Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Fitting Overpants for Those with a Wider Waistline
I have been riding with jeans, and want something safer to go over my jeans, with armor.
I was ready to buy a pair of Olympia Airglide 2 pants (to wear as overpants) from my local BMW dealer. Unfortunately, they don't fit. My waist is a little wider than standard. I'm 5' 10", 205 pounds.
The problem is that the kneepads fall below my knees, even if I pull the pants up higher than normal. The kneepads are set to the highest position. If I want pants with the kneepads over my knees, the waist is too skinny to fit.
The dealer wasn't much help. Obviously I should lose a few pounds, but I'm looking for pants with protection that fit me now. They must be easy to put on and take off over my jeans. The Olympia pants have full length zippers on the outers and the liners.