Riders have been warned once more about single-layer protecting rider denims after Swedish firm Halvarssons launched their model.
It follows the discharge final yr of single-layer rider denims by Australian corporations Saint and Suus.
Draggin Denims boss Grant Waterproof coat says they’ve been engaged on the know-how for a couple of years and have nonetheless not been happy sufficient with the outcomes to launch a product.
“Our Scandinavian importer advises us of any new developments there,” he says.
“I didn’t like their protecting lining as a result of it was polyester (which is) extremely flammable and melts.
“Saint single layer has been out for ages. It didn’t take a look at effectively; very poorly in reality.
“The plant that makes all these jeans routinely provide us with samples which we take a look at. Up to now none have examined effectively sufficient for us to make use of.”
Draggin Denims has at all times disputed Saint’s CE-approval and 5.9-second abrasion declare for his or her new single-layer Unbreakable 6 rider denims.
Saint rider denims
Saint says their new Unbreakable 6 is the primary single-layer jean on the planet that has an all-over CE EN13595 licensed single-layer denim.
They are saying their CE EN13595 licensed single-layer stretch denim is examined by two totally different European safety requirements businesses: Dolomiticert in Italy and Satra Know-how Centre in the UK.
There are additionally Suus Street Denim single-layer denims made in Australia.
They’re blended with Extremely-Excessive Molecular Weight Polyethylene, a Dutch cloth claimed to supply comparable safety to leather-based. The material is examined utilizing EN-13595-2.
Now Halvarssons have launched their Macan Denims In Blue at £199 (about $A36) that’s woven utilizing aramid fibres.
They arrive with CE armour for the knees and hips.
Halvarssons declare they meet new EC requirements that don’t formally come into drive for one more yr.
Once you begin evaluating testing procedures, it will get advanced.
For instance, the brand new normal assessments abrasion resistance for pace, not over time, so it’s tough to check.
Nevertheless, they’re believed to have an equal of about 4 seconds of abrasion resistance.
They arrive in males’s sizes 48 to 60, plus brief leg in sizes 50 to 58 and girls’s girls slot in EU sizes 38 to 46 (UK 10-18).