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who has draggin jeans ?
« on: March 09, 2019, 07:03:23 AM »
Im all into saftey and surviving a crash. I found a pair of these for 5.00 at the Salvation Army...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDPcFGV9vPg
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 07:33:24 AM »
The canvas type material used in Carhart work pants are very heavy and would probably offer good protection from abrasion injuries in a crash. However sudden impact is the killer.

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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 07:55:50 AM »
Im all into saftey and surviving a crash. I found a pair of these for 5.00 at the Salvation Army...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDPcFGV9vPg

I've got a pair that's at least 10 years old and they are holding up fine.  I don't wear them that much, however.

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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 08:08:20 AM »
Im all into saftey and surviving a crash. I found a pair of these for 5.00 at the Salvation Army...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDPcFGV9vPg

I do, you got a deal for 5 bucks, but you know that : )
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 09:47:22 AM »
yeah i looked on line and they are 245! lol dollars
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 10:12:00 AM »
yeah i looked on line and they are 245! lol dollars

They must have gone up in price?? I can't see me doing that. I've had mine for a long time.
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 11:07:40 AM »
My understanding is that washing and UV degrade Kevlar over a relatively short time (2-3 years).
Is this correct?
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2019, 11:13:51 AM »
I wanted a pair, but could not bring myself to shell out the dough. I bought a pair of the Duluth Trading Co's firehose pants instead. I don't know if they offer more protection than Carhart's, but they are roomy and quite comfortable.
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2019, 11:17:00 AM »
I've had a blue & blk pr over 10 yrs. Other than fading they feel like they'd do their job if needed.

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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2019, 11:29:02 AM »
As far as the Kevlar goes. We did an experience a few years ago on 10 year old class 2 bullet proof vest that had been worn daily for 10 years. We shot several with a variety of handgun calibers and types of ammo. Every vest stopped every round with at least half the layers had not been penetrated. Stuff last for years I reckon.

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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2019, 11:58:12 AM »
Actualy 3 pairs now that I recall. 2 blue, 1 blk. 1 is lined for cold. Paid $100 for 2 reg & $120 for the lined. New.
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2019, 12:09:34 PM »
I don't care much for the low wasted fit myself. I wear regular jeans and a overpant with armour.
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2019, 01:05:17 PM »
I crash tested a pair of Draggin Jeans some years ago. The denim on the knees was destroyed, but the Kevlar didn’t have a mark on it. However, I now use Hood Motorcycle jeans, which also use an aramid fiber, but unlike DJs, it’s full coverage, not just knees and seat. Made in Great Britain.

https://www.hoodjeans.co.uk/hood-motorcycle-jeans/k7-jean-mens-blue/
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2019, 02:29:27 PM »
The canvas type material used in Carhart work pants are very heavy and would probably offer good protection from abrasion injuries in a crash. However sudden impact is the killer.

Only if the pavement is wet.  Otherwise, good for about a foot of sliding.

The Kevlar protects your skin because it doesn't heat up and has very good abrasion protection.
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 02:33:10 PM »
My understanding is that washing and UV degrade Kevlar over a relatively short time (2-3 years).
Is this correct?

Yes, UV destroys Kevlar so storing them in a dark closet when not wearing is a good thing. 

I wash my Kevlar lined pants only when needed and I hang dry them in the garage or under one of the barn wings out of the sun.
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2019, 02:41:50 PM »
Semi scientific comparo between Levis and "motorcycle " jeans:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ7CtprLUzA
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 02:49:43 PM »
I just paid $450 for a pair to use in Europe and they’re the duck’s guts.
Got the knee armour integral and they weigh a metric tonne. You just FEEL safer...!
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 03:29:01 PM »
I have worn them daily since about 2004.  I have a short commute, 7 miles, which I ride most days.

I get a couple of new pairs a year.

Crash tested once down on the freeway at about 50 mph, a belt loop came unstitched on one end, still wearable after.

Beware, no armour.

I would still like something with outside pockets for armor I could take out at work.

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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 04:24:08 PM »
I have Kevlar Draggins. They have armour pockets on the hips and knees for impact protection. They look very well made though luckily I've never tested them. There is a gear safety rating website here in Oz and Draggin rates the best. Kevlar gear rates higher than anything else. Here's the link:
https://www.motocap.com.au/products/pants
« Last Edit: March 10, 2019, 08:42:36 PM by Bobic69 »
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2019, 02:52:12 PM »
I've experienced a 75 MPH test. Denim gone quick, Kevlar held up well, however...

Mine didn't fit tight and the Kevlar gave me some serious "carpet burns" and loose fit allowed the armor on one knee to move out of position. Serious burns and abrasions on that knee. Hips and butt were fine. The crash consisted of tumbling then sliding, then fighting off the bike trying to mount me. Not really sure what was happening when trying to get away from the bike.

Had another 80 MPH get off tumble only wearing regular jeans. I grabbed my knees to keep legs from flailing about in the tumble to prevent breaking/twisting bones and joints, and came out in much better shape. Go figure.

My son has some ROK jeans that have armor pockets and fit tight. I'm thinking tight fit is way better. If I'm riding serious in twisties, I'm not wearing Kevlar riding jeans anymore, going to wear real riding pants. But that's just me. Pay your money, take your chances.
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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2019, 04:14:31 PM »
 When I wear my Kevlar lined pants I'll wear motocross knee and shin armor. Most of the time i wear my AD1 over pants.
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2019, 08:53:50 PM »
I have the Diamond Gusset kevlar jeans.https://www.gusset.com/defender Bought them from their store in TN. Used to be made in Blue Ridge GA. Don't know if they still are.  I like them but never tested them in a crash. I bought some Bohn Armor knee pads to wear with them but they must size them for elves. I cut off the blood in my legs trying to use the velcro straps. Very disappointing.

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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2019, 08:39:18 AM »
I crash tested a pair of Draggin Jeans some years ago. The denim on the knees was destroyed, but the Kevlar didn’t have a mark on it. 

How did your knees fare? 

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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2019, 08:54:40 AM »
How did your knees fare?

Both knees had extensive friction burns, but that was a lot better than contact with the asphalt would have been. Bigger problem was eight broken ribs and one broken collarbone. Ugh.

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Re: who has draggin jeans ?
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2019, 09:10:28 AM »
I've got several pair of Draggin Jeans, as well as a pair of Joe Rockets. I like the Draggins best. My black ones have a pair of D30 CE-1 pads in the knees. I wear them a little loose, which seems to feel just right when on the bike. The black ones seem to fit a little looser. I had my right knee replaced a couple of years ago. I can't help wondering what that piece of hardware will do in a crash...

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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2019, 09:18:15 AM »
I've been wearing Ugly Bros for several years now. Just got me a new pair, Kevlar from the knee up. I always wear them with knee and hip armour in.

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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2019, 06:11:59 PM »
As far as the Kevlar goes. We did an experience a few years ago on 10 year old class 2 bullet proof vest that had been worn daily for 10 years. We shot several with a variety of handgun calibers and types of ammo. Every vest stopped every round with at least half the layers had not been penetrated. Stuff last for years I reckon.

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« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2019, 07:54:59 PM »
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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2019, 05:09:08 AM »
Had mine for 12 years or so, holding up great.  I recall previous discussions about them doing better in abrasion protection if worn with silk(?) longjohns underneath.
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