Drayko Renegade Riding Jeans
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
Look sharp and feel solid. Not bad for riding out and hanging out! Pretty warm in the sun though, definitely not long walk in the afternoon pants. But that's why you wear board shorts under them on hot days.
June 23, 2014
Pretty good, so far...
1st off, yes, you will need to have them hemmed, so in actuality expect to pay at least 8 bucks more, with a bit more time not riding in them.
Yes, they fit baggy, but for me (5'8", 190+ pounds) they fit fine. I chose size 34. If u dont have a weight problem, choose a size down. Yes, Im in the process of loosing weight. And as i do drop around 20+ lbs I feel they still will feel fine. Plus with all the Kevlar inside, it helps being baggy and stretchy allowing air to flow throughout. I haven't tried these below 70 degrees, but have riden in them around 85 degrees and had no issues being hot.
The style is ehh, "normal", so I dont have any issues with looks. The pockets are a bit shallow to the point where you wouldn't put your cell phn, or wallet in them and feel comfortable about it (when riding, but off the bike should be "ok"). Let me just say, things you dont mind loosing can go in there. I wished they made a cargo type pant with the extra side pockets for example, especially at this price.
I dont mind that it doesnt have the ability to hold knee or hip armor, as it wasnt the type of pants I was looking for. Plus, those armor pockets could make them feel a bit weird when not having the armor in them... But I wouldnt know for sure as I dont have those kind of riding pants. Yep, this was a bit long, but I hoped this helped some! Good Riding.
June 18, 2014
Best fitting moto jeans I've tried
6'3" 215 lbs. Usually wear a 36x34. I got the size 36s and they fit spot on, although they are more like a 36 length. Comfy enough, can get a little hot due to the extra padding but that is to be expected. No one notices you are wearing moto jeans. I tried the Rev'it Lombard and the AGV Sport Corsica and these were by far the best fit.
June 9, 2014
Meets expectations, and I like them so far !
Purchased these black Drayko's based on the CE certified protection and other generally positive reviews.
They're definitely not the trendiest style, but I am fine with the traditional look and very pleased with the fit, (definitely buy one size smaller waist!!)
The quality/construction is also very good, and I hope I never get to test the Kevlar!
I was more surprised at the comfort & breathability, as I wore them on a hot day, (90+F/33+C), and they were much more comfortable than regular jeans.
Will be looking to buy a blue pair as well.
May 26, 2014
My Comment is only about Sizing
Just wanted to make a comment. I'm 5'9" at about 170lbs with a 32 waist. I ordered a size under the suggestions below (30), but they were a bit tight. I agree with a previous comment below. I had to return them and I will probably order a size 32.
May 24, 2014
Very average product
These pants do in fact fit at least a size large if not 1.5 larger. Poor quality stitching and uneven seams. Looks like they were produced in some sweat shop with rudimentary sewing equipment. They are a heavier denim with kevlar padding inside. I'm not confident as to the durability as already threads coming undone. I would not purchase again.
May 19, 2014