Cool-Air | “Adventure” Armored Motorcycle Riding Pants (5×8 knee)


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“Dual-Sport Motorcyclists, we’ve got you covered! Our most popular motorcycle pants NOW with shorter knee armor to fit taller motorcycle boots!”

  • CE-LEVEL 2 ARMORRemovable armor offers protection for hips, knees, tailbone and thighs (CE-Level 2 on knees and hip. Tailbone and thigh light and thin)
  • Featuring 5×8 knee armor for taller motorcycle boots (vs. 5×12 in the original All-Season Armored Pants)
  • 100% breathable mesh fabric
  • Soft, stretchy and comfortable
  • Convenient ankle zippers—easy on, easy off
  • Ventilated crotch area
  • Base layer–wear the pants under your favorite off-road pants, rain gear or jeans.
  • Lasts for years with proper care
  • Our best-selling product for over 25 years – now with shorter knees!
  • Comes standard with a fly 

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Protection and Comfort:


  • Removable armor offers protection for tailbone, hips, thighs, knees  (CE-Level 2 on knees and hip. Tailbone and thigh is thin and light)
  • High-performance shock absorption
  • Extremely comfortable and fits the curves of the body
  • Lightweight and low-profile armor featuring a 5×8 knee (vs. 5×12 in our original Cool-Air pants)
  • Repeat performance (rarely needs replacement after a fall/crash)
  • Armor Includes:
    Tailbone armor- 5.25 in (top) / 2.25 (bottom) wide x 8 in long x .23 inches thick – 1.75oz
    Thigh Armor- 8.5 in (top) / 7 in (bottom) wide x 10 in long x .23 inches thick
    Hip Armor- 9 in wide x 5.5 in tall x .35 in thick – 2.5oz each
    Knee Armor – 5.25 in wide x 8 in long Weight – 2oz each

Fabric and Design:

  • Cool, light-weight mesh
  • Comfortable 4-way stretch fabric Lycra®
  • Non-Zipper fly
  • Convenient ankle zippers—easy on, easy off
  • Soft, smooth Lycra® feels good against skin
  • Breathable comfort for all-season riding


  • Stretchy Lycra® fabric keeps armor in place while giving you great range of motion
  • Removable armor for easy laundering
  • Base layer is virtually invisible under your favorite clothing
  • Non-shrink/non-run fabric
  • Non-zipper fly 


  • Unique base layer provides you with incredible CE-Level 2 protection. Protection for tailbone, hips, thighs, knees/shins
  • Cool and comfortable
  • Freedom of movement
  • Unisex design fits both men and women from 2XS through 3XL
  • Lasts for years with proper care
  • Easy to launder, fast-drying

Pair with: Airtex Adventure Shirt for the ultimate cool and comfortable Adventure riding protection.



Q: What type of protection do these pants offer me?
A: Our All-Season Adventure Motorcycle Riding Pants offer 9-points of protection for hips, knees, shins, tailbone and thighs (CE-Level 2 on hips, knees and shins.) Low-profile armor fits comfortably and hugs the vulnerable corners of your body. The armor stays in place and won’t move around.

Q: Are the pants abrasion resistant?
A: The main design function of our Motorcycle Pants is impact protection. While the armor pieces do offer you some abrasion resistance in a fall, the pants themselves are not reinforced with Kevlar® or Cordura®. Our goal with our pants is to keep the armor right where you need it, if you need it. The armor stays snug to your body and won’t flop around like other riding pants do.

Most of our customers wear our pants with a pair of jeans or riding pants and find that those two alone provide plenty of protection in a crash. However, adding a pair of Kevlar® pants over these motorcycle pants would be the perfect combination.

Q: What is the difference between your original All-Season Pants and these “Adventure” pants?
The difference is in the knees. 5 x 8 vs. 5 x 12. The new knees are meant to accommodate a taller motorcycle boot.

Q: Won’t these pants be HOT?
A: By no means. These motorcycle pants are actually quite cool. They are made of a very soft, stretchy Lycra® that helps to wick away moisture to keep you comfortable. They also have a ventilated crotch panel for additional airflow.

We recommend you read the reviews to determine if these will work for you.

Q: Will they look bulky under my jeans?
A: No, not at all. Oftentimes no one will ever know you are wearing them.

Q. Do I need to purchase a larger sized pair of riding pants so these fit under them?
A. In our experience (and 1000s of others) you do not need to purchase a new pair of larger pants to fit over our motorcycle pants. This is because the fit is streamlined and the armor conforms to the body to prevent additional bulk.

Q: Do I have to wear underwear with these?
A: That is a personal choice that we leave up to our customers, but most riders choose to wear undergarments with their Adventure pants for cleanliness, hygiene and modesty reasons. Remember, the pants have a ventilated crotch area.

