Cortech Apex Leather Pants for Women ::

Cortech Apex Leather Pants for Women


  • Sport-fit with pre-curved legs
  • Fixed mesh liner with stretch Lycra gussets
  • Reflective printing on upper legs
  • Adjustable CE-approved knee pads
  • Removable EVA foam hip pads (will fit KNOX® Flexiform 216 hip pads)
  • Optional knee sliders available (part #84-584)
  • Zippered leg openings and calf expansion panels
  • Includes 8” and 360º jacket-to-pant zippered attachments with both jacket sides included
  • Genuine YKK® zippers

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Sizing Information

As of this writing, we have not completed a Fit Check forr the Apex leather pants for women. Below is the current size chart for women’s Cortech pants:

Size Waist Hip Height
XS 26.5 33 5’-5’1”
Small 28.5 35 5’1”-5’2”
Medium 30.5 37 5’2”-5’3”
Large 32.5 39 5’3”-5’4”
XL 34.5 41 5’4”-5’5”

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Our Two Cents

The Apex leather pant by Cortech is new for 2020. This is a leather sport/race pant to be paired with the Apex jacket. The pant includes knee and hip protectors and Velcro for the addition of sliders. This jacket and pant is also offered in men’s sizes and colors.

Review for both the jacket and pants:

Cortech’s Apex jacket and pants (see the link below for the matching pants) is a leather sport/race jacket and pant combo that zips together with an all-around zipper at the waist to make a 2pc suit. While the Apex can’t be called “professional” gear, it is a nice, good looking combo for street and some amateur track use. Both the jacket and pant are fitted with CE-1 rubberized protectors for the shoulders, elbows and knees. Standard foam protectors are included for the back and hips. An optional back protector is available to fit the pocket in the jacket if you want to upgrade, or for your track events you might want to wear a separate on-the-body style back protector. If you want to upgrade the standard foam back protector in the jacket, take the link below for the Knox unit made to fit. You’ll see external armor pieces on the jacket’s shoulders and elbows. These are softer plastic units sewn on top of the leather. They are more styling that serious armor though.

The leather shell shell of both the pants and the jacket is part solid leather and part perforated leather (check the close-up pictures to see the perfs), so you’ll enjoy some moderate air flow to help handle warmer months. For cooler weather use, the jacket comes with a removable vest-type liner. So with the liner helping out in cooler weather, I’d say you could be comfortable easily in spring and fall months, but hot summer days will be warm and likewise very cold days will be challenge too. But for most, you’d be OK for three seasons of the year.

Cortech’s gear is very “value oriented”, but even though the prices are very reasonable, this is good quality gear. With an MSRP under $300 the pricing is very competitive and the brand is trusted and has warranty which puts this gear way above cheaper lesser known leather gear you see elsewhere (like eBay). Another advantage to this gear is the slightly more relaxed fit as compared to higher end European brands. Those with a more sturdy build will have a much easier time being comfortable in this gear (see my sizing advice for specifics).

Speaking of comfort, the design of the Apex jacket and pants is “pre-curved” for a sport riding position and there are several panels of stretch fabric used to make the jacket and pants flex for you. Those panels can be seen in the underarms, on the sides of the torso, in the crotch area and down the backs of the legs. The pants have a wide stretch waist with Velcro side adjusters, so they’ll be comfortable in the waist. And they’ll be held up by the pant-to-jacket zipper.

The pants have the standard short leg-length design made to be worn with sport or race boots (tucked in). The pants have zips behind the calf so that if you have larger calves, you can leave those zips open to get a bit more room. “Loop” Velcro is fitted on the pants so you can add knee sliders of your choice. :: Paul, 05-28-20

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