Gear with roomy knees?

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9/28/2017 10:53 AM

What brand pants have roomy knees still? Pants are trending towards tighter. Always liked TLD, how are knees on '18 stuff?

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9/28/2017 11:02 AM

On my TLD gear, the lower end GP gear is tighter on me and the same size higher end SE pants are roomier in the leg/knees.

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9/28/2017 12:09 PM

Don't have any of the current stuff, but my FLY pants are pretty roomy, I like the looser fit of them compared to my Seven stuff

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9/28/2017 12:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/28/2017 12:10 PM

That's a good question. Having muscular, (aka fat), legs and using knee braces I could not find pants big enough in the knee area.

The last motocross pants I got were Fly and I had the knee area modified so there was elastic around the entire knee area so it could expand. The area identified in the picture below had been the regular non stretching nylon. It was replaced with elastic type material so the entire knee area could expand. Fly already had the gray stretch panel on the inside of the legs, but it did not go all the the way to the knee area.

With more and more older guys still racing and riding dirt bikes it seems that motocross gear companies don't pay attention to the older demographic that might need a little extra room. It's really hard to find motocross pants big enough in the knee area if you have big legs and also wear knee braces.

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9/28/2017 12:16 PM

klim gear has large knees! I wear braces and still have tons of room

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9/28/2017 12:27 PM

Good info everyone. Thx. I've got average sized legs, it's the braces issue. From pics JT and Fly look roomy.

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9/28/2017 12:30 PM

josh8811 wrote:

klim gear has large knees! I wear braces and still have tons of room

I was just going to suggest Klim gear...everyone overlooks it for some reason, but their gear is solid! Their XC line looks great (its a little flimsy for off-road, though)...and the Dakar and Mohave lines are bullet proof.

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9/28/2017 2:24 PM

Alias is pretty roomy in the leg area and the knees stretch

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9/28/2017 2:30 PM

Answer gear has roomy knee areas. I run CTI 2s and had zero issue with the knee areas being too tight when I wore Answer.

I currently have shift gear and while a little tighter, they fit well with my knee braces and they also have a leather knee patch on the side that contacts your bike so they don't get blown out super fast like the Answer stuff did.

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9/28/2017 2:32 PM

I've used TLD gear for years... but lately they seem to have been going the skinny jean route and getting the pants over the knee braces was getting to be a challenge. The SE were a bit more roomier then the GP stuff also (for me), but still a bit of an issue getting them over the braces. I went up one size and I could get the pants on over my knee braces, but then the waist was too big and kept falling off. But still great stuff.

I went out and got O'Neal Mayhem Lite pants and jerseys. A lot more room in the pants (in all area's) and they are working out well so far. Jerseys breath well too and I'm happy so far.

But both companies do a great job and produce quality products.

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9/28/2017 7:36 PM

My moose Sahara gear is very roomy. My Thor Prime stuff is a little more slim but works fine for me.

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9/28/2017 7:42 PM

I second the Alias A1 pants are pretty roomy in the knees.

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9/29/2017 12:11 AM

Fasthouse speed style pants are super roomy in the knees. Got loads of elastic that hold up well. Fox flex air are as tight as I would imagine yoga pants are, but do have room for knee braces. Just looks goofy with tight legs and big azz knee brace pockets. The way the leather sticks out on the flex air pants reminds me of the old bras of the day where the headlights stick out a smile. That being said, Fasthouse is super gear and I’ve actually bought a second pair of them, but when I wore them back to back with the flex air when I was down at ClubMx in the swealtering heat, fox flex air was awesome. Like 100% cooler.

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9/29/2017 1:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/29/2017 1:58 AM

I have bigger legs than the average slim/fit racer and pretty much all 34 inch pants fits me well with both Asterisk and Pod braces.

I have difficulties to see how any modern pants wouldn't fit you. Just go up one size, every company makes pants with room for braces these days.

Just because the gear brands have started to make slimmer gear doesn't mean that the knee brace area is smaller than before. Fox Flexair are like yoga pants but they have lots of space in the knee area + the material stretches like crazy.

With that said. Take a look at the cheaper Alpinestars Racer line. They feel bigger than most other pants in the knee area and the durability is very good.

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9/29/2017 2:27 AM

MotoMaverick989 wrote:

Fasthouse speed style pants are super roomy in the knees. Got loads of elastic that hold up well. Fox flex air are as tight as I would imagine yoga pants are, but do have room for knee braces. Just looks goofy with tight legs and big azz knee brace pockets. The way the leather sticks out on the flex air pants reminds me of the old bras of the day where the headlights stick out a smile. That being said, Fasthouse is super gear and I’ve actually bought a second pair of them, but when I wore them back to back with the flex air when I was down at ClubMx in the swealtering heat, fox flex air was awesome. Like 100% cooler.

I wore through the knees in my TLD pants in no time. The new FastHouse gear is excellent in the knee area, as mentioned, plenty of elastic. They're very light compared to my TLD pants as well.

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9/29/2017 4:58 AM

I just picked up a Thor Pulsa Aktiv kit and the knees are very roomy - may even be too big, will see when I have braces on this weekend.

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