Bull-it SR6 Slim Jeans
- Traditional 5 pocket design
- Leather belt patch with embroidered Bull-it logo
- Covec sew in label in rear right hand pocket
- Brushed metal matte finish button and front pocket rivets
- Genuine YKK locking front zipper
- Covec thermal barrier inside prevents heat transfer from road friction
- 50% internal cover of Covec impact abrasion prevention layer
- Knee and hip armor pockets for optional CE approved protectors (sold separately)
- Water repellent finish
We measured a number of sizes in these jeans and find they are much like other jeans you’d buy these days. They are just a bit “vanity” sized in the waist. Across the size run, the actual measured waist band is just about 1” larger than the stated size, which is typical vanity sizing. So my primary advice would be to buy the waist size you normally wear in jeans; you’ll likely find a fit.
The jeans include pockets for armor in the hips and knees. There seems to be sufficient room for the armor without up-sizing.
If you aren’t sure whether your jeans are vanity sized like I’m describing, then use a tape and measure around your waist where your normal jeans ride or measure the waist band of your favorite pair of jeans to verify. You’ll likely find that your waist and also the waist band of your favorite jeans measures out about one inch bigger than the jean’s stated size. If so, you will be on track following my advice.
Different inseams are available in most sizes, so choose the inseam you normally wear in jeans. Any kind of pant jean on a bike will ride up a bit when you sit on the saddle, so when in doubt, choose the longer length. Likewise, if you like to (or don’t mind) rolling up the end of your jeans, you can choose a longer inseam to make sure you have enough length when sitting on the bike.
Our Two Cents
Bull-it SR6 jeans are Bull-it’s original protective jean. This model remains their most abrasion resistant model with a full abrasion resistant liner. These jeans are on closeout now, so take advantage of this premium jeans with an “entry level” price.
The SR6 jean is fully lined with abrasion resistant material which makes them very robust. And to make the jeans comfortable against your skin, the entire inside is lined with a nylon mesh material. Because of the layers, these jeans will be the thickest and the most insulating of all their jeans. Therefore, I’d suggest wearing these jeans in mild or colder weather for comfort. I’d suggest something else for hot summer temps.
You can beef up the protection package of the SR6 jeans by adding armor units to the knees and/or hips. Two armor designs are available. Take the links below to view the options. The CE level 2 yellow units are soft and pliable and thicker. They are much like D3O armor we sell which is very popular in a number of brands. Bull-it’s Phantom armor is MUCH more flexible and significantly thinner. It is similar to REVIT’s SeeSmart or Dainese ProShape products. The CE 2 armor will be favored by those that want the max impact protection available and who don’t mind the armor showing through the jean a bit. The Phantom armor won’t show through nearly and much and you won’t be able to feel the thickness or weight like the CE 2 product. I’d recommend the Phantom armor for the SR6 Slim and the thicker CE 2 armor for the Straight and Cargo Easy jeans.
Note: Although Bull-it says their Phantom armor is rated CE level 2, I’m skeptical. Dainese’s and REVIT’s similar products are both rated level 1 and I just can’t imagine how the Phantom armor can absorb impact as well as the CE 2 product. I’d advise you to consider this as a CE 1 product.
The SR6 jean product comes in three “fits”: Slim, Straight and Cargo Easy. As the names imply, the Slim fit will be the most narrow through the legs, the Straight version will fit like “ordinary” straight cut jeans. And the Cargo Easy fit jeans are more roomy and fit like a cargo pant. The Cargo Easy jeans have side cargo pockets too. Take the links below to choose the fit you like.
Bull-it’s SR6 line is a great value right now! :: Paul, 07-24-19
Bull-it jean product comparison: If you are comparing jean models from this brand it may be helpful to know the key differences between the three current models. Here is the short summary:
SR6 – This is the original Bull-it jean; full length abrasion resistant liner, no stretch denim; rated for 7.4 seconds abrasion protection rated
SP120 Lite – Introduced in 2018; abrasion resistant liner in only the contact points (hips and knee area), 4 way stretch denim, 7.4 second rating (in contact points only, not the entire jean)
Tactical – Introduced in 2019, Covec is woven into the denim (no separate abrasion resistant liner), 4.8 seconds abrasion protection rated
Bull-it says: The Bull-it SR6 Slim Jeans have a slim fit at the waist, hips and thigh. These straight leg jean are suitable for inside or outside any boot. SR6 refers to the amount of abrasion resistance. SR6=6.26 seconds of abrasion protection. Compare this with 1.4mm cowhide’s 5.8 seconds of abrasion resistance, and you’ll agree that the Bull-it SR6 Jeans set a higher standard. Add in a water repellent finish, and you’ll find yourself reaching for the Bull-it SR6 Jeans whenever you ride.