Speed and Strength Rage with the Machine Jeans
Best budget jeans
I really like the fact that these jeans have kevlar in the event of a crash. Knee armor is just your basic CE foam inserts, I would feel better if they had a hard plastic shell. The inserts also go in from the bottom, so your feet do not get stuck in the pouch when putting the pants on. Positioning is good on the bike or kneeling down with the stretch panel, they might lean a tad towards the inside.
I find them to be a bit snug through the crotch/hips for how baggy they are, especially on the bike. They fit great through the thighs.
I would also like it if the jeans left out some of the polyester in favor of cotton, as I feel they would flow a little more air and not give them the shiny "Jordache" look.
The leather at the bottom of the cuff is a nice touch, but these come nowhere close to hitting the ground over my size 11 SS Hard Knock Life boots.
May 13, 2013
Very comfortable pants
I don't like to buy equipment or clothes at online shops because it's very easy to miss with size. But this pants is very closly to size chart. Pants is more widely than my casual jeans and I think it's good - knee protection and top of boots easily covered with it. Built-in knee protection pads are some uncomfortable - it's better to use additional knee/shin protection.
May 7, 2013
The product is generally good but the fit is large and baggy.
I bought these jeans for shorter rides closer to home. These pants seem to run about a 1/2 size too large for me which is accentuated by the baggy design. If you are younger maybe the baggy style is better appreciated -- but for me I'm going to have them altered to slim them down a bit. The knee armor is pretty flat when reecevied but is starting to conform to my knees as time goes on. The denim material is pretty thin -- much thinner than my regular jeans which makes these comfortable but then you are completely reliant on the Kevlar for abrasion protection. They are OK and I decided to keep them but not what I would ideally buy. My interactions with Revzilla where great the product was well priced and arrived very quickly.
May 6, 2013
This product has great features
I have a waist size of 94 cm and 34 the size of these jeans I was big. Jeans durable. On his knees is Protective Inserts
May 4, 2013
Great Looking pair of armored jeans
Although slightly snug at the waist, overall the pre-distressed pants are a great look with solid protection. Upon first glance you can't tell there's armor in the knee area. You may want to order the next size up as they are NOT true to size but overall I'm impressed with these jeans for the price paid. Tucks in nicely with the Sidi boots.
April 29, 2013
Good value & good looking
Good looking jeans, the only issue is if you wear them off the bike the knee armour is a little uncomfortable
April 22, 2013
Nice pair of jeans in concept, but some problems
It's nice to be able to order specific sizes (ie, 38x30), but I found them slightly small in the waist (closer to 36), and a bit long in the inseam (closer to 32). The kneepads are a nice feature, even though they weigh the pants down a bit, and don't seem situated squarely over the knee (closer to the tank, when sitting).
The result is that that the cuffs drag on the ground when I'm walking, and when I made the mistake of rolling them up a bit, they caught on my footpeg leaving an intersection, resulting in a tense few moments.
They're also extremely baggy. I don't know what they were thinking, or what boots they were trying to accomodate, but they're almost hoodrat-baggy. The plus side of this is that they fit well over the Forcefield Pro Pants I recently bought.
They're the only jeans I could find that specifies inseam size AND has built-in knee pads. They feel more protective than regular jeans, the price is right, and I'm going to keep them, but I can't really give them an unqualified recommendation.
April 18, 2013
Get a pair chicks dig them.
I ordered 32 x 34 and they fit great according to my girl. I wear 30 x 32 in some jeans and 32 x 32 in others to give a reference for size. I ordered the inseam long so to cover my boot when I am on my bike. The stretch panels above the knee add a noticeable level of comfort on the bike. I roll a cuff in them to walk around so they do not drag but if I forget I have the leather protector. I have not tested their durability and hope not to but they appear to be well made. They get my recommendation.
April 15, 2013