Q: What is the difference between your Adventure and Cool-Air Pants?
A: The Adventure Pants are made from a stretchy, mid-weight Lycra® fabric with a ventilated crotch panel. The Cool-Air Pants are made entirely from a stretchy, lightweight elastic mesh material. Both types of pants have tailbone, hip, knee/shin and thigh armor. Adventure Pants have consistently been popular among our all-season riders. The Cool-Air Pants are popular for people who ride in very hot and humid climates.

Q: I am in between sizes, how do I know which one to choose?
A: Great question. If you are in-between sizes or you are having trouble fitting into our size chart, give us a call 704-663-0351 or email us at [email protected].

We are more than happy to help. Indicate your waist, inseam, height and weight if you would like.

Another option: Oftentimes customers will order one size fully armored and then a fabric shell in another size and return the fabric shell of the one that does not fit. This saves time and money in the long run should you order the wrong size.

We do ask that you contact us via telephone or email to request an RMA number and let us know which size you are sending back. This helps to expedite your return within our facility.

Q: I want to order for a friend but I am not sure of their size.
A: If you are ordering for a friend, give us a call – 704-663-0351. We can help size that person or you can always opt for a gift certificate.

Fabric and Armor Care



Lycra and Mesh Shirts, Pants and Shorts Instructions: 

Follow the steps below to ensure long-lasting wear and care:

  1. Pull the fabric back on the armor pockets to remove the armor. (Note: failure to remove armor may cause damage to the fabric shell.)
  2. Wash fabric shells on a low-temperature setting and gentle cycle or hand wash. Do not dry clean!
    White Summer Mesh shirts must be washed with white clothes only or by hand. Discoloration due to washing with colored garments, leaving sunscreen on the garment too long or stains are not warrantied. 
  3. We recommend using an activewear detergent when laundering your garments to maintain the integrity of the stretch in the fabric.
  4. Do not wash Bohn fabric shells with items that have Velcro®, hooks or accessories that could catch and snag the fabric or with garments that have not been washed before. 
  5. Dry shells at a low temperature or best to just hang them dry.
  6. We recommend removing the armor from your Bohn gear from time to time to clean it as detergent residue, salt (including body salt) and moisture can stick to it and could negatively affect the armor.
  7. Armor pieces should NOT be placed in the washing machine or dryer, but may be wiped clean with a damp cloth if they become soiled.  
  8. When dry, reinsert the armor pieces into their respective pockets and pull the pocket flaps into place. This ensures the armor will stay in the proper position.

Please NOTE:

  • Our garments are made with Lycra® and must be washed regularly. Salt air and sweat left on the garment can break down the Lycra® in the garment so it is imperative that they be washed regularly and not stored for long periods of time with salt or sweat on them.
  • Also, pilling can occur if the garment is consistently rubbing against something that agitates the garment (i.e., tag, plastic, loose seam, etc.), so please be certain you do not have an overgarment that could agitate the fabric. If you start seeing pilling, turn your jeans, pants, or jacket inside out and feel for the item that is rubbing on your garment.

**Lack of care, pilling of garments, rips, tears, or lingering smells are not covered under our warranty.

With proper care, our garments can last years. We wish you many years of riding protection!

Armor Care Instructions:


We recommend removing the armor from your Bohn gear from time to time to clean it as detergent residue, salt (including body salt) and moisture can stick to it and negatively affect the armor.
Armor pieces should NOT be placed in the washing machine or dryer, but may be wiped clean with a damp cloth if they become soiled. 

Recommended Temperature:

We recommend storing your protectors in temperatures above 55 degrees. Cold or hot temperatures will not affect the effectiveness of the protector, but extreme cold in addition to stress on the protector (ie. bending of the armor) can cause the pieces to crack. Please keep your protection inside your home and do not put your pants or shirts on when they have been sitting in temperatures below 50 degrees. They should be warmed first. Protectors can be worn on a cold ride as your body warmth should keep the protectors at a comfortable temperature. If you would like protectors specifically made for cold temperatures, please give us a call we have options. 

As such, do not stress the protectors in extremely cold weather conditions. For example, leaving pieces in a cold garage and then putting them on can cause armor with articulation to crack at the articulation points. 

Just use good judgment when wearing the protectors and try your best to keep them against your warm body or stored in temperatures above 50-60 degrees for the longest life. DO NOT use frozen protectors–bring them inside to warm up before you use them.


Limb armor, like your helmet, has an expiration date typically 5-10 years from manufacture. Cracking of the armor pieces is not warrantied as this means one of two things:

  1. The armor placement is incorrect on your body (see the proper placement graphic below) and stressed over and over at an articulation point.  
  2. It has been subjected to cold temperatures and then bent or used while frozen or cold. This is virtually the ONLY way the protector can/will crack unless you took scissors or a knife and cut it. If your protector is affected and you are 100% confident that you have taken care of your protector, please give us a call. If you need to replace your armor, you can find all of our armor here>> 




Rider Pictures

You may not be able to see them, but the armored pants are under their jeans. 


Armor Installation

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