The Basilisk is our waterproof/breathable enduro-touring kit, for long-distance, multi-day trips through primarily off-road terrain. It combines super-premium materials with clean lines and minimalist design. With an articulated fit for freedom of motion and easy layering, the Basilisk is designed to work with separate body systems for superior protection and versatility.
The Basilisk is incredibly waterproof and incredibly breathable. The body fabric is an abrasion-resistant eVent Expedition 3-layer, using eVent’s proprietary direct venting technology. It’s waterproof to 30,000mm on the water column (100 feet of water pressure), with an MVTR of 10,000 g/m/d, .06cfm air permeability, and DWR. It’s the only waterproof moto pant with air permeability, plus it has the highest waterproof ratings of any moto pant we’ve seen.
On the knees, we added SuperFabric ceramic platelets on a 600D waterproof/breathable base, sewn as an overlay on the main body eVent for added strength. With two-layers of fabric, you can damage the outer layer and still stay dry. Our zippers are top-of-the-line water repellent YKK Vislon Aquaguard: they won’t clog with dust and grime, and they’re easy to operate one-handed with gloves.
The Basilisk is light, nimble, and breathable, with the basic pockets and vents you need and nothing else. We eliminated hanging liners entirely, reducing weight, bulk, and heat. There are two thigh pockets, two knee scoop vents, two huge thigh vents, and two exhaust vents behind the leg. In hot weather: open all the vents and the cooler outside air envelop your upper thigh.
The Basilisk pant includes a sturdy old-school leather belt for waist adjustability, which works both on and off the bike. By opening the calf expansion zippers, tall people can add an additional 2” to the inseam – increasing it from 32” to 34.” The leg openings are adjustable too, with waterproof internal gussets and overlapping Velcro flaps.
I am form Ecuador and I have had some other pants, but I've been looking for a comfortable pair of pants that are not bulky and difficult to try on and the best part do to the geography of our county, you can go from 35º to 5º Celsius, form dry to rainy or humid, all of this in less than 2 hours, so the vents are so handy and easy to open and close. I highly recommend the pants, I love them. It could be some minor improvements, but the guys at Mosko sure will find them.
I’m so glad somebody finally made pants like this. Very protective, super durable without the bulk of liners and pads. I live in Texas and usually end up in blue jeans when I’m just playing around on the trails because typical adventure pants are just too bulky and hot. These pants fit like a comfortable pair of jeans. The venting on these pants is awesome. It’s 90-100 degrees out here in the summer and these pants give you protection and are just fine in the heat. When all vents are open, you can literally feel the breeze moving right through them. I love the leather belt by the way. Such a practical solution when all the competitors have elastic and Velcro stuff that never seems to keep the pants up right.
Just finished a 3500 mile road trip in these pants. Really happy with them. We had 5 hours of medium to hard rain. I had my phone in one pocket, my wallet in the other. Both stayed bone dry. No so for my buddy in a stich.. These pants are made to wear over armor, which I did. Love the belt which keeps the pants where they belong. Love the large hook and loop closure at the bottom so I can snug the legs up to my boots so I don’t catch my pants on a peg or the center stand. The ventilation is good, with large vents on the front and back of the thighs and along the inside of the knees. What I really like is the Event material these are made out of. It breaths much much better than gortex. Also, I was comfortable wearing these off the bike at the end of the day. Just close the vents, and take your armor off. These are that comfortable.
Truly, the Basalisk Pants make you feel like a superhero as you splash through the rainy forest and desert plains alike. They transform from an open breathing she'll into a protected barrier from moisture when the weather turns on you. The features are well thought out and simple. Built to last. The more miles I'm in them the more I love them.
Great individual pieces and combo. This might be the first product review I’ve ever written, and its justified. Design, construction and fit are all perfect. I’m 6’5” 260lbs and the XXL jacket and XL pants fit great. Super comfortable, not heavy and packs into smallish bag.
I ordered the Forcefield armor underneath, also fits great and feels like it will give very good protection. Hopefully I never have to test out how it performs vs my motoport kevlar jacket. Forcefield jacket zipper pretty chintzy tho, could use a better one.
Only improvement on the jacket and pants I’d suggest is a fluorescent green color option in addition to the sage. (Sage is nice looking, but I always prefer maximum visibility, and might suggest red and/or yellow as well) Also would be nice to have reflective stripes on the pants, but that’s what happens with Gen 1 purchasers. However, in the great scheme of things, those would be nice but not worth waiting for.