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Hi Hood Jeans, Just wanted to say a big thank you to the team at Hood for a fantastic product.

I hit a Muntjac on the way home from work in June and came off. Bike was a bit of a mess after a 50mph slide, but the cargo trousers were more than up to the test. Torn material, but not a scratch on the lining, and more to the point, not a scratch on me!

Thanks guys and gals, really appreciate such a great product!

Best regards, Peter

I received my jeans today - I was out of town and so missed 2 previous attempts at delivery, so two thumbs up for fast shipping! They fit great, and my wife says she loves how they look on me. I'm impressed with the quality and sturdy feel, yet they're soft and pliable, too-can't wait to get them broken in properly!

My thanks for a great product, and as the husband of a small business owner on our side of the pond, it's my pleasure to support your family business. I'm fully in business now - British jeans to ride my British motorcycle (Triumph Tiger).

Regards, Matt, USA

Hi, I Had my Hood jeans cut off me today after a low Speed off after being side swiped on my motorbike.

Jeans stood up really well, and the ambulance tech couldn't cut the Kevlar. The D30 armour worked really well, so no complaints from me apart having to road test the jeans. I'll call tomorrow to order the replacements.

Cheers, Phil

Hi, I recently invested in a pair of your original K7s - as an early customer of the very first type and having ridden for over eight hours in the new garment I can only report that the lining is even better softer and still closely weaved offering superb protection! Even off the bike you hardly notice that you are wearing armoured jeans - just so comfortable!! Top notch service ordered on a Sat midday and arrived shorted to length mid Tue..!

How to sum up Hood Jeans... A superior safety product from a team that really cares - buy British - you will be delighted! Cheers...

Thanks again,. Best regards Steve

I was wearing the men’s version on March 17 when I got properly done by a car. I was also wearing their jacket, both were cut off but I can confirm I had no abrasion damage and my knees, hips, elbows and shoulders were untouched.

Hood gear is not only very comfortable to wear both on and off the bike it also does what it’s meant to.
Ian

Living in Australia traditionally the big name in kevlar jeans was D****** and I had my fair share of those. A number of years ago I did a lot of internet research and ended up buying a couple of pairs of the original K7 jeans and loved them and still have them. Recently I decided to upgrade equipment with new jacket, helmet, boots and gloves and as a matter of interest dropped back to the Hood Jeans website to see what was new. Friends were saying get the D****** or R********* Jeans but having worn Hood Jeans I will never wear anything else.

I was elated as I saw the new K7 Infinity jeans but the hardest choice was which colour to buy. That problem was soon sorted as I am honoured to be the first person in the world to buy the holy trinity of K7 Infinity - the black, stonewash and midnight blue! My biggest problem now is not which jeans to wear but which colour I am going to wear.

I can not speak highly enough of the exceptional quality and protection of the jeans and the superlative customer service from Julie, Chris and Laura. Jeans arrive in Australia a week after despatch.

My congratulations and thanks to all at Hood Jeans for producing the best protective jeans on the market. I will be keeping my eyes on the website and will be the guaranteed owner of any future styles as well.

Do yourselves a favour and forget the rest, with Hood Jeans you are buying the best!

Neil

I just received a pair of the K7 jeans in blue. Shipping was lightning fast. Let me just say that they are wonderful! Way beyond any expectations I had. They look like regular jeans and fit so comfortably I’m shocked. The protection afforded is remarkable. This is not my last pair. I wholeheartedly recommend Hood Jeans to the riders of not just Motorcycles but ATVs and scooters too.

Thank you, Brian.

Well I just have to tell you how pleased I am with your Jeans.

El Paso, Texas, U.S.A. - The product is absolutely blinding, and I am most chuffed at your shipping time. In short, I stand here utterly gobsmacked by the whole experience. Rest assured, if people ask, I will most assuredly let them know of your company and excellent customer service....

Dear Julie and the rest of the Hood Family,

I just want to give you some (good) feedback. Today I was really impressed by the speed of delivery. 28 hours from ordering to receiving the Hood K7 Infinity Jeans at my door - outside Oslo, Norway.

The jeans are the best looking motorcycle jeans I have ever seen, and the quality looks very promising. The fitting was perfect! If you usually use size 34” in your regular jeans, then you order 34”!

I ordered the jeans with the D3O T5 EVO protection since those are only 10 mm thick (thin) as I am planning to use these at work too.

I am looking forward to try them on tomorrow commuting to work.

