Log In / Register
Cart (0) Checkout

Discontinued Product!

The Dainese D1 Armor Ready Riding Jeans
has been discontinued and will not be returning
Replacement Suggestion:
Dainese Textile Pants
Out of Stock
Dainese D1 Armor Ready Riding Jeans
  • Dainese D1 Armor Ready Riding Jeans
  • Dainese D1 Armor Ready Riding Jeans

Please select a Size to check availability, or to add this item to your Shopping Cart or Wish List.

Select Size:

Size Chart
Select qty:
Your Savings (20%):
Your Price
Please select a Size to view availability.

Video Reviews (2)

Dainese D1 Armor Ready Riding Jeans Videos

Dainese D1 Pred Armor Ready Jeans

Designed specifically for riders looking for style but do not want to compromise on performance, the new Dainese D1 Kevlar Armor Ready Jeans are constructed with DuPont ™ KEVLAR ® fiber. With details such as internal reinforcements on hips and lower back in DuPont™ KEVLAR® jersey fabric, reflective logo on the cuff, and pockets for Dainese Kit J Knee Guards (sold separately) in the knees, these pants are designed to feel comfortable in the saddle.


  • Pocket for Kit J Knee Guards (sold separately)
  • Denim fabric with Aramid® yarn
  • Internal reinforcements with Kevlar® jersey
  • Belt loops
  • 6 outer pockets
  • Reflective details at rear cuff
  • Denoted as D1 Pred Jeans in Dainese catalog
Write a Product Review for a chance to win our monthly $100 giveaways.
Dainese D1 Armor Ready Riding Jeans 4.4 5 31 31
Awesome jeans with solid feel Contrary to other reviews these jeans do not fit 'skinny' if anything they are bootcut-baggy. When riding I find the bottom flapping in the wind. I'm average build but 6'-4". I could appreciate a more tapered cut in the leg. Other then that they are great jeans. I'll wear them for riding or lounging anyday. Would buy again. 34W36L November 3, 2014
Awesome Sauce These jeans are great. Nice and thick. They fit kind of slim though, so movement is slightly resticted. They don't flow much air because the material is so heavy. But that's okay because I think they'll protect me well. Grab a pair while you can. August 18, 2014
Great protection. These pants are awesome. I wear them with the Dainese knee guards as well and it's a great combo. Tough material, nice design, comfortable riding. I never ride without them. August 8, 2014
Great looking jeans that serve and protect! I bought these jeans in size 33. I am 6' tall and weigh 165 lbs. I usually wear size 32 or 33 depending on the brand of the jeans I buy. Since I knew I was going to get the knee protection along with these jeans, I chose the larger of the 2 sizes I usually get. Out of the box, these jeans looked great. And they were a perfect fit after trying them on. However, the first couple of days with the knee pads installed in them was a little hard to ride since the jeans got very tight and mobility was limited. After that, the jeans broke in more and now they feel great. These jeans feel a lot thicker and sturdier than my normal jeans. I have ridden in 90 degree days with knee pads in them commuting to work. Surprisingly my legs didn't feel too warm. Definitely worth the buy! July 7, 2014
Good Jeans! Bought these jeans together with Dainese Kit J Knee Guards. Very satisfied. My height is 178 cm, weight 95 kg. I was approached by size 34. June 16, 2014
Nice, but needs gusset! I really like these jeans. The Form and Fit is spot on. I just wish that they had a gusseted crotch. The worst part of these jeans is that they are tight in the crotch area, which make throwing a leg over my seat difficult. June 2, 2014
Definitely worth a buy Probably one of the better riding jeans that I have owned. Its kevlar fabric is strong and yet at the same time pretty soft to the skin and not abrasive. Interesting styling so you can continue to wear this once you're off the ride. The only concern probably is the fact that the inseams are pretty long and hence the pocket for the knee Armour falls below the knee. of course this is because I am 5'8" and a size 38".waist. A trip to the local tailor to have its adjusted and the pocket moved up and there no looking back Dainese recommends the Dainese Kit J for the removable knee armour however, my recommendation after use is the Rukka D30 Air knee armour. they fit the pockets perfectly and are soft armour and hence feel much more comfortable than the Dainese Kit J April 28, 2014
Fit is not suitable for sport riders, especially with optional D1 protectors I was looking for a pair of kevlar-enhanced jeans with knee protectors. Bought the D1 and the optional protectors (expensive). Out of the box, one of the buttons on the fly came apart upon first opening. That was not a confidence inspiring event with regard to overall quality. The style of the jeans is pretty slick, but the cut is awkward. The leg goes from semi-loose on the thigh to pretty snug from the knee downward. Also the inseam/seat is pretty snug. The knee section was too tight to accommodate a rider in a more aggressive, sporty position. What's worse, once I was able to insert the optional D1 armor into the dedicated pocket (inside) and affix them via the sown-in velcro receivers, getting in and out of these jeans was nearly impossible due to the extremely tight knees. No chance getting your leg over the bike, no chance of getting your feet up high and back on the pegs. I think this product is really only suitable as a stand-alone, adding the knee armor makes it unusable. Definitely much more suited if you're riding a standard or a chopper with a more relaxed seating position. I returned the product and am on the look-out for a better fitted, higher quality pair of riding jeans. I'm 6'2'', 186 lbs and usually wear jeans size 33-34. March 31, 2014
2 3 4 next>>
Use our Product Q&A for a chance to win our monthly $100 giveaways.

