10 Best Leather Motorcycle Pants Review Guide

Updated May 2022

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First Mfg Smarty Leather Pants

You’ll be a smarty pants in the leather First Manufacturing Smarty Pants. The jean styling combines with stretch panels in all the right places, like the knees and the back of the waist, so you feel comfortable on those all-day rides. Leather construction for abrasion resistance, and yes, to be the coolest dude at the meet. Pretty smart!

Features:

  • Jean style
  • Stretch panel above the knee
  • Back stretch panel
  • Two back pockets with design stitch detail
  • Pre-curved knee detail for extra comfort in riding position
  • 31″ inseam
 
 

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Motonation Revolver Perforated Leather Pants

Nothing beats leather pants for abrasion protection from asphalt. The Motonation up the ante by making their Revolver Pants from perforated leather, so you can ride in the heat and humidity and still be protected. The legs are pre-curved for perfect fit and for maximum riding comfort, and stretch panels located above the knees and at the back are made with an accordion leather-Spandex construction. The included knee sliders are adjustable.

Features:

  • Perforated leather panels help to keep the rider cool in any condition
  • Soft and pliable 1.2mm (non-impact) to 1.4mm (impact areas) matte leather construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort
  • CE approved Level 1 knee protectors
  • Pocket for optional hip armor (sold separately)
  • Pre-curved legs for a perfect look, fit and for maximum riding comfort
  • Multiple stitched seam construction for maximum tear resistance
  • YKK zippers with long leather zipper pulls
  • Two front hand warmer pockets
  • Accordion leather-Spandex stretch panels are located above the knees and at the back for a non-binding fit
  • Waist connection zippers for pant attachment, short and 360 degree
  • Replaceable and adjustable knee pucks
  • Hook and loop secured strap at the top of the main zipper
  • Highly breathable elastic fabric in the waist, crotch, down to above the knee and also behind the knee for maximum comfort

Note: Pants may ship with dimpled, more contoured knee sliders than shown in photos. 

 
 

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Sedici Niccolo Pants

The Niccolo Pants bring the perfect blend of sport performance, comfort and protection. A full grain leather chassis with strategic perforated panels allow excellent airflow for those warmer days, and CE-Certified level 2 armor in the knees ensure maximum protection. With an adjustable waist and a performance sport fit, the Niccolo pants are ready for some quick laps or spirited canyon carving.

Features:

  • Full grain calf leather thickness 1.0 to 1.1mm
  • CE-Certified Level 2 knee armor
  • Velcro pads for knee sliders (sold separately)
  • Perforated
  • Reflective elements
  • Ergonomic fit
  • Mesh lining
  • Durable leather seat with coccyx padding
  • Pockets with zippered closures
  • Zipper connection to matching leather jacket
  • YKK zippers
  • Pre-curved legs to reduce bulk in riding position

Note: Knee sliders not included (sold separately).

 
 

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First Mfg Alexis Women’s Pants

Everyone appreciates a female rider in leather jeans, especially you. The First Manufacturing Alexis Pants are constructed out of soft milled cowhide and have a low rise. The full satin liner is comfortable and aids in pulling on/taking off the pants.

Features:

  • 5 pocket jean-style leather pants
  • Soft milled cowhide
  • Low rise
  • Full satin liner
  • Single panel front
  • Heavy duty, non-corroding, non-rusting zipper
 
 

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Rukka Aramos Corium + Platinum Pants

Rain in the forecast doesn’t mean that you have to hang up the Rukka Aramos Pants thanks to perforated aniline leather Corium+ laminate. This special configuration of leather and waterproofing allows the material to defend against wind and rain while still allowing the leather to breathe. Elastic panels around the groin and back of the knee make it easier to throw your leg over your bike and ride for extended time periods. Match the pants with the jacket for an abrasion resistant full leather suit that doesn’t mind the rain. Remove the thermal liner when the weather forecast is mild and add the liner in when the temperatures drop. D3O knee/shin and hip armor come standard from the factory for an exceptional combination of protection from leather and molecular armor.

Features:

  • Breathable, wind- and waterproof 3-layer fully perforated aniline leather Corium+ laminate
  • Elastic panels on crotch and back of the knee
  • Stretch panels above knee and back yoke
  • Jacket-to-pant connecting zipper
  • Waist with snap closure
  • Leg cuffs with zipper closure
  • Two external waterproof pockets
  • Rukka D3O LP1 knee/shin and hip protectors CE Level 1 EN 1621-1 2012
  • Detachable 60g thermal liner
  • Can be fitted with Rukka suspenders (sold separately)
  • The Rukka warranty is valid for 5 (five) years from the date of purchase against faults in material or workmanship
 
 

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Alpinestars Jagg Leather Pants

The Alpinestars Jagg Pants are a hybrid of race-grade leather and sport-touring ergonomics. Sans sliders, the Jagg Pants incorporate a reinforced seat area and strengthened stitching for durability and abrasion resistance. With CE certified interior protection and lots of personalization options the Jagg Pants are fully optimized for attachment to a range of Alpinestars sport and performance riding jackets.

