Motonation specializes in high-quality products at an affordable price. Their Pursang Tourventure Textile Jacket and Phantom Pants are prime examples of the brand’s core competency.
Featuring a waterproof multi-layer design, the jacket, which is offered in black, sand and hi-viz yellow, is just $179, and the Phantom Pants, offered in black and sand, are only $129. With modern adventure styling, the jacket is made from Dura Guard that’s water- and windproof, while the pants are constructed of 600-denier polyester strengthened with woven textile for durability and comfort. Both have pockets and vents galore; high-impact CE1-approved dual-density armor in the elbows, shoulders and knees; an eight-millimeter memory foam back pad; a zip-in washable quilted liner along with zip-in Reissa waterproof liners; two-way heavy-duty YKK entry zippers; waterproof pockets; and reflective striping in all the correct places.
Great-looking riding gear at an incredibly low price.
We were a bit skeptical when we were asked to test the Motonation Pursang Tourventure Jacket and Phantom Pants—after all, how could a jacket and pants combo for just a tad over $300 be taken seriously, but we were pleasantly surprised. When the gear arrived and the unpacking began, the first thing we noticed is the weight of the gear. Really good gear has weight to it because the components that protect you are typically heavier than the lightweight foam padding of days gone by.
The Motonation gear feels like your typical high-end riding apparel in terms of the weight. That said, you do have three layers of material when all of the components are zipped together. As you remove layers, the weight is reduced but the gear still feels substantial. Removing the liners is straightforward, and they added color coding (black on one side and white on the other) so that you know where the sleeves and pantlegs connect to the main garment.
Our first day of riding was hot and humid, so no liners were needed. The high-impact armor stays nicely in place, although we did experience some chafing on the knees after just a few hours. MX knee-brace-style socks would cure this. We loved the venting; four vents in the chest of the jacket, two on the upper arms, and two sleeve vents plus two large exhaust vents in the rear provide exceptional venting even on the hottest days. Horizontal vents on the thighs and exhaust vents on the back of the legs kept us nice and cool on the lower extremities.
We were lucky, from a gear-test perspective, because it rained a couple of days after our test began, so we got to see how the waterproof liner worked. While we stayed mostly dry, there were a few areas where moisture seeped through. We’re not huge fans of zip-in liners, but if you have the patience to deal with them, they work great. We will definitely be using this gear again for hot days on adventure bikes. The “sand” color is perfect for the desert or the woods and looks to be combat ready when combined with a black helmet. We’ll follow up with a cold-weather report later this year. Admittedly, we’ve learned our lesson about judging product based on price alone. The Motonation Pursang Jacket and Phantom Pants are top-notch gear that looks great, performs well—and, at the price point, can’t be beat.CN