Have a functionality, fit, or otherwise product-specific question about the Dainese D1 Armor Ready Riding Jeans? Ask it here! If you have a customer service or shipping question, please direct it to our Customer Service department.

Dainese D1 Armor Ready Riding Jeans
Already Asked: 9 Questions, 35 Answers
Sort by:
RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Ryan I: good casual protection Dec 19, 2014
Dylan F: Great clearance price AND they still had my size. Plus, it's Dainese, so it's quality stuff. Plus, these were one of the few riding jeans that offered a knee AND shin protection option (with the Kit J inserts). Nov 6, 2014
Ahsan M: Don't want road rash from wearing regular jeans if I slide. Jul 26, 2014
Anthony V: Great pant protection; purchased with the knee guards and they fit great. I never ride without them. Jul 23, 2014
Predrag I: Chose them as they're by far the best looking riding Jeans I have personally come across! Jun 6, 2014
Jayce M: Better protection than regular jeans, and they look very stylish. May 27, 2014
Joel O: Picked these based on looks and for short urban trips and city commuting May 24, 2014
Graham B: I chose these jeans as they fit perfectly and look awesome. Plus the Dainese brand is one that I trust in for quality materials and design :) May 4, 2014
Max M: I love to ride but when I'm off my bike I don't want to look like I'm just about to get back on it! Apr 10, 2014
Mike Z: Very understated jeans. most will not notice that they are armored. Dec 16, 2013
Robert L: Looks cool. Offers some protection Dec 11, 2013
Michael D: From reading reviews, these pants seem to be very comfortable and durable. They look well crafted. Nov 29, 2013
andrea p: The closest thing to wearing top notch security wear with out looking like you are going to the track... THESE PANTS ARE AWESOME!!! best $240 i have spent... after the new set of tire obviously! Sep 6, 2013
Sebastien M: The sharpest Jeans on the market. And a lot of Kevlar and protection ! Aug 16, 2013
A shopper asked: I am confused with the sizing: the size chart ranges from 44 to 60 whereas the available size ranges as low as 28 to 44. I'm 5'9" and 160 lbs the size chart indicates I choose a size 46 but it's not available. Is it waist line the "choose a size" referring to? Sep 5, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Matthew F: I think the size chart is in European sizing, and the available sizes are in American sizing. They were when I bought my pants. So I'm guessing the "choose a size" refers to the waist size you wear in American pants. A 46 in European is a 30 in US. So if that's your size you should be good. Keep in mind what reviewers have said about the way they fit, otherwise. They are really nice pants, enjoy. Sep 6, 2013
Reply to Matthew Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Ignacio Muniz F: Yes, it is a little bit confusing. I went to the Dainese web site to figure out the right size. the sizes from 28 to 44 INCH correspond to sizes 44 to 64 TG. I am 6'1" and 195 lbs and got a size 34 which corresponds to 52. It fits perfect. Your size 46 corresponds to 31 in the revzilla web site. Sep 6, 2013
Chris KStaff: Good catch, we just updated the sizing chart for you! What you were seeing was the traditional standard EURO sizing, when the drop-down menu is actually referring to jean size. These are quite true to size, but do not stretch in over time due to the inclusion of Kevlar fibre. Sep 6, 2013
Reply to Chris Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Henrique F: I think you are looking at the Euro chart. If your Euro size is 46 then your US size is 30 and that's what you have so select when you buy.

