Draggin Jeans has become the world’s first manufacturer of motorcycle jeans to be officially licensed to use DuPont™ Kevlar aramid fibres. Originally developed by DuPont™ in 1965, Kevlar aramid fibre is lightweight and extraordinarily strong, with five times the strength of steel on an equal-weight basis.
Each pair of Draggin Jeans features a protective lining, knitted using a combination of DuPont Kevlar and Dyneema® – the World’s Strongest Fibre – and secured with heavy duty triple stitching in key impact areas, to help keep the wearer protected during a slide or fall.
Soft, breathable, flexible and non-allergenic, the lining in Draggin Jeans offers superior protection to basic woven or knitted Kevlar alternatives, surviving EU abrasion testing in key contact areas for 4.4 seconds. This is more than twice the duration of most other denim biker jeans with ‘protective’ aramid linings. I’m already a fan of kevlar jeans, but got a new pair of Next Gen Draggin’ jeans for my recent trip to South Africa for all these reasons and there’s a test coming within the review pages which particularly focuses on the breathability, as temperatures hit 45 degrees in the Klein Karoo.
As part of the now official partnership, Draggin will continue to work directly with DuPont™ to help develop the most effective ways to use aramid fibre in motorcycle jeans – the only manufacturer to do this and now with access to even greater scientific resources.
Again, I’m delighted to say that I haven’t crashed in my Draggins, but everything else will be reviewed in depth. These are the most expensive brand on the market but it certainly seems that it’s the brand that takes continued R&D the most seriously.
To see the full Draggin Jeans range and find details of stockists in the UK www.thekeycollection.co.uk.