Bull-It Tactical cargo pants tested

Bull-It Tactical cargo pants tested

UK protective clothing company Covec Limited has released their Tactical range of jeans and cargo pants with a single layer of protective material. Instead of a separate protective liner, these cargo pants are made with Covec’s “Oneskin” protective material made by re-engineering inflexible liquid crystal polymer. Covec claim the material has abrasion resistance, is weather-proof, seam …

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Royal Enfield vintage-look women’s riding gear

Royal Enfield launches first women’s riding gear

Royal Enfield has expanded its vintage-look apparel to include its first range of women’s riding gear. Australian importers Urban Moto Imports says their shipments of the gear have been delayed due to the Covid outbreak. “We are hoping to see stock around springtime,” says spokesman Mal Jarrett. Meanwhile, you could buy it online from India at the …

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Warranty issues on motorcycle clothing

If you’ve ever had motorcycle gear fail through wear and tear or a crash, it could be covered by the Australian Trades Practices Act and/or the manufacturer’s warranty. But first, click here to see the difference between a product failure and rider error. Consumer protection If it’s a genuine product failure, then it is deemed …

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Motorcycle riding gear failures gloves

Motorcycle riding gear failures

Your motorcycle jackets, pants, gloves and boots that are supposed to protect you in a crash, can sometimes experience failures of the most basic test of simple wear and tear. However, it is important to differentiate a product failure from a rider error. Product failures We recently bought a pair of motorcycle gloves (pictured above) …

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New motorcycle clothing standard (Pt 1)

Part 1 – The new European Standard EN17092. Over the past seven years, Europe has developed a new clothing protection standard (EN17092). We have asked Dr Chris Hurren to explain the new European standard and what it means for Aussie riders. Dr Hurren is a research scientist at Deakin University in Geelong where he and …

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New motorcycle clothing standard (Pt 2)

Part 2 – The new levels of the standard. Over the past seven years, Europe has developed a new clothing protection standard (EN17092). We have asked Dr Chris Hurren to explain the new European standard and what it means for Aussie riders. Dr Hurren is a research scientist at Deakin University in Geelong where he …

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New motorcycle clothing standard (Pt 3)

Part 3 – Impact abrasion resistance. Over the past seven years, Europe has developed a new clothing protection standard (EN17092). We have asked Dr Chris Hurren to explain the new European standard and what it means for Aussie riders. Dr Hurren is a research scientist at Deakin University in Geelong where he and his laboratory …

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New motorcycle clothing standard (Pt 4)

Part 4 – Seam strength and risk zones. Over the past seven years, Europe has developed a new clothing protection standard (EN17092). We have asked Dr Chris Hurren to explain the new European standard and what it means for Aussie riders. Dr Hurren is a research scientist at Deakin University in Geelong where he and …

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Bull-it Jeans win enterprise award

Bull-It jeans help win enterprise award

UK protective clothing company, Covec Limited, parent company of Bull-it Jeans, has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognising their export success. The company exports to 14 different countries in Europe, Australia, North America and New Zealand. Company founder Keith Bloxsome says they made their first container sale to Australia, quickly followed by New Zealand …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched testing

Multiple material layers are safer for riders

Riding gear with multiple layers usually rates higher for abrasion safety than comparative gear, according to the MotoCAP safety and thermal comfort ratings system for motorcycle jackets, pants and gloves. For example, leather alone provides about four seconds of protection before failure, but backing the leather with foam, 3D mesh or a leather patch can improve resistance …

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