Dainese D1 Kevlar Armor Ready Jeans
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
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
I have never worn Kevlar jeans before so I didn't know what to expect but these jeans were so soft and felt like my favourite pair of broken in Levis.
They fit pretty true to size but I would recommend you buy a half size smaller since they are a relaxed fit. I like to wear them as high as I can around my waist so if I do have a get off they bridge the gap between the jacket and the top of the pants.
I have the knee armour and its probably just to low to be effective and it moves around since it is in a pocket in the jeans.
Style wise you wont find a better pair of Kevlar jeans, I love the dark denim, the Kevlar is woven into the thread so the stitching is kept to a minimum and the reflective logo on the cuff sets of the jeans nicely though I did lose it when I got the jeans hemmed.
March 17, 2014
Waist size problem
This pants look very good! Not a skinny pant, but more like a classic cut with little bit slim ( like Levi's 501.) Only thing they didn't mention in the video is that it is a high waist jean which gives you low waist look, so if u normally wear high waist jean, go for that size. If u normally wear low size, you may take away some length. Smells but not really bad. Kevlar is bullet prove vest material, and the pant goes with kit j armor so it really protects u well.
December 16, 2013
Great value, looks amazing
These jeans are great. Fits true to size and snug. If you're used to low rise jeans, the higher waist will take some adjusting. I can't wait until these break in some more.
Goes great with the knee pads, if you can catch them in stock. The knee pockets have tabs to secure the pads with Velcro. While walking around, the pads tend to run low, but it's the perfect spot when you get on the bike.
Overall great value.
December 15, 2013