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Kevlar jeans with strap-on knee/shin protectors and armored shorts has saved my ass and legs from needing nothing more than to having to buy another pair of Shift Torques.

I am a believer in kev-jeans, but you've GOTTA wear the supporting under armor for impact protection for the benefit of the jeans' abrasion protection to be worth it.

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Mercury 2.0 Pant |Motorcycle Gear || Fieldsheer



Super easy to put on/remove, and you can wear them over jeans, work pants, etc.
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For that price you might as well buy some used leather though... Yeesh.
And then you're right back to the 'I don't feel like putting on leather riding pants' debacle

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Jeans serve well enough up to about 45 MPH, give or take. But go down at freeway speeds and you're going to wish you'd chosen more wisely.



Keep in mind that the energy your clothes need to scrub off increases with the square of your speed and also depends on body mass. Lighter people can get away with lighter gear.
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Jeans serve well enough up to about 45 MPH, give or take. But go down at freeway speeds and you're going to wish you'd chosen more wisely.



Keep in mind that the energy your clothes need to scrub off increases with the square of your speed and also depends on body mass. Lighter people can get away with lighter gear.
Pfft. Really? Sometimes people may get away with it... But a blanket statement that jeans will work up to 45mph is ridiculous IMO. You can slide for a long time at 45mph. This isn't even taking impact into consideration either.


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Pfft. Really? Sometimes people may get away with it... But a blanket statement that jeans will work up to 45mph is ridiculous IMO. You can slide for a long time at 45mph. This isn't even taking impact into consideration either.
Reading is fundamental. I said "give or take", "well enough", and also mentioned body weight. Actual results are going to depend on the surface itself, the thickness/construction of the jeans, the weight of the individual wearing them, and the nature of the slide/tumble.

And sorry, but leather or textiles don't magically make your femur, tibia, or fibula immune to striking a solid object.

In my case, jeans held up very well in a 40 MPH slide.

But at no point did I say that jeans work in all cases at 45 MPH. Nice straw man.
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Super easy to put on/remove, and you can wear them over jeans, work pants, etc.
Literally just got these shipped last week, and with the removable liner and getting a pair in 2XL, I can slide them over my jeans and ride to work in the 30's and actually be hot when I get off the bike. Plus they have great knee/shin protection, some padded areas around the arse/hips, and in the summer I can take the liner out and they breathe well enough too. Found them for $100 dollars. With how easy they are to get on/off, there is no reason not to wear them.
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Reading is fundamental. I said "give or take", "well enough", and also mentioned body weight. Actual results are going to depend on the surface itself, the thickness/construction of the jeans, the weight of the individual wearing them, and the nature of the slide/tumble.

And sorry, but leather or textiles don't magically make your femur, tibia, or fibula immune to striking a solid object.

In my case, jeans held up very well in a 40 MPH slide.

But at no point did I say that jeans work in all cases at 45 MPH. Nice straw man.
Don't give me that reading is fundamental shit. I read what you said, and I understood what you said. Your take away point was that jeans will work up to about 45mph. If your point was that they can work, given the right circumstances, than just tell us you survived a 40 mph slide so that we can take your anecdotal evidence into account. I didn't create a straw man to argue with.

I never said leather or textiles will magically make the bones you mentioned immune to striking a solid object. However, most riding pants do have at least knee pads, which provide some impact protection for your knees. Furthermore, thick leathers do provide some impact resistance, though not all that much.

A lot can happen in a crash under 45mph. If you choose to wear jeans, it's your body. I just don't think that's good advice to give.


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Literally just got these shipped last week, and with the removable liner and getting a pair in 2XL, I can slide them over my jeans and ride to work in the 30's and actually be hot when I get off the bike. Plus they have great knee/shin protection, some padded areas around the arse/hips, and in the summer I can take the liner out and they breathe well enough too. Found them for $100 dollars. With how easy they are to get on/off, there is no reason not to wear them.
I used them all year round, gets a lil hot during the summer, but other than that, they are awesome. Cant go wrong with them, specially if you commute on the bike.
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So let me get this straight... the guy crashes while wearing jeans, admits that alot of the injuries would have been avoided had he been wearing something more substantial, and then ends it by saying he'll continue to ride in jeans - that spending two weeks in bed-rest is worth it over the hassle of dealing with actual protective gear just so that he can be fashionable while riding around town? /facepalm
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So let me get this straight... the guy crashes while wearing jeans, admits that alot of the injuries would have been avoided had he been wearing something more substantial, and then ends it by saying he'll continue to ride in jeans - that spending two weeks in bed-rest is worth it over the hassle of dealing with actual protective gear just so that he can be fashionable while riding around town? /facepalm
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You hit the nail on the head. The author is a real smart dude.
Based on the his picture, his location, and his link, he is a photographer, possibly involved in the fashion/entertainmen industry. Further based on the the fact that he doesn't have any big names listed, he is probably aspiring. As such, he worried about his image, as first impressions are incredibly important.

On that note, he should wear kevlar re-inforced slacks/jeans. They make stylish attire that provides protection.

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