Best regards, Hans

Just like to say that having worn the new jeans for a few weeks now how much more comfortable they are over my older Hood Jeans (10 years old) The lining really makes a difference and the fit is absolutely perfect.

I hope that I never have to use them in anger but I feel totally confident that should the inevitable happen they will serve me well. I have had a different pair of jeans a couple of years go given to me as a present but they come no where near the quality of the K7 and I don't use them at all. Brilliant service and cracking quality.

Regards Paul.

Motorcycle Jeans Damage

Hi I bought some K7 jeans in May, unfortunately I had a front wheel washout on a country lane on Monday resulting in a 20mph slide along the road on my right side with my bike on top of me. As you can see from the attached photograph although the outer fabric of the jeans are damaged the inner fabric remains intact and that combined with the armour resulted in protection of my outer leg on the right side. Simon

Hello, I just wanted to say I purchased a pair of your new style jeans for this season and love them. I ride a 50/50 mix of off road and on and find your jeans work perfect, from temperatures in the mid 40's to a high this year of 100 they worked well for me.

Thanks again for making a great product.

Tim

Wanted to let your team know that I love the jeans.

Wore them all day, riding for 4 hours, then about 6 hours at a motorcycle show in 80 degree (F) temps. Forgot I was wearing armoured jeans. Great looking, non flamboyant product that I trust to help protect me and that I'm comfortable in. Thank you!

Joshua

Thanks for speedily supplying a fantastic product. I own another brand of motorcycle jeans (name withheld to avoid embarrassment) and these K7s surpass them in every way possible. The fit is excellent (like they were tailor made). The level of protection is outstanding and here's my main point. I needed something to ride to work and be comfortable enough in for a 12 hour shift.

With my previous jeans, I ended up removing the armour after one shift because it was just too uncomfortable. Not good from a protection perspective! No repeat of the problem with these. Comfortable enough to leave armour in all shift long so still safe for the ride home 😊 Proud to support a quality British business. Long may you continue. Thank you!

Just to say thank you, my jeans arrived yesterday much earlier than expected.

On initial inspection I am very impressed. I own several other pairs of motorcycle jeans from large American and Italian companies and The Hood jeans already stand out for quality and design. The armour fits quickly and easily, the internal mesh lining is excellent making putting on/off the jeans super easy and also comfy. The level of protection looks great and the jeans still fit to size even with pro armour in. Could not be happier and will recommend you highly to all my riding mates.

Thanks again, James

Hi, We've been out for a good ride on our (we'll my...) bike today and both agree the jeans give a great feeling of security and were quite comfortable in the heat being enjoyed at the moment.

They seem like a great product. Keep up the good work. Regards, Philip

My name is Dawn. My husband William bought his second pair of hood jeans from you beginning of February this year after previously having your hood cargo jeans.

On Thursday last week he was involved in an accident. He broke his collar bone 5 ribs and shattered his ankle and foot. The doctors checked his hip and knees and surprised to find no injuries. Its only at times like this you realise the quality of the jeans and armour. Thank you so much.

I just wanted to give a little feedback regarding my K7 jeans men’s blue denim. They’ve arrived yesterday morning and I immediately went for a ride. First, I am impressed by the really (!) fast as well as free delivery which was quite unexpected since I occasionally order stuff from Germany and companies over there take ages to deliver the order (and also charge quite the fee for sending the parcel to a neighbouring country...), so +1 for that!

I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of the K7 jeans and they fulfilled my expectations to the fullest. They are comfortable to wear (even with the pro armour), the size descriptions you give on your site match the product perfectly and they are very comfortable even when not riding. The quality of the stitching looks impressive, both the stitches in the denim as well as the ones holding the K-tech para-aramid lining in place. I also like the fact that the pockets have a considerable size in order to fit anything from a cell phone to a wallet and even more in there.

The main reason I ordered such a pair was to have protective gear that I could also wear when going to the bar or when visiting places off of the bike and, again, I could not be happier with the brand choice I have made. At 30°C outside temperature, I sweated a lot less than in my nylon protective gear. I enjoy supporting small businesses and given the service you offer for a more than competitive price, I would have to rate the jeans as well as the transaction as a whole with a solid 10 out of 10! Thank you!

I just wanted to let you know that I received my K7 Hood Jeans, along with the D30 hip and knee armour, today. Considering I live in California, USA, and I ordered these two days ago, I'm astounded that they arrived so soon. The jeans themselves are spot on in fit and quality. I've been searching for literally years for the perfect pair of riding pants and I've finally found them! They are comfortable, look like regular jeans (actually better looking than regular jeans) even with the armour in them, and are trimmed to the right length. Truly a top quality product.

