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Old 04-18-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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CE-approved clothing - master list

Intro: what's this fuss all about?

How do you know that the gear you buy is actually going to protect you in a crash? Until recently, you had no choice but to trust the manufacturer and whatever anecdotal evidence (real-life "crash tests"/reviews) you could find.

But did you know that European standards describing procedures - abrasion, burst strength, and more - for testing motorcycle gear have been available for over a decade now? No, not just CE-rated armour - once certified, the entire garment can be called "Personal Protective Equipment" (PPE).

Making list of all such motorcycle PPE currently on the market is the motivation behind this thread.

Jackets/suits: EN 13595

Two levels in the current standard. Level 1 is said to (unofficially) "provide adequate protection in accidents at urban speeds, not higher than 30 mph/48 kph", while Level 2 is "adequate protection in higher speed accidents but may not subsequently be reusable".

"Level 3" isn't part of EN 13595, but it is specified in the Cambridge standard, on which the EN 13595 was initially based.

In general, no mention of the level means "Level 1".

Note that Rukka Armas is NOT certified to any motorcycle gear standards (other than impact protectors); validity of other claims may also be in question. See this thread.

Furygan appears to have its own testing method, "inspired" by a liberal interpretation of EN13595. As of 2011, no certification has ever been obtained, and the lack of proper labels supports this.

SoubiraC appears to be in the same boat as Furygan. Buyer beware.

Pants/trousers/jeans: also in EN 13595

Part of the same standard, see above.
  • Halvarssons/Jofama/Lindstrands
    • Safety pants, L1, textile. Inner pants certified by themselves, outer shells worn on top.
  • Clover
  • Draggin Jeans (Australia). Note that "Draggin' Jeans" (US) is a completely different company!
    • C-Evo, L1, textile.
    • Holeshot, L2, textile.
  • Weise
  • Hideout
  • Arlen Ness/Madif/Berik
  • Bull-it
  • Lean Angle Jeans
    • Lean Angle Jeans (vendor thread), L2. Some doubts raised - see the discussion for now.

At least some of Furygan's "approved" gear (most likely, all of it) has never been certified - see the note above.

Some of Drayko and Sartso jeans are said to pass just the abrasion test, but don't seem to be certified.

Gloves: EN 13594

No levels in the current revision (2002). The new version, expected sometime in 2013, will include two levels, with the old revision corresponding to L2.

Beware the bogus "gardening gloves" certification. Mention of Category 1 89/686/EEC and absence of an explicit "EN13594" pictogram - as well as being made for the French market - are typical red flags.
  • Halvarssons/Jofama/Lindstrands
    • Safety Grip, leather, 2002 standard (L2). Some users report frayed/broken stitching after only a few months/weeks of use - QC issue claimed to be fixed now.
    • Some of the models (e.g. Beryl) are "CE Category 1". Don't be fooled - see note above.
  • Racer
    • As of 2013/04, only EN1621-2 (back protector - ?) certification is claimed now.
    • Certification for Stratos originally planned, but never done.
    • 2013 Advance model is reported to be L1-certified. Dubious - probably translation error.
  • Dainese
    • Full metal RS, Pro metal RS, Crono, Carbon Cover ST and S-ST (shorter version), Druids ST and S-ST, Replica 2012. All L1. Shorter S-ST models are looking dubious.
  • Elmon
    • At least one model certified to the 2002 (read: L2) standard by SATRA. Availability unknown.
  • Knox

Despite the CE mark shown on the website, Velocity Gear gloves (all models) are NOT certified, and have never been. Their "glove chassis", however, is claimed to have passed the main EN13594 requirements.

Ixon gloves are in the aforementioned "gardening gloves" category - no EN13594 certification despite the claims.

Same issue with Furygan's gloves. Some of the "approved" gloves also clearly fail the length requirements.

Eska claims EN13594:2002 certification for their gloves, but has neither CE labels nor documentation to support it. Likely just ignorant marketing.

At least some of V'Quattro gloves have CE tags - again, see above. Seems they are no longer advertised as having anything to do with EN13594. (The wording is still in violation of the PPE directive, however.)

Macadam Baikal gloves appear to have CE impact protectors - at best. Most likely nothing to do with EN13594 at all, despite what the ads say.

Rainers X-One racing glove is claimed to be EN13594. Wrong pictogram shape, lacking key details. Unwilling to provide clarification, either. Likely "gardening gloves" again.

Boots: EN 13634

Once again, two of the tests - abrasion and cut, taken from EN13595 - allow for two levels. Current revision is 2010, old one is 2002. Major changes: transverse rigidity (i.e. resistance to being crushed) test now has two levels (the old one corresponding to L2), and the pictogram now has 3 numbers (abrasion, cut, transverse rigidity). See sample label.

