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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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched testing

MotoCAP to add more clothing for testing

The world’s first rating system for motorcycle clothing protection, MotoCAP, has been criticised for testing only 10 pairs of riding jeans and 10 leather jackets. MotoCAP was launched last week to give riders a guide to the safety standards of their gear, as well as price and comfort. Despite eight years of independent university testing …

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Helmet safety motorcycle crash accident ratings

Riders to access gear safety ratings

Motorcyclists will soon know how safe their riding gear is after the launch today of a 12-month pilot program to establish a safety ratings system. The five-star ratings will be available online and will be similar to crash ratings for vehicles and energy efficiency ratings for appliances. Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Mate has been …

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Fruit and fish may protect riders BMW finds

Fruit and fish may protect future riders

Pomelo fruit and fish scales could hold the key to more protective, lighter and cheaper motorcycle riding gear, says BMW Motorrad. The German manufacturer has spent three years working with universities and companies such as adidas, drawing inspiration from nature to develop safety clothing and helmets for their factory workers. It will also have applications for …

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Ixon Spencer HP jeans

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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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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Draggin CEO Grant Mackintosh

Call to end confusion on protective clothing

When you buy motorcycle protective clothing with a CE sticker, are you getting proper riding gear or something more suitable for gardening, asks an industry leader. Draggin CEO and founder Grant Mackintosh says Australia will introduce a five-star rating system for motorcycle protective clothing within the next couple of years, but riders meanwhile remain in confusion …

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Draggin Racey jeans for women

Draggin gets Racey in women’s jeans

Australian motorcycle apparel brand Draggin Jeans stands out from the crowd with their range of fully approved DuPont Kevlar clothing and wide range of women’s jeans. Now they’ve added another – Racey! The staff we deal with at Draggin are mainly female so they obviously know what a female rider wants and needs in riding jeans. …

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Draggin Razzo protective motorcycle jeans DuPont kevlar

Razzo motorcycle jeans are most comfortable

Have you ever suffered heat rash from protective motorcycle jeans because of the kevlar killing? I’ve tried a lot of these jeans and most are prickly hot in summer and scratchy in winter, but none is as comfortable al year round as the new Razzo jeans ($289) from Australian company Draggin. They have a “mesh sports …

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Oxford neck socks peeves

Oxford neck sock suits all seasons

No matter what the season, a neck sock – or two, or three – is always good to have in your pocket! The Oxford Comfy neck sock is made of a thin, breathable material with UV protection as good as applying 15-20 sunscreen. They will stop the wind and keep you warm, or you can …

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