Leather vs. Textile 60mph lowside shredding test

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Gruesome, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. MANYMOTORCYCLES

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    Dan Alexander, where can I read more about how textiles don't slide as well on pavement and cause tumbling injuries?
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  2. dragos

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    Not ugly at all. Check this Stadler TrackPro (GoreTex ProShell Cordura AND leather) http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19921311&postcount=10

    I have actually tried it recently at a Stadler dealer, it's on my Christmas shopping list. Excellent fit, nice features and confidence inspiring.
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  4. Gruesome

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    Glad to see that the old thread is still alive...
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    +1. I broke down & invested in mesh after years of stopping to think which was more dangerous…passing out from heat stroke with the leather on, or riding in my t-shirt & staying reasonably alert. BTW… I've had this happen in Maine & Canada as well as the southland. August & humidity can be a bitch anywhere.
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  6. Gruesome

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    Since I keep referring to this thread, I'm adding a few pics from the PDF file.

    ADAC test setup - test dummy on dummy bike - dropoff at 100 km/h - ~ 50 m slide distance
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    Rukka with Armacore: worn through
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    Polo/Held cheap leather jeans:
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    Well, at least you know your ass from your elbow!

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    isn't Armacore suppose to be the hot super protective fabric?

    nice to see it compared to leather ...
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    schmii



    http://www.endurowanderer.de/pdf/kombitest.pdf

    Interesting article testing motorcycle gear in three categories: cheap, medium and expensive textile/leather and a couple soft leather combinations.

    They do 60/80/100kph testing in a real scenario. The results are at the bottom be sure to read their projected human-results at the end of each paragraph. Even the $2000+ rukka expects significant injury compared to standard leather. The note on hip armor missing from most equipment is interesting.


    Top 5 picture:

    Ejection phase 1: At 100 km tends the motorcycle to the side
    Ejection phase 2: the dummy collides with Shoulders, hips and elbows ...
    Ejection phase 3: ... and then slides behind the Mo Torrades ago
    Discharge Phase 4: The dummy slides further, his position changed little
    Discharge Phase 5: After about 50 meters he turns around the longitudinal axis

    Main Article

    The dummy did us really sorry. To 30 times He had to slip away from the motorcycle side . tilt Floundering he skidded on the tarmac along until He is in the final meters around its longitudinal axis finally turned and remained motionless. Then went ADAC investigator Ruprecht Müller on the impu- were successful too, looked at his position, assessed the visible damage to the protective clothing. The results results of the unprecedented, self-developed by ADAC based tests to determine the protective effect of Mo- torradbekleidung made ​​not only the experimenter pensive.

    The wearing of protective clothing is under two-wheel fans one of the most controversial topics in general. The "Knights equipment "for the one kilometer long journey to the tank Create ask? Pooh! In jeans and leather jackets brisk the 40 miles over land to the jet-girlfriend? Both there, and in between lies an enormous range of more or less reasonable behavior. Finally, it is the risk of injury while riding a motorcycle to commen, significantly higher than when driving. Therefore remains as a protective helmet in addition, motorcycle gloves, and Only boots to wear appropriate clothing. Only it gives a minimum level of passive safety. Since approximately 15 years to compete more and more products from high-strength textile materials with the classic upper- leather material.

    Both types of materials are also with Protectors combine the high-risk body completely skinned - shoulders, elbows, knees and hips - protect zen should. In particular, the development of breathable tive and waterproof membranes has the textile Suits given a tremendous boost. The temperature range in which they serve as convenient be seen in tables, is clearly wider than that of leather clothing.
    But what about in terms of protection really effective? To Aussa- gene to come from practice, has ADAC of the shedding complex developed and tested such a system comparison between the textile and leather protective clothing made ​​possible. It did not go into this test so that Textile best or the worst-Le derkombi filter out: Rather dealt with the basic loading trachtung of simpler and thus Wagons cheaper in comparison with higher quality and more expensive Equipments. The price groups hei- need "to 350 €," "to 900 €" and "" more than 1000 €. In addition, tes- We ended with a simple one-Le derjeans combined casual leather- and a jacket made ​​of 'soft leather' made tour van.

