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Post  ellie Wed Jun 01 2011, 06:53

I really want some 'Draggin' type kevlar jeans, has anybody got experience of owning a pair?

Also does anyone know how they stand up to sliding down the road?


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Post  terry lees Wed Jun 01 2011, 09:09

Krusty is the man to speak to, d'ont know if he's been down the road in them though.
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Post  kwakkat Wed Jun 01 2011, 12:07

both fred & i have them use them in the summer months but never tried them out i,l see if i can tie fred to the bumper & see what happens pmsl
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Post  ellie Wed Jun 01 2011, 13:09

see if i can tie fred to the bumper & see what happens

Can you make sure she rolls front and back please and on her knees and bum too? rofl2
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Post  Krusty Wed Jun 01 2011, 13:52

I had a trip down the tarmac at Oulton on Saturday and my Hood jeans are unmarked. They were hanging up in the wardrobe at the time though Very Happy

Karina's got a pair of Draggin' jeans (and Hoods) but neither of us has tested them. Hoods are a much heavier denim, much more like a work denim whereas Draggin's are much more like a normal denim jean. The kevlar looks a bit more substantial in the Hoods as well, although I don't know whether the more recent versions of either are different (I bought mine about four or five years ago.

I can see how the kevlar might save you some gravel rash in a spill but can't see how they would give comparable protection to leathers - especially with the body armour -with the jeans being a looser fit you wonder whether the knee armour will be in the right place if you come off.

Hood used to have a video on their website of them pulling a pair of jeans behind a car to simulate a crash and there were a few testimonials as well. Might be worth searching on one of the main bike forums for people's experiences?

I still wear them, but only when I'm travelling to somewhere rather than going for a ride if you get what I mean
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Post  ellie Wed Jun 01 2011, 14:16

Thanks for that, the ones I like are skinny fit so maybe not alot of room for armour.

I tried on a pair of normal ones but they were a bit blokey.

I'll have a scout round the other forum I belong to and see what they say.....

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Post  Panzerbuilder Wed Jun 01 2011, 21:18

Ellie,

I bought a pair of draggin jeans last year and have been fortunate not to test them out.

The only issue I have is where the kevlar is sown around the posteria. Asre) They are a bit rougher for sitting around in all day. (I sometimes wear them on a Friday for work if I'm on the bike and the weather is okay) Otherwise, they are the same as wearing ordinary jeans.

I do wear them with knee pads and have not shortened the legs.

They did mention, when I bought them, that Draggin or one of the others were trying for a BSI kite mark that may raise the price.
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Wed Jun 01 2011, 21:23

ellie wrote:
Also does anyone know how they stand up to sliding down the road?


Julian sells them - do you want me to ask him? he's honest to the point of doing himself out of sales if he's not impressed by something
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Post  ellie Wed Jun 01 2011, 21:58

Julian sells them - do you want me to ask him?


Wouldn't hurt to get an opinion from
someone in the know thankyou.

I'll also remember the uncomfortable arse thing Rich as I would need to sit around in them at work all day too, tho mine has more padding green smile
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Post  Panzerbuilder Wed Jun 01 2011, 23:07

I dont know Ellie. What with me at the "middle age spread" part of life. I'm sure something will go south! :lol3:
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Fri Jun 10 2011, 22:17

ellie wrote:
Julian sells them - do you want me to ask him?


Wouldn't hurt to get an opinion from
someone in the know thankyou.

I'll also remember the uncomfortable arse thing Rich as I would need to sit around in them at work all day too, tho mine has more padding green smile

i asked him he said they are good - then said the only thing is you can pay out shed loads to get a really decent pair that will really protect and you can get something a lot better for cheaper than a really decent pair - one of the ones he suggested was Halvaasars (or however you write it) - have to say they looked nice too quite tempted meself and by the spidi ones with looked like normal jeans
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