Alpinestars Axiom Denim Pants
very nice pants, a bit small but otherwise excellent
the fabric is very comfortable, the manufacture is also very good, the details of the brand logos are nice.
Overall expected no less, only the size is small.
September 10, 2012
Geat Jeans...INCREDIBLE protection.
I had been looking for a pair of casual riding jeans because I was tired of wearing plain old Levi's and I wanted the added protection of a lined pant. The Apinestars jeans were not the cheapest but protection, comfort, and quality were more important to me than price. The fit definately runs small. I usually wear a 30" but a 34" in the Alpinestars is what fit. The pants are also longer and do a great job of covering your boots while riding and standing at a stoplight. So I bought these jeans a few weeks ago on a Friday and went down while wearing them the following day. I would have had an enormous amout of road rash if I had not been wearing these pants. The denim was shredded and completely gone on both areas of the knee but the Kevlar remained intact. The road rash I got was just from sliding down the road but no skin ever contacted pavement. Theses jeans saved my butt. I already replaced them with another pair and will nott ride without them.
August 18, 2012
Comfortable Protection with style
These pants provide knee armor and kevlar protection. A good intermediate protective pants for hot weather and local "normal" instead of looking like you are fresh off to or from the track. I haven't figured out why the pants have leg zippers since they fit easily over leather boots and to unzip them would cause them to flop wildly in the wind stream. Follow Revzilla's advice as to fit - go for a size larger than your waist unless you plan to wear thick layers of shirts tucked into the pants.
August 6, 2012
Excellent Kevlar protected jeans. Euro fit tho...
Well made. Protection where its needed. Nice pair of jeans. They are a euro cut...meaning they run a little small. If your a (measured) 34 then get the next size up (36). I say a measured 34 as it seems the US sizes are made as a (generous) size... Don't necessarily assume your size is the same as whats on your waistband!!!
I also have to say as a new rider I have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated ALL of the videos you guys produce. I've made good use of them in learning about all the products I'll be needing....Anthony keep up the great work....
May 28, 2012
Tight Fit, Good Protection
I purchased a pair of Axoim jeans from a different retailer just to try them out. I'm a tall guy(6'4) but I'm quite thin and typically wear a size 30/36. Never have been able to find any motorcycle pants or jeans to fit my long legs. The Axiom fits very small in the waist(I went up to a 32 and they're still quite tight). Sizing guide says the legs are 34, but there's enough length to accommodate my usual 36 inch inseam. Kevlar coverage is far better than other jeans I've looked at. The pocket for knee armor will go unused since I wear Dianese knee guards under my jeans, but it might work for some. They might seem a bit pricey, but skin grafts would cost more I'm sure. If you're going to ride in jeans, it'd be prudent to ride in motorcycle specific Kevlar jeans. Have fun and ride safe.
April 26, 2012
Better than jeans
I normally wear relaxed 32 size jeans (Levi 569). I had to order 36 to fit in these. They look nice and are comfortable but definitely fit me funny. I'm 6'0 and have athletic legs. These are tight in quads and calves. I have to pull them down when I stand up. Also I don't know what the person looks like who will have this fit their waist and legs and then have the knee pad sleeve in the right place. For me it's down by my ankle.
I tried 3 styles before these and these are by the far best of what I have tried and these are better than regular jeans. So for now they get my vote.
April 23, 2012
Great looking pant, but as everyone else has said, buy one size larger than what you normally wear. the "Smart protector" knee protection which is not included is also hard to find and relatively expensive.
April 2, 2012
Order plus a size
As others have noted, go bigger in the waist. I wear 32 normally and those are sometimes even a little slack in other brands; the 34s I ordered in these are very snug.
The little star logos all over the place are more noticeable than I would like, but I'd really ideally want to find some kevlar jeans that are completely stealth and in no way give away that they are special. These are fine despite the stars, they're not too noticeable. The zip lower legs are actually pretty handy for me because I wear strap-on leg armor, but if you sit with your legs crossed those around you will probably notice the little velcro tabs at the end of the leg with the A* logo and the zippers peeking out of the seams. Again, not glaring but not completely stealth either.
The length is great for me, but I've got 34" inseam legs. They're long enough to have some slack and stay down at the boots with my knees bent for riding, but they don't trail the ground when off the bike.
I'll probably buy another pair at some point here. I've got the dark blue ones and will likely get a pair of black ones as well. They're as good as I've found in kevlar jeans that I can ride to work in and then wear all day without feeling obvious. A bit pricey, but like I said they're a pretty good compromise between function and style.
March 19, 2012