Features:

  • Highly durable, full grain leather multi-panel construction for excellent abrasion resistance, with reinforced, multiple stitching for optimum tear resistance in the event of an impact
  • Removable CE‐approved internal knee and shin protectors for class-leading safety in key impact zone
  • Pocket for optional hip protection (sold separately)
  • Accordion textile stretch zones above the knee offer improved flexibility and fit in the riding position
  • Extensive stretch poly-fabric panels on the inside leg and crotch improve flex fit while reducing garment weight and material excess
  • Front snap button and hook waist closure for security, plus durable front zipper
  • Extended high rear waist construction provides greater overlap with the riding jacket to ensure maximum material coverage of the body at all times
  • Internal mesh lining with stretch panel inserts work in conjunction with outer stretch zones for greater freedom of movement
  • Internally reinforced seat and knee area aids abrasion protection and helps prevent garment deformation as a result of high friction while sliding in an accident
  • Zippered calf expansion gusset for various lower leg sizes
  • Pre-curved leg construction helps prevent riding fatigue and aids performance fit
  • D-rings and VELCRO® brand closures on the waist
  • Waist connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding jackets
  • Front, deep pockets are zippered for peace-of-mind closure
  • Reflective detailing on front and back for improved rider visibility
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Alpinestars Missile v2 Airflow Leather Pants

The Alpinestars Missile V2 Airflow Pants home in on the features you need to bomb apexes and perform at the track. Premium leather resists abrasion while accordion stretch zones above the knee make it easy to flex your legs. Perforation along the thighs help air flow through the pant at speed. Stretch textile panels on the calf and crotch make it easy to throw a leg over your ride and tuck the pants into your race boots. Zippered vents let you control the amount of air flowing through the pant. A jacket to pant connection zipper connects the pants to an Alpinestars jacket for an alternative to a two-piece suit. CE level 1 knee armor protects your bony bits. Add armor into the hip pockets for supplemental protection. 

Features:

  • Premium leather main chassis constructed from 1.3mm bovine leather
  • Extensive high-density perforation panel on thighs
  • Accordion leather stretch zones above the knee offer improved flexibility
  • Extended high rear waist construction provides greater overlap with the riding jacket
  • Large stretch panels on calf and crotch area for improved fit and feel
  • Pre-curved leg construction helps reduce riding fatigue and improves fit
  • Zippered ventilation for air cooling
  • Jacket-to-pant connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding jackets
  • Hook and loop ankle adjustment
  • Internal mesh lining with stretch panel inserts work in conjunction with outer stretch zones for freedom of movement
  • Pocket for optional hip protection (sold separately)
  • Internally reinforced seat area
  • Alpinestars GP-R protection on knee
  • Replaceable Sport knee sliders for excellent impact and abrasion resistance
  • CE certified pants
 
 

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Icon Contra 2 Leather Overpants

High-performance features with pure motorcycle styling, the Contra 2 Leather Overpants blend the abrasion resistance of premium-grade cowhide with the wearability of textile, resulting in the perfectly-balanced riding pant. Zip it to the Contra 2 Leather Jacket to keep your gear on lock. The chassis is paired with 3-position D3O knee impact protectors and hip armor, resulting in a resilient piece of riding gear. Inseam zippers make for an easy on and off procedure, and the adjustable waist straps allow for a fine-tuned overpant fit. The reflective hits stack the odds in your favor.

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Features:

  • Premium leather and textile construction
  • D3O removable hip and knee impact protectors
  • Inseam zippers provide easy on/off
  • Adjustable waist straps
  • Reflective accents
  • Certified according to FprEN 17902-4 Class A
 
 

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Alpinestars Stella Missile Pants

Constructed from highly durable full grain leather with a reinforced seat area and strengthened stitching the Alpinestars Missile Leather Pants incorporate removable CE Certified protection and ample stretch paneling. The Alpinestars Stella Missile Pants are designed specifically to match with a large range of Alpinestars sport and performance jackets to form the perfect, aggressive riding suit.

Note: We have found that the Stella Missile Pants have a sport/race fit with a low rise and recommend you go up a size based on the Size Chart recommendation.

Features:

  • Optimized for a women’s performance fit
  • 1.3 full grade cow leather
  • Removable CE certified knee protectors
  • Accordion leather stretch zones for improve flexibility
  • Extended rear waist construction
  • Large accordion stretch panels on calf area for improve fit and feel
  • Multi-panel mesh lining construction with stretch panel inserts
  • Internally reinforced seat area
  • Ergonomically placed stretch panels improve fit and feel
  • Pre-curved construction
  • Waist VELCRO® brand closures straps adjustment
  • Waist connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding jackets
  • Replaceable Sport knee sliders
 
 

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Alpinestars Track v2 Pants

The appropriately named Alpinestars Track V2 Leather Pants match up to your Alpinestars jacket for track level protection for those who prefer a separate top and bottom compared to a one-piece suit. Bovine leather resists abrasion while leather accordion stretch zones and textile stretch panels improve fit and function. CE rated hip and knee armor guard against impacts. 

Features:

  • Premium leather main chassis constructed from 1.3 mm genuine bovine leather
  • Accordion leather stretch zones above the knee offer improved flexibility
  • Extended high rear waist construction provides greater overlap with the riding jacket
  • Large stretch panels on calf area for improved fit and feel
  • Pre-curved leg construction helps prevent riding fatigue and aids performance fit
  • Waist adjustment
  • Jacket-to-pant connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding jackets
  • Internal mesh lining with stretch panel inserts work in conjunction with outer stretch zones for freedom of movement
  • Internally reinforced seat and knee area
  • CE certified Nucleon hip protectors
  • CE certified Alpinestars GP-R protection on knees
  • Replaceable Sport knee sliders for excellent impact and abrasion resistance
  • Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) external dual density TPU sliders on knees
  • CE certified riding pants