Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans
Great riding pants !
I ordered those pants after searching for a while and couldn't get my mind on a specific pair until I came across the D1 !
Dainese always meets high standard on his products regarding quality and protection !
The only down point is that I'm 5'6 and the knee armor get right under my knee cap when I'm standing up and can become quite annoying walking around but overall, they are really great pants and I highly recommend those !
April 5, 2014
I really like the style
I love the style of these jeans, as I haven't seen anything else like them. I had to order one size larger because I've tried on the D6, and they were way too tight in the thighs. I wear a 36, and the 38 has enough room for my former powerlifting thighs, but I cannot wear these without a belt. They are very comfortable off the bike, but do bunch up a bit behind the knee on the bike. I can wear these for trips around town, but I would loose circulation in my legs if I tried touring in them. In all, they do the job they were designed for well; city riding.
March 31, 2014
Pants are great but not as good previous design
Previous design was much better. material feels like it needs to be broken in. still good quality.
March 19, 2014
Sizing has changed
These are great jeans, however, I have two other pair and ordered a new pair only to find the sizing had changed. They don't fit and aren't going to stretch out. The previous two that I bought wore a bit loose, which was nice for wearing long johns underneath.
March 11, 2014
Like these a lot, beware on length.
I'm a kinda pudgy guy who has a pretty great fitness past so pant like these are weird for me to wear. Normally I wear a 34W 30 inseam (short stubby legs).
The 34 fit me well everywhere except in length... the 34 come with a 36 inch length. Normally this wouldn't be acceptable but since I wear Icon Elsinore boots my pants fit better inside the boot than outside so I can roll these up without looking too goofy. Surprisingly the knee armor fits me pretty spot on... just the length past the calves which is too long for me.
Gonna keep them but hoping when I lose some weight that I can drop down a size or two.
February 24, 2014
Comfortable and stylish
Very good looking and strong material, comfortable to walk around in public with even with the padding in. They sit fairly low so I find myself pulling the jeans up when I get on the bike, side pockets are fairly shallow but are deep enough to hold just my wallet. The phone pocket on the front is pretty amazing aswell. Only problem i've had is 2 weeks in from wearing them the second button popped out, probably from me being too rough (you would think it would be sturdier due to it being made from strong materials)
January 8, 2014
almost the perfect jean
with only one week left in riding season, i got these kevlar jeans just in time to try them out. if you like to ride in jeans, this is your best bet. they are well worth the price because not only do they look good but also they fit well. i chose the right size the first time slightly loose at the waist, not too tight or uncomfortable. the pockets are deep and i especially like the front cellphone pocket. the jeans come with the cuffs folded in place and the logos are distinctive but subtle. i like the colour as well which shouldn't be too hot for summer. the jeans feel rugged and strong and should provide adequate protection. i am really happy with my purchase.
November 10, 2013
Good, but not awesome
I've bought these a couple of weeks ago and made more or less 800 kilometres in them.
I wear 28" waist and 34" length in regular jeans.
It has always been an issue to find a right pair of jeans, but non of the motorcycle trousers did fit me at all.
Dainese D1 do fit me almost perfectly. They are just a bit baggy on the hips, narrowing down from knees, waist fits perfectly.
Material and kevlar inserts let you feel some decent amount of protection against road rush as well as the bigger back pockets seem to be more than just pockets in terms of protection.
Knee protectors feel like "they are kidding me". The embedded protection does not inspire to say the least. I't soft, made of thin rubber with a kind of bubbles, they only cover patella, so don't expect any shin protection here. In riding position the protectors rise covering mostly the hip.
-Belt loops will fit virtually any size belt, the central loop in the back is thicker for more secure jacket attachment.
There are 7 pockets, not 6 as it's said in description.
- side pockets are quite short, if I put my iPhone there it either makes me feel uncomfortable during the ride or I feel like the phone will fall off.
- three pockets on the back are deep as mentioned before, quite comfy and secure for a wallet or whatever else (but thin). There is a nice second deeper pocket behind the right back one, not sure why you need two there but there are.
- the hip pocket fits an iPhone, but why is it located on the right? I found it tricky when trying to adjust volume through the pocket. iPhone fits there quite tightly with a bumper so forget about bigger smartphones - they will not fit.
Besides that it's closing on buttons so it needs extra attention not to leave a scratch on the phone when placing it.
- coin pocket. remember I told about the wide belt loops? So they end up below this pocket so it's useless unless you are going to unbelt every time you pay for a coke in a shop.
However I've never noticed the coins to fall out the side pockets.
Airflow and comfort
It was +25C today and I was sweating. Last weekend I went to the mountains where it was about +12 and I felt just fine, so they are a bit on the warm side. Would be great for the regions where it's below 29 most of the year.
They feel perfect both on and off the bike, nothing disturbs you when riding and they are very comfortable to walk like you could never do if you had some bulky protectors.
As a conclusion - despite minor issues, Dainese D1 are great casual jeans that give you some extra protection when you need it. Personally I would go next time for the D1 Armour ready jeans + extra protectors to get more safety.
If you are tall and skinny as me, grab these now as they really fit.
October 28, 2013