Speed and Strength Women's Killer Queen Jeans
Fit's a little off but I kept them
I'm shopping for a bigger motorcycle and want some summer pants that have more protection than my regular jeans. I love the look of these. From the other reviews and from comments from Revzilla folks, I ordered two sizes up. It was a good choice.
Lately I've moved out of an 8T into a 10T (curvy cut) in Eddie Bauer jeans, and a 10 in Lee super straight jeans (so they only go to my ankle bone vs the floor). Menopausal widening or something. 5'9", 160 lbs, 32 inches to the floor, 30 to the malleolus, 23" circumference thighs, 14.5" calf, 17" from top of pant inseam to far end of knee.
There's a pretty good waist gap on the Killer Queens, but I have some thoughts about alteration, and until I get there, a belt solved that problem.
I found the thighs a little snug, but not as snug as the Rev'It Madisons. I thought the knees were articulating in a good place when I bent down in front of the mirror, but they don't really... my knees bend at the bottom of the articulation point, and on the bike even below that. Without the knee armor in, this isn't a huge issue. The armor felt comfortable bending around in the house, but I haven't had it in on the bike. I might end up altering the pocket for it if it's a problem.
I kept these over the Madisons because the rise is just a tad higher. When I bend into a tucked position, the jeans don't go to my butt crack (they do in the others). And I was looking at these two because they are slim in the calf and can tuck into my ever so awesome Elsinore boots.
I put a bunch of pictures of the Killer Queens and a few of the Madisons on Flickr. They won't load up here because most of them are portrait vs landscape. https://www.flickr.com/photos/74046857@N00/sets/72157654005985783
But I think this photo will load... on the bike I lust after. Too bad I have a kid in college and need a new furnace, otherwise I think I'd just get it. (also note that when I ride vs stand still in the lot, I do wear a very nice helmet-Arai Signet Q, and gloves). Ah, it won't... I'm on a Triumph Scrambler. oooo la la! It's over in the flickr ste.
July 25, 2015
No. Just no.
I desperately wanted these jeans. They have the style of the oh-so-sexy UglyBros jeans, but it looked like I could actually fit into these and it wouldn't break the bank (unlike UglyBros). Alas, I was horribly, horribly wrong. I'm not a really big girl, but I'm also not skinny. I wear a 10-12 in street jeans and I took my measurements and ordered a size 12 and a size 14 of these to try on at a local shop.
Going from the ankles up to my waist:
I love the skinny jean cut. They would have fit perfectly inside my Motolisa boots (definitely recommend those) and would have looked cute with the Wicked Garden armored sneakers. The knee protectors are great because they're external and the fit exactly where my knee hit. The thigh stitching is really cool and the pictures don't do it justice. But that's where it ended for me. The upper thighs, the crotch, and the rise were just too slim-cut for me. I usually have problems with too-tight waists on my pants, but the waist on these actually fit.
I love the style of these and the lure of external knee protectors was too good to pass up, but the cut was all wrong. Back to the drawing board.
July 10, 2015
Feel Safe but Not Fashionable
Perhaps the fit proportions are different because I am not skinny. They do actually fit on my waist, but the seat and crotch are boxy. The back stretch panel is incredibly stretchy making it bubble out from my back. The thigh is ok, and the knee pads are the perfect height. I am 5'7. The tapered leg doesn't fit well into my taller boots or fit over my over the ankle motorcycle shoes. Just fashionably weird. Am considering altering them.
March 16, 2015
Great Jean !
As per the other reviews, make sure you get 2 sizes larger than what you normally wear in a jeans. The legs are tight, and the waist loose, so you will also need a belt. But they look really hot and are great riding pants !! I am 147 lbs and 5 9 and ride a FZ07.
February 23, 2015
Order 2 sizes above what you need!
Got these for my girlfriend who is 6'1" and 140 pounds. She is usually a size six and she could barely get the size six to go past her knees. Had to get Her a size 10 which is a little loose around around te waist but still tight in the legs. We are expecting them to break in but definitely order a few sizes above what you normally wear in pants.
January 12, 2015
Very cute and affordable, especially compared to most riding jeans. I'm in between a size 4 and 6. These run very small so I ordered an 8. The thigh area is still pretty tight (I have to pull them up little by little because there isn't much give). I'm actually ordering another pair because they provide decent protection.
MY WEIGHT & MEASUREMENTS (inches):
Height (60), Waist (29), Hips (37.5), Thighs (22), Inseam (27.5)
Weight (115 lbs)
Removable from the outside for the jeans; the placement of the armor is perfect.
1 zippered coin pocket about 3x5in (fits my key)
2 front pockets (6in deep)
2 back pockets (5in deep)
Belt loops (fits belts a little less than 2in wide)
FIT & SIZING:
Inseam of size 8R (about 30in).
High waist (great coverage when your in the riding position).
Waist is a few inches too loose (easy fix with a belt).
Smashes my behind in a little.
Not too stiff considering they're durable.
December 14, 2014
great look, decent protection, beware the sizing
I've been looking for well-made riding jeans that have decent protection and are both comfortable and affordable. These jeans are all that, with a few caveats. They are kevlar-lined down the seat and I really like the way the armor slides into an external pocket at the knee from the outside as opposed to sliding in from the inside of the pants leg. The tight fit insures that the armor sits where it's supposed to, unlike most of the other armored pants I've purchased. The style is a bit fierce with lots of cool seams that give the pants a pretty badass look. They are actually much cooler looking than the photos show online. I generally wear size 4 to 6 in pants. I had to go all the way up to a size 10 (!) in order to get these to fit. They are still a bit restrictive at the thighs when I am on my bike. I might have considered going up another size but the waist was already gapping at the back. With a belt, the pants sit better when I'm riding, but the fit honestly isn't all that great on my body. My main complaint is that these jeans are designed to be tight and form-fitting, but there is zero give in the fabric. Unless there is a little extra room in the cut, it doesn't make sense to have riding jeans that don't allow for some movement. I think just a bit of stretch in the fabric would solve this issue. That said, they are acceptable and I plan on keeping them and hoping that they'll break in a bit. Great look, but beware the sizing.
September 21, 2014