Dubinky. Enduro and Adventure Riding Apparel

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by COXR650L, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Thanks Ben for handling the coupon offer:freaky Size wise, the only concern i sea is the inseam, i notice you will be offering tall size in the near future, worst case senario i may need to go that way. If so i will pay the original price when the talls are available. Looking forward to seaing the product show up. Thanks again

    RIDE ON!
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  2. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    Same here...it's great to have a local alternative...Go USA!
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  3. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Just pulled the trigger on a set of these pants. Love the looks of them and made in the USA, can't remember the last time I bought gear made here at home! Have high expectations.:thumb
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  4. COXR650L

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    Thanks and the orders placed today will ship tomorrow.


    The RIDEDUBINKY coupon has expired. Thanks to everyone that ordered.



    We are still still giving 10% off to all ADVer's with coupon code "ADVrider". Also, we are now offering FREE shipping on any combined order of pants and a jersey (or multiple pairs of pants).

    With the weather getting colder this is the perfect time to get a great 4 season pant:evil
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  5. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Horny as Hell

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    Early this Summer Ben dropped me a PM and asked if I might want to give these pants a try. I *think* I may have gotten the first pair off the press.


    Executive Summary: These pants hold up REALLY well. The fit is great for my "Hank Hill" physique :D plenty of adjustibility in the waist. The venting is great...so much so you may find dust in areas you don't normally see it :lol3 Very nice in the hot weather, not too cold in the cooler weather.


    The Nitty Gritty:

    Rider: 45 yr. 5' 11" 185lbs. Primarily dirt

    Conditions tested:

    Dirt:
    Rampart Range, Taylor Park, Willow Creek, Sargents areas, Watkins Motocross track, Colorado
    Moab, Dibinky Wells/White Wash area, Utah

    Bike: KTM 453 Exc

    Temperature range: 30's to 85+ degrees F

    Street/Dual Sport:
    Communting Denver area: Approx 400 miles (it's a short drive to work!)
    Distance riding: Greater Colorado area, approx 3,000 miles
    Bike: Suzuki V-Strom 650

    Temperature Range: 27 - 90+ degrees F

    The Pants:

    I tried these pants as a "cross-over" between a pure dirt pant (at which they excel) but also as a dual sport/street pant as well. While they are not set up with any padding or armor for street use, they held up really well against my Asterisk knee braces.

    As noted above, the first thing that jumps out is the construction. Everything is double stitched and solid. I seem to move between a 32" waist and 34" and these pants fit the bill and never sagged or drooped.
    There is enough adjustabilty that I could even pull them over jeans for a quick trip. Although I can't say they would work as an overpant for all body types.

    The inner legs are leather and after a summer of riding, there is little more than a few scuffs. No rips or burns, and even with repeated washings, they look new.

    The legs are split up the back with HD Velcro closures to wear either as a "tight" over the boot or "Loose" over the boot. There is also a velcro strap around the ankle that can be adjusted to seal the pant against the boot.

    This strap was at first a concern, as I was worried it may come open and get caught in the bike, but it never moved (although I was not riding "New England" tight conditions). You may also notice that if the cuff is really tight around your boot the pants don't move much when you transition from sitting to standing, and you may feel like your pants get caught. A little loosening solved the issue.


    Cooling:

    This is the big selling point with the Dibinky pants, there are two loonng zippers on each thigh. These *can* be manipulated while riding if you are really careful, but to get them fully open or closed you probably will need to stop. The zippers are solid and high quality. If you were riding mostly road/easy dirt, you might want to add some loops to the zipper pulls for ease of use.

    With the vents open, you actually start realizing how hot your boots are! Venting is best when standing, on the street the V-Strom I was riding has a bit of a fairing so I'm not sure how much more flow you'd get from a naked bike at speed. With summer temps into the 90's+ the vents were a relief. They DO flow a lot of air and the mesh panels also flow a bit of dust as well. A very small price to pay.

