Motorcycle Consumer News Recommended Buy! The Classic Draggin’® Jeans have a straight leg with the traditional five pocket design. We also incorporate a larger change pocket on the left side for ease of use on your motorcycle. The jeans are constructed with 14.5 ounce denim and lined at the knee and backside with our famous knitted 13.5 ounce DuPont™ KEVLAR® aramid fiber lining. The protective lining extends from just below the belt loops to, well, just below your ass and extends across from hip seam to hip seam. The protective lining also covers your knee and wraps around the outside of the knee and shin.
A NOTE ON SIZING: Our jeans are cut true to size. Your jeans probably are not. PLEASE refer to our notes on sizing by clicking here, and to the size chart below before purchasing. The best way to determine your own waist size is to button a pair of your jeans and measure the distance between the left and right sides of the waist band. Double that and you've got your waist measurement and the size Draggin’® Jeans that will fit you best. Your jeans may say they're a 46, but in all likelihood, they're actually a 48. Please check before buying.
Each pair of Draggin’® Jeans motorcycle jeans is handmade in the USA! They are pre-washed and pre-shrunk.
PLEASE NOTE: The Classic Draggin'® Jeans DO NOT HAVE POCKETS FOR ARMOR. Armor can be added directly to the knitted lining with the use of provided industrial velcro tabs. If you would like jeans with armor pockets in them, please consider our new COMFORT jeans.
...these are for the long-ride, admittedly. I put about 600 miles on them July 4th weekend and here are my thoughts. On their marketing alone, which I must give them marks for, Draggin' jeans are mostly-true to the dimensions they've stated. What they don't mention is they must've used the legs of an elephant to measure the trunk of the pant legs- I have slack that I can comfortably roll/ taper 'round my thigh that of which I'll have to pay someone to tailor. You can read the numbers in their sizing chart and measure them out but you won't really know until you receive and look at them. They look better in your head than they do on you.
I'm 5'5", 165 lbs and decently athletic. I (road) cycle and spin during the week so I've got disproportionately larger thighs; 59 CM [23.2"] circumference, and calves; 38 [14.96"] CM, for my build which for the most part have been troublesome for me (I took a tape measure out to get those sizes). If I were to pick up a well-known brand-name jean founded in 1853 (I've obligatorily left the name out) or any other competing jeans-brand based on my size: they'd be just shy of tight and I'd have to opt for the size up. This is not the case for Draggin'. Waist is exactly where I wanted them to be and length was where I liked and expected them to have ended; without have to roll them up and that is good!
What I really dislike is how they're effectively clown-pants that balloon from the waist down and are effectively stumps that taper to the top of my boots. I've purchased 32x30 and when laid onto the ground flat: the jeans calves measure round with the tape measure at calves (I've measured just below the bottom rounding seam below the knee) to roughly 50 CM [20"], if I'm rounding down; there's NO way that I received the advertised size 18 cuffs (see their sizing chart). Waist is true to size and where my thighs are 23.2" the thighs are advertised at a 24.5" (I'm sure they're more generous than that just based on the calve-to-cuff sizing I've done). The amount of slack is ridiculous (compared to my 38 CM [14.96"] calves). It's hideous despite the true waist and length size.
Now, I'm looking at the male model of these jeans and, yeah- totally they're straight-legged, are proportional and looks aesthetically pleasing. I'm just thinking they kept that size of the male model and just cut the jeans to length with no bearing in mind for how much slack is left behind; à la: one-size-fits-all. It's a shame for an otherwise comfortable pair of jeans. I'll have to have these tailored to take off so much material. What I've ultimately learned from this is- wait, where did I get this tape measure from?
Now, that much I can work with (or have a tailor work with), again- please do measure yourself and try to imagine how much slack you think you'll be comfortable with. Over- it is ultimately my decision that I purchased these without forethought to measuring myself (because,... who does that before purchasing? It'd ultimately be the ride that decides not just because it's big) so I'm not dinging the jeans for that; one-star off just because those are ridiculous proportions for someone of that height; seriously: where did they pull averages from?
What I hate, hate, hate and dinging another star for is how the leg and armor set are supposed to be "integrated" into the jeans. I do remember reading somewhere on-site how the armor was to be affixed with velcro and attached to the velcro-like texture around the knees and hips for a "personal" fit. Rubbish. Now- the armor itself, I believe would do a fine job but if you've ever felt foam armor just imagine it against bare skin for the entirety of your ride. Now imagine that against your skin when you sweat. Now imagine sliding into your jeans to find that your feet kick at the armor affixed by two heavy-duty velcro dots (attached to top-and-bottom respectively) and having to maneuver your feet around them or kick your jeans out so that you're not having to inadvertently displace your armor when you're trying to get into your jeans; yeah- it's a run-on sentence but had to be said.
It's probably the worst implementation of armor into riding gear that I've ever had the experience to try and ride with. Now, I give a lot of slack when safety is involved so I gave this about a week of commuting and now they're chucked into the corner without second though. These are literally sitting on your knees and hips against your skin. They stick when sweated on. Now, most manufacturers of motorcycle jeans that I've utilized prior allow you to slide them into a pocket or a liner where you don't have skin contact against the foam. It's just a bit tighter but it's far more comfortable than having these on. When you're walking the knee pads just chafe and bump along your knee caps- doesn't hurt but it's really annoying. Draggin': please fix this, believe me, you have ROOM TO SPARE! I found the only redeeming ways to ride with the armor on is: ride when it's cold or wear a sports liner or biking tights under your jeans.
