Drayko Optix Riding Jeans
The Jeans are great, the company is Excellent
These are fairly simple jeans on first sight but it's obvious that a lot of attention to detail went into their thought process.
The waist is what I would say normal to slightly relaxed fit, which is in my opinion pretty much perfect for riding, as you need a bit more room to move around but they won't feel oversized or baggy when you actually have to walk around in them.
You have generous knee and bottom/thigh coverage areas by the kevlar liner with non sparking metal buttons.
Pockets are deep and of high-stregnth stitching , the color has held up to several washes so far and is none worse for wear.
Length is of course 34" but this is of course intentional given in a riding position this ensures that your ankles are covered properly and you don't look a bit dorky with visible socks.
I'm writing this a bit after I've been a owner not just to announce that these are good jeans that have a rider in mind for a reasonable price, but also because the company is just plain awesome in an age where customer service has become synonymous with headaches it seems. Draggin jeans is an Australian company, and I in essence needed some extra material to make some tailoring adjustments. after a quick email thinking that I might have to pay some postage, only a few hours later I get a reply email that some would be mailed out. To my surprise they arrived by UPS, 5 days later, from Australia, and there is a generous amount. Their commitment to even the simple requests and concerns to customer satisfaction only solidifies my belief that these are constructed with equal care.
March 20, 2015
These turned out to be quiet a good set of riding pants with Kevlar protection in all the right spot's.
They were quiet long in the legs so I had to get them tailored to fit rite but apart from that they are quiet comfy, Will probably use as more of a winter pant if anything, the side pockets are a generous size and close securely.
The only negative I have is given the style of the digital camo these pants only really match with a white or black shirt, Probably more white then anything else.
December 2, 2013
Plenty of leg room
Can put these pants on with my boots on!
Wearing these pants with boots, standing up looking down at my feet (wear size 11 boot) all i see is my toes.
These pants could be worn over a pair of Carhart bib overalls ( in the legs)
Enormously baggy. Maybe since I'm 42 yrs old i like a more form fitting pant.
Would not trust any of the pockets for valuables while riding.
July 17, 2013
Worth the price
Very wide pant leg ended up tucking under my heal and they did not shrink in the wash as others review stated. The velcro cargo pockets seem secure for riding but if you went down they could easily end up empty. The kevlar us thick where they put it and they put it in the right places even if the pants shifted on impact it seems like there would still be protection where you need it. The drag videos are what sold me.
July 1, 2013
Great riding pants for warm weather
These riding pants are great for warmer weather. The material is very breathable, while the kevlar / dyneema is very protective. The styling is cool to me, but of course it depends on your personal tastes. The digital print is black/white and the pocket trim is green. They go well with any black, white, grey leather or textile jacket. The fit at the waist is spot on for me and the legs are baggy and roomy. This gives me plenty of comfort to wear my Dainese Norsorex Pants as a base layer. In fact, any armor should fit without issues. I also have owned the Drayko Drift riding jeans for some time now and I think they are high quality. I'm very happy with the Optix and recommend them.
April 29, 2013
This product is a nice pair of pants in terms of design and decent protection. The thing I dislike most is the incorrect product description saying that it has kevlar fibre throughout. Only the knee, butt, and side hip area has the kevlar lining. Not bad, but not as complete as it describes.
April 22, 2013