by Bill C. for webBikeWorld
Sitting in a Doctor's office waiting room a couple of days
ago, I was struck by how many people were wearing jeans. I thought
jeans were passé, surpassed by baggy chinos, cargo pants and sweats.
I guess I'm out of step with the latest fashions yet
Jeans are OK, but I only wear them if I'm actually working
on a bike in the garage or doing some yard work. They just seem too
casual for the Doctor's office or a plane trip, but I'm old school, so what
do I know?
Besides, jeans just seem too bulky to me, and I've never
felt as comfortable in jeans as I do in a softer and thinner pair of chinos,
for example. Only occasionally do I wear jeans when riding a
motorcycle, and then it's only with my
Tourmaster overpants on top.
But to many motorcycle riders, jeans are it. That's
fine, but let me make a suggestion: at least check out a set of
Bohn body armor to wear
underneath, because jeans offer about 0.05% more protection against road
rash than bare skin.
So why a jeans review? Well, the webBikeWorld reviews
of Draggin' Jeans
and Diamond Gusset Jeans
have actually proven to be fairly popular, so we figured, why not?
Besides, I was searching for something on the Construction Safety Products
Outdoors website, and I came across these Maverick
lined jeans for sale, so I ordered a pair on a lark.
I'm glad I did - these are definitely the most comfortable
jeans I've ever worn. The combination of the very-broken-in denim and
the super-soft Polartec flannel lining gives them an ultra-comfortable feel,
kind of like wearing pajamas.
The flannel feels great against my skin, and the bonus is
that they're nice and toasty warm in the cool fall weather that has arrived
here in the northern hemisphere. I don't even bother with "normal"
jeans under the Tourmaster overpants. The combination of the Maverick
flannel lined jeans and the Tourmasters makes for a very comfy and warm ride.
Just for kicks, I threw a pair of Diamond Gusset jeans on
the scale, and they weighed in at 1.6 lbs. The flannel adds about a
half-pound, because the Sidewinders of the exact same size weigh 2.1 lbs.
CSP has all sorts of hard-core products for loggers,
construction workers, linemen and other rugged outdoor jobs. You may
have to search for "Maverick" on their site, because these pants are
well-hidden. They're not cheap, at $59.95 the pair, but they're really
so buttery soft and comfortable that it's worth it.