Scorpion Covert Jeans
Missing a couple of details
I've worn these about 3 days a week for 3 months commuting to and from work. When I ordered the Scorpion Coverts, I also ordered the recommended knee and hip armor. The jeans are true to size and I happen to be the right size so that I didn't need to hem the jeans. The recommended knee and hip armor fit the pockets perfectly, but the knee pockets are of poor design. Specifically, in each leg there is one pocket with six sets of Velcro (3 at the top and three at the bottom) to hold the knee pad in place.
I had to use the top position, which means that the knee pocket would be way too low for someone with shorter legs who had to hem their jeans. At first, this seemed marginally satisfactory since when I sat in the bike the knee armor seemed to be in an optimal position (see photo "seated on bike". If I straighten my legs, the top of the armor is in the center of my knee cap, which leaves me thinking that it wouldn't help in the event of a bump and slide down the pavement. (see 2 photos "knee pads at shin"). The jeans were brand new in the photos, but haven't faded or shrank much since purchase, even after repeated washing in warm water.
Besides the initial positioning, the design of the pocket relies too much on Velcro allows the knee pad to shift over time and the Velcro to chew up the skin on your shin.
Another gripe is they only come with five belt loops (like some dress pants) instead of seven like most jeans. This doesn't keep the back of the jeans up and straight around the waist.
Aside from these two issues, the denim, zipper, seams and button are first rate. The Kevlar is soft and very comfortable. If you don't plan to use the knee armor, then you'll probably think the jeans are worth the price.
August 27, 2016
Effective protection with casual appearance
I bought the Scorpion covert jeans because I don't want to look like a superhero every time I ride my bike. They do run long in the leg, though I assume that is because it's easier to roll up the leg/hem than it is to make it longer. They do feel slightly heavier than your normal everyday jeans, but that's to be expected due to the linings included.
I took a fall in these sans armor inserts at around 30 mph. There was a roughly quarter-sized hole in the denim but as expected the kevlar was still together. My knee was still abraded through the material however, so I recommend getting the inserts.
August 2, 2016
I bought these jeans for a little extra protection in case of an accident and they did exactly what I wanted. Worth every penny! I was in an accident 3 days ago. A lady in a mini van blew a stop sign and I T-Boned her front fender at around 40-50 mph. I took all of the impact below the belt and was launched like a man out of a cannon over her van and down the pavement. I have road rash on my arms because I wasn't wearing a jacket, (it was a hot day sometimes I take my chances) but nothing below the belt no road rash. the inner crotch of the jeans ripped on impact because I sort of did a split into my handle bars and my jeans fit a little snug ever since my wife put them in the dryer one day. (hang dry only read the tags) I will definitely be buying another pair once I can ride again. Other than the ripped crotch, the pants look like the day I bought them. My bike is totaled. I have small scuff marks on my legs sort of like rope burn from the inner lining of the pants it barely broke the skin. It was a hot day and these pants are quite warm, but I am so glad I wore them.
July 27, 2016
If you let Scorpin rip you off, they definitely will!
Before I ordered these I though perhaps the other reviews may have been wrong and when I sat down knee pads would come up to my knees. Not at all the case, there is a major, major design flaw with the location of the knee pads for these paints but if people keep buying these without returning them, Scorpin will keep selling this garbage and laugh all the way to the bank. I am a person who can't stand when companies rip people off simply because they know they can get away with it. I return all of my Scorpin jeans because of this and I would suggest a boycot of Scorpin until they fix this obvious design flaw. If you let Scorpin rip you off they DEFINITELY WILL!!!!l
July 15, 2016
Great Low Profile Riding Jeans
These jeans are great for riding when you want some extra protection without looking like a doofus. They truly look and feel like a normal pair of jeans to the outside world. It's nice to not need to cary around a pair of riding pants after I hop off my bike
Comfortable while riding
Blend in with non-riding mortals
Long enough to cover boots while tucked
No Hip protection
The fly covering the zipper tends to stay open so my zipper, although zipped up, is almost always showing
Knee pad velcro becomes irritating while not riding
June 28, 2016
Great Commuting Pants
I'm using this pants for mainly commuting and they are great and comfortable. I also bought knee and hip pads for it. I cannot even tell if I have the hip pads they are that comfortable but I cannot say the same thing for the knee pads. While I'm riding they are fine but when I start walking they poke my knees. Fortunately they are easy to remove. I haven't ridden with this pants lower than 55F or higher than 90F and so far so good. Just follow the Revzilla sizing recommendation. I wear 32-32 or 32-34 jeans and I bought size 32 for this pants and it fit great. I would recommend this jeans.
June 28, 2016
Good jeans for the price
I am 5ft 9in, 240lbs and wear a size 40 in jeans. They fit tightly but no room for armour. I would have to size up to a 42 to wear armour, then they would be too big. Since im short and fat the jeans must be hemmed and the knee armour area is at my shins.
June 28, 2016
Good stuff - as advertised
Comfortable on and off the bike. Fit the same as my Levis. SAS-TEC armor fits nicely and aligns nicely when riding.
June 14, 2016