• 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. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Riley K

This shirt just fits amazing, a very tapered fit and it looks wicked, warm enough on it's own on those cooler days, comfy and very well made as well as very well thought out, I.E; The buttons on the collar, faaarkk.. First one I have seen where a shirt with collars have this, no more slapping my helmet a squillion times on the highway. The zipper itself is a real good length as to not bunch up and look shit when you're sitting down as most jackets (motorcycle ones or not) do. Armor fits great and isn't overly bulky, pockets are handy and the waterproof one on the inside is massive! All in all it's an amazing piece of gear and I have more Akin moto gear on the way. I truly wish this company nothing but great things so as they can keep making more and more exceptional items!

Great riding shirt

Couldn’t be happier with the Darkwood shirt, it fits great, looks good and is comfy enough I’m wearing it when not riding too!



身長 179cm 体重 74kg
サイズ S


Thanks mate! We had to use Google translate on this review... but we're very happy to hear that the Darkwood in size Small was a great fit for you. Thank you very much for your review!

どうも!このレビューでは Google 翻訳を使用する必要がありました...しかし、S サイズの Darkwood があなたにぴったりだったと聞いてとてもうれしく思います。レビューありがとうございます!

Nice Work!

It just arrived and I likely won't get to ride in it for a few months but I can tell it's exactly what I was looking for. Fit is perfect for me, with and without protection added, nice weight of material. Another successful purchase. Looking forward to spring. Nice work!

Thanks Stephen. Stoked to hear its the perfect fit for you. Thanks for your review!


This is the perfect summer riding shirt for me. The fit is exactly right. The quality is amazing. The armour is almost invisible. I am so pleased I spoilt myself this Christmas by getting one of these shirts.

Cheers Phil! You deserve to be spoilt ;) haha