Scorpion Covert Jeans
Great in some ways, OK in others.
Got these because I wanted something to hold me over until I could buy some nice leathers. They feel well made with good materials. The denim is thicker than typical jeans these days and it has the Kevlar material, which is why I bought them.
Only real downside is they are sort of baggie, so maybe not too fashionable depending on what your style is.
The other thing is the knee pads which I bought later. When standing they are in the perfect position but seated they basically ride up on my quads and no longer cover my knees at all. So that feels quite awkward and I figure you have about a 20% chance that they might make it back down to your knees in the event of a crash.
So don't waste your money on putting the knee pads in these, better to get some strap ons.
January 23, 2015
Great fit and style
I tried other Kevlar jeans, but found them to be too tight or too baggy. The Scorpion jeans fit true to size.
January 19, 2015
Fit just regular jeans and looks like one but much more is going on
It is certainly an excellent motorcycle jean With The look and style of a good pair of regular jeans , but with the benefits of many more expensive ones my new favorite jeans
bang for the buck
January 8, 2015
Untested but Confident
As with most protective gear, we all hope for it to go untested as long as possible.
I was looking for a pair of riding jeans that didn't look like riding jeans at all and Scorpion was the only one to deliver for a reasonable price. The secret to their stealth is the fact that they did a full liner of combined Kevlar and mesh. With this full liner there was no need to stitch the Kevlar to the denim mid leg.
The jeans have a nice, slim fit that is comfortable for riding and looks good off the bike. If I had any comments about the fitment, I'd ask for a boot cut. I think it goes without saying that enough of riding community wears boots that it would be good offering to riders.
The only uncomfortable experience I had with the jeans is that the velcro for the kneepad pocket had sharp corners that would scratch my knees when riding. I just trimmed off the corners, making sure not to clip the stitching, and everything is fine now.
January 7, 2015
+ They look like dark wash jeans
+ They wear almost like a regular (though heavy) pair o' jeans
+ Available SAS-Tec armor in the knees
+ A square kilometer of kevlar
+ Thanks to the mesh, they don't stick when it's hot
+ Cheapest pair of kevlar-jeans I've seen
- Not quite mom jeans, but not fashionable
- SAS-Tec armor doesn't come stock (and can be hard to get)
- How do you hem jeans with mesh inside?
- There are better looking alternatives with slightly less protection
Overall: Wearing them is certainly better than wearing those jeans you bought at the thrift shop. Save the money you've been spending on fair-trade organic espresso shots and get yourself a pair.
December 24, 2014
Good for town riding or blue jeans friday at work without having to wear separate riding pants. Knee pads are unnoticeable when installed. Dark color is nice and quality/sytle is better than your typical blue jeans brand.
December 15, 2014
Good for colder climates and thicker-legged men.
Pants fit very comfy for a guy who lifts and has legs that are substantially larger than your average man. Unless you are overweight...
I found that in summer the kevlar lining obviously makes it sweatier than normal pants but in colder climates it works very well as an insulator and windbreaker.
I have no experience with fitting armor in it. Pants fit loosely though and swinging a leg over your bike is easy enough to warrant the looseness of the pants.
December 11, 2014
Looks and feels great
Thses Kevlar lined jeans fit true to size without making you look like a storm trooper. I use these when going out to places where leather would just be awkward like work on Fridays or to friends houses. I wish at this price point they included the knee protection buy very glad they have Kevlar in places other riding jeans don't. Sans the included knee protection they get dinged in value for money. Apart from that I highly recommend these.
December 8, 2014