Speed and Strength Rage with the Machine Jeans
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
Better for sport bike not for cruisers
I love these pants, but I drive a Cruiser Yamaha Vstar 1100- though the pants fit great, the riding position doesnt work for the pants because the knee pads sit up on your thighs. I am trying to figure out a way to drop the knee pads down a few inches, but i am not much of a needle and thread kind of guy...yet. on a sport bike they would sit perfectly because of the angle of your thigh- points downward allowing the knee pad to stay right on your knee. Awesome pants, definitely safer than jeans, fit true to size like any other american jean...little baggier for the knee pads, and you will be able to get a pair of tight long underwear underneath for colder weather.
June 10, 2014
Great design but runs very small.
For starters, I'm a decently large guy. 6' and 260lbs. Normally wear a size 40 waist in my pants. So I ordered the 40x34 and can barely button them. They may say 40 on the tag, but they're really more like a 36. Even if the waist was magically made larger, the thighs are still too tight as well. But from the knee down they fit perfectly. Knee pads are great and in just the right spot.
Will be keeping them because they're great pants, and I'll eventually reach that size as my weight loss continues. A little disappointing that I won't be able to wear these for a while. They really need to redo the fitting and sizing research on these pants.
June 2, 2014
Decent for the price
I bought these as my cruising pants. I wanted some protection while being able to wear them at restaurants and where ever else life takes me. They are a bit baggy for my style. They are definitely heavy duty. I'm not sure if the knee pads will stay in place if I were to go down as it seems they'll shift around a bit due to the looseness of the pants. Decent style, nothing special though. Good jeans for the price.
June 2, 2014
I'm liking them
I originally bought the Icon Hooligan pants which, while I liked the style and fit, felt less than durable. These are superior. Kevlar reinforced, armor, and at the same relative price. I wish I would've went with these in the first place.
I will say the Icon armor is a tad more "sturdy" compared to the armor here, but only just a tad.
I have no real downside to these pants, but I will say they're a lil' snug. Whatever you wear in jeans, order the next size up and, since they seem to run long, the next size down of your length.
May 19, 2014