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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Shift jeans

Thinking about getting these. They have kevlar reinforcements and look pretty nice. Anyone had any experience with them?

http://shop.shiftracing.com/ecomm/Pr...=70096317F.jpg

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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Those do look nice, let us know how they are.

I'm stopping by the local store to checkem out.
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First time seeing these, what the cost?
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hhmmmmmm.......
i'm in the market for some riding jeans.
gonna have to check into these.

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Do you know where they're reinforced? I wanted to buy some Draggin Jeans which are kevlar reinforced also but ended up not getting them because of the price. Too bad I wouldn't fit into those anyways, not that I mind wearing men's clothes.

I didn't see anything on that link about the reinforced areas other than that they were but I know the Icon riding jeans are only reinforced in the knees, which to me isn't enough.

Let us know how they are
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Emailed Shift about the jeans because I too what some butt protection. Here's what they said:

"The Torque denim has protection in the knees and seat area. This is done with three layers of material sewn together, the (1)outshell of denim, (2) a layer of Kevlar/Nylon blend weave, (3) a layer of thin soft poplin for comfort against the skin (the kevlar has a little bit of a rough finish, so the poplin is mainly there for comfort). It is not removable and mainly helps protect against abrasion, but not really impact.

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Shift Racing Team"


Might order them this week. Still debating whether I want leather. But if I do get them I'll give a review.
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Emailed Shift about the jeans because I too what some butt protection. Here's what they said:

"The Torque denim has protection in the knees and seat area. This is done with three layers of material sewn together, the (1)outshell of denim, (2) a layer of Kevlar/Nylon blend weave, (3) a layer of thin soft poplin for comfort against the skin (the kevlar has a little bit of a rough finish, so the poplin is mainly there for comfort). It is not removable and mainly helps protect against abrasion, but not really impact.

Regards,
Shift Racing Team"


Might order them this week. Still debating whether I want leather. But if I do get them I'll give a review.
Ah, that's good to know. Thanks
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check these out also.....

http://www.atvsupply.com/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=9097

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Never bought any but I see them in my local shops and there always on clearance for a good price and you can try them on instead of waiting for your internet order but jus my
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Thinking about getting these. They have kevlar reinforcements and look pretty nice. Anyone had any experience with them?

http://shop.shiftracing.com/ecomm/Pr...=70096317F.jpg

Got to check out these jeans at the local store last weekend & they seemed very thin, for a jean thats suppose to be re-inforced. Otherwise they were very nice jeans, probably good for trip up to bike night, I wouldnt count on these for SMRs though.
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CRAP!! I found a site that reviewed the Shift, Sliders and Icon Riding Jeans, but the link is at work!

Anyway- they also had reviews of the A* cargo pant things and Draggin Jeans. Of the lot, Draggin came out on top. The A* were about the only ones with armor pockets, but the Draggin had the best and most kevlar, and heaviest denim, and came in custom sizes.

I wonder if you could get Draggin to stitch in a set of armor pockets for a few bucks more?
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CRAP!! I found a site that reviewed the Shift, Sliders and Icon Riding Jeans, but the link is at work!

Anyway- they also had reviews of the A* cargo pant things and Draggin Jeans. Of the lot, Draggin came out on top. The A* were about the only ones with armor pockets, but the Draggin had the best and most kevlar, and heaviest denim, and came in custom sizes.

I wonder if you could get Draggin to stitch in a set of armor pockets for a few bucks more?
I'm not surprised Draggin Jeans came out on top, they're good quality. I'm sure you could email them and offer lots of money for it..then maybe. Or you could find a girl who knows how to sew and have her do it for you for free.
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I'm not surprised Draggin Jeans came out on top, they're good quality. I'm sure you could email them and offer lots of money for it..then maybe. Or you could find a girl who knows how to sew and have her do it for you for free.
Is that an offer?




Actually, I can sew- it just ain't pretty. And I don't know that I'd trust it for something with that much stress on it.
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Draggin' Jeans is the best but I bought Alpine Star denim because I can get them for a lot cheaper than Draggin' pants and I don't think that the differences in protection is enough to warrant the extra bucks. After all, when I want to do some serious riding, I put on my proper riding pants and only save denim for riding locally.
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