I'm 5'10" / 180lb and I bought a size 33.

Good luck.

This pants are awesome!
Sep 6, 2013
Reply to Henrique Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Carlos M: The sizing available off the pants refers to the waist size. Example size 36 means a waist of 36 inches and inseam 36 inches. Size 44 means a 44 waist 44 inseam. The dainese European sizing has nothing to do with the sizing listed for these pants. Sep 6, 2013
Reply to Carlos Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
andrea p: I believe so... I'm 5'11, 185lbs, I normally wear size 32 jeans and I ordered a size 32 length 34 and they fit great! Sep 6, 2013
Reply to andrea Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Mark T: They run long in the inseam but the waist size was about right. Nice jeans. Sep 8, 2013
Reply to Mark Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Gerald C: Yes. Sep 6, 2013
Reply to Gerald Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: Will these Dainese D1 Kevlar armor ready jeans truly provide me with enough protection if I plan to ride daily while commuting to school (a lot of highway riding) or should I look for something with more protection? A $200-$500 jump in price is quite a bit, as a new rider, I'm finding it difficult to decide should I start small scale, or am I wasting my money, if I'm going to decide to upgrade to better protection more expensive gear in the near future. Thanks for the advice. Sep 23, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Anand K: The level of protection you want is kind of personal. I have not gone down in them thankfully, but these jeans will definitely provide good abrasion protection. I can't remember the exact model, but I do have a pair of the dainese undergarmets with hip and knee pads so I can add some joint protection. Another option for commuting would be over pants with fully articulated knee and hip gaurds, but I personally think these are a decent compromise - and you can wear them all day, despite their thickness. My 0.02 these definitely cover you for abrasion even if the kevlar is only in patches. If you really want track style protection for the commute get overpants. Sep 25, 2013
Reply to Anand Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Wayne N: I commute to work 75 miles a day and ride hard on the weekends in groups. I recently purchased D1's after a friend went down with regular jeans on at over 120 MPH on the drag strip. I feel the level of protection from the D1's alone is "somewhat" adequate. I also ordered the Dainese Kit J knee guards, and I plan to order the Dainese hard shorts in the near future. With the knee guards and hard shorts I feel these will provide you and I adequate protection. I currently ride a BMW S1000RR but have low sided 3 times at the track on my previous GSX-R 1000 and know the importance of good protection! Sep 25, 2013
Reply to Wayne Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Brian B: Well, luckily, I have not gone down while wearing these jeans. But when you get them in your hands and/or put them on you can really feel how much tougher they feel than normal denim jeans. I was really surprised by the added confidence and feeling of safety I experienced while riding in them. Also, they feel and look good when you're not on the bike. In my opinion, these jeans are a great investment. You won't be sorry.
Hope this helps.
Sep 25, 2013
Reply to Brian Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Alan R: I like these jeans for my day to day street riding. I also purchased the knee guard, which adds protection to the knee and shin part of the leg. The upper part of my thighs don't have nearly as much protection, because I don't think it's accessory for my daily riding. I started with these and I'm happy with my choice. Sep 25, 2013
Reply to Alan Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: what is the inseam...to ankle or heel...if 34 inch waist,,what would the inches be then for the inseam for the 34 inch waist? Mar 27, 2014
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
dennis s: Im 6'2 with long legs. I ordered a 33, (which I wear 34 normal jeans) and they fit great and are very long... even with them rolled up to expose the reflective logo. Mar 27, 2014
Reply to dennis Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Lee S: I ordered a 32 waist and the inseam is probably 35 or 36. Good fit while on cycle and not too long when off Mar 27, 2014
Reply to Lee Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Christopher S: I ordered the d 1 in a size 31 waist and the inseam is 34 to the heel. Mar 27, 2014
Reply to Christopher Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: Could the forcefield knee armor be used instead of the Kit J Knee Guards? If yes, would there be any issues with fitment such as the armor moving around? Jan 13, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: Officially, only the Kit J Knee Guards will interface with the D1 Jeans correctly (there's a little pocket that they go in). There's no reason why you couldn't use another type of armor, but our guess is that you would have some issues with it fitting properly. Since we haven't been able to try out these new jeans yet, we cannot say with certainty whether or any other type of armor would fit, but we know the pockets are pretty small - so I would be wary of trying to fit a different brand of armor in them. Jan 14, 2013
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
Gurjit B: any update on this question? Jan 22, 2014
Reply to Gurjit Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A S asked: OKay, there's D1 Kevlar jeans, D1 Kevlar armor jeans, and D1 Denim jeans. Can someone lay out the differences here??? I'm looking for best protection in an accident on it's own without any under or over garments, minus underwear of course, hahah! I'm sure crapping my pants will also provide a layer of protection. Lol. Sep 26, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Christopher G: I bought the D1 Kevlar Armour Ready jeans and I bought the Dainese knee pads to put in them at the same time. i actually went to revzilla's boutique in philly and tried them on.

