Jack Maguire reviews the Bull-It Mens Slim Tactical riding jeans after months of testing in various conditions. This is how he rated them... Review: Jack Maguire Photography: Jack, Heather
The Bull-It Mens Slim Tactical jeans are a great pair of fine weather riding jeans. I’ve been testing these jeans over the past few months and I’m really in love with how they look, happy with how comfortable they are and impressed by how much protection that they offer!
While wearing these jeans, you wouldn’t notice that they were riding jeans if it weren’t for the CE level two rated armour at the knees and the hips. These jeans have heaps of safety features loaded into them, including AA rated protection and AA abrasion resistance, and lower thermal conductivity that Bull-It claims reduces the chances of friction burns. But they feel like normal jeans.
On the inside of the jeans, there is a mesh lining that offers great breathability and impressive comfort. It can still get sweaty when you are sitting in the saddle on a hot day all day however, I found myself still plenty comfortable after long-days of riding in the heat with these jeans on.
The legs are longer than casual jeans so they give you nice cover right down to the top of your foot, meaning you can cover your boot uppers or your ankles if wearing booties.
Another great feature is that Bull-It add a shower-resistant coating, which will protect you from small amounts of rain. After getting stuck in some showers, I can confirm that it works well, but don’t expect to stay dry if it buckets down on you, because you won’t.
I think these jeans look quite stylish and nice too, with a traditional five-pocket denim jean design and a slim tapered cut, you could take out the armour and those around you would be none the wiser that they are actually riding jeans. In fact they are so comfortable, you could spend a whole day in the saddle, go out to dinner and still be plenty comfortable to stay in your jeans.
There are plenty of pockets to store your belongings – five, in fact – three at the front and two at the rear, and everything stays in nicely so you won’t have to worry about your phone, wallet, hand sanitiser or back-up toilet paper falling out of your pockets as you ride!
Overall, I’ve really enjoyed the Bull-It Means Slim Tactical jeans. If you are in the market for a pair of riding jeans or riding pants, particularly for summer, then you should consider trying these jeans out for yourself. In winter they will still be OK with thermals on and I’ll use them as casual jeans as well.
Bull-It offer these jeans in either Stone Black or Icon Blue, we had them in Stone Black and I think that they look great! At $199.95 RRP, these jeans offer high protection and are a great, stylish option for just about anyone. If you would like to pick up a pair, or view the rest of the Bull-It range, please visit www.cassons.com.au.
Bull-It Mens Slim Tactical Jeans Features
- AA rated protection
- High performance cut and tear strength, AA abrasion resistance.
- Lower thermal conductivity reduces chances of friction burns.
- CE 1621 Level two hip and knee as standard.
- Traditional five-pocket denim jean design.
- Shower resistant finish.
- Flat Bull-It logo rivets and buttons for the front and YKK zips.
- Slim Tapered cut.
- Available in Stone Black or Icon Blue.
- Available in sizes 28-40 (Short/Reg/Long).
The Verdict | Gear Review: Bull-It Mens Slim Tactical Jeans