Normal jeans aren’t suited for motorcycle riding.
Saint created a material that’s 15 times stronger than steel.
These AA-rated riding jeans are highly resistant to abrasion.
We love jeans. Everyone does. There’s no beating the denim’s flexibility as an apparel for all occasions. They are also stronger and last longer.
But, the regular pair of jeans aren’t meant for riding a motorcycle despite being tougher than a pair of slacks. Jeans are made to made us look good and feel good on a bike, but they are not resistant to abrasion (sliding). Some of us have found out the hard way.
Saint jeans are specialized for motorcycle riders, promising to be strong and protective while being comfortable on and off the bike.
They arranged a demonstration of the strength of their new AA-rated jeans by lifting a two-tonne skip with a single layer of fabric.
Saint uses a material called Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) to achieve that strength. It’s a type of thermoplastic polyethylene named as Dyneema, which has low friction coefficient. That means it doesn’t stick and tear when sliding.
Dyneema is then weaved into the fabric along with aramid. This combination boosts abrasion resistance by 70 percent. Dyneema is so strong that using just half the amount is already twice stronger compared to regular jeans in terms of tensile strength. In fact, the material is 15 times stronger than steel.
A pair of Saint jeans aren’t cheap, but body parts such as the bum and knees have no replacement.