    The individual results find in the boxes on this and The following pages. Here's why the general findings of this Discharge test, which was aimed at an- NEN simple accident with an assumed exempt from injury severity AIS 1 means (: minor injuries such as superficial wounds, muscle enact etc.) pain. A "Low side" of slipping Motorcycle is typical. Exactly when Severity of these accidents can be protective clothing to show what they can - and she did well in the test.
    The range of results range of "looks as if little what was "up to the total damage the. Had one instead of the dummy Man in one of the three textile Wagons plugged in, he would have in the two cheaper combos significant Suffered injuries, but even with the 1625-euro-Rukka ArmaX- The combination would not fall without Injuries departed.

    Particularly important are the He- knowledge from the ADAC test because not only the upper material to its abrasion resistance was tested, but the overall system consisting of upper, protectorate Ren and - where applicable - Thermal lining. Whether in a combination inside when the glissade in- is said, makes a perceptible Baren difference! And the Location and size of the Protectors (ADAC expert Müller: "The larger more effective! ") is an extremely important factor.

    These points apply to Textilkom- and as for leather garments. Last- but re-making their case in principle including significantly better: Even the GE- checked with the lowest leather combination second prize is named after the test, if auchmitEinschränkungen, further processed applicable, the Swabians leather combination for 1320 € shakes the procedure formally off. Unexpectedly good intersects the simple leather jeans from, and even the casual leather jacket by surprise. The soft leather combination less well protected.

    Applies to all combos: Lack of good, large hip, dro- hen even at such a relatively slight fall severe bruises, In extreme cases, even cracking! Development decisive - and that is the important tant result of the ADAC tests - is not only the resistance of the material, but the overall conception of protective clothing. Gu te, as big-play protector len a very important role, < Moreover, the stability because it suture. increase And seams are always Weak points ...

    But the most important It is located on two wheels of the basic risk- sikos to be aware of. In order to ensure and drive well - possibly even per- fect - to slow down, are safety training is important. The ADAC offers in approximately 60 locations. They protect at least as good as the most expensive "Armor" - the best accident is Finally, the still, the different- was avoided.

    ULF BÖHRINGER.
    Info Internet More information on the subject and many Tips on choosing the right motorcycle apparel at www.adac.de / motorcycle

    Testing Procedure

    EJECTION.

    Dozens of times fell the dummy from the ADAC test moving motorcycle - in the form of a "Low side", as in lateral Slipping of a motorcycle, et- wa in the curve occurs. For the Eight critical evaluation Attempts have been one per cluster, at 100 kph on a distance piece with typical "friction-Béiwen th 'one Austrian Ver- completed traffic safety center. The wheels of his engine-deprived wheel was rotated by 70 degrees, thereby on a single axle trailer hitch device attached to it backwards could be swung, thereby The dummy was laterally from the Mo Torrades thrown. The slip distance the dummy from 100km / h was usually around 50 meters. The "test- driver "was dropped in front of each carefully in the driving position on the Bike fixed. All damage tions of the eight station wagons were carefully documented. Also, any damage to the Dum- my own were being held.

    Friction: The test machine in the Technical University of Darmstadt
    For all the experiments were Equipment in the exemplary double- confirmation was bought commercially. Because in addition to the ADAC had the protective clothing testing machine ne of the TU Darmstadt, Department of Vehicle technology, laboratory tests . perform It was load- processing conditions attached, the for a 75 kilogram Motorcyclists are realistic, the on the back of the asphalt slipped. For the simpler textile samples were 60 km / h Output tempo chosen for the high-important 80 km / h, for the Lederpro- ben 100 km / h. It was also necessary the protectors one impact test that will survive the CE- Standards was ajar. In Be- consideration of the rate keitsunterschiede corresponded to the Results of laboratory tests largely basis the results of the ADAC Drop tests. However, these are meaningful, because it the Overall system of clothing and Protectors was tested.

    Gear, Results

    Low Budget to 350 €

    FLM Textile: The combination of Firefox Polo brand is made &#8203;&#8203;of 500 D FLM upper
    material manufactured; is on the jacket fall-prone areas AIRTENA 600 D materials used on the pants HITENA (both 100% polyamide). To- which there is at bottom an anti-slip Material. On the back there is one thin foam lining; at school ter, elbows and knees are CE Protectors are used. A Hüftpro- detector is missing. After the test, the com- bi a total loss. In humans are due to the buttocks and Hüftbe- NEN-rich resulting large hole appreciable skin-and-Weichteilverlet estimates expected. Also on the jacket resulted in a tear.

