Turn existing jeans into bike kit

Firm offers to convert your favourite kecks. No guarantee you'll look good

Posted: 15 April 2014
by Visordown News

There's no guarantee you'll look good

KEVLAR-reinforced and armoured jeans are nothing new but the service being offered by Ruste is something we haven’t seen before. The firm will take an existing pair of jeans or trousers and add protection to make them bike-worthy.

So if you’ve got a favourite pair of 501s which you’re desperate to wear on your bike, but you have a well-developed sense of self-preservation and don’t want to take the risk of going without proper bike kit, perhaps this is the answer.

Ruste says the process takes a couple of weeks, and involves tailoring the jeans to add Kevlar for protection and a layer of Coolmax fabric, turning your jeans into three-layer protective trousers. You can also specify hip and knee armour. The firm can convert any pair, but does suggest that if you prefer tighter jeans that you start with a pair a size or two larger than you’d normally wear.

Prices for tailoring an existing pair of jeans start at £106.57.


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M_O
Or you can buy a pair of Draggin K-Legs and wear them under as many different sets of jeans/trousers as you like. Delivered in a couple of days by sportbikeshop.co.uk.

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 17:02

K-legs are £160 and upwards. Try searching eBay or amazon.co.uk for "kevlar legging" for £40.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 08:26

Just ride in your pants, it's amazing how careful you would ride.

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:15

i bought sartso kevlar pants for £130 and they are ok.havent thrown them at the floor yet mind.Why is cowell in the piece ? his pants are not waist size but chest size,twat,

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:51


M_O
Very happy with my K-Legs at £160. You get what you pay for in my view, so feel free to put the £40 set to the test if you like.

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:07

You rarely get more than you pay for, but you very often get less.

For many of us, £160 is a non-starter, but £40 might be literally better than nothing.

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:27

I first made my own Kevlar jeans about 6 years ago when the prices for a pair were phenomenally high. The material only cost £30 so was a huge saving.
I'm surprised its taken this long for a company to specialise in this service, local tailors have been doing it for years as long as you provide them with the material.

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 10:12

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