Speed and Strength Rust and Redemption Jeans
Too small behind the knees with armor to be useable
I picked these up knowing that they might feel skinny. They are simply too tight behind the knee and in the calves to be worn let alone on a motorcycle with the armor in. The main selling point was the armor in them and I wanted a fitted fit. I can't even bend my knees...
I am 155 lbs, 6ft, lanky with a distance runner build AKA the exact person that should be able to fit into skinnier jeans.
If you are able to fit in yours you'll be pleased. The waist and inseam fits true. The protection looks solid and felt good.
Overall I can't recommend it because it probably won't fit you.
June 19, 2015
Decent jeans, could use some improvements
Let me begin by saying that I bought these jeans because they were the only ones I could find that were kevlar reinforced and didn't make my lower body look like a shapeless lump. I like the fitted shape, and the faded wash. I have been using them about 3 times a week for the last 3 months. I have not been able to test their slideability (thank goodness), but they feel very durable and well constructed.
Now, let's get into some of the more annoying features:
These jeans fit rather large in my case. I have a 32" inseam and a 30" waist, so I ordered the 30x32. When these jeans arrived, I was disappointed to discover that they were much too large in the waste, as well as to long in the legs. Not a huge deal, as I can simply wear a belt and roll the legs up a bit. However, they were much more slim fitting than I expected. I have an athletic build and they were almost skin tight on me. Not a big deal for me, but anybody with a larger frame should be weary before purchasing these.
The looks of these jeans are a bit frilly for my taste. When looking at them on the computer, I thought I would be able to pass them off as regular jeans without too much trouble. WRONG!! The stretch panels are obnoxious and stick out like a sore thumb. I live in Wisconsin. We don't wear jeans with elastic up here. I ended up talking my friends mother who was a tailor for 20 years into taking out the stretch panels and putting regular denim in instead. After, they look so much better, and can now pass off as ordinary (albeit fashionable) jeans. I'll include a picture in my review of the new jeans once I have one. Overall, they will look fine if you normally dress with frilly clothing, but they are NOT subtle at all.
The armor is uncomfortable. That is all there is to it. It doesn't flex at all. None. Also, because of the fitted nature of the pants, when in the riding position it causes the material in the back of the knees to chafe, causing irritation to the back of my knees. I moved the armor to the lowest possible position in the pants and it got a bit better, but still very uncomfortable for rides over 20 minutes. I may look into more flexible knee protectors to replace them with to see if that helps.
Overall, these pants are a decent pair of riding jeans. Just know what you're getting yourself into. If you're looking for a comfortable, subtle pair of riding pants, these are not it. If you're looking for a frilly, fashionable, protective pant, this is definitely it.
June 14, 2015
Knee Armor very unconfortable
I bought these jeans because I wanted something to take to my work and that would offer some protection without having to change once I get to my destination. I have to say that the looks of these Jeans are pretty good and I have got complements for it, one thing that I must say is that the knee armor is very uncomfortable if you are sitting and after 3 hours I had to take it out because it was just too annoying, I think the same would hold true for long rides, I wish it had some extra padding.
I don't have particularly wide tights so it fits me fairly good, however if you have wider legs it might not fit comfortably
the overall built of the jean is good, however I seem to have got a defective jean and there is some threading coming off from the zipper area. I have already contacted customer support and see if there is something that can be done.
May 26, 2015
great pair of riding jeans
I wear skinny jeans so i wanted something a little tighter fitting than some of the other brands and this hit the mark. True to size. They look great and comfortable.
May 18, 2015
love the pants
the pants are great. i didn't pay much attention to the reviews and wish i did in terms of fitment. if you have big or muscular legs, these pants will not be comfortable. they're fit for slim guys. i had to remove the knee pads for a better fit, but it's still tight around the knee and calf area.
will always do business with revzilla though. great company, fast shipping.
May 14, 2015
Stylish without pretense
Just picked this jeans up, and I have to say that they are super comfortable and a heck of a lot more stylish than the other pair of riding jeans I have (Scorpion Covert). They look like a pair of straight leg jeans, to me. Some say they look more like "skinny" jeans, but I would differ as I'm not super skinny and I still have room to shift the pant legs around. The amount of Kevlar isn't the most I've seen, but it covers the areas more likely to scrape very well. The outer access to the knee armor alone is a deal sealer for me. Some people have complained that the waist leaves too much room compared to the "thinner" legs, and I think that that is a deliberate choice from S&S to allow more room when sitting on the bike (especially a sport bike) I've attached a picture of me wearing them along with the S&S Dogs of War jacket... I'm really digging this season's getup.. Honestly, it feels like I'm wearing my normal style of clothing without having to worry about getting mangled in a slide. What else could one want?
Weight: 157 lbs
Pant size: 34" x 30"
Jacket size: Medium
April 28, 2015
These jeans are exactly what I expected. I think they are actually pretty good for the price point. I normally wear a 31x30 and that's what I ordered. The waste gives me plenty of room to tuck something in and the belt loops are a good size. The pockets are nice and deep, as well. The accordion panels on the knees and around the rear hips are great and give a ton of flex. The protection pads are a little hassle to take in and out but not bad. And, the knee pads definitely rub on my knee caps after too much walking around, but overall they are comfortable to ride in and definitely look the part. If you're looking for something to blend in when you're off-bike, these won't work. The color is a genuine denim-blue as it appears in the video.
April 22, 2015
Stylish, good value, not too comfortable
First of all, these are good looking jeans and I get plenty of compliments on them. They do fit very snugly and if you have muscular thighs they will be skin tight. That in itself is not a problem, except that they are also tight around the knees and the knee armor causes quite a bit of discomfort when off the bike. I'm hoping this will lessen over time.
April 20, 2015