Essential CE Level AA


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Slide them under any pair of jeans, pants, trousers or tuxedo… transforming them into CE level AA approved riding equipment! The newly designed ESSENTIAL leggings bring bikers a great freedom of movement. Master the urban playground: put them on and forget about them!

Knee and Hip protectors included.

Model is 183cm, 74kg, usually wearing 32″, wearing an ESSENTIAL size SMALL.


• the Essential is CE certified AA according to EN17092-3:2020

• ride in your own style: they can fit under any pair of jeans you already have!

• made for city and country roads

• wear them as underlayers in any weather condition thanks to our new breathable COOLMAX® fabrics keeping moisture away

• the most flexible Bowtex® leggings ever made, slide them on and forget about them!

• new SAS-TEC® TRIPLEFLEX level 2 knee and hip impact protectors provide a snug fit under any pair of jeans, even slim (included)

• drag-tested in real-life, designed and made by riders for riders

• due to its stretch fabric, the Essential is a unisex model


If you are in between sizes, please choose the smaller one
28-29 –> XS
30-32 –> S
32-34 –> M
34-36 –> L
36-38 –> XL
38-40 –> XXL


This is the easy go-to solution you’ve been looking for. It’s light, flexible so you can ride in your own style. Approved by riders since 2015, providing safety and comfort thanks to the Coolmax® fibers used in the fabric construction.

It’s the versatile piece! Great breathability thanks to it’s X-panel construction, and also very resistant. They’re the perfect summer trousers. You can still wear them underneath jeans but they’ll be a bit bulkier.

It’s the best of the best in every aspect! Extremely strong and yet super light and breathable. Even more flexible and minimal compared to the Essential. It breathes super well and leaves a fresh feel against the skin.

Prototyping : Brussels 🇧🇪
Fabrics : Germany 🇩🇪
Labels : Netherlands 🇳🇱
Elastic : Belgium 🇧🇪
Boxes : Belgium 🇧🇪
Stitching : Portugal 🇵🇹

Learn more here.


It's actually less hot to have a pair of Bowtex® leggings!
Your regular jeans or city trousers have low fabric density, letting air flow through. With a pair of Bowtex® leggings underneath, you end up with two breathable layers! And when the temperature drops, you can adapt by wearing a thicker pair of pants or jeans for more isolation. Some single layer motorcycle jeans are made of fabrics that are very dense and thick in order to obtain good certification levels, and this can create some discomfort.

Our stretchy and soft fabrics feel like wearing a premium sports base layer… although an incredibly strong one! It allows you to move freely and slide easily under any pair of jeans or pants.


Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany free shipping and prepaid exchange (starts at 160€)

Rest of Europe + Switzerland 9€ flat rate or 15€ depending on the country and prepaid exchange.

Iceland 20€ flat rate and prepaid exchange.

USA free shipping with USPS Priority Mail. One-time prepaid exchange shipping label (for a Priority Mail medium size box type 2).

Canada $30USD flat rate, exchange at the customer’s expense.

Special sale free shipping starts at 160€. Special sale price -50%: no exchange, no refunds. Offer is limited to Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Spain.

Don't feel like a Bowtex® is right for you? No problem, you can return your Bowtex® within 14 days of receipt for a full refund. The return costs are at your expense and to be made either to Belgium or to the USA. As soon as your return arrives at our warehouse, the Quality Control department will carry out the appropriate checks. The refund will be made within 14 days of receipt of the goods, the amount will be credited to the same means of payment used at the time of the order provided that the returned product is in its original condition.


Main layer: 45% Dupont™ Kevlar® 55% COOLMAX®
Second Layer: 87% High-Density-Polyamide 13% Elastane




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