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Rocking Motorcycle Jeans - Rokker

  Posted at 06:00:00 PM
  File under  New Products Safety
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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Many moons ago (2005) I wrote about the liquid armor product called d3o Open link in a new window (click here to read a review Open link in a new window). It's one of those innovate products that make a lot of sense for motorcycle rider's safety products. A material that is soft and supple when not in use, but when confronted with force (like a crash), it instantaneously become hard as metal. In other words, ideal for biker wear.

Rokker logo
It's been a few years, and slowly clothing manufacturers are picking up on this high-tech material. Here's one company that looks very interesting. The company is based in Switzerland and is called Rokker Open link in a new window. They make mostly motorcycle jeans (and some other casual clothing) in a variety of versions, and their top of the line motorcycle jeans are called Revolution.

Rokker Polly

The Revolution motorcycle jeans has the classic jeans look, but sports a waterproof zipper, which on its own is better than most. The jeans themselves are made out of a combination of Denim material and Dynatec, giving you jeans that have a high resistance to abrasion (read road rash) but still supple enough to wear around the house.

What makes their jeans interesting is that they have a special membrane integrated, that if it rains, or if it's cold, closes itself, making the jeans 100% waterproof. If it's hot, it opens up. So the jeans regulate themselves according to the outside environment.

Rokker Revolution

The jeans include the famous d3o protectors which are removable. They protect your knees and hips. Since they use the d3o material, you'll barely feel them when walking, but if you fall off your motorcycle, they'll turn hard instantaneously, and protect you.

Some other interesting plus points for these Swiss made jeans; they don't have rivets (so no bike scratching), and they wash in 40°C, so easy maintenance.

On the downside, these jeans are for men. The female models do not have any d3o protection; ladies will need to wear the men's jeans. Another downside is the price. Initial cost, for models without the d3o protection is €349, while the Revolution Jeans will set you back €459. On the other hand, having trousers that you can wear around the house, and still be able to jump on your motorcycle at a moment's notice without having to change is pretty priceless, especially if they are rain proof.

The distribution at this moment is a bit spotty. Most European countries have sales outlets, usually Harley-Davidson dealers, while in the USA, it's Florida and California only.

However, they do have an on-line store.

Click here for more Rokker Jeans info Open link in a new window.
Click here to access the Rokker Store Open link in a new window.

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