Speed and Strength Rust and Redemption Jeans
Great protection, questionable style.
I had to send these back, as my size was too small in the legs for my waist. I got a size bigger, but now the waist requires major beltage. The D30 armor is nice. Wish they had installed tailbone protection. The styling is way too Euro for me, which will be more Euro than most Americans can handle. The cut and construction are fine, but the pointless pocket embroidery make them look like old Jordache jeans. The first pair I got were egregiously acid washed in the thighs. The second pair, were more uniform in color. Basically, these are the cheapest, high-quality armor moto jean I could find that weren't fat-hiphop-stunter style.
September 7, 2015
Good style and good protection
I was looking for a pair of pants that I can wear around when I dismount from the bike and not look like an alien. These pants have food protection are slim and comfortable. I recommend to wash them the first time as they will feel and fit even better.
September 7, 2015
Great fit, affordable yet looking good
I've been shopping for a pair of slim fit motorcycle jeans for awhile but they usually cost way more than I'm willing to pay (uglubro, revit...etc)
After viewing many people's comment about these jeans being too tight I think they would be a good fit for me, I'm 6' 185lb slim built and I usually wear Jean size 34 with some room on the waist area
Got the jeans and just as expected, fit like gloves and I can say they have exceed my expectations an American company that could make a stylish slim cut jeans other than a baggy grandpa motorcycle jeans, material feels good and the pad stay in place and secure.
Only complain I have is the denim is little rough and can be soften up a bit, I guess they'd eventually feel more comfortable once they are broken in.
August 5, 2015
They look good, fit well (on the snug side but still fit), and are good quality for the most party. The problem is the mesh in the knees around the knee armor is cut much larger than it needs to be and is left dangling inside the leg so it gets bunched up between the pant and my skin. Because of the snug fit, there's no way to get in there and pull it flat or adjust it. This makes wearing the jeans very uncomfortable. Attention to details is important!
July 9, 2015
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