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Olympia X Moto 2 Pants Hands-On Review

Olympia X Moto 2 Pants
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X Moto 2 Pants Review Summary
Review Summary
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.
Excellent materials
Outstanding build quality
Extremely versatile
Loaded with safety features
Very visible
Hip protection is only foam and not CE rated
Snaps at the waist are not very retentive
A Good Buy

First Impression

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.

I took the pants out of the box. I was really impressed with the construction of the pants. They are Cordura © fabric with leather on the inside of the pant. Really nice heavy duty zippers with nice pulls as well as belt loops.

The inside layer features a rain pant that is designed to be used inside or outside the pants.


Pants Features

Olympia X Moto 2 Pants closeup

  • Constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Cordura® fabric in strategic areas.
  • Quality YKK Zippers throughout including full side leg zippers that extend to the waistband.
  • MVS Mega Vent Panel System in the thigh area and cool mesh airflow lining throughout.
  • Removable and adjustable height CE approved Motion Flex armor at the knees.
  • 3M Scotchlite © reflective piping from hem to waist.
  • 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.

Olympia X Moto 2 Pants inner features

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.

Olympia X Moto 2 Pants rain layer


Riding with the Pants

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.

Final Impressions

Olympia X Moto 2 Pants side view

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.

Olympia X Moto 2 Pants rear view


  • Excellent materials
  • Outstanding build quality
  • Extremely versatile
  • Loaded with safety features
  • Very visible
  • Comfortable
  • Warm
  • Stylish


  • Hip protection is only foam and not CE rated
  • Snaps at the waist are not very retentive


  • Manufacturer: Olympia Motosports
  • Price (When Tested): 349.99
  • Alternative models & colors: Black or Pewter
  • Sizes: 30 to 44
  • Review Date: September 2018


  1. That is a good write up -thanks. A “three seasons ” pants and jacket are not always easy to find.
    My one question would be about the rain pants. It seems like a good idea that it can be worn both inside and outside of the main pants- but if worn outside , how is the lower leg fitted around the boot and not flap itself to pieces. Or do they need to be tucked into the boot. All the multi season pants I’ve owned over the years have a light waterproof lining on the inside of the pants , which is removable , but one has to stand in your underware while the liner is removed when the weather warms up. Putting the rain pant over the top of the main pants, unless fairly robust, ie construction yellow, the rain pants wouldn’t last long .

  2. Hi Glenn.

    Thanks for your comment. The rain pant can be worn inside or outide the cordura pant. The are designed to be worn inside as an additional layer of protection against both rain and wind as the Cordura pants are water resistant on their own. If worn outside the pant, the bottom has an adjustable velcro strip that can be cinched around your boot. I don’t know that I would wear them outside the pants for touring. The jacket has a large waterproof pocket in the back that would easily accommodate the rain pant and rain jacket if you were tourine in a warm climate and wanted the extra level of protection. Hope this helps answer your question. Cheers, Gerry

  3. Any word on sizing? Is the sizing chart by Olympia accurate? Some of what I’ve read elsewhere suggests that the suit is cut generously.


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