Dainese Pomice 72 Jeans
- ELASTICATED DENIM
- PRO-ARMOR: REMOVABLE SOFT PROTECTORS CERTIFIED TO STANDARD EN 1621.1 ON KNEES
- FRONT ZIPPER
- BELT LOOPS
- 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. 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.
This particular jean is made with a slightly stretchy material and there is no hip armor, so if you are between sizes, I’d suggest choosing the smaller. These jeans could be more snug and still be comfortable.
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 Pomice 72 jeans offer a different style in an otherwise cotton/denim jean. The material feels like waxed cotton, and, at a quick glance look like leather jeans. Knee armor is included.
The overall fit of these jeans is “standard”... not skinny and not baggy. The legs taper to a straight cut. the waist closes with a button and the fly is a zipper close style. They are a lower waist cut jean too. Overall the fit should be easy for most people.
What makes this jean different that just about all others we sell is the fabric. It feels a bit like waxed cotton and has a sheen that almost looks like leather. And yes, they are fairly stretchy which makes these very comfortable to wear. Nowhere on the pant does it say what the exact material is made of (not in any language I could read anyway), but I’m guessing mostly cotton with an elastic component too. The looks is sharp and for those who want something other than plain denim, I think these are great. They also feel like they’d be cool to wear too. Note: Dainese says “every one is unique”, but with this particular finish, I’d guess they all look pretty much identical. I’m not sure what they are saying.
The armor installed in the knee pocket is the more robust Pro-Armor type. This armor is thicker and gives more shin coverage than the thinner Pro-Shape style offered in most of the Dainese jeans. The armor pocket allows you to adjust the armor up or down to fit your knee height best. There are no provisions for hip armor. the pant material is not reinforced with anything to improve the abrasion resistance, so these jeans won’t be as protective as those with with Aramid, Kevlar, etc.
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. Also, when you roll up the hem there are three bars of red/white/green stitching. :: Paul, 08-01-18
Dainese says: Dainese72 takes leather pants and turns them denim. Knee patches declare a motorcycling soul, while a manual process makes every garment different. Pomice72 integrates resin-impregnated denim with Pro-Armor to deliver, style, comfort and safety combined. Every one’s unique.