Motorcycle Pants - Your Choices

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When it comes to buying pants as part of your motorcycle gear, making a choice is not easy. Basically, there are three kinds of materials that motorcycle pants are made from - leather, denim and  synthetic textile. Besides the price aspect, you need to factor in many other things before zeroing in on one of the three. To begin with, the design of the waist of your motorcycle pant. Which of the three options you would prefer - belt, suspenders or velcro? Then, would you want your pants to be water proof? And with knee sliders? How about extra pockets? See, the list is long.

There are four general categories of motorycle pants, so you need to select, accordingly:
  •     Street/Racing Motorcycle Pants
  •     Touring Motorcycle Pants
  •     Cruiser/Casual Motorcycle Pants
  •     Dirt Riding Motorcycle Pants

Types of Motorcycle Pants

1) Leather

Leather is a durable and flexible, and pants made of it come with many benefits. Leather pants are water resistant and fire too. Saves the rider from abrasion and protects a biker’s skin from scratches orflying road debris. Leather is also long-lasting. When treated properly, your leather pants will keep be with you and keep you safe and comfortable for many years.

2) Synthetic pants

Basic motorcycle pants are made of synthetics such as nylon, polyester and even Kevlar. Advantages: These are lighter and more flexible. Synthetic materials resist mildew and are easy to wash. but you will need to pull on rain gear over your pants when it is raining.

Pants made entirely of Kevlar can prevent road rash on these abrasion-prone areas.

3) Denim motorcycle pants

Many riders get a little conscious and would rather wear pants that look like any other and not like motorcycle pants. So denim pants are good for this lot. They're made to look, feel and perform like blue jeans, are airy and very comfortable.

Last but not least, none of the above type of motorcycle pants except ones made of Kevlar will protect your body parts like knees, elbows, etc in case of accident. For that, a rider needs to have armor or padding in strategic locations or impact zones on his/her body.

By Rhino Leather
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