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The Best Leather Motorcycle Pants


Priced under $300.

Street & Steel Heavy Duty Leather Chaps


Priced $300 - $500.

Rev’It! Ignition 3 Pants


Priced $500+.

Rukka Aramos Leather Pants
Street & Steel Heavy Duty Leather Chaps

Key Specs

• Full-length side zippers ensure ease of entry and egress

• Multi-snap leg bottoms accommodate any style of boot

• Adjustable brass buckle belt in front with leather cord adjustment in back allows for an easy fit

• Removable liner for winter or summer use

Protection & Safety

• Heavy-duty leather will always provide a high level of abrasion resistance in the event of a slide compared to textile options or no motorcycle pants at all

Motonation Revolver Perforated Leather Pants

Key Specs

• Perforated leather panels help to keep the rider cool in any condition

• Soft and pliable 1.2mm (non-impact) to 1.4mm (impact areas) matte leather construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort

• CE approved Level 1 knee protectors

• Pocket for optional hip armor (sold separately)

• Pre-curved legs for a perfect look and fit, and for maximum riding comfort

• Multiple stitched seam construction for maximum tear resistance

• YKK zippers with long leather zipper pulls

• Two front hand-warmer pockets

• Accordion leather-Spandex stretch panels are located above the knees and at the back for a non-binding fit

• Waist connection zippers for pant attachment, short and 360 degree

• Replaceable and adjustable knee pucks

• Hook and loop secured strap at the top of the main zipper

• Highly breathable elastic fabric in the waist, crotch, down to above the knee, and also behind the knee for maximum comfort

Protection & Safety

The abrasion protection of 1.4 mm leather can’t be denied, and at this price point, we’re impressed. Real riders are also impressed, as these have some of the best reviews we’ve seen for entry-level track apparel.

CE level 1 impact protection is included in the knees, but the hip armor pockets come empty, meaning you’ll have to purchase those separately.

The Motonation Revolver Pants include perforation throughout, making these pants appropriate for even warmer or more humid weather. The legs of these pants are pre-curved to make the sitting position more comfortable and less fatiguing.

Accordion leather-spandex stretch panels above both knees and the lower back help create increased mobility and a tailored feel. Knee sliders are included. These can be worn alone or zipped to any jacket with a short or 360 connection zipper, creating an instant entry-level track suit that doesn’t break the bank.

Icon Contra 2 Leather Overpants

Key Specs

• Premium leather and textile construction

• D3O removable hip and knee impact protectors

• Inseam zippers provide easy on/off

• Adjustable waist straps

• Reflective accents

• Certified according to FprEN 17902-4 Class A

Protection & Safety

• While many legwear options will leave it up to the rider to purchase hip armor separately, these pants come fully equipped with D3O impact protectors in both knee and hip areas—making these pants FprEN 17902-4 Class A safety certified

• Reflective patches will keep you visible in low-light riding situations

Key Specs

• Jean style

• Stretch panel above the knee

• Back stretch panel

• Two back pockets with design stitch detail

• Pre-curved knee detail for extra comfort in riding position

• 31″ inseam

Protection & Safety

• The First Manufacturing Smarty Pants are simple and contemporary, for a rider looking for great protection in town or on backroads. They are styled like jeans, but with pre-curved legs and stretch panels where it counts, creating a comfortable situation that helps to fight fatigue and restriction.

• Abrasion resistance is a step up from textile, and several steps up from a regular pair of jeans. These pants do not come with any impact protection, so an armored under layer is suggested and will need to be purchased separately.

