I bought Drayko's Renegade Riding Jeans
from Revzilla for $129.95 back in September, and I'd rate them about 9.5 / 10 ... the 0.5 pt loss just coming from very shallow pockets; I kinda feel like my keys could fall out of the front pocket
I keep 'em there anyway, because I don't think
they'll actually fall out, but it definitely feels weird.
In regular pants I usually wear a size 32 or 33 waist, so after reading a bunch of reviews saying these run very large I ordered size 30. Well, they were def too small/tight. Revzilla has free shipping and free returns, so I sent them back and got size 32: Perfect. They fit good everywhere, just like I like 'em, which is somewhere between skinny jeans and ghetto baggy, and they're an inch or so long, just what you want for bent knees. They're not so long that I trip over 'em.
And they have kevlar padding on the butt, hips, thighs and knees. They claim 'proven to protect riders for a minimum 4.4 seconds of road abrasion resistance.', which of course I hope to never test.
My goal was to get some protective riding pants that don't scream 'racer dweeb', looking as close to regular jeans as possible, and these definitely fit that. I don't think anybody could ever tell they've got padding in them without touching them or seeing the padding. Of course I don't know how protective they'd really be, but I figured just about any kind of padding is bound to be better than Levi's.
As for temps, so far I'm not noticing any difference from regular jeans. They didn't keep me any warmer over the winter, and so far during warmer temps they don't seem to be hotter than regular jeans; they probably are
warmer, they'd pretty much have to be, but I'm not noticing it.
Here they are: