Supervent mesh motorcycle riding pants
Riding a motorcycle in hot
weather fully geared up can sometimes be
a little taxing.
In addition, unless
Im riding in cooler weather, I
generally tend to feel a little hot in
regular motorcycle riding pants.
And so, enter my search
for a pair of ventilated hot weather
motorcycle riding pants that would also
offer a reasonable minimum level of
Supervent mesh motorcycle riding
pants fit this requirement quite well. In
fact they offer more of a hybrid
construction, using mesh and Cordura.
Hot weather mesh riding pants
- Waist area
including pockets: Cordura
- Front of thigh and
lower leg: Heavy duty nylon mesh
- Knees: Cordura
overlays and CE approved Knox
- Seat area and back
of thigh to knee: Cordura
- Lower leg: Heavy
duty nylon mesh
Hips: thin, high density
pre-curved sport cut
- Spandex panel from
crotch down leg for improved
comfort and mobility
- Silver airmesh
lining that is non-allergenic,
- Genuine YKK silver
- 8" zipper
connector for jacket
What I found:
Supervent mesh riding pants have
been quite versatile and have worn well
over time. Not only do I wear them in hot
weather (a given), but I find motorcycle
riding to be more comfortable when
wearing them even in cooler weather. They
have become my main riding pants for much
of the summer riding season.
And so, Ive been
quite happy with them.
But there are 2 slight
niggles that I wish to see done
Supervent mesh pants use CE
approved Knox KFP1 armor
for the knees. Though this armor is of
high quality, Im not convinced that
its the best given the application.
The Knox KFP1 protective armor is the
flat, pancake-style of armor. As such, it
tends to lay flat against the knee and
resists bending around the top and sides
to envelope the knee.
Id expect its
usefulnees to be much diminished during a
get-off as it would be likely to easily
shift. Also by essentially floating over
the knee, it provides no lateral
One of the first things
that I did was remove the Knox KFP1 armor
and replace it with armor from my other
riding pants that wraps around the knee.
Not only is wrap-style armor more likely
to protect the sides of the knee, but it
is less likely to shift.
The other point, and one
that puzzles me given the good quality
level of these riding pants, is the
miniscule 1.5 inch cinching strap on the
waist. There is nothing else to ensure
that the pants are snuggly fitted on the
waist and hence, hold in place. Folded
over on itself using Velcro, it allows
approximately 1.5 inches of mating
contact. Compared to the overall level of
the pants, it just seems inadequate.
In fact, the first thing I
did before wearing these pants was have a
local seamstress install front snaps and
a rear loop to allow me to use suspenders
from my other pants.
Other than that,
construction is solid and they have stood
the test of mileage.