The Best Textile Motorcycle Pants

Entry-Level

Priced under $300.

Klim Switchback Cargo Pants

Mid-Range

Priced $300 - $500.

Rev’It! Sand 4 H2O

High-End

Priced $500+.

REV’IT! Dominator 2 GTX

Key Specs

• Chassis constructed from hard-wearing poly-fabric for comfort, durability and abrasion resistance

• Knitted design textile pants with pre-curved knees for optimal riding performance

• Tapered for a seamless fit with sports riding footwear

• Knitted technology fabric on seam area for maximum stretchability, thus optimizing fit and comfort

• Single crotch panel for additional rider comfort

• Rear of pants is elongated, giving a high back profile for enhanced coverage when riding

• Knitted technology fabric on seam area for maximum stretchability

• Ergonomic pre-curved knee construction reduces rider fatigue

• Hook and loop waist adjustment for a secure closure

• Two front thigh pockets for real-world practicality

• Elasticated ankle panel for quick and easy on/off

• Front fly with button for a secure closure

• Equipped with a short cord to tighten the calf

• CE Level 1 hip and knee protection

Protection & Safety

• Textile poly-fabric is hard-wearing, durable, and highly abrasion-resistant

• CE level 1 hip and knee Alpinestars Nucleon flex-armor protects while allowing a high range of movement

• Elongated tail of the pants to cover more of the rider should they come off the bike while in a tuck

Key Specs

• Karbonite Micromesh and nylon chassis

• DWR treatment

• D3O LP1 hip and knee armor (level 1)

• Armor can be removed while wearing pants

• Two zippered outer thigh vents

• 2 calf entry assist dual zippers

• Two front hand pockets

• Two rear pockets

• One zippered front thigh cargo pocket

• One double snap front thigh cargo pocket

• Adjustable bottom hem fastens down around ankle revealing 3M Scotchlite reflective material

Protection & Safety

• D3O LP1 armor, level 1, is located at the hip and the knee

The biggest bonus for this armor is that it can be removed while still wearing the Switchbacks, making them even more comfortable when not on your bike.

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Key Specs

• Modular construction for optimal versatility

• Laminated DrystarXF membrane provides superior breathability and waterproofing

• MATRYX panel for enhanced airflow and mechanical performance

• Rideknit panel for comfort and stretch zones for an optimized fit

• Elasticated back waist accordion incorporating waist volume adjusters for an optimized fit

• Ergonomically designed zippered front pockets for ease of use.

• Lower leg stretch accordion construction for the best fit and optimized comfort, regardless of the type of boot or shoe the rider is wearing

• Designed with a tailored, ergonomic fit to accommodate all riding movements

• Can wear in or out of boots

Protection & Safety

• Nucleon Flex Pro Knee Level 2 armor and Bio-Flex Hip armor included

• Reflective detail on the lower leg

• Aramid fiber Flynet leather panels for high abrasion resistance

• CE approved to pr-EN17092 as a Class AA garmentapered PE comfort foam for superior riding comfort.

Rukka StretchAir

Key Specs

• Knitted mesh Cordura AFT for maximum airflow

• Knitted Cordura AFT in two layers on knees

• Elastic Cordura panels for extra fit flexibility

• Belt loops

• Jacket-to-pant connecting zipper

• Two external pockets with zippers

• Rukka D3O XTR Air Knee/Shin and Hip Protectors CE Level 2 EN 1621-1 2012

• Stretch material on sides, above the knees, knee bend, rear yoke and leg cuffs

• Fits inside boots

• Rukka AirCushion and Rukka Antiglide system of Keprotec in seat

• Can be fitted with Rukka Suspenders (sold separately)

• The Rukka warranty is valid for 5 (five) years from the date of purchase against faults in material or workmanship

Protection & Safety

• And don’t let the relaxed fit and style of the Stretch-Air make you question the safety features offered by these textile pants.

• D3O XTR Air armor in the knees

• Hip armor rated CE Level 2 EN 1621-1 2012.

