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 Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans
Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans
Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans Features Pro Shape soft protectors in knees certified to Standard EN 1621.1/97 Denim fabric with Kevlar yarn Internal reinforcements with Kevlar jersey Belt loops 6 outer pockets Reflective details at rear cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good, but not awesome
PostedOctober 28, 2013
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Insane
From Limassol
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I've bought these a couple of weeks ago and made more or less 800 kilometres in them.
Fit
I wear 28" waist and 34" length in regular jeans.
It has always been an issue to find a right pair of jeans, but non of the motorcycle trousers did fit me at all.
Dainese D1 do fit me almost perfectly. They are just a bit baggy on the hips, narrowing down from knees, waist fits perfectly.
Protection
Material and kevlar inserts let you feel some decent amount of protection against road rush as well as the bigger back pockets seem to be more than just pockets in terms of protection.
Knee protectors feel like "they are kidding me". The embedded protection does not inspire to say the least. I't soft, made of thin rubber with a kind of bubbles, they only cover patella, so don't expect any shin protection here. In riding position the protectors rise covering mostly the hip.
Features
-Belt loops will fit virtually any size belt, the central loop in the back is thicker for more secure jacket attachment.
There are 7 pockets, not 6 as it's said in description.
- side pockets are quite short, if I put my iPhone there it either makes me feel uncomfortable during the ride or I feel like the phone will fall off.
- three pockets on the back are deep as mentioned before, quite comfy and secure for a wallet or whatever else (but thin). There is a nice second deeper pocket behind the right back one, not sure why you need two there but there are.
- the hip pocket fits an iPhone, but why is it located on the right? I found it tricky when trying to adjust volume through the pocket. iPhone fits there quite tightly with a bumper so forget about bigger smartphones - they will not fit.
Besides that it's closing on buttons so it needs extra attention not to leave a scratch on the phone when placing it.
- coin pocket. remember I told about the wide belt loops? So they end up below this pocket so it's useless unless you are going to unbelt every time you pay for a coke in a shop.
However I've never noticed the coins to fall out the side pockets.
Airflow and comfort
It was +25C today and I was sweating. Last weekend I went to the mountains where it was about +12 and I felt just fine, so they are a bit on the warm side. Would be great for the regions where it's below 29 most of the year.
They feel perfect both on and off the bike, nothing disturbs you when riding and they are very comfortable to walk like you could never do if you had some bulky protectors.
As a conclusion - despite minor issues, Dainese D1 are great casual jeans that give you some extra protection when you need it. Personally I would go next time for the D1 Armour ready jeans + extra protectors to get more safety.
If you are tall and skinny as me, grab these now as they really fit.
Rides: 2008 Aprilia Pegaso 650 Factory
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Cube Boots Italian styling, proprietary WaterProof membrane, and great over the ankle protection make this boot perfect for a quick afternoon session or an all-day ride. Dual compound sole makes peg grip a non-issue, while offering great traction off the bike. Features Upper composed of suede leather and Air Tech material Water resistant lining Malleolus protection and polyurethane ankle support Double closure system with laces and Velcro for a better fit Anatomic and replaceable footbed Wear-resistant sole CE Certified CFS (Comfort Fit System)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good touring shoe
PostedMay 28, 2012
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Insane
From Kyiv
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
They are quite hot, so not an option for city riding in summer, 1500km long trip has shown that you barely feel them on your feet, however once you walk, you get sweat in 10 mins.
PS if you have bought a pair of these - don't pull the rear rubber thingy. I've teared mine.
Rides: 2008 Hyosung GT250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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