Speed and Strength Rage with the Machine Jeans
Poor Fit Design
These are about the coolest looking jeans you'll ever put on. I felt pretty sexy looking wearing them...until I tried to move around. I can't sit down, spread my legs to hurdle over my bike seat or sit in a riding position, or even walk around without the crotch seam catching from being sewn all weird.
Fabric was so tight in the knee areas it gave the back of my knees in the joint area blisters!!!
I consider myself slender. I'm 6'2" and only 180 pounds. I wear a 32 with a 34 inseam and that's what I ordered. FIt fine in the waist but these BARELY fit me and I had to struggle with the legs and the groin. Any average sized, muscular, or larger framed person will NOT be able to even get these on.
They are simply not designed properly. If they were they'd be the coolest jeans out there.
With that said, I CAN'T recommend them.
I don't know why it's so darn hard to find jeans that look cool, fit well, and have built in Kevlar and Knee Armor. I just can't seem to find a match...
December 12, 2014
Great jeans for the price
I have ridden in these for about 9 months now and have had no quality issues whatsoever. The knee armor is a great bonus at this price point. It does rub slightly on your knee if you don't move it around a little after an hour or so, but I will take the slight discomfort for the protection. I also like the amount of Kevlar protection. I got the second largest size possible and they are very slim in the waist. Just gives me more reason to lose weight I suppose, but it could be a potential deal breaker for some. They also flow a good amount of air. I'm stationed in Southern California and these feel better than most regular blue jeans to ride in.
2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle
September 22, 2014
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