I have been tempting fate the past, oh nearly 20 years of my life by not wearing any protective pants while riding. I only started wearing a jacket when I go this bike! I was a certified squid indeed. However a couple of kids can change your mind about things. I am struggling to find a good option for my lower end. I usually commute to work on this thing, so strict riding pants are out. Some of the Jeans look ok, but havent found that pair (Under 400 bucks!) that looks decent. Then there are the over pants, I think that is where I need to invest my money, I have looked at the Alpinestars Oxygen Air over pants, I have the TGP plus air Jacket and its a nice piece. Anyone care to throw any recommendations out there? I have seen a lot of over pants that look like HAMMER pants...and I really don't want that! I have also considered the draggin liners, but havent really seen anything that can prove how effective they are, no "crash stories" involving them. Anything helps.