Dainese D6 Kevlar Jeans
A great pair of riding jeans
The only thing that is missing is the hip and knee impact protection but it's better than riding in normal denims. A great product - looks good on and off the bike and the fit is true to size.
July 21, 2014
Good luck throwing a leg over!
The appearance of this product is great. The average normie would never guess the level of slide protection they offer over standard denim.
In my experience riding in these jeans:
Slide protection (yet to be tested)
Lack of comfort while on bike
Exceedingly difficult to throw a leg over tight seat / crotch / knees (even with proper sizing)
Even when worn higher on the waist, getting onto my sport bike is challenging. My seat height is around 33 inches, so this may not be as big of an issue for some riders. I am 6'0" 220 lbs. and am wearing a size 37 in this pant. Getting on my bike in other more relaxed fitting kevlar reinforced jeans is as simple as lifting my leg over the bike. In this pair I need to pull the pants up to my navel then do a strong air kick otherwise I get stuck on the pillion. Even a person with smaller thighs may still have the same difficulty.
But hey, I guess I could just jump on the bike from behind like it was a horse!
I am not sure how I would even get on my motorcycle if I had a full tail bag. Seriously. Yikes!
July 3, 2014
Just what I was looking for...
Wanted a kevlar jean without all the graphics and flash. Found these and they're perfect for what I wanted. Fitting was true to my regular jeans, but perhaps run a little longer in the legs (likely by design to keep the cuff down over the boot while in the riding position).
Material is pretty stiff compared to a regular jean, but perhaps that's to be expected. I had a hard time kicking my leg over the bike the first number of times I wore them. The seam at the crotch hangs low and can restrict leg movement, I noticed. This has improved as they've broken in though. Do not expect to fit a lot of anything in the pockets.
They do not seem to allow a lot of air flow, however, I would expect this from a materials that's supposed to save my skin if I find myself sliding on asphalt. They also seem to conduct heat much more than a regular jean, as I've noticed tremendous heat sensation on my thighs while sitting stopped, when the bike is running only slightly hot. This is not apparent when I'm in regular jeans.
Overall, I'm very happy with them.
June 9, 2014
Looks like normal jeans. The beautiful kind
Quality is the word I think. Dianese quality and design at its best. The first time i saw the insides of it i thought "Where is the kevlar?" You cannot see it. There are reinforcements in the knee, hips and that is all. As I did not "crash and burn" yet I cannot tell you how they go abrasion wise. I really do not want to know it :-) Its kind like insurance. You have it, you dont want to use it, but if something happens you fell glad you have it. Other than that the number was a little bigger than the specs in revzilla. If you are more skinny get a half number less!
June 9, 2014
Great fit & great look
I'm a 5'7 and obviously had to get them hemmed, but they fit nice and look great. They are a tad on the heavy side, so Im not sure how well they'll feel in the hot hot summer.
May 28, 2014
Okay Jeans but Unexpected Fit
Bought this under the impression that the jeans were slim fit. They are not! No way this jeans are slim fit, they are more like relaxed straight cut. I am 5'5" with 32" waist and jeans fit my waist fine, though they have very relaxed cut on bottoms, thigh, and calf, making them look baggy. Also length-wise, I will definitely need to hem them at least a few inches. Cuffing them is not an option as with more than triple folds it does look unpleasant!!
To be fair though, quality is great, jeans are light, and they come in dark blue colour which I actually dig. I can't see the kevlar - as expected since they are woven throughout - but there is no added reinforcement on hips and knee areas either. Jeans come pre-cuffed with Dainese reflective logos. However, unless you blessed with 6' height and above, most definitely you will lose them once hemmed.
At the end of the day, I returned them as their fits not my cup of tea. If you are a tall guy with muscular thigh and calves, these may work out fine for you!! But not for me.
May 24, 2014
Hopefully I'll never find out how much better protection these provide over regular jeans, but they certainly feel much more sturdy and substantial than my Levis. I wish there were more choices for inseam length, but I knew I would need to have these hemmed due to my shortish inseam ahead of time, so no surprises when tried them on. Once I had them hemmed by a professional, they fit great!
May 12, 2014
Comfortable, Styling, Extra Protection...
The summary says it all. These are the perfect riding jeans. They have the added Liner at the hips, knees and butt (sliding areas). They give me a little piece of mind riding around town.
I always get tons of completes on them, the fit is a little tight in the thighs. If you are a lifter or have bigger thighs go a size larger.
What else can i say but Dainese does it again.
May 12, 2014