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Melbourne denim driving gear firm SA1NT has branched out from denim pants and jackets into nylon Cordura, releasing an armoured puffer jacket.
With a founding objective to “innovate technical materials and fuse them with on a regular basis fashion and luxury” (by way of their official web site), SA1NT famously developed a six-second single-layer denim, however has now added nylon Cordura merchandise to their lineup.
Cordura is sturdy and light-weight and has affordable abrasion resistance. It’s not race observe or touring commonplace, however ok for road use.
Their new fashionable puffer jacket is just not low-cost at $600…and at that value you solely get the jacket – no affect protectors.
Nonetheless, you should buy D30 Ghost Armour for the shoulders and elbows at an additional $100 and D30 viper stealth again armour for $59.99.
SA1NT ecommerce supervisor Michael Baxter says they licensed the jacket each with and with out armour.
The material within the affect zones is rated 5.9 seconds (utilizing CE-EN 13595 testing), however with out armour the jacket has a category B garment CE-EN 17092 score which is the third highest of the 5 ranges of safety.
“When offered with the armour our jacket has a AA score,” Michael says.
“Transferring ahead we now have developed our personal SA1NT armours and can begin together with these in most of our CE-rated moto clothes.”
Deakin College Fibre Science and Expertise researcher Dr Chris Hurren says that to satisfy the CE ‘AAA’ and ‘AA’ certifications, jackets should be fitted with shoulder and elbow affect protectors.
I’ve been driving with this fashionable puffer jacket for just a few weeks in changeable climate from single digits to the excessive 20s.
It’s not likely a winter jacket because it doesn’t have sufficient thermal safety for snug driving underneath the low 20s. And on the in the future the temperature climbed towards 30C, I used to be sweating as a result of there isn’t any air flow.
It’s not waterproof however is claimed to have a ‘water repellant’ coating with a water-resistant zipper. I haven’t examined it out in heavy rain, however acquired caught in a short bathe the place the jacket saved me dry.
Nonetheless, a bit of paper in my exterior pocket did get damp as a result of the pocket zippers usually are not waterproof.
The jacket options some clever concepts such because the wind-cheating cuffs that additionally cease the unfastened sleeves from driving up your arms within the wind.
I additionally just like the pocket tag with a catch to carry your keys or in my case to carry my earplug container.
The jacket is additional lengthy so it covers the house between pants and jacket for higher safety in a slide and to maintain your decrease again heat.
It sits up approach too excessive within the entrance collar which rubs in opposition to the helmet buckle.
It’s solely mildly uncomfortable if you’re sitting bolt upright comparable to on a cruiser however is kind of uncomfortable in some other driving place the place it’s a must to lean barely ahead.
The jacket options two exterior pockets and one inner pockets/cellphone pocket. I would like not less than another inner pocket.
Some folks like hoodies. They are often helpful once you get off the bike, however I don’t like how they flap round and hit your helmet.
Fortunately the hoodie is definitely removable with a few clips and a zipper.
There are not any reflective supplies, so it’s not likely appropriate for night time driving.
This jacket is available in sizes S-XXXL and could be washed inside out with the armour eliminated.