Best laminated textile trousers

Get the latest waterproof technology with a laminated textile trousers

Wearing textile motorcycle trousers on a bike

by Jim Blackstock |

As with textile motorcycle jackets, the features and materials of textile trousers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with the latest laminated versions being the most recent example.

Most all-weather textiles use a combination of multiple layers, some of which are detachable, to provide different functions; typically a tough, water-resistant outer shell, a waterproof inner layer (drop liner) and a thermal liner for warmth.

These can be very effective and have the extra advantage of being adaptable and versatile – their modular design lets you detach unnecessary layers, depending on weather conditions. On the downside, repeatedly detaching/replacing layers can be inconvenient and, with all layers fitted, can be bulky.

Modern laminates, however, simplify this by laminating or bonding the waterproof membrane to the outer shell providing a waterproof garment with fewer, less bulky layers and shedding water more effectively from the outer layer, so it absorbs less and hence, doesn’t become so cumbersome in wet weather and dries quickly, too. However, the downside is this process can make the garment more expensive.

Related: Top high-end motorcycle textile suits

So, what’s out there? What do you get for your money and which should you go for? Here’s our pick of some of the current best to help you decide.

1. Oxford Mondial Advanced Textile Jeans


These laminated textile trousers are from respected British brand Oxford and are the matching

Oxford Mondial Advanced Textile Jeans

Like the jacket, they feature a hard-wearing nylon outer shell with a waterproof and breathable laminated ‘Dry2Dry’ membrane. There’s also a removable and washable ‘WarmDry’ thermal lining, zip-openable ventilation panels, water-resistant YKK zips, CE Level-1 knee armour with additional pockets for optional hip protectors and a 360° zip to join to the matching Mondial Advanced jacket.


Decent value

Highly rated

British brand


Functional rather than fashionable

2. Bering Yukon Gore-Tex Textile Jeans


Yes, these have a pretty hefty price tag but theyu2019re also from leading French brand Bering,

Bering Yukon Gore-Tex Textile Jeans

Like the equally-premium Rukkas, they’re made with Gore-Tex’s laminated waterproof and breathable membrane, have a removable thermal lining, adjustable bottom leg length, CE approved knee protectors, have 3M reflective details to aid visibility, and attaching zip and two external pockets.


Gore-Tex laminated shell

Respected brand

Quality features


Not the cheapest

3. Rukka Kallavesi Gore-Tex Texile Jeans


As with the Rukka laminated textile jacket, the Kallavesi jeans are anything but cheap. But then

Rukka Kallavesi Gore-Tex Texile Jeans

Despite the price they’re very highly rated by buyers, feature a Gore-Tex Pro 3 laminated construction, are windproof, waterproof yet breathable, have Armacor strengthening on the knees and elsewhere and D3O knee, shin and hip armour. There’s even Rukka’s ‘AirCushion’ system in the seating area for optimum comfort while riding.


Top quality specification

Gore-Tex Pro lamination

Fabulous comfort and quality


The price

4. Richa Colorado 2 Pro Textile Trousers


These are quality, tough and versatile textile jeans designed for year-round use. Theyu2019re also

Richa Colorado 2 Pro Textile Trousers


Packed with the latest features

Rugged, durable construction

Mid-range price


Braces not an option

5. Weise Outlast Frontier Trousers


Another pair of quality, all-season, laminated textile motorcycle trousers but this time at an

Weise Outlast Frontier Trousers

It’s good quality, decently priced and highly rated, too.


Quality – at a mid-point price

Plenty of features

Matching jacket


Not the most exciting design

6. Spidi Traveller 3 CE Jeans


Another quality, mid-range set of laminated textile jeans, this time from Italian brand Spidi. The

Spidi Traveller 3 CE Jeans

There are zippable vents in both thighs for optimum temperature control, three external pockets, 3M Scotchlite reflective areas to aid visibility and a full-length zip for connecting to a matching jacket


Year-round suitability

Durable construction

Triple pockets


Only black at this price

7. Dainese Tonale D-Dry Trousers


Another pair of laminated textile trousers designed to go with a matching jacket u2013 but this

Dainese Tonale D-Dry Trousers

There’s also a removable thermal lining, numerous stretch panels for optimum fit and comfort, two outer pockets, CE-approved armour in the knees, an adjustable waist and an attachment system for joining to the equally stylish matching Tonale jacket.


Stylish design

Respected brand

Slimline fit


Fairly pricey

8. Ixs Ladies ST Plus Trousers


iXS is renowned for its solid quality and provision for women riders u2013 as these laminated,

Ixs Ladies ST Plus Trousers

For comfort, there are stretch panels on the crotch and back of knees, an integrated waist belt, an anti-slip seat pad, adjustable CE Level-2 knee armour, two pockets and a connecting zip to attach to a matching jacket.


Bespoke ladies fit

Quality construction

Stretch panels and adjustability


Less well known than some

9. FLM Ladies Touren Jeans 4.0


Another set of laminated textile jeans designed specifically for women riders u2013 but this time

FLM Ladies Touren Jeans

There’s also a short connecting zip for attachment to a matching FLM jacket.


Decent value

Bespoke women’s fit

Adequate features


Not the most stylish or well known

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