• Double layer of Cordura is added at the knee and shin for extra abrasion protection

Key Specs

Protection Features:

• Outer shell: polyester ripstop | PWR|shell 1000D | PWR|shell stretch

• Insulation: detachable thermal liner

• Waterproofing: detachable Hydratex®|G-liner

• Breathability: detachable Hydratex®|G-liner

• Composition: 98% Polyester, 2% Polyamide

• Lining: 100% polyester

• Thermal liner: 100% polyester (insulation 100% polyester)

• Membrane: 100% polyurethane (tricot 100% polyamide)

• Protection: Seeflex CE Level 2 protection at knees, SeeSmart CE Level 1 type B hip protection (RV33)

• Visibility: laminated reflection on the calves

Ergonomic Features:

• Fit: tour fit

• Adjustability: adjustment strap at waist, adjustment tab at ankles, 3 position adjustable knee armor

• Ventilation: VCS I zippers at upper legs

• Features: B-lock button closure | calf zippers | grip panel at seat | short and long connection zipper | stretch

• Pockets: slit pocket | waterproof stash pocket

Protection & Safety

• 1000D ripstop polyester shell allows for maximum abrasion resistance possible

• Seeflex and SeeSmart armor is flexible for comfort, yet will take an impact without transferring the shock to the rider

• Ventilation is on the top inside of the thighs, so that there are no weak points on the outside of the legs where abrasion is most likely to occur

Key Specs

• Multi-panel main shell Gore-Tex construction with reinforcements on the thigh areas for an optimal combination of durability, protection and weight saving

• Fully laminated Gore-Tex chassis (three layer above the knee and two layers below the knee) which is bonded for weight-saving, plus exceptional waterproofing and breathability

• Gore-Tex stretch inserts positioned on knees offers mobility and riding fit on various touring bike models

• Ballistic nylon reinforcements strategically positioned on legs for enhanced tear and abrasion resistance and with a non-scratch finish to preserve the bike’s paintwork

• Removable 100g thermal lining

• Ventilation system features zippered air intakes on thighs which offer superior interior cooling and airflow to prevent build of potentially fatiguing heat

• Thigh air vents feature snap buttons to ensure vent stays open while riding

• Lightweight, removable CE certified knee protectors

• Internal hip pockets lined with ergonomically tapered PE comfort foam for riding comfort

• Hip compartments can be upgraded to incorporate Alpinestars Nucleon hip protectors (sold separately)

• Hook and loop grip closure leg closure system on calf and ankle ensures optimized garment fit and also help to keep protectors in place in the event of an impact slide

• Deep, zippered front hand pockets for peace-of-mind storage of belongings

• Waist connection zipper enables attachment to various Alpinestars textile riding jackets

• Inner waist incorporates soft padded lining for high levels of comfort

• Reflective detailing on front and bottom legs improves rider visibility

Protection & Safety

The protection offered by the Bryce Gore-Tex is exactly what riders have come to expect from Alpinestars in safe yet comfortable armor.

• Lightweight, removable CE certified knee armor is provided as is tapered PE comfort foam at the hips

• Internal pockets for both the knee and hip protection allow riders to upgrade or replace the included armor as they see fit

• Ballistic nylon reinforcements are strategically located on the legs for enhanced tear and abrasion resistance and have a non-scratch finish to preserve your bike’s finish

• Reflective detailing on front and bottom legs improves makes you easier to see at night or in low light conditions

Key Specs

• Gore-Tex 3-layer Pro Laminate technology Guaranteed To Keep You Dry

• SPL 200 3 layer Pro Gore-Tex on main body

• FPL 400 3 layer Pro Gore-Tex

• Custom-engineered variable-density Superfabric on knees

• 500D Karbonite ripstop on pocket and seat

• Highly abrasion resistant 500D Karbonite ripstop panels in key impact and wear areas

• Pre-curved knee positioning construction

• VELCRO® brand fasteners

• YKK Vislon water resistant zippers

• Upper shin quick adjust keeps armor in place

Heat resistant leather coverage to grip and protect

• Klimatek cooling stretch mesh in hip and knee pad pockets

• Internal moisture-wicking mesh Polygiene odor fighting for long trips

• 2 zippered cargo pockets

• Standardized jacket-to-pant zipper integration system

• Custom TPU zipper pullers

• Adjustable cuffs

• 2 front thigh intake vents

• 2 back thigh exhaust vents

Protection & Safety

• 3M Scotchlite reflective material on panels

• CE level 2 Klim D3O Aero Pro armor at hips, knees and tailbone

• Adjustable armor pockets