“OK so, I need your opinion… LADIES… YES or NO… To MAKE or NOT TO MAKE… KEVLAR LEGGINGS? Regular leggings material on the outside, Kevlar on the inside?”
I was ecstatic. So, when I responded, “Oh Lord, please yes. I am reviewing yet another pair of riding pants right now, I dream about kevlar leggings for women.” I was not exaggerating.
I contacted Arlene, with GoGo Gear to let her know I was very excited and would love to have the first shot at writing a review when the Kevlar Leggings come to market, she did me one better and asked me to test the final pre-production model as part of my review! Ummmm, yes please.
So, here are my thoughts on the Kevlar Leggings so far, keep in mind that I reviewed a pre-production some sample, so I will update my review when the final product is available. Since it was a sample, it wasn’t my ideal size, but it worked for testing and initial review purposes, also I typically include size charts and material specs in my review, I will add those when they become available.
COLOR AND STYLE
One color for now, and its classic black, can’t go wrong with that.
The sexy fit, comfort and style of fashion leggings has made them a staple in most women’s closets; combine that with the “moto” fashion trend so popular recently and these Kevlar Leggings are right on point. You could really dress them up, I would be comfortable riding to a restaurant, the movies, a concert and more without feeling like a “biker” or a geared up SWAT team member.
The exterior fabric feels like a heavy stretch material, like a ponte knit, good stretch and really moves with your body without pinching or pulling even while dragging a knee…just kidding that didn’t happen, just making sure still you’re paying attention. I do however hang off the bike with my knee out in turns, and I did not feel any restriction of movement.
The interior Kevlar lining covers 100% of the garment, and is soft and comfortable. I started to feel a little itchy, but I was also riding in hot weather, and that’s typical for me. Even in 80-90 degrees though, I still felt some air come through.
I usually wash a product before reviewing, but was since this was a sample and I had to return it, I will edit the review when I receive my own.
- Interior liner of stretch Kevlar covers entire surface of leggings
- Slim fit, long legs
- faux front pockets and rear shaping seams
- interior pockets with velcro for adjustable knee armor
- 6″ of multiple seams on knees give added protection, mobility and touch of style and helps to disguise any bulk from the knee armor
Removable knee armor extends partially over shin and is cut to bend with you. There are velcro strips adheared to the armor to adjust the height inside the pockets of the pants. Mine were centered and fit knees perfectly, they stayed in place on and off the bike. I felt a bit of pressure on one knee, because they fit securely with the legging style, but I believe with wear it will soften up a little. The protection was described by GoGo Gear as “this is a product offering that meets the need in between no protection and kevlar jeans”. I know most riding jeans do not offer the amount of Kevlar coverage that these leggings do, there are also many that do not have include armor, nor a way to attach it, so to me these seem like a viable protection option. I will add specs on the Kevlar and armor when they become available.
Some time of air vents
Velcro for optional hip armor
A loop in back for jacket hold down
Color and design options
The Kevlar Leggings motorcycle riding pants by GoGo Gear are definitely going to be added to my closet. Are they the “perfect riding pant”? That is yet to be determined, but the styling, the fit and the protection are all there and this product has awesome potential. They are priced right in line with other mid-range motorcycle riding pants at $149. I can not wait to get my own, tell them you saw it on GirlRiders!
I received the final production model of the Kevlar Leggings in my size including a changes taken from the testers’ suggestions and now I love them even more!
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Fabric Inside Protector Pockets: Polyester Cotton Jersey
CE-Approved Removable, Adjustable Knee Protector Pads (Level 1)
Two Front Pockets
Ribbed Decorative Detail on Knees
If you want to get your leggings now, you can pre-order, these are going to go fast! Pre-Order Link: http://www.gogogearla.com/pre-