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Saint has just launched a new CE certified armoured motorcycle jean (for men) – the Unbreakable Model 4 Jean. It comes in response, to the requirement that all motorcycle clothing (sold in Europe as PPE) should meet CE certification. And that’s for the whole garment; not just the armour.
Combining its innovative, robust, abrasion-resistant denim material, with impact protection (through newly developed lightweight armour) Saint’s newest jeans achieve an overall rating of CE Level AA. And they’re stylish too.
Saint Unbreakable Model 4 Jeans
(Not so new) European CE certification rules mean that moto-brands can no longer insert CE certified armour into a jean (or any other garment for that matter) and then call the whole item CE Certified. Saint’s new Unbreakable Model 4 Jean is a far cry from that practise.
All-round, Level AA, CE Certification
This single-layer jean (composed of 68% Cotton, 25% Dyneema, 5% Nylon and 2% Elastane) was put through its paces on the Darmstadt machine. The robust stretch-fabric received a rating of AA for impact and abrasion resistance testing. That’s for the prEN 17092-1:2017 certificate [now EN 17092 as of March 2020]. Additionally, its lightweight removable hip and knee armour (included with the jeans) achieved Level AA for CE EN1621-1:2012.
Unbreakable Model 4 Jeans – style and protection combined
Not only is this garment the most protective pair of jeans yet from the moto-apparel brand, but they’re also modish. Suffice to say, they’re a contemporary five-pocket jean, in a standard cut but with a tapered leg – finished in double-face, overdyed indigo, stretch denim.
The jean also features a high back in the form of an accordion stretch panel which protects the rider against rear drafts when leaning forward. In terms of fit, Saint says they’re “true-to-size”. However, it recommends a smaller size if you happen to fall between sizes. Supposedly, that means they’re a relatively relaxed fit.
Branding on the jeans manages to be fairly discreet, yet simultaneously distinctive. Saint’s wing emblem appears on the rear right pocket in a contrast orange-yellow stitch. At the top of the same pocket, you’ll find partial piping in a two-tone orange and light blue. It works incredibly well against the deep indigo of the jean.
Additionally, a nice touch is the jacron [leather patch] on the waistband, again with contrast stitching. At the front, a leather tab on the coin pocket and a brilliant, copper-coloured top button exudes an air of luxury.
With its ribbed stretch panel at the back and visible outline of the knee armour pockets, the Unbreakable Model 4 doesn’t hide that it’s a proper biker’s jean. It says, ‘… we’re going riding all day and we may stop off at a biker hangout.’ But it doesn’t necessarily say ‘… see you in the office later.’ Unless of course, that office’s dress code happens to be quite casual.