I have the original button fly Rokker jeans. They are fantastic! ... and pricey. But they are worth it. No matter the price, I don't view them as expensive jeans. I view them as very cheap insurance.
I thought the liner would be hot, but it is not. Maybe I'm not just that sensitive to heat, but I found out that it was also a direct barrier to the sun shining directly on my legs. They also were great to keep wind and rain out. With regards to the Rokker Tech single layer...any compromise in your protection is just that...a compromise.
I had a big accident wearing my Lean Angle jeans (also fully lined like the Rokkers, but I wasn't wearing them at the time) and despite major injuries... road rash wasn't among them. I have every confidence the Rokkers would have performed as well due to the full length lining.
One note though...I have the original Rokker button fly jeans. If you carry a sidearm IWB when you ride, especially a heavy one like a 1911, the button fly is a PITA when you have to take a leak. It's difficult if you don't undo your belt to work the fly, but if you undo your belt the gun tries to drag your pants down while you're trying to pee.
. Sadly, my lovely Speed Triple was destroyed and if (when) I get another Speed I'll get these Rokkers instead because they have a zipper.
Yes. They are expensive. But going through what I did, I'll never wear single layer jeans or jeans that have patchwork protection. Like I said elsewhere, I don't see the Rokkers as expensive jeans...I see them as super cheap insurance. ...or priceless, depending on your point of view.