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Kevlar jeans, any good?

Been thinking about buying some Kevlar jeans for that casual look. Any experience about comfort and strenght on these?
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Thanks for the link. I have been thinking about going this route instead of dealing with the chaps all the time.

I also found this company. http://www.gussetclothing.com/ They sell a set they call "defender motorcycle jean". I thought about these.

Oh yeah and these http://www.dragginjeans.com/

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I just ordered a pair of Draggin' Jeans. I don't know what the product is like yet, but I will say they have an insanely efficient sales system. It sent me an email after checkout saying the order was paid/unshipped. 30 minutes later I get an email saying the order is paid and shipped. I wish everything worked like that.
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Okay. I'm impressed with Draggin'. I placed a second order, thinking I'll get my girl a set of jeans too. I got a reply in short order - from a human - advising they hadn't charged me shipping on the second pair of jeans and would just ship in the same package.
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But if you fall of your bike, will the pants twist from det friction?
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But if you fall of your bike, will the pants twist from det friction?
I'm sure there would be a certain amount of twisting and riding up (I've done the slide...) depending on how you slide, but I'm here to tell you it's best to keep something between your skin and the ground. You'd be surprised how fast regular blue jeans will tear up.
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I'm sure there would be a certain amount of twisting and riding up (I've done the slide...) depending on how you slide, but I'm here to tell you it's best to keep something between your skin and the ground. You'd be surprised how fast regular blue jeans will tear up.
A few feet in blue jeans and they are toast. I mean how many pairs of jeans did we go threw as kids. I know I have blasted the knees out of several pair just dumping a bicycle. Let alone a motorcycle doing road speeds.

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I was thinking more about if its as safe as a "regular"/ leather pants. I imagine leather pants makes less friction. My point is that is these kevlar pants less safe than other standard riding pants?
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Here's a "Field Test" I found offhand that's an interesting read.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=377832
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