Top 5 things you need to know when buying Kevlar Jeans
Author: Kieran Brown
So you're ready to spend money on Kevlar Jeans?
We are fotunate enough to live in a age where buying is at our fingertips, it's now soo easy to pick up your phone or laptop, jump on google and find the cheapest price on the item you are interested in.
But where do you start? Kevlar jean prices range anywhere from $70 and can go all the way up to $500. What's the difference, isn't Kevlar........Kevlar?? Everyone has a different budget, here's 5 things you should consider when buying a set of Kevlar Jeans.
1. Kevlar Positioning
Every brand has there own way of positioning Kevlar. Over the years we have found the best and safest way is to have the Kevlar throughout the entire jean, or at least front and back. A slide can easily turn into a tumble so it's best to cover every part of your legs, knees and bum area.
2. Jean Cut and style
There are many different styles and cuts on the market such as regular, skinny, slim, cargo and chino. Depending on your lifestyle, you may want something that looks good both on and off the bike. Generally speaking, the regular fit jeans offer more protection and are better considered if you are doing more highway riding. Our PE slim fit jeans offer a stretch to them so they are perfect for city riding and wearing all day as the elastane offers supreme comfort.
3. GSM Weight
When buying Kevlar jeans keep an eye out for GSM ratings. GSM stands for (grams per square meter) and is reffering to the weight of the Kevlar itself. The higher the GSM the more protection offered. In saying that, the higher the GSM the hotter the pant will be so it is important to consider your lifestyle and climate when buying.
Put simply, you can't put a price on protection. Be careful when purchasing Kevlar jeans under the $100 mark. If you value your skin, do your research and find the jeans that best suit you and your budget. It's always best to consider brands that specialise in Kevlar motorcycle gear.
5. The Brand
It is important to consider the brand of jeans you are buying. Does the brand stand by there product? Is the brand actively involved in the motorcycle scene? Where is the brand being sold? What countries etc. It may not seem like a big deal, but having a pleasurable buying experience and ongoing support can really make a difference. Ask them questions before you buy the product and ensure you are receiving customer support.
All in all, buying Kevlar Jeans comes down to the individual, we hope this buying guide helps point you in the right direction. After all, it's your ass that's on the line!