Rokker Red Selvage Jeans
Rocker saved my booty
For starters, I want to say Revzilla is wonderful.
Now, to my review. I should start by saying, most reviews on here have not actually tested these jeans for what they are made for. I did, unfortunately. I received these jeans as a gift from a worry wart of a mom. Now, let me say, they were a welcomed gift, but ended up being a gift in a completely different way. A way I had hoped would never be needed. But they were put to the tes in a big way on 111415.
I should start by saying, I buy a lot of stuff. I have never felt so compelled to review a product. But, the way this product saved me, it is most deserving of praise.
First off, yes, they are pricey. Yes, they are heavy. But, from the day I received them, I was shocked at their high quality, and the super fashionable look that they have. I have 300 dollar diesel jeans from Saks, that don't even hold a candle to my Rokkers. And the diesels, well, in a crash will be worthless.
Now, lets talk functionality. After all, we pay almost 500 dollars for jeans because, lets face it, its cheaper than road rash, and skin graphs, and a heck of a lot less painful. And now, I can testify to how wonderful these jeans are. Unfortunately, my girlfriend didn't have on Rokkers, and she is paying the price.
Friday, November 13th, 2015. My girlfriend and I are home trying to decide what to do. It was one of the first cool nights of the year in florida, as winter has decided to skip us. We were choosing between fishing, and going for a motorcycle ride to have a nice dinner on St Pete Beach. She really wanted to go for a ride, so, that was what we did.
We rode to the beach, over the skyway, on a beautiful fall night. It was perfect. We ate outside, at a beach bar and grill. It was about 1130 when we decided to ride home. As we rode south along the beach, to the toll exit, to cross the bridge, I was very surprised to find the toll booth closed. There was a sign, exact change only, and it was 75 cents. I had a quarter, and a bunch of bills. We sat at the toll for about 10 minutes, trying to decide what to do. We considered covering my tag and sneaking through, or just driving through and getting a bill in the mail. But I am a police officer, and my conscience would not let me do either. So, I found a side road and looped around back to the beach. My original plan was to go to a 7-11, and get change, but it was so nice out, I decided to drive to the next bridge, which I believe was Treasure Island, and cross at that bridge. Big mistake. I ended up getting lost in a bad part of town, and eventually found my way back to I275. I ventured southbound, and worked my way to the toll booth to cross the sunshine skyway bridge. I paid my 1.25, and started my crossing. It was windy, the wind was out of the east, and was pushing me towards the wall. I was forced to go a meager 65 mph on my fJR, but was enjoying the amazing weather and views. I was driving next to a white pickup truck in the left lane.
Out of nowhere, a red Honda Accord was speeding up the left lane. My visual estimate would be 110 or more. The car was obviously upset that the pickup truck was in the fast lane, and not moving over. He also , obviously, didn't see me. He flew up behind the truck, and attempted to do a high speed. close call, A hole pass, to make a point to the truck that he was in the fast lane. I saw him at the last millisecond making this move. Instantly, I saw a headlight in my mirrors, and then, the most explosive, violent hit, that I could ever imagine, from behind. My girlfriend and I slammed the hood of this car, and then slid off of the passenger side of the car. She slid and flew at least 150 feet. I slid and flew at least 200 feet. It was the most helpless, terrifying, and brutal 5 seconds of each of our lives. I was waiting to flop over the wall and fall hundreds of feet to my death. I was also wondering when i was going to stop tumbling. She told me afterwards that she was thinking the exact same things. When I finally did stop, and surveyed myself, and realized that by some miracle I was in one piece, I then was overcome with the fear of either finding my girlfriend dead, or not finding her and realizing she had fallen off the bridge to her death. I worked my way to my feet, and stumbled down the bridge. I was shocked to find my girlfriend stumbling up the bridge looking for me. She was covered in road rash and beat up. Nothing was broken, somehow. I, however, was only beat to a pulp. I was wearing a V"""on Jacket, Shoei X12 helmet, Heavy Danner boots, Icon Gloves, and Yes, amazing ROKKER Jeans. I slid for a long way on my back and backside. My jacket was rubbed raw, but the back protector, and leather saved me. My boots were also rubbed good. Gloves also. MY jeans, however, were torn to shreds. In the knees and in the butt. But only the denim. The inner material, which I can only describe as magical, was unaffected, and looked as new. IT SAVED MY BUTT AND KNEES COMPLETELY. I am forever indebted to these jeans. I would not be sitting for months.