I'm 6' tall and 165 lbs. I bought a size 31 waist that are 34 long. they fit perfectly. that said, i'm usually a size 32 waist but apparently they run a little big.

the kevlar in these jeans is actually interwoven right into the denim so you don't see those yellow panels like you do in other kevlar jeans.

they are armour-ready which means they have pockets in the knees to put knee pads in. you gotta buy them seperately, which i did...

i can't speak as to the difference between these and the non armour and D1 denim but i assume that the denim is just denim (i.e. no kevlar) and that the D1 Kevlar is the same as mine but without the armour pockets.

the pockets are cool because they are truly adjustable and have a pretty wide range so if you have longer or shorter thighs you can adjust accordingly.

i washed them once in cold water and left them out to air dry, per the instructions they gave me at the shop. btw, there's a woman at the boutique whose name, if I recall correctly, is Kat. she knows more about riding clothes than anyone i've ever met.

i rode about 200 miles on the highway in the D1's, with my leather chaps over them, and I was totally comfortable. the next day i had to take my bike to the shop and i put the jeans back on and ran around town for a bit before i actually got on the bike and dropped it off. they were super comfortable for walking around but...they will be pretty warm in the summertime.

i've been riding for most of my life and i was always the idiot who just rode in regular denim jeans...that is until my first major accident last summer. i got BANGED UP hard and ended up in the hospital. if i had been wearing these D1's, things would have been a lot better for me.
Oct 1, 2013
Reply to Christopher Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: I know several of us are excited to order these ;)

Apr 15, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
Jaymz: On the slow boat from Italy.

I used to be in the cycling business. Getting cycling clothing from Italy was a test of patience. Orders eventually arrived, but never everything you ordered and always late in the season. Forget about ordering more inventory later on. Shop owner resorted to recruiting an Alitalia flight attendant as his importer / middle man (woman)! Worked much better.

I'm planning on ordering these pants as soon as the come in. Hopefully soon because my neighbors give strange looks every time I ride by them in my underwear!
Apr 16, 2013
Reply to Jaymz Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
A shopper asked: Is the fly a zipper or a row of a few buttons? Mar 5, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: The Dainese D1 Kevlar Armor Ready Jeans feature a short row of individual buttons for frontal fly closure. There is no rear fly, thankfully, so distinguishing it as "frontal" is a moot point. Mar 6, 2013
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
A shopper asked: I bought a pair of the Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans last year but did not get any knee armor. I would like to buy some now but am unsure if this Kit J will work. They look awfully big for the pockets in my jeans. I notice the D1s are now titled "armor ready" for the Kit J. Do you think the knee armor will fit in the jeans I already have? Feb 24, 2013
Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
RevZilla: Sadly, no, the Kit J Knee guards will only work with the newer Armor Ready D1 jeans. They have different attachments and shapes. Your best bet would be to rock a pair of Dainese Knee V guards strapped to your legs underneath if you have the original D1's. Feb 27, 2013
Reply to RevZilla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)