    With the vents zipped, the pants were adequate when it got closer to cold than cool, the size of the vents and the construction still allows a bit of air to flow, so you do notice a little airflow even with everything closed. Certainly not like a pant with a mesh crotch panel, but enough that you are not sweating. Not unpleasant or concerning, but not full on "Warm" when the temps drop and you are still doing highway+ speeds.

    Fashion Statement:

    These area a good looking set of pants. Low key with only the white/yellow stitching on the flap pockets (which stay closed by the way!) this was huge for a lot of riders. I took the opportunity to talk to riders both at the track and on the trail and all gave them a thumbs up. Now if you are a "Do these pant's make my butt look big?" type rider you will notice that with the vents open, the pants give you a "wide" stance. Kind of like a pair of Jodpher pants one would wear during a fox hunt, they balloon a bit at the thighs. A quick zip and they look like any other high end riding pant.



    Overall I give them two thumbs up. Certainly not a budget pant, but high quality with great features. I personally would buy them but I honestly don't know if I will wear these out! I would love to see them in a Grey color similar to the Klim pants which would give even more cooling than the heat absorbing black. They work very well as a "western riding area" pant, I think that in true "grab you and pull you off the bike" tight riding, the open construction may cause some guys to get hung up (this is all speculation though). They are a really good transition pant from dirt to dualsport/street, but without armor they may not fit the ATGATT theme completely. Still a really solid pant. Certainly a winner!

    Rod
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  6. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Ill mark this page for Christmas list pants:deal
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  7. COXR650L

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    Rod,

    Thanks for the review! I am glad they have been working out for you.

    That pant was a prototype that I did all the cutting/sewing on, so not only was it made in America, it was made by me:lol3 (needless to say quality has improved with professionals now doing the work!)


    Hotmamaandme-

    I'll be looking for your order.

    Go to DUBINKY.COM to order and use coupon code "Advrider" for 10% off. Also, we have FREE UPS shipping if you buy a jersey and pair of pants.

    Thanks
    Ben
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  8. Tammy

    Tammy Team 2nd Wind

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    Hey what about me size 10 ok maybe a 12 with a 38 inseam 39s fit better.

    Got anything to fit me :rofl
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  9. COXR650L

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    Lol, no. Really a 39 ineasm :wink:

    Check out our facebook, it is just up so still a work in progress. http://www.facebook.com/Dubinky

    Thanks all,
    Ben

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  10. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    Roda DS ride yesterday...riding my Tiger 800XC in Florida.
    As already mention, great quality, well sewn & nicely thought out.
    Here's my input...
    The "Cinch' straps around the ancle area are facing the wrong way, they face forward when closed & get pulled open. The Velcro on the calf section does a great job keeping the pant leg closed & I will cut the strap off.
    I believe most will find these pants too short, they ride real high when seated. Fine while you are standing, howeve come up high on teh boot when sitting & having no elasticity in the knee area limits easy movement of the knee. Left home at about the temp being high 50's, they kept me warm, as the day got up to 70 I opened the vents & they worked well....just keep moving.
    Pockets are great & nice to have the small zipper pocket. They washed well today & ready to go.
    Shipping was ultra fast & customer service is a great!!!
    With some refinements , thses will be a great alternative to Klim & others.
    Thanks:thumbup
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  11. reddirtjoe

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    Spammit!!! missed the sale!!
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  12. COXR650L

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    I wanted to share one of test videos I made for the Colorado Pant. This video was done to show the durability during a crash on pavement and uses a prototype of the current Colorado Pant.

    A wooden frame of 4x4s and 2x4s was made inside the pant and then packing filled in the voids. The test was pretty simple, throw the pants out the back of the truck at 45mph:lol3 This was done on three separate occasions with the same pair of pants to show the durability of the fabric and construction.

    Check out the video.............(sorry not the best editing:huh)
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/brYF2rsY2Ro" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    We have 10% off to all Advrider.com members with coupon code "advrider", free shipping with purchase of pants and a jersey and also offer additional discounts for military, police and fire.
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  13. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Received my second pair of Dobinky Colorado pants today. The first pair I received didn't fit so I called Ben and he immediately shipped a second pair to me asap. I am impressed by the customer service. I wear a 36R in the KLIM pants and the Colorado in Large fits exactly the same. I am 6'!" with a 36 waist and a 33" inseam.