Five optional tests are specified: "impact energy protection to the shin and ankle, resistance to water penetration, resistance to fuel oil of the outsole, slip resistance of the outsole and finally water vapour permeability of the upper."
  • Alpinestars
    • Many models are certified, including some offroad. Toucan boot confirmed L2, 2010 standard.
  • Oxtar/TCX
  • Alt-Berg "The Yorkshire Bootmakers"
  • Vendramini
    • According to WBW, at least the Marathon model is certified. Custom-made option, but little model info on the website.
  • BMW
    • Transition touring boots. Discontinued?
  • Daytona
    • Travel Star Pro boots. The "Pro" model not shown on the website, for some reason.
  • SoubiraC
    • Many models are certified, 2002 and 2010 mentioned. See 2012 catalogue (French/English).
  • Spidi/XPD
    • XP7, L2, racing (all versions). The mention of EN3886 is likely an error. See 2012 catalogue instead.
    • XP3-S, L1, racing.
    • VR6, L1, touring/racing (all versions).
    • VS1, L1, touring.
    • XP5 (XP7 replacement) is pending certification.
  • Halvarssons/Jofama/Lindstrands
    • Brick, L1, touring.
    • Champ, L1, touring. Impact to the shin/ankle and WP tests also passed (spotted in a photo of the booklet).
    • Chipseal, L1, touring.
    • Tarmac, L1, touring.
  • Icon
    • Reign WP, L1, touring. Optional WP test passed. No mention of EN13634 on the website, but this scan of the brochure has a detailed explanation.
  • Stylmartin
  • Sidi
    • All racing boots except B2 and Vertigo (missing CE label/booklet), L1? (2002 standard, reportedly).
    • Adventure, Strada, Cobra, all versions, touring.
    • Doha (shorty, fabric!) touring.
    • Crossfire, offroad.
  • Axo
    • Q2 and Q4 models, L1?, WP, touring.
    • Prime, L1?, offroad.
  • Forma
  • Dainese
    • Most models are certified, 2010 mentioned occasionally.
    • Some models, like SSC Alpha C2b, are just said to be "Category 2" approved. A bit dubious.


Airbags: EN 1621.4

Still in the DRAFT stage - so take the following list with a grain of salt. Some products already claim to be meeting the specs, however.
Comments/additions/corrections are very welcome!

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Great, I might as well just start filling it out. Looking at a major wardrobe overhaul later this year...
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #4
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You should add the Spidi 365 Pro Expidition Suit to the list where both jacket and trouser are EN13595 two level.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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You should add the Spidi 365 Pro Expidition Suit to the list where both jacket and trouser are EN13595 two level.
Hold on, it's not actually in the description, and I don't see the tag on the photos, either.

I suspect that while the jacket itself is certified, the pants are not... thus no mention of it on the whole suit.

EDIT: Nevermind, found your thread with the same question. Waiting for the "official" answer or a photo of the tag.

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Old 04-18-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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I see lots of weasel wording to say that most models were tested, but did NOT pass. WebBikeWorld seems to have been fooled by the same thing. Very misleading and unethical at best.

[s]The Exhibition Pro model IS stated to have the certification in definite terms, though.[/s]

EDIT: After the reading the threads here and this little exchange I am now under impression that NONE of their gloves pass the full EN13594 test, just what I'd call "material quality" tests.

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #8
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Hold on, it's not actually in the description, and I don't see the tag on the photos, either.

I suspect that while the jacket itself is certified, the pants are not... thus no mention of it on the whole suit.

EDIT: Nevermind, found your thread with the same question. Waiting for the "official" answer or a photo of the tag.
The description for the jacket clearly states EN-13595-1, however the pants do not, which is probably why the description for the suit can't carry that tag.

http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textil...xpedition.html
http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textil...o-365-pro.html
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The description for the jacket clearly states EN-13595-1, however the pants do not, which is probably why the description for the suit can't carry that tag.

http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textil...xpedition.html
http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textil...o-365-pro.html
Yeah, that's my impression exactly. Too bad, I do hope it's just a matter of time.
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The Vendramini info may be outdated. I think they revamped their boot lineup last year and the Marathon may be discontinued.
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The Vendramini info may be outdated. I think they revamped their boot lineup last year and the Marathon may be discontinued.
That could explain why their current English website sucks so much... The Marathon is still there under "touring" and in the other store, though.

Also, this page suggests that their entire "race" lineup might be CE-certified (or passes the "crush" part of it, at least).

I've only barely started going through the list of manufacturers mentioned on PVA's website, by the way. Hein Gericke is on there, too.
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I see lots of weasel wording to say that most models were tested, but did NOT pass. WebBikeWorld seems to have been fooled by the same thing. Very misleading and unethical at best.

[s]The Exhibition Pro model IS stated to have the certification in definite terms, though.[/s]

EDIT: After the reading the threads here and this little exchange I am now under impression that NONE of their gloves pass the full EN13594 test, just what I'd call "material quality" tests.

Hello,

Thought I'd put some facts out there, rather than assumptions.

I have NOT paid to have my gloves "CE certified". Instead of wasting thousands of dollars on a certificate, I preferred to simply build my gloves to withstand what in my opinion, is the DEFINING aspect of EN13594: They have been tested by BOTH SATRA and the CTC of FRANCE.

Cut Resistance, Tear Resistance. Seam Burst Resistance and Abrasion Resistance. All of the other facets of EN13594 are simply dye, ergonomic and other misc. tests that I consider to be trivial in comparison to the MAIN 4..

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I see lots of weasel wording to say that most models were tested, but did NOT pass. WebBikeWorld seems to have been fooled by the same thing. Very misleading and unethical at best.
Weasel wording?! I have the physical testing data for said tests. Good luck getting such data from ANY other glove manufacturer!

Where do I state ANYWHERE, that my gloves are CE certified? Making assumptions, well you know what they saY!!!
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Here is some more CE PPE certified clothing ...

Gloves: EN 13594
Boots: EN 13634


Jackets/trousers/suits: EN 13595, two levels, L2 better than L1

Plus the boutique, top end leather tailors like BKS Leather (www.bksleather.co.uk) and Hideout (www.hideout-leather.co.uk/made-to-measure) that both offer Level 2 leather jackets and trousers.

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Searching around a fair bit, I couldn't find a reasonably up-to-date one ... Something more specific like this (with links!) would be great
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Oh, man. Those boots look amazing. I'll definitely be going with GoreTex in my next boots. The no name membrane Vendramini uses is a downer. I feel like my foot is wrapped in a sponge due to the lack of breathability.
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