Your staff was a pleasure to deal with when I made inquiries about your products. I will be spreading the word to my riding community and most certainly will be doing business with you in the future. Thank you for making a terrific product and for following it up with excellent service.

G’day. I live in Adelaide, South Australia. I am literally gob smacked! I ordered 2 pairs of your magnificently fitting jeans (K7’s and B15’s) 7 days ago and they landed on my door step this afternoon! It takes longer for me to receive items from a capital city in my own country!!!

Not only was I delighted with the delivery speed (which, amazingly, is free), but the cut, fit, and comfort of the jeans was something I have been trying to find in riding apparel for many years. The mate who recommended them to me swears by his, and now I know why.

Hopefully, I don’t have to test out their safety aspects, but I will now ride with the peace of mind that I am protected by the right materials. Cannot thank you enough, and will do my utmost to promote your product to my riding mates and Forumites. Again, thank you for your amazing service and product.

Today I have received the order and the jeans are...... fantastic! Purchasing online for the first time from an unknown supplier always entails some risk, but you have exceeded my expectations in terms of quality of the product, customer service and timing of the delivery. You can quote me if you wish. Kind regards.

I was in a fairly serious motorbike accident on Thursday where a car pulled out on me at the last minute meaning I instantly hit it at about 30mph, doing quite an impressive flip.

Thanks to my Hood K7 Jeans I still have my legs intact, albeit very banged up at the moment, but that’s to be expected. I know that is why I bought my gear but I’ve felt an overwhelming need to thank everyone for it because I think it genuinely saved my life, if not the use of some of my limbs. Attached are a couple of pictures, the one in the ambulance is just after I very loudly protested against them cutting my jeans off to check my legs! - Proud owner of intact legs thanks to Hood K7 jeans

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for making such an excellent product. This week I crashed losing the front end on a roundabout at 40mph, I was taken to hospital and sadly the paramedics cut the leg to check my knee and hip. I came away with all my skin intact and the hip armour almost certainly prevented me braking my hip (I have a nasty bruise), the bike hit my knee which hurts but again minimal damage really.

The paramedics were really impressed at how well everything held up, and so am I. I've attached some pictures, for context I've attached what used to be my bar end mirror so you can see how much abrasion they encountered. Thanks again.

In June 2017 I toured Northern Italy on a Lambretta for three weeks. On the way home the scooter had a mechanical failure which resulted in me coming off at 70 mph on a German autobahn. I slid on my backside for some distance before coming to a stop and was taken to hospital for observation of suspected internal injuries.

The denim on my Hood Jeans had been ripped in numerous places but the K-tech para-aramid and D30 armour saved me from any injury. The doctors were mystified as to how I only received a grazed elbow in the accident but I have no doubt the Hood Jeans I was wearing played a major part in my protection.

I replaced the Jeans as soon as I returned to the UK and never ride without them on.

Hi - just wanted to say how pleased I am with the Cargo Jeans in black D30 armour. I bought them about 4 weeks ago prior to a trip to the French Alps in some fairly hot weather. Just got back and thought I would let you know that the fit is great, very comfortable to wear both on and off the bike when walking around and fine in the hot conditions. The pockets are really nice and deep with the security of Velcro on the side and back so you know you’re not going to lose anything.

Thankfully didn’t need to test the crash resistance, but felt way more confident than had I been wearing only jeans in that heat! I would have cooked in my leathers!

On the move I could feel the cooling air movement through the fabric so can attest to their breathability and love the way I can wear them outside my bike boots for extra ventilation or tucked inside during rain etc.

Thanks again for a great product and very good, polite and friendly service when I phoned up - well done and be sure of my recommendation to my friends.

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Thank you to Hood jeans! You literally saved my skin! Not a scratch!

I have been looking for a pair of riding jeans & had read a ton of blogs and biker mag reviews and your jeans kept receiving the highest accolades.

I ordered a pair of your K7 jeans with the D30 knee & hip protectors at the beginning of the week and they arrived yesterday. I live in Normandy so already the speed of delivery impressed me but it doesn't stop there.

They say the proof is in the cooking and I rode for 4 hours yesterday afternoon incidentally, the average temperature was 30C. I was blown away by the quality of the cut and fabric (they fit better than my 501's), the comfort - I never felt hot or noticed the protectors and they look like a normal pair of jeans not the bulky attire usually associated with protective biker gear.

