Product review: Wrangler water repellent jeans
These aren't exactly meant for motorcycling there's no in-built armour, no Kevlar or Dyneema, and these aren't anymore abrasion resistant than your regular denims. But like some motorcycle jeans, these do stretch. So moving around on the motorcycle is less uncomfortable than a regular pair.
The highlight of this particular Wrangler is its ability to repel water. These aren't water proof, though. In Wrangler's own words, "Ride your bike into a lake or fall into a swimming pool and you are on your own." So, in pouring rain these denims aren't helpful, but while riding through small puddles or even riding in light rain, we did end up on the other end relatively dry. These don't, however, work on a hot or humid day as we found them to be less absorbent than regular jeans.
With time, the water repellency will diminish; Wrangler's words, not ours. And they recommend giving it to a 'dhobi' than tossing these water repellent pair into a washing machine for longer life. Finally, these are only available as a low rise with regular fit and tapered legs.
So, would we recommend one? Not for serious riding, no. But, for a short trip to your neighbourhood coffee shop when it's drizzling, yes, especially because they don't cost a lot more than a regular pair and don't need a special occasion to be worn either.
Available for Rs 3195 at www.wrangler.in
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