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The Best Mesh Motorcycle Pants


Priced under $300.


Priced $300 - $500.

Rev’It! Ignition 3 Pants


Priced $500+.

REV’IT! Tornado 3 Pants
BILT Blaze 2

Key Specs


• Ultra-flow mesh shell

• 600D protection panels

• Airflow mesh inner lining


• Ultra-flow mesh shell

• Airflow mesh inner lining


• Stretch panels above knees and seat

• Hook & loop waist adjustment points

• Zippered, expandable calf gussets


• Zip entry front pockets

• Other Features:

• YKK zippers

• Short connection zipper

Protection & Safety

• CE approved knee armor included

• Pockets for hip armor (sold separately)

• 600D protection panels in key areas

• Reflective details

Sedici Marco 2 Mesh WP

Key Specs

• Construction:

• 600D Dobby chassis improves durability

• Full mesh airflow lining

• Waterproofing:

• Removable waterproof and windproof liner for protection from the elements

• Ventilation:

• 750D Hard mesh at thighs, back of knees and lower legs for maximum airflow

• Comfort:

• 500D HD 4-way stretch at inner groin

• Dual waist adjusters for perfect fit

• Extended lower leg zippers give access to full height boots

• HD hook and snap closure


• 2 Zippered front pockets

• 2 expandable thigh cargo pockets

• Other Features:

• YKK Vislon zippers

• Oversized zipper pulls

• Connection zipper pairs jacket to matching Marco 2 Jacket or other Sedici ADV Jackets

Protection & Safety

• Included low-profile AXIAL AX2 CE Level 2 knee armor

• Pockets for optional AX2 Hip protector (sold separately)

• 3 position armor pockets keep your knee armor where you need them

• 1200D Ballistic reinforcement areas at knees and seat

• Textured rubber panels at knees to protect high-wear areas

• Carbon reflective trim gives 360 degrees of visibility in humanoid form

REV’IT! Airwave 3 Pants

Key Specs

• Fit: tour fit, wide

• Adjustability: adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles

• Ventilation: ventilation panels

• Features: prepared for Strapper suspenders, YKK slide lock front closure, short connection zipper, elastic at waistband, adjustable protector pockets, easy entrance zipper, grip panel at seat

• Pockets: slit pockets

Protection & Safety

• Outer shell: high density polyester 600D, PWR|mesh, stretch ripstop, PWR|shell stretch


• outer shell: 100% polyester

• lining: 100% polyester

• Protection: Seesmart CE-level 1 protection at knees and hips

• Visibility: laminated reflection at thighs and ankles

Key Specs

Protection Features:

• Outer shell: polyester rib, PWR|shell mesh, PWR|shell 750D, PWR|shell stretch, PWR|wax 500D

• Insulation: detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner & membrane

• Waterproofing: detachable hydratex | Lite 2-in-1 liner

• Breathability: detachable hydratex | Lite 2-in-1 liner

• Composition: 82% Polyester, 18% Polyamide

• Protection: Seeflex level 2 CE protection at knees, Seesmart CE-level 1 protection at hips

• Visibility: laminated reflection at thighs and ankles

Ergonomic Features:

• Fit: Tour fit, regular

• Adjustability: adjustment straps at waist, adjustment tab at ankles

• Ventilation: ventilation panels

• Features: prepared for Strapper suspenders, YKK slide lock front closure, short connection zipper, stretch lips at back and knees, elastic at waistband, the stretch panel above knee protector pockets, easy entrance zipper, grip panel at seat, adjustable protector pockets

• 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

• Accordion textile stretch inserts on back and knees

• Zippered and VELCRO® brand fastener gusseted lower hem

• Full mesh lining and 3D mesh on interior waist for comfort and breathability

• External zippered pockets on thighs for safe, peace-of-mind storage

• Jet Ventilation System (JVS)

• Reflective details for improved rider visibility

• Pre-curved shaping for natural riding position

• D-ring adjustable waist for a secure and personalized fit

• Waist zipper allows connection to Alpinestars leather and textile jackets

Protection & Safety

• Multi-panel construction featuring 450/600 denier panels with strategically positioned abrasion resistant Air-Flow mesh

