Helping You Choose The Right Motorcycle Pants With Over 20 Years Of In Depth Reviews: We Walk, Wear & Ride Pants Of All Shapes, Sizes & Styles

With hundreds of styles of motorcycle pants there is really something for every riding type, fashion style, weather conditions and body size. Shapes and sizes of all types can be found and materials ranging from modern textiles, mesh materials and even old fashioned leather are just the start.

Over the years we’ve tried on a lot of motorcycle pants. Back in the old days it was almost impossible to wear pants off a bike but as the years have progressed and companies have received feedback from reviewers like us and consumers, things have changed. Now you can buy a pair of motorcycle pants that not only protect you and make riding comfortable but can also be worn to work, an event or everything in between.

The other thing we’ve noticed over the years of reviewing pants is that while pants are increasingly multi-taskable they are also more focused. If you spend time on the track you can get very specific pants just for that. Likewise for those who cruise long distances or spend most of their time in cold-weather riding conditions.

The big thing to look for in motorcycle pants is safety. Made of abrasion resistant man-made materials or leather, pants can take a big scrape and prevent road rash if you come off our bike. Both textiles and leather are excellent choices for motorcycle pants that can hold up in a crash. Pants also have insertable armor plates for added protection (not all pants have this but we highly recommend you find a pair that does). Added features like weatherproof construction, venting and pockets, or reflective hi-viz colors are all nice, but when it comes down to it, fit, comfort and style play a huge part in what you should choose.

Which type of motorcycle pants are right for you will depend on the type of riding you do, and which features are most important to you. Definitely dive into our reviews so you can understand the trade-offs with each pair.

Full List of Motorcycle Pants Brands

Most riders don’t realize just how many motorcycle pants brands exist. Over the years we have reviewed a lot of pants and we can barely keep up with the new ones coming onto the market every year. Below, we have listed all the pants brands we have tested (and some we haven’t). You can simply click on the link to see all the reviews we have conducted for each brand. We hope this makes finding the right pants for you a little easier.

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Recent Reviews

In This Section You Will Find All Our Recent Hands On Motorcycle Glove Reviews

Rev’it Ultimate Pants

Tourmaster Cortech Overpants

Flannel Lined Jeans

Hein Gericke Cargo Overpants

Alpinestars Street Cargo Pants

Alpinestars Ergo Painter Denim Pants

Alpinestars Air-Flo Pants

Mesh Motorcycle Jacket & Pants

Pilot Omni Air Over Pants V2 Review

REV’IT! Sand 3 Pants Review

Recent Hands On

Pants Reviews

Rev’it Ultimate Pants The Rev’it X-Vent pants were my favorite cool-weather motorcycle riding pants, bar none.  They fit well, they were comfortable and they kept me warm in throughout the cold winter months. There were two features that I wish were different though, and both of these (and more) have been addressed in the new …

Tourmaster Cortech Pants Many features, including double flaps over seams, extra material over knees and seat. Well made and high quality. Can be hot when worn over street pants at temperatures over about 70 degrees F. Best suited for cooler-weather riding. If you’ve got some time to kill with friends while tipping a few on …

Maverick “Sidewinders” Polartec Polar Flannel Lined Jeans Sitting in a Doctor’s office waiting room a couple of days ago, I was struck by how many people were wearing jeans.  I thought jeans were passé, surpassed by baggy chinos, cargo pants and sweats. I guess I’m out of step with the latest fashions yet again… Jeans …

Hein Gericke Cargo Overpants Hein Gericke opened his business in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1970.  The company has grown dramatically since then, becoming what is probably the best known motorcycle clothing brand name in Europe. Although Hein Gericke apparel has been sold in the U.S.A. since 1978, the brand has not been well recognized by American …

