Draggin' K-Legs, £159.99
Time tested: Four months/400 miles
What’s good? For shorter trips where I absolutely need to wear my regular jeans, these Kevlar and Dyneema lined long-johns are excellent. Made from the same abrasion-resistant materials used at the core of Draggin’s riding jeans, these can be worn under anything to add a layer of protection. There’s the option to add knee and hip armour if required, at extra cost. The material is supremely soft and very comfortable and in winter I've even taken to wearing them as an extra layer for warmth under my regular, textile riding trousers too. Hopefully I won’t need the extra protection, but you never know…
What’s not? A hundred and sixty notes is expensive when considering you can get some pretty nice textile riding trousers for the same price. Oh and Kevlar can get! In the summer it's tempting to throw these on under regular trousers under the illusion that you'll be able to wear them all day. The reality is that in warmer weather you'll be itching to take them off; the price some pay for fashion eh?
Quality rating: 4/5
Value rating: 3/5