• Removable CE approved knee and shin protectors

• Attachment for optional Nucleon KR hip protection (sold separately)

Spidi Netrunner H2out

Key Specs

• Punched mesh fabric

• High tenacity polyester fabric

• High tenacity extra tenax triple twisted Nylon 6.6

• 3M Scotchlite reflective zones for night-riding

• Waterproof, windproof and breathable H2Out garment

• Accordion stretch panels

• Jacket-to-pant connection zipper

• Vents

• Waterproof H2Out liner usable on the inside and outside of pants

Protection & Safety

• Warrior Lite protector certificate EN 1621-1 Level 1 at hips and Level 2 at knees (included)

• PPE protecting clothing for motorcycle use certified Pr En 17092-3:2017 category AA

Klim Baja S4

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

• Knitted Cordura AFT in two layers on knees

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

REVIT Ignition 4 H2O pants

Key Specs

• Features:

Detachable combined Hydratex waterproof liner

Ventilation panels on the upper and lower legs

Reflective areas at the top back and lower knee's


Leather cowhide main shell

PWR|shell mesh on front thigh and outer lower legs

PWR|shell stretch on lower back legs wrapping through to the front top

Protection & Safety

• SEESMART RV30 CE-Level 1 hip armor

• SEEFLEX RV14 CE-Level 2 knee armor

• CE certified to EN 17092-3:2020

Firstgear Rogue XC Pro Pant

Key Specs

• Constructed with 100% waterproof materials and seam sealed construction

• Ballistic nylon construction with reflective weave

• Designed for seamless integration with first gear heated gear

• Integrated boot gaitor

• Hook and loop adjustment on calf and waist for secure fit

• Ergonomic jacket to pant zipper interface

• Intake and exhaust zip vents with moisture repelling vent storm flaps

• Fidlock magnetic thigh vents

• Leather knee panels with stretch panels for max comfort and movement

• Adjustable pant cuffs

Protection & Safety

• SAS-TEC level 2 knee and hip protection

• Adjustable armor pockets

What are the advantages of mesh motorcycle pants?

The biggest advantage of mesh motorcycle pants are their ventilation, as they are designed to allow maximum airflow through while also providing protection. They are ideal for riders that live in areas with very hot weather, and through natural airflow and convection help keep you from overheating. If paired with a cooling base layer, it is even more effective at wicking away heat.

Are mesh motorcycle pants safe?

Any pair of motorcycle pants is better than none at all. Mesh pants are safe, but have a lower overall abrasion resistance rating. The chassis is often made of durable material with 500D to 600D abrasion rating, with the large mesh panels rated between 400D to 500D as an average. Most, if not all, mesh pants come with at least CE Level I rated knee armor, with pockets for optional hip and coccyx armor.

What materials are commonly used in mesh motorcycle pants?

The most common chassis material in mesh pants is polyester, while the mesh panels are often ballistic nylon or polyester-wrapped nylon lattice. Some of the pricer mesh pants replace the polyester chassis with Cordura or multi-layer ballistic nylon. Leather can also be used, most often on the inside of the calf as heat protection from the engine.

What are some disadvantages of mesh motorcycle pants?

In general, mesh pants are not water resistant or waterproof due to the mesh areas being designed to allow for maximum airflow. Mesh pants also have a lower overall abrasion resistance as the material used for the panels is not as strong as the material used for the chassis. The biggest disadvantage is that mesh pants are weather dependent, in general being designed only to be used in warm to extreme hot weather, and not suitable at all for colder weather.

How can mesh motorcycle pants be waterproof if they are designed for airflow?

There are many mesh pants that feature a waterproof membrane, but sacrifice some airflow to do so. Other mesh pants can come with a zip-out waterproof liner, allowing for more airflow when it’s not wet. The caveat is that the mesh pants with membranes are often towards the pricier side, often mid-range or better in the budget.

Can I wear mesh motorcycle pants for any type of riding, such as touring or off-road?

The versatility of mesh pants means that they are acceptable for pretty much every type of riding. The only types of riding not recommended with mesh pants are track days and/or motocross/supercross. Both of those activities have pants much better suited for each, such as leather sport pants and motocross pants.