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Author Topic: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?  (Read 1655 times)

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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2013, 04:47:29 PM »
 :D Upper 20s definitely constitutes a heatwave by UK standards  8)
We've all gone sun crazy - we didn't have a summer at all last year. Well - a couple of days here & there, but mostly the rain was just a bit warmer for a few weeks.... :(
But yeah, it's so good to get on the bike without piling on all the gear. Even the nights have been warm and I chanced a quick thrash without the helmet the other evening, just a few miles up the road & back. Haven't done that since about 1970!  Wonderful feeling   ;D 8)
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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2013, 04:51:01 PM »
I will deny that if any UK rozzers are reading this..... ;)
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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2013, 05:33:47 PM »
I just ordered the Hoods with armor. They just look like they are superior in all respects to the American versions. And when they drop that VAT off there's only $15 or $20 difference in then over Draggin Jeans. Besides they list the shortest leg length of any of them which has been my biggest concern. Most American ones I've tried on end up with the armor down the middle of my shin! Cutting off the cuff isn't the answer.
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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2013, 05:41:17 PM »
  I chanced a quick thrash without the helmet the other evening, just a few miles up the road & back. Haven't done that since about 1970!  Wonderful feeling   ;D 8)
Yep, feels intoxicating. I purchased an old skool 3/4 metal flake color helmet ( Taiwan made,..ebay) for those "hot days". Usually wear a full face with screen, cause its so wet and cold here. No helmet or headlight on law here. 
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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2013, 06:41:37 AM »
Has anyone tried Kevlar lined jeans sold as 'Draggin Jeans' by Fast Company of NC (US).

 This guy did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUKzAORD35I
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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2013, 02:03:30 PM »
Yep, feels intoxicating. I purchased an old skool 3/4 metal flake color helmet ( Taiwan made,..ebay) for those "hot days". Usually wear a full face with screen, cause its so wet and cold here. No helmet or headlight on law here. 

I broke down and bought a Skid Lid original half helmet last month.  It's been so hot here I had sweat running into my eyes with my full face and I don't like NOT wearing a helmet.  Since I bought it, I almost never leave home without it.  It's light and comfortable and leaves my face open for the wind.  I got a great price on it too!

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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2013, 01:39:33 AM »
There is only one "Original" half helmet, or porridge pot, or pudding bowl!. they are made by Davida. True-to-the-original 40s and 50s stuff down to the cork liner! No new fangled material, nothing. Just the real deal! Nothing else need apply.
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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2013, 05:24:56 PM »
I got my Hood Jeans a couple of days ago, 5 days from ordering to receipt! They are very heavy material! They even fit my squatty body. They offer the shortest leg length available from any of the motorcycle Jeans makers.
Anyway, very happy with them. $190 with armor and shipping.
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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2013, 06:33:21 PM »
I got my Hood Jeans a couple of days ago, 5 days from ordering to receipt! They are very heavy material! They even fit my squatty body. They offer the shortest leg length available from any of the motorcycle Jeans makers.
Anyway, very happy with them. $190 with armor and shipping.
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Did you order the same size (waist and inseam) as your other non-riding (casual wear) denims.

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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2013, 09:54:59 PM »
I ordered them a bit shorter than the store bought ones because you can't find them that short at the stores. But the waist is what I usually wear and these fit just comfortably loose. A little room to grow. Not that I want to! A size up or down wouldn't have been good!
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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2013, 01:03:43 AM »
The jeans went on a 175 mile ride today, some of it over 100o temps. They were probably a bit warmer that my normal garb, but they were pretty much not regarded on the ride. They were great in their anonomity! The afternoon heat still sucks, though!
In fact, the whole ride wasn't too great as most of it was battling cages on freeways. I went to Malibu for a Guzzi lunch at the Rock store. Once I get into the mountains over there the ride was fun. Three other Guzziists showed and we had a nice visit. A guy from Motociclismo, an Italian motorcycle magazine was there taking pictures and doing an article for the magazine about Guzzis. So we all had our pictures taken with the Guzzis for an article in the September issue!
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Re: Kevlar Jeans Anyone ?
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2013, 04:36:10 AM »
I got my Hood Jeans a couple of days ago, 5 days from ordering to receipt! They are very heavy material! They even fit my squatty body. They offer the shortest leg length available from any of the motorcycle Jeans makers.
Anyway, very happy with them. $190 with armor and shipping.
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Glad to hear that you like Hood jeans and they are worth the money.  It will last several years.

On a side note - finished the video on this topic if anyone is interested. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fZrCa2O4No


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