Drayko Renegade Riding Jeans
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
Stop Looking and BUY THESE!
These are great! The fit is just look others mentioned, larger than normal size. I typically where 43-44's and so I bought the 42's. Even in 42's its a bit big, but nothing a belt or suspenders won't help with! These are also very comfortable, in fact I prefer the feel and the look over my Levi's! Unlike another pair that I had from a different brand, the inside padding for around the Kevlar is nice and soft and doesn't poke or scrape you. If you have been on the edge, jump off already and BUY THESE!
August 4, 2014
Great riding jeans - run a bit large
Just got these and have been riding in them for a couple days.
First off, the fit: I'm 6'6" and 270 lb (powerlifter) and have relatively massive legs. I took the advice of the other reviewers and ordered a size down (36, I wear a 38 normally). They fit SPOT ON. I hate baggy pants and these, with my legs, are perfect. The small amount of stretch helps them move with you.
Comfort: again, the stretch helps here. The Kevlar/Dyneema lining is fairly unobtrusive and doesn't get annoying. Miiiiight get a touch warm on the hottest days at a stoplight, but that's more than bearable for the abrasion protection you get. Speaking of:
Protection: the lining seems solid. Thankfully, I haven't had to test them out personally, but the merits of Drayko jeans are pretty widely known. It's not a full lining, but it covers all of the impact areas perfectly.
Conclusion: great price, great pants, exceptional service from RevZilla. Buy 'em.
July 24, 2014
Great pair of riding jeans
I bought these jeans as an alternative to my textile overpants for increased comfort, less layers, and so I could wear them around after getting off the bike without looking ridiculous. The jeans themselves are pretty comfortable, just like a normal pear of jeans. I've ridden in them from 40F to 95F in Houston and they aren't too hot. The kevlar lining covers the butt and thigh down to the knees so the protection seems pretty well for a pair of riding jeans. As others have pointed out, the jeans do run a bit large. I ordered a 34 and i have a 2 inch gap in the waist and the length is a good 4 inches too long (5'10"). Ordering a size or 2 smaller should make them fit pretty well.
July 13, 2014
Great jeans, fit is a bit wonky.
I haven't gotten a chance to test the protection of these jeans, thankfully. Shipping is great as always. The jeans are very comfortable, the stitching looks very strong, and in all are a very solidly constructed.
Fit is good, if not a hair on the big side. I wear 32s in levis; I bought a 32 and I can get 4 fingers in on both sides. They have a bit of stretch so if you prefer a loose waistband then they'd work well for you. If you want a bit slimmer shoot for a size down. The legs are a tad baggier than I'm used to, but then again this facilitates good airflow. I'm on the fence on getting them tailored due to this fact. Not sure if sizing down would fix that problem.
I wore them all of yesterday in 70-80F weather with fair humidity and found them comfy. I could see them getting hot after a full day of riding, however.
There is no armor in these jeans, nor could I find a pocket system for it. I have a set of Dainese Norsorex pants (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/dainese-norsorex-pants) that synergize well, giving a very comfortable and pretty solid leg armor system while avoiding the spaceman look.
July 7, 2014