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Have you ever worn "Slider Jeans?" They are over half the price of these and I was wondering how they compare. Thanks!

Maggie Leslie
Griffith, IN
Monday, July 3, 2017
Editor Response
Hi Maggie,
Check out editor Genevieve Schmitt's review of Sliders Bella jeans here.
Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor
I have read the review on your jeans and I am very interested in the Classic style. I ride a HD Ultra Classic trike and as everyone knows, they can run hot on the leg. I have ridden across the country twice and going again June 2016. I have problems with the heat from the pipes on my legs. My question is - would these jeans offer any heat resistance as well?

Charlotte Epperly
South Mills, NC
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Editor Response
Charlotte,
You will have to ask that question directly to the manufacturer, Draggin Jeans. The link to their website is found at the end of the article.

That said, I can weigh in since I reviewed these jeans. These Kevlar-lined jeans only offer heat resistance insofar as that the Kevlar lining thickens the material so you don't "feel" the heat as much on your legs. It doesn't really offer any heat resistance. That's not what the Kevlar is meant to do.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
I also wear Draggin skins jeans. I am a pretty average size 10, and bought the smallest pair, however they are still fairly huge! I looked around at other options but couldn't really find anything much smaller available with a nice cut. The jeans are comfortable, and look good, they're just a bit big. The Kevlar inside is a bit rough after being washed, and can be abrasive against your skin.

All in all I think they're pretty expensive and then you need to factor in the tailoring costs to get them resized (as they are really long too - and I usually buy a long leg in jeans!) There is definitely room in the market for a competitor for women's bike clothing as while these are OK, they're far from perfect.

Katrina
Bristol, United Kingdom
Saturday, September 22, 2012
A year and a half after the review, I ordered a pair of these jeans, and I thought I'd add a more recent comment. I'm 64 and a new rider (license late last season), so I'm very safety conscious. I went for the Classic style, Australian size 16 (36 inch waist), since the sexier styles just aren't me anymore. I agonized over the purchase, because it is a lot of money ($175 plus $30 s/h), and I'm never sure of sizing without trying things on. I emailed the company with several questions and received a detailed reply—always a good sign—so I took the plunge.

If you order online, they throw in the yellow add-on knee armor for free, which was a welcome surprise. I ordered the hip armor, too, and they sent the sew-in pockets it slips into at no extra charge. I haven't used either yet, but I'll be giving them a try for comfort.

I was amazed when the jeans arrived in three days from Australia. I was expecting to wait a couple of weeks. The jeans fit beautifully. They're comfortably snug around the waist and hips and a bit loose, but not at all baggy, elsewhere. The cuff is perfect to fit around a boot but not wide enough to catch on the foot pegs, a problem I have with boot cut jeans. The stretch denim is wonderfully comfortable "out of the box," and the Kevlar lining is soft and as flexible as the denim. It has a surface a bit like terry cloth.

I took the jeans out on the road today in 83-degree heat and Virginia humidity, and they were totally comfortable. I'm very satisfied, and if they hold up well, I'll be ordering another pair. Well worth the price for the added safety, especially with the good looks and comfort, not to mention the superlative service.

Liz McGillicuddy
Locust Grove, VA
Sunday, May 27, 2012
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