I’ve been meaning to write about my new biking jeans for some time but before I knew it, summer has gone and I’d still not put anything on the blog!
I’ve been wearing these jeans a fair bit over the summer months and have found them to be super comfy regardless of which bike I’ve been on.
I wanted a pair that obviously had some Kevlar stitched in to protect against a slide along tarmac and knee/hip protection was an added bonus. I’ve tried on a few pairs of biking jeans and found many to be tight and not have much give in them, making it uncomfortable when riding.
The particular pair of jeans I’ve ended up with were unique in that they had flexible panels stitched in that allowed them to give in certain areas, making them more comfortable.
Having the stretch panels in the jeans meant that when sitting down on the bike the legs aren’t pulled tight by the action of the padded knees being flexed round the curve of the knee. This made the jeans very comfortable for all day riding.
The jeans are made of quite thick material and aren’t light but they do protect quite well against the wind when riding. I was also surprised how well they handled very light showers not letting any water through to my legs.
The jeans are nicely put together with strong stitching throughout and don’t look too different from a normal pair of Wrangler/Levi jeans apart from the stretch panels. I didn’t find them too warm on the odd hot summer day either which was a plus as there’s nothing worse than riding in sweaty trousers!
Overall, I’m really pleased with the biking jeans and have enjoyed wearing them over the summer on both my Versys 1000 and my little CRF250 Rally, even when riding some gentle dirt tracks in the sun.
More info including the price on the Inpreda website: