Speed and Strength Rage with the Machine Jeans
Very nice, excellent build quality
These pants offer excellent protection and have great looks. Waist and length are true to size. I have a muscular back side and big thighs and I would have liked a little more room on the top part of the pant leg but they are still comfortable in riding position, might stretch out. Inside of knee does irritate skin on very hot days. I would have a layer of soft fabric put in.
Overall, good purchace, great style, good protection, comfortable.
August 11, 2014
Nothing out of the ordinary other than the knee pads included. Decent protection for a pair of jeans and they fit comfortably.
August 10, 2014
Good looking riding jeans
The jeans are good looking and definitely fashionable to wear to occasions that not just for riding. Good protection around knees and hips. However, the airflow is kind of restricted. Of course, it is jeans, not mesh pants. With 90F out site, I still sweat a lot in the jeans. It is better for spring and fall. I am 5'10", 153 pounds, and have waist of 31". Jeans size of 32 fits perfectly.
August 2, 2014
Fit is weird, not worth it...
I wear a 33W in pretty much every brand of jeans I've ever tried. So, I ordered a 34W. To my dismay, S&S's 34 fits more like a 32; too small. Styling-wise these look great. Knee pads are a bonus. Denim, however, is thin-ish and cheap feeling.
For nearly the same price, you can get a pair of a different brand, whose logo is a dragon. They'll fit weird too (classic fit is really baggy, slim fit is too slim), but the denim is much thicker/higher quality and the Kevlar lining is tops.
July 25, 2014
Great riding jeans no issues, a tiny tiny tiny bit smaller than other 34 in waist pants
I was looking to get some riding jeans with knee armor and these were priced well and looked decent. I tend to lean toward speed and strength gear since it's usually a very good value.
These pants do looks good, and are comfortable. I went with 34x34 and they started a bit tighter in the waist than other 34x34 pants. They were not overly tight so i decided to give them some time to break in and they turned out fine.
These are definitely a slimmer jean so if you are the type to wear baggy jeans, you may want to order 1 size larger in the waist.
July 15, 2014
Pants is not as comfortable
Average fit...if you are looking to wear any protection over it is not going to work...........I was trying to wear it over my Bohn Armor protection and it fit too tight........I am a regular 34' and it came too small.
The pants comes with a large steel bottom on the rear packet......I had to remove it because it was going to rip off my leather seat when riding. (Or damage it some how).
July 7, 2014
LOVE these !!!!
For the price, you can NOT beat these! The CE knee armor, and kevlar reinforced jeans for this price??? AWESOME!! With a nice shirt and cool riding boots/sneaker, I've met up with my buddies at fancy bars and had NO PROBLEMS. My only complain is that I ordered a size 36 waist, and it's a little tight. I know it's not my fatness getting fatter because my other jeans still fit exactly the same lol. Other than that, the fit is true to size. They are very comfortable to wear while riding, or even walking around. Like I said before, they look like a nice pair of jeans that you can wear out to a few places. ( They don't have the look of very high end $200-$300 brand name jeans, but you get the idea ). They are purposely longer than your regular jeans, which is great especially for sportbike riders like myself who have their knees bent more, which makes your pants ride up higher. The extra length in the jeans covers your boots better, rather than having 6 inches of sock showing lol. However, I do find myself cuffing them when I'm off the bike and walking around. Not the worst thing in the world that you have to do if you decide to meet up with your buddies and take your bike somewhere. I highly recommend them if you want good protection along with something that has a bit of style to them for a reasonable price.
June 19, 2014
First of all these do run smaller in the waist. I wear a 36 and ordered a 38. Secondly, the front fly/zipper is too short. Thirdly, the bottom of the pants are 12 inches wide which makes them too wide when riding. On my first ride I would get the pant leg caught on the foot pegs. Consequently, I completely redesigned the pant legs by tapering the legs to 8 1/2 inches wide. I am pleased on the knee pads and the kevlar material to keep from road rash if one has to hit the pavement. Overall, I was disappointed in the width of the pant legs. If you know of someone who has a sewing machine and can taper the leg from the knee down, do it. Other wise, I would not recommend these pants.
June 12, 2014