Drayko Women's Drift Riding Jeans
Good Idea Poor Execution
I purchased a pair of these jeans on 08/17/14 and received them on 08/22/14. I read the reviews on these jeans and several others before I was willing to pay such a high price. I am 5'5 140 riding a 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R. I ordered a size 8 because I would rather them be a little big than too small.
When they arrived, I tried them on immediately and went for a ride. I will say the waist is slightly larger than a normal size 8 but the thigh area is certainly very tight. If I would have gotten a size 6 the waist may have fit better but I think the thigh area would have been way too tight to pull up. I am constantly pulling them up because the waist has such a high back which rides down when riding even while wearing a belt. I couldn't wear a pair of leggings under these pants due to the thigh area being such a tight fit. The jeans are warmer than a normal pair of jeans but that is expected with the kevlar lining.
Unfortunately on 09/24/14, I got to test out how good these jeans were. I will say they held up very well and I only received a few bruises rather than a backside of road rash.
October 8, 2014
Protective trendy jeans
I received my Drayko jeans yesterday, looks good, fits good. My size always depends on the type of jeans, either a 4 or a 6. Based on the reviews I chose size 6 (I am 5.4", 115lbs), they are little lose around my waist, but a belt will keep it in place. I would have liked the waist to be a little bit higher, even I am use to wearing low rise jeans, but maybe on a bike, a higher waist might be beneficial. We will find out, but they sit well. They are a little long, I can try to roll them up, otherwise I have to take them in.
I rated Protection excellent, as I have to believe this, but hope never to find out. Durability, most of my jeans I have for years, so I do not expect different.
Love the color, the material is soft, the kevlar padding inside feels soft on the skin, they are little bit heavier than regular jeans, but it wears nice and comfy.
September 17, 2014
Drayko Drift Womens Riding Jeans
I purchased these for the protection, but to also be able to wear them when i'm off the bike and hanging out. They are fairly comfy and they look great!
September 15, 2014
Definitely recommend these Jeans...
Received jeans in the mail today and very pleased with purchase. The past reviews were helpful, but I was on the fence about what size, as some say true to size while others indicated too big. I'm size 6 or 28 in denim and I chose the size 6, which fit perfect.
As similar reviews indicated, the jeans have a good amount of stretch, which I need since I have full hips and bottom. I'm use to low rise, but these seem to be more on the mid size than low, however because of the stretch, a belt is a good idea. The style is flattering, the color is ok, but concur with past comments that the "D" logo on both pockets is a bit much.
The only suggestions, apart from dropping the loud back pocket logo, would be to provide a few inseam length options. the 32" standard is fine for me, however when on the bike, it would be nice to have an extra inch or two longer. The other suggestion would be to have a color option in black. I would definitely buy another pair.
July 15, 2014
Very good jeans
I rated 5 stars as these really great jeans. The kevlar lining, the denim, the button closure, belt loops and fit are perfect.
If I could, I would wish to have knee and hip protection inserts.
I am using some hip and knee protection that I pulled from some of my older riding pants.
June 23, 2014
nice, but fit funny
Unless your waist is twice the size of your butt don't get them. I had to get them taken in by almost three inches and I ordered a size 10, and my butt isn't the huge!
June 2, 2014
This is my first pair of riding denim (always a textile gal prior). I'm 5'7, 135#, 29" waist; 39" hips; 32" inseam. Bought the Australia size 12/US size 8. The fit is snug but in a flattering way. I wear a belt as I always have to buy a size assured to be roomy enough for my hips which leaves my waist always left with a slight gap. They're a little lower in the front than I would usually buy, but the back is exactly perfect for me (ie provides coverage, but I don't feel like I borrowed them from my mom). The Kevlar areas seem to be in the places I can imagine would be most prone to abrasion. Warmer than regular jeans, but not overly hot on an 80F day. The pant legs fit easily over my boots. Length is perfect with boots on, but if I swap to regular shoes then I have to roll them up. They pass well as regular jeans when off the bike, which was my purchase intent.
I'm less happy with the distressed look and large logo Ds on both back pockets. Too trendy looking. But the otherwise good functionality makes up for that.
May 12, 2014
US 10 = AUS 14
Probably the best looking jeans I own, with or without kevlar! Front pockets are oddly small?
This is a slim cut, but stretchy jean. Due to the very low waist I have to be absolutely sure to wear a belt. Also, I make sure to tuck in my shirt, so if my jacket rides up as I ride my street bike, I'm not exposing my lower back.
So far, I've worn these under other riding pants while riding, by themselves on the bike, and off the bike! I like these jeans a LOT.
Very glad I spent the money... and really, regular jeans can easily cost this much too!!
April 28, 2014