Drayko Women's Drift Riding Jeans
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
Just ordered my second pair
I bought the first pair locally - wanted to try them on and see what I thought. That was a year ago. Marvelous fit, if a little big. So I ordered a size smaller than my usual. The fit is a little low on the back and I do always belt them. It is nice to be able to bend my knees in total comfort and feel safe with the kevlar lining. Not pavement tested - Thank God. I just wanted a second pair for a 10 day ride. The jeans are light enough that wearing them off the bike while site seeing or having a meal is not uncomfortable like my previous riding suit was. I look forward to many adventures in these jeans! Before posting, it asks what kind of rider I am - I have a Piaggio MP3 that I ride to work, and I ride on the back of my husbands bikes - touring and cruiser.
April 27, 2014
Way more stylish than the pictures show
I ordered a size bigger (10) as the other reviews stated and need to return them for my regular size of an 8. They have some stretch in them and feel very comfortable wearing. As I live in Calgary, Canada some of our warmest riding days are highs of +20 and I am able to wear them with out feeling like my legs are sweating. I am also able to wear them at work all day with out feeling uncomfortable. Boots fit under easily and are a great length for regular or just a bit longer than regular inseams. I would recommend getting your typical size as there is some stretch.
April 23, 2014
Love these, super cute
I am about 5'5" and 130lbs if that helps anyone - I bought the size 6. I could probably wear the 4 just fine, but in the Midwest I often need to wear some leggings under my jeans for warmth. So they are true to size, maybe a tiny bit large.
The drayko's are very cute. A little low-rise in front and higher in the back. They were fine to put in the washing machine and even tumble dry a bit. I haven't seen how they hold up to the pavement (thankfully) but I will feel better wearing them than normal jeans. They definitely are comfortable and I can't wait to wear them out. They are long, but I have the joe rocket heartbreaker boots with a slight heel on them and they are perfect together. Otherwise most people will need to hem a 34" inseam, so that is something to keep in mind.
The Kevlar is not throughout the whole jean, but it is all in the butt and down the sides of the leg until where your boots would be, as well as over the knee. So I feel there is some good protection there.
March 25, 2014