Macna Iron pants offer a premium winter pant option, with great fixtures, waterproofing and thermal liner. Review: Tony 'Pommie' Wilding
To match my new Macna Vosges Jacket, I was also given a nice new pair of Macna Iron Pants to test. The pants have a two layer system with fixed Raintex breathable waterproof membrane and detachable thermo liner.
The pants feel really durable and you can feel the quality in the construction. The outer material is Poly 500, R-tech and has a pocket on each side. There is also what Macna calls “quick pockets” on the knees, these are so you can remove the Safe Tech CE protectors, and there are also CE protectors for your hips.
Another safety feature is the Side Eye material the reflective sections on the pants will increase your visibility in the dark and are thermally bonded into the pants material so it look smooth and will not interfere with the pants flexibility or comfort. There are also loops in the top of the pants that can fit suspenders to, the pants fit really well and have good adjustability around the waist so I can’t see why you’d need suspenders.
The pants are fastened by a new waist lock system; this strong buckle replaces the traditional snap-hook construction which has been used for ages and looks to be more durable. The pants can be zipped to my Macna Vosges jacket to keep wind and cold out, but to be honest I have never zipped them together and I haven’t felt the need to, as the jacket and pants are warm even without being attached to each other.
One thing I have noticed with some winter riding pants is they can feels a bit restrictive, especially if you are into more sporty riding, and some don’t give you any grip on the seat. With my Macna Iron pants, even with the thermal liner attached I still feel like I can move around on the bike and even hang off a bit in the corners without feeling too restricted in movement and like the jacket if it gets a bit hot, 30 seconds is all it takes to remove the thermal layer.
The Macna Iron Pants is available in sizes (Ladies – L prefix) LM-LXXL; (regular/Mens) Small to 4XL; (Stout – S prefix) SL-SXXXL; in Black, Fluo Yellow and White, for $299.95 RRP. For more information see the Link International website.
Special thanks to Link International www.linkint.com.au