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Now, we don’t recommend putting this claim to the test. And if you do, we don’t really advise wearing these pants on their own, but underneath some—any—sort of shell, like your favorite motorcycle jeans, or even standard-issue cotton denim jeans.

The secret of these stretchy, road-proof pants is their 32-percent Dyneema construction.

Dyneema is a brand name for a generic technology – UHMWPE, which is a tongue twister of textile tech that stands for Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene.

This wunder-fabric breathes exceptionally well, and has a cool “feel” to it thanks to its slippery white interior. But when the rubber hits the road this material withstands road abrasion better than Kevlar and even some leathers.

On top of the abrasion rating these pants also come with super supple and flexible Level 2 Sas-Tec hip and knee armor.

Part of the requirement for achieving the AAA rating is that the garment includes Level 2 armor. The same pockets easily will house Level 1 armor, which will be slightly thinner an offer even more mobility – something like the D3O Ghost armor works great in this application.

Flip through the images for a quick-and-dirty size chart. These pants have loads of stretch in them and if at all between sizes and we recommend going down a size.

For colder-weather riding, we still highly recommend the Bowtex Essentials, a Kevlar-based version of this same concept, which carries a AA rating, which we’re 100% OK with as they’ll 100% be worn under another pant. And a benefit (or liability, in the summer) of the Essentials pants is that they offer extra thermal insulation when riding in frigid temps.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Maximum CE level AAA rating according to EN17092-2:2020
  • Full Dyneema® fabric coverage for maximum protection, breathability and comfort.
  • Reinforced flat lock seams all around, rated 12.9N/mm resistance, Bowtex/s strongest seams ever
  • The thermo-conductive Dyneema® fibers are in direct contact with the skin for that famous cold and soft feel
  • The X-Panel 3D construction allows for maximum flexibility
  • SAS-TEC Tripleflex level 2 knee (KB2) and hip (HB2) protectors included
  • Wear them on their own or under any pair of jeans or pants thanks to their AAA certification level
  • Deep black color fabric does not fade over time
  • Ultra lightweight and highly packable
  • Unisex elastic fit

 

Bowtex Elite Leggings - AAA Rated

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The Bowtex Elite Leggings are the first we know of to offer true CE Certified AAA protection—meaning that while they wear, look and feel like high-end sweatpants, they’ll withstand a slide of 75mph as simulated in a test lab. Read More Read More

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About The Brand

Bowtex is a Brussels-based startup that since 2015 has been developing a product lineup of leggings and shirts that are best conceived of protective underlayers, but also can be worn on their own. All the Bowtex products we carry come with Level 2 armor and a CE Level AA abrasion rating. The goods are made in Portugal, with materials sources from Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany.

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Now, we don’t recommend putting this claim to the test. And if you do, we don’t really advise wearing these pants on their own, but underneath some—any—sort of shell, like your favorite motorcycle jeans, or even standard-issue cotton denim jeans.

The secret of these stretchy, road-proof pants is their 32-percent Dyneema construction.

Dyneema is a brand name for a generic technology – UHMWPE, which is a tongue twister of textile tech that stands for Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene.

This wunder-fabric breathes exceptionally well, and has a cool “feel” to it thanks to its slippery white interior. But when the rubber hits the road this material withstands road abrasion better than Kevlar and even some leathers.

On top of the abrasion rating these pants also come with super supple and flexible Level 2 Sas-Tec hip and knee armor.

Part of the requirement for achieving the AAA rating is that the garment includes Level 2 armor. The same pockets easily will house Level 1 armor, which will be slightly thinner an offer even more mobility – something like the D3O Ghost armor works great in this application.

Flip through the images for a quick-and-dirty size chart. These pants have loads of stretch in them and if at all between sizes and we recommend going down a size.

For colder-weather riding, we still highly recommend the Bowtex Essentials, a Kevlar-based version of this same concept, which carries a AA rating, which we’re 100% OK with as they’ll 100% be worn under another pant. And a benefit (or liability, in the summer) of the Essentials pants is that they offer extra thermal insulation when riding in frigid temps.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Maximum CE level AAA rating according to EN17092-2:2020
  • Full Dyneema® fabric coverage for maximum protection, breathability and comfort.
  • Reinforced flat lock seams all around, rated 12.9N/mm resistance, Bowtex/s strongest seams ever
  • The thermo-conductive Dyneema® fibers are in direct contact with the skin for that famous cold and soft feel
  • The X-Panel 3D construction allows for maximum flexibility
  • SAS-TEC Tripleflex level 2 knee (KB2) and hip (HB2) protectors included
  • Wear them on their own or under any pair of jeans or pants thanks to their AAA certification level
  • Deep black color fabric does not fade over time
  • Ultra lightweight and highly packable
  • Unisex elastic fit

 

About The Brand

Bowtex is a Brussels-based startup that since 2015 has been developing a product lineup of leggings and shirts that are best conceived of protective underlayers, but also can be worn on their own. All the Bowtex products we carry come with Level 2 armor and a CE Level AA abrasion rating. The goods are made in Portugal, with materials sources from Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany.

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Bowtex Elite Leggings - AAA Rated

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