AGV Sport Alloy Kevlar Jeans
Great, but with small problem.
The pants are awesome. I have a 29" waist and they fit great and look (almost) like they could be diesel jeans. The problem is, there is velcro on the inside knee for holding the armor in a mesh pouch. I removed the armor and the velcro is super itchy in a few spots. It comes through the mesh and scratches the my knee in one tiny spot. I've tried to fix it and I bet it is not an isolated incident. Feels just painful enough to be pretty freakin' annoying. I end up with a little red spot on my knee after riding in them. I'm about to remove it all together. Still, buy the pants if you are a skinny dude like me, they fit well, have good protection, and are really inexpensive. They have kevlar bro!
July 14, 2014
NOT AS BAD as Some Describe
I read through the reviews here on Revzilla before I made my purchase and was somewhat prepared for the "idiosyncrasies" of these particular pair of riding jeans. Thankfully, it wasn't as bad as some have said.
First off, I bought them primarily because I was looking for a pair of non-baggy jeans that had some style to them; in this case, I liked the faded look these offer. Secondly, I wanted another pair of Kevlar-lined jeans. In the looks department, they do look great if the aged-looking thing is what you're looking for. In comparison, I have a pair of AGV Sport Corsica Kevlar jeans which have what I'd call a "standard" even medium blue color to them; not dark nor faded; a little more bland than interesting color wise. The Alloy jeans are definitely more interesting and cool looking (subjectively speaking of course).
I'd describe the cut as a straight cut; not baggy and not tapered at the ankles (if tapered is what you're looking for, get the AGV Sport Kevlar jeans I mentioned above). They're soft and don't seem to feel as hot as other Kevlar-lined jeans I've owned.
As far as the issue about the kneeprotector pockets being the wrong place, I have to agree with that. The inserts can't be positioned low enough for the right coverage, and they also tend to ride towards the inside of your legs. That said, I prefer to use knee protectors that strap onto your actual leg vs. the insert style ones. Using my own knee protectors that strap around my legs, these jeans work fine that way. One could argue that this kind of application is better protection-wise compared to knee protector inserts on baggy Kevlar jeans that move around too much and are probably unpredictable in a crash. Anyway, the bottom line is I've found a way for them to work for me. Using them as supplied is fairly pointless.
Lastly, with the issue of waist fit as described by many other reviews before mine, I have to disagree with the notion that one needs to order two sizes up to fit in these. That's just plain wrong. In this case, I will agree that one probably needs to order ONE size up than their normal size. I wear a size 30 and ordered a size 32 and a size 34 (just in case) and the size 32s fit comfortable on and off the bike. The 34s we're falling down and I returned those. Again, they fit like straight cut jeans; not snug and thankfully, NOT baggy. The only thing I find strange is that the AGV Sport Corsica Kevlar jeans I own are a size 30 and they fit just as well. I'll ding AGV Sport at least for not being consistent with their sizing, but again, I think the claims about one needing to order two sizes up are greatly exaggerated. Let's face it, fellas, "vanity sizing" has perhaps fooled us into thinking we're smaller in the waist than we really are.
For the price, I think these jeans are acceptable despite their shortcomings. If you can live with the weird knee protector inserts, find a way to use your own, or just go without, these are a better than average looking Kevlar-lined jeans at a decent price. You definitely won't find any other non-baggy riding jeans with this kind of aged and washed look that are similarly priced.
June 17, 2014
I was very excited about this jeans, but when it arrived and I try to put it on I realized that was not a 32/32 size like it should have been but this particular model run extremely small. Nice style but very small, I returned for a Drayko and I'm very happy with it.
June 11, 2014
Overall, nice riding Jeans
I am American size 28" waist (5'7.5" and 136#) and wear a 29 in Dainese and 28 in Shift for riding jeans. These I ordered 30x32". I really like that you can order them a little longer which is best for riding. They look very good and are slim. The fit is good for me and I am on the skinny side. The knee protectors are adjustable, but even in the lowest setting they are too high for me by about and inch. I may need to take them to the tailor. Maybe, it's because I am really a 31" inseam....The denim is rather thin compared to my other riding Jeans. Overall, price is good and for the in town/going out riding they are good. For anything more serious I would recommend more protection.
May 27, 2014
Looks good, feels not so good.
CAUTION: These pants run extremely small.
I bought the largest size in stock and still couldn't even put these pants on. I have rather large legs, but nothing extraordinary, I'm average.
The jeans look very good in my opinion, and not only on the pictures. But that's pretty much where the benefits of this product end.
The kevlar lining inside is very loose and feels like literally another pair of jeans inside. Don't expect it to feel or look fit—the lining is very thick, although I didn't feel like it would give adequate protection for the amount of material they put in there.
All in all — If you can fit in these and are not pursuing slim and fit look, then go for it. Otherwise — nope.
May 19, 2014
Good looks, but looks cheap on the inside
Very cheap construction. The knee protector pockets were too high, and thee were too many layers of fabric to make the pants comfortable to wear.
Sizing is a bad joke with these pants. I usually use 30 waist, but I could barely slide my legs down a size 32.
Don't bother buying these, go for better quality Dainese pants.
May 16, 2014
Sizes are completely inaccurate, knee protection is concerning
I'm 5'9, 160lbs and athletic. I usually wear a 32x32. The 32" waist on these jeans barely made it up my thighs. Obviously I'll need to go 3 or 4 sizes up which is crazy. To make matters worse, the knee protection sits well below my knee even though the length of the jeans are perfect. Style is great, function isn't. I'd recommend spending the extra money for higher end riding jeans.
May 12, 2014
Make a skinny guy feel fat
I'm 6'2", ~160 lbs. At the low end of "normal" in terms of BMI. In normal (relaxed fit) jeans, I wear a 32x34. Most of my kevlar jeans and khakis ride up a bit when I'm on the bike, so I went with the 36" inseam on these to avoid having the hem flapping against my leg. Having read the other reviews, I went up to 34" on the waist. Should have gone up another size on the waist. The button was straining to hold it together up front. this is without hip armor or anything in my pockets.
Tight waist aside, the included knee armor rode way too high on my leg when my knees were bent to be of any use in a fall.
included armor and style are all pluses, but the sizes are way off. order 2 sizes larger in the waist, and depending on the length of your femurs, the knee armor may or may not be of any use to you.
Returning them and hopefully they will get the 36x36 back in stock soon.
May 6, 2014