Its predecessors (Poseidon GTX without-serial-number and Poseidon 2 GTX) got to call themselves the first three-layer GORE-TEX motorcycle trousers in the world with exceptional ventilation properties. Therefore, the launch of this Poseidon 3 GTX is not a scoop but another improved version. Oh and Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea, although these trousers aim to keep water on the outside.
The insulated, removable thermal inner lining takes care of the comfort and warmth, while the outside consists of laminated GORE-TEX. ‘Laminated’ means: attached to the outer fabric. In two or three layers, depending on the area. An additional asset of laminated membranes is that the trousers do not absorb water, which makes them light and comfortable, and quick-drying on top of that. The 2L and 3L GORE-TEX used lifts this to yet another level in the Poseidon 3 GTX because GORE-TEX is evidently one of the absolute best materials for these features: waterproofness as well as breathing capacity.
The basic textile is wear-resistant 400D, supplemented with PWR|shell stretch; everything in light of an optimised wear-resistance, long life-span and excellent protection. Just like the eponymous motorcycle jacket, the motorbike trousers also got the innovative VCS | aquadefence system with the FidLock® magnetic closure, ensuring optimal ventilation. You can easily operate this with a single hand while riding and the little ‘gutter’ around the ventilation opening prevents water from finding its way in. The two pockets-with-zip right above that are also the most striking visual adaptation compared to previous versions of these motorcycle trousers.
Pay attention, though: the strong magnets don’t work well with pacemakers, and even though they are rarely in the vicinity of your upper legs, when in doubt, it’s best to inquire about that.
The standard SEEFLEX CE-level 2 knee protectors (in adjustable pockets) and the SEESMART CE hip protectors turn these trousers into high-scoring units with regard to impact protection and wearing comfort. Judiciously placed reflective strips enhance visibility in darker circumstances.
Anti-skid material on the seat ensures that the wearer stays fixed in the saddle. At the bottom, the trouser legs open up thanks to a mid-length zipper. Velcro strips allow for a perfectly adjustable fit, over or inside your motorbike boots. The higher finished backside of the motorcycle trousers makes sure that your back stays covered in a sportier seating position.
The Poseidon 3 can be fitted with Strapper Suspenders. With a long and short connecting zipper these are – apart from being excellent on their own – ideally combined with the Poseidon 3 GTX motorcycle jacket.
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