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Aerostich PROTEKT Jeans
- Product Review (submitted on April 16, 2014):
While the finish and comfort of these jeans is spot on, the knee pads are still too high on the leg. I'm 5'11" and 160lbs. Normally a 30x32 in jeans. Ordered a 32x32 as that was the smallest size available. Customer service claimed they would shrink to the correct size. Upon arrival and pre-washing they fit very loose. After 2 washes they shrank some but they're still noticeably baggier than my Levis 505's. They're very comfortable on and off the bike but I would have preferred a size 30" waist if it were available.
The main problem I have is that when my knees are bent in a seated position the bottom edge of the pads/nylon panels barely cover the tops of my kneecaps. I ride a standard so I'm not in any extreme positions. I called customer service again asking about alterations but was told Aerostich doesn't alter the jeans.
Overall the product is an excellent value compared to all other riding jeans I've tried. The knee pad solution is fantastic. (could we get similar TF5 pockets in the hips too?) I just wish there was 2-3 more inches of pad pocket below the knees. It would be great to have the tall/extra length custom fit options that are offered on the suits available on these jeans for those of us with longer legs; I'd gladly pay a premium for it. I would have bough a pair of 32x34's (if they were made) to get it. Heck, I'd even buy a 30x34 if it was ever offered. Hopefully Aerostich will provide more fit options for this product in the future. In the meantime I'm off to find a tailor since the washed jeans can't be returned.