Drayko Renegade Riding Jeans
Solid Riding Jeans
After reading other reviews, I ordered a 32" waist (I typically wear 32"-33"). They were really tight on my thighs. Even with the stretch fabric. With the fabric being, mostly cotton, I did not want to risk any shinkage during wash/dry. So, I returned for 34" (wish they were made in odd sizes too). The 34" fit much better in thigh area but is a little loose in waist. After a wash/dry, waist fit much better. Keep in mid that these are listed as "traditional waist" which is a HIGH waist compared to typical jeans. Overall, solid riding jeans.
January 27, 2015
Great buy for the price, and it will save my butte....!!!
January 5, 2015
Simple design, good feel. Jeans themselves have stretch material woven in. Fit a little large because of this. Buy the fit is great for someone that has large thighs (not all of us can fit typical euro style or current US style). I am 6ft, 215 lbs, with a 32” inseam, runner, alpine skier, have large thighs; these jeans fit well, comfortable, especially when on the bike. Had them hemmed at 32” inseam as they were longer than the 34” claimed. The jeans are a heavy weight fabric and with the Kevlar/dyneema areas can be warm if not moving.
December 11, 2014
quite an average product
The pair of jeans feel quite nice but if only they have the inseam measurement on the site
December 1, 2014
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