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post #11 of 19 Old 04-11-17, 18:28
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I bought a pair of the K7 jeans some years back now. I'm still using them and the armour on the knees has worn a slight hole on the outside of the knee where the denim creases. Taking into consideration that during the biking weather here in the UK I use these daily and their age this is an observation rather than complaint. Certainly far better quality than the Red Route jeans I had before.

Positives:
* Customer Service
* Quality
* Kevlar coverage seems to cover more than the majority of jeans (available here in the UK)
* Armour is generous compared to other jeans (available in UK) and in the places you'd need it

Negatives
* The blue dye fades, noticeable after one wash
* I'm 6ft 3in and skinny, the jeans are baggy and certainly not "fitted"
* They are heavy compared with normal jeans and more so than the Red Route jeans I had before. They are warm in summer use, and possibly a bit heavy to wear all day. For this reason and the previous point I still end up changing out of them

The pair I have the waist measurement appears to have been overly generous. The leg length was spot on. Make sure when measuring up that you allow for your knee to be bent as when you are on the bike, otherwise if they are short the jeans will pull up your leg above your boot and end up annoying you. They have fit over my Gaerne and Aplinestars SMX6 boots fine.
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post #12 of 19 Old 04-13-17, 22:00
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I bought a pair of the K7 jeans some years back now. I'm still using them and the armour on the knees has worn a slight hole on the outside of the knee where the denim creases. Taking into consideration that during the biking weather here in the UK I use these daily and their age this is an observation rather than complaint. Certainly far better quality than the Red Route jeans I had before.

Positives:
* Customer Service
* Quality
* Kevlar coverage seems to cover more than the majority of jeans (available here in the UK)
* Armour is generous compared to other jeans (available in UK) and in the places you'd need it

Negatives
* The blue dye fades, noticeable after one wash
* I'm 6ft 3in and skinny, the jeans are baggy and certainly not "fitted"
* They are heavy compared with normal jeans and more so than the Red Route jeans I had before. They are warm in summer use, and possibly a bit heavy to wear all day. For this reason and the previous point I still end up changing out of them

The pair I have the waist measurement appears to have been overly generous. The leg length was spot on. Make sure when measuring up that you allow for your knee to be bent as when you are on the bike, otherwise if they are short the jeans will pull up your leg above your boot and end up annoying you. They have fit over my Gaerne and Aplinestars SMX6 boots fine.
Thanks for the input, I have Gaerne GP-1 boots and the top of the boot is fairly wide, at least to me, so being able to easily fit the jean over the boot without causing the denim to stretch overtime is something I was concerned about.

You mention the fit is baggy and loose, is that throughout the jean or just towards the leg openings?

OP, what do you think about the fit?
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the fit is true to size at the waist and crotch, legs fit like a straight leg but slightly loose, even all the way down. I wouldn't say that they are baggy though or overly loose.

at the boots they are a little snug to go over the top of my boots, but they do fit over without much effort and don't show as being snug over the boot. just that initial pull over the top of the boot is snug pulling the pant leg down

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I know you don't want to hear this, but me like most, would rather hear the "after crash" review, since that is the most important thing
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Thanks for the input, I have Gaerne GP-1 boots and the top of the boot is fairly wide, at least to me, so being able to easily fit the jean over the boot without causing the denim to stretch overtime is something I was concerned about.

You mention the fit is baggy and loose, is that throughout the jean or just towards the leg openings?

OP, what do you think about the fit?
The Gaerne boots I have are an old set and look like they are a lot slimmer than the ones you have. they are fine with my Aplinestars SMX-6 though which will be closer to the Gaerne setup. They are a baggy fit throughout on me, that's just my build though as I'm skinny like a beanpole.
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I got my pair of K7 jeans a few days back just tried them on today and immediately emailed Laura (CS rep at Hood) to request a return. Though I'm impressed with the quality and price point the following bothered me:

1. Waist incorrectly sized even though I followed the directions on the companies website regarding measuring my current pair across the front and doubling the number. I emailed Laura asking if I should use the measuring method or just order the waist size listed on my Levi's, I was told to follow the measuring technique which clearly doesn't work for me since the jeans want to just fall to the ground when I put them on.

2. Extremely baggy fit which made me look like I was a fire fighter about to go into a burning building. Fit will be different for each person, but I'm a skinny guy and there is no way I would keep these.

Still a great product, and definitely a competitor to Lean Angles Jeans and other companies with offerings in this market segment. Unfortunately, not for me as I'm looking for something more fitted.

OP, thanks for at least making me aware of this company as well as others on this forum!
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I got my pair of K7 jeans a few days back just tried them on today and immediately emailed Laura (CS rep at Hood) to request a return. Though I'm impressed with the quality and price point the following bothered me:

1. Waist incorrectly sized even though I followed the directions on the companies website regarding measuring my current pair across the front and doubling the number. I emailed Laura asking if I should use the measuring method or just order the waist size listed on my Levi's, I was told to follow the measuring technique which clearly doesn't work for me since the jeans want to just fall to the ground when I put them on.

2. Extremely baggy fit which made me look like I was a fire fighter about to go into a burning building. Fit will be different for each person, but I'm a skinny guy and there is no way I would keep these.

Still a great product, and definitely a competitor to Lean Angles Jeans and other companies with offerings in this market segment. Unfortunately, not for me as I'm looking for something more fitted.

OP, thanks for at least making me aware of this company as well as others on this forum!
Would be interested to hear what you end up getting as I'm on the look out for a more fitted style jean than the K7.
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After doing a lot of research and reading reviews, I choose these. http://www.rhok.com.au/jeans.htm
Got mine on flebay though.

Had them for 10 months/14,000 miles, crash tested once, and still look new. They dont have the firefighter look, and are not skinny jeans, right in between. I feel these were perfect for what I was looking for. I like them so much, I think I am going to order a blue pair next.
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Would be interested to hear what you end up getting as I'm on the look out for a more fitted style jean than the K7.
Will probably go with Dainese or Rev'it, but for now I'd rather just keep riding in my two piece race suit since I only get to ride on the weekends and don't ride to work (as of now).
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