Now, I am on percosets, and muscle relaxers, and in pain internally, but my skin is nearly completely in tact. I owe it all to my gear, and sadly, my girlfriend wasn't so lucky. She has lots of road rash. It is a miracle that we lived. We cant stop talking about it, because there is no way to convey the impact and violence that we felt. The car was going well over 100 mph.
There is no explanation as to why I am still here. But, if my story can convince one person to wear ATGATT, that could be the reason. I have always believed you get what you pay for, and skimping on safety gear is not a good way to cut corners. If you are on the fence about Rokker Jeans, because of the price, DO IT. Worth every penny. You never know when a reckless driver may rear end you at 110 miles per hour.
November 18, 2015
I purchased these riding jeans a few weeks ago and logged over 500 miles. Great fit on the waist...a little long on the length. Overall a very well made product.
August 10, 2015
I was swimming in Rokker original jeans, went a size down with these low rise jeans and could barely fit a leg. If you can get the fit right, these are awesome for protection, but maybe too heavy for high temperature riding. It is a full liner underneath heavy denim. When I lose some weight I will be back for this product.
July 24, 2015
May Be The Best...
...overall single product I have bought from Revzilla. And that includes alot of stuff, I basically send Anthony my paycheck and he sends me Moto stuff...
The Rokker Red Selvage manages the trick of being both extremely protective and cleverly technical, while, at the same time, being one of the best jeans, of any kind, I've owned. My usual jeans, by comparison, are Seven for Mankind Slimmy. That's not a cheap pair of jeans, and Rokkers are now my go to on the bike or not. The Red/Sel fits almost exactly the same as those. As Anthony discusses, these are a slim fit for sure. I have to do a bit of work to get them off, over my calves, for example. Fit is very personal but these are perfect.
I will say that although they tell you that they don't stretch at all, due to the liner, my experience is that they do stretch...a bit.
Something also great about these is the liner. It is brilliantly made, as it slides with your leg as you move, working far better, IMHO, than any jeans I've worn that do not have any stretch in them. Extremely comfortable on and off the bike. Yes, they will get hot in around +80 degrees, give or take, but if you're moving they're great.
The quality of the denim is absolutely top drawer. And, at that price, they better be. The buy in is quite steep, but, ya know what...I'd buy another pair, no question.
July 13, 2015
Great Product. Slim Fit.
They are great riding jeans. The lining is comfortable and they fit similar to slim fit jeans.
September 11, 2014
Low key protection
I bought these because I just moved to Southern California and knew that I was going to be spending a lot more time on the motorcycle commuting and that my legs were my criticL vulnerability when it came to protection. I wanted pants that provided protection, yet I could walk into a restaurant or work and blend in. This fit the bill for the most part.
First off, they don't look like the photo. The wash is much darker. One of the rokker videos Anthony says that he is wearing his rokker red selvage jeans and that's a better indicator of the wash and cut. The Levis 501s and the rokker originals fit like your dad's jeans. These are a more modern styling that I prefer, but I'm not a huge fan of how low the back pockets are on your legs or the little flame embellishment on the pocket, but that's minor.
These jeans feel heavy, both holding them in your hand and when you're wearing them. It makes sense given that there are two layers cleverly disguised into one pant, but you can feel the weight and thickness when you try to throw your leg over the bike and the pants don't quite slide or give against your skin like normal jeans. Then again, you don't want normal jeans because you buy these things because of the liner and protection.
I can't really speak for the protection, and hope I never will. As far as the water resistance, I was caught in a light shower and my legs never got wet through the pants, but it did seem like it took the pants significantly longer to dry than regular jeans.
All in all, I think this is the best choice out there that meets my needs of low key protection, but it's definitely at a price. It's hard to justify the money at the time of purchase, but I know I'll be glad I was wearing them if I ever go down.
August 2, 2014
Bought these strictly for protection and am happy
If it weren't for the silly fancy pockets they'd be perfect! And I would prefer a zip fly
July 7, 2014
Pricey, but stylish...
Feels like your protected and can give you a false sense of security. Im still skeptical but definitely dont want to test them out haha! I would recommend leathers over these but I live in texas and its too dang hot so I opted for the rokkers. If you want at least some sort of protection they definitely fit the bill...but they are I warn tight in the crotch! I havent had any heat issues yet so I would say they breathe quite well, even on a panigale! Well made, decent fit (except crotch) and look nice.
June 30, 2014