Olympia Motosports has been manufacturing premium riding apparel for 15 years. The company believes in providing their customers with premium components that have unique features. Olympia’s core values include the use of high-quality components and innovative technical features. With a focus on ergonomics and comfort, Olympia thrives to provide their customers with high quality riding clothes at a fair price.
My first impression of the Olympia X Moto 2 pants is very good. As with the Olympia X Moto 2 jacket, the first thing that I noticed when I opened the box was the quality. Excellent material, awesome zippers, refined stitching. These pants look fantastic.
Two side entry zip pockets and two rear flap pockets.
An 8” zipper is located at the back waistline to connect the pants with the Jacket. Washable leather reinforcement panel from the thigh to the hem bottom.
Zippers stop well before the bottom of the pant to allow for easy hemming of the cuff.
Built-in pocket for optional hip protection.
Pants do not come with the hip armor but foam inserts.
Rain Pants Layer
The fully functional rain pants can be worn inside or outside the main pant and consist of an AquaRes™ laminated fabric. The pants feature an elasticized waist with side waist slide buckles and belt loops.
My first impression of riding with the pants on was how comfortable they are. The pants have a food flex to them and are warm. It was 2 degrees Celsius (36 degrees Fahrenheit) when I tried the pants for the first time.
I wore a pair of sweatpants under the X Moto 2 pants and I was not cold at all. I wore the pants with the rain pants on the inside. I was comfortable and did not feel the wind.
The following day, I wore the pants and the matching jacket while I was conducting a review of a Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS. Again, it was 2 degrees Celsius (36 degrees Fahrenheit), but it was raining.
I rode in the rain for almost 3 hours and I was amazed at how dry I was at the end. I was not cold while riding except for my hands as my gloves were inadequate for the weather. I feel that the pants did not need the rain pants on the inside to keep me dry; however, I appreciated the rain pants added protection from the wind.
The pants were very forgiving while riding. I did not feel constricted at any time. I did feel extremely grateful that I was wearing such good gear during this ride. My only complaint in regards to fitment was that the snaps that keep the waistband cinched were not very secure. I have a bit of a belly and this had a bit of a negative effect on the snaps.
These pants are amazing. I highly recommend the Olympia X Moto 2 pants to anyone who is looking for touring styled protective gear.
The versatility of these pants will be greatly appreciated for anyone who rides in different conditions. They can be worn in cold weather, wet weather and opened up to expose the mesh for summer riding. The built-in adjustable knee armor is very comfortable.
My only complaint is the fact that the pants come with an area for hip armor only to find a piece of foam in the slot instead of CE rated armor. I would gladly pay the additional $25 for the added security and to avoid the hassle of having to order it separately.
Also, I would like to see a bit better retention at the waist. Either a stronger holding snap or a secondary fastener.
At the time of this review, the retail on these pants is USD $349.99 (CAD $429.99).
Disclosure: Please note that I was provided the Olympia X Moto 2 Pants free of charge for this review.