Seven Reviews of Motorcycle Riding Jeans

1 / 7
Icon’s Insulated Denim Pants
2 / 7
Hang ’Em High Jeans from Speed and Strength
3 / 7
Shift Lodown Jeans
4 / 7
DSX Denim Pants from Cortech
5 / 7
Arborwear Gusseted Canvas pants from Aerostich
6 / 7
Relaxed Draggin’ Jeans
7 / 7
Triumph Kep Jeans

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1. Hang ‘Em High Jeans from Speed and Strength are made from 13-ounce denim that comes in a pre-distressed, light blue color. Sewn inside the seat and the knees is a layer of aramid fiber to provide extra protection. They also feature articulated knees and boot-cut legs. We found the fit to be quite tight, so consider ordering these one size bigger in the waist and one size longer in the legs if you want them to be a little looser in the seat and to come all the way down to your ankles (and over your boots) when riding. The aramid lining is cool and comfortable, and aside from the “Speed and Strength” lettering across the right back pocket they’re fairly understated. Price: $89.96 More info:

2. Icon’s Insulated Denim Pants are a bit loud for our tastes, but they sure are functional. Made of 14-ounce denim with integrated aramid reinforced knee and hip panels (but not in the seat), these jeans feature a removable, insulated, washable lining (think flannel pajama pants) that helps keep you warm on cooler days. We found the cut to be full if a little baggy, but the extra material made them comfortable riding a variety of different bikes. Their extra length keeps them covering the tops of your boots while riding, and though loose fitting, they don’t seem to flap in the wind like we feared. We like riding jeans when it’s warmer and prefer a pair of leather or textile overpants when it’s cooler, but these would be another great option to have in the closet for those in-between times. Price: $125. More info:

3. Made of 14-ounce denim with Kevlar-reinforced panels in key areas for safety and abrasion resistance, these Shift Lodown Jeans also feature stretch rib panels for maximum mobility. The most affordable jeans here, they feature a five-pocket design and a relaxed, ergonomic fit. They are available in both a lighter blue shade and the dark indigo shown here. We ordered a 34/34 and found them to fit very loosely compared to regular jeans. Unless you like your jeans baggy, we’d recommend considering another pair in this list. Price: $79.95. More info:

4. The DSX Denim Pants from Cortech are made of 13.5-ounce denim with perforated Brazilian leather panels used as a lining in the seat and knees. The panels also form a pocket in the knees for holding the removable CE-approved knee armor. We like that they come with knee armor, though we didn’t find it to be very comfortable once installed. With a bit of break-in we think the pads would soften a bit and become more comfortable. Without the pads, they are nice jeans right from first wear. We’ve found these pants to fit a bit small, and would advise ordering them one size larger in the waist than what you normally wear. Available in classic blue (light blue), blue or black. Price: $99.99. More info:

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