jely1990
 
 
 
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    May 15, 2014
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Dainese Strokeville Kevlar Jeans As tough as a pair of jeans can get, the Dainese Strokeville Kevlar Jeans are woven with DuPont Kevlar with additional Kevlar reinforcements behind the knees, hips and seat. The slim cut, mid rise and lack of external stitching give the Strokeville a stealthy appearance. Pro-Armor comes stock in the knees and the hips have pockets to accept the slim Pro-Shape armor which is available separately. The double layer of Kevlar where it counts gives riders a sense of security when they step into the Strokeville. Features: DuPont Kevlar Reflective inserts Stone wash treatment Straps under the foot Belt loops Slim/regular fit Denim fabric with aramid fibre yarn Internal reinforcements with DuPont Kevlar jersey Pro-Armor knee armor included Pocket for Pro-Shape hip armor
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style similar to Levi's
PostedFebruary 14, 2016
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jely1990
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Price:
Dainese is known for its quality fit and finish. That being said, these are expensive for what they are in my opinion: a stylish jean with minimal protection. I don't regret buying them, but keep in mind you are paying a premium for the Dainese name.
Fit/Style:
My everyday jean is the Levi 514 and these fit somewhere between that and a Levi 513. I have fairly athletic legs from squats and my thighs are too muscular to fit a Levi 513. However a Levi 514 fits me snugly in the thigh area. To me, the Strokeville is constructed as if Dainese cut a Levi 514 from the knee up and sewed it onto a Levi 513 from the knee down. So what you have is a regular to slightly slim fitting upper half of the jean to a slim lower half. The Strokeville looks great and even someone familiar with motorcycle denim would have a hard time noticing they are more than your normal everyday jeans. The only giveaways are the gusseted crotch and seam across the thigh for the armor pockets/kevlar. Both of which aren't noticeable unless someone is staring at your crotch and thighs from maybe a couple feet away. Which hopefully isn't happening unless you want it to ;)
Protection:
The jeans come with a pair of Dainese Pro-Armor in the knees, which I'm honestly not a fan of. They don't provide much coverage and somehow manage to push against my legs uncomfortably. I swapped them out for a pair of Sastec knee armor I had laying around, which has the same CE 1 rating as the Pro-Armor, but has more coverage and is more comfortable to me. Now the jeans are comfortable and the knee armor sits exactly where it should.
I understand that motorcycle denim is a compromise, but the abrasion protection on these is a little lacking to me in the seat area. The kevlar reinforcement on the butt is a thin patch, maybe 4 inches wide. Basically if you find yourself sliding on your behind in these, try and make it the very center of your behind.
Summary:
The Dainese Strokeville is a fashionable motorcycle jean with modest protection and a high price. Other than the included knee armor and thin kevlar reinforcement on the rear, I wouldn't change anything about these jeans.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars T-GP-R Air Jacket (2XL)
Alpinestars T-GP-R Air Jacket (2XL)
Alpinestars T-GP-R Air Jacket Constructed with 600 Denier Polyester Fabric and hydrophobic mesh panels Removable, long-sleeved water resistant liner Removable CE certified Bio Armor elbow and shoulder protectors Chest pad compartments with PE foam padding (Alpinestars Nucleon chest pads available as accessory upgrade) Back compartment with PE foam padding (CE certified back protector insert available as accessory) 270 waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants Waist and wrist adjustment with non aggressive micro-velcro tabs Integrated reflective detailing on the sleeves
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice blend of protection and breathability
PostedMay 15, 2014
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jely1990
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I got this jacket to wear in the hot summer weather. Obviously not as protective as my leather jacket, but seems robust enough to do the job in a get off. Hopefully I don't have to find that out. The jacket is well made, all the seams are good and no visible defects.
Now for the important part, sizing, I am 5' 10.5" tall and 140 pounds. Very skinny legs, waist is 30", chest is 38" and I have broad shoulders in proportion to the rest of my body. I purchased the medium, shoulders and chest fit very nicely, extra material in the stomach area. I could probably gain 30 pounds in the gut and the jacket would still fit me. Unless you're built like the Na'vi from the movie Avatar like I am, or are extremely obese, the jacket should fit you great.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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