AGV Sport Women's Aura Kevlar Jeans
Good riding jeans
Ok ladies, you know how hard it is to find a decent looking and fitting pair of protective motorcycle pants that don't cost a billion dollars. I'm 5'6", 150 lbs, 44 yrs and I still got it going on. These are not perfect but they are good value and when I ride it is for sport anyway. I bought a size 6 and they fit well, especially after a wash and dry (yes, the label says you can dry these kevlar on low). I like the high back on these pants and the kevlar throughout makes me feel protected. The legs are slim and the fit is nice from my butt down to my ankle. I can wear them over my boots but not in because of the lining of my particular boot. If yours is not a water-proof boot you may be able to wear them inside the boot too. The waist is designed to be high in the back for protection in a slide but comes down right under my belly-button in front so I don't feel cut in half in the riding position. Because of this they seem to feel loose around the waist but they don't fall down or sag and you don't notice on the bike. My butt looks decent from the back and I feel fine walking around in them.
March 25, 2014
Great protection! Large fit
I am 5' 115lbs and I purchased these pants. I was looking for a casual riding jean that lots of Kevlar. I ordered the smallest size and they were huge. However since the price was so good, and I was tired of trying on bike jeans I got them tailored for $40. I'm thrilled with them. They have a good waist line, high enough for riding and low enough for when you're off the bike. They have great protection.
August 26, 2013
I recommend these pants only because I feel the value is good compared with other Kevlar jeans. I totally agree with other reviewers that say these jeans are way too big. I ordered a smaller size and I still need a belt to hold them up. They are high cut with wide thighs and a tapered leg. I call them my parachute pants. As much as I want to ride with Kevlar jeans, I'm going to stick to my regular jeans or riding pants until I can find some with a more flattering fit.
June 6, 2013
Good but fits MUCH too large.
I did feel safe in these jeans but they definitely fit much too large. I usually wear a size 5, and read that they fit large so I ordered a 4. It fit more like a 6-7. The length was fine (I usually wear a 32"), but the waist was quite loose. I did wash them once, but they didn't shrink significantly. In regards to the material, the airflow was good and they didn't feel stiff.
Overall these were good jeans, especially for the price. But if you're concerned about size, order at least 1 size (if not 2 sizes) smaller than you usually wear.
May 13, 2013
Not comfortable, not cute.
I know the point of protective pants is not Gisele-level hotness, but I would have been embarrassed to walk around in these. I do not exactly have dainty thighs, but the whole leg on these was huge on me. I looked like a bulky pile of potatoes.
I did, however, appreciate that they're not crazy faded or covered in obnoxious graphics.
These pants were also really uncomfortable in the crotch area. The waist was pretty small, so I'm pretty sure it was *supposed* to be sitting nearer to my actual/natural waist, but there wasn't enough length in the rise to actually get the top of the pants up that high, so they were pulling and giving me an all-around perma-wedgie (hot, right?). I've never had this problem with any jeans before, so I don't think *I'm* strangely shaped.
I returned them. They were unusably uncomfortable and unusually dumpy-looking.
January 12, 2013
saved my legs in a lowside
These jeans completely saved my legs from road rash during a 30-40 mph low-side when my bike slid out on gravel during a sharp, blind turn. I will be buying another pair to replace the ones I crashed in.
The jeans themselves don't provide impact protection, but fit is loose enough to allow knee guards (which you'll have to strap to your legs, as there are no padding pockets). You could probably squeeze some hip pads in there too, but it wouldn't be comfortable. I wasn't wearing hip protection and was fortunate enough that my excellent knee guards hit the ground first.
Style notes: I'm 5'2, 130 lb., and ordered a size 4. Fit is slightly larger than I'm used to seeing in department stores, but not enough to order an entire size down. I think you have to be pretty curvy to fill out the hip area. The waist also sits kind of high, at my belly button, but you'll be glad for that if you find yourself sliding across pavement. I have worn these jeans in 90+ degree weather and didn't find them too hot or uncomfortable.
I've included a photo of my jeans after low-siding. The yellow spots you see are the kevlar patches. The denim shredded through, but kevlar remained intact aside from one tiny rip. The rip can't be from the road, as my leg isn't scratched... Pants must have caught on some metal part of my bike as it slid away from me. I'll say it again: my legs underneath were completely unharmed. So glad I was wearing these pants.
September 3, 2012
Nice pair of jeans with kevlar protection
This is a comfortable pair of jeans with kevlar fabric lining for protection. They are not like heavy riding pants, but are slightly heavier than a good pair of jeans.
As far as size, I normally wear a size 12 and that's what I ordered. Fit is true to size with relaxed fit. The waist is a little big for me, so I will have it taken in. These will be great for summer rides.
June 22, 2012