Dainese Norsorex Pants
I just went down and it saved my knee.
I wear these under jeans when I ride. I unfortunately ran wide due to a steel plate on the road and hit a concrete barrier. My bike slammed into the wall and so did my right knee. I have some abrasions on my knee and it is pretty sore but all of my xrays were negative. I know my knee hit the wall pretty much square and the CE rated padding helped minimize the damage. I recommend this to anyone even if you use knee armor. Great product that reduced my recovery time by months of painful rehab!
March 2, 2014
Fits great under jeans or khakis.
I bought these pants as a temp solution while I find a good pair of riding pants. I've been using them for 3 months now. I even rode in these to work while wearing khakis a couple of times.
The great thing about these is you still look normal while being protected. Thankfully though I haven't had a chance to test how protective these are.
The only reason I still want to buy riding over pants is for rain and wind protection.
January 20, 2014
Added protection with minimal discomfort for the rider in jeans
I ride in jeans and wanted to add some lower body protection. Eventually I plan to purchase riding jeans, but have yet to find a pair that I don't find terribly ugly (no I haven't tried the Rokkers yet).
Compared to other under-jean protective pants (e.g. forcefields) they are better in every way.
- More comfortable than others
- Less Michelin-man like. I wear designer jeans that tend to be on the tighter side (i.e. 7evens, Lucky, Gstar, Joes) and these aren't 'very' noticeable except in the knees when bent (e.g. on the bike).
- Washable with removable tailbone pad
- Well sized and the pads cover the body parts they are supposed to
- High quality pads
- Vent well (they didn't make me hot)
- I don't like layers, wearing long pants under other pants took some getting used to
Obviously they are for impact protection, they will not prevent road rash and so an outer layer of strong riding jeans is suggested.
Unless you plan to wear shorts, I see no reason to buy the shorts (half-leg) version. They aren't any less comfortable, they provide more protection and are only a few dollars more.
January 6, 2014
Decent product, decent price
I got these to go under some Kevlar lined jeans for extra protection. The size large fits me well at 5 ft 10, 180 pounds. It took a few rides to get used to the feeling of wearing " tights", but they are fairly comfortable overall and seem like they will provide some protection in a fall. The only thing I see that could be improved upon would be a zippered or Velcro fly to add function.
December 16, 2013
I needed something to fit under regular pants for protection. Fit is good with out any interference while wearing clothing over top of them. Comfortable enough to wear all day as I have done. Might be a little warm sitting around with them on come the summer time but overall I would recommend them highly.
December 14, 2013
Good impact protection
These fit small so order a size up. I am 6'6" with a 40" waist and a 36" inseam. The XXL fits me. I think these long johns offer good impact protection, but almost no abrasion protection. I wear them under jeans, but I'm now thinking about getting a pair of the kevlar lined jeans.
You don't want to see a picture of me wearing them. Trust me.
November 25, 2013
After buying - but rarely using - another brand of armored underwear, I wanted something similar to wear under jeans, but with much-slimmer armor. These are exactly what I wanted. I wear 36x32 jeans, ordered a "Large" Norsorex pant, and they fit me well (losing 5 pounds of my 185 would increase comfort, though) in the waist and length: tight, but that keeps the armor in place.
October 29, 2013
Great mid layer protection
This base layer is actually used as a mid layer protection for me. Great padding, sits comfortably although you want to order one size larger for you heavy lifters. I wear a size L when typically I wear an M.
October 25, 2013