Drayko Drift Riding Women's Jeans
These pants are the perfect cross between protection and style. I like the boot cut/flare at the bottom of the jeans to give them a more modern look. The color is really pretty too - dark enough to be flattering on a curvy figure but light enough to be casual. The "distressed" look is flattering also but not over the top. The material is soft and moves with me, even when I'm hot getting on and off the bike. There is also some stretch in the material which adds to the comfort factor. There is not a lot of airflow but I have not been too hot riding in 90+ temps. The kevlar lining on the inside is soft against my skin.
The front of the pants are lower in the waist than the back which helps when sitting on the bike but they do tend to gap a little in the back so you'll want to wear a good belt. I would not call these low rise, more of a mid rise but they are low in the front. They run pretty true to size or only slightly large. I am 5'7, 180 lbs wearing a size 12 pants. I ordered my true size and they are fitted enough to look flattering but I still have room for my Bohn armor underneath.
Thankfully I cannot attest to how well they hold up in a slide but with Drayco's reputation and the build of these pants, I am confident they will be fine.
June 21, 2016
Sizing is funky (*If you're tall)
So I've worn these pants a bunch, but I kind of don't like doing so.
I'm honestly in the market for different jeans at this point.
These may all be *if you are tall* caveats but here you go:
-Thighs are too tight
-Inseam from waist to crotch (I have no idea what this is called) is too short.
-Low-sitting jeans are the worst invention on the face of the earth especially when they are *supposed* to be designed for you to be bent over. Hoping not to have your butt crack exposed? Too bad.
-Back waistband is too loose, again encouraging even more visibility of your underwear/crack
-Length was fine, but I actually don't have long legs (I wear regular length jeans). I can see the length being a problem if you actually have long legs.
The protection is great. Not a lot of jeans offer the same amount of kevlar and they aren't *too* hot, but the sizing is just too ridiculous to feel comfortable in these.
Oh sizing so you can compare: I normally wear an 8-10 in Womens, 32 in men's (for the thighs, 30 to properly fit my waist without a belt), 27 1/2 waist, 38 1/2 hips, 150-155 pounds, 5'9"
June 16, 2016
Good but a few flaws
I ordered my Drako jeans because they were on of the few boot cut jeans on the market that were CE rated. Most I could find were meant to be tucked into a boot, not worn over them. Generally they are comfortable, breathe reasonably well for a thick denim material backed up with layers of Kevlar, and feel very protective despite the lack of knee or hip armor. That being said, there is also little space to add such armor if you wish to. My negatives are in the fit. These are relatively low cut and therefore are not the best at covering ones back on a sport bike especially in a full crouch. Fortunately my jacket does cover lower in the back being a made for sport bikes. They tend to fit as expected, neither bigger or smaller than my regular jeans and the style is nice enough that few know they are motorcycle jeans.
However, I did have one issue with the durability. Somehow I wore a hole on the inside of the thigh, where it would make contact with the side of the saddle, on both legs! Fortunately it was covered under Drayko's warrantee and was replaced without cost to myself. However, I do expect a pair of jeans designed for motorcycling to be more durable than that. We shall see how these fit long term.
June 12, 2016
Only Jeans I could find to fit a big girl
These jeans are almost perfect! They are low-rise and that means you better cover your butt crack! I wish these were high rise because they are the only jeans my size 16 booty will actually fit in. I love the look and feel and the slight stretch they have. The Teflon is nice and right where you need it, although I wish it had pockets to add pads as well.
June 9, 2016
Great riding jeans!!!
I was hesitant to buy jeans online because jeans shopping for me on a normal basis is usually a nightmare. But I really wanted something more stylish than textile overpants for the summer. Changing out of your textile overpants in restaurant parking lots is a pain. So when I saw these Kevlar riding jeans advertised, I was curious. The photos make them look really cute and they are CE approved, which is actually a pretty big deal to me. I took a chance and I ordered them. I wear a size 16-18 in jeans and I'm only 5'2". I ordered a US 16 in the Draykos (the largest they offer). Do they fit absolutely perfectly? Depends on the body area. They are quite a bit long on me. The waist is also a bit large, so I get a fair amount of gapping when I cinch my belt down. But they fit my booty and the rest of me very well and those are normally my problem areas. They are wonderfully soft, and while they don't come with knee armor, the pockets are there, so I just transferred the armor from my other pants. When the armor is in, you can't even tell in a standing position! That's pretty cool. I will definitely be keeping these and I hope that they can be taken in and hemmed if I lose some inches. Meanwhile, I will just cuff them and wear a good tight belt. :)
June 3, 2016
I am 4 days out from an accident where I was wearing this pants. The kevlar added in the pants worked very well! I have bruises on my legs from hitting the bike but no road rash. I will be buying another pair soon.
May 1, 2016
This is the first time I have actually liked a pair of protective riding pants. They look good and have some stretch so they are comfortable.
April 13, 2016
Pants too low
Overall look of the jeans are very nice. Price is average, didnt find anything lower than on revzilla, even though I think the price in general is still too high. My issue with the jeans are they are WAY to short in the hip area...they are definitely 'low risers'. I am very tall, and maybe that's the issue. But as soon as I sit on the bike, the pants fall a little too low ;) So when you purchase them, make sure you sit to make sure they really fit you!
September 14, 2015