Rokker Original Jeans
Unfortunately, had to test the pant's safety, fortunately they performed excellently
I had a get off at about 60 mph on the highway wearing these jeans. I lowsided and landed in gravel and rolled and then slid to a stop. These jeans performed excellently. I did have a sprained knee (the one that hit first) because these lack armor. However, 10/10 on the crash test, the jeans did not even tear through to the lining, absolutely zero road rash or abrasion injury on my legs. I had one small tear on a seam on my knee, but that was it.
These jeans are pretty comfortable. Obviously they are heavier and warmer than average jeans, but I would not hesitate to wear them throughout the day. Also, they are very stylish. Perfect for the safety conscious commuter.
However, these jeans are incredibly expensive. I'm pretty sure these are the best abrasion resistant jeans money can buy (except I would opt for the pair with armor, at least in the knees). After extensive research I have not been able to find a pair of jeans with better abrasion protection, but I did find some jeans (hood and lean angle) that offer almost as good protection for half the cost.
I would still be wearing these if the stupid emt didn't cut them up. I am not sure whether I would buy these again. I'll either go with lean angle/hood (both of which come with armor), or buy the rokker armored jeans. Overall, 8/10 (minus 1 for price and no knee armor).
December 15, 2014
These pants look good feel good and look as though they are made well. If you can afford them buy them!
December 8, 2014
Excellent jeans, fits great even on a heavy guy
I was skeptical that these Rokker riding jeans would fit me properly. I am either a 42x30 or a 44x30 depending on the street jeans brand I try out. Height 5'10", weight 245lbs - most of my fit problem comes from tightness in the thighs, which I hate since I measure 28" at the widest part of the thigh. When I got the package from Revzilla (1 day after ordering, free shipping!) I was excited to try them on. They fit PERFECTLY and look stunning and stylish for sure. I could probably add a few inches in thigh thickness and still be more than comfortable wearing these jeans, but by no means do they look baggy on me. Very nice fit and great coloring / style. The interior protective lining is very soft against the leg, and though the jeans are heavy with the lining they feel very light after you put them on, soft and very flexible like thick cloth, no abrasion whatsoever. I wore them a few hours around the house sitting down and standing, excellent comfort and rear coverage to avoid the exposed butt crack when squatting. My Rokker jean size was 42x34 - I just have to cuff the bottom and it still looks great - no need to hem in my opinion especially if worm with motorcycle boots If you wear them with sneakers (why?) then you may have to hem at a tailor. Knee armor is sold separately and slides easily into position between the protective lining in the leg and the outside denim material. Thank you Revzilla phone support for helping me choose the proper size and getting the item to me lightning fast!
October 21, 2014
overall a great looking pair of riding pants!
Could use hip pads though.
October 6, 2014
Pricey, but well-made
These jeans are fully lined -- not just little Kevlar patches sewn onto the knees. As a result, they are substantial (some would say heavy). But they still move nicely as my average to slightly plump body moves on the bike (and off).
Of course, since they're 100% textile, they still stay plenty cool at speed. If I expected lots of time stopped, I might look for a lighter, cooler option. Otherwise, however, they are great pants for just about everything but track days.
September 29, 2014
I love these things
I got the original Rokkers and they fit as advertised. Go to any store and try on a pair of Levi 501s and that's the size you order. The double layer thing does add weight, but I find it comforting and not burdensome. They do block the wind, light rain, and the sting of road debris and the occasional larger insect. The best part is, I was really afraid they'd be very hot for summer riding and I couldn't have been more wrong. The inner lining is very comfortable on my legs...also a welcome relief because I thought that, perhaps, the lining would be rough. On top of all of that, they look like a normal pair of jeans. I really could have done without the cute little flame thing on the pocket though.
The only time I'm on the bike without them is for the occasional work commute when I'm forced to wear my business casual khakis....at which times I feel vastly unprotected.
I do wish the Originals came with a zipper option though....the exact same fit, but with the zipper. I carry when I'm on, and off, the bike. Taking a leak with the extra weight on my belt and having to undo the belt to get to the buttons requires a fair amount of discretion and dexterity. Having a zipper means I can take a leak without undoing the top button or the belt....and things that need to remain secure and concealed remain that way.
I think the Raw version has a zipper, but they only come in black. So either the Raw needs to come in a denim color, or the Original needs a zipper.
But that's a minor quibble. These are great jeans for riding. I won't be on the bike without them if given the choice.
August 24, 2014
Excellent product with great feel and protection. The liner is super comfortable and the protection fits well. Fits like 501 Levi jeans just as Revzilla suggested. Rokker puts all other riding jeans in the dust. I am a loyal customer of Rokker jeans already. Thanks to Andy M. & Revzilla for grade A+ CS.
July 26, 2014
They're simply amazing
Based on some of the reviews, I was a bit worried as I have large thighs and calves and was afraid they'd be too tight. I also heard the jeans were too narrow to fit over long boots.
When I got them, I was relieved because they fit well, but with little extra room. I thought there's no way the knee armor let alone the hip D30 armor I'd also bought could fit in there.
Well, I had to give it a try and to my amazement somehow the pads fit in without making the pants feel tighter. Completely amazing. I was able to get the knee pads exactly where I need them and the hip pad pocket is in just the right place.
I wear TCX Infinity boots and my calves are so big I'm at the open end of the velcro range. Looked hopeless, but I tried and was able to slide the jean's inner liner (which also moved the denim outer layer) slowly over the wide top end of the boot and then I was home free.
I'm extremely impressed...this reminds me of my Klim Badlands jacket; just the absolute best quality...the kind you don't mind paying more to get.
June 13, 2014