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Old 08-01-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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How much protection does this provide?

I saw the joe rocket kevlar jeans and was just curious as to how much protection they provide as compared to leather.

Obviously I know it is less, but say leather is a 10... the kevlar jeans are a ?

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http://www.joerocket.com/catalog/ind...s/Rocket_Jeans
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I laid my bike down at 40mph when some drunk to occupy the same piece of road I was. Another incident it was 50 mph. Both times I was wearing quality jeans and had little burnthrough in them. I'd think that Kevlar would be substantially better.
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I own a pair, but have never been down in them. they were a gift, I wear them on slower rides. I prefer leather.
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the jeans are only reinforced in certain areas with kevlar, they are not 100% kevlar. also, leather riding pants have armor which protect from impact. kevlar jeans only protect certain areas from abrasion.
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I would rather get kicked in the then go down in those.
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i wore full leathers when I rode and i was fine.
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I think you know well wearing full leathers in Houston summer heat is absolutely ridiculous. You may have done it, but most people aren't that ridiculous.


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I think you know well wearing full leathers in Houston summer heat is absolutely ridiculous. You may have done it, but most people aren't that ridiculous.
i have done some rides and been in leathers in the heat of summer....
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i would give them a 5. since nobody is anwsering the ?. its the best you can do besides leather. i would also add armor if riding hard. its better than regular stuff !
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I think you know well wearing full leathers in Houston summer heat is absolutely ridiculous. You may have done it, but most people aren't that ridiculous.
my dainese leathers flowed lots of air and I was cooler wearing them than jeans. the also protected my legs from the heat of undertail exhaust, so yes I was cooler wearing them that jeans. no, it's not ridiculous, there is just this stupid stigma around this part of the country that wearing leathers is un-cool. of course is you buy non-ventilated leathers your gonna burn up....duh! buy the right equipment for the climate your gonna ride in...
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the theme is full leathers... they really payed off when the blonde in the oldsmobile decided to make a hood ornament out of me. only bruised a nerve in my foot.
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I have 2 pairs of kevlar-reinforced jeans (ICON) but never went down. One other thing to keep in mind is that, atleast for my gortex/denim blended jeans, it's not recommended to dry them using a dryer...so you air dry it and it looks wrinkled and hoboesque. They are a nice alternative though when leathers just won't do.

But I am like others on here. I have been preferring to ride in full leathers over full non-leather gear (reinforced jeans, race boots, knee guards, leather jacket, back protector, etc). For starters, it's nice to have everything (but the back protector) integrated. It fits great on the bike and airflow is surprisingly good - and mind you, this is black leather. Black EVERYTHING.

The only time I sweat is when I am at a complete stand still or in traffic and you're going to sweat regardless.

I think reinforced jeans offer a false sense of security, but thats my opinion.
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And you wear full leathers going to work...doing errands...riding to a buddy's house, etc...?
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I laid my bike down at 40mph when some drunk to occupy the same piece of road I was. Another incident it was 50 mph. Both times I was wearing quality jeans and had little burnthrough in them. I'd think that Kevlar would be substantially better.
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I think you know well wearing full leathers in Houston summer heat is absolutely ridiculous. You may have done it, but most people aren't that ridiculous.
LOTS of guys do weekend rides in full leather.


IMO -
Shorts = 0
khakis = 2-3
Denim = 4-5
Kevlar reinforced = 5-6
Leather = 10

The reasoning behind my opinion -

My brother-in-law has two pair of these Kevlar reinforced jeans - I think he's been down in them once and they held up fine. My hostage, my sister, my cousin, and countless friends have gone down in regular jeans, though, and the denim held up fine in every situation. My sister actually slid down the highway on her , and the jeans fully protected her.

I've seen guys wreck when their denim did allow a hole in their knees, but that could have been prevented with knee guards. After seeing their protective qualities, I would not spend the money on Kevlar reinforced jeans over wearing denim.

Leather offers the BEST protection by far - but if heat is your concern, then regular denim is fine. Especially for commuting or running errands.
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my dainese leathers flowed lots of air and I was cooler wearing them than jeans. the also protected my legs from the heat of undertail exhaust, so yes I was cooler wearing them that jeans. no, it's not ridiculous, there is just this stupid stigma around this part of the country that wearing leathers is un-cool. of course is you buy non-ventilated leathers your gonna burn up....duh! buy the right equipment for the climate your gonna ride in...
+100000, I draw the line at leaving the pucks on though.

I wear either depending on WHAT kind of riding I'm planning on doing.
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I think you know well wearing full leathers in Houston summer heat is absolutely ridiculous. You may have done it, but most people aren't that ridiculous.
I ride full leathers Monday through Friday on my commute. Woodlands to 290 and Eldridge. I've learned not to leave at 5 so I don't have to sit in that terrible beltway traffic. That's the only time it's awful.
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