your skin, and the pants.. but, I regularly ride in shorts, under my Stich.. because its pretty robust fabric...
Now, if I was wearing "mesh" pants, id reconsider, and surly want some denim, or fabric, between me and the outer garment..
Sliding down a road, with the mesh.melting to your skin, prolly would be painfull as a result... maybe simple cotton long john bottoms, with the quilted pattern,nwhich do flow air, but still prevent a melted plastic bond between skin and legs or azz...
 I dunno, I'm sure it would be an interesting combo, but if you stop to eat, and remove your outer layer, it may provoke some questions...

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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2018, 12:06:29 pm »
Like many others who wear mesh, you want to know if it works.  Here is a somewhat dated blog that has a lot of proof with interesting pictures and testimonies that Mesh does not melt on the skin during some severe crashes.  The fabrics have also improved since this was written. 

http://dontai.com/wp/2010/06/03/does-motorcycle-mesh-gear-melt-in-a-crash/
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2018, 12:22:20 pm »
Good read. Thanks.
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2018, 12:23:10 pm »
Further to that (and I don't want to dig it up) the Motoport Kevlar Mesh is NOT going to melt in a slide.

Lots of data and info on previous posts, and from testimonials from their site from those that have crashed, walked away, and reported little to no damage on their gear.

probably a BIG reason why most of us bought into that stuff.

This is why I told MOB to STFU!   :nananana:   (as he waits patiently for the retort)

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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2018, 01:07:01 pm »
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2018, 01:34:04 pm »
I was skeptical on the original Heat Outs and waited until I got them on sale for about $10 each.

WINNER WINNER!  Thanks for all the input guys.

Just ordered a set of HOT-n-Cools  from Cycle Gear.  SHipping was silly, but I can't be bothered to drive across town to the Walmart of Motorcycling, to shop for a piece of gear they likely won't have in stock.

I know the internet is killing brick and mortar stores, but why must it be SO EASY for me to buy things this way?!?  >:(

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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2018, 08:01:31 pm »
 :sorry: :103:

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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2018, 08:20:07 pm »
 :goodpost: I have to admit you had me re-thinking the mesh. It works!
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2018, 11:16:10 am »
:sorry: :103:

Oh man.....that's all I get??!

I seriously feel bad now for berating you MOB!!!  :(

Wanna hug-it out, broseff???  ;D ;D

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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2018, 11:54:04 am »
Can't go wrong with LD Comfort tights or riding shorts.  May be expensive but well worth it and a US company.
 
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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2018, 02:22:01 am »
Been wearing Under Armour Baskeball shorts in the lightest fabrics I can find. They come just to the knee and breathe well. Wearing the tall Forma Adventure boot requires a knee length Under Armour sock so I hoard all the dri wick Recharge and All Sport versions I can find at TJ MAXX. I have 4 packs I have not opened. Noted that one of my socks got a hole in the mesh by the toe when I put it on today so that one will get replaced. The Motoport liners are soft enough that I never feel the kevlar texture.

Going to try these next under the Formas just to see how they feel. I tend to like a thinner sock that wicks moisture away. https://www.socksaddict.com/fox-river-wick-dry-therm-a-liner-over-the-calf-socks  Looks like they can be worn as a liner in winter and stand alone in warmer weather

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Re: What to wear under Motoport Mesh Pants??
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2018, 10:43:14 am »
I've been wearing the Fox River liners for years while backpacking and they are the best. Absolutely swear by those. For hiking, I'd wear them under wool socks. The two layers slip against each other and wick instead of your foot getting sweaty and rubbing a blister. As a matter of fact, I don't think I ever had a blister while wearing those. Pretty amazing for me. For riding, it's a different application, but the wicking still works. Good stuff right there.
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