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I have owned a pair of the Shift Silhouette riding jeans since your first review and they are by far my favorites as far as looking great and having a girly-look with totally what's considered "guy sliding protection." As soon as I wore them on a long ride to NOLA and back to middle Florida, I tried to order another pair—larger for, well, now. (I'm 65 years old and parts shift and get larger so I wanted a pair waiting for me.)

They had stopped making them and no one online was selling a larger than size 10—all were 2 or 4. I wish they had continued the Silhouette. They fit me like their model photo and were really great for off-the-bike good looks and comfort. So I now own a couple pairs of the women's Sliders with the mesh-lining. They are very comfortable with the stretch, which does indeed permit you to order a size down. (At least I still wear the size 8 long at 5 feet 7 inches, 150 pounds.) The mesh makes them so much cooler in Florida heat because of the straight leg that I can get wind up while highway riding with feet up on the "Martha Guards" (crash bars/engine guards). They are not as beautifully "girly" as the Shift Silhouettes, but they are protective, comfortable, and still look fine when off the bike. I use the knee armor without discomfort, but would like pockets for hip and pelvis/spine pads to stick in there when riding.

I am not ready to move to a sidecar bike yet, so would like more protection for potential slides or impacts.







Martha A Weslow
Dunnellon, FL
Saturday, July 1, 2017
I would love to get me a pair of those jeans, but I could not find the inseam on their Web site. Do you know if they carry long inseam (34 inch or more)? Tall girls want to look good and protected too.

Liina DeVries
Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Editor Response
The Sillouette has a 33.5 inch inseam.
Genevieve Schmitt
I love the idea of protection and not bulk! I wear now what I call Michelin Man attire!

Anna Hood
St Petersburg, FL
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thanks for the review and showing the pictures of the jeans. Seeing them on you gave me a good idea of my own fit. Reminded me that I had wanted to purchase the Silhouette jeans back in March. Ordered them in my normal size 8, dark indigo, they fit wonderful. I was worried about them being to tight in the thighs, snug, but fit and feel good. Rise is mid/low so they are fashionable without being to low for a 50-year-old woman.

Even wore them on a 120 mile ride in 90+ degrees. Not any warmer than my normal everyday jeans, except I was wishing for the lighter denim blue.

Margaret Vander Veen
Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
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