Drayko Renegade Riding Jeans
Buy these jeans.
Wear them, or some other form of armor. ALWAYS.
You've read the articles, seen the nauseating pictures on RideApart. Don't want to look like swiss cheese from a 20mph low side that shouldn't leave a scratch? Wear kevlar. Wear armor. Don't wear Levi's. These jeans are a great way to be protected while also looking like a normal person. I bought the black ones, and before they started to fade, I passed them as dress pants.
They fit great and are extremely comfortable. They run a bit large, but i was happy for that as I can wear them alone, or over khakis.
November 18, 2014
Neat and comfortable
I'd been looking for some basic riding pants for some time and finally pulled the trigger on these Draykos. I'd seen them in person, but had never tried them on. They fit great, tho I'm a little short in the inseam so I had to have them hemmed. Otherwise, all good. First time out wore them in pretty cold weather and they did well to keep me pretty warm.
November 10, 2014
Fits a size large. Style is great!
Luckily, I have yet to test the durability of these jeans. I've been a sport rider for about 15 years and recently moved to South Texas where the closest twisty road is a few hour ride away. I wanted a riding jean, but was willing to sacrifice some protection for style as I don't foresee myself dragging a knee without planning a weekend trip. I do still have my leathers if the need arises, but they are very poor for everyday riding.
These pants feel great and are very stylish. My wife complimented me on them, but she may just be happy I am wearing something other than my normal ragged jeans. I normally wear a 33 or 34 inch waist. I bought these in a 32 due to previous reviews and they fit very well. I am 5'8" 165lbs. I have larger thighs and butt. The waist fits fine and it is a little tight in the butt/hips, but not uncomfortably so. I prefer tighter riding gear anyways. The pants will need to have about 2 inches taken out of the length, but in the meantime I am just rolling them up and it works fine. Cut of the jean is slim without being too tight to look like a woman's jean. I am just old enough that skinny jeans would look stupid. Plus men around here don't wear that kind of style anyways.
Cut of the jean fits over motorcycle boots easy enough. They fit over cowboy boots without being too loose to create flapping when riding.
So far, about 600 miles ridden with the jeans on and I am very pleased. I would recommend these if you are looking for something casual, that will protect you better than Levis, without breaking the bank to do so.
November 6, 2014
I bought my pair of Drayko's over a year ago and I've worn them just about everytime I ride. Recenty, I lowsided going about 50mph, I slid only a few feet on the tarmac before going into the grass. I was wearing a pair of long underwear underneath the pants when I crashed. The jeans held up pretty well, the road burned a decent sized hole through the kevlar/denim and started to tear up the protective foam underneath. The jeans are toast, however, I have minimum road rash on my knee about the size of nickle and not deep at all. These are made for skid resistance and not impact resistance. They did pretty well on the skid resistance part. The belt I was wearing when I fell did some damage to my hips though. Still feeling extremely sore from the belt beating the sides of hips.
Overall, they held up pretty darn good for the price, I think any more skid time on the tarmac though... and I would have had a lot more road rash on my side that went down first..
October 27, 2014
Stylish yet practical
Scored these jeans from the Revzilla retail store in Philadelphia while on a road trip through the Northeast US. They have ample protection, yet look like everyday jeans. They fit just right, not too tight or too baggy. The kevlar/dyneema is soft & breathable, yet feels very durable and protective. The only thing they're lacking is hard shell knee protection or a built-in pocket to put some in, otherwise they're perfect. I was ready to pay $150, but when I got to the front of the store, turns out they were on sale for $115! Wins all around!
September 22, 2014
Great to cover your *ss!
That's the point of buying Kevlar reinforced pants to wear on a motorcycle, is for the unthinkable. Yes, they do fit a tad large, but I haven't washed them yet and expect them to shrink a little, they do great in wind shielding (but like wearing something that shields wind, you roast while sitting still) - but ultimately, like your helmet, it's there in case of the worst case scenario. And I'd gladly pay the extra money (these were $45 more than a less expensive pair I was looking at) to COVER MY *SS. For those who are worried about standing out - these look like normal jeans. I'm on an 06 Vic Jackpot.
September 8, 2014
I'm 6', 215. Wear between 34 /36" waist with 34" inseam. These fit perfect
September 4, 2014
Recommend for a jeans look but better than jeans protection.
Overall good value. Feels slightly large but they haven't been washed yet and the materiel has some stretch. Fits great when riding.
August 18, 2014