Lean Angle Jeans - Finally protective jeans I would wear!

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Domiken, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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    What do you mean, are the front pockets too large??

    I'd also like the extra belt loops but it'd add a couple bucks to the price I s'pose.


    ...still holding out for black
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  2. EKinOR

    EKinOR Been here awhile

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    Cargo pant version, please!
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  3. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    I've been able to put a couple days and a few hundred miles into a pair. My thoughts:

    They are very comfortable to put on. I like the denim material and the liner, and the armor is not obtrusive at all. You generally don't know its there with one exception (below).

    They do need additional belt loops. Without enough loops you're tugging on areas of your pants between the loops whenever you're walking. The issue is made worse by the weight of the pants. Between the linings and armor, and too-few loops, I felt like I had to walk around literally holding my pants up. I'm thinking of suspenders, but that sorta defeats the whole "blend in" theory of denim.

    After a couple 6 or 7 hour days my left knee is rubbed pretty raw on the armor pocket. To be fair, I'm breaking in a pair of quality elkskin gloves right now too and I have raw spots on my hands, so it may just be break-in. But for me at least the left knee armor pocket is causing some irritation on my knee.

    The sizing is true. If anything the waist is a little big, but they have not been washed so I expect them to shrink up a bit.

    I can compare to Aerostich's non-Kevlar riding jeans. These have a more comfortable material, and the armor is much less obtrusive (plus these have hip pads where Aerostich does not). These are physically heavier jeans, meaning when you walk around these always are kinda wanting to end up around your ankles. A couple more belt loops may help, but I may use suspenders. These are enough more comfortable that I'd be willing to wear suspenders just to make it easier off the bike.

    I like them, and with a couple little modifications I'd buy them again.
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  4. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Thanks for the review, given your feedback and price I think I would have to try on a pair before buying.
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  5. nwpa

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    The material is quite comfortable, you will find no binding whatsoever.
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  6. scoprire

    scoprire Been here awhile

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    I haven't gotten to ride in them yet, but at least I can say the customer service is top notch ! I am in between sizes in almost everything, and these were no exception. So I order the larger size and they were too big. After a quick PM, Kevin had the exchange underway w/ a super quick turn-around.

    Thanks Kevin !
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  7. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Got mine today. Unfortunately, they're too small. :cry I will say, they look extremely well-made and I can't wait to try out a pair that fit!

    When I ordered them, I was told I'd see 34 x 34 on the invoice but would receive 36 x 34 jeans. The jeans I received are, according to the tag, 34 x 34. They fit like 34 x 34, i.e. they were nice and snug on me. My wife liked the tight fit. :evil Me, not so much. :dunno

    I guess I get to test the exchange policy! :lol3

    Edit: Exchanged email with Kevin. Very fast response for the Friday of a holiday weekend! :bow I got the right size jeans, they're just too tight for me. For reference for other buyers, I wear a 36 x 34 jean, but they're "Relaxed Fit" jeans. 501's do not fit me. 559's do. Kevin is sending me a pair of the next size up, can't wait to try them!
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  8. AGiN

    AGiN Adventurer

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    Is international shipping available? Really interested to try one
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  9. Burninator

    Burninator Zed's dead

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    PM Sent. I'll take a pair!
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  10. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    Thanks Scott, they are on the way! :clap

    Yes, International shipping is available.

    PM'd
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  11. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    I'm in, too.:D
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  12. Ricky Chuck

    Ricky Chuck Red Green Rulz!

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    I like these pants, but I have a slightly different type of question. I bought a full set of Bohn armor a few weeks ago, before I saw this thread, and I have to say I love them...but I still have regular jeans on the outside. I wonder if you could or would sell the pants without the armor, or would the price difference be negligible? Has anyone put them over a set of Bohns with the armor in, was it a workable solution or snug?
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  13. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    Hi Ricky Chuck, We unfortunately do not sell the pants without the armor, it's all sold together, we also do not sell the armor separately.
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  14. Ricky Chuck

    Ricky Chuck Red Green Rulz!

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    OK, thx. Worth a shot. Can anyone describe how they fit over Bohn armor, then?
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  15. Gruesome

    Gruesome Alter Heizer

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    Sounds really interesting. Could you tell us a little bit more about the abrasion and burst test results? Do they (TÜV) give you numbers, like, your jeans held up for so and so long in our abrasion test, or something like that? If not, what is the EN-13595 requirement?
    It would be nice to replace the leather pants with something less warm for the summer, but I'd like to know how much abrasion resistance I'm actually foregoing by doing that.

    And good luck with your enterprise!
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  16. Daz the Aussie

    Daz the Aussie Livin' life above two wheels

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    No further report on the jeans except to say they just were'nt for me but Kevin gave me great customer service and refunded all my money back today so they are great to deal with. I wish all the guys at Lean Angle all the best for the future and hope you guys are a massive success. :clap

    Daz.
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  17. mattsz

    mattsz moto-gurdyist

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    These jeans are well made, look great, and are comfortable - but I suppose my body just doesn't match the profile, and where others here rave about the fit, like Daz, I guess, I just couldn't make them work. :cry

    That said, Kevin bent over backward to help me with information, suggestions, size exchanges, and finally a refund. I have never received better service from any retailer anywhere at any time. :clap I too wish them all the success in the world!
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  18. zeeede

    zeeede Long timer

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    For those of you that have had trouble with the fit... can you comment on what the problem was? I.e., too tight in the seat, not enough room in the crotch for my :eek1, legs too loose, too baggy in the back... etc.

    Maybe compare the fit to a size/style of jean... like "I wear size 32x36 in Levis 559 and couldn't get this or that size to work because..."

    Also, anyone with the jeans all ready mind posting glamor shots of you wearing them?
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  19. Domiken

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    Yes, TÜV did provide us with numbers, but that is something we have been advised not to share with the general public for competitive reasons. The main focus on the jeans was the protection factor, and it took us quite a bit of time to come up with our liner technology. What I can say is that under the abrasion tests, they lasted over 7 seconds, which falls under the CE EN 13595-2 Level 2 which is the highest rating under the standards.

    What does this mean?
    Under EN 13595-2 Level 2 - The garment zones 1 and 2 (the most affected while wearing the garment) must hold out for a minimum of 7 seconds.
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  20. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    Thanks Daz, glad you got to check them out :D Thanks again for the best wishes!

    Thanks again Matt, we appreciate your feedback, sorry they were not the right fit for you. As many of you know, people come in all shapes and sizes, and some garments brands fit some properly and not so much for others. We will continue to expand our line as time progresses, so utilizing the feedback we have received from all our buyers (and thanks for the feedback fellow inmates, greatly appreciate it) we will continue making enhancements and continue to develop our brand.

    And with that, I conclude that tomorrow is the final day of our sale. Our website will be launched, and our partners will move forward with retail sales. We will be promoting our retailers and also selling our products through our website, and you can always PM or e-mail me (info@leananglejeans.com) with any questions.