AGV Sport Malibu Riding Jeans
Decent basic moto jeans for cheap
My normal jeans size is 32Wx30L. I ordered that size, and they were so tight I could barely zip the fly up. I exchanged for the 34x30 and the fit is better, if a bit loose. I know that motopants are supposed to run long so that they cover your ankle when in the saddle, but I almost wish these could have come in a 28 inseam; I keep hiking them up above my hips, and they still drag when I walk. Also, the cuffs are excessively baggy. Doesn't really matter when riding, but I'd feel goofy-looking if I wore these out on the town. That said, they're more stylish than many other moto jeans out there.
My pair has a rough stitchy spot where the kevlar is sewn in behind one knee. It's a bit bothersome, but don't expect flawless workmanship at this price point, I guess.
If you're looking for basic slide protection on the cheap that doesn't look too power-ranger-y, these jeans will cut it. If I could improve them, I would tighten up the cuffs a lot, add pockets for armor, and offer them in a greater variety of sizes (which I could say for practically every motopant out there!).
January 18, 2015
Sturdy Jeans, a little baggy
-True to size waist
-plastic buttons wont scratch your tank
-For the most part looks like normal jeas
-A little baggy in the legs but since these are rigid and not stretchy, it aids in mobility
-Needs pockets for padding insers
I went down on my bike today in these jeans. It was a low speed low-side but the jeans came out without a single mark. Very durable. They have done well and I'll continue to wear them while riding. I only wish there were slots that you could put in knee protectors but for the price I dont think these can' be beat.
July 29, 2014
Great pants for the money but run small, great color tight in the waist and really baggy way down
April 15, 2014
Be warned, these run SMALL
I got no experience wearing these jeans other than discovering they run very small. I wear 32/30s in Levis and ordered 32/32s to cover my boots a bit more. When these pants arrived, they fit more like 30/34s if not tighter. The button is sewn on too, rather than riveted, so if you squeeze into them don't count on it holding for long.
Style-wise, these are distressed with little vertical "snags" at regular intervals all over them. Not my thing, and had I seen them better I probably would have chosen differently.
As for over all quality, they seemed pretty nice for the price. The kevlar was thick and sewn in well, and the pockets held my CE knee armor well but were a little tricky to figure out. Knowing what I know about them, I might give them another try, but adjust the sizing accordingly.
February 4, 2014
AGV has awesome Kevlar Jeans!
Ok first off I have the AGV Corsica Jeans, and you can read my review of those as well (very positive), so I thought I would try the Malibu jeans.
I have to say, I actually like these even better! I bought the exact same size as my Corsica's which were 34x32. I am 5.8 and weight about 168lbs, athletic build. The Malibu's are much roomier than the Corsica's so they are more comfortable on the bike for sure. They are a tad baggy, and the width at the ankle is wider, but not flaired out to where they look funny. I wish the ankle width was about an inch or two narrower, but they are proportionate to the cut of the wider leg on the pants. In short the corsica's look better off the bike, but the Malibu's feel better riding the bike. Both look great and you can't go wrong.
The kevlar is good, and there is plenty of it in the right places. One thing I like is the Malibu's have a zipper fly instead of the button fly. The pocket on the back of the Malibu is a button though....not a big fan of that, but these jeans are so stylish, protective and comfortable, I'm willing to give that a pass. I highly recommend both these and the corsica's, for under a hundred bucks you can't go wrong!
December 23, 2013
Very bad first experience
Cant say much about the pants.... seen em only in pics, stil lost by UPS, never got it.....
December 23, 2013
To small, my size in Jeanse is 38*32
I ordered a 40*32 and still I can not zip up the pants.
December 23, 2013
Buy true to size - Don't assume Kevlar will take up more space,
My mistake was assuming I needed to go up 1 size on these jeans since Kevlar lining is inside. (36X29 but got 38X30). I can make these work at 38 with a little room to grow into ;).
The kevlar isn't itchy, nor do I really even notice it inside. This stuff is strong! I tried to even cut it (inside) with a cross cut using a razor blade....not a scratch. Good for down protection in key areas.
Unknown- Back pocket flap has a button. Doubt it will cause any discomfort but is untested as of yet on a longer ride.
August 26, 2013