RIDING jeans are like gold. They are a dependable piece of safety gear that, for lack of a better term, gets flogged. Given that, we figured we’d test the latest Titan jeans from Australian brand DriRider.
Whether it’s winter or summer, a good pair of riding pants can quickly become your best friend, and this stylish, comfortable offering from the well-known locals are just that. Even when they bore the dreaded words ‘slim fit’.
Once we overcame our initial fear of having to join the metrosexual super trendy generation (no offence, but that’s not this author), and got the jeans on, we were impressed that they weren’t overly tight or super slim fitting at all. They were just right.
Our test pair of Titan Jeans were black in colour, but you can also choose Black Wash, Indigo and Blue Wash. Over time we expected that, with several washes, we’d find some colour fade, but to date, that hasn’t happened yet, and they’ve kept their shape well too.
Comfort wise, the Dririder Titan’s are spot on, and we often found ourselves leaving them on for the day after riding, as they are super comfortable and also breathe reasonably well.
Even with the optional hip protection in place there is good movement, both on and off the bike. They’re constructed from heavy duty stretch denim and are lined with Dupont Kevlar in all the major crash zones.
Featuring CE Level 2 knee armour as well, the Titan Jeans offer protection in all the right places. They’re not too heavy either, and allow the rider to remain cooler during the warmer months. We didn’t experience leg cooking during higher temperature riding either.
DriRider’s Titan Jeans offer a quality product at a reasonable price, available from most good motorcycle accessory retailers from around $229.95. A connecter zip which attaches the jeans to a compatible jacket is also available for an additional $19.95.
Our test product was provided by DriRider Australia. Exhaust Notes Australia has not been paid to review this product.
Pros – good quality jeans at an affordable price; comfortable; stylish.
Cons – hip protectors are optional extras.