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Review: Worse for Wear Crosstown Slim Riding Jeans for Women

Protective abrasion-resistant motorcycle pants with a custom fit

By Bethany Fitzsimmons, San Diego, California
5/16/2017

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I first heard about Worse for Wear (WFW) motorcycle jeans from a fellow rider here in San Diego and was immediately impressed not only by the style and  fit of the jeans (they fit her perfectly), but also by her overall experience with the woman-owned and -run company that makes riding jeans for women.

I had previously purchased Kevlar motorcycle jeans from a company that makes women’s gear designed by men and I was extremely dissatisfied with the fit. I thought I would forever suffer ill-fitting, scratchy, uncomfortable protective gear until purchasing Worse for Wear’s Crosstown Slim jeans.

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I chose the Slim fit version of Worse for Wear’s Crosstown jean as it was most appropriate for my 5-foot-8-inch, 155-pound frame. I normally wear a size 29 or 30 pant, but went with a size 34 based on the company’s size guide. WFW altered the inseam to 33 inches for me so they’re long enough on my legs while riding my Triumph Bonneville.


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As I slipped into the Crosstown Slims for the first time I could not stop smiling. They fit like a glove. The waist nips in at just the right place and hug my hips perfectly—no handfuls of extra fabric like the riding jeans I had previously purchased. The rise hits just below my belly button and they come up high enough in the back to keep my backside from hanging out when riding.

Worse for Wear’s Crosstown Slim jeans are made from ARMALITH 2.0 denim, so instead of having an itchy Kevlar liner, the material the jeans are made of is abrasion-resistant in and of itself. They come with SAS-TEC CE-approved hip and knee protectors that mold to your body so they don’t look or feel bulky. It’s magic how there’s room for the hip protectors to fit comfortably inside the jeans while making my butt look amazing!

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Worse for Wear double- and triple-stitches every seam, so in case of a spill the seams will remain strong. And the extra length keeps my ankles covered when in a bent riding position.

I really appreciate the styling of the Crosstown Slim jeans. I sometimes commute to work on my motorcycle and it’s so nice to dress for the ride and not have to change when I get to work. There are no obnoxious logos, embroidering, whiskering, or stitching to make them look like typical “riding” pants.

Worse for Wear’s commitment to making stylish and comfortable protective gear is evident in every pair of jeans and in every interaction with its customers. I’m extremely happy with my purchase and can’t recommend this company highly enough to women riders of all shapes and sizes.

I can’t emphasize enough what a difference it makes when dealing with people who understand that every woman’s body is different and who are committed to providing the best fit possible to every customer.

The Crosstown Slim riding jeans are available from Worse for Wear in size 25- to 40-inches and 27- to 36-inch inseams for $349. Visit Shop.WorseForWear.com to order.

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