We've chatted before on Twitter and I listen to your Podcast from time to time. I know you are an expert on motorcycle gear so I thought I'd ask you for some advice.
A friend of mine was looking for some good ADV pants on a budget and I thought you might be a good person to ask that question.
Thanks for your email. I'm thrilled to answer anyone's questions, regardless of gender :)
As far as ADV pants on a budget, how about these various Klim pants on sale? The nice thing about Klim is the construction, Cordura. For less than $100 you can't go wrong with any of these. Hopefully there's something left in his size:
Klim Revolt - $55.38 ; however only sizes 28-30ish are left, these are vented but you can close them if need be. these are designed to be worn over the boots
Klim Mojave - $93.49; only a few sizes left, these are permanently vented for summer riding only, these are designed to be worn over the boots
Klim Chinook - $93.49; again, only a few sizes left, these also have adjustable vents and are designed to wear inside the boots
Olympia Dakar - $189.99; also Cordura construction, which zip away above the knees to turn into shorts!