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KTM Hydroteq Pants KTM Textile Jacket Review

Posted by Kwesi Sheppard on

KTM Hydroteq Pants KTM Textile Jacket Review

First of all, it looks awesome. The orange really pops, which along with the Scotch-brite piping makes this very visible during both day and night without making you look like a construction worker.

 Nearly every motorcycle manufacturer offers its own line of branded riding apparel, and KTM is no exception. Like its motorcycle lineup, the Austrian company’s Power Wear line includes gear for adventure, street and off-road riding, everything from jackets and pants to helmets, boots and gloves, most of it trimmed in KTM’s trademark orange.

The KTM Textile jacket and KTM Hydroteq Pants are suitable for touring in mild climates where rain is a common occurrence. The outer shell is made of Sympatex Performance dual-layer material, which is abrasion-resistant, breathable and waterproof, and all seams and zippers are waterproof.

Crash protection includes goatskin leather covering the shoulders, elbows/forearms and seat, CE-approved SAS-TEC armor at the shoulders, elbows and knees, and a foam back pad (the pocket will accept an optional CE-approved back protector).

The jacket and pants are lined with stretchy mesh and they have removable insulated liners. There are only three vents on the jacket two vertical ones on each side of the torso under the arms and a horizontal one across the back and none on the pants.

And there are seven pockets (two are waterproof), three on the jacket, one in the jacket liner and three on the pants. Adjustment tabs and zippered cuffs adjust fit, multiple reflective strips enhance nighttime visibility, and the jacket and pants can be connected with 8-inch or 25-inch zippers.

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