Aspida (Spartan) Proteus Pant Review

Aspida (Spartan) Proteus Riding Pant
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • 80%

  • Aspida (Spartan) Proteus Riding Pant
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  • Last modified: March 22, 2015
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Protection
    Editor: 75%
  • Comfort, Fit and Finish
    Editor: 90%
  • Weather Compatibility
    Editor: 90%

Summary: The mesh riding pants from Aspida (Spartan Progear) is a very good quality product, which can be used in the summer, not so cold winters and in the monsoon. The price is reasonable and the protection provided is very good.

Here is the detailed review of the Proteus Riding Pant:

Overall construction quality:

The Good:

  • The pants are made of a mix of Cordura material and mesh panels. The overall quality is top-notch, whether it is the material used, the stitching, or the elastic panels.
  • After using them extensively, there is absolutely no sign of any stitches coming loose or any sign of wear and tear.
  • The Velcro straps snap on precisely and do not get loose at any point of time.
  • The zippers feel good and do not think they should give way at any point of time.

The not-so-good:

  • One hook to attach the rain-liner to the riding pants was missing on one side.

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The Good:

  • The knee protectors are CE rated from Knox , who are the brand of choice for many highly respected motorcycle clothing brands in the world that choose Knox Original Equipment for their garments. Thus, you may rest assured of having a good quality armor there.
  • Hip protection in the form of 12mm armor makes for extra protection in case of a fall on the outside of the thighs.
  • The Cordura material used at the areas of potential impact, provide extra abrasion resistance in case of a fall.
  • The extra layer at the seat provides better abrasion resistance in case of a fall on the buttocks.

The not-so-good:

  • No adjustment in the positioning of the armors is possible .


  • Before buying the riding pants, wear them, sit on your bike and check if the knee armor sits exactly on your knee, else, the armor is of no use.




Comfort, Fit and Finish:

The Good:

  • With or without the rain-liner, it is extremely comfortable even over a whole day of riding.The armor on the knees, being slightly flexible, do not hurt or itch the knees in any way.
  • The elastic stretch panels above the knees and above the buttocks provide for a slightly customised fit for different body structures.
  • The extra layer at the seat also helps in cushioning.
  • The hip protectors do not pinch or poke you anywhere while seated on the motorcycle.
  • The waist adjustment straps do a decent job in adjusting the size of the pants over your waist.
  • A hard rubberized material on the insides of the ankle ensures the pants do not melt or get damaged if they come in contact with a hot engine while riding.

The not-so-good:

  • None.


  • Before buying the riding pants, wear them, with and without the rain-liner, to ensure they are comfortable on you.


Weather Compatibility:

The Good:

  • The multiple mesh panels on the front and back of the pants ensure maximum airflow, thus ensuring minimal sweating in summer.
  • The rain-liner does a good job in keeping you dry in the monsoons. On a rainy day with intermittent heavy showers, the rain-liner did its job.
  • Without the rain-liner, you will freeze if you venture out in temperatures below 12-13 deg. If you put on the rain-liner, the cold will not be much of a problem, unless you are riding in Kashmir or Leh or anywhere where you have cold temperatures during the day.

The not-so-good:

  • None.

Mesh panels cooling





  • Top-notch quality
  • Good to use in all types of weather


  • No adjustment in the positioning of the armors
  • No thermal liner included
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  • Shirsh Pant

    Buddy you need to revisit the prices of all products mentioned in the blog and also change the Value for Money parameter again, which I believe will also affect the over all rating.

    The prices are misguiding. Rest all seems very informative.

  • Leslie Pinto

    These Aspida pants are well made, look good, and fit well, but the material is extremely poor for a riding trouser. It tends to stretch at all the tension points. God help you in a crash