5 Reasons Motorcycle Jeans are More than Fashionable

Wearing appropriate motorcycle jeans before hopping onto your bike is more than just a fashion statement. So why should a motorcycle rider wear a pair of jeans?

The common gears before hitting the road are a leather jacket, a helmet, and a tracker with GPS. A motorcycle tracker with GPS is a device that tracks the location of a vehicle through global positioning technology. A motorcycle tracker will alert its user when their bike is being moved, and it also gives periodic reports on the location of the motorcycle in between notifications. This allows any individual who has possession of the tracker to know where his or her vehicle is located at all times.

But will all these ready, the humble jeans are often overlooked. However, a rider's jeans are more than just stylish. But they are also protective gears. Here are five reasons:

  1. Protection Against Road Rash

Motorcycle riders often complain about the uncomfortable feeling when their skin scrunches up after a fall or accident.

Road rash occurs when there is direct contact with asphalt or any other surface at high speed, and this could lead to serious injury such as fracturing bones and injuries caused by heat (2nd-degree burns). Jeans currently in the market come with protection which is a rigid material several times stronger than steel.

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  1. Comfortability

Just like a regular pair of jeans, motorcycle jeans are also comfortable to wear. With denim made from a mixture of cotton and synthetic fibers, textile manufacturers design a special type of denim that provides comfort to the rider even in hot weather or during a long ride.

Even though the protection added to it is thick enough to last for a long time, you can still feel comfortable wearing it because of its stretchable quality, allowing freedom of movement while riding your motorcycle.

  1. Durability and a Variety of Uses

Aside from protective gear, a motorcycle rider's jeans are also multi-functional wear. If a crash occurs or a fall, a pair of jeans can be used as a tourniquet to stop bleeding from a wound. It could also serve as a handle for pulling yourself up from a ditch or shallow ravine.

Jeans made with strong fiber are not only durable, but it is also water repellant, so you won't also have to worry about getting stains on them.

  1. Protection Against UV Rays

Jeans made with thicker material such as denim have a higher chance of blocking UV rays than cotton pants. This is why many people who work under the sun would suggest wearing jeans, especially if it comes with added SPF.

Although this special feature costs more money to add on, it is worth protecting yourself against harmful radiation that can damage your DNA, leading to different types of cancer.

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  1. Stylish Look

Motorcycle jeans are a fashion statement by itself because they are functional outerwear for a motorcyclist and a perfect match with different types of boots and shoes. You can wear a pair of strong jeans with strong yet light-weighted motorcycle boots made from synthetic leather material for a stylish appearance when you're on the road.

Motorcycle jeans look great while providing a large variety of functions. It's an excellent choice for those who want to combine comfort with style. Wearing such clothing may seem like a superficial concept, but it’s an entirely different story when a label guarantees quality.

And finally, if you don't want to compromise comfort and safety, all in a single item, this type of apparel will be a perfect match.

Author - Aleksandra Djurdjevic
Aleksandra Djurdjevic          

Senior Content Creator

Aleksandra Djurdjevic is a senior writer and editor, covering motorcycle adventures, biker tips and tricks and general exploring on two wheels. She has previously worked as ESL teacher for English Tochka. Aleksandra graduated from the Comparative Literature department at the Faculty of Philosophy in Serbia. Aleksandra’s love for the biking and adventure, getting out on the open road, year after year across the planet helps her continue to be a top expert at RMJ.


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