15-01-2024
Materials used in motorcycle clothing
Opublikowane przez Agnieszka Babecka
Materiały wykorzystywane w odzieży motocyklowej

Materials used in motorcycle clothing – In motorcycle apparel, the right choice of materials plays a crucial role in providing protection, comfort, and safety for motorcyclists. Thanks to the constant advancement of technology and innovation, motorcycle apparel designers have an increasing variety of materials at their disposal to meet different needs. The material used has an impact on the final price of the product, it also affects the comfort of using the garment and its safety. Let's get to know the materials that are used in the production of motorcycle clothing.

  1. Mesh: Mesh is a lightweight, breathable material with high air permeability. It is commonly used in summer clothing. Mesh effectively wicks away moisture and provides comfort when riding in high temperatures. This material is often made of nylon and is characterized by microscopic holes that allow air to flow freely. Thanks to this material, mesh motorcycle clothing provides exceptional ventilation, keeping riders cool and comfortable even on hot days.
  2. TFL (Techno Fine Leather): TFL is a technologically improved synthetic leather that offers high strength and abrasion resistance. This material is used in various parts of motorcycle clothing, such as sleeves and areas that are at a higher risk of chafing. TFL is also waterproof and easy to clean. An interesting fact about TFL is that synthetic leather can also be more animal-friendly than natural leather. The production of traditional cowhide involves the slaughter of animals, while synthetic leather, like TFL, is produced without the use of animal skin. Therefore, for those who care about animal rights and the environment,TFL represents an attractive alternative that offers high quality and durability, whether it's jackets, gloves or motorcycle pants.
  3. Cowhide: Cowhide is a traditional material used in motorcycle clothing. It is known for its strength, flexibility, and abrasion resistance. Cowhide also offers good protection against wind and rain. This durable leather is often used in motorcycle jackets, pants, and gloves. An interesting fact is that cowhide is also naturally breathable, which helps to maintain proper ventilation and comfort while riding, so it is important to remember about its proper care, clogging the pores of the skin, e.g. by oiling, will block its natural ventilation.
  4. SKangaroo leather: Kangaroo leather is an extremely strong material that offers excellent protection in the event of falls. It is lighter and more flexible than cowhide, which makes it ideal for use in motorcycle gloves. The kangaroo leather provides exceptional manoeuvrability and feel on the grips while maintaining a high level of safety. Kangaroo leather is also much more flexible than traditional cowhide. This property allows for a perfect fit of motorcycle clothing, especially with gloves. The elasticity of the kangaroo leather makes the gloves comfortable and provides an excellent grip on the grips. Kangaroo skin comes from controlled sources and is legally sourced. W Australia, where most kangaroo skins are produced, have strict regulations governing the shooting and processing of kangaroos. The production of kangaroo leather is sustainable and respects the environment.
  5. Cordura: Cordura is a synthetic material with high tear and abrasion resistance. It is often used in motorcycle jackets and pants as an outer layer to provide extra protection. Cordura is also waterproof and easy to clean, making it a popular choice in motorcycle apparel.
  6. GORE-TEX: GORE-TEX is an advanced membrane material that offers protection from wind and water while providing breathability. It is often used in motorcycle clothing, especially jackets, to provide comfort when riding in different weather conditions
  7. Kevlar: Kevlar is an extremely durable material made of aramids. It is known for its high tear and abrasion resistance. Kevlar is often used in reinforcements on key areas of motorcycle clothing such as elbows, knees and hips. It was developed by DuPont, An interesting fact is that Kevlar is also used in the manufacture of tires and other products that require high strength.
  8. Nomex: Nomex is a flame retardant material primarily used in protective clothing for motorcyclists. Like the Kevalr, it was designed by DuPont to offer a high level of protection against extreme temperatures and flames. This material is used in protective clothing for motorcyclists, especially those who compete in motorsports where there is a risk of fire. Nomex is also used in the aerospace industry to produce fire retardant clothing for pilots and astronauts.
  9. SuperFabric: SuperFabric is a specially designed material with very high abrasion and cut resistance. It consists of layers reinforced with microscopic ceramic elements. This material is often used in protective panels on the shoulders, elbows, and knees, providing additional protection against injuries.
  10. Neoprene: Neoprene is a flexible material with thermal insulation properties. It is often used in motorcycle gloves and knee pads to provide protection from wind and cold, as well as for extra comfort and fit.
  11. Thinsulate: Thinsulate is a lightweight and warm insulating material. It is commonly used in motorcycle apparel designed for colder weather conditions, such as jackets and gloves. Thinsulate provides excellent thermal insulation with minimal volume, allowing freedom of movement. Thanks to its unique design, Thinsulate effectively retains heat inside the motorcycle clothing, making it ideal for use in colder weather conditions. An interesting fact is that despite its low volume, Thinsulate is able to provide much better thermal insulation than traditional insulation materials with a higher thickness.