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Old 02-08-2012, 12:53 PM   #31
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Riding jeans are kind of like chaps or a half helmet, the protection they offer may be better than not having it in some circumstances, but shouldn't be considered a replacement for proper riding gear.
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I have been slowly accumulating real protective riding gear a piece at a time from Motoport. Last year I purchased a stretch kevlar Marathon jacket, and for pants I wore some Diamond Gussett kevlar pants with Bohn Armor underneath. They were hot and better than just plain cotton jeans, but fortunately I did not have to test their mettle by crashing in them. I am currently in the process of ordering some Ultra II stretch kevlar pants from Motoport. I had considered the Motoport kevlar jeans, but I want the quad armor, so the overpants are more useful. If you want the jean look, but want real protection, I highly recommend the Motoport gear. Yes, it is more expensive, but just think of how much a trip to the emergency room can cost, or just figure how many tanks of fuel for your car this compares to - that really puts the cost into better perspective.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #32
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Those would be perfect... only they're not kevlar.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #33
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Just rode to Wal Mart and back to pick up some groceries. It's about a 10 mile round trip and I was wearing my Draggin Jeans.

I cheated death one more time

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:34 PM   #34
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Just rode to Wal Mart and back to pick up some groceries. It's about a 10 mile round trip and I was wearing my Draggin Jeans.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #35
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(has anyone seen these before? I'm MUCH too fat for something this Euro-stylish, but I'd like pockets like these on the Draggin' Jeans: http://www.uglybros-store.com/Front/...isplay_group=1).
I don't know I'd have to see a mens version before I could really say

Honestly it should be against the law for anyone past their 20's to try and wear something like that.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:43 PM   #36
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I have several pair of SLIDERS brand Kevlar jeans. I get them at compacc.com

The main reason I went with Slider brand is the fact that they come in 36" length and the others do NOT. I later founf reviews that rate them higher than the other brands.

Do Not make the mistake of getting Kevlar jeans with armor pockets in them. The pads are bothersome and will not serve well for impact as they do not stay in place well. If you want armor under them you should buy Bohn to wear under them.

Windmill is correct that they are no substitute for proper riding pants.
Not that I'm instigating here, but just what the hell are PROPER riding pants?

Jodhpurs? Those green leather German cop pants? Assless chaps? Goatskin leather MX pants with sewn in foam padding a'la De Coster in 1976? That grizzly suit that the Canadian guy made? Aerostitch suit?

Windmill said that he just wears work jeans, WTF kind of "proper" pants are those? I did read an article in Friction Zone magazine a few years ago where they had the numbers for abrasion testing of denim vs Kevlar jeans vs textile vs leather. IIRC, Kevlar jeans were way superior to regular denim and textile had melting issues, leather was best.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #37
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True, but I'd like to see anyone take you seriously if you show up in public wearing leather pants off the bike.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #38
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True, but I'd like to see anyone take you seriously if you show up in public wearing leather pants off the bike.

That's why you have to carry a gun.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:16 PM   #39
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I have the Draggin jeans, and have had a off on the gravel with them, and they held up with hardly a scratch, but only slid a few meters on my knees. After that, I wear pants with knee protection!

A mate slid down the bitumen at 100km/h after blowing a front tire, and was wearing the cargo pants. Pants held up OK.

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Old 02-08-2012, 03:53 PM   #40
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True, but I'd like to see anyone take you seriously if you show up in public wearing leather pants off the bike.
If you want to be taken seriously in public, you won't show up on a motorcycle, no matter your dress...

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Old 02-08-2012, 03:55 PM   #41
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I have the Draggin jeans, and have had a off on the gravel with them, and they held up with hardly a scratch, but only slid a few meters on my knees. After that, I wear pants with knee protection!
And, how did your knees come through ? Not good, I'd imagine.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #42
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I've seen some of these riding jeans advertised and they seem to be very well padded with good stuff in all the right places. Wonder if anyone's had any experience with them and what you think of them? Thanks
I've had Kevlar and Leather reinforced riding jeans. I much prefer the Leather, they're much more comfortable then the Kevlar. Particularly when it's hot out.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:02 PM   #43
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I have seen some dual sport riders wear knee pads over their pants. You could strap on some MX style knee pads over kevlar jeans and it would be easy to remove them when you get to your destination. It might look a little strange but once you remove the pads you'd just look like you're wearing jeans.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:08 PM   #44
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And, how did your knees come through ? Not good, I'd imagine.
Actually, knees were OK! A few scratches only. But I was only going about 20km/h when i came off. Hands took the worst off it, completely wore out the palms on my MX gloves.

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Old 02-08-2012, 04:24 PM   #45
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Not that I'm instigating here, but just what the hell are PROPER riding pants?
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I have the Draggin jeans, and have had a off on the gravel with them, and they held up with hardly a scratch, but only slid a few meters on my knees. After that, I wear pants with knee protection!
Something with knee and hip padding that is also abrasion resistant. IMO.
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