Ordered a pair or XS after trying on my partners larger size and they fit perfectly. As a 5ft3 rider, these jeans curve in the right location, fit my waist, my thighs and are a perfect length to cover the top of my shoe. With the amount of stretch these jeans provide, I will definitely be ordering more in the future and recommending these to all my female riding friends. So far, these are the only jeans that I have found that actually fit a female body properly... with the perk of actually have REAL POCKETS (unlike all the other female options on the market with tiny or fake pockets).
Not only do these jeans look great and fit super comfortably, they are genuinely every bit as tough as promised.
I came off my bike on a rough bitumen & gravel forestry trail on the weekend - the bike was badly busted up, but I walked away with just a few bruises thanks to these jeans and my Trusty shirt.
The denim tore over my left knee on the slide, but the kevlar held tight, keeping my skin attached to my legs rather than the road...
I had the armour inserts in the knee and hip pockets too, so even though I went down hard on the lowside when the bike slid out underneath me, the worst injury I got was a bit of bruising & swelling. With nothing broken or bleeding, I got straight up and walked over to check on the bike, which was bent and bleeding out its gearbox oil profusely through the smashed cover plate...
I can't thank you guys at Akin enough for the legit protection your great-looking gear gave me. I would've been in hospital without it!
I'm going to post this same review for the Trusty jacket too! Just awesome gear.
Hands down these are the best jeans i have owned or worn in many many years. I have been wearing black jeans for the last 4 or so years (including the Akin Moto black riding jeans which i love), and decided to branch out and get myself a pair of the blue ones on black friday sales.
The colour, the stitching and even the leather patch on the back with branding really does give the impression of a high class well made jeans. These are extremely comfortable, breathe really nicely and are a true slim fit as they suggest.
To further top it all over, the team is super responsive and more than happy to help at the drop of a hat. I've been emailing Grant from Akin Moto back and forth the last couple days and the replies are near instant with him going above and beyond to really ensure customer satisfaction.
All in all, Akin Moto is the brand i recommend to all my friends who ride (with a fair few now owning some of their gear), and honestly the only brand of casual riding gear that i own. Excited to see what gear they produce in the future and looking forward to reviewing their wrench jacket and wingman bag.
Thanks Nathan! What an epic review!
I seriously look forward to putting these jeans on every time I go for a ride. They are SO damn comfortable, beautifully made, perfect stretch fit and the denim colour is spot on like classic Japanese raw selvedge.
The armour is barely noticeable when you're wearing it, so "dressing for the slide, not the ride" is no drama.
I was bewtween sizes and did a dumb thing and took the tags before being 100% sure they were the right size. Luckily Grant and the team at Akin got me sorted with an exchange regardless. Definitely felt like they had my back.
I got a pair of armour sets too and love how I can easily chuck them in or out if I feel like. The Jean's are not only super comfy as they say, but they have a nice dark hue which I really like. Will certainly be looking at the stealth pants and other gear down the line!
Thanks Evan. We really appreciate it!