WEAR LAYERS OF CLOTHING FOR THE GREATEST COMFORT
To get the best out of functional clothing, it is important to dress properly from the body outwards. We recommend the layer principle:
You should wear polyester or wool closest to the body, or wool with Outlast®. It wicks away moisture and keeps you warm and dry. Avoid cotton as it absorbs moisture and will cool you down. Our underwear is also available in ventilated mesh for hot weather and in a range of wool weights and Windstopper for those really cold days.
Because the intermediate layer should insulate and regulate temperature, use fleece, polyester or wool. Avoid cotton here, too. We recommend a garment that balances temperature and counteracts sweating. In really warm weather, you can skip the intermediate layer.
This layer protects you from wind and water while completing the wicking of moisture away from the body. We recommend jackets and pants that use membranes.
In the most extreme wet and cold conditions, consider adding a fourth outer shell to protect from wind chill or wetting out of products. Once a jacket becomes wet on the outside, heat is lost quickly and the effects of wind chill become greater even when still dry on the inside. Use our WP jacket and trousers or WP suit as a perfect fourth layer. Add covers for gloves and footwear.
FROM THE RIGHT STUFF
When we create new gear we set ourselves high standards. Our secret recipe for success is a century of craftsmanship blended with high technology. The result is motorcycle gear that’s far ahead of the pack. Just ask the motorcycle police in Sweden, England, Chile and the Czech Republic or any of the professional motorcyclists who wear our gear on a daily basis. In this section you can read all about the techniques and methods we use to keep you safe and comfortable on the road. When we create new gear we set ourselves high standards. Our secret recipe for success is a century of craftsmanship blended with high technology.
HI-ART® is a proprietary material developed by us. We use the material in especially vulnerable areas to increase abrasion resistance. It makes leather 200 per cent stronger and textiles no less than 500 per cent stronger. You can compare the material to cutting a piece of wood; it’s much easier to cut across the grain than with it. We are extremely proud of our invention and being alone in offering the market this solution.
A garment is never stronger than its seams. It makes no difference how good the material is if the seams split, so we take our seams very seriously indeed. Following a multitude of tests we have found a technique that provides maximum durability. We use a well-balanced stitch density; heavy-duty, hard-wearing thread with three seams in vulnerable areas, all the correct distance apart to sew our garments together.
This is a wind and waterproof membrane that keeps you dry even in the wettest, windiest weather. The material allows moisture to escape from the inside of the jacket while keeping wind and rain out.
Outlast® is a high-tech material that evens out temperatures inside a garment. While it was originally developed to protect astronauts against extreme temperature differences, the material works just as well in bike wear. The lining consists of millions of microscopic paraffin wax capsules that absorb, store and release excess heat to keep the wearer feeling comfortable out on the road.
Read more at outlast.com
Treating a garment with Teflon keeps the wearer dry and feeling fresh longer. The treatment keeps water and dirt away, and also allows a garment to dry quicker.
Read more at teflon.com
Black leather is commonly used in bike wear. Trouble is, it gets pretty hot in the sun. Unless you use TFL Cool System – an innovation that ensures black leather does not absorb more heat than brighter materials. Once it has been treated, 80 per cent of the heat radiation is reflected away and the garment can be up to 20° C cooler. Read more at tfl.com
Sometimes warm clothes can feel awkward and bulky, but thanks to Thinsulate our garments are light and supple, while also keeping the wearer warm. The secret behind the material is in the unique microfibres that warm up the air they allow to pass in. Read more at thinsulate.com
The CE label shows that the product complies with an approved safety standard based on advanced testing and accident studies. Further details at www.jofama.se
A BLUEPRINT FOR SAFETY AND COMFORT
OUR INVENTION MAKES LIFE SAFER ON THE ROAD
Sometimes the unthinkable happens. It can happen to anyone. Because it’s important to have clothing that can handle the fall when an accident happens, the majority of our garments are reinforced with HI-ART® in vulnerable areas. HI-ART® is our very own invention; it makes leather more than 200 per cent stronger and textiles more than 500 per cent stronger. Protection and assurance we alone can offer. By turning fabric threads to face outward in the form of small loops, friction works against the short ends of the fibres. It’s like cutting a piece of wood; it’s much harder to cut with the grain. Your safety is incredibly important to us, and thanks to HI-ART® we’re able to make an enormous difference when it comes to safety on the road. Bike wear from us is assurance for you. Today, tomorrow and for many years to come.
BENEATH THE SURFACE
Hover the icons to see additional information about the different layers in our products.
Closest to the body is a lining, sewn-in or removable. Usually made from ventilated mesh, temperature-regulating Outlast® or warm, quilted lining.
We always use Air Mesh behind armour for better comfort
Some garments also have a sewn-in or removable membrane. Taped seams, naturally.
Garments that use armour have velcro sewn into them to keep the armour in place and for ease of adjustment.
This is where HI-ART® is located in our garments. Our proprietary material makes garments incredibly resistent to wear, and is used in most of our products.
The outer fabric is leather or textile with various types of surface treatment.
We choose thread to suit the material to make seams as strong as possible. We use Triple Stitch in vulnerable areas of our leather wear.
FROM THE RIGHT STUFF
When we create new gear we set ourselves high standards. Our secret recipe for success is a century of craftsmanship blended with high technology. The result is motorcycle gear that’s far ahead of the pack. Just ask the motorcycle police in Sweden, England, Chile and the Czech Republic or any of the professional motorcyclists who wear our gear on a daily basis. In this section you can read all about the techniques and methods we use to keep you safe and comfortable on the road.