Taranis Elite AAA-rated single-layer motorcycle jeans in black

£179.99 GBP

Roadskin® Taranis Elite motorcycle jeans for men, in black, achieve the highest possible protection rating - AAA – in one cool and comfortable layer

Roadskin’s Taranis Elite motorcycle jeans in black are our latest motorcycle jeans and the first to provide the AAA safety rating in a single layer, as tested by SATRA Technology Centre in the UK. This is achieved by weaving the protective Kevlar fibres into premium denim, so they feel and look exactly like a regular five-pocket pair of jeans but give you the peace of mind that comes with wearing AAAs. The Taranis also contains a good amount of elastane for stretch, ensuring you’ll be as comfortable on the bike as off it. Soft to the touch, they look great and will keep you safe.

Taranis Motorcycle Jeans Features:

Our motorcycle jeans are designed with safety and comfort in mind. They are lined with a special mesh material that serves a dual purpose. Firstly, the mesh allows for proper ventilation, so you can stay cool even on hot summer days. Secondly, and more importantly, in the event of an accident, the mesh provides an added layer of protection to prevent your skin from tearing upon initial impact. This feature can greatly reduce the severity of injuries in a motorcycle accident. So you can ride with peace of mind knowing that you're not only comfortable but also protected.

Cut with a straight leg in black denim, the stylish and lightweight triple-stitched Taranis Elite motorcycle jeans will take you anywhere you want to go – they’re tough enough for the road, stylish enough for work and great for the pub. They are especially suitable for touring in all climates except the coldest (for cold weather, we recommend our Paranoid AAA motorcycle jeans).

Motorcycle Jeans by Roadskin® - technical details:

  • Supplied with Level 2 knee and hip armour
  • Triple-stitched on all main seams
  • High and low pockets for knee armour to create the correct fit
  • The whole motorcycle jean garment is AAA rated - not just the material
  • CE approved
  • Single-layer
  • Super-light mesh lining to keep you cool and protect against skin from tearing in an accident
  • The built-in stretch allows them to go over most boots except motocross boots with five buckles
  • Double belt loops for attaching top layers – eg our Maximite hoodie
  • Zip fastening
  • Available in 3 different leg lengths: 30”, 32”, 34”
  • Sizes 28" - 46" waist
  • Composition:  48% Cotton, 26.8% Kevlar, 19.4% PE, 3.2% Cordura, 2.6% Lycra

DuPont™ and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

Bennetts High Performance Motorcycle Jeans Award - Gold

Bennetts High Performance Award

This garment has achieved Gold in the Bennetts High Performance Award, a not-for-profit scheme that helps riders choose the kit that best suits their needs.


Important information regarding motorcycle jean armour

It is very important to wear the armour provided with these motorcycle jeans, not just to help protect your bones but also to reduce the impact of the bone against the fabric in the key areas. The fabric is not designed to withstand impact injury, in the key areas, without armour.

Best fit guide

To find your best fit for our motorcycle jeans, please do the following:

Grab your favourite pair of jeans. Then measure across the waist in inches. Double that to get the waist size.

Then measure from the crotch of the jeans to the end of one leg. With both measurements to hand, you are ready to order.

Taranis Jeans Review

The Best Motorcycle Jeans I've Ever Owned by Sam Vincent

Industry Reviews of Roadskin Taranis Motorcycle Jeans

Tested by Justin Hayzelden for four months - MCN Magazine.

"They’re a straight cut and I’ve worn them all day in the office, strolled around at bike shows and even spent an evening up the pub without anything other than a comment on how smart I look for a change.
The Roadskin Taranis Elite fit true to size, look great and are amazingly comfortable, and for the price and level of protection they offer, incredible value for money

Bennetts Bike Social Review

"The Roadskin Taranis jeans are superb value AAA-rated single-layer jeans that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to those looking for some comfortable, practical urban-style kit."

Ben Clarke - MCN Magazine.

"They're perfectly comfortable and I could easily sit and work in them all day after wearing them to commute. They look the part, too, and you could easily wear them to ride to the pub and not feel conspicuous. The fabric is thin enough to keep you cool on warmer days an I've been wearing them into autumn with a base layer underneath."

Glenn Roberts, Canadian MotoMojo Magazine.

"These Roadskin Taranis have quickly become my favourite riding jeans mostly because of the fit and all-day comfort they provide."

Stan, Editor - Scootering Magazine

“What I particularly like is the degree of comfort they offer in the saddle. The fabric has an elastane mix which means the fabric has some give, although this is only noticeable when setting the jeans around riding boots and in the waistline. No matter what the riding position the jeans don’t dig in, but nor do they look like Sunday supplement comfort fit pants. In fact, out of the saddle I doubt many would notice that they’re riding jeans."

Motorcycle Jeans Testing & Ratings

Since 21st April 2018 all motorcycle clothing has to be certified as PPE or Personal Protective Equipment by law.

Clothing is classified to different levels AAA being the most protective down to C being the least. Loosely speaking you can say that they are most suited to the type of riding below but always go for the highest if possible.  

  • AAA Motorways and higher speeds
  • AA Touring
  • A City or Urban use 30mph and below
  • B No armour so not advised
  • C Waste of time

This testing is done by certified bodies both here (we use SATRA) and abroad under the standard EN 17092-2.

Caring for your motorcycle jeans

Keeping your motorcycle jeans in peak condition is important not just for how they look but for your safety – you might say, there’s a lot riding on it!

Once you’ve settled on a favourite pair, and worn them in, and they’ve become a faithful friend in pretty much every and any riding situation, you’ll want them to last forever.

We have all heard about the denim aficionados are reluctant to wash their jeans, but motorcycle jeans are different. Not washing them means that they will inevitably degrade over time, thanks for grime, grease and sweat.

We have produced a guide on keeping them clean and in tip top condition.