Ironsides Indigo - Armored Jeans

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• 12.25 oz Mt Vernon Mills Raw Stretch Denim
• Pockets for removable D3O® Knee and Hip Armor (D3O® armor sold separately)
• Protective DuPont™ Kevlar® lining
• Cool-mesh upper lining
• Comfortable slightly tapered slim-straight fit
• Size up for a more relaxed look
• Size down for a skinnier profile
• See the sizing guide below for details
• YKK zipper fly

The best looking ARMORED denim has arrived

Ironsides Hero

Style and function don't always ride together

That's why we created Tobacco Ironsides, the most stylish and protective motorcycle jeans in the world. 

Cool-flow mesh in the body keep you cool on those long summer rides (common problem with other protective jeans) Lining made of 100% Dupont Kevlar fibers, covering your thighs to shin, in front and your whole seat in back.

Your Tobaccos will fade and form to fit your body as you break them in, giving them a lived-in character 100% unique to you.

Ironsides Triumph

Not only do we combine abrasion resistance and impact protection at the knees and hips

to make you safer on the road, but we do it in a moto jean that looks, fits, and feels like your favorite everyday pair. Ironsides Armor

No one will ever know you are wearing protective jeans.

Ironsides Armor
Ironsides Harley

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    Michael S.
    United States United States

    Ironsides Indigo - Armored Jeans

    Nice quality pants. They are comfortable and the armor is nice. The only issue is that the sizing is a little off. I'm 5'10" 170lbs and wear a 32 in everything. These pants were way too big. They are also way too long. I have to roll up the cuff at least 6 inches. Exchanging them for a smaller size was easy enough, but they still need to be hemmed.

    James F.
    United States United States

    Jeans are great, customer service = $h1t...

    This is the second pair of these jeans I have ordered, so I obviously really like them. However, for some reason, these are quite a bit larger than my other pair (both 32s, but this one seems two sizes too big). That is not too big of a deal, a simple return for a smaller size would fix it and maintain a 5-star rating, however, as with my entire purchasing history with Tobacco (two jackets, a vest, two pairs of jeans, a flannel, and gloves - over $2k total), they are impossible to get ahold of for questions or return/exchange communication. No hyperbole; I have at least ten unanswered calls and emails. I was quite tempted to give two stars, as I would for almost any other retailer, but they get the third because their products are so rad. If they could get their $h1t together and up their customer service game, they would have me for life, but this is probably where my business with them will stop.

    Kurt C.
    United States United States

    Read the sizing chart

    If I could read more better l, I probably wouldn't have had to return them for a smaller pair. Material was quality from my trial. Looking forward to getting my Re:Do pair so I can really give them the old college try.

    Oliver N.
    France France

    Questionable quality

    I bought the jeans for a multi month motorcycle trip in Europe, currently riding through France. Here are the issues: - one hip armor pocket’s top flap was sewn to the base material when they tacked the belt loop in a way that rendered the flap useless. The armor easily slips out. - the right leg is sort of twisted, the outside seam at the bottom hem is not in the 3 o’clock position but rather in the 1 o’clock position. As a consequence the knee armor’s center sits to the left of the knee cap. - the knee armor pockets are not on the same height, the left pocket and therefore armor sits higher the the right one. - while washing the jeans I forgot to close the zippers. One of the knee armor mesh pockets somehow twisted outside in and despite working on it for 2 hours we did not managed to rectify it and ended up cutting a slit into the mesh in order to replace the armor. - size 30 waist feels rather like like size 32 - it’s not selvedge denim! I’m not a happy customer as I’m already on the road and have no opportunity to return it.

    Simon B.
    United States United States

    Massive disappointment

    I order the armored jeans on May 20th. Its now June 3rd and still they have not been shipped. To make things worse I have not had any contact from TMC since May 24th when they said that the jeans would be shipped the following Tuesday. They were not. I feel really let down by this company. A company I had previously bought from and had an excellent experience. I have sent multiple emails, texts, phone messages to no avail. All I am now left to do is call my credit card company and report them for taking $400+ from me and not supplying me with the agreed goods purchased. I REALLY don't want to do this as I want the jeans but what else am I supposed to do? Giving them one last chance until tomorrow and then I'm cutting my losses and cancelling my order, and then never order from them again.

    Olyver N.
    Italy Italy

    Bad assembly, low quality

    First i was excited about those pants, great looking, hidden armor and all. Now though i came to a different conclusion: I’m 2 weeks into a 3 months (May 30, 2024) motorcycle trip in Europe and i experienced a few hiccups with the pants already. 1. One of the mesh pockets for the hip armor is messed up; the upper flap of the pocket was accidentally sewn to the base material when they attached/tacked the belt loop on the outside. The result is that the armor tends to slip out instead of being prevented doing so by the flap. 2. The pockets for the knee armor are on different heights comparing the legs. The armor sits higher on one leg than on the other. 3. The right leg is sort of twisted, the outside seam on the bottom hem is not in the 3 o’clock position but rather in the 1 o’clock position. Consequently the knee armor is not centered on the knee cap but 40mm to the left. 4. I washed the pants 4 times so far. 2 days ago i did so again. I removed the armor but forgot to close the zippers for the knee armor pockets. When i took it out of the washer and dried it and wanted to replace the knee armor, the mesh pocket of one leg somehow was inside out and offered no access. Me and a friend tried for 2 hrs to rectify it by pulling the pants inside out and back in different ways, under and over the Kevlar lining, etc., To no avail and lots of frustration. I ended up cutting a slot into the mesh in order to replace the armor. Also, the seam above the zipper came undone more than an inch/25mm and i had to sew it back together. Conclusion: Now I’m very disappointed as I’m on my trip and don’t really have a choice but to wear a defect pair of pants. I expected much more after paying more than $400 for it. I feel like having been ripped off.

    Hunter H.
    United States United States

    Satisfied with Quality, Disappointed Experience/Customer Service

    Overall, I'm satisfied with the quality, although I did notice some discrepancies. When I purchased, the product description indicated buttons instead of zippers, and no mention of stretch. While I was pleasantly surprised by the stretch and convenience of zippers over buttons, it deviated from my initial expectations. We did a lot of research here! Additionally, the knee pads received lacked velcro, rendering them useless in the jeans. The customer service experience was also frustrating; calls went unanswered, and email responses were unhelpful. Despite these issues, my husband decided to keep the jeans. However, I urge you to improve customer service and ensure accurate product descriptions. It's crucial for customer satisfaction and loyalty.

    Kim SVG verified by SHOP
    United States United States

    Bit long. Odd design choice. High quality though.

    Austin A.
    United States United States

    Still great, but a little different...

    This is my second pair of Ironsides. As many note there's not a ton of room in the butt and thighs for those with a more athletically built lower half. Because of that, I decided to bump up to a 32" waste, which worked out great. It's been a few years since I ordered my first pair, which I was immediately impressed with on the quality. They were heavy, dark denim with clean, straight stitching everywhere. These new ones still "feel" pretty quality, but the denim has a slightly less deep color and the stitching on the pocket designs and seams is a little all over the place. Ordinarily, whatever no big deal. But at $400+, I feel like the workmanship could be a little better. Again, fit is great, lining is great, but seems like the factory changed or someone had an off day.

    Ray F.
    United States United States

    The best riding jeans, are now the best going out jeans.

    These fit, feel and wear amazingly. They will definitely last a very long time. They wear great while riding, and the armor protection fits perfectly and doesn't move around much. The only concern I have is the quality of the Knee pocket zippers. I feel like these will break very easily.