Motorcycle Pants and the Dreaded Gap

by Erika

I have been trying to find a pair of motorcycle pants and for the life of me, I cannot find a pair that doesn't gap in the back when in the riding position. I've tried the Savannah Scorpion pant, they made me look hot and sexy, until I sat on a bike. Then plumber butt galore. I've tried BMW City pants... which I really like. Great armor, but then the gap is back there when I sit, and they are high back there. It' just a higher gap that sticks out even further. What the heck? I have a bootie and a smaller waist, so I think they just don't consider that for "curvy" women. Anyone ever had a pair tailored? Or any other tips?

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Dec 10, 2011
Waist tab
by: Deb

Some jackets have a tab that loops thru your pants belt loops to keep the jacket down and the pants up. Check and see if you have the attachment. Also some pants have a zipper at the top to attach to your jacket. I'm not sure if they are universal or not.

Jun 14, 2011
by: Erika

I wonder what a tailor will think if I come in and demonstrate in the crouching position.. "Um, could you take these in so it doesn't do that?" (pointing at back side).

Jun 14, 2011
Leather Overpants
by: Anonymous

I bought a pair of leather over-pants from first gear they are great, in the summer I can wear a pair of shorts under them so when I stop I can just zip them off. Also in the cooler months they fit over a pair of jeans they have adjustable armor in the knees full length side zippers, front and back pockets I have worn them on a couple of trips and they were really comfortable.

Jun 14, 2011
Me too!!!
by: Stacie

I think I tried on every pair of womens pants I could find and they all had a huge gap. I'm curvy too (29 inch waist, 38 inch hips) and anything that fit my hips were huge around my waist. Terrible. I ended up getting a 2-piece motorcycle suit where the jacket and pants zip together completely at the waist, thus eliminating the gap. I can still upzip them and wear them separately if I want to.


Good luck in your search!

Jun 14, 2011
I suffer too.
by: Madeline

It is horrible, the riding pants in the market are not designed for woman. I have been shopping for Kevlar but fear the same problems will occur to me. I cannot afford to spend a few hundred dollars on jeans that will not work. What are we going to do? Worse yet, I am doing this ride soon http://missrider.com/ and will have to do it wearing my jeans. I am worried about that since I will have no protection on my legs and bootie for over 4000 miles.

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