Alpinestars Street Cargo Pants Our series on Alpinestars gear for hot weather riding concludes with a look at the Alpinestars Street Cargo Pants, which are sort of a cross between street jeans and mesh motorcycle pants. The Cargo Pants can be purchased one size small, as these were, for wearing solo, but they’re also designed …

Alpinestars Ergo Painter Denim Pants As much as we go on about high-quality leather or textile pants for motorcycle riding, there’s no getting around the popularity of jeans. They’re comfy, they don’t look goofy off-bike and they can help make summer riding more comfortable.   But please – if you have to wear jeans, at …

Alpinestars Air-Flo Pants The timing couldn’t be better — just as the weather here in the Mid-Atlantic has reached its typically brutal hot and humid summer peak, we’ve been taking a look at some of the new mesh clothing items for 2006 from Alpinestars. We covered the Alpinestars T-Stunt 2 mesh jacket a few days ago and …

Roadgear AirTek Mesh Jacket – AirTek Mesh Pants Can there ever be too many choices for warm weather clothing?  I’m not sure if the “perfect” mesh combo exists just yet, but the evolution of the technology to produce these materials will surely give us more options. The mesh motorcycle clothing phenomenon is relatively new, but …

Updated Pilot Mesh Over Pants for Hot Weather Provide Great Value for the Money It was just about three years ago when we reviewed the original version of the Pilot Omni Air Over Pants. The Omni Air Over Pants V2 have a few updates from the originals, with a small $15.00 price increase. I’ll point out the …

Mid-Range All-Arounders The REV’IT! Sand 3 pants are a continuing evolution of the original REV’IT! Sand pants (review). We first started reviewing the REV’IT! Sand series way back in 2010. In all that time, the Sand jacket and pants have proven to be among the most popular items in the REV’IT! lineup. That’s because they hit …

Can The Pilot Waterproof Over Pants Deliver In The Crowded Sub-$200 Category? We Try Them & Find Out. The Pilot Dura pants are basic motorcycle riding pants that function well. But they’re probably not equivalent to the Pilot Trans Urban V2 jacket (review) from a value perspective. Pilot has upgraded the knee protectors in the Dura pants …

Crash Tested Overpants for Men and Women The Joe Rocket Ballistic 7.0 textile riding pants offer versatility, protection and bang for the buck. In fact, this pair survived a crash that totaled the bike; more on that below. Also, both men’s and women’s specific versions of the Ballistic 7.0 pants are available. A huge size …

Three Season Pants for Women and Men The Enterprise 2 pants are a good choice for cool and inclement weather motorcycle riding. The pants offer REV’IT! quality and design at a competitive price There are many changes in this second version of the Enterprise pants that separate it from the original not only in design …

Teknic Cyclone Jacket & Pants Review Every once and a while, someone comes up with a completely new way of doing things with an idea, a strategy or a product that immediately sets them apart from the crowd. In business terms, it’s called “jumping the curve”, a phrase that, as far as I know, was …

REV’IT! Memphis H20: World’s First Waterproof Jeans? The REV’IT! Memphis H20 jeans have a Hydratex 3L (3 Layer) waterproof liner bonded to the inside of the denim. A full-length internal mesh liner adds comfort on the inside. But the Memphis H20 jeans do not have a full-length abrasion-resistant Kevlar or other type of lining. The …

We have reviewed dozens and dozens of pants over the years at WBW so we know a thing or two about which brands our editors love. We also see the analytics on the site too so we know which brands get the most views and attention from our readers. Between consumer interest, our editor’s opinions and generally who we think is really innovating in the pants space, here are the most popular brands at the moment.

Alpinestars Pants

Alpinestars Pants

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Alpinestars makes technical, high performance protective gear for Motorcycle, Motocross, and Auto Racing and more recently for action sports like Adventure/Touring, Mountain Biking and Cycling.

It all started in 1963 when a leather craftsman by the name of Sante Mazzarolo began creating the first Alpinestars branded products. At that time a new sport called motocross was establishing itself.

