Speed and Strength Rust and Redemption Jeans
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
Looks and Feels Great
I recently purchased a pair Speed and Strength Rust and Redemption Jeans. After a I couple rides I am very happy with the purchase.
The first thing I really liked about these is they fit very well. I am 5'8'' and normally wear a 36x29 in jeans. I ordered 36x30 they fit a very well. These jeans a slim fit and stay in place well while riding and walking. They are a little tight in the crotch area though, which limited my flexibility a bit on my first ride with them (I ride a standard bike - 1990 Yamaha Radian YX600), but after a couple rides I feel way more comfortable with them.
On the protection side of things, the material seems very thick and sturdy. The knee pads seem pretty tough and cover my knees perfectly when I am on my bike. I have seen some other people who are worried about the pads being removable (which seems like a valid concern), but the pockets that hold them seem so tight that I doubt they would just fall out.
I think the style of the jeans look good. They go over my boots well and I actually don't mind walking around in them. The do get a little hot though do to the thick material.
Overall these seems like a great purchase. Hopefully they will hold up well down the road.
October 13, 2014
If these fit you, you might need to see a doctor ;)
Honestly, it feels like they sewed a pair of size 26" ladies lower legs onto these. Impossibly thin fit on shins/calves.
I bought the 32x30 since I'm more of a size 31" waist with short legs. I weigh about 158lb and I'm about 5'7". I do have well toned legs, so it's possible these are just meant for really skinny people. But, honestly, these were large in the waist and crotch, even the thighs. But I could barely get my calves into the lower leg portion of the jeans. And when I did, the armor was leaving massive dents in my shins.
I don't know if I just got a bad pair with a defective cut, or if this is a normal fit. I buy a lot of jeans, and I've never run into a fit like this before. At first I thought it might just be the armor, but... nah, those lower legs are like fork covers.
Gonna try something else I guess :\
p.s. The styling on these isn't bad, but it's a little bit like something you'd wear to a Bon Jovi concert in the 80's
October 4, 2014
It's unusual to have jeans fit this well without a fitting session but these did. They are super comfortable to wear and look like fashionable jeans.
When I first received these jeans I was skeptical that they would fit as well as my other jeans. I was wrong. These jeans fit like a glove and look fantastic. They actually wear better than my other jeans and if I remove the knee guards, they are actually a real fashion statement.
I love the flex in the small of the back and above the knees. Whilst practical these features actually add to the whole "look" of the jeans.
I haven't had the requirement to test the kevlar yet, I'm confident they will hold up and do the job.
September 29, 2014
Want good style with protection? These jeans are it.
First off, the photos on the site do not do these jeans any justice. They look great and they are actually darker than what's shown (which I prefer). Seriously guys, let me do your photoshopping work on your products. I wear 33's and if you notice, they don't have that size. The 34's fit perfectly. I tried the 32's and they were too tight. So err towards a size up. These jeans look good and can be worn out at night. They have good protection at the knees. Great product overall.
September 24, 2014
a little too long
I bought this a week ago and I like the slim fit it gives despite having a knee pad. The material isn't as heavy as I thought it would be - It feels like regular jeans but with knee pads.
I'm 5'8 150 lbs and I wear a 31x30 jeans and so I ordered a 32x30. I think 31 would've been perfect but 32 fits well and the smallest one available. It hugs the thighs and legs. It runs a bit long for a 30 that it bunches up to my ankles.
The knee pads just covers the front and it's Velcro into the pocket so you can adjust it to your comfort.
Note: It came with a hanger and I noticed there are 4 loops stitched on the inside part of the waist. I assume the loops are for the hanger for me to hang; but of the loops were badly stitched i just detached it without force.
I'd recommend this for the casual first time rider on a budget.
September 13, 2014
Good looks, good protection
I own a pair of S&S Rage with the Machine Jeans. They are very comfy and much better protection than regular jeans, However those jeans are very baggy and look a tad goofy on someone as skinny as myself, searching through revzilla i found these jeans and i must say, they look great! They fit perfect from my ankles to my waste. They offer the same protection in the same places as my other S&S jeans do, but these offer more style. These are the first motorcycle jeans i've seen that look like a regular pair of instead of parachute pants. Only complaint i have is that most boots probably wont go under these jeans. i wasn't too suprised but just wanted to give a heads up. Overall a great product!
September 11, 2014
Excellent value for the money
I like the style, as it changes from the "same old - same old". Only real complaint - I think the knee pad pocket should be inside the pants, not outside. I think in a "knee slide" there is a real risk that the pad will be extracted an you will lose the protection.
September 1, 2014