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ICON MESH OVERLORD PANTS VS ICON OVERLORD TEXILE PANTS
WILL THE TEXILE BE TO HOT FOR SUMMER ?
WILL THE MESH HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF PROTECTION AS THE TEXILE ?
I own the mesh pants so I cannot comment directly on how hot the textiles are, however I do own other textile riding pants and you will find that nylon just doesn't breathe or let any air in. I understand the textile pants have some lighter panels for venting, but you will probably sweat a bit in them during really hot weather as textile panels won't flow much, if air through them.
Also depends on where you will wear them - just on the bike or if you plan to be walking around in them a fair bit. From experience, standing and walking around in textile pants on a hot day is terrible. On a bike though, enough air should get through the panels to make it bearable.
Regarding the protection - inevitably, you do sacrifice some protection when choosing mesh over textile, however it really depends on their intended use. If you are just using them for commuting around and wont be hitting anything over 60 most of the time, they should hold up quite well. I trust that ICON doesn't produce rubbish so I feel fine getting around in the mesh pants with shorts underneath at lower speeds.
1 year, 8 months ago