Brosh Women’s Kevlar Reinforced Motorcycle Riding Pants

Brosh womens kevlar reinforced cargo pants

So Jay found a pair of “Sliders” Kevlar reinforced abrasion resistant cargo pants on sale in one of his catalogs… I didn’t even know such a thing existed!  What a great idea I thought, then went to find some for myself.  Herein lies the problem – Sliders pants are only made for men.  Now I could get away with wearing a unisex tee-shirt, but pants? No way!

Jay always says “If it exists, Diana can find it online,” and that I did.  I actually found 3-4 different companies that make Kevlar riding pants for women in all different styles from sexy low-rise jeans to hot pink camo pants.  I’m not sure what is “camo” about hot pink, and the pants ranged in price from $175-250 a pair.  Ouch!

Solution:  Brosh.

Brosh Tech Ltd. was established in 1990 by Chaim Sokonik, and is a leader in the field of motorcycle clothing and accessories in Israel.  Israel?  Hmm, do Israelis know anything about riding motorcycles?  Well, apparently they do… and living in the desert, they definitely have an edge on keeping cool while riding!

One of the innovative products in Brosh’s line is a pair of Women’s Cargo Pants with Kevlar and Cool Max.  They retail for only $78.  Way less expensive than anything else I had found, and with the added benefit of Cool Max panels to help me beat the heat! 

I had never worn Kevlar reinforced pants before (just weeks before I had never even heard of them!), but from my research I found that many people complain of them being really hot.  These pants are not.  I have worn them in 80+ degree temps so far, and they fare much better than my husband’s Sliders.   On the other hand, I found a product review of one of Brosh’s Cool Max jackets where the author claimed it was actually too cool in temps below 70.  Well, I wore my Women’s Cargos to work the other morning.  It was 39 degrees when I left at 6:15 am.  I can’t say that it was a toasty ride, but truthfully the only thing that was cold enough to bother me was my fingers.  The pants were great.

I think the best part of all is that these pants are stylin’ enough that I can wear them to work.  We have a “business casual” dress code, and are only permitted to wear jeans on Fridays.  So I can wear these pants for my commute, and I don’t have to bring another set of clothes to change into when I get to work.

Alright, you want some details…  Brosh Tech Women’s Cargo Pants have a Kevlar lining in the knee areas that also serves as a pocket for optional ventilated knee armor (an additional $22).  There are also removable panels for each hip that wrap pretty much all the way around your rear end as well.  These panels come out for easy laundering, and reattach with Velcro strips.  I strongly suggest making sure you have a shirt tucked into the waistband because the Velcro can be scratchy against your bare skin.  I hope I don’t ever personally have the opportunity to give the Kevlar a true test of its strength and durability, but I have seen numerous tests done dragging people and crash dummies for several yards along the asphalt.  The jeans get torn through in a matter of seconds, but the Kevlar stays intact.  In my book that will go a long way to preventing some serious road rash.  Besides, I figure if it can stop a bullet then it needs no further testing.

The pants are made of a 35/65 poly/cotton blend with cool Max fabric planted behind the knees.  This material is super-ventilated, wicks away moisture, and dries very quickly.  I believe they come in black, grey, and olive green (but you might want to email the company to verify what is available).  I only wish the Cool Max panels came in a coordinating color.  My green pants have black panels, and although no one has ever commented about it I am a little self-conscious about the color contrast when I am walking around in a non-motorcycle environment like the grocery store.

My favorite feature of these pants is the cargo pockets.  Besides the standard front hip pockets (which I have always found to be uncomfortable to put anything in), these pants have not one but two cargo pockets on the outside of each leg.  They are great to put my cell phone, cash, keys, feminine supplies, etc in a nice convenient place.  I don’t have to pack these things in bags on my bike and then go rummaging for them at every rest stop.  I can just hop off my bike and run in to the convenience store for a beverage or to use the rest room.  Velcro flaps on the pockets assure that everything stays secure while riding.

Brosh womens riding pants with Kevlar

Finally, the fit.  Brosh suggests that if you are between sizes you should order a size larger because these pants are slim-fitting.  Also, the Kevlar panels take up a little room inside the pants as well.  They are not kidding!  I actually had to return my original pair and get 2 sizes larger in order to fit over my hips.  They measure in European sizes, so I was pretty much at a loss as far as what size to order (I really don’t get the measuring flat across the front of your waistband thing).  Customer service was friendly and efficient in dealing with the exchange.  Now that I got the right size, they do fit great.  My pants are very comfortable, and just the right length.  They have a slightly wide-leg cut so there is a little extra material around your calves when trying to tuck it all inside rain pants or chaps.

I definitely have to give this product a positive rating.  As soon as I recover financially from buying my son’s graduation present, I plan to get another pair…or two!  At these prices, you can’t go wrong.  Safety, style, comfort – a quality product at half the price of the competition.

Brosh Tech also carries a wide range of Cool K jackets, Men’s Cargo Pants, Power Jeans, and much more!  They will even affix Kevlar panels into your own jeans for a very reasonable price.

13 Responses to “Brosh Women’s Kevlar Reinforced Motorcycle Riding Pants”

  1. This is a review I can relate to…excellent. Thank you for doing my homework for me!
    Chessie

  2. I’ll have to come back by to finish reading. I’m just dropping by to tell you… you’ve won! Go claim you prize on my blog.

  3. Hello Diana,

    You can have a look at these 2 web sites which propose motorcycle riding pants with reinfrocments.

    http://www.dragginjeans.net

    http://www.esquad.fr

  4. Okay, I’m baaaaack!

    Great review Diana! I agree with Chessie… thanks for doing our homework. They look pretty nice. I’ve not thought to wear anything but jeans when I ride, so you’ve certainly given me another option. 🙂

  5. I’m glad I didn’t go charging out to buy kevlar pants after reading about Jay’s. I was concerned about them being hot, and this gives me something new to think about. I’ll check them out.

    They look really good on you too. You know I have to ask…do they make a kevlar bra too?

  6. Great review! I’m glad you’re around to do all this research for us. 🙂

  7. Thank you everyone for your comments. It is my pleasure to provide research services to you all. I figure if I am going to research it for myself anyway, why not share the wealth from the information I gathered?
    ~
    Joker, I do not beleive that they make a Kevlar bra. But Brosh does make a Cool Max bandana!

  8. Regarding the mens Sliders. I am still road testing my pants and find them great. They are a bit warm on hot days. I am waiting to see how they work out for me in the hot summer months. Even if you were to buy these Kevlar reinforced pants and use them for Winter, Spring and Fall you would get your moneys worth from them. Just don’t have an accident in the summer. The serious safety minded consumer will consider Bohn Armor Adventure Pants.

  9. Very cool. I’ll just stick with my jeans though. I should know better because I have had road rash a few times.

    I like the way those duds look though and all the pockets would really help out on the road. I like the model you chose to showcase the threads.
    They look comfortable.

    How do they make your ass look though? That’s the most important detail here.

  10. Now I can get behind these! I love cargo pants and I totally want to try them. And they look super cute on you too! 🙂

  11. Has anyone found any Kevlar jeans or cargos for girls that are a size 16 ish?

  12. I woult like to know what size you usually wear et what size your finally ordered ?

  13. Ziza – To be perfectly honest, I do not recall what size I actually got…but I just checked out thier website and they now have size comparisons with waist & hip measurements posted. So you should be able to get a pretty good idea from there.

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