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    does anyone know what the difference is between all the brands of riding jeans and why such big difference in price?

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    Dunno 'bout over there, but here in Aus there's a fairly significant difference in the quality & amount of the high tech (& therefore fairly expensive) anti-abrasive material used, like Kevlar, Nomex, & Aramid or whatever!

    Some brands use fairly cheap/basic 'protective' material & some often only protect your butt & maybe your knees; while other more expensive brands can use higher quality (& even more expensive) material that is more abrasion resistant AND thermally stable & the more expensive brands often protect more areas if not ALL the skin that they cover instead of just those most at risk! And some companies simply charge more than others because they reckon their brand name carries more 'worth' to the customer than the lesser known (but possibly more protective) brands! So just like with every other purchase, you hafta do your research before shelling out your hard earned!!
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    The more popular the brand...the higher the price. Seems to be the way.

    Personally, I like Kevlar lined jeans for most riding. I know they are not perfect...but should be better than just denim. I do know this is a calculated risk. Have a couple pairs. Both were ballpark $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Aawen View Post
    Dunno 'bout over there, but here in Aus there's a fairly significant difference in the quality & amount of the high tech (& therefore fairly expensive) anti-abrasive material used, like Kevlar, Nomex, & Aramid or whatever!

    Some brands use fairly cheap/basic 'protective' material & some often only protect your butt & maybe your knees; while other more expensive brands can use higher quality (& even more expensive) material that is more abrasion resistant AND thermally stable & the more expensive brands often protect more areas if not ALL the skin that they cover instead of just those most at risk! And some companies simply charge more than others because they reckon their brand name carries more 'worth' to the customer than the lesser known (but possibly more protective) brands! So just like with every other purchase, you hafta do your research before shelling out your hard earned!!
    thanks, that explains some of it to me that i didn't really know

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    Kevlar can help save your hide: buy them!

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    Not as comfortable as MC riding pants. KLIM Olympia etc. plus they are padded. Denim Jeans are designed for standing and working, MC pants are designed and cut for sitting. More room for the family if you know what I mean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post

    . More room for the family if you know what I mean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Yup: we know!

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    bob, where the hell do you find these photo's and WHY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post

    Not as comfortable as MC riding pants. KLIM Olympia etc. plus they are padded. Denim Jeans are designed for standing and working, MC pants are designed and cut for sitting. More room for the family if you know what I mean!
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    That may be true for off the shelf denim Levi’s, Jack, but Spectacular was asking about riding jeans. Draggin Jeans and many others make denim jeans specifically for riding, that are designed for sitting, have more room for the family, are lined with Kevlar etc. They are every bit as comfortable as Klim, Revit, etc In fact, I find my Draggins MORE comfortable and protective than my Klims.

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    I have a pair of Speed and Strength. They have Kevlar in the Butt and Knees, which is ok if they fit you, they don't me. I have a 34W X28 the shortest they have is 32. The Kevlar in the knee hit me in the shins, which is not where I need the protection! Their price is like $149 or something like that. I contacted them to see it they could/would make a pair to fit me. NOPE! They suggested that I take my jeans to a seamstress and have them altered. Oh that is just great.. Only cost me another $75.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post

    Not as comfortable as MC riding pants. KLIM Olympia etc. plus they are padded. Denim Jeans are designed for standing and working, MC pants are designed and cut for sitting. More room for the family if you know what I mean!

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    I would agree with you on riding pants. Jeans are much hotter in the summer riding season. A good pair on Olympia Air Glide pants are much more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
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    Lol, awesome. Pretty sure my wife took mine a few decades ago so Im looking for riding jeans too!

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    Diamond gusset makes motorcycle jeans with Kevlar built in to them. They are made here in Tennessee and you can order them on line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Yup: we know!

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    Now thaat's a big family..

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    https://www.gusset.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two cats View Post
    Diamond gusset makes motorcycle jeans with Kevlar built in to them. They are made here in Tennessee and you can order them on line
    Thanks for passing that along, it’s nice to be able to pick an inseam instead of ending up with 6 extra inches dragging under your heel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two cats View Post
    Diamond gusset makes motorcycle jeans with Kevlar built in to them. They are made here in Tennessee and you can order them on line
    Diamond Gusset is my choice of riding jeans...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftCoast View Post
    ...it’s nice to be able to pick an inseam instead of ending up with 6 extra inches dragging under your heel.
    If your inseam is dragging under your heel, you're doing it wrong...

    Sorry, couldn't resist. You're right, of course, about it being a literal pain to deal with a limited, generic sizing pattern. I'll have to check them out. I'm not crazy about the price/performance of the MC pants options I've seen, but at some level it's just silly of me to quibble over the extra cost when the downside in a crash/slide is literally thousands of dollars.
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    Holy "pig Sty" Batman thems Biggly!

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    Interesting. I too have the S&S jeans with similar issues but moving the pads only cost me $20 (PM me for a cheaper alterations lady). And I had to have them taken up in the waist. They're near perfect now except the zipper wants to come down an inch every time no matter what and that will mean a new zipper. Even after all the alterations they are a good buy IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftCoast View Post
    Thanks for passing that along, it’s nice to be able to pick an inseam instead of ending up with 6 extra inches dragging under your heel.
    Send the extra 6 inches over here, LeftCoast......Be grateful you can at least shorten them. They don’t make them long enough for me

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    Ha! You got it Pete. I may keep 3 inche# though for my seemingly ever expanding waist!
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    Seems to me that for Spyder riding, it's wrong to put the focus on Kevlar. Nothing wrong with it, of course, but Kevlar is best used as protection against road rash caused by sliding, a real risk on a two-wheeler, particularly in a low-side at a turn on loose gravel or sand. On a Spyder, however, it seems to me that the biggest risk is simply getting thrown off and landing hard, such as in a rear-end collision or a car strike or even accidentally running off the road. In those situations you're unlikely to slide very much. I would be more concerned with knee and hip injury than with road rash. Because of this, I suggest that knee and hip armor is more important than Kevlar when choosing jeans - or better yet, when used together with Kevlar.

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