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Title: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: michaelc2710 on 2018-04-17 14:21:56
Has anyone got any suggestions or their review on which Kevlar jeans to buy. I'm looking into some but to many to choose from, the ones I tried at weekend (Alpinestairs) were a crap fit around the knees and calf's.



Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: michaelc2710 on 2018-04-17 14:34:57
Alpinestars not Alpinestairs (predictive text) just before anyone pick's up on it  :)
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: Littlebriar on 2018-04-17 14:54:26
I have the Klim K Fifty 1 jeans. I like them a lot. They are a comfortable fit but they also make a new K Fifty 2 which is more of a "European" (slim) cut. Heavy duty outer material with excellent and adjustable armor inside. Not cheap... In the US they are close to $300.
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: Old-Git on 2018-04-17 15:15:51
I tried a few that just didn't feel right, then I found a pair of Bull-it that did fit.
HTH
Nick
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: Steve F on 2018-04-17 16:54:52
Michael,


I bought a pair of Draggin Jeans which give me confidence in the event of a spill with their decent abrasion resistance. No, they're not cheap, but they fit well and look reasonable on and off the bike. Needless to say, they're no substitute for decent leather trousers on the overall safety stakes, but touring in S Europe heat, I prefer a lighter weight pair of trousers.
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: Levisp on 2018-04-17 19:17:26
The best I think are Rokker Jeans. Very expensive but I think worth it. Check out the CE slide tests. For more information have a look at Motoledgends website.
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: Sullivj on 2018-04-17 21:31:27
I wear Draggin jeans. They don't offer the same protection as leathers of course, but I would hope they're batter than normal jeans.
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: B787MECH on 2018-04-17 22:22:29
The best I think are Rokker Jeans. Very expensive but I think worth it. Check out the CE slide tests. For more information have a look at Motoledgends website.
+1 They really are very good


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Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: michaelc2710 on 2018-04-17 23:09:32
thanks everybody for your comments. Definitely given me more brands and pricing to review and try on for comfort and fitment.
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: geordielad on 2018-04-20 19:55:32
I've been using Red Route for the past 2 years and find them excellent as long as it's not forecast for rain.  :eek:
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: pwbike on 2018-04-21 00:30:50
Another vote for Draggin, they're not perfect, but they seem to be one of the best and come in a variety of styles.
I have a blue pair of Classic which are about 7 years old and the only issue is the zip not always wanting to stay fully up.
I have a black pair of Twista, which are about 1 year old, they could (and have been) be mistaken for regular slim fit jeans.

There is a weird thing about Draggins though, the change pocket is on the left side, not the right as it is in all other pants.
I queried this and was told it's deliberate, some nonsense about paying tolls, but it makes no sense, it's your clutch hand, so it seems to be less convenient, not more.
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: Sethmopp on 2018-07-06 00:21:32
Hood jeans are good and seem a better price than Draggin jeans. Also have a look at the Roadskin website, they do some impressive seeming jeans at good prices.
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: BoB21 on 2018-07-06 06:00:01
Got bull it heritage jeans and find them cool in hot weather and very comfortable. Reasonably price they are AAA rated but plan not to test.
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: smileymiley on 2018-07-06 08:45:53
Got myself a pair of JTS Warrior  from here:
https://www.jtsbikerclothing.com/
Well made, comfy & a good price.
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: martinh on 2018-07-06 15:40:13
JTS +1
Title: Re: Kevlar Jeans
Post by: MerlinLes on 2018-07-24 15:02:57
Alpinestars visit this mens health site (http://www.edinenergy.org/) not Alpinestairs (predictive text) just before anyone pick's up on it  :)
Cheers for linking that shop, Smileymiley. That's a pretty good price and the few models they have all look great. Now I need a well placed hint for my wife so that she knows I want those for my birthday. lol