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.
Just finished my first ride with the pants. I love the design philosophy of the pants and jacket. I wear my Offroad armor underneath and just want a highly functional and breathable shell. The pants fit great. The vents work. I’m only 5’11 and I lengthened the inseam with the zippers. Over Offroad boots and in the seated position I appreciated the extra length. I do have one gripe. I was skeptical of the dress pants style clasp as soon as I unboxed and tried them on. It broke on day 1. The Velcro closer and belt still kept the pants closed and in position. Even before it broke, the clasp is hard to use when on the trail with coat and other gear on. I’d rathera a button or snap.
Best fitting motorcycle pant I have ever had and amazing quality, as usual for Mosko gear. You will not be disappointed. It is much less confining than pants with built-in armor and much lighter. Gone is the annoying rubbing of the knee pad riding up and down when I bend my knees! Awesome!
I just received these new mosko basilisk pants for an upcoming ride. They have exceeded my expectations. Super durable and I can fit the easily over my large knee braces which was a concern.
As always Mosko delivers. Fits true to size even with armor underneath, trust the sizing. Product is engineered far above other adventure type pants, it's like the designers are riders first. The amounting of venting is more than most pants, look forward to trying this in warmer months. Minus lack of of color options, I can't see a drawback to these pants.