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    Gusseted Jeans

    Are there any major retailers selling gusseted jeans? They are cut with enough material to make them comfortable for day long rides, anyone know of brands?

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    Two brands come to mind:

    Duluth Trading. (Duluthtrading.com)
    Riggs by Wrangler.

    Duluth Trading has a variety of styles, fits and colors while Riggs has three colors including blue denim.

    I use both and like both for travelling.

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    Aerostich

    Sells them as does Diamond Gusset and, I'm sure, many more.

    Never tried them, no experience.
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    "Jeans" are NOT part of ATGATT. Just saying ... .
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    Whatdya mean? I almost always wear jeans under my 'stich. Unless it's really, really hot, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurdent View Post
    Two brands come to mind:

    Duluth Trading. (Duluthtrading.com)
    Riggs by Wrangler.

    Duluth Trading has a variety of styles, fits and colors while Riggs has three colors including blue denim.

    I use both and like both for travelling.
    +1 on Duluth Trading = Great, comfortable jeans, lots of choices and Lifetime warranty.

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    I saw them(Diamond Gusset brand) in the Farm store chain -Orschelns. My reason for trying them was I have large thighs & butt, i.e. a stocky build and if a jean isn't relaxed fit they don't fit. A properly sized waist in a restrictive jean I cannot even pull up to my waist. I tried them on and yep, they had gussets in the crotch for sure but I must say they were a bad fit for my build, so I wrote them off. If you want non restricting jeans for a low price & look fine to me-Dollar General has them-I paid $10, made in Swaziland of all places.
    My latest clothing thing after a lifetime of jeans is the nylon & other fabrics,etc., lightweight hiker type pants that can feature zip off legs, UV factor protection,non restrictive waistbands and general fit & easy to wash when traveling . This makes them great for wear under riding pants as they give you lightweight thus not so hot as jeans but also obviously some shorts and a clean pair w/o crowding MC luggage with clothing changes. So far I like the fit of the L.L. Bean best of 2 brands.
    Jeans are part of ATGATT if you wear them underneath so relax?
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    I use Diamond Gusset jeans as they have Kevlar in the knee and butt area. Used along with full coverage knee braces by Tru-fit I much prefer the comfort and fit over most specialty suits like Aerostitch. I have put this combo to the test and have not suffered any road rash. There are several other makers of Kevlar lined jeans. I recently bought some Duluth jeans that have 2 layers of denim over the knee and am thinking of adding Kevlar between the layers.
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    Duluth Trading Co. > -1

    I've bought stuff from Duluth over the last few years. I placed an on-line order in February. They back-ordered several items on me without notification (and with no expected ship by date offered), and then shipped the stuff prior to notifying me that they were going to ship.

    Hey, stuff gets back-ordered, that's just a fact of life. But I needed the gear when I ordered it, and purchased alternate clothing from another source as soon as I received the BO notice (the day after I initially ordered it; I canceled the order immediately). Two days later, Duluth went ahead and shipped the back-ordered (now canceled) merchandise, and then hit me with return shipping charges. It took two weeks to receive my "refund" (less the $6.95 return shipping charges).

    I suspect they were drop-shipping ... which is fine, but if that's the way they are going to operate they need to clean up their vendor communications and step up to their in-house errors ... charging me to return a canceled order didn't win them a repeat customer. In retrospect, if I order again, I will use the phone and get "in-stock" confirmation.

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    I've got a pair of Draggin jeans that I've used in hot weather for several years. (Probably should replace them - I understand the kevlar deteriorates over time) For added knee protection I have inserted Roadcrafter knee pads. They are a perfect fit between the denim and Kevlar. By opening the seam just half-way across the top of the jean's knee patch, the pads slip right in (folded in half) and won't come out in a slide. I'm no seamstress so I stopped further unraveling of the seam with a dab of "Rip Mender" which dries to a flexible rubbery feel. Voila! ATGATT jeans. The knees look a little bulky when standing but work nicely when seated on the RT. This trick might work just as well on other brands of jeans.

    Draggin offers CE knee pads that are held in place with hook-n-loop but I never had good results keeping the pads in place.

    pete

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