Is that rubbish indicative of the rest of that forum?
"Keep the wind off your legs" - why?Wore chaps for years, easy to get on and off and keep the wind off your legs. Just figured out that I can pull the knee armor out of a pair of textile overpants, get them on over a pair of shoes and get some protection without the dufus fashion statement. Still, I'll happily look like a dweeb if it makes me that much safer. I don't give a rat's a$$ what anyone thinks.
When it gets cold, its nice to have something windproof over your pants. Keeps you that much warmer."Keep the wind off your legs" - why?
Do you mean you wear the textile pants without the armour? Or does the knee armour have straps inside the pants that allows you to wear just the armour over your pants? You can just buy strap-on knee armour.
I'd prefer to remove my boots and put proper protective gear on.When it gets cold, its nice to have something windproof over your pants. Keeps you that much warmer.
I have a pair of old textile overpants, can't remember who made them. Cordura with hip and knee armor. I never wore them much because I couldn't put them on while wearing shoes or boots. It dawned on me not that long ago that the reason I couldn't put them on over shoes was because of the presence of rigid armor in the knee. The armor in the pants (and in all my jackets) fits into sewn-in pockets and can be easily removed. When I removed the knee armor I could get the textile pants on while wearing shoes or boots. This will make them much more useful.
While pants without knee armor are less protective that pants with knee armor, I've found that if the gear is that hard to get into I don't wind up wearing it. Pants without knee armor are better than no pants, though I'm not honestly certain they're as protective as the chaps. However, they still have hip armor and are waterproof, a nice added bonus. That, and they are not quite the haute couture that are the chaps, which suits me just fine.
Ahh, those deaf to sarcasm.When on earth did leather chaps ever become haute couture anywhere outside of gay nightclubs