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Was looking around in-store at the "jeans" for riding. They seem to lean towards the baggy fit. Couldn't find a company that makes them with a straight leg fit. Anyone has experience sourcing this? Thanks.
 

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Was looking around in-store at the "jeans" for riding. They seem to lean towards the baggy fit. Couldn't find a company that makes them with a straight leg fit. Anyone has experience sourcing this? Thanks.
Tobacco Jeans, Saint riding jeans, Resurgence ......'normal' looking jeans are out there, just expect to pay a pretty penny for them. As far as mainstream brands, Dainese seems to make the most european fit type of jeans, in my experience.
 

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Hood jeans from the UK fit exactly like Levis 501s, and if you get them with the D30 hip and knee armour, they are probably one of the more protective riding jeans out there. Expensive, but you can find them new on Ebay not infrequently as well.

http://www.hoodjeans.co.uk/

Would also double down on the suggestion above about Resurgence jeans -- they're Canadian as well, so that's a plus.
 

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I'm actually more concerned about abrasion than armor in this case. Thanks for the suggestions.
 

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I'm actually more concerned about abrasion than armor in this case. Thanks for the suggestions.
Dyneema seems to be the hot new material in that regard, even better, and certainly more breathable, than kevlar supposedly. Only brand i'm aware of that has that is the Saint jeans, but its pretty new in moto gear as a material.
 

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I will definitely check out the new Dyneema material from Saint, thanks!

Not keen on putting armor under my jeans, I'm too lazy for that :)
 

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For under take a look at forcefield stuff.

Pricey, especially now, but is very nice.
 

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Hood seem like a great buy, they had a discontinued line up a few months ago, armour and shipping included, for roughly $225

Dianese look great, but are definetely on the pricey side, and not many are armoured from what I remember.

AGV makes some options for a lower budget. Not armoured, but they look awesome. I got the AGV Corsica Kevlar jeans for $112 taxes-in a year ago.

There aren't many decent options out there with a "regular" fit in the big name brands. You either get the G-Unit ICON look, or the euro fit options.
 

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Wouldn't it be an idea to buy some kevlar sheets and sew your own kevlar into your favorite jeans?
 

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Checked out what's available in the city, in stores and was pretty dissapointed with the denim looking pants. I will be checking out the Saint brand online.

Also, I was hoping that in the last 8 year there would be much better vented leather jackets... I found the same perfed leathers from a decade ago... need to find something more breathable but still leather.
 

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Well, it is the end of the season, so selection at locl shops it going to be pretty slim. Pacific had few Dainese vented leather jackets last time I was there.

Planning a trip to L.A. anytime soon? Some massive shops down there.
 

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True, the selection was slim, but I was hoping the gear would have had some marked innovation since last I was looking. Clearly the same protection now is cheaper than before which is great. My 800$ Shoei back then is now about 350$ for example. All around, it looks like you get get geared up cheaper nowadays :)

Anyway, would love to visit LA to shop around but probably will do OK shopping online during the off season, thanks again.
 

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I second this. My Hood Jeans fit and look like a standard pair of jeans.

Hood jeans from the UK fit exactly like Levis 501s, and if you get them with the D30 hip and knee armour, they are probably one of the more protective riding jeans out there. Expensive, but you can find them new on Ebay not infrequently as well.

http://www.hoodjeans.co.uk/

Would also double down on the suggestion above about Resurgence jeans -- they're Canadian as well, so that's a plus.
 

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Wow! I just spent some time on Hood Jeans' site pricing their jeans. Their top of the line G8 Evo jean will run you $500. That's a prettty nice pair of Dainese leather race pants. But, I guess if its jeans you want, jeans is what you get.
 

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I think the companies do this so that if you want to wear leg armour under the jeans they will still fit.
Remember, the Kevlar lining helps you slide but won't protect you from the impact.
 

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FWIW, I picked up a pair of Speed and Strength from GA Checkpoint. Relax fit but not baggy. Kevlar reinforced on the ass and knee. Also has removable knee pad. About $150
 
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