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Motorcyle Armour explained
« on: July 16, 2021, 03:55:09 pm »
Here's one for Richard, we know he strives to be as safe as possible. This video give you the skinny on armour. Take note of the Stadler armour. Not truly scientific but a good guide.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07ekvs-GOIM&t=101s

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Re: Motorcyle Armour explained
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2021, 06:50:34 pm »
A fun test, and the Stadler protector looks very good, but I do like a bit of leather.

I find it odd that textile jackets can command £1000+ prices, but leather (at the the same quality if not better) is cheaper:
https://www.hideout-leather.co.uk/product/hideout-sports-jacket-graphite/
https://www.scottleathers.co.uk/all-touring-products/superbike-suit
https://www.dainese.com/gb/en/motorbike/jackets/leather/intrepida-perf.-leather-jacket-201533824.html
(three random examples)

I suspect a fair chunk of the textile price is going towards the badge, the look, but mostly the ADV dreams.

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Re: Motorcyle Armour explained
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2021, 07:07:08 pm »
Look at it this way, there is no development cost with leather. Textile has evolved greatly over the years, there are textiles out there that out perform leather in abrasion tests.

Edit: Oh and they will be waterproof  :)
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Re: Motorcyle Armour explained
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2021, 07:57:03 pm »
I wonder if there are cows or kangaroos that are patented now, like with the crops :(.

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Re: Motorcyle Armour explained
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2021, 12:01:57 pm »
If you watch the video...the pens!

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Re: Motorcyle Armour explained
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2021, 12:06:33 pm »
If you watch the video...the pens!
A lot of their videos are done a bit tongue in cheek, that's why the pens.

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Re: Motorcyle Armour explained
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2021, 05:14:55 pm »
OK watching it now - that's the guy who helped me to spend quite a lot of money!

Edit: that was awesome! I like that guy, and I'm definitely aiming to take a wander over there to probably upgrade my commuting jacket to level 2 and then move its old L1 D2O over to my summer jacket.

And probably buy some 300 quid jeans because you know, yeah.
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Re: Motorcyle Armour explained
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2021, 06:39:54 pm »
He is nice & honest, and doesn't care too much that he may upset his suppliers. Brave man.

Also interesting that he advocates CE level 1 where comfort matters more to your safety than the armour itself. It's a good point.
I may also have to visit, but not just yet. Autumn-time maybe. Someone remind me :-)