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Old 02-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #16
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HAHA. Are you talking about Ballroom jeans?
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:27 PM   #17
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Maple are the ONLY ones. They ain't cheep

http://www.maplejeans.com/
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:44 PM   #18
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To quote my wife, "those maple jeans look Gary, with a silent r".
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:52 PM   #19
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:43 AM   #20
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Good topic

I just ordered a pair of Drako Renegade jeans. They appear in photos to look like regular jeans but we'll see when they show up. My concern about the ones that have patches of kevlar sewn in or even sending jeans to someone to have leather sewn in is this: Will the jeans hold together so those protective panels can actually do their job? I'm concerned that the typical cotton jeans are going to pretty much shred on impact. I'll post an update on the Drakos when I get them.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:10 AM   #21
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Does the gusset increase abrasion resistance?

In a 'comfort' way.
It's not gonna save your skin when you are sliding on the pavement at 50mph, but all the time up to that will be less abbrasive.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #22
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I like my Draggin' Jeans, but yeah, they ain't at all fashionable. I always feel like I'm wearing a diaper when I'm in the jeans. Plus, you still need to wear kneepads (their idea of velcro-sticking their armor to the Kevlar is cute, very cute... why they don't sew in pockets, I have no idea).

Don't waste your money on the Draggin' Jeans liner. Thing fits like pants made of scratchy rope. I imagine in a get off the liner is going to take a big chunk of your flesh with it.

I really like my AGV Kevlar cargo pants. Comfy, more pockets and better-looking off the bike. Still have to wear kneepads, however. (Again, why can't manufacturers put in armor pockets?)

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...rgo-Pants.aspx

Lastly, I've lusted after some of these jeans, they look seriously sharp:

http://www.uglybros-store.com/products/MAN/AEAA0000/

Trouble is, those prices are INSANELY STEEP, and shipping to and from Asia in the event of fit issues... yeesh.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:21 PM   #23
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I can't really imagine any jeans that are decently protective (impact and abrasion) and don't also look dorktastic.

Taking armor out of your jeans at a stop? What's the point then? Bonus points for information-free website.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:23 PM   #24
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I've looked at riding jeans for a few years, i like the idea of showing up at whatever location in jeans as opposed to motorcycle protective pants. I bought very tough lined jeans, cut a slit in the back bottom hem and slipped in full shin and knee protection that wraps around to cover the front half of my shin and knee, and secured it in place. Later I inserted hip padding. They look like jeans but are super protective. I've ridden in hot hot weather and they are surprisingly not hot, I guess the cotton liner wicks away and provides a soft interior. Unfortunately crash tested 2 times, once high sided over 60mph, only broke some shoulder parts, knees and shins only grass stained and torn by barbed wire, next hit a deer on the right side. i think the padding at the knee and shins saved me from broken leg parts when the deer head hit my right shin. It pushed my foot back enough for my boot (bates 9inch goretex) to break foot peg and brake bracketry. Sore heel for a month.
Ive tried lots of motorcycle pants, Motoport, Teknic, Tourmaster and others. These jeans seem to keep my armor in place better than others, looks good, has good pockets and I believe are protective.
The downside is not waterproof. but after my last leak on the teknic gore tex, i think I am done with water proof claims. I will just carry rain gear. I hate stopping more than anyone to get waterproof but i guess its a trade off I'm ok with.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:34 PM   #25
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Why would you want to bunch your nuts up with a pair of Levis?
Try a pair with the gusseted crotch. You won't go back.
He's married, his nuts are on the fridge like all us married guys.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:44 AM   #26
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Try eBay and some of the cheap Chinese/Indonsesian kevlar lined jeans.

The price is about 1/2 of name brand and surprisingly, quite durable. Finish isn't as good, but I'm still getting two years wear out of them.

Big advantage, more variety in terms of style.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:26 AM   #27
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Sliders

I have several pairs of Sliders (compacc.com) They are the only ones that come long enough for Tall People.

They also have the best coverage of Kevlar from what I have seen.

I have not tested them as yet. I am confident it will be better than denim if I ever do.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #28
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i have the sliders also but receintly got a pair of the bilt ones at cycle gear.
they fit better...the sliders have a more full fit. if you have a cg near you, they have dressing rooms so you can try them on.

http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...ans/web1009966
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:27 AM   #29
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I have several pairs of Sliders (compacc.com) They are the only ones that come long enough for Tall People.
Not true. Diamond Gussetts come with inseams up to 36".
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:48 AM   #30
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There is also this line of pants.
I have a pair of just the heavy weight firehose material.
It is very stout.

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/m...men/20201.aspx
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