Most protective riding pants I’ve seen look cheap bulky and stiff. Even some with softer feel of poor quality. I can tell that I got an item well worth the price.
The more you use them the more you fly down the highway. These jeans aka archtype are great for on the bike, or going out swing dancing. Every day use and look great doing whatever it is you do.
Was pleasantly surprised! I expect them to be much thicker and uncomfortably heavy. Yes they are slightly heavier than a regular pair of jeans but not to bad. They fit great and the stitching is heavy duty. I figured my a$$ skin is well worth the price.
I bought these pants just about a year ago and I have one major complaint: they are too low cut for pants that are meant to be sat in for long periods of time. I bought my pair 2 sizes up from what I normally wear (36 vs 34) and though I love them for their quality and style, they aren't very functional as riding jeans. The waists are too low such that it creates pressure on your Lower back and butt during long rides that leads to pain and numbness. I thought it was my seat for the longest time - I even upgraded my seat to no avail - but then I wore a pair of soft chinos with a high waste and I had no pain on my long rides. They still look and function great for casual occasions, but I've almost completely avoided wearing them on my bike at all costs.
Purchased from their warehouse location via apt with Jeremy. Arrived on-site (same day) and was assisted by Nate. Nate was super gnarly in showing and explaining all the products they had in stock and answered every single question I had about it. Ended up purchasing 2 pairs of Jeans and the CA Ridding shirt 2.0. Quality on their salvage raw denim is legit! It shapes to your body the more you wear it and forms well. Not only has Tobacco Motorwear implemented the safety required by standards, but has figured out a way to give it a unique style. Lowkey doesnt even seem as if theyre ridding jeans so I rock them even when I'm in the cage. Currently, hands down the best in quality, style, and safety!
Recently got my pair of TMC jeans and have put about 150 miles on these jeans so far on my new bike. I wore them to work 2 days as well. For reference I live in the Florida heat and these jeans really don't feel different heat wise than my other jeans. The style is sick, no one could tell they were safety jeans (my main goal) and I got asked a few times what brand they were. Size wise, I'm 5'9 220lbs, about a 33 waist, I ordered the 34 ( measurements so these are actually 35.5) and they fit well in the waist with a bit of room for my EDC. Only tightness is in the thigh/crotch which I assume will loosen with more wear. Overall, worth every dollar and I feel much safer when riding and don't look like a doofus.
I bought a pair last year and wouldnt wear anything else when i was riding (so bought another pair a week ago). They are comfy, very well made, and you feel safe in them. When i moved my bike with my normal daily jeans i felt naked. Yes the price is steep but you get what you pay for and i have looked at other brands but always run back to Tobacco. Take the plunge you will be asking yourself why you didnt do it sooner.
People mention quality repeatedly in these reviews, for good reason. These jeans are extremely high-end, methodical maniacal levels of quality. I've seen criticism elsewhere of the price, but you can find selvedge denim jeans NOT made in the USA WITHOUT Kevlar for a similar price. The gorgeous appearance aside, I've also had the unfortunate opportunity to test the protective aspect of the jeans while sliding down the highway at 55MPH. The denim wore through, but the Kevlar did not. These jeans, quite literally, saved my ass. I will not get on my motorcycle without wearing a pair of Tobacco jeans.
First off, I'm 6'8", 215 lbs, normally a 34X38. I guess I have an athletic build, but I look thin. Plus, unlike a lot of Tobacco wearers, I ride a sport bike...more on that later. I found Tobacco back in 2017 and took a chance on their selvedge denim jeans, Like a lot of you, I wanted stylish pants that would protect me in a crash. I had no experience with selvedge denim, but followed the instructions I found online from various denim nerds. I've washed the jeans 4 times in 4 years. I've worn them about 400 days and the jeans have faded and worn pretty much like the pictures on the website. One of the buttons has completely worn through the fly and one pant leg hem is starting to fray. 24 months of riding, 20,000 miles, not too bad in my book. I wear a 34 waist in jeans and had to get a 36 to get these pants to fit my thighs (I have normal-sized thighs, but the cut is such that I had to size up.) The 36's fit pretty snugly on my thighs and around my knees, so when I ride in a sport bike position, the tight knees dig into the backs of my legs. The knees would not be an issue on a cruiser. The 36 waist is significantly bigger than my actual waist. All-in-all, the jeans work for me. They fit well and I get lots of compliments from "the ladies." They are probably the best looking jeans in my closet. And, I am buying a second pair today for what it's worth. If you're asking yourself if 36 in. pants are long enough for a 6'8" man, no, they aren't, but I make do.