Mototech is an Indian company that specialises in riding gear and luggage solutions for bikers. We spent some time in their Hurricane rain pants and have come away impressed for the most part. These waterproof pants are meant to be worn over your trousers and feature taped seams and a heavy duty PVC material that promises good waterproofing.
The Hurricane pants feature a regular fit and an elastic waist makes it easy to pull the pants over your trousers. Further fit adjustment comes in a Velcro adjuster at the ankle that allows you to tighten or loosen the hem as required. The Hurricane pants feature twin pockets on either side with a Velcro flap covering that allows you to keep small items. The pants feature reflective ‘Mototech’ branding at the hems and a large Mototech motif in reflective on either side pocket. Despite the tough-feeling material, the Hurricane folds down quite compact, making it easy to carry around in your backpack.
We found that the pants work quite effectively, keeping the rider dry even after a couple of hours of non-stop rain. Also, you don’t feel hot and stuffy once the rain stops – a common issue with many of the cheaper, plasticky feeling rain pants available in the market. There’s very little to dislike about these pants but we wish they came with a slit at the bottom that allowed you to pull them over a pair of riding boots. The narrow hems mean that you have to take your boots off to pull the pants on. We’ve shared this with Mototech and they seem keen to incorporate this in the next batch of pants. With that, these rain pants will be an easy recommend.
Price: Rs 1,099