We are blighted by an almost obsessive desire to produce gear that is, as comfortable to wear as it is safe to ride in. It’s why we spend so much time researching fabrics, new technologies and different construction methods. It’s a never ending pursuit. There’s always a way to improve a garment. And there’s always a new development that will help to improve biker’s lives.
HiArt for example is a material that we ourselves developed as an abrasion resistant backing material used in almost every product we produce. It can increase the strength of textile by up to 500% and leather by 200%. Of course not all the technologies we use are designed in house so we make use of highly regarded materials and membranes like Dryway and Dryway+ to keep you dry and comfortable, Outlast linings to regulate temperature, Thinsulate to keep you warm and TFL to reflect heat when it’s hot. Each of these technologies is rigorously tested and selected to suit our exact needs for the product we design. Outer materials are chosen for their strength and durability. The thread used in stitching is selected for strength while the size of the stitch is carefully calculated to offer maximum strength.
But the very best materials form only part of the equation. Just as important as the technology is the comfort and fit of the garment for quite simply, a rider who is relaxed and comfortable on the bike is a rider who can focus all his attention and energies to staying alert and safe. This is why the materials we use are not just effective in keeping you safe but also soft and supple, chosen for their lightness and ease of use. It doesn’t stop there. All of our fitted protectors are adjustable for a perfect individual fit with adjustable hems, cuffs and waist areas to further emphasise this.