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Lombard 2 jeans
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Spiderwatts Offline
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Lombard 2 jeans
Howdy forum members!
I just got through working but wanted to tell everyone about these pants.
I was in Plano, TX a couple of days ago for medical treatment and afterwards I stopped at European Cycles in Plano. They have hundreds, I’m not kidding, of new Ducati’s, Triumphs, Royal Enfield, MV’s, and BMW’s. It was like heaven on earth. But I was on a mission to find some armored jeans.
I have been riding forever, like most of you, and I know the safest way to ride is with full leathers etc. But it is hot and humid here in “God’s Country” a lot of the time and I freely admit to riding in shorts and T-shirt a lot. I wear gloves. Yes, it’s bizarre but my previous accidents usually hurt my hands and trying to maintain hygiene with wounded hands is challenging. Before I get off on a tangent, my goal was to find a store that stocked the armored jeans so I could try them on.
Here in Shreveport/Bossier City none of the motorcycle shops stocked ANY armored/Kevlar type jeans and told me there was no interest in them so they do not stock but could order them.
European Cycle had several models in stock and I found a type called Lombard 2, they are cordura/denim with protection in seat, hips, and knees that apparently passes European test of abrasion protection of 6 seconds at 100km per hour. Better than Kevlar. They have very thin armor in knees. They look like regular jeans and have heavy duty cordura/denim type material.
After trying on several models and styles and different sizes I bought a pair and am quite happy.
I know they are not leathers but better than my regular Levi denim pants I usually wear.
All the pants I looked at and tried on were around $200. An expensive purchase for sure and another reason why I wanted to be able to try them on. When I got home I priced shopped them on Revzilla and Dennis Kirk and they basically were same price.
I think it’s worth paying a little bit more for riding gear at a dealer because you can try them on. If we jus shipped by price those dealers would go out of business.
Anyhow, just wanted to share my armored jean experience.
Hopefully I’ll never have to test the abrasion test of thes pants but I feel a little better knowing my old skin and bones have some protection.
12-10-2017 03:21 AM
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The ferret Online
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Ohio
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RE: Lombard 2 jeans
I looked them up on Revzilla

"With a slim, stylish fit and low profile,"

unfortunately that does not describe my body style lol

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revi...rd-2-jeans

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12-10-2017 10:07 AM
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popgun Offline
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Virginia Beach
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RE: Lombard 2 jeans
It does mine!!! In 1975 Sad

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12-10-2017 10:16 AM
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The ferret Online
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RE: Lombard 2 jeans
(12-10-2017 10:16 AM)popgun Wrote:  It does mine!!! In 1975 Sad

ROFL right there with ya popgun

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12-10-2017 10:21 AM
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Spiderwatts Offline
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Louisiana
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RE: Lombard 2 jeans
Just trying to help. I’m sure they make different styles and cuts.
I thought I was helping with some good info on a type of armored jean for fellow forum members.
12-10-2017 01:14 PM
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jedd Online
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Austin, TX
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RE: Lombard 2 jeans
Thx for the heads up!
My sister lives in Plano, about 20 mins west of euro cycles.
I'll go check them out after christmas. Hopefully I'll catch some sales.

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12-10-2017 01:31 PM
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The ferret Online
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RE: Lombard 2 jeans
(12-10-2017 01:14 PM)Spiderwatts Wrote:  Just trying to help. I’m sure they make different styles and cuts.
I thought I was helping with some good info on a type of armored jean for fellow forum members.

Yes should be of great help to many, thanks.

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12-10-2017 01:46 PM
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Guth Online
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RE: Lombard 2 jeans
Spiderwatts,

This type of info is always appreciated. Some of here on the forum just like to poke fun at ourselves every now and then. (In my it's hard to resist as I'm such an easy target).

Thanks for posting up about the Lombard jeans!

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12-11-2017 01:36 AM
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Rocky Offline
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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RE: Lombard 2 jeans
(12-10-2017 01:14 PM)Spiderwatts Wrote:  Just trying to help. I’m sure they make different styles and cuts.
I thought I was helping with some good info on a type of armored jean for fellow forum members.

Don't take any offense. As Guth said, this is a fun forum and poking fun sometimes is part of it. It's all in good humor and not intended to offend. We all enjoy a laugh even if it's at our own expense Big Grin
Insults and flaming is not tolerated here so have no fear of that.
Thanks for the info Thumbs Up

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12-11-2017 04:08 AM
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2017EX Offline
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RE: Lombard 2 jeans
I saw this post, and thought I would pass on some of my gear finds. Like the author, I live in Texas, so it is usually too hot for leathers. I do not have any shops with a good selection of gear anywhere close, so I get most of my gear from revzilla.com. Revzilla has the best customer service I have ever found, bar none, and returns with prepaid shipping labels because something did not fit is the norm, free shipping on order $35 and over. Anyway, I wanted Kevlar lined jeans for abrasion protection. I ended up buying Scorpion Covert Kevlar lined jeans. The fit, finish and appearance is spot on. The jeans do have pockets for hip and knee armor that can be purchased separately. My experience has been that the fit of jeans in general will hold hip armor in place, but not so much knee armor. Consequently I think the more effective way to go for knee armor is strap on, or elastic tube mounted pull on knee armor, worn under the Kevlar jeans. Another good brand, which also happens to be the original Kevlar lined motorcycle jean, is the Draggin Jeans brand, dragginjeans.com. Draggin is not to be confused with Drayko Draggin jeans, which are made in Australia ( the original Draggin is U.S. made ). I dont know what the story is between the two, but there is apparently some connection that goes back several years. I also wanted to pass on a glove that I like, the Scorpion Klaw II. It is an armored glove, made of goatskin. It has hard armor across the knuckles, several areas of soft armor and padding throughout, padded palm, and a double layer of leather along the full length of the little finger edge of the hand.
12-13-2017 08:55 AM
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