Ok, I was really interested in figuring out what you ladies are talking about so I deliberately wore my loose Faded Glory jeans (cheapest non sale jeans at Walmart). I did a pretty typical ride. Just over 9 miles (we won't count the bushwhacking in the distance since it's never a straight line
so distance isn't as easy for me to determine except for relatively straight lines). Spent 4 hours 25 minutes (give or take 60 seconds
) in the saddle (country the time spent bushwhacking).
I made sure I tried moving around what space there is for me to move around on my saddle (did it while thinking about it vs just doing it naturally without thinking). Tried REALLY hard to feel the seams of my jeans against my thighs (I don't know how you do it....I can't tell if there is a seam....feels the same at every point - front to back - top to bottom).
After 9+ miles and 4+ hours you'd think I'd have felt something
. Not talking about pain....I just wanted to feel the seam and be able to know it was there because I could feel it. At one point after about 3 hours I actually stood up and felt with my hand to confirm that there was a seam on the inside (funny how you'll start to question the obvious
I guess I'll test my Rustler and Wrangler jeans next to see if I can feel the seam in any of them.
About the only issue I've ever had with jeans is in the Summer they're hotter then my silk or my thin cotton khaki pants so I don't wear jeans as much during the hotter months (but then I don't wear my flannel shirts then either
). My favorite hot weather shirts are two old casual reenacting shirts (even though I need to replace a few buttons on them). Long sleeve (of course), but so cool and comfortable.