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Funding for safe motorcyclist clothing

Riders will benefit from $13.2 million of Federal Government funding for research into “future fibres”, including next-generation protective clothing. Longtime Australia motorcycle clothing manufacturer Draggin Jeans is one of the partners in the Future Fibres Hub research that will cover four different areas. The exact amount set aside for motorcycle apparel is therefore difficult to assess. …

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Draggin stylin’ up with Revz jeans

Revz jeans are the latest protective pants from Draggin Jeans who are celebrating 20 years of being a part of Australian motorcycle culture. The classic-style men’s jeans are part of Draggin’s Next-Gen range which won the Australian company a “best of the best” award this year in the inaugural Motorcycle Brand Contest run by the …

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Single-layer protective denim safer

Single-layer motorcycle clothing that passes safety tests is getting closer with DSM Dyneema gaining European approval after the latest tests. Their single-layer denim with elastic material and a large amount of Dyneema has passed the four-second abrasion test. It now gains an EN13595-1 approval for level 1 which means abrasion resistance of four seconds or …

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Draggin boss debunks Kevlar myth

Australian motorcycle clothing company Draggin has been using genuine DuPont Kevlar since 1997 and CEO Grant Mackintosh has now debunked some unsubstantiated claims about the material as myths. Those claims include that it degrades in the sun or when washed and that they get hot and burn or melt on to the skin in a …

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GoGo Gear Kevlar armoured leggings from BikieChic

GoGo Gear Kevlar leggings review

“Little MBW” has given the thumb’s up to the new GoGo Gear Kevlar armoured leggings. My daughter, Alice, is a permanent fixture on the back of any bike her partner, Mitch, is riding, but she likes to look stylish. She hates the bulky nature of most of the motorcycle jeans available, so she searched around …

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Protective rider gear more confusing

The protection standards of motorcycle clothing are becoming more confusing as changes to Europe’s CE Approval system begin to flow through to Australia. In May, Draggin CEO and founder Grant Mackintosh said that until Australia introduced a five-star rating system for motorcycle protective clothing in the next couple of years, labelling would remain confusing to riders who will have …

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Saint Unbreakable Denim motorcycle protective clothing

Saint Unbreakable Denim now certified

Australian motorcycle clothing company Saint has created the world’s strongest single-layer denim which has now achieved European certification for greater than four-second abrasion resistance. Saint’s “Unbreakable Denim” is made by weaving 66% Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) in the warp and weft while having a 34% cotton denim “face”. The result is a single-layer denim …

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Draggin boss crash-tests his gear

Draggin Jeans boss Grant Mackintosh has been involved in a serious motorcycle accident, but says his award-winning jeans helped save his hide. The Draggin CEO and founder is now recovering at Calvary Rehab in South Australia after the crash three weeks ago. A press release from the company says Grant was out enjoying one of …

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Draggin Holeshot jeans win award

Draggin Holeshot jeans win design award

Australian motorcycle jeans company Draggin Jeans have won a “best of the best” award for their Holeshot jeans in the inaugural Motorcycle Brand Contest run by the German Design Council. The men’s Holeshot jeans also won a 2014 Red Dot Award for Product Design for their “seamless fashion design”. Holeshot is the first product in the …

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