Speed and Strength Rage With The Machine Armored Jeans
- 12oz pre-distressed denim
- Premium DuPont™ Kevlar® reinforced knee and seat
- Removable C.E. approved knee amor
- Articulated knee panels with stretch panels
- Leather trim
- Relaxed fit
- Boot cut
Read on for more details.
We checked the fit of these jeans over a size range. The waist sizes are a bit on the snug side. If you firmly stretch the fabric of the waist, you can barely get the stated size, but considering that a lot of jeans these days are “vanity” sized, I’d recommend you buy one size larger in the waist that you normally do in jeans. If you are between sizes, just choose the larger. The inseam lengths of the jeans measure accurately.
Our Two Cents
I’ll call the new Rage with the Machine jeans a semi-cargo style. They don’t have side cargo pockets, but the overall cut looks like a cargo pant cut and the large back patch pockets also give the pants that look. In front the jeans have ordinary jean-style pockets. Anyway, a cut like this will be really comfortable for riding since there is plenty of room when sitting. Also, to help with fit and comfort, the jeans have a stretch panel just above the knees. The stretch panel will help make the jean fit well over the removable knee armor pieces. In addition to the knee armor, the jeans have Kevlar material backing the denim (not visible when wearing them) to improve the protection from abrasion. We’ve taken a close-up picture of the jeans with them turned inside-out so you can see the placement of the Kevlar (the yellow stuff). The knee armor pocket is black, so it covers up the Kevlar in the knee area, but it is there. Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see those pictures. One little feature I like is the leather reinforcement at the hem in the rear. It’s a nice styling touch and also will wear better than denim after some use if they drag on the ground a bit. Nice touch! The denim fabric is pre-washed and broken in nicely. You won’t have any trouble getting comfortable with these jeans. :: Paul, 12-22-12