Now I have to give credit where it's due: these are finely produced jeans. The quality of the material is top-notch. There's no mind to the demographic they're supposed to be fitting which vastly impacts the desirability of these jeans. Draggin' has stated, in their defense, that it would be "...cost prohibitive [to the] customers,..." (FAQ) which is just plain nonsense. What really matters: would I recommend these jeans to anyone else with all this in mind? Probably not, with exception. For as much as I'm paying for these jeans, "motorcycle jeans" at that, I do not have the mind to purchase another pair of these jeans having received and thoroughly tested them through. The except being that these are definitively cheaper than the big brand-name riding gear with similar properties- you could buy two of these jeans for the price of one in this comparison. In which case it becomes quantity over quality, which isn't entirely too bad either if you consider the advantages to that.
DRAGGIN: Wow, this is a long review. First, we're going to do something most brands wont. We're going to agree with some of what this customer has said. Our classic jeans are cut with quite a bit of room in the leg. We do this for two reasons. One, to give the rider freedom to move on the bike, whatever bike they ride. You can imagine this differs from cruiser to crutch rocket. Two, to allow for the addition of armor. We also have a slim fit jean. Which we would have happily exchanged with this customer if they had contacted us. They did not. Now to the armor. Again we're going to do something most brands wont. We're going to agree. The system is not great. That's why we are changing it. This is in the process, and you'll hear more about that soon. As to the price. We make our jeans here in the US. With US sourced materials. We also use quality Dupont Kevlar aramid fiber. And a lot of it. We have 13.5 ounces per square inch at all major contact points. Many of our competitors use a thinner less affective grade, around 8 ounces. Which, in a slide, is just not enough. We try as hard as we can to keep our product cost competitive while at the highest quality. It is always a challenge. We appreciate this customers thoughts and will be contacting him directly. If you have any questions about sizing or which style will suit you best, please give us a call. We're always happy to help. Xiong Y. on 14th Jul 2017
Great product Unknown on 13th Jul 2017
I'm always skeptical buying jeans online. Draggin was accurate in the measuring guidance. I'm 38x32 and they fit great.
The denim is heavy and Kevlar is on all the right places. I highly recommend these riding jeans. Doug on 21st Jun 2017
I bought a pair of Draggin Jeans a dozen or so years ago. And they have served me well. Although I don't wear them every ride, after twelve years they are, as you might guess, worn out. My wife, two riding friends and I just completed a 2,000+ mile ride along the Outer Banks.
It was the farewell tour for my original Draggin Jeans and the first trip for my newest pair. The new jeans,in black, performed admirably. The size was just like the first pair and fit me well. I can only hope they last half as well as my originals.
Thanks for a great product. Bill on 17th Jun 2017
I made the measurements myself but was a little tight. Went with the slim cut but too tight in the knee area for sitting. Retuned them for the classic cut and they are amazing. Easy swap in size and even in the Florida heat they are no hotter than a plain jean. Very pleased. Scooter on 17th May 2017
Very nice jeans. Well made & fit is spot on. 3 stars because i never received the Velcro strips which is used to attach the pads to the inside if the pants. Reached out to the company twice & was told they shipped but still never received them - and that was 3 weeks ago. If you don't want the pads then these are great jeans, but be warned about the pads issue.
No fault of the customer here. We didn't send the velcro with the first order. We did send another set but they never arrived. We then sent a third set, with tracking information, and included a free t-shirt for the customer. The customer is now very happy. Which is always our goal. Lonzo on 12th May 2017
All of the jeans I own have a length of 36, so I figured I better go with the 36 length for these jeans, especially to ensure they are long enough to fully cover my legs while sitting on my bike. These jeans are by far the longest pair I own. I'll be going with a 34 length for my next purchase from Draggin (the waist size seemed to fit like my normal jeans, though).
The jeans seem to be made well. They washed and dried just fine. The denim is nice and thick and the kevlar placement was in all the right spots, which makes me feel confident these things will hold up if I ever go down. Good, casual, riding jeans. 4 star rating only because of the excessive length. Unknown on 2nd May 2017
Fit is good, they seem true to size. Good looking, don't look awkward when worn away from the bike. Nice heavy weight denim. Soft touch fabric covering the kevlar in the crotch and seat are a nice touch. Knuckles on 21st Jan 2017
This is my 9th pair of jeans since 2007. Still use the original pair. I have three pairs in blue, three pairs with the felt lining for cold weather and now three in black. Love the fit and very comfortable on hot and cold days. I have had one accident with my bike in 32 years of riding and I was able to walk away with minimal injuries thanks to the jeans. Almost no road rash. Bike didn't fair so well. Totally recommend these jeans as an addition to a good riding jacket, helmet, boots and gloves. Don Orchuk on 31st Dec 2016
I have been using the jeans for several years. Finally losing some weight I was able to fit into the classic jeans instead of the relaxed fit. These feel just as good and the wife liked the looks of them enough to have me order a second pair right away. I especially like the true sizing it makes it easy to order. The quality has always been outstanding. Mark G on 3rd Dec 2016