Jeans for riding in – top tips please
Not yet – let me know how you get on. I tried the TKMaxx thing myself but found I needed a loose fit and waist size about 4 inches too big to accomadate pads and gave up !
However I did get a pair of Carhartt’s for normal wear in a style I actually liked for £16 so a sort of result !? (No good for riding in)Posted 8 years ago
Don’t ride in jeans. Spend the cash on insect repellent instead.
Spend all weekend covered in the stuff, allergic to mozzie bites (nice weeping blisters the size of a half-sucked Strepsil, much swelling, pain and sleep loss). Just want to be able to get in from work, get changed and go ride.Posted 8 years ago
Need to find some jeans for evening playtime up the woods (mosquitos and gnats love me). I’d like to be able to wear my Kyle Strait knees under them and am tall and skinny.
I realise the best option is a visit to TK Maxx armed with the afore-mentioned stinky pads, but has anybody already reached a denim nirvana?Posted 8 years agojoemarshallMember
I like british army lightweight combats – although I wear them with pads over rather than under. They are good and long for tall people (plus waist adjuster if you are extra skinny), dirt cheap (£5 a pair), not too hot, and quite resilient if you do go crashing with them on.
JoePosted 8 years agoTNMember
The Jeanius jeans are fantastic, but the new version is not as baggy as the colab version.
I am not sure how good/cool/comfortable they’ll be for riding though – they somehow feel quite ‘sticky’ when you get a bit warm. Good and roomy for climbing but if you run warm when you’re riding – and especialy with the kyles on – you’re gonna melt.
Better bet – in my opinion – just buy some cheap baggies from somewhere then you won’t be gutted if you come off and wreck a pair of £55 jeans…Posted 8 years agoshoefitiMember
second the army combat idea, when i started riding back in the day i used to where a pair of those ‘urban camo’ ones, as they are easy to ride in if they get wet too, and they are a lighter fabric than green ones, i think they were polyester maybe?
Thinking back i probably looked a bit of a dick!Posted 8 years ago
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