Tested my jeans this week. Bought them over 2 years ago and they are wearing in nicely. I chose them because I liked the way they looked and the kevlar clovers more area than some other brands. Anyway after a small crash (that put holes my RST winter gloves apart) I'm happy with the way they held up. Got a friction burn on my knee, the jeans have a hole in them and a decent bruise on my hip. But considering the hole in my hand, they did their job well. The denim has holes in it, but the kevlar has only a few threads loose.