    The FLM Firefox Jacket weighs 1620 grams and costs 170 €, the right Pants weighs 1530 grams and costs 140 €

    FLM Leather: Leather (1.2 - 1.4 mm) is for the "Stream" combination of FLM is used. Stretch fabric from Polya-increases in some places the mid-Be mobilities. On the back of the jacket is there is a thin foam lining. Shoulders, elbows and knees indicate CE protectors on. Hip protectors are missing. After the test is 310 € cheap leather suit - albeit for of a crack near the elbow protector with restrictions - further usable. A person would have no significant skin or soft tissue injuries to be expected. Because of the lack of hip protectors is per- but the danger of severe bruises or fractures.

    The "stream" -Jacket by FLM weighs 2180 Grams and cost- Tet 180 €, the matching trousers (1800 grams) costs 130 €

    Medium price range to 900 € Stadler Textile: Jacket and pants are Cordura 500, on shoulders, elbows knees bent and comes Cordura 2000 are used. The seat of the pants has leather trim on one. Given the severe damage in the test can no longer use the combination be. A sleeve has four small Holes, and there is a crack. The upper material of the pants keeps the Load was not; on the right-Ge buttocks, hips and thighs are carried out all tissue layers ground, the protector is too small ground off the side. In humans there would be due to the size of the Lo- Ches significant skin and soft- some injuries

    The Liberty GTX Jacket (2640 g) costs € 525, The Dragon GTX Pants (1810 g) is for 370 € to have

    Dainese Leather: The "T. Haku," Combined Dainese is made &#8203;&#8203;of cowhide, to stretch leather on the upper arm is and lower back. To increase mobility in some places Stretch fabric made &#8203;&#8203;of 100 percent poly-amide. No back protector, CE Pro detectors at the shoulders, elbows and Kneel. Thin protective padding on the Hips. The combination may, under the test used with restrictions on be det. A person would have no significant skin or soft tissue To expect injuries. Though is due to the lack of fully valent hip increased Likelihood of bruising or Quarries.

    The jacket of Dainese combined »T. Haku," weighs 2000 grams, the Trousers 2070 grams; the price of the com-bi is 790 €

    High budget more than 1000 €

    rukka Textile: The protection of the radio-tion-related upper-called Armacor (85% polyamide, 15% aramid). To Protective equipment including CE audited te cushion for back, shoulder, hip, Elbows and knees. Climate membrane is an XCR Gore-Tex 3-layer laminate. After the test is the combination ArmaX no longer usable. As problematic table has particularly through the the average height-related folds made out, giving effect to the Arma- cor-overloaded tissue locally, what then to a partially distinct Hole formation has led. In humans would be between at least mild skin and expect soft tissue injuries.

    The ArmaX Jacket weighs from Rukka 2670 grams and costs € 925, pants (price: Weighs 700 €) 2220 grams

    SchwabenQuellen leather: The combi "-Tom cat "consists exclusively of beef Leather (1.4-1.6 mm) and Kevlar stretch. inserts Included is a three-part Back Protection and geschlossenpori- GE polymer foam protectors for Shoulder, hip, elbow and knee. After testing, this combination was unrestricted Crossed usable, only their Optics has gelit by the grinding marks Ten. Even at highly-hazard tion zones of attrition was minimal. The upper material remained in all areas Chen concluded. Also, by high-quality protectors are compared equal the maximum protection factor GE . give By far the best result

    The Swabian leather-jacket weighs 2610 grams, the pants 2450 grams The combined costs 1320 €

    Soft leather and leather jeans

    Held Leather: The Varano jacket and the Avolo pants are made &#8203;&#8203;from soft cowhide leather with TFL Cool-manufactured equipment. To- additional protection is a thin-Rü ckenpolster give (CE-protectors on can be retrofitted), for shoulder, hip, elbow and knee protection pads are CE-different- turns. After the test, the hero- KombinurmitstarkenEinschränkungen more usable. The Softl- did not show the strength of the customary- engined leather suits. It is also the Creasing debt, they will be the average benefit. In humans would be slight skin injuries Result in formation of a hole-Gesäßbe expected range.

