Kevlar Q&A

Many riders are interested in how Kevlar® jeans compare to Bohn Adventure Pants.

9-Point, CE Level 1 protection—Tailbone, Hips, Thighs, Knees and Shins

Explain the difference between Kevlar® jeans and Bohn armored motorcycle pants.
Bohn Body Armor Motorcycle Pants are primarily for impact protection on the vulnerable corners you land on and damage. While Bohn Armor pants don’t contain Kevlar®, the armor will provide some level of abrasion protection on the areas covered by armor. This is not the primary function of our pants but a secondary benefit.

Positioning the armor snugly next to your body should be your #1 concern so it’s in the right place if you fall. With pants that have armor inserted into Kevlar® jeans, the armor can tend to bounce around and is not always right where you need it upon impact.

For double or triple protection, wear our pants under your favorite Kevlar® jeans. Our armored pants keep the armor close to your body and the Kevlar® will help with abrasion protection.       

Are the armored pants hot?
Not at all! Unlike other brands, we offer three fabric options to suit your riding needs. We use Lycra and mesh fabrics to keep you cool and help wick away moisture. If you are riding in really hot, humid weather, we recommend our 100% mesh, fully breathable Cool-Air Mesh pants.

Will the pants fit under my jeans?
We have found the most popular/average Kevlar® jeans (ie. Draggin, Sliders, Diamond Gusset, Icon, Alpinestar, etc.) fit comfortably over our armored pants. Even ladies jeans, which can be a bit tighter, usually have enough stretch to fit the low-profile armor.

What about your armor – is it good stuff?
We get this question more and more each day. Understanding the different ratings and protection levels can be confusing. In a nutshell, our armor is awesome! Just ask 1000’s of rider who wear our gear. Our pants come with CE Level 1 armor. This is more than likely an upgrade to most of your gear you already have and is the perfect amount of protection for street riding. Our armor was developed by a motorcycle racer and avid street rider and he took protection very seriously—wanting to provide the best, most comfortable armor possible.

Will I need to replace the armor if I take a fall?
When you take a fall you usually bounce first, then slide. Our armor helps take the initial impact (the worst part of the fall). You usually won’t need to replace the armor, but we recommend you inspect it for damage. If you need to replace armor or shells, we sell them individually: Buy Armor | Buy Shells

How do I know that your pants and shirts will work for me?
Try our 90-day trial. You can also read testimonials from other riders just like you.