Maja Kenney of Maja’s Motorcycle Adventures reviews the LS2 Chart Evo Lady Pant
The LS2 brand has already proven to be absolutely spot-on when it comes to ladies’ fit, quality and price.
The helmets are far superior to the price and the clothing items fit the brief in so many ways. The LS2 Chart Evo Lady Pant are no different. They are great for many different riding styles and will see you through most of the year, at least in the UK where the summers don’t last very long.
Firstly I want to mention the design. One of the rare pants that I like because of the way they make me look! They are just the right shape and not baggy. They follow the shape of my legs and are the perfect length, too.
The finish material is smooth and at first sight, looked to be rigid. This is deceiving as the trousers are comfortable from the first wear. This is further helped by the smart way the trousers zip and close at the waist. The zip is sturdy and at the top, there is one popper button and one hook to ensure they stay on even if the popper accidentally comes undone. The really smart adjustment on the waist is a winner for me. On each side there is a velcro adjustment to tighten or loosen the waist allowing you to feel comfortable on those days when the hormones play up and make you feel bloated.
I have used these pants on a sports bike, a touring bike and for off-roading. I felt comfortable on every ride, the trousers feel like a second skin. The stretch panel at the knees and crotch ensure a great fit and you never feel restricted when you swing your leg over a bike, regardless of what bike it is.
When the weather turns warmer, there are two zipped vents on each leg to let the air help cool you down. This works great when the temperatures are below 20 degrees Celsius but does not seem to do much when the temperatures rise towards the high 20s. Equally, these pants will see you through the cooler temperatures as they come with a quilted thermal liner.
Of course the LS2 pants come with full protection to keep you safe. They come with removable CE Hip and Knee Protectors EN1621-1: 2012 Level 1 as well as abrasion-resistant material reinforcement at knee patch.
The pants are waterproof and I have ridden in some serious downpours, including one hail storm. Apart from the pain endured from being hit by the hail stones, I stayed completely dry thanks to the waterproof material of the pants.
To add to security features, the subtle branding is reflective in the dark and in grey colour during the day. I like it when the branding is visible but not overpowering.
There are two zipped pockets on each side and a connector zip to attach the trousers to the jacket for the windy and cold days.
The material used for the pants is super easy to keep clean and maintain. Even after the dirties of rides in dust and mud, the cleaning is pretty easy and fast. A damp cloth suffices most of the time but sometimes I do resort to a light spray with a hosepipe despite the instructions advising you not to do so. So far, I can’t say it’s caused a problem.
Overall, I am super happy with the pants. They’ve won me over immediately with their flattering shape and look, have given me confidence that they are safe and further impressed me with their comfort, versatility and ease of cleaning. All that for a price tag that is definitely misleading, you are getting a far superior product than the price tag suggests.