Waterproof jeans

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Phat Ham, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham Been here awhile

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    Saw these on revzilla's website: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/rokker-revolution-jeans

    Dynatec/denim fabric with a c_change waterproof membrane. D30 armor. Seems like pretty much everything you'd want in a motorcycle pant (except venting)and they still look like jeans. Anyone get an up close look at these?
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  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I received a pair of Rokker Original jeans for review. The revolution look to be the same pants with C-change added. These are the first "riding" jeans I've ever owned, other than the Lean Angle jeans that just didn't fit right.

    They fit better than any pair of jeans I've ever owned. They are very comfortable and seem to fit true to size. They're really well made, but I question the wood box they ship in. Like they're going more for image than anything else, and I don't like the image. When I opened the box, my wife said, "oh, that's just gay":lol3

    I've been trying to find out something about the form of Dynatec they used. Contacting Schoeller USA was great, and they were very communicative, but they couldn't confirm exactly what was used. Then the email from Rokker arrived. Here's what they said:

    Hi Jim

    Thank you very much for your e-mail.

    We use schoeller-Dynatec (100% Made in Switzerlnd) in a certain composition which is confidential. I hope you understand this.
    So far, I can inform you about the ingredients:
    Polyamide
    Elastane
    Cotton
    Coatings
    Our Dynatec is:
    water repellent
    UV-proof
    fall proof up to 60 miles/h
    breathable
    abrasion resistant
    heat resistant
    As you can see, schoeller-Dynatec the perfect combination for a safe and comfortable ride on your bike!

    Please find hereafter a link with a description of schoeller-Dynatec.
    http://www.schoeller-textiles.com/uploads/media/Schoeller_Protective_ENG_02.pdf

    I hope this information helps you to understand schoeller-Dynatec a bit better.

    Please don't hesitate to contact me for any further question.

    Kind regards
    Michael Kuratli

    THE ROKKER COMPANY AG
    P.O.Box
    CH-9443 Widnau
    info@therokkercompany.com
    www.therokkercompany.com
    T: +41 71 727 73 30
    F: +41 71 727 73 39
    M: +41 79 608 19 60


    Looks like the Revolution comes with the tiny D3O armor. Another option is upgrading to Rukka Knee armor, which fits perfect in the pocket (since its made very big to adjust) with at least 3x the coverage. I happened to have some Rukka armor to try. It fits like its meant for it.

    Hope that helps. Keep an eye on the equipment section for my review in the next couple weeks after I get some more time in the jeans. Only you can decide if they're worth the price of admission, but these are pretty good if jeans are what you're looking for.
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  3. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham Been here awhile

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    Revzilla says

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    It could just be revzilla's wording, but it sounds like they might be using different materials.
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  4. GoGo Gadget

    GoGo Gadget Long timer

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    Sounded interesting, right up until I saw the price. $549 for riding jeans? :eek1:eek1
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  5. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    Fall proof up to 60mph?

    So does that mean they burst into flames at highway speeds? Sounds like they're designed for the scooter riders.
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    andrewhtf Been here awhile

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    for that price i would go for leathers instead of denim.
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  7. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham Been here awhile

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    $550 is steep but if they offer abrasion protection, impact protection, and waterproofing what makes them different than a "real" motorcycle pant?
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  8. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    Umm, the fact that they won't work in a get off at highway speed.
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  9. asteele2

    asteele2 Adventurer

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    Reviving an old thread because the end of the season for my insulated pants is in sight.

    So... I don't really see the abrasion resistance problem. They're a decent grade denim and the Schoeller Dynatec stuff also claims a level of protection suitable for motorcycle riding. It's competition weight cowhide, granted, but unless you're 100% blindsided by a crash you're probably not going to be doing 60mph when you hit the ground. The last time I hit the deck from a 70mph travel speed I was doing less than half that when I actually touched down.

    How have they held up, and how have they been in practice? I'm extra interested in continued washing and waterproofedness, etc. They'd be great for my commute.
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