Alpinestars Stella Angeles Denim Pants
- CE-certified to CE Category II, PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425.
- Straight fit constructed with a stretch denim cordura.
- Curved waistband for optimal levels of comfort.
- Triangular side panel to reduce bulk and improve fit.
- Triple stitched outer leg seams for durability and strength.
- Asymmetric back pocket flaps for easy access.
- Secure zip closure coin pocket for peace of mind storage.
- Stitched rivets.
- Bio-Flex knee armor.
- Reflective turn up on hem.
Read on for more details.
Please use Alpinestars sizing chart for women to choose a size that best matches up with your measurements. These pants are sold in US pant sizes, so when you look at the chart(s), reference the “US Pant Size” column to see the measurements.
We measured a size 26 for our evaluation and the waist band measured out at 26” on the nose. The fabric has some stretch to it, which will make the fit a bit easier. The inseam on this pant measured out longer than Alpinestar’s chart indicates. The chart says the inseam for a 26 is about 30”, but the actual pant measure out at about 32”. But the pant leg ends have reflective material inside the cuff so Alpinestars is thinking you’ll be rolling up the ends which may explain the difference.
Our Two Cents
The Stella Angeles Denim Pants are a good looking and practical jean with significant protection for motorcycling. These pants are made with Kevlar infused denim to give better abrasion protection than plain cotton denim.
Some riding jeans are made of denim with separate panels of Kevlar fabric lining the inside seat and knees to add a degree of protection. What’s the advantage to a jean like this with the Kevlar infused into the denim fabric? These pants are slightly thinner in the knee and seat areas so when you sit on the bike, the pants bend and shape over your knee more easily, and more like regular pants. And since these pants have the Kevlar infused fabric, you get the improved abrasion resistance all over the jean rather than just in the seat and knees.
The Stella Angeles pants are fitted with Bio-Flex armor in the knee as standard. Bio-Flex armor is thin and highly flexible and this style of armor has become the choice among the premium brands who offer jeans (also used in many riding shirts). For example, REVIT has their very similar Seesmart line and Dainese has Pro-Shape. I really like this style of armor because it shapes around your knee well and works well under slimmer cut jeans.
The jeans have fabric pockets to hold optional matching hip armor. Strangely, Alpinestars doesn’t currently offer hip armor to fit the pockets in these jeans. But I did some searching and found that REVIT Seesmart size RV33 is a pretty good fit in the hip armor pockets and the design and thickness of the Seesmart units is appropriate for a slim fitting jean like this, and is very similar to the Alpinestars knee armor supplied in these jeans. If anything, the REVIT protectors might be slightly bigger than the pockets, but you can easily trim these units with scissors to fit.
As I mentioned in the sizing advice, the overall fit of these jeans is slim and they have a generous inseam. The fabric used here is slightly stretchy. The overall style and pocket layout is pretty standard except this jean has one additional zippered pocket above the right hand pocket. It’s pretty small… about the size of a credit card, so maybe you put your ID and a card in there for safekeeping? The waist closure is with a button with a zip fly. Reflective material is fused on the inside of the pant leg cuffs, so if you pop the cuffs, that reflective material will be visible at night.
These jeans seem like a very good value to me. The men’s equivalent jean, the Victory comes with both knee and hip armor and is made of similar Kevlar infused material, but those retail for $299.95, so even if you add hip armor, these still come in for significantly less. :: Paul, 01-27-20