    Went for a ride with them wearing knee braces and overall I m very pleased with the comfort. These pants are roomy in the knee, thigh and crotch. There was no pulling or tight areas while seated, even though I expected this as these pants have no stretch panels in the knee area, very comfy!

    The cargo pockets in the front are very easy to access and all the zippers work like butter. It was a cool ride today so I didn't check out the ventilation, but looking at the positioning of the zippers these babies will flow a ton aof air.

    A couple of things I would like to have seen are hip pads as well as a little more length in the legs.
    If you're looking for a solid, well built, comfortable riding pant built in the USA give Dobinky a shot.:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  14. COXR650L

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    Thanks for the comments, Im glad they fit better:clap

    We are looking at adding padding in the future.

    Thanks for the support, ride safe
    Ben
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  15. reddirtjoe

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    Ordered on Thanksgiving night (Thursday)
    Recieved today!!!
    Great job shipping!!!
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  16. COXR650L

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    Thanks for the order, I hope you enjoy them!
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  17. rtadlock

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    Hey Guys,

    Now that I've got 3 or 4 rides in the Colorado pants, I wanted to share my thoughts. I'm 5'11 and 165lbs and I'm reviewing the medium sized pants.

    So far so good. I really like the style/looks, and the fit is nice. The only thing I miss from my Klim pants is the stretchy material in the crotch. It makes the pants feel less restrictive. My buddy liked the tensioning straps on the bottom of the legs, but I prefer to just use the velcro that's built into the legs. Guess that's a choice each rider will make. Leather on both legs is the way to go and they seem warm enough (I've been wearing a base layer under them too). The zippers are buttery smooth and they never snag the inner material. That's my favorite thing on the pants. You nailed that. The vents are perfect. If it were me, I'd ditch the little pockets on the outside of the cargo pockets and the tensioning straps on the bottom of the legs to cut cost. Also, in rev two, maybe add a stretching crotch or something. Overall, I really like them, and my Klims are no my backup pants. Quality stuff.

    Here's some pictures:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadlock/8225146567/" title="Untitled by rtadlock, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8337/8225146567_9b37705cdd_b.jpg" width="1024" height="681" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadlock/8225147129/" title="Untitled by rtadlock, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8225147129_cb9a090e5f_b.jpg" width="681" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    I could probably fit a small just fine:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadlock/8225147585/" title="Untitled by rtadlock, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8206/8225147585_6367f26c33_b.jpg" width="681" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadlock/8225148149/" title="Untitled by rtadlock, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8225148149_e4da228e9e_b.jpg" width="681" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadlock/8226221258/" title="Untitled by rtadlock, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8207/8226221258_7021a46941_b.jpg" width="681" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadlock/8225149401/" title="Untitled by rtadlock, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8486/8225149401_8b38539310_b.jpg" width="1024" height="681" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadlock/8226222394/" title="Untitled by rtadlock, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8226222394_3213504944_b.jpg" width="681" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadlock/8225150419/" title="Untitled by rtadlock, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8225150419_708cc26796_b.jpg" width="681" height="1024" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadlock/8225151043/" title="Untitled by rtadlock, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8225151043_44077392c2_b.jpg" width="1024" height="681" alt="Untitled"></a>
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  18. COXR650L

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    Thanks for the review and support! Im glad you like the pants.

    Ben
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  19. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Horny as Hell

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    I think adding a mesh/stretchy crotch would move these away from the "3-4 season" pants Ben was shooting for. Great Idea for when it's warm, but the panel (at least on my other pants w/a panel) flows a lot of air (again great when it's warm, less so when it gets down around 30 degrees)
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  20. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Hi Ben
    Are you condering an in the boot pant based on the Colorado design? Thats something I'm looking for.

    Garrett
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