Video-Many of you Bikaholics out there wear traditional leather chaps to protect your legs from the elements and to give you some limited protection if you were to go down. There is nothing wrong with chaps if that's how you choose to roll. I just don't like the inconvenience of taking them on and off, the bulkiness, and weight.
I am a rather progressive biker when it comes to equipment and I'm always looking for better things. Especially, things that have style to them and can protect me better than old school traditional motorcycle cruiser gear.
There are an array of companies now making protective riding jeans. They vary in the protective materials they use and in price. These jeans offer protection from the elements and offer so much more protection than chaps if you were to go down on your motorcycle.
In this video, I am focusing on the Drayko Drift Riding Jeans. The Drift from Drayko are low-rise, relaxed fit riding jeans made with Military+ Grade DuPont™ Kevlar® and DSM Dyneema®, The World's Strongest Fiber. Drayko Drift jeans have Kevlar panels in key areas such as the knees, hips, and seat area that need protection if you go down. In contrast, jeans such as Rokker Red Selvage Jeans, have a protective layer of 100% Schoeller-Dynatec running the entire inside of the jeans, which of course greatly increases the price. The Rokker Red Selvage jeans full interior protective panels did keep my legs warmer than the Drayko Drift jeans limited lining (panels) during cold weather riding.
The Rokker Red Selvage jeans full interior protective panels did keep my legs warmer than the Drayko Drift jeans limited lining (panels) during cold weather riding. Both jeans were about the same when riding in hot weather and they do breath a bit. They are hotter than regular jeans of course but totally bearable.
The Drayko lining features a world-leading combination of Kevlar and Dyneema, and is soft, breathable, flexible, non-allergenic and vastly superior to basic woven or knitted Kevlar alternatives. Drayko's revolutionary lining takes advantage of Dyneema's amazing strength to weight ratio to deliver unrivaled safety and comfort.
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Hand distressed denim
34″ inseam allows rider to hem to length
Loose fit with low waist
Modern street style fashion jean
Loose leg for comfort and fits over riding boots
Wide belt loops
Zip fly and no rivets on the back for safety
Large coin pocket on left for easy access