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The License To Ride Pant


Stop paying over $300 for your motorcycle jeans. Here at NBT we believe you shouldn't have to choose between safety and looking good. That's why we designed our License to Ride Pants to be the holy trinity of protection, style, and affordability. 

Why riders choose our pants: 

  • Removable CE-approved armor in the knee & hip areas keeps you protected
  • Premium 11 oz denim so you can look good on and off the bike
  • Slim, but not skinny fit to help you balance style and comfort
  • Knee and back spandex for a stretchy and athletic fit

CE-approved armor is included with your purchase for FREE.

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Size Chart

We recommend SIZING DOWN from your regular pant size. 

Please measure your favorite jeans at home and compare it to the size chart below before placing your order.

Size A: Waist B: Inseam C: Hip D: Thigh
28 30 33 38 20.5
30 32 34 39 21
32 34 34 40 22
34 36 34.5 41.5 23
36 38 34.5 43 23.5
38 40 34.5 44.5 24.5
40 42 34.75 44.75 25.25
42 44 35 46.5 25.5
Please note other than SIZE chart is in INCHES.

A. Waist - measure the distance from one side of the waistband to the other. Multiply this number by 2.
B. Inseam - measure the length of th einside of the leg from the bottom up to the crotch.
C. Hip - measure across the widest part of the hip. Multiply this number by 2.
D. Thigh - measure across the pant leg 1" down from the crotch. Make sure tape measure is parallel to the hem of the pant. Multiply this number by 2.

Our model in all pictures above is 5'11" 180lbs and wears a size 30
15-Day Satisfaction Guarantee & Free Shipping

Risk free trial

We know the true test of any riding gear is how you feel when you ride. That’s why we’re offering a 15-day risk-free trial. If you decide they’re not up to the job, no problem—just send them back and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked (but we’re confident that won’t be necessary).

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Premium 11 oz Denim
Slim Fit
CE-Approved Armor
Dual Stretch Comfort

80% of motorcycle injuries involve your legs. But less than half of riders choose to protect their stems. You shouldn't have to choose between safety and looking good. That's why we designed our License to Ride Pants to be the holy trinity of protection, style, and comfort. 

Why riders choose our pants:

  • Removable CE-approved armor in the knee & hip areas keeps you protected
  • Premium 11 oz denim so you can look good on and off the bike
  • Slim, but not skinny fit to help you balance style and comfort
  • Knee and back spandex for a stretchy and athletic fit

CE-approved armor is included with your purchase for FREE. 

Why we made them

Riding pants aren't created equal. Like you, most riders searching for the perfect riding pants give up and decide their everyday jeans are the answer.  Why? Because riding pants have bulky padding, uncomfortable material, overpriced, and just look bad.
We used to say the same thing until we got burned, literally. Like over 20,000 riders each year, we experienced road rash.

So, we set out to create protective motorcycle pants so stylish, comfortable, and versatile you’ll never want to take them off.


Our premium 11-ounce denim is blended with polyester to keep you cool and 3% spandex to add flex in all the right places.

  • Road Rash Resistant
  • CE approved Removable knee & hip protectors included
  • Slim straight fit
  • Elastic accordion panels on knees & lower back
  • Cargo Flap Pockets
  • Light Herringbone pattern
  • YKK® Zipper
  • 70% Cotton, 28% Polyester, 2% Spandex
  • Machine washable.
  • Remove pads before washing.
  • Wash with cold water.
  • No bleach.
  • Hang to dry.
  • Warm iron is OK.
Free shipping & Returns
All purchases come with a 15-day satisfaction guarantee and free ground shipping for all orders over $100. We offer prepaid shipping labels for all returns & exchanges. Because you have enough to worry about. Buy with confidence!

Customer Reviews

Based on 233 reviews
Regan Stepp
Comfortable and Stylish

I bought a jean and khaki pair and they're both extremely comfortable and look great. They fit pretty true to size. They are great to wear casually too w/o the pads. Took about a little over a month to get them but they were 100% worth the wait. I've recommended them to 2 of my buddies already.

guy whittington
NBT Riding Pants

Great fit. Very comfortable.

Braden Huckaby
So sick

10/10 love the fit feel and function

Melvin Hernandez
Best looking pants

Nice to ride with pads or wear them with out the pads. I was getting complements on how nice, they look.

Jakob Brinnand
Fits and works great

Had a low speed fall right after getting these and i would’ve busted my knee if it weren’t for the pads. Great riding pants



There are many styles available online and before starting this looooong project we tested them all. We then got started on finding the perfect riding pant materials. We thought this would be easy.

After testing nearly two dozen different combinations (no exaggeration) we nearly gave up. And then, in the end, stumbled on ‘the one.’ Turns out, it’s the composition of the materials that makes all the difference. Three things stand out:

  1. The pant is constructed with a DESIGNER grade 11oz denim, but also contains 2% spandex. This keeps things stretchy.
  2. The SPANDEX ratio has to be perfectly dialed in, not too stretchy or firm. This may seem like a simple “split the difference” situation, but it isn't. Precise calculations are needed to get the stretch just right. Off by even a little and it’ll affect overall pant and ride quality
  3. QUALITY that will last you years. It’s easy to find some cheap denim jeans that will hold up a few wash cycles. It’s an entirely different matter to engineer something that will hold up for years to come.


License To Ride pants offer the perfect combination of style and protection. Not to mention unmatched comfort. Whether you're on the move or off the bike these pants are always ready -- because our LTR's don't take a break, even when you do.

Our pants our constructed with designer quality 11-ounce denim. Slim-straight fit. Durable stitching. Won’t wear in the wash.

Stretch in all the right places. Accordion panels provide comfort above your knees and waist by improving shape retention and flex.

Impact protection. Removable CE-approved knee and hip armor is included FREE with purchase. This is a $30 value we're tossing in at no cost to you.


No one plans for trouble on the bike, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress for it. Our pants include FREE CE-approved knee and hip armor with purchase. You’ll enjoy every ride a little more when you’re protected. And mom will be proud, too.

Ask any backpacker who has rented a scooter for the first time in South East Asia. Hot exhausts are a recipe for burns… especially when you’re riding in shorts. Don’t be that newb.

Maybe you’re already wearing riding pants. That’s the most important thing. But if your current pants aren’t doing you any favors in the fashion department, it’s time for a change.