MotoCAP has added 8 more jackets and two more pairs of pants to its safety and thermal comfort ratings, bringing the total to 160.

MotoCAP rates 160 jackets, pants, gloves

MotoCAP has added eight more jackets and two more pairs of pants to its safety and thermal comfort ratings, bringing the total to 160. The world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing began in September last year. It has now rated 160 items of clothing, including 43 pairs of pants, 47 pairs of …

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Pando Moto Dyneema versus Cordura rider jeans

Pando Moto Dyneema versus Cordura rider jeans

(Pando Moto jeans review by contributor James Wawne) Is it worth the extra expense to get the single-layer Dyneema jeans from Pando Moto over their Cordura jeans with Kevlar patches? We think so. Dyneema is a Dutch invention which blends the abrasion-resistant material into a single-layer denim that meets the toughest CE standards for protection without …

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Gloves and jeans fail safety tests

Motorcycle gloves and jeans have once again scored a big fail in the independent Australian MotoCAP safety ratings while the jeans scored well for thermal comfort. The latest round of testing includes five pair of jeans and four gloves. Only one set of gloves scored two safety stars, while the rest scored just one. It follows …

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Pando Moto jeans

Pando Moto jeans have style and safety

(Pando Moto jeans review by contributor James Wawne) Trying to find the right pair of jeans to ride in can be quite difficult, especially if you want to achieve decent levels of safety, comfort, and style. Pando Moto claim to have the answer to this problem. They produce a range of men and women’s jeans …

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Chris Hurren Varied protection for country and urban riders MotoCAP

Varied protection for country and urban riders

Urban and country riders need different levels of abrasion, impact and seam-bursting protection in their riding gear, according to MotoCAP chief scientist Chris Hurren. He explains the differences in this video from MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing which launched on 18 September 2018. Jackets and pants tested Almost …

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CE approved

What does CE approved clothing mean?

(CE certification article contributed by Pando Moto) Motorcycle protective rider gear has become a lot safer over the years since Europe introduced a CE legal standard for motorcycle clothing, known as EN13595, in 1994. It was originally designed as a standard for professional racers, but now any motorcycle clothing that does not meet the standard cannot be …

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Do you wear your pants tucked into your motorcycle boots or are you a loose legger with your over the top of your boots?

Are you a pants tucker or loose legger?

Do you wear your pants tucked into your motorcycle boots or are you a loose legger with your pants over the top of your boots? Look around at other riders and you will see examples of both. But why is there a difference and does it matter? We’ve asked around various riders and found there …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched abrasion tests

Why does riding gear fail abrasion tests?

Motorcycle jackets and pants tested in the MotoCAP safety and comfort ratings have failed in the abrasion tests, but could easily be made safer, says a technical expert. Back in 2015, Deakin University fibre science and technology senior researcher Chris Hurren warned that eight out of 10 of the most commonly worn motorcycle suits in …

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