Hey everyone! It’s Matt with another pair of motorcycle trousers to talk about but I’m still on about Ghostbikes’ own brand Black. The Black Atom Motorcycle Trousers to be exact- An affordable, quality piece of kit that has plenty going for it.
The shell of the trousers are made from a 600D Polyester- a pretty typical material used in making motorcycle gear but is tried and tested for being flexible yet tough and abrasion resistant. So its good stuff for breaking through the wind, protecting you from the elements and protecting your skin if you happen to find yourself sliding down the road some time. On the knees of the trousers there are panels of accordion stretch fabric, this serves a couple of purposes. The first is for comfort, it means you aren’t going to be uncomfortable feeling the materials pull taut around your knees or bunch up on the legs over your boots. It also means that the CE rated knee armour isn’t going to shift around or move further up the leg- so it’s always where it needs to be to do it’s job should it need to. Although it doesn’t have it installed- there are also extra pockets for knee armour, if you fancy upgrading your protection. There are already some thin, foam inserts in these pockets but they’re more for giving the trousers a bit of shape and comfort than protection.
A great feature on this pair of trousers is the zips that it has. Not the pocket zips though- the connector zips on the back of the waist. These zips give you the option to connect your trousers to a jacket with compatible zippers, like the Black Piston Motorcycle Jacket, either to create a small and easily undo-able connection to keep your jacket from riding up or using the bigger zip to create a more one piece like suit. This has a number of benefits as well, it not only ensures that your gear is staying in all the places that it should be but it also helps prevent the garments from separating in a slide to reveal areas of skin that wont take as well to skidding down the road.
Inside the trousers you’ll find a thermal liner for keeping you warm on the colder rides. But if you fancy a bit of extra breathing room or the weather is a bit too warm- this liner can easily be removed and saved for later. For added comfort and security the trousers have adjusters on the waist for a close fit and to keep them in the right place and adjusters at the ankles. The ankle adjusters have a few purposes- they can open out more to have your trousers over the outside of your boots, tighten up so you can have them tucked into your boots and also- when done properly, help prevent rain water getting up and into the legs of your pants.
So the Black Atom Motorcycle Trousers offer a fantastic level of protection and also provide a couple of extra luxuries to help keep you comfortable and safe. For £44.99 these trousers are amazing value for money and would make a fine addition to a biker’s summer arsenal.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com