We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements. Dainese sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

  • Chest: Measure from under/top of armpit across chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button)
  • Hips: pelvic bone to pelvic bone, the widest part of your hips below the waist
  • Inseam: from crotch to big ankle bone
  • Outseam: from waist to big ankle bone
  • Gloves: Using a flexible measuring tape, measure around your hand, behind the knuckles, not including the thumb.

Dainese Men's Pant Sizing:

Regular Pant Sizing:

Euro Size Waist (cm) Hips (cm) Inseam (cm) Height (cm)
44 74 - 78 88 - 92 77 - 79 166 - 169
46 78 - 82 92 - 96 79 - 80 169 - 172
48 82 - 86 96 - 100 80 - 82 172 - 175
50 86 - 90 100 - 104 82 - 83 175 - 178
52 90 - 94 104 - 108 83 - 84 178 - 181
54 94 - 98 108 - 112 84 - 85 181 - 184
56 98 - 102 112 - 116 85 - 86 184 - 187
58 102 - 106 116 - 120 86 - 87 187 - 188
60 106 - 110 120 - 124 87 - 88 188 - 189
62 110 - 114 124 - 128 87 - 88 189 - 190
64 114 - 118 128 - 132 88 - 89 190 - 191

Short Pant Sizing:

Euro Size Waist (cm) Hips (cm) Inseam (cm) Height (cm)
48 (Short) 79 - 85 91 - 97 73 - 75 161 - 165
50 (Short) 85 - 91 97 - 103 75 - 77 165 - 170
52 (Short) 91 - 97 103 - 109 77 - 79 170 - 174
54 (Short) 97 - 103 109 - 115 79 - 81 174 - 178
56 (Short) 103 - 109 115 - 121 81 - 82 178 - 180
58 (Short) 109 - 115 121 - 127 81 - 82 180 - 181
60 (Short) 115 - 121 127 - 133 81 - 82 181 - 183

Tall Pant Sizing:

Euro Size Waist (cm) Hips (cm) Inseam (cm) Height (cm)
50 (Tall) 82 - 88 97 - 103 85 - 87 181 - 186
52 (Tall) 88 - 94 103 - 109 87 - 89 186 - 190
54 (Tall) 94 - 100 109 - 115 89 - 91 190 - 194
56 (Tall) 100 - 106 115 - 121 91 - 92 194 - 196
58 (Tall) 106 - 112 121 - 127 91 - 92 196 - 197
60 (Tall) 112 - 118 127 - 133 91 - 92 197 - 199

Riding Jeans Sizing:

US 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
Euro 44 46 46 48 50 50 52 52 54 54 56 58 60 60 62 62 64

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full Dainese Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
28 853420 1755049-P67-28 Out of Stock
29 853421 1755049-P67-29 Out of Stock
30 853422 1755049-P67-30 Out of Stock
31 853423 1755049-P67-31 Out of Stock
32 853424 1755049-P67-32 Out of Stock
33 853425 1755049-P67-33 Out of Stock
34 853426 1755049-P67-34 Out of Stock
35 853427 1755049-P67-35 Out of Stock
36 853428 1755049-P67-36 Out of Stock
37 853429 1755049-P67-37 Out of Stock
38 853430 1755049-P67-38 Out of Stock
39 853431 1755049-P67-39 Out of Stock
40 853432 1755049-P67-40 Out of Stock
41 853433 1755049-P67-41 Out of Stock
42 853435 1755049-P67-42 Out of Stock
43 853434 1755049-P67-43 Out of Stock
44 853436 1755049-P67-44 Out of Stock