Prof Rutledge Plastic fibre tougher than Kevlar

Plastic fibre tougher than Kevlar

A new polyethylene nano fibre that is thinner, tougher, lighter and cheaper than Kevlar and Dyneema could be the next big thing in motorcycle clothing, especially riding jeans. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a process that can easily produce ultrafine polymer fibres that are exceptional strong, very thin and inexpensive to …

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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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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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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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Saint's Unbreakable Denim

Unbreakable Denim riding gear claim

Melbourne riding gear company Saint has released riding pants, jackets and gloves made of Unbreakable Denim which is claimed to have abrasion resistance similar to most leathers. It is made from a blend of 34% cotton and 66% 12oz Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Dyneema. Saint’s Unbreakable Denim triple-stitched pants, jackets and gloves are claimed …

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Shark protective riding cargo jeans

Shark motorcyclist cargo jeans good value

Shark Leathers don’t just make leather riding gear, but also textiles such as these kevlar-protected cargo jeans. They describe these pants as “distressed cargos”, but they look more like tiger toast to me. I’m not really a fan of the look, but maybe I’m just too old-fashioned. They come in sizes 26 to 42, but …

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Xray profile of Draggin Jeans

Draggin in DuPont Kevlar top 50 products

Australian motorcycle protection clothing company Draggin has been listed by DuPont Kevlar in its 50th Anniversary to be one of the 50 best products to use Kevlar.  It is the only Australian company recognised by in the DuPont Kevlar 50th anniversary list which also includes products such as Goodyear Wangler tyres, Beauer socks, Walls Workwear, and Adidas …

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Xray profile of Draggin Jeans

Draggin Jeans proves its Kevlar credentials

Draggin Jeans has gone on the offensive to prove that their product contains real certified DuPont Kevlar. Now you can scan the Izon Security label on their Draggin Classics with an I-nigma App on your smartphone which will direct you to a link which certifies the product for the registered trademarks of Dupont and Kevlar. …

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Xray profile of Draggin Jeans

Do you really have Kevlar riding gear?

Just because your motorcycle jeans, jacket, gloves or helmet claim to contain Kevlar doesn’t necessarily mean it really is Kevlar. American chemical company DuPont invented the strong and lightweight synthetic fibre in 1965 and now many motorcycle products claim to contain Kevlar. However, DuPont has been issuing show-cause letters to these manufacturers to prove they …

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BMW Airflow 4 suit review

In winter it seems ridiculous to be thinking about a summer riding suit. However, I’m heading to the US in a few weeks and riding in the scorching heat of a Wisconsin summer so I need to pick out some summer riding gear. It’s a Harley function, so that probably means t-shirts, jeans and an …

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