Kevlar/aramid vs leather

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Re: Kevlar/aramid vs leather

#16 Post by Dannyboy1975 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:17 am

Actually, nevermind, I think summers just finished, 16c and raining today and textiles were perfect.

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Re: Kevlar/aramid vs leather

#17 Post by Cpt_Tact » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:24 pm

I wear jeans for most of the year when its dry/ light showers and carry some plastic over trousers for when the weather turns, personally I find them much more versatile for comfort and general use than leathers or textiles. I am aware that in an accident there is a lot more movement and chances for rotations etc but I doubt there are many roads apart from dual carriageways and motorways that you would be sliding on for over 5 seconds without hitting anything so the additional slide time on leather for me is not so relevant. My old jeans I have sprayed with Nikwax and it works for light showers in the summer where you know they will dry as soon as the sun comes out and I have purchased some pre-treated kevlar jeans for the more changeable months and they work great! I bought an attachment belt to connect to my jacket for both my leather and Rukka jacket and it stops any draft and will hopefully stop the jacket riding up in a crash.

I have a full Rukka textile set for the wet and cold days (winter) and the jacket I will wear until the needle goes above 16 degrees and then its back to leather jackets, I would always go for jeans over leather but that is my preference, one of my friends only wears a one piece all year round as for him that's when he is most comfortable. I work on the grounds that if I am comfortable (hot or cold) then I am a more focused rider and you would hope less likely to be involved in an accident due to being distracted from my gear/ temperature.

I would get a pair of jeans and some over trousers and go from there but that's just me :)

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Re: Kevlar/aramid vs leather

#18 Post by daveinlim » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:21 pm

Tango wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:33 pm
Deffo Hood jeans......but the lining does make them warmer than normal jeans......look on their testimonials for how well they stand up to sliding up the road at speed..... :wink:
I've been using my Hood jeans in the hot weather commuting through London.
They are quite heavy but this isn't a surprise when you consider the denim, kevlar, armour in them.
Combined with my Merlin textile jacket I've not had any problem with the heat.

I did get caught in in a storm recently. Merlin jacket has a hidden mac that goes over the main jacket. Worked 100%. Hood jeans though absorbed every drop or rain and deposited it in my boots.

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