Hey, everyone! I decided I’d take a look at these two pairs of pants and make a blog about them. I say “two pairs ” but they’re really the same pants, just in a Men’s and a Women’s fit. They’re the Knox Ivy Ladies Waterproof Motorcycle Trousers and the Knox Ivan Waterproof Motorcycle Trousers.
I decided to look at these pants as they look quite smart. they could both easily be mistaken for a pair of smart-casual pants. A businessman or businesswoman could throw on a pair of these instead of the usual kind of biker trousers and no one would know. Find a suit jacket to match the colour and you’ve got yourself a good pair of biker pants to hurry on to business meetings with or something. Or any formal occasion, really. Or informal if you prefer- it’s just they look so smart to me.
They’re made from a stretchy, high performance, tri-laminate, waterproof fabric with a 10k membrane. Already, these specs make this pair of pants a comfortable option for a commuter who needs to look snappy when they arrive or if you just want a decent pair of motorcycle pants that look good. The stretch that the fabric gives also means that it should adapt to your riding position and keep the waist band from dropping lower and keep the bottom of the trouser legs from bunching up from bending the knees.
But waterproofing alone isn’t enough, they need to be protective if you’re going to choose these over your usual motorcycle pants. And more protection is what they have- the Ivy and Ivan trousers are fully lined with DuPont Kevlar for the best and most abrasion resistance you can get. So if you do happen to have an accident while riding in these, your skin is safe even if your fancy new pants will be a bit scuffed. The trousers also come with CE approved MICRO LOCK Knee and hip armour installed. If you want to remove the armour either because you prefer to ride without or you want them out while you’re wearing the trousers off the bike- you can! The armour pocket openings are actually on the exterior of the trousers instead of on the inside, making armour removal and installation really quick. What’s more impressive is that the armour pocket openings are so incognito that no one would know they were there! The knee pockets are even adjustable so that you can fit the armour precisely and comfortably.
The trousers have a slight flare to them so that the ends of the trousers can fit over motorcycle boots. This is especially useful for wetter rides and keeps water from getting in through the top of your boots. The hem of the trouser legs also have cord adjusters so that you can secure the trouser leg over the top of your boots.
Once again, Knox has delivered a classy, quality product. The £229.99 price tag may seem steep but when you consider Knox to be a well known designer brand and then consider the advanced materials, the Kevlar lining and the armour- £229.99 is actually pretty good. You’re getting a lot of protection, a lot of weather versatility and it’s all disguised as a smart and comfortable pair of trousers.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-MattW at GhostBikes
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