Rev’It! Ignition 3 Pants

Key Specs

Protection Specs:

• Outer shell: Monaco Performance cowhide, dynax mesh, PWR shell 500D stretch, wax polyester, Lorica

• Waterproofing: detachable hydratex 3L

• Protection: Seeflex CE level 2 protection at knees, Seesmart CE level 1 type B hip protector insert version RV33, safety seams

• Visibility: reflection

Ergonomic Features:

• Fit: Tour fit, regular

• Adjustability: Adjustment straps

• Ventilation: Ventilation panels

• Features: Stretch lips, stretch panels, short and long connection zippers, adjustable protector pockets, hook-and-snap front closure, calf zippers

• Pockets: Slit pockets

Protection & Safety

• Full cowhide leather on the sliding bits, dynax mesh with PWD 500D rating combines to give you a pant that will keep you cool as well as give you excellent abrasion resistance

• Seeflex CE II armor at the knees and Seesmart CE I armor at the hips protect against the most common impact areas of the lower body

Key Specs

• Premium leather main chassis constructed from 1.3mm genuine bovine leather

• Accordion leather stretch zones above the knee offer improved flexibility

• Extended high rear waist construction provides greater overlap with the riding jacket

• Large stretch panels on calf and crotch area for improved fit and feel

• Pre-curved leg construction helps reduce riding fatigue and improves fit

• Zippered ventilation for air cooling

• Jacket-to-pant connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding jackets

• Hook and loop ankle adjuster

• Internal mesh lining with stretch panel inserts work in conjunction with outer stretch zones for freedom of movement

• Pocket for optional hip protection (sold separately)

• Internally reinforced seat area

• CE Level 1 Alpinestars GP-R protection on knee

• Replaceable Sport knee sliders for excellent impact and abrasion resistance

Protection & Safety

• The main bovine leather component of the Alpinestars Missile v2 pants is internally reinforced in the seating area to offer added abrasion protection and durability

• Alpinestars GP-R knee protection, which is CE Level 1 certified, is included, and riders can opt to add replaceable sport knee sliders for excellent impact and abrasion protection

• Pockets are located in the hip area for added impact protection as well (if the rider chooses to purchase it separately)

Dainese Delta 3 Perforated Leather Pants

Key Specs

• S1 bi-elastic fabric

• Tutu cowhide leather with perforated cooling zones

• Double calf zip

• Elasticated inserts

• Hips adjustment

• Inserts in elasticated fabric

• Jacket-pants fastening system

• Pant-to-boot fastening system

• Nanofeel liner with Silver ion treatment

• Interchangeable knee sliders

• Reflective inserts

Protection & Safety

• Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Standard on knees

• Pants certified to CE – Cat. II – 89/686/EEC Directive

• Soft protectors certified to EN 1621.1 standard Level 2 on hips

Key Specs


• Pants certified to CE – Cat. II – 89/686/EEC Directive

• Pro-Shape soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1 on hips

Ergonomics and Comfort:

• D-Skin 2.0 leather

• S1 bi-elastic fabric

• Nanofeel liner with Silver ion treatment

• Jacket-trousers fastening system

• Double calf zip

• Elasticated inserts

• Inserts in elasticated fabric

• Suit-to-boot fastening system

• Microelastic elasticated inserts

Other Features:

• Interchangeable knee sliders

• Seamless thermoformed soft inserts

Protection & Safety

• The overall safety level of the pants meets the CE – Cat. II – 89/686/EEC Directive

• Pro-Shape soft hip armor is certified to Standard EN 1621.1.

• Interchangeable knee sliders round out the abrasion protection

Rukka Aramen Pants

Key Specs

• Breathable, wind and waterproof 3-layer fully perforated aniline calf leather Corium+ Platinum laminate

• Detachable thermal liner

• Belt loops

• Gusseted bottoms with zippers

• Connection zipper for trousers

• Stretch panels above the knees and at back

• Two pockets outside with zippers

Protection & Safety

• Rukka D3O LP1 knee/shin and hip protectors, CE Level 1 EN 1621-1 2012, are included in these pants

• Rukka suspenders, which are sold separately, can also be added for additional comfort and security when stretching your legs after a long ride

• Warranty is valid for five years from the date of purchase against faults in material or workmanship