Weise Corsa RS trousers £179.99

RiDE (UK) - - Products - JIM BLACK­STOCK

www.weise.co.uk DE­SIGNED TO COM­PLE­MENT the Corsa RS jacket, the jeans are made in the same leather with plenty of stretch pan­els to en­sure a snug and com­fort­able fit. Ce-ap­proved knee ar­mour is in­cluded while hips make do with just pad­ding (proper ar­mour is ex­tra). The trousers use a dou­ble-pop­per and Vel­cro fly fas­ten­ing, have a mesh lin­ing and a handy zipped front pocket. Knee slid­ers are in­cluded as well.

Get­ting the right size for me was harder than the jacket; I ac­tu­ally had to go smaller than nor­mal. How­ever, they fit so well that they don’t fall down when worn on their own.

Off the bike they’re in­evitably baggy and clumsy, but not to the point where they are cum­ber­some or un­wieldy. How­ever, on the bike they in­stantly align them­selves with the café-racer rid­ing po­si­tion and feel ex­cel­lent. The knee ar­mour is in ex­actly the right place and doesn’t move, which is im­por­tant. There are per­fo­rated sec­tions on the thighs and these al­low some air in to stop things get­ting too sweaty, though a lit­tle is in­evitable.

You could eas­ily use ei­ther the jacket or jeans in iso­la­tion and in­deed, both work very well in that con­text. But pair them up and you get a great-value, well-fit­ting and re­as­sur­ingly ro­bust leather suit for the road or the track. And at the Café Racer Cup, I reckon that was worth around five sec­onds a lap…

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