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Vic Fkiaras. If you'd like to help readers out with a review of
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I work in the security industry and find that I need to wear
black pants a lot as part of my uniform.
The black pants that I do have are simply dress pants. Not
something you’d want to be wearing should you need to test the
abrasiveness of our locally made roads.
Yes, I now ride a BMW with panniers and a tail bag that I
could fit a change of clothes into but they are reserved for
when I’m touring. Just nod your head and agree, right ?
I drove down to South Melbourne to visit the gorgeous Fiona
and grabbed myself a pair of Black Cargo Jeans.
I have a pair of the classic Blue Denim jeans (Traffic) and
let me tell you, when you throw yourself down the road in
Tasmania ala superman style, they hold up pretty well.
These jeans have proven themselves so I decided to stick
with the Draggin Brand.
The first time I put them on they were really comfortable.
I’ve heard others say the Kevlar is scratchy and they get too
hot yadda yadda.
Scratchy? Hot? Must have been worn by some princess to give
them that tag.
I had a shift to do at Federation Square so I put the cargos
on and headed in for my shift.
The day was really cold and windy but the added layer of
Kevlar helped with the chill. The legs felt a little cold down
towards the feet but hey, we ride so we are expected to be a
little tougher than the normal folk.
Now standing around in a pair of Kevlar lined pants was
going to be a fair comfort test for these jeans as they are
made for riding, right?
Well after 5 hours of essentially standing in the one spot
looking out for protestors, I had forgotten that I was wearing
Kevlar lined jeans.
One of the guards that I was working for said, "mate, they
are really nice pants, where did you get them from?" I told him
they were Draggins and showed them the little yellow tag that
is on the right hip.
Explained the purpose of the jean and how it’s full of
Kevlar. As a non rider, he was impressed.
Once my shift was finished, I simply put on my jacket and
boots and off I went. Heaps of time saved not having to change
in and out of pants.
I also do security patrols with another company. I was
riding into work and decided to wear the draggin’s to see how
comfortable they are as an "everyday" pant.
Once at work, I jumped into the patrol car and drove around
In and out of the car, walking around client’s premises then
it dawned on me, I’m wearing a pair of Draggin’s and I barely
They are as comfortable to wear on the bike as they are to
wear "all day".
I was thinking to myself, if I ever get shot in the arse or
knee caps, I’d be able to write about how a pair of jeans saved
my arse, literally.
I’ve crashed in normal jeans before and spent an hour in the
hospital being scrubbed with a nylon brush until the nurse said
"hey, look, bone".
I’ve never ridden in normal jeans after that episode. (Shhh,
that time I rode in shorts doesn’t count, it was 40c and I had
As for the price, well, I’d rather spend some money than
some time being scrubbed by a nylon brush.
Out of a possible 10, I give these jeans a 10 for comfort
If you are thinking about getting yourself a pair, then stop
thinking and grab a pair. You will hate having to take them
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