Alpinestars makes a massive range of motorcycle pants from traditional leather motorcycle pants to lightweight mesh motorcycle pants and everything in between. Their lightweight mesh pants have amazing venting and cooling for riders in warm weather while their leather pants have that cool traditional look and sturdy build quality. There’s a reason Alpinestars tops our list in a lot of categories and their R&D and constant innovation plus reasonable prices and great quality are hard to beat. 

Helpful Links: Read Our Alpinestars Pants Reviews.

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Joe Rocket Pants

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Motorcycle gloves find the right balance between comfort, control and protection. It is one thing to have a glove that protects you but it is another to have a glove that protects you AND makes controlling your motorcycle easy. That’s where Joe Rocket gloves excel.

The other area of excellence for Joe Rocket is affordability and price point. Their pants are a fraction of what you can pay for the same look and feel elsewhere. While there are a lot of copycat brands out there you can’t say that about Joe Rocket with their signature cool looking pants that can be worn anywhere. We love their leather classic pants the most, perfect for the cafe racer in you.

Helpful Links: Read Our Joe Rocket Pants Reviews.

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Klim Motorcycle Pants

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Klim Motorcycle Jackets

Klim (pronounced “climb”) is a U.S based designer and manufacturer or cool snowmobile and motorcycle clothing using the same.

Klim is an innovator in the space, focused on designing, developing and manufacturing the most advanced motor sports apparel for the snowmobile and motorcycle rider.

Clearly with a focus on snowmobile you know that their motorcycle pants are going to outperform other brands when it comes to waterproofing breathability, durability and comfort in cold weather. It may seem unusual for us to recommend a brand we haven’t tested (nobody wants to send us any pants) but this is a brand we feel 100% confident in putting our stamp of approval behind.

Helpful Links: Read Our Klim Pants Reviews.

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Dainese Pants

Dainese Pants

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“Dainese uses innovation and new technology to create protective gear and clothing for motorcycle, bike, equestrian and winter sports” according to the Dainese official website.

Started in 1972 the team there makes not only motorcycle boots but all types of other protective gear (back protectors, gloves, airbags and more). A very focused R&D outfit, Dainese is a real leader on the innovation side.

Dainese does the motorcycle pants basics really well – from top quality materials, textile and leather pants choices, top notch protection and loads of choices for any riding style. More than anything else though, we think Dainese pants are really stylish and look awesome. Combine the basics and amazing looks and it is hard to look further than Dainese when buying quality pants.

Helpful Links: Read Our Dainese Pants Reviews.

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Icon Pants

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Makers of Helmets, Jackets, Gloves, Pants, Footwear the team at Icon is one of the largest street based protective motorcycle apparel brands in the world.

Founded in 2002, ICON exploded onto the scene with unabashed attitude – maybe that’s why we love them so much. They focus on the modern performance rider who rides in the real world of messed up roads. Their core mission is “protecting riders whenever and however we can, knowing that reckoning day is coming for all of us”.

With a broad set of colors, styles, fits, and functionalities, Icon pants are among the most popular in the business. The relative upstart (in motorcycle gear years) knows how to create cool looking pants with solid functionality and a unique quality. We are big fans.

Helpful Links: Read Our Icon Pants Reviews.

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With a focus on innovation and well designed motorcycle clothing, REV’IT knows how to make cool clothing and gear.

We’ve often described REV’IT as a company that “gets it”. Their focus on motorcycle gloves shows they know riders really well.  We love for example that most of the gloves are constructed with seasonality in mind, which most riders know make a huge difference.

We love that REVIT makes a wide range of pants for both men and women. Available at a broad range of price points it is not hard to find a REVIT motorcycle pants for every riding style, budget and body type out there. REVIT pants are some of the highest rated by consumers and it is not hard to see why when you consider the amount of R&D and number of years of experience the team at REVIT has. Looking for motorcycle pants? Check these guys out.

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