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Riding Jeans discussion - April 13, 2006, 12:30 AM

Last year I remember people asking about riding jeans. Anyone buy any? Can ya list Pro's and Con's? How do they fit? Which ones fit better than other? Made better than others? I remember Icon made some...Were they any good? Links, pictures, articles and personal experience would be appreciated! Especially if a certain brand fits a certain type of person better..FOr example, bigger persons....Skinny....yadda...yadda...


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April 13, 2006, 12:37 AM

I don't have riding jeans BUT will suggest you get armored shorts and wear it under. It's not noticeable under the jeans and could save you some bruising.


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April 13, 2006, 12:51 AM

i think riding jeans will still rip, or get real hot sinec they won't rip through.
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April 13, 2006, 11:47 AM

MCN did a comparison a couple years ago of leather gear, padded/armored textile gear, and those 'Draggin' Jeans' with the sewn-in kevlar panels at the knees & butt.

IIRC their conclusion was that the Draggin' Jeans resist abrasion better than plain old Levi's or Wrangers; but other than that they don't do much to protect your bod in a getoff and really weren't worth the cost.
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April 13, 2006, 01:39 PM

I have a pair of Draggin' Jeans. They're ok, but they seem to get pretty toasty in warm weather riding. If I had to do it all over again I think I would do what Static mentioned and get some kind of armored shorts. Luckily I've never had to test their abrasion resistance, but they seem like they would hold up well.

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April 13, 2006, 01:46 PM

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MCN did a comparison a couple years ago of leather gear, padded/armored textile gear, and those 'Draggin' Jeans' with the sewn-in kevlar panels at the knees & butt.

IIRC their conclusion was that the Draggin' Jeans resist abrasion better than plain old Levi's or Wrangers; but other than that they don't do much to protect your bod in a getoff and really weren't worth the cost.
They dont work well for "thin" folks....


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April 13, 2006, 02:01 PM

I don't know anyone thats used them but Icon has their whole field armor line. Shorts, back/chest, leg/knee, arm/shoulder. All could be worn under jackets, pants, etc. I've thought about checking them out but I'd like to hear some feedback from actual owners before hand.



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I don't know anyone thats used them but Icon has their whole field armor line. Shorts, back/chest, leg/knee, arm/shoulder. All could be worn under jackets, pants, etc. I've thought about checking them out but I'd like to hear some feedback from actual owners before hand.
I'm leaning heavily towards these options for protection under my normal riding jeans. As Nate mentioned, the Draggin' Jeans and the like don't work well for "skinny" people, and I'm certainly one of them.

I'm taking a look at NewEnough's body armor section for ideas on under clothing things I can use for extra protection.

I'd certainly like to go full leather at somepoint. But for casual riding and commuting to work, I'd rather wear my jeans I've got now and add the extra peace of mind that the knee and armored shorts would provide.


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I have a pair of icon street jeans, wore em twice. They are thicker, triple thick in the knees and butt and have vents too. I liked em. Don't wear them much.


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Had the original Draggin Jeans. Tightest pair of jeans I owned. Come fairly high up as well.
Got a pair of Draggin Jeans utility. Wanted a looser fit. They are much looser.
From what I remember when I was looking Draggin Jeans had kevlar in more areas than the Icon or Joe Rocket.
They do/did have an AMA discount.
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Unhappy Not good.. - April 14, 2006, 07:06 AM

Ask my knee about those Jeans... ouch
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I'm a girl, so your mileage may vary. I picked up some Joe Rocket ballistic mesh jeans (with padding in the knees and hips). They're easy on, easy off and they don't look all chunky and bulky like most riding jeans I've seen. They'll be cooler come summer, but I can wear them over my jeans and not look like a doofus when I take them off in public (long zippers up the legs).

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April 16, 2006, 08:12 PM

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I have a pair of icon street jeans, wore em twice. They are thicker, triple thick in the knees and butt and have vents too. I liked em. Don't wear them much.
Why dont you wear them much?


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I'm a girl, so your mileage may vary. I picked up some Joe Rocket ballistic mesh jeans (with padding in the knees and hips). They're easy on, easy off and they don't look all chunky and bulky like most riding jeans I've seen. They'll be cooler come summer, but I can wear them over my jeans and not look like a doofus when I take them off in public (long zippers up the legs).

They make armored shorts?
I was looking at those but prices are still too high for me... I'd wear them over jeans or similar...

Bohn makes armored shorts and the padding is extra thick...and not the cheap dual density foam stuff.

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May 18, 2006, 11:06 PM

Knew a guy that had a get off in the Icon Jeans and the streatch blu peice above the knee ripped open and he still got rash. I have a pair of Draggin Jeans and they inspire confidence. They have pads that are CE approved that velcro to the kevlar in the knee. Have not had a get off in them, but i like my chances if I do. Don't want to test that theory though.
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