Recently I found myself in a situation where I wanted to go on a 10 day trip, riding through the stunning mountains of Orizaba and Cordoba, the beautiful crocodile biosphere of Laguna Catemaco, the dense jungle of Chiapas and the Caribbean beaches and lagunas of Bacalar and Tulum. Does that sound attractive? Mexico offers it all 😊
As temperatures are easily going over 95F (35C) for extended periods of time, and as these times match my riding hours I knew I had to invest in some proper summer motorcycle gear. I found this extended article on MCGearhub very useful to help me choose.
According to MCGearhub the one thing all good summer motorcycle gear has in common is optimal protection and fitment that’s compatible with supreme airflow. The main lesson I learned from the article was that the pants have to be of mesh and must include CE-certified knee armor as well as hip armor or at least pockets for optional hip armor.
So with that in mind I searched for the best motorcycle pants as my leather ones definitely wouldn’t do on this trip. I am torn between the Dainese and Alpinestars mesh pants but haven’t made up my mind. In the end, unfortunately I had less time than I thought and I decided not to make the ride but take a plane instead. Please don’t bash me too hard in the comments 😉