Re: Motorcycle Jeans vs. Regular Jeans?
Carhartts are made of something called cotton duck, which is much more abrasion resistant than cotton denim, which is what ordinary jeans are made of. Duluth Trading makes some cotton firehose material pants that they also claim are highly abrasion resistant. You can get either in a loggers version that has a double layer on the front of the legs and knees. I own both and ride with them using knee/shin guards underneath for some impact protection. No, they are not as protective as motorcycle-specific pants, but yes they are more protective than ordinary jeans.
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