FirstGear is proud to announce the long-awaited return fo the Escape Pants. This gear incorporates the most advanced technological features in motorcycle protective outerwear. Utilizing Cocona technology, waterproof-breathable laminate for the most effective moisture transfer textile available anywhere
The new TPG features the latest generation of D30 armor protection, T-5 Evo Pro, for the highest degree of impact protection exceeding all CE Level 2 standards.
Item Code: FirstGearTPGEscape Brand: FirstGear Color: Black Material: Cocona Protection: T-5 Evo Pro D30 Armor Gender: Men's
The TPG line from
FirstGear is their flagship touring collection that consists of some really
well put together items like the Rainier and Monarch jackets, the Tech jacket,
the Expedition full suit, and these awesome Escape pants. These are some of the
best touring pants you can get, but at a price that is hundreds of dollars less
than some of its premium competition.
These Escape pants are made of a clever material called Cocona. This is a
waterproof yet breathable polyester based material that works in much the same
way as Gore Tex or Drytech. Its microperforations allow vapor to pass through,
but keep larger water molecules from getting into the pants.
They have a huge size range, including tall and short sizes, and are cut to be
worn as a traditional style pant. You can wear these as an overpant, but be sure
to take the thickness of your jeans or trousers into consideration when
selecting your size. You will also want to order these a little bit longer than
you would a regular pair of pants so that they are long enough to cover your
boots when you’re on the bike. FirstGear has done a
great job of paying attention to the details with these Escape pants. The
zippers are spring loaded waterproof YKK with the exception of the fly. This is
a plastic YKK zipper that doesn’t need to be waterproof because of this gusset.
They also went with a grippy pull tab on the waterproof leg pocket as opposed to
the spring loaded version to make the pocket easier to operate with a gloved
hand. The pockets are all angled just right to make them easy to access,
including the one on the rear of the pants. The zippers on the legs are two-way,
which is nice for letting some air into the pants on warmer days. Even with this
feature, though, this is still going to be more of an inclement weather pant.
These pants would be pretty warm on a sunny, Summer day. If you unzip the legs,
you can see another clever detail on these Escape pants.
FirstGear has added
a gaiter to the cuff with a grippy rubber material on the inside. This is a
handy feature for keeping water out of your boots, and also helps hold the cuffs
down over your boots instead of using stirrups.
The level of protection with these pants is excellent. You get the latest
version of D3O armor called T-5 Evo Pro in the hips and knees. Both the knee and
the hip armor feature a hook and loop pouch system that allows the placement of
the armor to be fully adjustable. This armor is very soft until an impact forces
the armor’s molecules into alignment. Once the force is removed, the armor
becomes pliable again. Also for added protection, are the subtle bits of
reflective piping down the legs and across the back of the cuffs. To protect
your lower back from rash, there is a zipper on the rear that allows you to
attach your jacket.