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Skinny fit blue
Size: Regular 34
The Urban Kreation jeans are marketed as the toughest jeans on the planet and to that end they incorporate Kevlar into their manufacture. According to the website itâ€™s the stuff which stops bullets, which they seem to suggest is a good thing. Iâ€™ve never had to stop a bullet, so I count myself lucky.
The good news is that these look like jeans, wear like jeans, and have a layer of Kevlar sewn into the leg and thigh region. Why? Well, these are marketed as jeans for extreme sports, such as skateboarding and skootering and I dunno, they said something about riding your bike somewhere in the publicity so I whipped back a request saying Iâ€™d like to do that and could I have a pair â€˜to reviewâ€™? Well, you would, wouldnâ€™t you, for a pair of jeans with a retail price north of $200â€¦
Apparently these jeans are also reinforced with a Liquid Crystal Polymer, so youâ€™re guaranteed not to burn or graze when you deck it. Iâ€™m not that silly, so do your own experiments. I know that most grazes are friction burns and a layer of Kevlar is going to give you Kevlar burns instead of denim burns. I chose to keep my skin.
The salient bits: Iâ€™m a svelte 34in waist (actually about 33 13/16in) so these fit me well. Theyâ€™re bit of a low waisted hipster cut so theyâ€™ll look good on anyone without a bum, but for a real cyclist you might find your thigh muscles get in the way of having a proper slim fit. As it happens, the size I chose was second largest in the range, so you can guess the target market.
Oh. Theyâ€™re heavy. A layer of Kevlar and some other space age stuff adds to the weight. The leg length is generous (or maybe theyâ€™re really for a longer legged slimmer version of me) and theyâ€™re warm. They should appeal to hipsters, therefore, since that is the direction of their appeal.
So far so good, but thereâ€™s one thing you want when in comes to cycling in jeans and thatâ€™s survivability in the crotch. Creasing and motion wears out the average jeans in under six months, so while I donâ€™t have good news on that front Iâ€™ll be keeping a close eye on the Urban Kreations for longevity.
see them here...http://www.activeoutthere.com.au/catego ... 252d-Blue/
quality 8/10 where the 'thumbies' thing?
value for money 4/10 We'll see about the longevity
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