You have a fantastic product which I will recommend to all my other biker buddies.

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I visited you and bought a pair of jeans back in May. I just wanted you to know that while on tour in Spain last week, I dropped my Triumph Explorer at about 20 MPH, breaking my ankle and arm in the process. I had no road rash at all and the jeans were completely undamaged. Sadly, the medical team had to cut them off me but I managed to save the armour!

Fantastic protection and I am happy for you to use this email as a Commendation of the quality.

Just wanted to say a big thanks for the K7's, delivered yesterday - 7 days to regional South Australia is bloody amazing!

They look, feel and fit like a really tough pair of jeans. Waist size same as my Levis was spot on too. The knee armour gives me that extra bit of reassurance and no ugly seams across the thigh and calf.

Fantastic! I've already recommended them to others.

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I crash tested my HOOD JEANS whilst trying to learn to wheelie. Obviously we were practicing on private land, with the owner’s permission. Well as you can see, my jeans stood up to my lack of talent far better that my bike did. This was approximately at 40 mph.

My jeans performed extremely well in their confrontation for the tarmac, and just tore the fabric. The K-tech Para-aramid lining was totally un-marked and did its job 100%.

I always wondered how effective they would be in an accident, now I know and am so pleased I purchased these jeans rather than any other make. When I need new ones, there is NO doubt where I will be getting them from. The customer service was top class too, and to top it all, it is a British company

Thank you to all at HOOD JEANS... 10/10

I’ve been wearing my Hood Jeans since 2007. Last autumn I put them to the ultimate test when a stolen car pulled out in front of me. His front bumper grazed the front folk leg, mangled the exhaust pipe and clobbered my right shin before flipping me over the bonnet.

I think the main impact was to my right boot but the knee armour in the Jeans was very effective in protecting my knees from the initial impact and subsequent excursion over the bonnet.

Just a quick email to say thank you for the quality of the jeans. I had a 40 mph fall this morning, followed by a long slide down the road. Thanks to the jeans, although I’m a bit bashed and sore, all I have to show for it is a few minor knee abrasions. I hate to think what state I would have been in if I had worn normal jeans!

Excellent product as advertised and I would highly recommend to anyone without hesitation.

Great buying experience! I am very pleased with the product received and the speedy delivery. This is my second pair. I lost weight and wanted to get another as I liked them completely.

Thank you very much!

The Jeans arrived yesterday and I cannot thank you enough. They fit like real jeans unlike some of your competitors.

I am blown away by the quality and I will be recommending these locally.

Just a short mail to say how impressed I am with the cargo jean my wife purchased recently for me from your company. They are superbly made & the fit is just right, the armour is unobtrusive to the fit & style of the jeans.

Needless to say I would not hesitate to purchase from you again or recommend your company. Pleased to support British industry in a small way.

I bought a pair of Hood Jeans this year. I did always feel comfortable but in the back of my mind was, are they ok or should I be wearing my leathers? Anyway long story short I came off my bike yesterday and I think it was at about 40 MPH and all I got was a very slight cut to my knee, (with lots of bruises elsewhere), I think that was impact as I got high sided.

The damage to the jeans was a tiny hole in the outer layer and no penetration to the K-tech Para-aramid, 100 percent impressed with them and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who wants armoured jeans.

Just received my K7 Jeans. What can I say?

Wonderful Jeans can compete with any number of premium jeans brands. It fits very comfortable and looks very, very safe.

I hope never to test its acclaimed protection.

My next motorcycle jeans will be another Hood!

My K7 Jeans stood up to a 60mph slide; part of which had a 200kg bike on top of them (and me)!

The K-tech Para-aramid lining was completely intact, saving me from injury. Many Thanks

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Motorcycle Monthly on the Hood K7 Jean with the new 2015 K-tech lining;

The K7s are comfortable on and off the bike, look good and will protect me from both impact and a slide. To my mind, Hood’s jeans are the best you can buy – and the best just got better.

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Visordown – Motorcycle Jeans – 8 of the BEST
Hood K7 Jean – Result 2nd      

  • Comfort 8/10
  • Abrasion resistance 10/10
  • Style 8/10
  • Impact protection 0/4

Visordown’s verdict – ‘We absolutely loved Hood’s K7 Jeans. They’re covered from top to bottom with protective K-tech Para-aramid, are £145 cheaper than our group winner, and could easily pass for casual wear’.

