Speed and Strength Rust and Redemption Jeans
Not for 'hip' people
I always thought I was hip and this jean proved it. The jeans themselves are correct fit and the quality is very good. They come preloaded with 2 bio armor knee pad that are flexible to some extent. The denim definitely screams 'look at me' and has some nice features. The accordion knee design enables some movement when seated on the bike. However, I did find some areas that can be improved:
1. The hip area is way too tight. I cannot use the pockets at all. With gloves on, it is Mission Impossible 10.
2. The bio armor hurts my knee when riding. Again, its probably a good thing that the denim is tight but not to a point where it should hurt. At one point I wanted to pull over and remove the bio armor.
3. The color is saturated blue, not faded, not pre washed
Definitely casual. Too busy to carry it off with a jacket.
June 28, 2016
okay jeans for the price
Pros: they fit exactly as expected. I'm 6' 4", and usually wear Levi's in a 33x36. I ordered the 34x34, my only worry was that they wouldn't be long enough but they were fine. The legs are fairly skinny so if you have large calves/thighs they might be too tight. Got compliments from a few people on the looks. Pockets are roomy enough for all the extra junk I carry (iphone, pocketknife, small flashlight, floss, etc.,) Knee pads are easily repositioned and stay where you put them.
Cons: The metal button at the waist fell apart the second time I put them on. I found both pieces, reassembled it with a small amount of crazy glue and it's held so far, but it seemed flimsy. Not worth sending back for, though-I'll have my dry cleaner's tailor put a new button on if it falls apart again. The zipper feels a bit substandard and doesn't always want to stay up-maybe that'll have to be replaced as well, we'll see. I know they're made for riding, but the knee pads are uncomfortable if you're walking around in them all day at work; the right one actually abraded my shin enough to leave a bloody scab after two days of wearing.
Summary: mixed feelings...okay for the price, I guess, but by comparison, the overall quality of a $50.- pair of Levi's is noticeably higher. Next time around I'll probably go for something better-I'm a little surprised that $150.- doesn't go that far, but that's life.
June 14, 2016
Correct Size is the KEY!!
Buying jeans online can be tough, that's why I too suggest read as many reviews as you can to save the trouble for returning item. For Levis, I normally wear 30-31 waist, 30-32 length. After reading most of these reviews, best to order 1 size up. I end up buying 32/30. With belt option, it's not a big issue. I think adding 1 size up on waist also associate increasing the width by your knees area. Since this jean waist size 32 only slightly bigger but with belt or big meal, fit nicely. Best of all the knee pads fit well, I do not feel tight with those knee pads (pads are included with your jeans, and pads can be remove, adjust or replace)
Length are good for me, just like buying a pairs of Levis. This jeans got great style and comfort and no sign of poorly made (example: no bad zippers, loose treads, poorly dyed coloring) Not of those... Jeans are great!
The only funny part is... these jeans are made in pakistan. Which is fine, as long as no issue
Here's what I suggests.... For smaller waist, buy 1/2 to 1 size up. For larger waist, buy 1 to 2 size up. For length, it seems like it's pretty close to your regular jeans fitting. Also I recommend when you receive your jeans, wear your jeans on a non riding day. Not only to get use to your jeans but more importantly adjust your knee pads to your correct placement. That way you won't be toying with your knee pads during your ride. The knee pads do have a big surface area and good flexible inner pouch.
Also i find this jeans got good pockets style, look and feel normal as of regular jeans. great jeans and I love it!
June 1, 2016
Good, but the fit could be better
These are some of the better riding jeans I've tried so far. They are a little on the thin side compared to some more expensive jeans. Also the kevlar only covers vital areas - you do not get full slide protection with these. The optional armor pockets are nice, but I'll never use them (I ride with knee/shin pads). My only complaint is the fit - they seem a bit baggy in the groin area, even though the waist fits me perfectly.
May 31, 2016
Slim in the legs, but a good value
These jeans fit me like a glove from the moment I put them on. Good product.
The other reviews are correct, the legs on these jeans are slim so take that into account when deciding whether to buy them.
The materials are very comfortable and have plenty of stretch (via the expansion areas) in the upper knee and just below the waist in the back.
Two suggestions for improvement:
1. Add some stretch panels in the inner thigh. When I went for a ride the first time, I noticed that it was a little tight straddling the bike while stopped and having my feet on the ground. Once you are under way and have your feet on the pegs, the tightness in the inseam isn't an issue.
2. Extend the Kevlar protection to cover the entire pant, not just the seat and knees. One of the things that troubles me about motorcycle jeans is that it is hard to find ones with full protection that you don't have to sell an organ to afford. Seams rip and when Kevlar only covers the knees and rear, I worry about protection in a crash. If these had full Kevlar lining, they would be 5 stars (even if they have to bump the price up by $50 or so.
Overall they are good value for the money.
May 28, 2016
These Jeans are really comfortable on and off the bike.
The do have a tight fit as others noted. I normally wear 34, but ordered 36 which fit perfectly.
Stretch panels make it so much more comfortable when walking or bending. Kneepads are easliy adjustable vertically. It's a bit harder to walk when they are aligned with a knee but it's not a big problem. Besides they are easily removable or can just be moved down just as easy making it unnoticable.
The style, fit and look is just great that makes you wanna buy a pair just to wear it as regular jeans. It is a bit hot, but thats a compromise I am willing to make for safety. I can imagine it will come handy with temperatures below 40 when I was freezing wearing regular pants.
May 27, 2016
Dope first pair of pants
Perfect bang for your buck first riding pants. Stoked on these pants, heard good things from friends who have enjoyed them until upgrading to something more protective or track suits. As my first pair of riding jeans, I am incredibly happy. The only bummer are the knee inserts. They slip around sometimes (me being a short dude) and are a nusience off the bike. But you can take them out making them the perfect pants to wear on your ride to school after taking out the inserts they just look like a normal jean pant. Totally would recommend.
May 19, 2016
Love the cut.
These are really good looking riding jeans. I absolutely love the cut and the stitching. So many riding pants I've found are a very loose fit around the boot which leads to a lot of wind-flap. These are narrow from the thigh down to the ankle. Thicker built dudes are going to be uncomfortable in these but if your average to thin built fellow these are going to work just fine. A note about the sizing. I generally wear a size 34x32 jean very comfortably, I bought the 34x32 and they fit but the 34 is a bit tighter than all my other 34s. If you are between sizes on the waist size up.
The construction of these pants seems really solid with kevlar in the necessary impact zones. My only complaint with these jeans is the knee pads themselves. They are bulky and stiff and I found that one was rubbing my left shin a bit raw after a long day of use. I recommend replacing the knee pads with some D3o or similar softer, thinner pads if you plan on doing a lot of walking in these jeans.
Overall, a really nice pair of jeans.
May 17, 2016