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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 …

Sliders “Bella” Women’s Jeans Review The Sliders Bella  women’s riding jeans are protective, wear all day, decent-looking jeans. It’s sad but true that when it comes to motorcycle gear for women, the amount of choices available pale in comparison to plethora of gear available for men. In recent years this has improved a bit, but the …

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 …

Joe Rocket Steel Jeans vs. Sliders Kevlar Jeans webBikeWorld visitors apparently can’t get enough information on motorcycle jeans! Based on your suggestions, we ordered a pair of Joe Rocket “Steel” jeans and while we were at it, we also ordered a pair of Sliders Kevlar jeans for good measure. We’re not big fans of wearing …

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 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 …

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 …

Comfort, Protection and Style Roseberry women’s jeans by Knox, the armour specialists, offer protection combined with comfort and style. And that’s everything you want from a pair of motorcycle jeans. I’ve never been a big fan of motorcycle jeans. It seems to me that they try to do two jobs and fail at both: not …

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 …

Popular Mesh Pants for Women and Men The REV’IT! Airwave 2 pants are a perfect match for the Airwave 2 jacket (review). The pants also match with many other REV’IT! jackets. This is one of the reasons why the Airwave 2 pants are so popular. We reviewed the Airwave pants in July of 2013. The Airwave 2 pants …

Bull-it Ladies Sidewinder and Italian Boot Cut SR6 Jeans The Bull-it Ladies Sidewinder and Italian Boot Cut jeans are the most protective, soft-to-the-touch, simple styling jean I have seen. Sizing may be an issue, however. Abrasion-resistant motorcycle jeans are certainly nothing new but there are fewer options available for women riders. There are lot of …

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 …

Versatile Pants Are A Match for Any Jacket The new Fieldsheer Adventure Tour jacket (review) has a pair of matching pants. No surprise there! The pants are made from the same Fieldsheer-developed 500 denier Maxtena-Pro outer shell — “heavy duty” stuff. With a different approach and to simplify the on/off process, the Exkin Air insulating liner is …

Resurgence Gear PEKEV Women’s Jeans The Resurgence Gear PEKEV women’s jeans are durable motorcycle jeans with nice protective features. Be careful when choosing a size and definitely check the quality on the pair you are buying. The first time I rode a motorcycle, I was wearing a pair of regular women’s jeans. I associate jeans …

X-Vent Pants for Winter The REV’IT! X-vent pants have a warm removable quilted thermal lining. It attaches with zippers and the pants lining is waterproof. Vents are located on the thighs, although they don’t flow much air. The pants include Knox CE-approved protectors in the knees and soft foam padding for the hips. The pants …

Mesh Over Pants for Hot Weather Riding The Pilot Omni over-pants are available in the Omni Air mesh version described in this review or as a solid textile version. Both are designed as over-pants, so they can be worn alone or over jeans or other street pants. The Omni Air mesh over-pants have a thick-feeling …

Poseidon Gore-Tex Pants to Match the Jacket The new REV’IT! Poseidon GTX pants match thePoseidon GTX jacket (review). The pants feature the same Gore-Tex Pro waterproof construction that is “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry”. The updated REV’IT! VCS Aquadefence vents are also featured on the pants. That includes the FidLock magnetic snap system, which makes …

All-Weather Mid-Range Pants The REV’IT! Sand 2 pants are a mild upgrade to the original REV’IT! Sand pants (review). Actually, either pair would be a good match for both the original REV’IT! Sand jacket (review) and the updated REV’IT! Sand 2 jacket (review). Either way, the Sand 2 pants are much like the originals; these are nicely styled and …

Resurgence Gear PEKEV Jeans and Cargo Pants Review The Resurgence Gear “Black Bird” jeans and “Cargo Trousers” are comfortable and stylish. The Black Bird jeans are especially comfortable; the denim includes a stretch fabric that expands by about 25% for a good fit that also helps retain the protectors. The Resurgence Gear jeans and cargo …

REV’IT! Airwave Trousers for Women and Men Strictly for summer, the Airwave trousers offer excellent air flow combined with a good fit and protective armour. Easy to put on and take off, they’re great for commuting, and can stand up to longer trips too. The Airwave pants also work as overpants with a pair of …

Sliders “All Season 2” Pants With Kevlar The Sliders All Season 2 Pants With Kevlar provide a good balance of protection and hot weather riding comfort. I live in a part of the country that has seasons. Four of them. In summer (as it is now), it is hot and humid. But when winter comes, …

