Turn regular clothes into riding gear

Draggin K-shit and K-legs

Now you can turn your regular clothes into protective riding gear by wearing Kevlar-lined undergarments, says Draggin Jeans who warn about deceptive labelling by some manufacturers.

Australian protective motorcycle Draggin Jeans have released their K-shirt ($249) and K-Leg ($279), allowing you to wear what you want over the top and still be protected from abrasion.

They are made with their RooMoto lining which is used in their jeans and jackets and has more than six seconds of abrasion resistance. You can also fit optional CE-approved armour.

We have found the RooMoto lining can be fairly hot and prickly in summer, but Draggin says it’s breathable and softens with washing and wear.

Draggin K-shirt
Draggin K-shirt

The K-shirt comes in sizes small to 3XL and the pants in sizes extra-small to 2XL and should be suitable for men and women.

Draggin sales manager William Cope has warned riders to be aware of “inappropriate standards for performance claims” by some manufacturers.

This follows recent claims by the company that Euro labelling can be confusing and deceptive.

Will says a common standard used by some motorcycle clothing brands is EN388 which is a standard appropriate for gardening gloves, not motorcycle protective gear. 

“I think this is a very serious issue that needs to be addressed head on to educate riders about what they are being told,” he says.

The expectation is from both riders and trading standards bodies that businesses will properly apply any standards, be they compulsory or not.” 

He says the European standards riders should be looking for when they buy protective motorcycle clothing is: EN13595-1 and EN13595-2, in either level 1 or 2.

He says the suitable standard for armour is EN1622, followed by a letter which represents where the armour should be worn. For example S = shoulder, E = elbow, K = knee, etc.

7 Comments

  1. Great idea.

    But.

    Well here in Victoria, the (maybe) well meaning, Mr Fryer, will stuff this up. With his approach to mandate safety riding gear.
    Can you imagine riders stripping down to their undergarments to prove, they in fact wearing appropriate riding gear. Better still the response from Mr, Mrs or Miss, Plod.

    Cynical Grumpy old Bastard.

    Ride free, ride safe everyone.

    1. Just wear them on the outside, with a pair of red undies over the top, Superman style…

      I think your Mr Fryer may be p**sing in the wind anyway, without a national standard to apply to every kind of riding gear any judgement is entirely subjective which surely wouldn’t stand up in any court. All mouth, no trousers. We have those here in the SA government too…

  2. So the price of this kit reflects that Draggin didn’t want to take sales away from their existing range of protective gear? Bit rich that you get the ‘undergarment’ for circa the same price as the full kit. A great idea to be sure but seems overpriced to me. Hopefully some other reputable brands will follow suit, and be more realistic on pricing.

  3. I thought there was finally hope in getting something that fits and is protective but then I saw the sizes of small child to jockey. Where are the men’s sizes?

      1. Hi Draughtrider,
        I have no record of you having made comments that were moderated out. Perhaps you thought about making them, but forgot.
        Comments are only edited for legal reasons such as libel or contempt of court.
        Your comments would not be considered as either of those, so please feel free to comment.
        Cheers,
        Mark

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