Tempted by these for 30 quid.
Aldi Kevlar Jeans
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I remain a little unconvinced
not for me, but then I am a snob
may be made of kevlar, but it'll be craply knitted and the stitching will be shite.
you get what you pay for and in safety gear that's kinda important.
chain saw test them..............................
to take into consideration folks. Kinda put me off now, especially seeing as i've already got new leathers recently. I do want some kevlar jeans though for going to work during the summer (if we get one.)
si1981, I get the feeling I might get disapproving looks if I do a chainsaw test on them before buying but then again, if I time it right, when Aldi are also selling chainsaws....
BB, I don't think M&S or Harrods do bike gear although I could be wrong.
do want some kevlar jeans for summer riding as well but the decent ones are £100+ with armour. I do need to sort something as my tatty textile trousers don't go with my nice leather jacket.
Bugger, talking about clothes matching. I'll be on about getting a friggin' man bag soon.
I value my legs at more than £30. Cheap motorcycle gear, although cheap, is unlikely to give you the protection you actually require. So it's cheap because it's cheap, in more ways than one.
ALDI gear? No thanks!
marking imply some performance testing/guarantee?
I have grin factor and draggin kevlars, tbh the grin factors are probably better protected and have more, denser Kevlar
is always on sale at Motorcycle superstore. I got a pair of Frank Thomas leathers for 40 quid, think it must be last years line they sell off cheap.
Mostlyslowly, the CE mark is supposed to signify that goods have passed some European standard but with the amount of fake stuff being sold, you could probably buy a CE marked burger and find it ain't what it should be.
Zander. Thinking about it, I bought a helmet from Aldi a couple of years ago and it was shite! Noisy, visor didn't seal and all my mates in the pub called me Darth Vader (cos it was black!)
I'm convinced now, I ain't buying Aldi's kevlar jeans. Wonder what they're like for polishing glass with though???
I know I've said it before,
but check out Hood jeans. They are made in England and they are better quality then any other make of Kevlar jeans I've seen.
If you're short of money stick a search on ebay. Sooner or later some will turn up.
I have hood jeans
and draggin and prefer hood tbh if only for the fit.
M& S might not do bike gear but I love the pants, nice and comfy and warm
i have a pair of hood jeans, couldnt be arsed freezing in leathers so put htemon and hein G race tech jacket, cosy! Hood Jeans are quality trousers.
Said it a million times before, were oh were are the larges sizes for bat fastards like me. Struggle to get textile or kevlar jeans to fit. I really should diet. Hood very good proper pockets foe CE unlike my Draggin jeans.
i got some KTM powerwear kevlar jeans...made by draggin they were pretty expensive and dont have armour. So i bought some hein gericke trousers last week. Ktms good for summer though
I did try mine with the knee armour fitted
but it pressed on my bionic knee and left a massive bruise. I took it out in the end. I felt silly wearing it on only one leg. The hip protectors are very comfortable though.
If you look at the Aldi site
it says the knee pad is CE approved. the jeans themselves obviously are not. I think you take pot luck, but I am tempted, if I can get there for 10am, but i suspect all the old folks will be elbowing one another in the face to get through the door at that time!
clothing is not CE approved, it's only armour which is usually approved. Only now is usable CE approved clothing coming out so I'd not expect CE approval on the trousers regardless of brand, etc.
the only CE approved jeans I know of are C-Evo Dragging jeans, not sure if any other brands have CE status jeans £260 a pop too
Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat
pay £260 if they're waterproof as well as properly strong. Then they'd be properly useful.