Our reviewer Kate Chorley gives feedback on her Roadskin Taranis Elite motorcycle jeans!
I don’t always get on well with bike jeans. I’ve often found them a little too thick, occasionally uncomfortable, and frequently ill-fitting – but this pair from Roadskin are just right.
They’re a good-looking, true-to-size, figure-flattering option which look good both on and off the bike – and most importantly, they’re AAA-rated (having been rigorously tested by SATRA Technology Centre in the UK).
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That high safety rating’s been achieved by weaving Kevlar fibres with high-quality denim, triple stitching the main seams, and the addition of some easy-to-insert Level 2 knee and hip armour. It’s a comprehensive package which offers confidence that they’ll do their job if called upon in the worst-case scenario.
I’m a big fan of the bootcut fit, which offers just enough flare to get a pair of mid-calf boots underneath. I love the slight stetch in the denim, which helps the jeans fit tightly without ever being uncomfortable, and I think it’s great that there’re three separate leg lengths to choose from to help get the perfect fit. The armour fits just so, and the high waist is a nice touch, too, meaning there’s no risk of exposing your back when leaning forward over the bike.
Overall, I’ve been very impressed with these jeans from Roadskin. While it’s easy to get drawn in by the biggest names in the game when looking at new gear, there’s no doubt that the UK firm offers plenty of bang for your buck and is well worth a look. I’ve already got my eye on a few more bits from them…