Alpinestars Frontier as an overpant?
Are the A* Frontier pants amenable to being worn as overpants?
Are the hip pads within accessible pockets, and, if so, is there an upgrade option for a more substantial armor for the hips?
With the liners out, I've worn my Frontier pants over lightweight Arcteryx pants (Rampart) to attend meetings. But in general, I would not consider the Frontier to be overpants. With the liners in, it would be very difficult to get even lightweight trousers into the Frontier pants. The liners are so tight, it's difficult to pull a bare leg out of the Frontier pants!
The hip pads are in velcro-closed mesh pockets. You can pull them out. The hip pads that are included with the pants are completely useless pieces of lightweight open-cell foam. My previous AStar pants had high-density foam hip pads that would have offered *some* protection in a crash, but the Frontier's hip pads would offer absolutely zero protection.
I asked about an upgrade option, but was told there isn't any.
1 year, 7 months ago