Alpinestars Logic Denim Kevlar Jeans
Nice product, sizing runs small
As other reviewers have mentioned, the waist of these pants is very tight, and the legs are relaxed fit. The correct size for me corresponded to the actual measurement around the belly button. I normally wear a 34 or 35 pants, ordered a 36, needed a 38. I'm 6'3" 195 lbs.
Waist rides high, as it should on riding pants. Styling is right on. Indigo color is nice, and material is soft and comfortable. No armor included, so think about getting some armored under-pants to wear with these.
January 8, 2013
A-stars can do better...
These jeans are heavy and appear well-stitched. You'd get the impression that they'd hold up if you went down, but reviews above suggest otherwise... They're meant to be worn at your actual waist (kinda high), and fit about two inches small at the waist but relaxed everywhere else. Even at that height the inseam is still long and the button fly was not exactly a "boss move". Styling-wise the blue ones do not stand out in any way; to me they look like an ordinary pair of -enter any name here- denim work jeans; actually, overall they seem pretty ordinary to have cost this much, and even moreso after reading the other reviews.
January 7, 2013
Both too big and too small!
The inseam was ridiculously long for the appropriate waist!
November 8, 2012
Button fly is useless, sizes run small at the waist.
The waist on the jeans is very tight compared to the rest of the fit (I'm average build, 6'0" 180lbs) and this caused the top button to be very uncomfortable. It broke off completely on my third ride in these jeans. Would not recommend.
April 16, 2012
These do not seem very protective
These pants do not seem very protective. The kevlar panels are very thin. They are a nice pair of jeans but I wouldn't trust my knees/legs to them in a crash. I would recommend wearing stand-alone knee guards if you ride in these.
February 25, 2012
Don't waste your money on kevlar reinforced denim
I thought these jeans would be great and offer some protection going at commuting speeds. I just got out of the ER from a 20-30mph low-side. It instantly ripped through the kevlar reinforced knee and into my knee down to the patella. I had to get a whole bunch of stitches and I patiently await my hospital bill.
Alpinestars makes some great leather pants that I actually own and should have been wearing instead of trusting my skin to kevlar reinforced denim. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra money on the leather pants (you will save both money and your health in the case of an accident).
If you absolutely must get these jeans go with sizing from an actual soft tape measure and not your jeans size... American jean sizes have not truly been in inches for a few years now, to make you feel better about yourself. For example, I wear a size 32 jeans (my waist [not hips] measures a little over 34 in) sure enough size 34 fits snugly, but it fits... err I guess did fit (ruined now as is my knee).
October 29, 2011
Nice product all round.
Fit is 'classic' so they sit a good deal higher than most other jeans (I believe this is the reason to the 'small fit' review above). I normally fit nicely into a 32' waist, so naturally I bought the size 32. They are tight fitting at first, but are soon enough worn in. I love the extra length in the leg and I have no major complaints, but I am not the biggest fan of the button fly.
August 21, 2011
Fit is ridiculous
I have a 29" waist, so I generally get into size 30 well. The size 30 of this jeans felt more like squeezing into a 26-28.
Also, (just personally) not a fan of the cut/styling. It's hard to describe but maybe that's what the "classic" means.
The plus side is it does look reasonably well made.
August 19, 2011