The new Sliders Kevlar 4.0 Jeans are a significant improvement on a really great product. A year ago, I wrote a full, in-depth review of the Sliders 3.0 Jeans. In a nutshell, I was impressed. What we see in the Sliders Kevlar 4.0 is evidence that the folks at Sliders listen to their customers.
Before we get to the changes, let’s take a look at what remains unchanged. First, the Sliders jeans still offer the most DuPont Kevlar coverage in the industry. The tough, abrasion-resistant material is sewn into the hips and sides of the legs, and in the knees/shins and throughout the seat and upper hamstrings. That Kevlar second skin is the thing that will help keep your skin away from the tarmac in the case of a slide. The Sliders 4.0 Jeans also retain the substantial 13.5 once denim which is stone washed for added comfort.
So the basic jeans are still the high-quality product that we have loved in prior versions. So what’s new? To start with, the designers at Shift made some subtle but important tweaks at the request of customers. They added more belt loops, increased the rise and the zipper opening (create your own juvenile joke here) on the larger sizes, and made a slight modification in terms of fit to help accommodate more riders.
The big change comes in the form of even more protection. That’s exactly where the focus should be in protective riding apparel. The new 4.0 jeans offer adjustable pockets for optional CE armor in the knees. The option to include CE armor is huge. However, if that armor is not in the right spot in the event of an impact, it will do no good. That’s why the incorporation of adjustability is so important. You should also note that the CE armor is available for under $10.
As with prior versions of Sliders Kevlar jeans, the look is great on or off the bike. You should note that Sliders jeans run a bit on the large side, so take that into consideration when ordering. Sizing is available in waist sizes 30-44 and lengths of 30-36. Take a look at the new Sliders 4.0 at Competition Accessories. http://www.compacc.com/p/Sliders-Kevlar-Motorcycle-Riding-Jeans-4-0