The included level 1 CE knee protectors themselves are enclosed in a separate fabric pouch and slide into the internal pocket where a long velcro strip allows you to position them over about 15cm of range.
Most denim, leather and textile riding pants I’ve tested don’t have any or very little adjustment in the position of the knee protector.
That is a problem because the different angle of knee bend on various bikes causes the protector to sit either too high or too low.
On a sports bike you bend your knee quite a bit and the protector can end up on top of your thigh, while on cruisers with forward controls, the protectors can droop loo low.
Merlin’s simple but clever design allows you to adjust the protector to exactly the right position for effective impact protection depending on your body and the type of bike you are riding.
For the technically minded, the level 1 CE protectors allow less than 18kN of force to be transmitted through the protector to your knee.
While these British-designed jeans include two internal hip pockets for extra protectors, they are not supplied.
Euston jeans are made from a blend of Cordura and Coolmax with a stitched-in lining of genuine DuPont Kevlar in the backside and from the waist down the front to below the knees.
Style and fit
These are low-rise bot-cut pants so they sit down under your gut and over your boots.