The Tarex of Modeka are very competitively priced motorcycle pants with a waterproof membrane and extra removable thermal lining. On a high level - most certainly - and for a quite unseen price.
The exterior in 600D-polyester is wear and tear resistant, which is reinforced with double layers at the critical places. The Hitex® membrane is Modeka's water- and windproof solution, which is almost always used. With good reason, because it works. With the budget-friendly Tarex the membrane is non-removable. If it is not enough to keep out the cold, you can use the removable thermal lining. Of course, it can also be too much of a good thing, then you can use the ventilation openings on the thighs.
The price is a decisive factor to consider these pants, but despite those (mere!) two numbers in front of the comma, it is all still very comfortable. With a non-slip seat pad and the traditional accordion strip above the knee, it's all good. At the back, above the seat and below the back, flexibility is the key word.
Next to comfort, safety is the most important thing when it comes to biker pants. Fortunately, Modeka shares this concern. The knee protectors are CE certified (EN 16-1:2012, level 1). Hip protectors are not standard, although you can add some: Modeka suggests the SAS-TEC SC-1/07 as the most appropriate choice.
You can get in and out of the boot with your motorcycle shoes or boots still on your feet. A zipper at the bottom creates space.
At the top, there are a number of extras which keep you comfortable once you are in the Tarex. A closure with snaps and velcro makes sure the pants stay closed when you want them to. The additional belt with velcro strip on top of the closure also allows some adjustments.
The adjustable suspenders are easy to remove. The two side pockets are primarily to put your hands in because they are not lockable. The reflective material - halfway down and at the bottom - ensures your visibility.
The connection zipper keeps a lot of combination possibilities open.
There is maintenance clothing and then there is clothing maintenance. Good, solid motorcycle clothing is an investment in comfort and personal safety. So invest in its maintenance after your purchase and enjoy your gear for longer. We put the best tips and tricks on this maintenance page.