Drayko Drifter Jeans (Size 44)
Like everyone says they do run very long and will need to be hemmed before you wear them. I ordered a size up from what i wear to be sure they would fit. They were a little large in the waist as expected, but the fit on my upper thighs was slightly tight. This makes me think that if i had ordered my normal size that it would not have fit. Oh well, just put a belt on a its all good. You don't really notice the Kevlar after a while except when your pants bunch up in the bottom and it feels like you are sitting on a small pad which still isn't very bad.
May 28, 2012
The product is very comfortable and is worth the money.
I really like the comfort of these pants. I wasn't expecting them to be so comfortable. I do, however, find them to be at least a full size larger than the normal size blue jeans that I wear and they stretch which is not without some merit. And while I tend to like relaxed fit jeans, I would describe these as relaxed fit on steroids. They are really large. They are not fashionable and I hope I don't have to find out how much protection they provide, but they are very well made. I'd recommend them but probably at a full size smaller than you typically wear.
May 4, 2012
Safe & comfortable
I initially was interested in these jeans because they are the only CE rated riding jeans on the market. I wear a size 36-38 in normal jeans and I purchased a size 38. The jeans have a bit of stretch to them, including the waistband so do not hesitate to buy your actual size. Hemming was required for me as I have a 30" inseam. The inseam on the jeans is rather low from the waistband so the measurements will not be the same as a normal pair of relaxed fit jeans.
They are very comfortable and more breathable than I expected. I pair these jeans with my Alpinestar Bionic Freeride shorts and Dianese Knee V guard and have no problems fitting the jeans over them. They do look a bit goofy in the pant leg and cuff area because they are so baggy. For boots I ride in Dianese Asphalt shoes and the cuff area covers most of the shoe.
What a lot of people do not realize is that these or any other kevlar jeans are not meant for impact protection, only abrasion resistance. I am confident that these jeans will perform above and beyond my expectations in a get off situation.
For a street rider who doesn't want to look like a power ranger, these are perfect.
April 23, 2012
Roomy fit. Protection looks good
I have only worn these jeans a few times. They are vey comfortable when I ride (sportbike) but long and baggy when walking around. The Kevlar reinforces the jeans in the seat, down the side seam, and at the knees. Just wearing them around the house I thought the knee padding would be too low (it barely reached my kneecap but covered my shins completely) however on the bike it is perfectly centered on my knees. I am 6'1, 215.
Sizewise for normal, not riding, jeans I usually wear a 34 waist (loose fitting) and a 36 for a tighter fitting pair. I bought these jeans in a 38 because I wanted them to fit comfortably under my knox hip/thigh pads and knee/shin armor. My old 36 waist baggy pair of normal jeans was too tight in the crotch and moved up around the top of my ankles when i rode. The drifter jeans fit no problem over the hip pads and I have to tighten the belt a bit to make sure they don't slide down. They also have no problem fitting comfortably over the knee armor and stay over my boots when I'm on the bike. I think I could've gotten away with a 36 since these jeans are made for riding and have a low inseam and a roomy cut.
Overall, so far so good. The jeans look like a normal pair of high quality everyday baggy jeans and the reinforcement stitching is barely noticeable. I don't think you would notice that they look different from normal jeans unless you are within about 20 ft and even when you are close they don't look bad at all.
Although I don't have crash experience to evaluate, I think these jeans are probably worth the price tag and I definitely feel like they would hold up significantly better in a crash than regular denim.
February 20, 2012
Finally some riding pants that aren't made for stick figures. They have plenty of room through the crotch,and seat. Waist seems to run a little large. The inseam was perfect for me,no need to have the hem redone. Plenty of room to do so for shorter folks though. Only a couple gripes. 1) The hip pockets are tiny. 2) I feel the kevlar panels in the knees should be a bit bigger. If the pants shift up slightly my knees are no longer covered,have to make sure the panels are positioned right after I sit on the bike. Also the strips down the outside of the thigh could be a bit wider. I don't think that is too much to ask considering that these are the most expensive pair of motorcycle jeans available.
September 27, 2011
This product as expected!
Have no issues, just as expected. Can speak to protection and hope never to have to, but seem like they will do the job.
September 24, 2011
Could be better.
Did a few trips with my Drayko Drifter Jeans. To be honest I hate the cut. definitely not the best looking pair of jeans I have. But lets be honest, it looks a lot better than the potential scars it can prevent. I also found the stupid cut very comfy when I'm riding.
I'm 6'2 with a tall inseam and the jeans were more than tall enough.
Hopefully I wont get to test the safety feature of the jeans but it is good to know they are there.
July 18, 2011
good, comfortable jeans
Wanted to have some riding jeans and decided on the drayko due to to it being ce rated. The jeans are a nice color and finish. It fits larger, almost 1 size larger than i normally wear, however i'm using armor padded tights underneath so this was perfect. The jeans are baggy so if you want something more fitted this might not be for you.
The kevlar lining is soft and comfy, but the jeans do get a little stuffy.
I recommend it, seems to be a good pant and hopefully it'll protect when needed.
July 11, 2011