Overlap “Manx” Kevlar Jeans Review The Overlap Manx jeans may have hit the perfect formula for motorcycle jeans that look good on the street. They look as good as any street jeans and they’re very soft and very comfortable. The Manx jeans arrive fully broken-in, with that worn look that gives ’em lots of character. …

Overlap “Imatra” Kevlar Jeans Review The new Overlap Imatra jeans have many protective features, including SAS-Tec knee and hip protectors. A full-length Kevlar lining is included and the Imatra jeans have been tested and certified to meet several CE Level 1 and Level 2 protection standards, according to the company. The jeans are considered “PPE”, …

RHOK “Gen3” Kevlar Jeans Review The “Gen3” RHOK Kevlar jeans are soft and comfortable. The “PEKEV” Kevlar lining is a special design that covers the seat down to just below the knee in the rear, along with a section at the hips. The RHOK Gen3 jeans come with removable knee and hip protectors. The knee …

Rukka “AirVision” Pants Review The Rukka AirVision pants are, of course, the perfect match the Rukka Airway jacket, reviewed in Part 1. The pants could be worn with other Rukka jackets or with jackets from other manufacturers, although that doesn’t seem likely. The AirVision pants have the same Cordura AFT mesh fabric as the Airway jacket …

Sliders Cargo Pants Purpose-built motorcycling pants thinly disguised as regular cargo pants. I have reviewed several different motorcycle pants and jeans through the years. But some of them are not specifically designed as motorcycle riding apparel. For example, see my Cortech and Carhartt jeans review. Or my Duluth Firehose Logging Pants review. Those are both pretty popular …

Rukka “Armas” Pants Review The Rukka Armas pants are the perfect match theRukka Armas jacket (review) but they could also be worn with other Rukka jackets or with other brands. The pants incorporate most of the same high-tech ingredients, including the Gore-Tex Pro Shell with Armacor exterior. A removable suspenders system and a nearly full-length zipper …

Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans Review The Dainese D1 Kevlar jeans feature a heavyweight blend of denim with Kevlar fibers incorporated into the weave. Additional abrasion protection is provided in the form of “Kevlar Jersey” knitted fabric in the crotch and hips. The D1 Kevlar jeans have a lot of style and the cut is shaded …

Akito Desert Pants The Akito Desert pants pair with the Akito Desert jacket (review) and they can be attached with a waist zipper. The pants have the same basic quality of construction and stitching as the jacket, with the same issues. See Part I: Akito Desert Jacket Review Please refer to Part I of this two-part review, which describes the …

Akito “Desert” Pants Review The Akito Desert pants pair with the Akito Desert jacket (review) and they can be attached with a waist zipper. The pants have the same basic quality of construction and stitching as the jacket, with the same issues. See Part I: Akito Desert Jacket Review Please refer to Part I of this two-part review, which describes …

Richa Spirit C_Change Pants Review The Richa Spirit pants are a natural for pairing with the Spirit jacket. The pants also include the special Schoeller “c_change” climate adaptive membrane bonded to the Dynatec shell. The Spirit pants are fully waterproof at the outer boundary layer and they do not require an inner waterproof liner. The …

Bilt Trackstar Leather Pants Review A very good pair of leather sport pants for the price point. Let me state first that I’ve never considered myself a leather pants kind of guy. Certainly leather is a great material for motorcycle apparel and I have always owned a leather motorcycle jacket, gloves and boots, but pants …

Klim Badlands Pro Pants The new Klim Badlands Pro pants are the perfect match for the Badlands Pro jacket (review) — naturally! But the pants are also a good match with many other jackets. They feature the same rugged exterior and Gore-Tex Pro Shell guaranteed waterproof construction used in the Badlands Pro jacket. The Badlands pro pants …

Drayko “Drifter” Jeans Review A very protective and comfortable pair of jeans for motorcycle riding that suffers from some fit issues. Having reviewed several motorcycle jeans or “jean-like” pants over the past couple of years for webBikeWorld, our Editor asked me to review a new pair of riding jeans that are now on the market. …

Lightweight REV’IT! Pants The new REV’IT! Axis pants were announced in 2011 as a match for the REV’IT! Energy HV (review)commuter jacket. These lightweight pants have a clever and unique design. But they’re missing a few important features, perhaps making them too much of a compromise. The REV’IT! Axis pants (or trousers as they’re known in …