Speed and Strength Rust and Redemption Jeans
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
Not a comfortable product but great style.
I ordered 32 waist while I usually wear 30 but it's still not comfortable at the calf and knee area. The knee protection armor keeps hurting the lower leg portion during normal walk. The jeans is comfortable for riding and looks great but doesn't have enough protection at the hip area.
April 13, 2015
Painful to wear
Extremely painful behind your knee. When I went and sat on my bike with them it was just terrible. With the pads out, it's no big deal, they feel fine. But with the knee pads in, they just really hurt the back of your leg there. I couldn't wear them for 20 minutes.
I'm 6' tall, I weigh 180 lbs- somewhere between average and slim. I normally wear 33W 32L pants, I ordered 34x32. Still too tight in the waist. Pockets were useless because of how tight they were. I wear skinny jenny jeans, and even by skinny jeans standards, these pants were small. Where most skinny jeans' material will stretch a little for comfort, these don't stretch at all- except the actual stretch panels of course.
If it weren't for the stretch panels, there is no way you'd even be able to sit down in these. But honestly, because they are there, this isn't a really an issue. In the end, my only complaint is the intense discomfort on the back of my knees.
April 13, 2015
Great if you don't work out legs
My waist is 32" in Levis 514 and these fit perfect on my waist but around my crotch, thigh, butt areas, they were a bit too snug for comfort. Returning these. Overall, I like the look and the knee protection really cups your knees.
These are slightly tighter than 514s if you squat. I'm not even a heavy squatter. 5'8, currently 185lbs and probably 17% bodyfat
April 7, 2015
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