Dainese D6 Kevlar Jeans
High quality riding jeans.
Have had these for few weeks and they still not broken it fully.
But definitely a great product from Dainese.
Very sturdy material
Kevlar is embedded with jeans material all the way through, not juts knees as most other brands do.
Still totally usable as a normal jeans for work or getting around.
Fit is slightly tight. I had to go one size up to be more comfortable on the bike.
No armor (I didn't want any anyway).
April 14, 2014
Nicely styled riding jeans.
After sitting on the fence for months, I finally went ahead and picked up a pair of D6 Kevlar jeans.
The main reason for my purchase was to wear something that offers more protection than standard jeans in those situations where leather pants are not practical.
So far I'm very happy with my purchase. I'm 5'10" and 160lbs with a slender/athletic build. Size 31 worked great for me. After a few consecutive washes (to get rid of the smell) the jeans really didn't shrink much at all.
Even with a somewhat slim fit, I was still able to wear my Sidi Vertigo Corsa boots underneath. I currently cuff the bottoms, but might consider getting them hemmed so I don't catch a cuff on the pegs or shift lever.
I only have a few real complaints so far:
They have a very strong chemical smell when new. So much in fact, I didn't wear them to class the day they arrived. This has reduced somewhat with a few washings.
Secondly- The reflective strip above the back left pocket has already started to detach.
Lastly- for $200, these should include some form of knee armor.
April 14, 2014
fit and finish is fine, not sure about protection
I purchased D6 recently I guess for the same reason most folks would buy it - to get some protection during rides but also be able to walk around in the jeans. I use D6 mostly as my commute outfit.
I am a very fit person and I got a little bit larger size just in case - size 30 while my normal size is 29. 30 is a little larger than a perfect fit, but this was my choice in case I need to add an extra layer here and there.
While I am generally happy with looks I am not sure D6 provides a decent protection, especially in the knee area. But well, what can you do, for that you would need something different and less commute friendly. :)
April 14, 2014
D6 Kevlar Jeans
I was looking for something casual, jean material, and without the exaggerated stitching. The jeans are just that. They are so casual looking you could mistake them for regular jeans. The reflective logo on the pants sleeve cuff is pretty cool too. They also have a reflective strip near the belt loop. I wear 32x32 in Levi's so I went with the 32 size and they fit perfectly. If you like them a little loose one size up would be recommended.
April 14, 2014
Good looking pair of jeans with some protection
Sizing, I usually wear a 34 in jeans that have some stretch or a 36 in normal denims. The 35 fit me fine, if slightly loose. The 34 also fit my waist but not my thighs.
Its been mentioned that these are extremely long but I just roll mine up a couple of times. They are very comfy and dont look like bike jeans at all and my friends provided good feedback. I personally dont like the Dainese logos on the pockets but I can live with them.
I like that these dont have kevlar panels but instead a kevlar weave combined with the denim.
I would have liked some pockets in the knees for armour so now I need to look at the RS Taichi knee guards.
These go great with my newly purchased TCX X-Rap shoes and are perfect for a day in the city. If you're going to be doing faster rides, these are not the pants to wear.
Overall, a good purchase and I am very happy with them so far. Way better than most of the other bike jeans
April 14, 2014
worth the money; nice fit and finish and protection
I purchased both the Dainese Montana 4D jeans and the Dainese D6 Kevlar jeans at the same time. This review covers both.
I've owned all kinds of gear for various riding conditions. For my urban warfare commuting, I switch between Motoport Kevlar and Draggin Jeans. I feel reasonably protected in the Draggin jeans but wanted a more modern and stylish look.
Montana 4D - these jeans are less expensive than other models, look great, fit great, and feel like tissue paper. I have regular jeans from 7 for All Mankind that feel sturdier than these jeans. The "protection" seems to be extra sleeves of material extending from thigh to the top of the leg. I absolutely do not feel safe riding in them, except perhaps for a trip to the store a few blocks away when I can't break 20 mph and there's no traffic. Do not buy these jeans. Spend a little extra on something better.
D6 Kevlar - these jeans are expensive, look great, fit great, feel fantastic, and seem to offer the same level of protection as my Draggin Jeans, with armored butt and knees. They have some nice touches, like reflective logos on the butt, angled belt loops for a leaning riding position, and a zip fly. The dark wash is very nice. My only complaint is that they are long; it surprises me that a motorcycle apparel company would make a product with so much extra material because they can catch on pegs/shifter. I may get them tailored. Overall these seem worth the price.
April 7, 2014
Great riding jeans
I'm very happy with how these fit, look, and feel. They're comfortable and "normal" enough to wear while going out or meeting people. They are a bit thicker/stiffer than normal jeans, but not too much (and will likely wear in a bit). Comfortable while riding, I think they run just a bit small (I normally wear 31" waist jeans, these are snug at 32" size) and the legs are a bit long, but not too much with boots on (I am normally a 31" inseam). Only regret is there is no padding/reinforcement in the butt, only on the knees.
April 6, 2014
Do Not Get If You Ride A Sport Bike
I said that I don't recommend theses, however, if you ride anything besides a sport bike I would revoke that. I bought these to ride around the city without zipping my leathers up everytime I want to ride to the store or locally. I'm 6' 2" 205 and the pants fit excellent... Until you get on the bike! They cut off circulation on the inside of your knees when bent so bad I couldn't wear them after a 10min ride. I tried stretching them by stuffing bundled up shirts in the legs to sit overnight, but that hasn't really worked because of the Kevlar. Hopefully they will stretch over time, until then...
March 18, 2014