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Unbreakable Model 4 Jeans: Saint Europe Launches CE Certified Motorcycle Jean

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.

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Saint branded, leather tab on Unbreakable Model 4 Jean – Image: SA1NT Europe

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.

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Saint wing emblem on Unbreakable Model 4 Jean – Image: SA1NT Europe

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.

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Copper-coloured button on Saint’s overdyed, indigo coloured, Model 4 jean – Image: SA1NT Europe

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.

Saint Unbreakable Model 4 Jeans [waist patch]
Saint Unbreakable Model 4 Jeans jacron [leather patch] – Image: SA1NT Europe

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.

Saint’s newest jeans succeed in combining much needed protective features within a truly desirable rider’s jean. They’re bound to be a hit.