Icon Women's Hella Denim Pants
Comfortable, stylish, great price
These jeans are comfortable and stylish. They are considerably cheaper than many other options and a good bargain.
They look like a normal pair of jeans but have reinforced knees and are thick denim. They are somewhat protective: only reinforced at the knees, so no additional protection at the hips or butt. The overall design is stylish: nice dark blue and flattering low hip cut, although the boot cut is wide-legged, not tapered like a skinny jean. I usually wear size 8-10 and wear a size 6 in this product. They are also long - I am 5'8 and had to fold up the cuffs.
Definitely not as protective as other options (leather/textile), but also cheaper and more stylish. I recommend this product.
October 26, 2014
Nice fit but big
I'm glad I read the reviews for picking a size. I am a solid size 8 in jeans, so went with the size 4 (2 sizes down, like what was suggested and the video helped too) and it fit perfect. It is not a stretch jean, but it wasn't super tight or sloppy baggy. Fit me at the waist (low waist) with a relaxed fit for room in the butt and the hip area (curvy fit, but doesn't make you look fat so you can feel confident off the bike and comfortable on the bike).
Hope this helps for picking a size for you. I recommend this jean.
October 9, 2014
they run very big
I ordered a Size 14, they are more like a size 18, so order a size or two smaller as they run very big. Had to send mine back.
June 5, 2014
Overall good product!
These are great comfortable jeans that can be worn on or off the bike. The sizes are way off though! I usually wear around an 8, and I ended up with a size 4 that still has a little extra room, so definitely take that into consideration. Other than that, no complaints! I haven't fallen with them on yet, so it's hard to say how much protection they offer. But they do feel solid and well-made.
September 30, 2013
Smallest pants I could find
I am 5 feet / 99 pound. I bought size 0, that was still huge. So I used my sewing machine, and now they fit perfect!
August 5, 2013
Not that great
This is the second pair I've tried on (size 2) and they are still HUGE! I'm 5'3" and 113lbs. I normally wear a size 5 in juniors or a size 4 in womens. I tried the size 6 first and those just fell right off me. Now the size 2 fits around the waist, but the legs and crotch area are baggy and fit like a mans pair of pants. They are not flattering by any means. If they would have fit, they do seem like they would be fairly comfortable to ride in. My only other concern is that they only have reinforced knees, I'd rather have a bit more protection because if I go down, I highly doubt I'll be sliding on just my knees. These don't seem to give much more protection than a regular pair of jeans. I'm going to try the Teknic Women's Venom Jeans instead.
March 26, 2013
Smallest Size Riding Pant Available
I've been searching high and low for a pair of riding pants that fit. I'm on the petite side (5'1", 100lbs) and normally I swear a size 24 or 0. I've tried on every brand imaginable and everything was really big. All other brands started at a 27 or larger in waist size. I found these in a size 0 and decided to give them a try. I still had to take them to a tailor to take in the waist and leg in order to have them fit properly (approximately 1/2" on both sides) but all in all, this is as good as it can get for someone of my stature.
The material is nice and comfortable. The reinforced padding is minimal but better than nothing. All in all, for $85 + tailoring cost, this was the most affordable way to go.
I will be purchasing a couple more just to have on hand. Shift was the only other brand that made a size 0 and they have discontinued the item completely (most likely due to lack of sales I'm assuming).
March 25, 2013