Street & Steel Oakland Jeans
It's a pair of traditional style jeans, woven with stretch denim for comfort when riding. Boot cut and yet snug enough so they don't drag on the ground. Longer 33.5" inseam for riding. Inside they are reinforced with heat and tear resistant aramid fabric and removable C.E. knee pads.
- 12oz. Stretch Denim
- Seamless Knee Design
- 5 Pockets
- Heat and Tear Resistant Aramid Reinforced in Seat, Hips and Knees.
- Removable and Adjustable C.E. Knee Pads
I'm a 32x32 in pretty much every jean or pant (fyi, 5'10" and 160 - 165 pounds, Cat 1 endurance mtb racer, very active trail runner, and road cyclist). The Cycle Gear Street & Steel Oakland pants have a longer pant length, about 33.5 or 34 which is spot-on for a riding position.
Comes with two somewhat stiff knee pads that can be adjusted in the knee pocket via hook and loop.
The color is not 1990s stonewashed heavy metal rocker but they are not super dark denim. And unlike some riding pants the fading on thigh areas are barely visible. I am not a fan of super distressed denim or fake weathered styling and these are overall a nice looking color I would not be embarrassed to be seen in.
A YKK zipper is pretty nice and the pants have a bit of stretch in them due to Elastane. Unfortunately that stretch may be the reason I am returning them because the 32 waist is too big. I can pull the pants off while zippered and buttoned. They make a 28 and 30 waist but those were out of stock everywhere. On second thought maybe I should wash the pants, but FYI, whatever waist size you normally wear be prepared for a very loose fit out of the box. Most lined riding pants want you to size up at least 1, but those normally do not have elastane/stretch material.
As for the kevlar, it covers the front from waist down below the knee, and in back it covers the butt and down to mid hamstring. The protective layer is pretty thick, NOT a flimsy thin sheet of knockoff Kevlar, and it's lined with a mesh-like material for air transport and wicking.
1 year ago
Here is the problem. The knee protectors are too high. They are right at you knees when off the bike and above the knee when on the bike. I ride a Harley Ultra touring. Also the knee protectors are stiff and makes walking around a bit uncomfortable when walking around. I gave them 4 stars due to comfort, fit, and looks. They don't look like some alien space deal, but normal jeans. I may try and buy some soft armor and see if i can somehow lower the knee pockets inside. Also no hip or tailbone protection.
1 year ago
Denim material is stretchable, so there's enough room around the waist, thighs and knee armor.
The length of the jeans could have been increased a size or two if tucked into the ankle of the boot, it pops up while riding.
but if you have an adventure touring/similar boots it's not a big concern.
A suggestion to the manufacturer, If you are planning to upgrade these jeans. Do include pockets for hip armor. it will be a great addition.
Overall, perfect fit and VFM for the price tag.
1 year ago
Street steel will definitely be a brand I look out for future gear purchases.
1 year ago
Note that I am reviewing the fit only as I have not purchased these.
I am 5'7", 150 lbs, 32" ~ 33" true waist and normally wear size 30 or 31 pants with 30" inseam. For these, size 30 fits the best and I would not go smaller.
The inseam is way too long, but I could have these hemmed.
The only issue now is the knee pads position. They are higher then the knees, so I may just remove them.
The material is stretchy, so the fit is more of a slim ~ straight jeans. With the Kevlar reinforcement, I'd be expecting a bit warm when wearing these, but should be manageable.
Ordered a pair of jeans with 32 waist size. It was a snug fit, The denim is stretchable. It worked well.
My advice - Go for one size smaller that your regular jeans size.
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