Dainese D6 Kevlar Jeans
Best looking jeans on market
After reading the article on RideApart on how regular jeans are a bad idea for motorcycle riding, I knew i needed something more protective than my Levis. The Dainese D6 look the most casual out of the Dainese denim line up, at the same time being somewhat protective. (I wasn't a fan of the horizontal lines and stitching on the 1K jean and the Rev it Lombard looked like it was having consistent sizing issues.) I'm normally a size 30 waist in jeans and ordering the D6 in size 30 was spot on. The fit is straight leg, and really do feel like normal jeans. My only gripe is the only additional kevlar paneling is in the knees. I would've liked to see additional kevlar panels along the seat, or around the hip, but overall I'm satisfied with the D6 as leg protection was the only thing missing.
February 25, 2014
Slim fit, interwoven kevlar gives the material a heavier but not uncomfortable feel, improves a little after a few washings. Interchangeable with non-riding wardrobe.
February 17, 2014
Good looking jeans
The D6 Kevlar jeans are great for city riding. They look as good quality regular jeans, so I can easily go to cinema/pub/restaurant without changing. I love the color, the fit and the reflective stripe.
Concerning sizing, I am 5'11", 170 lbs, I usually wear 32" jeans, I ordered 32" and they fit perfect. The D6 are snug and stiffer than normal jeans, so it is almost impossible to fit anything in. I tried to ride with the Dainese hard shorts, but it is just too tight and uncomfortable. The same applies for knee armor. The Dainese Knee V armor just fits. Any bulkier knee armor wouldn't fit. I should mention that I have relatively muscular thighs, so it may be ok for someone with thin thighs.
February 14, 2014
Sizing is odd. I normally wear a 36 x 36 in 501's. Got the 36 here. The D6 waist is larger and the thighs are smaller than a pair of 501's the same size. The hem on the D6 size 36 is 36 long, which is great for me. On the waist I have at least one, maybe two extra inches of material, but my thighs are snug in these, more so that 501's. Maybe the Italians all have big pasta bellies and never do squats?
I might try going down a size and hoping I can get my legs in the pants.
Material feels good and the wife likes the styling.
February 3, 2014
Feels like normal jeans.
I was surprised to see that these jeans fit true to size for me. I am 5'9" and 198 lbs. I'm a gym rat with athletic legs so i bought a 36 for room for my legs, this is the same size I get in Levis as well. I'm happy to say the jeans fit perfectly and even had enough room for my legs. They feel like regular jeans and look better than I thought. I can't speak on how they protect because I haven't gone down in them, thank God.
January 27, 2014
Great alternative to leather pants.
The D6 Kevlar jeans are a great alternative to leather riding pants.
The fit is pretty spot on compared to Levi's.
The only bad thing I've noticed is some of the stitching threads are coming undone and one of the rivets on the pocket corners has broken off. Not to big a deal though.
January 13, 2014
Just received the pants and I'm very impressed. Size is true, I normally wear a 32, ordered a size 32 and they fit perfectly (leg length is 34). They are very comfortable and look great, you wouldn't know they have added protection. Just the knees have added padding.
January 9, 2014
Best jeans ever!
These jeans are the most comfortable and stylish I have ever owned. They don't look or feel like riding jeans at all - I wear them to work on casual Fridays, and have had several people comment on how good they look.
They fit slightly large - I wear a 32" Levi's and bought a 32.
They fit well, for riding they could be slightly tighter around the waist to provide better protection in the event of a slide. A size 31" May have been a better option for me?
These will be the only jeans I buy/wear from now on!
January 6, 2014