Dainese D6 Kevlar Jeans
Great looking pants
Dainese makes one of the best looking and stylish jeans I've seen. Looks great and fits true to size. It's made to have a snug fit, especially around the thigh areas (for me). But after break-in it's loosened up a little so it fits totally great and I've gotten used to the semi skinny jeans look on me. It still fits over my riding boots. Love the finishing touches, logos, and reflective lines on the pants as well, very subtle yet it makes the pants stand out in quality and looks. Since it's not baggy I don't have to worry about the jeans flapping in the wind and catch cold drafts of air up the pant legs.
Only complaint is they're way too expensive for a pair of riding jeans, even as good looking as they are, it's just so much money for a pair.
December 28, 2012
I wear size 32 jeans and the d6 size is the same. I wear dainese knee v guards and Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts underneath.
December 3, 2012
Take a little breaking in, but they get there.
Let's face it, I'm a bigger guy. I typically wear a size 42 in jeans, but I decided to step it up just a little bit and ordered a 43. For me, they fit pretty nice in the waist. The inseam, though, that's another story. They come in at a whopping 38" inseam! That makes for a pretty ridiculous looking cuff. I had my tailor hem them down to a 30" inseam. I'm actually closer to a 28" inseam -- I'm just under 5' 10" but I have short legs -- but I like the look of cuffed jeans. They fit much better now, and they nicely tuck into my Dainese TRQ Race Out boots. I just wish I had asked my tailor to save the extra material he cut off. I had planned on doing a simple abrasion test to see how much abuse the denim could take.
I've been wearing these jeans for about three weeks now. Initially, the thighs were pretty tight for me while seated on my bike. We're talking meat-in-sausage-casing tight. It was getting to the point where it was pretty uncomfortable to ride. I decided to stick with it, though, and they broke in (read: stretched) just enough so they feel pretty good. The really odd part is the seat, though. It's not a big enough difference to really affect my riding, but something about the seat of the jeans feel narrower than other jeans I've worn in the past.
There's a pretty decently sized patch of aramid material in the knee-ish area, but because my inseam does not fall within Dainese's "projected" inseam, the aramid material doesn't exactly sit over my knees. Actually, when seated on my bike, the bottom maybe 1/4 of my knees are covered with material. I really wish they had made their target area a little longer. As it sits, it's pretty much useless for me.
The hand pockets, for me, are too deep. As they're sewn, they're too deep for me to be able to reach into my pocket with gloved hands when pumping gas (I keep my wallet and phone in my front left pocket, keeping a wallet in my back pocket messes with my back & posture). This is easily fixed, though, with some kevlar thread I've got and a few minutes with the sewing machine, I restructured the pockets so they're more useful for me.
Also, style-wise, I wonder why the designer(s) decided to make the back pockets so long and droopy. It's not really a good look. It's actually not a good look at all. It looks sloppy and makes your butt look bigger than it is. It's not a dealbreaker, but still, it's a pretty odd design.
That being said, I'm very happy with these jeans. Being a bigger guy, it's usually difficult to find quality jeans that fit well. To not only find quality jeans in my size, but to find jeans that also provide a modicum of protection over plain denim, that's a bonus.
November 9, 2012
These jeans are durable, protective, and very stylish. I found them to be true to size however I do have large thighs so it was a little tight in the area. Overall, very happy with this buy.
September 25, 2012
Better feel and fit than most similar products out there.
Just a bit too baggy for me but overall appear very well made from good materials. Hope I never test their protection features.
September 17, 2012
These jeans look pretty good, and I feel more confident with the protection in place.
I do like the retro rocker rolled up cuff look, but I guess you could hem them if you weren't into that. The reflective stuff on the cuff, the pockets, and the belt area are probably a little overkill, but don't look too bad. You can definitely see the stitching where the kevlar is sewn around the knee, but it's not too obvious. Just don't be surprised by the horizontal line there.
They are a little tight through the seat and upper thigh area - I'm not really a thick guy, so I'm guessing if you are carrying a few extra lbs, you might find these a little uncomfortable up top. They aren't "skinny" jeans, but they certainly aren't baggy.
August 24, 2012
Great looking jeans
These jeans look great and it feels comfortable even with my fulltime kneepads I wear underneath.
August 13, 2012
Expensive but probably worth it
I previously purchased Draggin' jeans online but they looked like mom jeans when I got them in the mail. Who wants to look like their mom?
Found these and hesitated because of the cost, but eventually wanted more protection than my 501s. Ordered a size 40 though I normally wear a 38. They fit a little big around the waist so the waist is true to size. A little tight in the thighs but my thighs are probably bigger than most (6'2", 230 lbs). They come in only one length which is probably a 38 and I wear a 32. I just cuffed them and they bunch up a little when standing, but when riding are perfect. I have a VROD with forward controls and the long length keeps my entire leg covered while on the bike, so the pant legs aren't flapping around in the wind.
Protection? The only way to really tell is to slide along the road for a while and I don't plan on doing that anytime soon. They do feel like they would protect me more than regular jeans so I feel better when wearing them. I'm in Hawaii so wearing leathers is not ideal, and these breathe well.
Style? These aren't your mom's jeans for sure. To me they have just the right amount of style without reaching D-Bag levels.
In the end you have to ask yourself how much your skin is worth and will I actually wear what I buy. To me, I have dealt with road rash in my early days and want to avoid it if possible.
NOTE: The abbreviation for Hawaii is HI, not HA. Your drop-down box needs to be corrected.
August 10, 2012