Speed and Strength Rust and Redemption Jeans
This fits is true to size, keep in mind that this is a euro fit.
These are really stylish and will look good when I hit the town in them. I can keep my swagger going why these on the weekends.
March 29, 2015
Very good looking jeans, fit is a little bit tight in the thighs but my size 34/32 is perfect!
March 27, 2015
Great style and protection
Why I bought these:
I bought these because I needed new jeans to casually wear around town and also wanted motorcycle pants seeing that I don't own any. This seemed like a great way to get two birds for the price of one, as they looked stylish and have large DePont Kevlar patches in the seat and knees, along with rubber knee armor that is dense yet flexible. I have to say I like them and my girlfriend says I look "badass."
What you should consider:
With most motorcycle gear, you aren't going to see a lot of pictures online giving you an idea what it would look like, let alone a brick and mortar store to try them on, and so, you have to roll the dice sometimes. Luckily for me, they fit as I was hoping and expecting. I bought these jeans in my usual jean size and have no complaints. I would say these jeans are modern fit, in that they aren't skinny jeans, but they do have a close taper down the leg. Mine fit like they do in the model picture. If you are up in the air on these I would try some Slim jeans on at GAP in your size. I have some jeans like that, and these fit identically.
With the knee armor in, the jeans will be tighter in the lower leg. I like that feeling because I know the pads won't shift to the sides of my leg in case of a low side or high side. Because of this, the armor will make it slightly uncomfortable to walk around in these jeans, but you can just remove the armor easily through the sleeves on the front of the pants that the armor slides into.
Lastly, due to the modern fit, these pants limit your ability to stretch your legs side to side. Putting my leg over my bike is a slight inconvenience, but overall I'm pleased with my purchase.
These jeans provide a nice combination of style and protection. They are a bit pricey, but I like knowing I look fly and get to add some individuality to my riding.
I hope this review helps your decision.
March 13, 2015
these pants are my first...
These pants are my first purchase... I put them on & the fit was good comfortable & they look good. I live in jersey so haven't had the chance to ride in them yet... but I would recommend these because I'm pretty sure they are better than waring regular jeans...
March 9, 2015
Get these if you are fine with skinny jeans.
I bought these jeans because I was looking for leg protection, but also wanted something that looks casual and can pass off as regular jeans when I am not on my bike. I ultimately picked this pair because of the "slim fit" and the good reviews about how they can pass off as designer jeans.
I am 5'5" and ordered a 30x30 since I usually wear Diesel "slim fit" 30x30 which is perfect for me. When I got these and tried them on for the first time, I noticed they were a lot tighter than normal "slim fit". The thighs and crotch area feel pretty comfortable, however the knee area and calves are pretty tight. I would say these jeans actually feel like something between "skinny fit" and "slim fit". The bottom of these jeans will probably not go over most riding shoes since it's not a boot cut.
As far as comfort, I rode in these jeans for an hour today and can definitely feel it being a little too tight. After 30 minutes of riding, I started feeling the pressure behind my knees and thighs. The crotch area however was roomy and feels pretty good (which is more important).
As far as protection goes, the armor in the knees has adjustable height attached by velcros which is accessible through the front of the jeans. I feel that these jeans are designed excellent for protection since my entire kneecap is covered when I am in the riding position.
Air flow is perfect for my area where weather is around 65-75 most of the year. These jeans are made of 1 layer of kevlar denim and doesn't have extra lining. I rode around 70 degree weather today and it feels thicker and more insulated compared to riding with regular jeans, with a small amount of air to cool inside.
Bottom line is that this is a great pair of jeans but is tighter on the bottom than "slim fit" jeans. I will be keeping them since they still look pretty good when I'm not on the bike and wearing normal shoes, and it provides great protection.
March 7, 2015
Very comfortable jeans for the price.
The jeans are a lot darker in person compared to the picture. They're more of a dark blue color. The fit is a little weird compared to fashion jeans. Im 5'7" 150 lbs and normally wear 30-32 depending on the brand but these are different.
32 fit me pretty loose around the waist and the kneepads were at shin level until I realized I was wearing them incorrectly. You have to pull them up to your belly. I usually dont wear jeans that high but these seem like they were designed to be worn at belly button level with your shirt tucked in Dad style. With the jeans at belly level and my shirt tucked and my belt on, the jeans were surprisingly comfortable. It looks goofy until you put your jacket on. Would probably fit better on a taller person. The styles nice the only thing I don't like is the frilly spandex denim patch above the knee. They're effective, but they look weird in riding position. Anyway my girl thinks they look great on me so no worries in that department.
I had to play around with the knee pads until I found the sweet spot, the pads have a velcro strip running down the center and the pad liner is also velcro so they're adjustable.
On the bike: They breathe really well, my legs don't feel like theyre choking and the elastic is in all the right places on the jeans. Only problem is that after an hours ride my left knee started to become irritated from the pad placement and friction, but I think I just need to reposition it because my right knee was fine.
Only thing I dont like about them, the fit and finish can't be compared to Levis or any big name denim makers. There are a lot of loose threads and stuff on the inside but nothing that really gets in the way of the function of the jeans. The kevlar liner looks like its in there pretty well and thats what matters.
February 20, 2015
Obviously these fit a bit better with the knee pads out, but when the protection is in they become tighter in the lower half. I'm 6'0" weigh 160lbs and normally wear 32x30 in Levi's 511 skinny jeans. The 32x32 i received fit pretty perfectly if you're used to a skinny jean fit.
January 26, 2015
Looks good, moderate protection, runs a bit small
For reference, I am 5'8", 175lbs, ~14% body fat. I originally purchased a size 32x32 (32x30 was out of stock), and could barely get them on/off. Returned and got a size 36x30 and they fit much better. However, I would probably have been better off getting 34x30, as with a belt on the jeans bunch up a bit at the waist. Unfortunately that size was out of stock as well. I'd rather deal with a bunched up waist that I don't feel and nobody else sees than have to cuff or tailor a pair with a longer inseam and smaller waist, so I didn't think it was that much of an issue.
The removable kneepads sit exactly where they should when I'm on the bike. These don't really feel any heavier/hotter than a normal pair of jeans.
Overall I'm satisfied with them, I feel they would provide a moderate amount of protection in a crash (definitely moreso than a regular pair of jeans) and I like the styling. If I had been able to get a better fitting pair (I think the 34x30 would be perfect for me) I'd even wear them off the bike (after removing the knee pads). Pretty good price for what you get.
November 25, 2014