Why should you buy a Made to measure leather suit?
What material matters?
When discussing leathers, the first thing any motorcycle rider considers is the materials… kangaroo, leather, alternative materials, stretch fabric inserts, etc. What are the advantages or drawbacks of this assortment of materials? Let’s try to investigate this.
A good motorcycle leather jacket must have an outer shell that is 70% leather; either kangaroo or cowhide is acceptable, but be careful—not all of these materials are created equal! For instance, vented cowhide leather is unlikely to pass an AAA CE certification test. Kangaroo hide can be just as strong as or even weaker than cowhide, depending on how it was tanned. A high-quality leather can withstand tear tests with a minimum resistance of (50 ken) and must not get “scarred” during the Darmstadt abrasion test, which simulates the material sliding across tarmac.
We are aware of this. While you probably won’t cut and/or discard a new suit before you buy it to check those criteria, it’s always a good idea to be aware of them, which is why we lab test and CE certify our items. The elastic fabric that is typically found on the arms or in between the legs is also quite significant; even if its quality cannot be judged from the exterior, the difference in performance can be significant. Other suits may merely be built with fabric that would be suitable for a sweatshirt, whereas Custom race suits employ high resistant fabric with genuine Kevlar fibers. Checking the composition label of the object is a useful approach to confirm this.
What are Protectors?
Of course, we wouldn’t suggest that you get a very inexpensive suit, but if you find yourself tempted, be sure to DOUBLE verify that at least the protectors are CE approved and not just a few foam pads put here and there to make the suit appear thick and protective. In actuality, the majority of leathers available on the market come with CE protection, but it’s still crucial to be able to properly read the label.
A. S-E-K Types A and B
This refers to the area of your body that the protector is intended to safeguard. Knee, shoulder, and elbow there’s no need to be concerned as long as your knee doesn’t have a protection with the letter S on it.
B. Protection level
Level 1 and Level 2 Protectors are equally acceptable and approved; the difference is that Level 2 protects more than Level 1. How is that determined? A 5 kg weight that produces an impact force of 50 Joule when dropped from a height of 1.02 m on a protector is used to measure the energy absorption a protector can guarantee. When the energy passing through the protector is between 20 and 35 Ken, it is designated as level one; when it is below 20, it is marked as level 2. If you believe that test is not rigorous enough to ensure adequate impact protection: Go to the gym, grab a 5 kg weight, and launch it 1, 02 meters onto your bare foot! Your feet will exert greater force than 35Kn, we’re certain of it!
C. Test for high and low temperatures
Impact testing are conducted at standard temperatures; a test over 40 degrees or below 10 degrees is optional.
D. Pictogram of a motorcyclist
The purpose that the protection is intended to serve is always marked on it, so… Always check to see whether there is a motorcycle on it.
Why Fitting is important in motorcycle leather suit?
The world’s most protective motorcycle leather suit is useless without appropriate fitting. Wearing a protective suit that is the wrong size or that was made-to-measure without a competent, talented, and experienced staff behind it is crazy. Even while it may seem like “the same old story,” far too frequently in the paddock we witness people wearing the incorrect size or custom clothing that appears to have been manufactured to someone else’s proportions! The message is always the same: riding in an improperly fitting suit is not something to take lightly. Would you run a marathon in shoes that were two sizes too big or too small? Would you run a marathon in shoes that were two sizes too big or too small? Hope you won’t… For the same reason, avoid riding a motorcycle while wearing the incorrect attire. It will always be riskier and less enjoyable.