• Sleeves + shoulders lined with genuine DuPont™ Kevlar® protective fabric with COOLMAX® comfort technology
  • Armour compatible* (shoulders, elbows, back) - *armour not included
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • Snap down front closure with hidden zip
  • 2 x internal zipper pockets
  • Snap down collar + chest pockets
  • Premium YKK hardware
  • Fitment note: This a 'tailored/slim' fit. Model is 6ft tall, 80kg and wearing a size Large.

Introducing the ‘Darkwood’ Protective Riding Shirt from Akin Moto – a classic flannel that’s been custom built for riders.

We’ve lined the sleeves and shoulders with genuine DuPont™ Kevlar® fabric that has been woven with COOLMAX® comfort fibres. This patented technology provides very high levels of abrasion resistance, but it also ‘breathes’ - keeping you cooler on those hot Summer rides.

Need more protection? The Darkwood Riding Shirt is 100% compatible with premium, CE rated armour inserts for your back, shoulders and elbows (sold separately – check out the armour section on our store). 

Small details make a big difference – The collar snaps down to stop it flapping against your helmet, there’s an internal water-resistant pocket for your valuables, and the sleeves are slightly longer so they are the perfect length when you’re on the bike. We’ve also used snap buttons on the front closure and pockets so they’re easy to open/close while wearing gloves.

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


The Darkwood Riding Shirt fits differently to our other Riding Shirts + Jackets. Please refer to the size guide and take the time to email us if you're unsure about sizing - we're here to help! 

Lay your shirt or jacket flat on a table, and measure the chest, making sure to go from side seam to side seam (near the armpit like in the photo below - It's very important that you go ALL the way to the seam join). Compare your measurement to the table above. 

If you're unsure of your size, please EMAIL US at support@akinmoto.com, especially if you are an international customer. We are here to help and will do whatever we can to make sure you order the right size.

Questions? Email us at support@akinmoto.com. You’ll be talking directly with someone who rides and has tested our gear. 

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