Alpinestars Outcast Riding Jeans
Best fitting, most comfortable pair of jeans I own
I have no idea how these will work in a crash. But they are almost certainly better than regular jeans. Full coverage Kevlar would be better. But my cargo pants like that are very warm. So these are compromise for comfort. Plus I wear Forcefield limb tubes under them. If they were this comfortable and full coverage they would be five star.
And they are comfortable. Overall they are probably the best fitting, most comfortable pair of jeans I own. Not just my riding jeans but any of my jeans. The styling (or more correctly lack of motorcycle styling) is exactly what I want for my planned use of casual riding around town with the protection well hidden.
I wear size 34 in everything and the size 34 fit perfectly. I am also 6'2" and the length is perfect. The knee armor pockets are too low for me. But I wear armor under them anyway. Overall a good bit of money for the amount of protection. But the fit, comfort, material and styling are worth the cost.
September 21, 2015
Outcast Riding Jeans
I've had the Outcast for about a month now and have been very happy with them. Comfortable soft jeans. I normally wear a 32x32 in most any brand of jeans. I ordered the size 30 in the Outcast and the fit is great. I'm about 5'10" and the length is a little long but great when on the bike. I would recommend them to anyone.
June 29, 2015
Good buy if you are in a temperate climate
Over all the Alpinestars jeans are a good buy. I bought them to compare to my Drayko jeans because of the knee pad capability. They were perfect while the weather was cool, but as things heat up here in Arizona they are very warm. The color looks a bit lighter online but are very dark in person. In addition the knee pads make them warmer, which was expected but the holes in the pads do flow a decent amount of air while moving at freeway speeds. For those of you looking for riding jeans that feel solid and are good looking these are a good fit that feels like it will offer protection
May 11, 2015
Great Denim Pants
5'10 @ size 34 it feels relax fit for me. inseam is a bit long but the knee armor pocket is right on the spot. I returned the Icon Overlord riding jeans for this Alpinestar Outcast. The Icon knee pad was just too low for size 34. Also Alpinestar has a lower waist line like Levis. Overall great summer jeans on and off the bike.
May 11, 2015
I'm very happy that technology has finally come around to this! These jeans fit great, look great, and don't appear strange to others. I hope I never have to test their abrasion resistance, but it is a comfort to be wearing one pair of pants on a nice day and have the reassurance that my pants have kevlar in them. I wear knee and hip armor over them (quick on and off), so I have no need to test the interior armor features, but it is great to know they are an option.
February 9, 2015
Great basic riding jeans
These are my first Kevlar jeans, but they are comfortable on and off the bike. Haven't had to use them yet, but they seem like better protection than normal jeans.
July 22, 2014
I purchased these jeans because I had one set from strength and speed, and I wanted a second set that were different.
I ride a sport bike every day in heavy traffic and on the weekends and pretty much just about everywhere I go. I like the kevlar jeans because I get tired of using over pants for protection.
They fit good and were true to size, however I prefer boot cut and these are more straight leg cut. I knew that going in though. I'm tall 6' 2" and most of my height is in my legs and these were perfect on and off the bike.
Last week I low sided my bike at over 40 mph thanks to some idiot cage driver. I was wearing these jeans, a good jacket, riding shoes and gloves. The jeans held up great. Of course the denim tore, but the kevlar underneath was unscathed and subsequently so was my skin. NOT A SCRATCH!!! Most of the damage to the jeans was in the seat, the hip and the knee and if I had not been wearing these jeans I would have had some major road rash.
It is expensive to buy kevlar jeans, but I know people who spend as much or more on the fancy name brand jeans. If you ride as much as I do get your self a few pairs.
I withheld the fifth star because although they saved my skin in a slide, I just didn't like the styling as much as my other pair. More personal preference. My other pair are the run with bull jeans from strength and speed.
November 18, 2013
a missed opportunity
The sizing is now correct as compared to the discontinued Axiom, order your normal jean size and the fit is spot on. The problem, especially for this price point is that the knee armor pockets are too small, shaped in a way that most aftermarket armor won't fit, not adjustable, and located too far above the knee to be of any use. The jeans are constructed well, comfortable, and have kevlar in the proper places but if you want knee protection I'd look elsewhere.
September 24, 2013