It’s the front cargo pockets that do it. That and the military blue color. For riders, REV’IT! has made the Recons from “Cordura denim,” with the Dutch company’s “PWR|shield” fabric layered on at the seat and knees. Cordura denim simply means there’s some (15 percent, as it turns out) polyamide fiber woven in with the cotton, and PWR|shield is a 100-percent polyamide material. Both fabrics are meant to boost strength and abrasion resistance, while thin, highly flexible CE-approved knee padding offers some impact protection.