Dainese Bonneville Jeans
- INTERNAL REINFORCEMENTS WITH DUPONT™ KEVLAR® JERSEY
- ADJUSTABLE PRO-SHAPE ON KNEES: SOFT PROTECTORS CERTIFIED TO STANDARD EN 1621.1
- PRO-SHAPE HIPS POCKET
- BELT LOOPS
- REGULAR FIT
- PREDISPOSITION FOR STRAPS UNDER THE FOOT
- REFLECTIVE INSERTS
- STONE WASH TREATMENT
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We measured a sampling of these jeans of different waist sizes and lengths 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 is just about 2” larger than the stated size which is typical vanity sizing. And of course these are denim and may shrink just a tad too. The jeans have pockets in the hips for the addition of the Pro-Shape hip protectors (see link below). The hip armor is quite thin and flexible so I don’t think they’ll make a difference in the size choice of jeans if you choose to wear them. So my overall advice would be to buy the waist size you normally wear in jeans; you’ll likely find a fit. If you aren’t sure whether your jeans are vanity sized like I’m describing, then either measure your waist where your normal jeans ride or measure your favorite pair of jeans to verify. You’ll probably find that you measure out a bit bigger than your normal jeans size and also the waist of your favorite jeans measures out an inch or two bigger than their stated size. If so, you will be on track following my advice.
The inseam lengths measured out to be average. In the smaller jeans, the inseam of about 32”, the mid-sized jeans were about 33.5” and the larger jeans topped out at about 35”. Again, the jeans will probably shrink a bit, but even so, these inseam measurements are generous. The pant legs are a simple design and could be hemmed.
Our Two Cents
These Dainese Bonneville jeans are a “standard cut”, heavier weight jean that comes with complete with removable knee armor and pockets for hip armor. The jean has Kevlar reinforcement material sewn to the back side of the denim in the seat, hips and knees to make them more abrasion resistant.
The overall fit of these jeans is a “standard cut”. The seat and legs is roomy and the leg end is not so tapered as many. The fly and waist close with buttons. Those who like a roomy fit will like these jeans. No slim fit here!
The armor installed in the knee pocket is the very thin flexible Pro-shape armor. Many jeans use this type of armor. Its think and of course isn’t going to be as impact protective as thicker armor, but with a jean, most people don’t want armor that show through the fabric, so than regard, this stuff is perfect. There are pockets at the hip that will accept matching hip armor. Just take the link below to purchase. Aside from the armor, the pants are reinforced in the seat, knee and hips. Take a look at our “inside out” pic to see that.
I like the black leather trim on the back pockets and above the right hand back pocket. Also note the strip of reflective inside the pant leg ends. If you roll up your pants a bit, you’ll be more visible at night. The fabric in these jeans has been pre-washed quite a lot and they are very flexible and comfortable. These will be great looking on or off the bike. :: Paul, 07-30-19
Dainese says: These Made in Italy regular fit jeans are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding motorbike riders in terms of both style and protection. The denim used in making these jeans is both resistant and soft thanks to the stone wash treatment which makes every item unique and to the internal DuPont™ KEVLAR® fibre mesh reinforcements on the sides, knees and back which provide excellent resistance against traction, abrasion and cuts. Maximum safety is provided by height adjustable certified Pro-Shape protectors at the knees and by the option of fitting the same type of protectors at the sides. These jeans are completed by reflective inserts at the bottoms of the legs and by the fact that they can be worn with gaiters which pass under the feet.