The Rak Overpant adds rugged weather protection to any backcountry riding kit. Motorcycling is the only sport we know of where people wear rain gear even when it’s not wet, despite the obvious heat and comfort challenges that presents. With the Rak Overpant you can tour in whichever non-waterproof riding pant you choose, and still have total confidence in foul weather. Full-length side zips allow you to easily throw the Rak over moto boots, while double layer reinforcements in the knees and seat add durability in high wear areas. Combine the Rak with the Woodsman (or any comfortable trail pant) for a durable layering system in every kind of weather.
The best way to expand the bookends of tolerable riding conditions is through layering. An RTW touring kit should be comfortable in blistering desert heat, and also freezing rain and snowy passes, because you’ll probably encounter all of that. Side-zip moto overpants have always existed (mostly for commuters), but for us the idea actually started with backcountry hunting gear. Backcountry hunters don’t like waterproof pants because they’re noisy, so when the rain stops, their rain pants come off. That same concept applies to offroad and ADV, except for us the issue is comfort rather than noise. When it’s not raining – like in the desert for example - why are we still wearing waterproof gear? With the Rak Overpant you can choose whatever all-day riding pant you want – whether mesh, soft shell, or a classic dirt bike pant, in-boot or over-boot – and still have reliable protection in rain or snow.
The Rak Overpant features a durable 3-layer nylon eVent DV Expedition shell fabric for the pinnacle of waterproof/breathable and windproof protection. Watertight, full length YKK VISLON® AquaGuard® zippers keep water out, while making the Rak super easy to get on over moto boots. There’s a single zippered cargo pocket on the thigh, to keep your necessities close at hand when you’re off the bike, and belt loops to keep your pants up (check out our Autotomous Belt).
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I expected the waterproof garment to be sturdy and stiff. The material, however, is surprisingly light and flexible to wear. My plan to use the Rak overpant as a waterproof shell over my enduro pants workes out well. An unexpected bonus is its use as commuter pants. Just put some knee braces over you office trousers, add the Rak overpant, and you're good to go.
I got the 32T, but for me with my tall legs it might have been a 32T+. Luckily, the match with the high Sidi Adventure 2 boots will keep my legs and feet dry.
Soon I will find out if the combination with the Woodsman pant will turn out to be the unicorn I was looking for.
I’ve only had these pants for a little while but they are bomber. Very well built and true to size. Another great product from Mosko moto