Forget the big square-pocketed cargo pants that still make us cringe to recall the late 90’s and early 2000’s, these slim-fit stretch-cotton cargos manage to pack in copious pocket storage w/out emitting a hint of dad vibe.
And unlike other moto-cargo pants on the market, they’re not just cotton. Thankfully, Alpinestars has lined the seat and knee areas of this smart new everyday pant with a layer of aramid fiber (aka: Kevlar) for essential abrasion resistance to asphalt.
Like the popular Copper jeans from Alpinestars, the hip armor that comes with the Dixon pants is a bit of a joke, and not CE rated. Luckily, we’ve sourced a set of Velcro-pouch equipped D3O hip armor that will sub in cleanly for the stock, somewhat useless hip armor Astars provides.
Besides the stumble with the hip armor these pants are just about perfect for a city moto pant that can truly be worn on or off the bike. They come in three colors, require zero break-in, and are a hell of a lot better than riding in your Levi’s, or even in plain cotton cargo pants with armor.
These pants come sized by waist – if you take an extra-long or extra-short pant leg, you’re probably out of luck. The pants can always be hemmed if needed, and the height of the knee armor is adjustable.
> Stretch cotton cargo-fit pant for optimized levels of comfort and durability
> Internal knee compartment allows adjustment of its certified knee protection to fit various leg lengths
> Cargo-style pockets with concealed buttons
> Interior aramid fiber reinforcement panels in the seat and knee area for excellent abrasion resistance
> Removable hip foam that can be thrown in the trash and upgraded to real hip armor.
> Customized detailing on metal buttons and rivets
> Discreet Woven labels on the back seat and under the front pocket – if you don’t like a seam ripper can make them disappear in about 20 seconds.