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Old 05-11-2014, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default Motorcycle Riding Denim Jeans

I'm just curious to know what folks are wearing as far as Kevlar riding jeans for protection? I've looked at several ranging from the Bilt Iron Workers to the Icon Victory but I haven't decided on anything yet. I'm looking for protection but a decent price as well. Please weigh in.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:39 AM   #2
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I used to wear leather chaps, no, they weren't in tune with sports bike attire really, but they were certainly effective when I went down the couple of times that I did go down. And they were cool temp wise. I used to wear them to my gigs and just keep them on. But not really sports bike attire.

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Old 05-12-2014, 03:06 PM   #3
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I have thought of getting a pair of chaps for my commute to work in the hotter months myself.

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Old 05-12-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
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I went with Diamond Gusset Defender jeans. Well made and very comfortable. I also like the fact that they are made in the US.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:26 PM   #5
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Default Finally decided

I finally decided on the Sliders 4.0 riding jeans. After a lot of reading, it seemed like they offered more protection and bang for the buck than some of the others suck as Icon and others.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:34 AM   #6
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I wear these:


Lots of kevlar = lots of protection.

But they can feel quite hot in summer.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:13 AM   #7
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Those look pretty good
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:36 AM   #8
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Draggin Jeans are made in Hickory, NC. Some of the local riders call up to the factory occasionally and make an appointment for a groupride to stop in and buy some jeans. Usually they give a decent discount to the group if enough people show up.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:22 PM   #9
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I've had a pair of Icon Anthem jeans for about 10 years. I love them and they are finally worn out now but not a whole lot of protection. Better than regular jeans and more comfortable. I also wear Shift Torque jeans. They held up great in a tumble I took. I just ordered a pair of Bull-it jeans but I haven't got them yet. Reports say they are better than Draggin jeans. We'll see
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:07 PM   #10
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I still have a set of Draggin Jeans. Awesome product.
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