Why are some protective jeans so much more expensive than others?
Quite simply put, it is the quality of the components used in manufacturing the garments.
The reason some manufacturers choose to ‘water down’ there Kevlar type material is to save costs, but at what expense? The manufacturing process for polymer-based materials, which is where PEKEV, Kevlar, Covec and Dyneema originate from, is complex and costly. Use less off it, less costly, but also less protection in the jean. It is a decision you need to make when purchasing a pair; spend more money and be more protected, spend less and be less protected. If you opt for higher levels of protection I advise looking for jeans that are CE certified to assure yourself of that level of protection, how do you know what that is and how effective it is otherwise? Without using them in an accident, at which point its too late, an untested pair of jeans is an uncertain pair of jeans.
Different types of motorbike jeans
Top tips for buying protective motorcycle jeans:
There is no substitute for trying the jeans you want on. Good online retailers, like us, will happily swop sizes out for you to ensure you get the correct ones.
Whatever pair you end up buying I recommend you choosing the best level of protection you can afford primarily, CE certified if you can, after all you only have one body and one layer of skin.
Resurgence Gear Inc.
I selected the Resurgence Gear range for Salt Flats Clothing, because they are one of few manufacturers with CE certified jeans, and at the higher level 2 with the highest rating for abrasion resistance. Oh and yes I wear them myself..
The non CE certified jeans are also manufactured to the same specification with the same materials, just with less of the protective PEKEV lining, making them a cheaper alternative to the CE Voyager ones.
Resurgence Gear is an innovation company racking up a number of firsts; with the first ladies CE certified jeans and the first CE certified cargo trousers, leading with fashionably styled jeans. Expect to see a Café Racer inspired pair of PEKEV lined Selvedge motorcycle jeans very soon.
Click here to see the Resurgence Gear range.
Keep checking back here regularly, I will be covering jackets, gloves and helmets soon.....
|Waist Circumference||30" / 76.2cm||32" / 81.3cm||34" / 86.4cm||36" / 91.4cm||38" / 96.5cm||40" / 101.6cm||42" / 106.7cm||44" / 111.8cm|
|Inseam||30" / 76.2cm OR 32" / 81.3cm OR 34" / 86.4cm|
|Waist Circumference||28" / 71cm||30" / 76.2cm||32" / 81.3cm||34" / 86.4cm||36" / 91.4cm||38" / 96.5cm|
|Inseam||Short (S) / 30" / 76.2cm OR Regular (R) / 32" / 81.3cm OR Long (L) / 34" / 86.4cm|
|Chest Circumference||38" / 96.5cm||40" / 101.6cm||42" / 106.7cm||44" / 111.8cm||46" / 116.8cm||48" / 121.9cm|
|Sleeve Length||26.5" / 67.3cm||27" / 68.6cm||27.5" / 69.9cm||28" / 71.2cm||28.5" / 72.5cm||29" / 73.8cm|
Click on the following link for Glove Sizes (includes measuring instructions): Glove Size Chart
|Chest Size||34"-36" / 86.4cm-91.4cm||38"-40" / 96.5cm-101.6cm||42"-44" / 106.7cm-111.8cm||46"-48" / 116.8cm-121.9cm||50"-52" / 127cm-132.1cm|
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