Solace Riding Jeans 1st impression review – it’s all in Genes?February 17, 2023
The Solace Riding Jeans is indeed the least of riding gear that I thought would go onboard so soon. Afterall, a short breakfast ride with under 120 kilometers done. Can that be enough to talk about a product? Today, getting the right pair of riding denims is easier said than done. Some of you would say, big deal. Just walk into a store and get one or order online. But then again, unlike a riding pant denims go a level up here.
Solace Riding Jeans – The Why
The current sets of riding denims are over 5 years old with an uncountable number of kilometres clocked. Without a doubt, 3 sets of Cafe Racer Denims used for rides over all these years is commendable. With time we all come to the end of our “Shelf Life”.The search for the right replacement began post pandemic.
Yes, competing with the standards and expectations the cafe racer denims set made it difficult to select one. this for one of the following reasons:
- Not adequate protection
- Lack of comfort
- Price tag didn’t justify itself
Solace Riding Jeans – Try and buy?
After sifting the market with a magnifying glass, quite literally I came across the Solace GRAVEL Motorcycle Denims. Like most of the other denims, these too had almost the same form factor and protection that other leading brands have on offer. However, filtering the right pair of denims down to a colour is a daunting task. Black colour denims currently are hard to find. Add to this, the right fit.
After a telephonic conversation and a visit to the dealership I tried the denims. Interestingly, the Solace riding jeans fit like regular denims. More like the pair that I was wearing when I made that visit. This was the hook factor that prompted the purchase.
Solace Riding Jeans – The first ride
Currently, Pune as a city is going through a different weather situation. Cool and pleasant mornings and as much uncomfortably hot afternoons. This is a place where fit needs priority over functionality. Yes, the purani jeans still has more fight that we can assume. However, this is the right time to bring a new player into the proving grounds.
Having said this, we took the denims on its first outing to the mecca of motorcycling – Lavasa. Quiet surroundings, lack of the urban hustle-bustle makes the ride to Lavasa a fun journey. The motorcycle friendly corners are a cherry on the cake. Yes, the roads aren’t as smooth as its were in its heydays. These elements make it the perfect premise for a first impression review.
Solace Riding Jeans – 1st Impressions
- Casual fit ideal for urbanscape aka city rides
- The hip protectors are well placed and are devoid of their presence
- Be it sliding into corners or drifting over offroad patches, the denims offer optimum comfort in both situations
- The material offers optimum comfort during everchanging weather conditions
- The external pockets allow you the option to quickly remove or upgrade the armour as per your preference
Solace Riding Jeans – What can get better
- The Angle for the cross pocket to accommodate the Pro version smartphones
- Alternatively add a zipper so that it becomes a designated pocket for valuables
- Comfort or straight fit options, probably as made to order could be offered as a premium
- Some riders look for reflective accents, that while not necessary could be a option
- Box /cargo pocket options, just the way in regular riding pants
Description as per manufacturer: Solace GRAVEL Motorcycle Denim(Black)
Style and protection make the Solace Gravel Jean a uniquely versatile riding denim. With motorcycle
specific features that include a Kevlar lining and a knee armour pocket, these denims are as comfortable
on the bike as they are in a city mall for a weekend shopping. Built for the fashion forward rider who
doesn’t want to sacrifice good looks with real-world protection. They also come standard with not only
CE Level 2 knee armour in the easily-accessible external zip pockets, but CE level 2 hip protectors as
well, all from Powertector of Korea.
Solace Riding Jeans – Features
- Classic 5 pocket design
- Straight cut casual fit, stretch fabric
- Durable 11.5oz denim construction
- Removable and soft protectors on the KNEE AIR-TEC L2 approved to EN1621:1 -Type -B
- Removable and soft protectors on the HIPS AIR-TEC L2 approved to EN1621:1 -Type -B
- Abrasion and tear resistant 220GSM Para Aramid Kevlar Fabric lining reinforcement on knee and hip region
- YKK zipper front fly
- Double stitched all throughout
MADE IN INDIA
The Idea – Moto Republic
The idea of Moto Republic originated several years ago when we decided to invest in quality riding gear. But wherever we went, we met people trying to sell us the expensive gear that was way beyond what our pockets allowed. We realized there was no one to guide us in the right direction and decided to one day open a store of our own and help bikers choose the safest riding gear.
Who we are – Moto Republic
Moto Republic is not just another store selling motorcycle gear, we are a bunch of seasoned, passionate, crazy, wannabe, been-there-done-that kind of bikers willing to go the extra mile to help you find the ride safety gear and accessories to fit your budget, your bike, and your riding style.
- Snell vs ICE rating,
- Level 1 vs Level 2 protectors,
- Chinese vs European,
- Road vs Touring jackets,
the world of riding gear is full of daunting and incomprehensible jargons.
We cut the bullshit to help you make the decision to invest in the best gear for the times you take a tumble.
We don’t move with the herd and sell only the brands and products that we have tried and tested ourselves (literally). Yet, we have a wide range of helmets, riding jackets, riding pants, riding gloves, riding boots, knee guards, saddle bags, riding accessories, bike engine oils, and bike lubricants for you to choose from. We treat our customers as our biking brothers.
To help bikers find the best quality riding gear in their budget to make their riding experience safe and comfortable.
Shop One: Moto Republic
Shop No. A-15, L Square, Porwal Road,
Lohegaon,Near Orchid Hospital, Pune 411047
Shop 2: Moto Republic 2.0
Survey no.7, Hole Vasti, Opposite Invegenious School and next to Iconic Fitness
Customer Helpline and Whatsapp: +91 9370227348/ +918308830727
Support Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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