Protective jeans are all the rage! Now more than ever we’re seeing companies making denim motorcycle riding pants for women and men that are lined with abrasion resistant fabrics like Kevlar, Dupont’s brand name for its aramid fibers. (Aramid fibers are a class of heat resistant and strong synthetic fibers, according to Wikipedia.)
Some even go so far as allowing the wearer to add optional armor. Sliders Bella jeans is one such jean, not only incorporating abrasion resistant material in a comfortable stretchy fit, but it also has the option to add armor in the knee area. And when the armor is in place it’s inconspicuous.
The denim is high quality with just enough stretch in it so the jeans are comfortable when moving around. The denim has been stone washed so there is a slight fade, as well as being soft and easy to wear. While the material feels sturdy, it’s not stiff.
Unlike other Kevlar lined jeans I have worn and tested, the Slider’s have a soft nylon mesh fabric lining down the front that covers the seams of the Kevlar and the seams of the armor pockets, which otherwise could irritate the skin.
Sliders Bella jeans are sold exclusively from Competition Accessories, an online retailer of motorcycle gear and accessories. You cant find them anywhere else. The jeans sell for $84.99, which is less than comparable jeans; and the knee armor is sold separately for $11.99. Once I put the knee armor in, I had no reason to take it out.
As far as sizing, I’m used to wearing tight form-fitting jeans so it was actually refreshing to wear pants with a relaxed fit that had some “give” to them. Sizes range from 2 to 18 and sizing is true, so order the same size you would with your regular jeans. However, if you want the jeans to fit tighter, the website recommends ordering one or two sizes smaller. In the end, I did not size down and ordered my regular size.
Visit Compacc.com for more information and to purchase.