Some of the best reinforced jeans I've tried, with one major flaw.
I have tried several models of kevlar-reinforced jeans over the past couple of years, and am always looking for good protective pants that look like clothes instead of safety gear. These fit as described (apparently Scorpion didn't use a fit-model with the physique of Jabba the Hutt like many manufacturers seem to do) and the quality of the heavy-weight denim seems excellent. The Kevlar lining seems more extensive than in most others I've tried as well, and the armor pockets are just the right size to fit the Forcefield armor I like (though for the hip armor it takes a little stretching of the pockets.) The only flaw is the position of the pockets for the knee armor. They are too high up on the leg, so the armor is right over my knees when standing, but is over my thighs, leaving the knees exposed, when riding. That should be fixable with some tailoring -- but it would be nice if that wasn't required.
April 21, 2014
Great bang for the buck
I wanted something that would provide better protection than normal street clothes but didn't stand out when off the bike. These pants fit the bill. They have a TON of Kevlar especially for the $. Sizing was spot on with the usual longer length for when you are on the bike. Only thing I would change would be to lighten the color.
April 21, 2014
If you're looking for a pair of riding jeans that look like regular jeans, look no further. So many of them have extra seams, fit too tight, fit too baggy, or generally just make you look like an idiot when you're not on the bike. Finally a brand figured it out, you want to look like a normal person when you're not on the bike.
The fit was true to size, and the material is actually more comfortable than my Levi's. As soon as they're back in stock I'm scooping up another pair.
April 15, 2014
I bought these because I wanted something to protect me that looked better than wearing full motorcycle gear everywhere. These jeans definitely fit the bill and I feel very confident that they will protect me in a crash.
Fit: The jeans fit to size. I ordered the size I normally wear and they fit comfortably. I believe they will fit comfortably even when I order the hip pads also. The only complaint I have on fit is that the crotch is very low. I end up having to pull the pants up when I sit on the bike or they will ride up.
Armor: The knee pad pockets are too low. I tried wearing knee pads in them and they did not sit in the right place. Since they are not adjustable, I will need to wear separate knee pads instead.
Overall, I like these jeans and would order them again.
April 15, 2014
Great fit, good look and protection!
These jeans are very good - great fit and hardly even know there's protection inside. You can wear these wherever, not just on bike!
April 14, 2014
Perfect fit and great protection
Ordered these because they actually look like normal jeans and are fully lined with Kevlar to just under the knee. Also fit my inseam perfectly, 34.
April 14, 2014
Can't beat the price, quality and comfort of these jeans.
Revzilla is awesome!
While on the hunt for some riding jeans for commute and short trips I came across the video for these jeans. People gave them good reviews and it looked like they will fit the bill. I watched the video review here and decided to visit my local Levi's retailer so I can check the fit with a pair of 501's. I was a size 36" on the Levi's so I order that size for these jeans. They arrived and fit exactly like those 501's. Very happy with the fitment. Long enough so I can have my boots covered while riding. I am a 32" inseam.
April 12, 2014
Stylish yet flawed
In town discrete style? -Check. Unfortunately that is where it stops.
I applaud Scorpion on daring to finally release a pair of jeans without obscene stitching lines all over the legs. Serious kudos to you and the design team. From the outside, these look and fit just like my favorite 501's. The Raw indigo wash is professional enough for the modern office and I can see them fading beautifully.
Unfortunately that is where the praise stops. The Kevlar liner is thinner than the actual jean and maybe a third of the thickness rivals like the Drayko Renegade use (in attached pictures- the Drayko is on the right). Even with the knee and hip pads (sold separately), I would be seriously concerned going down over 30mph in a pair of these.
April 10, 2014