Drayko Renegade Riding Jeans
Great casual pants that don't scream motorcycle
I have a few different types of pants from Drayko, but this particular model (Renegade) is the most casual and comfortable. I will say they run a little larger than I expected - I normally wear a 36 waist but I may have been able to get down to a 34 in these (a belt solved my problem). I did have to hem the legs, but the kevlar liner extended far enough to make that no issue. These things feel great and are more protective than regular jeans, so I am happy to have them, plus they don't have any glaring signs that they are built specially for motorcycles. They are great for riding into work.
July 15, 2015
Fit too large in waist. Order a size smaller at least. Everything else was as expected. Seems to hold up well.
July 13, 2015
Better overpants than pants
Drayko seems to think these are overpants. The lining is extremely abrasive against skin and they are sized way larger than expected, I ordered my normal pants size and they fall off me unless I wear a belt. Wearing them as overpants would solve both problems, except that if I wanted to wear overpants I'd wear full armored overpants - not jeans.
Very disappointing, I have 2 pairs of the Drayko Drift pants which I quite like. I was hoping these would measure up to that standard. They do not.
July 9, 2015
Excellent: Protective, Comfortable
These Draykos protected my hip and thigh, knee in a ~25 mph crash.
No armor, but the heavy Kevlar cushioned my hip and thigh from impact and a 6 -8 foot slide. Not a major accident (thank goodness), but 25 is fast when you hit pavement. The jeans showed virtually no sign of abrasion and I was cut-burn free. My hips is still sore ten days later (I'm over 50) but there was no real damage. I do wish I'd had hip armor (hindsight is 20/20), but the point is the Draykos did their job.
I'm usual a 34 U.S, ordered size 34 Drayko and they fit loose at the waist. Fine with me. I'm 5'10, 185 lbs, btw. I think these have a slight elasticity in the fabric with is great on a bike. These are kinda baggy, not hip-hop fashion, but some guys and gals who like the 'slim fit' won't consider them fashionable. For me, they're the perfect just pull them on and ride jeans.
The Draykos are triple or quadruple stitched and the Kevlar is thick and soft - and it breathes nicely. I'm fine up to about 80 degrees in them.
Pricy, but these saved me from nasty cuts and burns. Well worth it.
June 8, 2015
Comfortable but HUGE, knee pads very low
I normally wear 38 waist, 32 inseam pants. Based on other reviews, I opted for size 36 pants. When they arrived, the 36 pants fit my 38 waist perfectly, but the inseam on these pants was easily a 36, maybe a 38 inseam. If these were normal jeans, that wouldn't be that big of a problem, just hem the leg and good to go. However with the kevlar protective pad on these apparently positioned for a giant, when I am standing, the seam for the top of the knee guard was directly in line with the middle of my knee cap. When I sat on the bike, it did pull the pad up and over my knee, but with the way these fit, I imagine it's about a 50/50 chance that my knee stays bent enough to stay behind the protection. Unfortunately had to return these because of poor fit.
May 25, 2015
I bought these for riding to work. My waist is 32 but my legs are generally too big for size 32 pants so I got size 34 and wear a belt. Got them hemmed at the local tailor, they look fine, kind of bland but whatever. I change at work anyways. Pockets are a little shallow, not terribly so, but I'd like a little deeper since I tend to get nervous about losing things from my pockets on the bike. (lost a wallet once that way)
May 25, 2015
Saved my hide
Was riding off a car ferry when an impatient a$$hat in an suv decided he should go first, he nearly drove over the attendant and knocked me off my bike at the top of the ramp, not going fast but the ramp had traction paint so it was akin to sliding down sand paper, my jeans were trashed, the denim was worn and ripped in several places right through to the kevlar underneath. I slid for about 15m (45ft) and didn't have a mark on me aside from a couple of bruises. I cannot praise these pants enough.
April 28, 2015
Love them so far
So far so good. I hope to never have to "test" the the protection, but the airflow is wonderful. I'm able to lift my legs, squat, and stretch with now problems. I haven't had them hemmed yet, but they were only a few inches long.I bought my actual waist size which makes them a little big, but nothing that my buxkling my belt an eaxtra notch didn't resolve.
April 27, 2015