Gear Review – Kevlar motorcycle jeans by Maple
Last week I was lucky enough to be one of the first people in the world to receive a pair of Maple Motorcycle Jeans. If you've ever been shopping for protective motorcycle clothing and in particular kevlar motorcycle jeans, you'll know how bad some of the designs look and how expensive they…
First thing I noticed when I picked up the package from the post office was that they were heavy! But upon removing the contents of the package I was pleasantly surprised to discover along with the jeans came a set of CE approved, knee and hip Forcefield Body armor. The armor fits into the jeans using pockets and Velcro strips adding extra impact protection if you want it.
The jeans themselves are made of a thick 13.5 ounce raw denim that feels of a similar quality to a pair of Carhartt jeans I own. As I’m sure many motorcycle riders would agree a lot of riding gear is not the sort of thing you feel comfortable wearing out to dinner or standing at a bar and avoiding this was one of Maples main objectives.
Two toned, double stitch detailing around the pockets and waist is a very nice touch which also adds to the jeans strength. All of the buttons, including each one on the fly and all of the rivets feature Maple branding, showing just how serious they were about producing a product made to their own specifications. A buckle at the back allows for extra adjustment which will help riders who have issues with their jeans slipping due to more aggressive riding positions. Other nice design touches are the embossed maple leaf on the leather label and a small, red, embroidered maple leaf protruding out from behind the right rear pocket. If you’re the kind of guy who wears braces (not on your teeth) there are even buttons to attach them to!
All up I have to say I think they have succeeded in creating a cool looking pair of classically styled jeans that tick all the right safety boxes. Stay tuned though for a full review and be sure to check out the Maple video below. Dave confesses that he’s no film maker, but who cares! It’s just great to see a someone getting a good idea like this off the ground. Maple Motorcycle Jeans will be launching soon with their first limited run of jeans, you can sign up for updates via the Maple Motorcycle Jeans website.
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