Draggin Holeshot Aramid Fibre Jeans - Indigo
Customer Product Reviews
Really nice quality jeans. Super expensive. Reason for low score: did not get on with the fit. I am 34/34 and slim build, and these make me look like I stole them from the washing line of a complete stranger. The material swims around my waist and thighs and spills over my boots unless I haul them around my middle like Oliver Hardy. The Resurgence Voyager jeans I bought last year feel better tailored to riders of a less overtly American stature, and the system by which the protectors are held in place is also superior on the Resurgence, making them easier to routine clean. Downside to the Resurgence brand is that they shrink unacceptably after the first go round in the washing machine and, unlike Draggin, are of completely unknown provenance. The www site hides the true origin of the brand (e.g. we don't know who the actual manufacturer is), and in addition I've not come off wearing them so don't even know if the Pekev material they rabbit about really works. What to do.
Offer substantial protection
1) They look better than wandering around in Enduro gear. 2) They feel as if they would offer substantial protection - similar weight to HG Tuareg pants in weight. 3) The waist seems to run small e.g. i am a 32-34 in Levi's but 36 in them. 4) The legs are ridiculously long placing the knee armour in the wrong place - that can be solved. Overall they make me feel reasonably secure.
Everyone needs a pair of riding jeans
Great manufacturing quality, fit to waist was perfect but the legs were very loose ( baggy ), and I haven't got skinny legs!. They could have done with a bit better Tailoring, as they're not cheap. Hopefully won't test the Abrasion resistance anytime soon.
Jeans that look like jeans
Like most people who opt for jeans over leathers or other textiles. I was looking for jeans that look good off the bike but will perform safety wise too. I'd tried a few different brands but they either looked like builders jeans or the fit was awful. You won't win any fashion awards with these ( as said by a previous reviewer) but you will get away with looking normal. They fit well and the denim looks good. Similar problems as others with the armour though, tends to move about a bit. Overall a good buy.
Thick jeans that won't win you any fashion awards but inspire confidence. Yet despite their bulk they are suitably ventilated. They allow you to walk about easily if necessary, though spending 8 hours in an office is too much for me. I have to bring in a change of clothes if I don't want to overheat.
Great jean but the armour doesn't stay in place
The jeans are comfortable and the fit is great. But the knee pads don't stay in the right place for me. They keep falling down my leg and the hip guards don't actually fit into the mesh pockets inside the jeans. I bought some separate knee pads and don't bother with the hip guards now.
Not cheap but we'll worth the money
Always advised to buy the best kit you can afford, I decided to purchase these jeans as after reading the positive reviews I was persuaded to make the purchase. The quality of the jeans are excellent and they really do feel like they will offer the protection they promise if the worst was to happen. The fit is good and reassuring although with the knee armour fitted this isn't the most comfortable. This may be due to the fact motorcycle jeans are aimed to fit those 6ft or taller as the leg length seems to be generic which I have experienced before. The hip armour fit fine with no issues and they are one of the few motorcycle jeans out there that look like normal jeans. Overall excellent and would recommend.
Great cruising jeans
These jeans are stylish and look great with other Summer biking gear for hanging out at cafes or in the town. I required this casual look without significant loss of protection and these jeans delivered. Heavier than normal jeans but once on its not an issue.
Great look and great protection
These jeans have a straight cut that fit very well. The level of protection is really high and includes hip and knee armour. The knee ones are a little bit bulky. The jeans are heavy but very comfortable at the same time. I guess that for summer they might be too hot to wear. All in all, if you're looking for high protection and to look good and discreet, this is a great choice.
A bit dear but very good
Recently I had a biking trip in the Pyrenees and didn't want to ride in Textile pants so ummed and ahhed about getting a pair of jeans for the trip. The reduction in protection was of course the main consideration for me, so I went for the jeans with the most protection; these ones. They are very comfortable. The quilting inside is very smooth against the skin, and you can feel no wind through the material at the more spirited end of the speedo. The armour on the hips sits well but the knee pads have to be secured or they fall about in the ample pockets. All in all though I feel quite secure in these jeans which look great off the bike too, in so far as they aren't textiles and I can walk into a restaurant without looking like I'm delivering something.
Awesome Riding Jeans
I had been looking at getting some riding jeans for a while. Safety is very important to me so I need some jeans that are kevlar lined from top to bottom. Draggin' certainly fit that requirement and the Holeshot looked really good from the pictures. They were a little expensive but are supplied with armour whereas some other brands are not.
THE GOOD: The jeans look great and fit really well without the armour installed. They are much cooler that wearing leather trousers and would be great if you're just cruising about or meeting up at the Ace Cafe, Loomies or similar. The jeans are really heavy when you just pick them up compared to normal jeans, but once on it's not noticeable.
THE SLIGHTLY BAD: The Knox armour supplied while well performing, doesn't sit in a great place in the pockets and the edges are quite sharp when putting the jeans on, which is a little annoying. They are supplied with velcro to fix them in place but at the price they are sold at, I would have expected either the pocket to be better fitting to the armour to stop the edge digging in your knee as you put them on, or the the velcro would come preinstalled. The second thing and also armour related is the hip pads are a little uncomfortable, but I have a feeling as I wear the jeans more, they will sort themselves out.
Despite the slight annoyances above I really like the jeans, they are really comfortable generally and look great. Would highly recommend.
Expensive but worth the extra cash
Although I haven't had the pleasure of sliding down the road in these new Draggin jeans, I have done before in my old pair and walked away without a scratch. These are expensive but you only get what you pay for these days. They are heavy and I think they would be pretty uncomfortable in the summer months but better to be safe than sorry! If you can afford to pay a little extra get Draggin they won't disappoint.
Worth the wait
Top quality jeans which took ages to arrive due to supply issues. I tried a size 34 & 36 and found the supplied Knox Hip armour made the 34 too tight, 36 was fine. The supplied Knox Knee armour is bulky and moves around too much. Will have to look around for something better. SBS service was excellent throughout.