Speed and Strength Women's Motolisa Jeans
Stylish Abrasion Protection
These were a welcome relief after trying on the Killer Queen armored jeans. (Those were a total disaster with my body type.) I found them to be roomier in the hips and thighs than the Killer Queen jeans, while still snug. My street jeans are usually between a 10 and a 12, depending on the cut and these fit me nicely in a 12. (For reference, the Killer Queen jeans didn't fit, even in a 14.) They're quite a bit more stylish than some of the other options (A-stars, I'm lookin' at you on this one...) But, I took a star off because I really wish they had the removable, outer knee armor that S&S's Killer Queen jeans have. Overall, I'm happy with these and hope S&S keeps expanding their women's line so we have more options.
July 16, 2015
True to size, however still large gap in waist.
Fit was okay, still large at the waist. Need more pants that are for a mature women. Wish Levi's made riding pant with Kevlar. Larger selection with a store location so I could could try on numerous pairs and not pay shipping to return the item.
May 11, 2015
i like these jeans: inexpensive, comfortable enough to wear off bike, protecting features. There's no armor, so this is abrasion-only. I normally wear an 8, and ordered that size. Kevlar covers seat but not spine, and covers knees. I would wish for higher waist and higher Kevlar coverage, but these are not low low rise, so no crack show. :)
April 21, 2015
Good bang for the buck
This is my third pair of these jeans. I had to size down one size because of some weight loss so gave away one larger pair and kept one to wear with long underwear when it's cold. I like these jeans quite a bit as they are comfortable and have a couple of nice features such as a zippered coin pocket. However, the workmanship is just "ok". THe first pair I got had a zippered coin pocket that wouldn't unzip, for example. And on all three pair the waist and hips seem to be cut "just off"--they feel like they zip up just off of center. That all said, I like the overall fit, length, and fabric of these jeans a lot. They are heavy but not too heavy and I like the styling details on the back. And the biggest plus is that they are are a really fair price. I'd recommend them but with my stated reservations. They are very serviceable but not the best made women's kevlar jeans out there.
December 3, 2013
For Women With Curves
If you have hips, unlike a 14 yr old girl, you'll appreciate these jeans. Not everyone can wear the low rise, show your backside, ultra skinny jeans when they ride. I like having extra coverage in the back and the over the boot design on these. They run slightly tight though. If you're on the cusp of a 12-14, go with the 14. I have a 35" inseam and these longs are great!
March 29, 2013
Ok if you don't wear protection under them
I ended up returning these. I'm 5' 8", 120lbs, 26/27 waist. While I ordered a 6L, the waist was a little loose and there was a lot of room for a butt that I just don't have.
I wanted to wear some type of hip, knee and thigh padding under them, but nothing worked -- the jeans were too tight.
Even though they had kevlar in the knees and hips, I still want the extra protection. For the price of these jeans, if you crash, you won't be wearing them again. So I decided to go with the Rev'It! Airwave pants. A bit more money, but they come with knee and hip pads.
Overall, if you're not going to wear extra protection, these will probably work out for you.
February 2, 2013
Not bad, but there's a better alternative
I didn't keep these jeans, but they weren't so bad. Compared to other kevlar jeans, that is. They run a bit large all around (I tried on a pair one size smaller than my "street" size, but if I'd wanted these jeans I think I would have had to exchange for even a size smaller than that). The fading contrasts more in real life than in the picture, which I didn't like. But all around, they're a cute-ish, street-style pair of riding jeans that I couldn't find much fault with.
But if you want bootcut kevlar jeans, I think the Teknic Venom is a better option. I think all around they are about the same level of cuteness as these MotoLisa jeans, but the Venom has removable armor and more kevlar. If they're pretty similar on the attractiveness scale, I don't see any reason not to go for the pair with more protection.
January 12, 2013