Ladies Motorcycle Textile Trousers
Motorcycle clothing is all CE approved to standard EN17092 with ratings of AAA, AA or A rating. All trousers are required to have CE approved protectors in the knees for all ratings. Various tests are performed to achieve a pass or above but to determine which class a garment falls into comes down to the impact abrasion resistance, seam strength and tear strength. A garment will have to achieve a rating of AAA in all these tests to be awarded an overall rating of AAA. A trouser has to have hip protectors to achieve a AA rating.
Motorcycle textile trousers are an all in one solution for keeping protected, dry and warm. The main material is usually a durable and abrasion resistant Nylon/Cordura fabric. Most motorcycle textile trousers feature a waterproof, breathable membrane between the outer shell and inner lining. The most common of these membranes are produced by Reissa and Hippora. Alpinestars have their membrane called Drystar. There’s also Gore-Tex, which is normally one of the best for breathability.
All motorcycle trousers include level 1 or level 2 knee protectors as standard. All AA rated and above have level 1 or level 2 hip protectors included too. For general riding, commuting and touring, many riders would agree that textiles are a more versatile option than leather.
Motorcycle textile trousers can be worn instead of jeans/regular trousers or over the top – the choice is yours. In general, the hems should be worn over the top of boots, rather than tucked in. If you wish to attach to a jacket with the rear zip, be sure to keep both brands the same.