best motorcycle riding jeans

Entry-Level

Priced under $200.

REAX 267 Jeans

Mid-Range

Priced $200 - $325.

REV’IT Moto Jeans

High-End

Priced $325+.

Knox Shield Spectra Jeans

Key Specs

• Premium soft feel

• Great-looking 5-pocket design

• Mesh lining offers comfort and airflow

• Void of all rivets or sharp paint scratching bits

• Accurate sizing

Protection & Safety

• Cordura® 373 GSM exterior offers excellent abrasion resistance

• Heavy 250 GSM DuPont™ Kevlar® lining from knee to waist adds protection

• NightViz® 3M® Scotchlite™ reflective material at rear inner cuff provides increased nighttime visibility

Although these pants don’t come equipped with knee and hip armor, the kevlar construction should still provide great protection in the event you take a skid along the pavement. If you are interested in adding knee and hip armoring to the pants, you can buy them for a combined price of around $55 USD and throw them in when needed.

REAX 267 Jeans

Key Specs

• Slim, straight fit riding jean

• 5 pocket design

• Single-layer 12oz denim

• Abrasion resist 68% cotton / 13% Dyneema / 10% nylon / 8% polyester / 1% Elastane blend

• Triple stitched seams in critical areas

• Reinforced belt loops

• Leather belt guide

• 6″ of reflectivity on the inner cuff

• YKK zippered front fly

• SAS-TEC CE Level 2 adjustable and vented knee armor included

• Armor ready hip pockets (armor sold separately)

• Knee armor and pocket have hook and loop fasteners for height and lateral adjustability

• Fabric tested to AA Rating on impact abrasion resistance prEN 17092-3:2019

Protection & Safety

• EN 17092-3:2019 AA rated material means that the jeans will survive a slide at 30 MPH long enough to fully protect the legs, although the seams may split and minor road rash might occur

• SAS-TEC CE II armor is the same type used in competition powersports

• Available hip armor pockets allow you to add even more protection to your jeans

Klim K Fifty 1

Key Specs

• Relaxed / Straight

• Size down if between sizes

• Heavy-duty Cordura denim riding jean

• Durable nylon/cotton blend

• Stonewashed finish with whisker treatment

• YKK fly zipper

• Reinforced DuPont™ Kevlar® panel in slide zones

• D3O Evo hip and knee armor

• Poron XRD impact foam tailbone piece

• Adjustable knee armor positioning

• Flat-felled seams for max comfort

• Waist belt loops

• Full mesh comfort liner with wicking polyester

Protection & Safety

From the outside, these jeans look like any other with the standard five exterior pockets and belt loops. But hidden inside is all of the pockets for armor and protection that riders need

• D30 Evo armor is located at the hip and knee, with the knee armor being adjustable

• Poron XRD impact foam is located at the tailbone

• Reinforced with Kevlar in the slide zones

REV’IT Moto Jeans

Key Specs

• Outer Shell: 12.5oz Cordura denim

• Protection: Seesmart CE level 1 protection at knees, pocket for optional Seesmart CE level 1 protection at hips (sold separately)

• Visibility: 3M Scotchlite reflection

• Fit: tapered fit

• Features: zipper fly front closure, comfort seat, triple-needle stitching, safety stitching

• Pockets: five pockets

Protection & Safety

• Tucked inside these sleeper riding jeans are Seesmart CE level 1 armor pads at the knees

• Pockets at the hips can accommodate Seesmart CE level 1 hip armor which is sold separately and costs about $20

At under the $300 mark even with the addition of hip armor, the REV’IT Moto riding jeans offer all the comfort and style that a fan of blue jeans could ever want and the protection that a rider needs making them the 2019 selection for Best Value Riding Jeans.

Key Specs

• Designed to fit like a Levi’s 501

• Classic comfort fit which includes a straight cut, high waist, wide leg, and a waterproof zipper fly

• Integrated c_change membrane reacts independently to changing temperatures and activities

• c_change is 100% waterproof and windproof, it closes when exposed to cold and opens in response to warmth taking into account the prevailing humidity and body moisture

• c_change ensures the ideal body climate by balancing out the ambient temperature and body moisture

• Body armor pockets at knees and hips made of 100% Schoeller-Dynatec

• Double layer of Schoeller-Dynatec at knees for additional protection

• Removable CE Certified D3O knee and hip protectors are included

• The D30 CE Certified protectors provide maximum comfort through softness and flexibility but when impacted the intelligent molecules inside lock together, spreading the force over the whole pad

• Constructed without rivets that could scratch the bike

• Easy care (washable at 110° F, ironing after washing increases the water repellency

Protection & Safety

• Made of 100% Schoeller Denim-Dynatec, an innovative combination of Schoeller Dynatec and denim which is extremely resistant to abrasion but offers the look and comfort of real jeans.

• Integrated c_change membrane which helps to regulate body heat via wicking and is 100% waterproof and windproof

• Armor pockets at the hips and knees are also constructed of Schoeller-Dynatec and the knees have an added layer as well for extra abrasion protection

• Comes with removable CE Certified D3O knee and hip armor so there is nothing extra that you need to buy to complete the protection in these jeans

Key Specs

• 13oz stretch denim

• Reinforced with abrasion-resistant Dyneema fabric

• Includes Warrior Lite knee and hip protectors

• Carabiner key ring

• Connection tab to attach jacket to jeans

• 5 pockets

• Slim fit

Protection & Safety

These jeans are fully prEN 17092: 2017 class AA certified due to their abrasion-resistant fabric construction and inclusion of both knee and hip armor.

Knox Shield Spectra Jeans

Key Specs

• Spectra single-layer stretch Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWP) construction

• Straight fit with tapered leg

• Medium rise

• Naturally water repellent

• Invisible armor pockets with external knee access for easy knee armor removal

• Leather Knox patch on waist

• YKK zippers

• Four deep pockets

• Removable Knox branded key loop

• Included CE certified Knox Micro-Lock knee and hip protectors

• 5-year guarantee on Micro-Lock protectors when registered

• CE approved to EN17092- 3 Class AAA as a protective riding garment

• Inseam: 33″

Protection & Safety

• EN17092- 3 Class AAA rating is the same rating that competitive powersports gear must meet or exceed

• Microlock knee and hip armor is CE certified for impact resistance