Drayko Drift Riding Jeans
Pants fit really well and the quality seems very good.
July 7, 2014
Awesome riding jeans, very comfortable. I'm 5'7" 173lb athletic built and I ordered a 34, it is perfect on the waist with a little extra room.
June 11, 2014
Great jeans but a few drawbacks
Great jeans - fit true to form. The only major complaint I have is the stitching on the rear pockets a little much for my liking. The jeans can be warm in hotter temperatures but it's hard to get the protection -temperature trade-off. Super comfortable and by far the best riding jeans I have.
June 9, 2014
Really comfortable riding jean.
As soon as I tried these jeans on I loved them. Kinda stretchy, which I wasn't expecting, but that just added to the comfort. They are kinda warm, as every other Kevlar lined jean I've worn, but still tolerable. Best looking riding jean IMO.
June 2, 2014
Drayko Drifts are a Win!
I was a little skeptical paying over $130 for a pair of jeans, but these jeans have exterminated any doubt! They fit me great I'm 6'3, 175 pounds and usually in Levi's I wear a 34 waist 36 length and the waist is a little big. I ordered the size 34 drifts and the waist fits almost perfectly as well as the length. At 6'3 I didn't have to get then hemmed at all. These jeans look like regular jeans too. Im a junior in high school and have worn them to school with positive comments and I'm picky what I wear. I highly recommend these jeans, you can ride with them then wear them all day if you want there so comfy. If you have bigger thighs then I would go a size up, I have lost ~28 pounds in the last while and the 34 size at 6'3 200 pounds would most likely be snug.
May 26, 2014
Not the best of its class, but pretty good none the less
I like the way the Drayko Drift fits -- pretty much just like the equivalent waist size in 501s (though with a zip fly instead of buttons), a bit long in the legs to prevent them from riding up, and with just enough stretch in the material that they'll fit over armored shorts and boots. The material feels sturdy, and the Kevlar lining looks heavier than that in any other lined denim jeans I've tried. Kevlar coverage isn't a complete lining, but is comparable to other jeans that reinforce only the seat and knee areas. The only real down-side I've found to them is a complete lack of accommodation for either hip or knee armor. I think they look good overall (though the huge embroidered "D" emblem on both back pockets looks pretty ridiculous) and find them quite comfortable. As an overall package I like them, but am disappointed at the lack of any option for armor short of adding a whole other layer underneath, which gets quite hot in the summer.
May 21, 2014
The bridge between the looks and protection.
I bought these as my only pair of riding jeans and ever since I couldn't find a better product. Now don't get me wrong—I'm not saying these are absolutely awesome. These are good. Good like in solid good. But still not awesome.
I like the just-enough-stretchy material, makes for a more comfortable ride. The fabric feels good on the outside, although on the inside—not so much.
Kevlar lining goes over the knees, side hips and butt area. Pretty much all impact zones are covered and kevlar layer feels pretty thick.
I would say the only cons, that prevent me from falling in love with these jeans are:
1. Looks. It looks pretty lame. I'd even say very lame. It's somewhat baggy on the bottom, but pretty tight in the upper area. Extra kevlar layer kills any body shape whatsoever so it turns into one formless blob, covered in stretchy fabric. But hey, it can save your buttcheeks in a slide (I hope).
2. Heat. They get pretty hot pretty quickly. That's a bad thing. Even when you are riding fast and the wind is blowing, it's still pretty hot since there's basically no air flow.
3. Comfort. Boy, I dream about taking these pants off after a day in the canyons or just after a long ride. I'd say the main reason for that is the kevlar lining on the rear end part. It's pretty rough to the touch so you are basically sitting on sand paper. Well, not that bad, but still pretty noticeable. Short stops every hour help A LOT.
Honestly, I'd still buy another pair. It's the most comfortable pair of somewhat protected riding pants I've found and the kevlar lining looks trustable. I very much hope the protective qualities are adequate.
May 19, 2014
First pair of riding jeans
I like them, have protection in all the right spots, cost $6 to have them taken up to fit me at the cleaners. From Texas, so it's already heating up, but these are only a little hotter than normal jeans, and better safe than sorry. I'd buy them again.
May 7, 2014