RokkerTech Slim Straight Jeans combine denim geek style and excellent build quality with a space-age fabric that’ll save your ass in a slide. They have pockets for optional D3O armor, and for all their tech, they look as close to normal jeans as we’ve ever seen. This model is practically identical to the Rokkertech Slim except it gains a couple of centimeters of circumference at the cuff. And unlike the Slim, this one is only available in indigo—no black option currently.
Instead of using a secondary abrasion-resistant liner like Kevlar, or Schoeller Dynatec (used in Rokker’s other models), Rokkertech jeans are much lighter to wear, and much easier to wear all day long on or off the bike thanks to their single-layer construction. Also because of the cotton incorporated into their construction, they feel, breath, wick and wear much like normal jeans. But there’s very little sacrifice in abrasion resistance compared to multi-layer options.
The simple secret of the Rokkertech line’s abrasion resistance lies with its use of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethene (UHMWPE). This material is made of fibers 15x stronger than steel, and it’s used in both the weft and the warp of the fabric. The trick is how this particular material uses a dyed cotton wrap around these core fibers in the warp, or vertical lattice of the textile. UHMWPE fibers are incorporated into the weft (horizontal lattice) of the fabric as well, where they're combined with a high-tech Lycra for a small, very much appreciated degree of stretch. The result is a material that wears just like cotton against your skin. It looks normal, it feels normal, but it’ll take a slide better than some leathers.
Dyneema-based jeans—another UHMWPE-based textile—by comparison feel plastic-like, and have a shimmery look to them. Rokkertech jeans feel and wear like normal jeans—except you'll pretty much never wear a hole in the crotch or the knees through regular use.
Add in the ability to accept knee and hip protectors (armor sold separately) and the Rokker RokkerTech Slim Jeans leave little to want.
Fit: Slim-straight. Think: Levi’s 501. For a more fitted option, fit check out the 511-based Rokkertech Slim model.
> Only one layer for unbeatable comfort
> Constructed of UHMWPE which is 15x stronger than steel
> Highly abrasion resistant as entire jean contains UHMWPE (warp + weft)
> Pockets for optional hip and knee protectors (armor sold separately)
> Warp: UHMWPE core wrapped with cotton thread
> Weft: UHMWPE core made combined with Dual FX Lycra
> No metal rivets which could scratch a bike's finish
> No embroidered flames on the back pocket
> Button fly
> Authentic jeans look