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another question about leather pants...

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    Question another question about leather pants...


    I own a pair of Vanson perf sportriding pants. The issue I have is the leather material behind the knees is too bulky and actually causes discomfort after awhile in the saddle. I have contacted Vanson about this and they could patch in kevlar/spandex material behind the knees to alleviate the problem. Makes sense to me, however they want $78,352 (approximately) to do it.... clearly more than the pants are worth.

    I've thought about having a local leather/taylor type person do it for me, but where can I get the material?? Any advice?

    Thanks.

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    another question about leather pants...

    It kinda sounds like they need to be altered to fit you a little better. I have their Sportrider pants (not perfed) and I ride a TL-R. But I don't have the same problem you're describing. Alterations would be my first guess...

    If you chose to go with the spandex-type material, I'd check locally first. Yeah, Vanson can get expensive. But they're wunna the best in the business. I'd make sure a local shop knows what they're doing and/or what quality of a garment their dealing with...

    And, um...welcome! There's a thread just for you in the 'Welcome & Intro' area...

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    another question about leather pants...

    I have the Vanson Street and Track combo, but where they are custom fit I don't have that problem. Don't quite know where you got the $78,352 price from ,but that much could fit the entire NESR with full racing leathers.......

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    another question about leather pants...

    Vanson's new Technical pants have addressed this exact issue, the replaced the back of the knee and calf with keprotech... it makes a world of difference.

    Barnicle Bill's would probably be a lot cheaper. Give them a call.

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    another question about leather pants...

    Thanks fellas.

    Vanson estimated $120 + materials. That's almost half of what the pants cost me so it doesn't seem worth it. I may call Barnacle Bill and see what he has to say. Thanks again.

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