I'd have to say no to that, the material is definitely not on the tough end of the spectrum. Flat pedal pins can still give your calf a nasty scrape through the pants, although the material is tough enough not to disintegrate into holes when it happens. No big crashes in them to report on yet though.
Recommendation: Most breathable lightweight mtb pants for summer
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I've found the 7iDP Sam Hill pads to be the best at staying put. The Sastec insert is removable for washing and the surrounding padding gives more shin and side-of-knee protection than most.
As far as pants go, the Nukeproof Blackline are really great value if you're already placing a Wiggle/CRC order. Close fitting but super thin and stretchy, keeps pads even more secure.
i also have the sam hill pads, they stay on all day, feel just like some cycling knee warmers
Can confirm. I have two pair now so one pair is always dry. I really don’t notice them being too hot even on 30°C days.
If the pants are light enough to be that comfortable in hot weather are they durable enough to provide any real protection? Have you crashed in them and how did they do?
I’ve fallen off a few times but not particularly hard but no marks yet. I wouldn’t think they’d be super durable for say bike park use but for my purposes they should be fine. I hike in them too.
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It was about 16 deg C today and sunny. I wore a pair of Endura Singletrack II Trousers. They were wam, but not bad. If the good weather holds I'll be switching to shorts going forward and back to pants in September most likely.
I've always thot of mtn biking as often hot/ dirty / dusty but I've talked to some folks from down south stop wearing padz when it gets hot
what you don't crash when it gets hot I ask em ?
I often used to ride in Kuhl Revolvr Rogue hiking pants. Not bad.
I'm riding the Fuck Boi NF DP3 pants. I went all black so no point in getting a DP4 pant yet. Also need to get a new pair of knee pads. I'd like somethign super slim, with coverage around the knee; and if possible hard plastic shell.
I'll likely need to get a pair of mtn bike knee pads and anther set for sledding and moto
Norrona Fjora pants have full length zippers on the outside for vents/pad application.
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