Yes, that’s right. The Road Tech GTX's price is right, and while it's not minuscule, these highly engineered, advanced, laminated motorcycle pants seem to be worth every penny.
It all depends on how you look at it. If you travel 700 kilometers, you end up investing one euro per kilometer. And then almost tailor-made, highly designed, advanced and laminated motorbike pants suddenly become a bargain. It should be clear: those who ride far and wide can justify anything, and in this case you don't even have to bother.
This is a versatile pair of pants. With the Road Tech GTX - the latter stands for GORE-TEX - you can just as easily ride the motorway to work, as you can cross the mud on an enduro through Wales. The Road Tech GTX itself doesn't mind anything and is prepared for everything. The outer shell is a multi-fabric with strategic, ballistic nylon reinforcements for enhanced abrasion resistance. Quite a mouthful for a worry-free motorcycle ride, without ever feeling like you're travelling with 'too much'.
The trick with a pair of motorbike pants like this is not to saddle you with a mass of material. The ART - and the price - is in the balance. In the technicality of the material. Exactly the right thing, in the right place, for the application you have in mind. Worth every penny, we repeat. The laminated GORE-TEX chassis is second only to a wetsuit in terms of waterproofing, while unlike a wetsuit, you also have plenty of breathability. The sum of it all? Comfort. Comfort and efficiency. Balance. These motorcycle pants feature well-placed, direct vents for maximum airflow and a removable thermal liner for warmth on colder days.
You get a number of options to make the Road Tech GTX fit perfectly. The waist (belt with buckle) and legs (velcro) are adjustable, and the stretch material does the rest. At the lower leg level, you have plenty of margin, velcro and zipper length to stay upright even with a pair of sturdy motor boots on your feet.
The impact protection at knee level is Nucleon Flex Pro: CE certified, AA class. Bio-Flex hip protectors are also standard. Again, it's not a case of shoving a steel plate down your pants, but rather striving for the interface between flexible comfort and good protection. A strip of reflective material and a few easily accessible stowage pockets complete the picture.
Or rather: it becomes complete when you attach the Road Tech GTX's connecting zipper to a matching motorcycle jacket.
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 & tricks on this maintenance page.