Hello again, everybody! I’m writing another blog post about an Agrius item but this time it’s a pair of trousers! [Right now they’re the only Agrius trousers we have but that’s beside the point]
The Agrius Hydra Motorcycle Trousers are an excellent, low-cost choice for any biker who may be looking for a decent pair of pants to ride in. They’re also my current personal choice of motorcycle trouser and I honestly don’t really have anything bad to say about them. They’re made to be more of a Sport-Tourer style pair of pants that provides comfort for touring and general riding but also not pile on so many extras like full-on touring pants. It’s made of a tough Polyester construction that has a high abrasion resistance, the same as the Agrius Jackets. The Hydra Trousers are quite versatile as they have features that provide the basics for tackling a number of different riding conditions.
The fit is adjustable at the waist so you can make sure your trousers are secure and not going to slip down but it also has a zipper at the small of the back so you can connect your trousers to an Agrius Jacket [or whatever jacket as long as the zipper is compatible]. For overly warm conditions- the trousers also have two vents on the front that can be fastened open using poppers to ensure a good amount of air can flow in and cool you down. This is a welcome feature, especially now that the weather is all warmed up and it’s not something I’ve noticed on many other pairs of trousers aside from on brands like Oxford.
But if your problem is that you’re too cold- the Hydra trousers have a thermal lining that can be removed if you wish, which already makes the trousers suitable for a number of seasons and riding conditions. If one of those riding conditions happens to be wet with rain pouring down, the Hydra trousers are waterproof. However! That waterproofing does not extend to the two pockets on the front of the trousers, which is unfortunate but it doesn’t really bother me too much as I rarely keep anything in them that would be affected by rain water. So if it is raining when you’re riding, do consider storing any valuables you’re not okay with getting wet elsewhere.
Also for your comfort- the material over the knees is an accordion stretch panel of sorts that keep the pants from bunching up on the legs and riding up until they slip over the boots. It also allows the knee armour to stay in place so that they’re more comfortable and are always in the place they need to be to provide the most protection. So it’s also more protective and comfortable than a pair of trousers that don’t include this feature such as the Akito Python Sport Motorcycle Trousers. The material in the Akito Python Sports has way more reinforcement than the Hydras, sure, but they’ve sacrificed rider comfort to do it. I’d rather pay £47.99 for something that does the job and feels like it’s doing it’s job instead of £79.99 for something that doesn’t feel as good but points to it’s CV reassuringly. Great trousers in their own right but I love my Hydras too much.
Ever had your pants split? It’s very embarrassing, so for added strength where it counts, the seat of the pants have been reinforced and although it’s not listed as a feature on the website- this material also helps you to grip your saddle better and keep you from slipping. You’ve probably noticed that there’s a bit of reflective piping on it too, down the sides, around the back and a bit over the front of the thigh. The best way to protect you is to keep you from getting in an accident in the first place, so this reflective piping [and a logo] are there to help you do just that by being seen in people’s headlights in darker conditions. The trousers include CE approved knee armour which is already pretty good but it also provides internal pockets for hip armour if you fancy upgrading your protection.
As far as sizing goes for these trousers I would recommend going up a size from your usual pants. It makes the trousers easier to wear over other clothing- I’m usually a Large but I went with XL so I could wear them over my jeans while keeping the thermal liner in. I’m also quite tall- so when I bought the trousers I was a bit concerned whether I should go for a long leg or not but the standard leg length is perfect for me. So if you’re a taller person- don’t be afraid to give the standard leg length a go.
And that’s the Agrius Hydra Motorcycle Trousers! For £47.99 you’re getting a great pair of quality, jack-of-all-trades trousers that are suitable for use all year round and you haven’t burned a hole in your wallet for it. Because of the sport-tourer style of these trousers, they go great with the Agrius jackets, especially the Agrius Orion Jacket as it’s also a sport-tourer style. And if you decide you want the Hydras and an Agrius jacket- you can get a really good Agrius kit deal at Ghostbikes.com like I did. Thanks for reading!
Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com