Trilobite 661 Parado Jeans Review

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By John Burns

Trilobite 661 Parado jeans

Editor Score: 90.0%

Aesthetics 9.0/10
Protection 8.0/10
Value 9.0/10
Comfort/Fit 9.5/10
Quality/Design 9.5/10
Weight 9.0/10
Options/Selection 9.0/10
Innovation 9.50/10
Weather Suitability 8.0/10
Desirable/Cool Factor 9.5/10
Overall Score 90/100

Now that they’ve become a thing, I have a pretty decent stack of “riding jeans” on the shelf. But when these Trilobites flew in over the transom the other day, I seem to have forsaken all others. It was really easy to find photos of them on MO, since they’re the only pants I’ve worn in about the last six months of road tests. Just like with a good helmet, fit is key, and the stretchy-feely Trilobites hug my curves just right. Do not body shame me.

They’re made from medium-weight, 11.5-ounce elastic denim that’s 98% cotton and 2% elastane, which provides softness and stretchiness (if you haven’t got your first stretchy jeans yet, consider moving into the 21st century). In addition to the natural stretchiness of the denim, the Trilobites feature something none of my other riding jeans do: Ergonomically shaped accordion stretch panels in crotch, knees, and back of the waist make them even more flexible. That makes it not only really easy to climb on and off your bike, but also really comfortable to sit on it and move around as needed. Your legs are flexi/stretchy the same way they are in a nice set of expensive Italian racing leathers. You could do light roadside yoga in these.

Keanu asked about my Trilobites. OK, he didn’t.

You’re not getting the same level of protection you would in leathers of course, but no doubt you’re getting quite a bit more safety than the typical pair of non-riding jeans. Like most, these have an additional layer of fabric in the butt, hips and knees, in the form of DuPont aramid …read more

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