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post #11 of 36 Old 07-20-2012, 11:42 AM
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Have you looked at dragginjeans.net at the Australian company yet? Way better looking than the American Draggin Jeans company, IMO. They're obviously more expensive, which is why I decided on their Drayko jeans sold here in the US.
I live in Australia, so im guessing the ones they stock at most motorcycle stores here are the same you were refering to in your link. I did visit numerous shops which stocked the draggins, but couldnt find any skinny fit dressy looking kevlar lined jeans, hence why I went with the Urban Kreations on ebay which costed me less than $80 a pair.

Mind you there is a good chance draggin do make such a jean, but simply dont stock them in store for the typical 'fat aussie yobo'
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i have a couple of shift jeans with the kevlar lining, and the denim is really thick and heavyweight. i do occasionally wear forcefield knee armour and armored compression shorts under, but they do get tight. they can pass as regular jeans anyday.

i also have a pair of cortech cargos (with kevlar/no armor) that convert into shorts, so when i get off the bike in hot weather a quick zip and im keeping cool. its easier to wear armor underneath these. only downside to those is they are pretty baggy and look more like snowboard pants. mesh lined tho, so they are super comfortable.

i snagged a closeout deal from newenough for some leather overpants by 1stgear. but the are uncomfortable to ride in hot weather. best protection on these tho. leather plus knee and hip armor. they are treated to be waterproof too.

im on the lookout to find jeans with built in armor. i was at bikenight yesterday at cyclegear, and i saw some Bilt ones... i didnt try on tho, i wasn't really feeling the look.
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I did visit numerous shops which stocked the draggins, but couldnt find any skinny fit dressy looking kevlar lined jeans, hence why I went with the Urban Kreations on ebay which costed me less than $80 a pair.
Are they substantial enough for motorcycling? The website has people skating half-pipes and such. The kevlar coverage looks decent though. What are your thoughts?

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im on the lookout to find jeans with built in armor. i was at bikenight yesterday at cyclegear, and i saw some Bilt ones... i didnt try on tho, i wasn't really feeling the look.
The ones that are pre-built-in-armor-ready that I've seen are Sartso, Sliders, TKD, and American Draggin' Jeans, though a tailor could easily (read "quickly and inexpensively") add the pockets for armor if you wanted them. I may do so in my Draykos if they fit awesome when I pick them up today. I'm still deciding between the armor pockets and wearing knee pads under the jeans, which may stay in place better. I dunno, the pockets/inserts would be better than not having them and would be easier/more comfortable to leave in place while off the bike if they're the right shape. I'm new to all this, so any feedback would be appreciated.

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I just get discouraged because on top of high prices, the retailers around me are kinda limited... There's not much to try on, and they can run mighty expensive and then some if you do the back and forth with online retailers trying to get the right fit. Relying on reviews and how things fit is pretty difficult, given the variety of size and builds of everyone....

I thought of getting pockets put in, but the forcefield armor i purchased fits and feels great, plus i like that i can take them off if im going to hang out somewhere before i get back on the bike. they are easier to store than trying to store a pair of armoured pants...
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Just arrived home from purchasing 2 pair of Sartso Kevlar jeans. One pair is the Jade, the other black cargo. I love them.

Kudo's to Rusty for suggesting the Jade. I was leaning towards the Firered but they are not as comfy as the Jade. This is a head's up to the ladies on this forum....I highly suggest trying them on before ordering on the internet as they fit minimally 2 sizes too small, and the styles differ greatly in the fit as well. My theory on the sizing is.....not sure where they are manufactured, but, it must be by Filipino women who are sooo tiny they are invisible lol. The sales person did mention the sizing is way off, even for men.

The cargo is awesome for a roomy fit and great for (men cover your ears lol) our "fat" days. They have a drawstring inside the waist band to tighten as desired. They fit and look just as advertised on the website. Apparently they are a popular purchase.

Both pair can be worn in every day wear if one desires as they look and fit like a normal casual pant/jean. Now I just have to get and ride in them. Not today however as it is raining.

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I have a Motoport Cordura jacket(with D30 armor attached) that is great during the rain, so I went with the Motoport jeans....

Been over 2 months and still haven't received them, then they tell me they need me to send in a pair of my pants. Their customer service is terrible...Looking into other jeans at the moment

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It should be noted that while Kevlar(tm) and aramid re-enforced pants will help with the road rash, they won't do anything to prevent your knee cap from shattering on the pavement/against an obstacle. The best protection will have armor around your knees.
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I am in the same situation of looking for a good pair of jeans with armor. I already have a pair of Firstgear leather over pants, from Motorcyclegear.com, but I tend not to wear it in the heat.

Right now I am looking at Sliders jeans. Although Sliders does not have full kevlar/CE abrasion resistance, it has CE knee protection and moderate kevlar coverage. I figure that if I am just wearing regular jeans right now, any upgrade will be better. In addition, it seems to have one of the lowest prices out of all the armored jeans.

Here is a link: Sliders Kevlar Motorcycle Riding Jeans 4.0 - Compacc

Anyone have experience with these? Anyone see any critical concerns after watching the review video?

In addition, despite knowing that bother materials would do poorly in an abrasion test, how much more protective do you think denim would be compared to the "heavy duty" cotton found in the Sliders Cargo pants?

So far, all of the information here is great. Keep it rolling!

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I have a pair of Resolute kevlar jeans with pockets for knee and hip armour.The knee armour fits over the knee while standing but on bike rides up when you bend your knee so not sure how much help it would be in a crash.Other than that I am very pleased with the quality,fit and price.Also very quick delivery from east coast(AU) to west coast.
Resolute Kevlar Jeans - best value motorcycle riding jeans
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One great brand I haven't seen mentioned here is Hood jeans from the UK. I have a pair and they're very comfortable. Thick denim and a ton of woven kevlar, with optional armor pockets as well in the hips and knees.
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