Reader comment – ‘Hood give you the option to buy their Jeans with or without D3O armour so if, like me, you already have some you’re not forced to buy it again. If you want the armour it’s an additional £30. A complete pair of Jeans is still £116 cheaper than the winners’.

Hood’s view – This was a great review, just a shame we were deducted the 4 points for offering optional impact armour, otherwise we would have topped the leader board. We did trial this a few years back and the feedback from customers confirmed they wanted the choice. To read more visit http://www.visordown.com/product-features/tested-kevlar-jeans-review/26481.html or for the Hood review go to http://www.visordown.com/product-features/tested-kevlar-jeans-review/26481-8.html#historysub

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Subject to our recent telephone conversation concerning the high speed accident I had whilst wearing my Hood jeans. As you can see from the attached photograph, the damage to the jeans is quite substantial but I have come away with not a mark on me considering that I slid down the road for at least 100 metres.

These jeans are at least seven years old and have had numerous washes but they still did their job. I do not think I would have got better protection even from leather. A brilliant product, at a very reasonable price.

Needless to say, I have ordered a new pair, but hope I won’t be testing them again. To all you bikers out there, if you like riding in jeans (as I do) make sure they are a pair of Hood Jeans.

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Just had to let you know that I have been wearing your jeans for years & have loved the fit & style.

But I had an accident recently so got a chance to test them too! My front brakes seized on at approx 70 mph on the M25, I got spat off the bike & went sliding down the motorway like a Moto GP rider!

Your jeans & armour worked fantastically, while the denim was shredded on my backside, the knees turned white from wear & a small tear in the knee armour. I was fine with not even a serious bruise, no cuts or road rash!

I will only recommend your jeans to friends and co-workers.
I will be buying another pair soon. Thanks.

I was taken out by a Vauxhall Meriva not indicating and pulling out so sharply, on the dual carriageway outskirts of Henley, it was as if they were avoiding an accident. End result was me and my bike cart wheeling down the road at 70mph.

My Screaming Eagle Limited Edition V Rod was totalled. I thought I was due the same fate!
A & E were swearing at you lot as it took 3 pairs of scissors to cut my K7’s off. However, they did say that it was probably the jeans that saved my right leg. This was because I had a tortional fracture of my tibia which would have probably punctured my skin had my leg not been restrained within the Kevlar and tough jean material. I counted myself very lucky. So thank you again for your excellent products and for looking after me 🙂

I had been singing the praises of your products before the accident but this gave them 'proof of the pudding'. Most of the members at Thames Valley and Oxford HOG Chapters now know of your products and a lot of them are wearing them.

Service: Excellent and friendly.

Delivery: Rapid, no-nonsense packaging.

Jeans quality: Fantastic, commendable, construction, perfectly fit for purpose.

Jeans fit: Brilliant - I wish my regular jeans were this well cut.

Style: Great on the bike or down the pub. Overall, very happy; great value for money for Great British product. I’ll be saving up for another pair! (Maybe the K7 in black next time?!)

90mph slide until stationery (no impact), couple of rolls near the end. The outer fabric makes it look bad but the worst you can say about the para-aramid fibres is it looks slightly fluffy and a bit grubby - it would be good to do exactly the same again.

Highly recommended.

I came off the bike at around 70mph, losing consciousness in the process. I escaped any sort of major injury despite the K7 jeans and the armour being badly damaged in the process. I’m very glad I had these as I’d only bought them a few weeks prior to the accident.

The A&E department at the hospital were quite amazed that I’d not damaged my hips or got anything more than bruising to my knees.

I placed an order for some ND4 jeans with D30 armour on the 14th March, and I’m very glad I did!

Not only did they fit perfect and feel very comfortable, but they also work perfectly, which I found out the hard way following a recent accident.

Unfortunately my pillion girlfriend was wearing a different brand of Kevlar jean which did not stand up so well, resulting in road rash to her left knee.

I am intending to replace my jeans like for like and a pair for my girlfriend.

Many thanks once again for producing such a superb BRITISH product.

Thanks for quick delivery. Unfortunately I won’t be riding to Germany next week as it turns out my thumb was broken and my hand is now in plaster. But a broken thumb and toe is not bad considering I hit a deer at 60mph+.

I must have still been doing 50mph when I hit the road. The denim tore, but the Para-aramid is untouched. The armour was a bonus - I would have broken a knee otherwise.

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