Did you know that motorcycle winter trousers can be troublesome? Apparently it’s true, and in this country alone something around 6,000 folks are hurt or injured by the humble trouser every year!
Keep that in mind next time you’re trying to get yours up in a hurry. Luckily for us, we’re here to look at trousers designed to keep you safe, warm and dry too.
We all know how much we’d love to own a top-drawer set of Rukka or Dainese winter/all-year trousers. However, very few of us have a wallet capable of stretching to around a grand for some of them. If you can, lucky you. If you can’t, welcome to the club and read on!
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Just like the previous jackets post, up-to-date clothing technology is now available on budget gear. A cheaper version perhaps, or a decent approximation of what was the pinnacle a few years ago, but still all effective at their job.
RST Pro Series Paragon V
£159.99 | Available: www.rst-moto.com
An absolutely banging pair of leg warmers here, with the latest Paragon V pants from RST. As with the jacket, it’s been a constant evolution model after model, and they just keep getting better and better.
It’s made from ‘Maxtex’, and sports A-rated armour in its armoury, including CE level-1 knee pad type things. Adjustability for your ever changing gut line is present, but there are removable braces for anybody who struggles to keep their pants up, too.
The SinAqua waterproof lining is fixed, while the thermal waistcoat is removable. ‘Max’ zips keep things tight, there are two pockets. The whole shebang is triple stitched and, of course, it pairs up nicely with the Paragon V jacket. It comes in sizes small to 4XL. Buy your pair directly here.
Spada Turin Trouser
£114.99 | Available: www.spadaclothing.co.uk
Spada enters the fray with the Turin Trouser, built from 600D Cordura and comes with ‘accordion’ stretch panels.
We’re sure there’s a joke in there somewhere, but we digress… Knees are taken care of by two-piece CE-approved armour, while lower legs use a combination of zips and Velcro to close around your boots.
A quilt liner means you keep warm, while a fixed breathable liner means you won’t sweat your unmentionables off (working in tandem with the VENTECH cooling system), plus said liner is also waterproof.
A seriously decent bit of kit, this, with a price easy to swallow, available in sizes small to 4XL. Take a closer look at the Turin Trouser here.