Spidi Furious Evo Jeans
- Flex Tenax Nylon and Polyester reinforced Cotton pants, highly abrasion resistant, regular fit
- CE certified Multitech protectors on knees, height adjustable
- CE certified Multitech protectors on hips
- 2 front pockets
- 2 back pocket
- Belt loops
- Waxed treatment
- Bellows on knee
- Elasticized crotch
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 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 armor in the hips and knees. The armor units don’t make a difference in the size choice of jeans..
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 a couple inches bigger than the jean’s 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” and the larger jeans topped out at about 34” which is pretty standard. The pant legs are a simple design and could be hemmed. The knee armor position is highly adjustable, so even if you hem them or roll them up, you should be able to adjust the armor position to work.
Our Two Cents
These Spidi Furious Evo jeans are an interesting design. These are wider legged jeans so you can use them over boots without trouble. And they have moto-inspired construction details that make them a bit more comfortable and practical for motorcycle riding.
The fabric used for these jeans is a heavy duty cotton that is infused or coated with something that makes them feels slightly waxy. And with the infused material, the fabric feels extremely sturdy and they may even be water resistant. These remind me of other “waxed cotton” jackets and pants we’ve sold. Waxed cotton is a very “vintage” material for motorcycle apparel and is often used in vintage styled jackets and pants.
Anyway, the overall styling of these jeans isn’t vintage at all… actually quite the opposite. They have expansion sections above the knee and they fitted with flex material in the crotch to give a bit more room when you are sitting in the saddle. I tried on the pants and found them to be quite comfortable with plenty of room to stretch and move. And as I mentioned above, the pant leg ends are big enough for boots. I’d call them straight fit. For reference, the cuff end on the size 36” jeans measured out at 8 1/4” laid flat (16.5” around). If in doubt, measure some jeans you have that work with boots to see if these are comparable.
The armor included with the jeans is a very typical molded rubber type. It feels substantial, but it isn’t too thick. The hip armor is fitted into fabric pockets in the lining. The knee armor is also in a fabric pocket and the height of the armor is adjustable with Velcro. Just turn the pants inside out to make the adjustment in position.
These jeans really look like something different to me, so I like them for that reason alone. And I like how the jeans fit in the riding position. The feel of the fabric is kinda neat too… it reminds me of a military or police uniform. :: Paul, 05-23-19
Spidi says: The evolution of a myth: Furious EVO is a new version featuring a 13 oz cotton coated with special resin which increases the protection against abrasion and gives a high-tech lookto the jeans.