Dainese Strokeville Jeans (36 Or 38 Only)
- DENIM FABRIC WITH ARAMID FIBRE YARN
- INTERNAL REINFORCEMENTS WITH DUPONT™ KEVLAR® JERSEY
- ADJUSTABLE PRO-ARMOR ON KNEES: SOFT PROTECTORS CERTIFIED TO STANDARD EN 1621.1
- PRO-SHAPE HIPS POCKET
-PRO-SHAPE KNEES POCKET- (knee armor is Pro-Armor type)
- BELT LOOPS
- SLIM/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 1” larger than the stated size. Most Dainese pants we’ve sampled are 2” larger than the stated size, but these are just a bit more trim.
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 generous. In the smaller jeans, the inseam of about 33”, the mid-sized jeans were about 34.5” and the larger jeans topped out at about 36”. 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
The Strokeville jeans are by favorite out of the jean selection from the Dainese collection so far. They offer a standard cut and robust knee armor and they also have Kevlar reinforcements.
The overall fit of these jeans is just out aright in my opinion… not skinny and not baggy. The legs taper to a straight cut and the fly and waist close with buttons. They are a lower waist cut jean too. I think they are slim fit enough to look sharp. I also like the fact that the styling is very non-flashy. And the wash choices are dark so there will be plenty of room to fade.
The armor installed in the knee pocket is the CE rated Pro-Armor style. This armor gives good coverage and it is light weight, but it is more substantial than the other option offered in Dainese jeans, the thinner Pro-Shape type. There are pockets at the hip that will accept the Pro-Shape armor. Just take the link below to purchase. If you look at these pants on the inside, you can see the yellow Aramid woven into the denim and there is a strip of Kevlar fabric in the seat.
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. Its a personal thing, but this style of jean would be my choice in the Dainese lineup. :: Paul, 07-30-19