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Mar 3rd 2017, 12:40 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
New single layer denim that is as strong as Kevlar lined!

They aren't cheap, but these new Saint jeans are very impressive!



Saint single-layer motorcycle denim weaves safety into fashion
Mar 3rd 2017, 01:11 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
That is a bit misleading. Denim is cotton. Those jeans have Dyneema woven into the denim. Dyneema is a super fiber like Spectra or Kevlar.

Riding jeans with kevlar woven into the denim are already available.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...1-kevlar-jeans

The more options we have for riding gear the better though. I know I feel a lot better riding with kevlar reinforced jeans than regular jeans.
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Mar 3rd 2017, 01:21 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
how do they cut it for making clothes? what type of super knife is needed? these were the same questions I asked when Mrs. Kent used the blankets superman was wrapped in as a baby to make his uniform..a material very similar to this I would imagine (well superman's outfit could stop bullets)...
Mar 3rd 2017, 01:29 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
With scissors coated with kryptonite.
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Mar 3rd 2017, 03:03 PM   #5
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
When the Kevlar starts to rub your skin off as it slides against the asphalt you'll think the whole single layer idea.

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Mar 3rd 2017, 04:12 PM   #6
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77, CB750K, CB750F
A competitor of mine in the audio industry is also a distributor for another one of these UHMWPE/demin jeans, called Bolid'ster. UHMWPE is very slidey, and pretty tough. I've used it (Dyneema thread) for some leather stitching. However, the melting point is a bit under 300F, lower than nylon. Suffice it to say once I found that out and pictured myself sliding along on my hands with the gloves getting shit hot, I doubled over those stitches with Kevlar, which doesn't melt at all. It disintegrates at around 800F.

I did a cursory look around for any videos showing the Bolid'ster pants in action, but didn't find any. The crash result and dragging videos for Rhok kevlar lined jeans were what sold me on them.
Mar 3rd 2017, 06:05 PM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  Newcastle, WA

  1995 Suzuki Katana
The part most forget about single layer super fabrics is heat.

It's all well and good to avoid your skin be cheese-grated away while sliding down the road, but the friction of doing so can leave you with burns that are almost as bad as road rash. Wearing a base layer under them helps to avoid that.
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Mar 3rd 2017, 08:54 PM   #8
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  Feb 2016
  Washington

Leather.
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Mar 3rd 2017, 11:53 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
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Leather.
Exactly. What's wrong with leather jeans anyway? Look sexy, I am told.
Mar 4th 2017, 07:16 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
When the Kevlar starts to rub your skin off as it slides against the asphalt you'll think the whole single layer idea.

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That and pretty much anything rubbing on your skin. I still have marks from rashes, from the inside of a leather jacket while wearing a t-shirt underneath.
Mar 4th 2017, 08:15 AM   #11
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
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That and pretty much anything rubbing on your skin. I still have marks from rashes, from the inside of a leather jacket while wearing a t-shirt underneath.
I had skinned knees from my jeans riding up on a get-off, so denim is just as fun to rub against.

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Mar 4th 2017, 08:23 AM   #12
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Anyone rocking Motoport or Aerostitch?

More to the point - anyone ever crash that gear and can report on the protection it provides?

The last time I crashed I got off at around 70mph or so and slid to a stop. The piece of gear that provided the greatest protection was my helmet (thrashed, head uninjured) followed by, surprisingly, my backpack. It was totally shredded, but the back half of my upper body was uninjured. My boots - meh. Over-the-ankle shipyard boots. Right one came halfway off and it had been laced up tight. Gloves wore through on the outside edge and my right pinky was smashed/busted. My over-pants were made of backpack material, and got shredded down to the jeans, which ripped like tissue paper. Fortunately I had stopped by about that time, and only got small cherries on my hip and knees.

I am seriously considering a Motoport kevlar set of pants and jacket, but am on the fence because the Aerostitch stuff looks good as well. Only problem is Aerostitch will still melt. I have crashed in leather, and the failure is in the seams, or so it seems.
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Mar 4th 2017, 10:31 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Travelling around the NW

  Triumph Bonnezilla, Little Ninja
I use an Aerostich for cool weather/rain, etc. There's plenty of crash stories out there to support them doing a good job (I don't have one myself). If you're real worried about melting, wear something underneath. If it's hot enough to ride around with shorts and a T-shirt under your 'stich, it's probably hot enough to sweat your balls off in spite of the Gore-tex. I had the cash, I'd go Motoport for summer and Aerostich for the winter and best guess what's gonna work in the spring/fall.
Mar 4th 2017, 11:19 AM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, dry side of Washington

  Kawasaki C-14
While I use overpants for out-of-town riding, my around the town leg protection is Duluth Trading Co. heavy work pants with enclosed knee padding. No crash experience with them, but I was put on to them by two members of the local BMW club who said they have a pretty decent track record.

Multiple pockets and resistance to slight rain and staining make them my practical light-duty riding pants. So when I have to go around town in/out of businesses, meetings, life - these are working for me. 3 years now. $70 plus $10 for the knee pads.

Men's Ultimate Fire Hose Cargo Work Pants - Duluth Trading
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