    The hero Varano Jacket (2770 Gram costs) 330 €, the Avolo Pants (1640 Grams) for 250 Euro to have

    POLO / Hero Leather: The Polo-Lederja Bridge "Ratrace Custom" is made &#8203;&#8203;from beef nappa leather, it has no protectionism tor, but only foam rubber Protective padding on shoulders and Ellen- arc. The hero-leather jeans "Tucson" is cowhide and has no Other Operations gene on protection. After the test can Jacket and trousers with restrictions be used. Both parts of provide a fairly good result: the People would have no significant Skin and soft tissue injuries to he- . wait Because of the lack of protectionism tors is in the hip, however, the Strong likelihood of Prel- tions or breaks given.

    The Ratrace Custom Leather Jacket by Polo (2320 g) costs € 190, The Tucson-leather jeans by Held (1350 g) 135 €

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  10. Kawasakirob

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    Textile has its advantages in warmer weather of course but leather all the way. My jacket took a pounding in this crash but what really caught my attention were the gloves. An alcohol induced crash at 90mph on my favorite stretch of road. I have no doubt my hands would have been shredded if these gloves weren't on. Wrists, Pinkie, Knuckles, Everything. I also do not think the mesh gloves would have held up to the abuse in the same accident.

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    Was lucky to leave with no more than a separated shoulder after auguring into the ground.
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  11. KungBoa

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    There is no such thing. It's all marketing bs.
    It doesn't matter if it's the cheapest textile gear or the most expensive it will not hold.
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  12. dragos

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    Armacor is Cordura 700 with a ripstop pattern made of Kevlar. Those Kevlar wires are there to keep it together (tear resistance) and they did, but not to give it more abrasion resistance than a lame Cordura 700 (and they didn't, as it was abraded). If on that Armacor material they would have had a big patch of SuperFabric, things would have looked quite different.
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    speaking of marketing BS .. personally don't trust ratings by private companies.
    the full weight dummie drop tests at 60 mph may not be perfect. but they look pretty darn convincing to me.

    in the real world there's too many different factors that comes into play for any static tests can hope to duplicate. so to me the dummie drop tests looks to be valid as any of the static tests done by private companies .. if not more so.

    real world feedback trumps all .. after awhile feedback on how effective or NOT certain gear have done in crashes adds up. for instance Aerostich doesn't appear in any of the private company tests. but Aerostich due to the relatively large amount of positive feedback from folks crashing at highway speeds (suit destroyed but little damage to body) in Roadcrafter gear says volumes!!! same for Motoport mesh kevlar .. loads of positive feedback from folks crashing at highway speeds and coming out with little damage to suite and body.

    really fortunate to have Atlantis 4, Motoport mesh kevlar, Aerostich Roadcrafter one piece and a few more all at the same time ..
    these top three choices all give solid protection .. each has it's advantages and drawbacks.
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    I'd love to see the Spidi Ergo Pro (and a Rukka Armas) in one of those dummy drop tests, or any test for that matter. I have one, and love it. It passed level 2, but doesn't feel all that tough. I guess that's good, but it doesn't seem good enough. It's absolutely nothing like what a Halvarssons safety feels like for example. If I had a real world test, I'd feel better about it.

    Rukka never made a super protective suit, until they added superfabric to the Armas. Sad to see that they went downhill since then. Even the Armacor patches are tiny. If they continue at this rate, my Armas suit may be a collectors item in the future:lol3

    Nice to see this thread back on the front page:thumb
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    Motorcycle news actually does some random tests for their articles that are basically the ce tests. They don't publish the numbers out of liability, but aerostich does quite well.

    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/uploa...ct test pdfs/3.5 SPR08 Textile suits test.pdf
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    Is there someone on the forum who has tested superfabric or do you have any pics, links or info how it holds up?
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  17. KungBoa

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    surprising to see that Aerostich didn't hold water. And no points for Rukka Armax in burst test.
    Rukka is probably the most overpriced riding gear there is at the moment.
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  18. KungBoa

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    As far as motorcycle textiles go I would put the Hi-Art stuff up there with the best.
    The things I don't like about it though is that unless your extremely lucky with sizing and you have the armor to fit perfectly on your body I would wan't to wear armor shirt and pants under it. And I don't like them.
    And yes it is convenient to have different shells options to attach to your safety jacket but let's say you have a base layer, armour shirt, heated liner, safety jacket and then a shell. That's one layer too much for me even without the armour shirt.
    I would like to see some jacket and pants models from Halvarssons that is fully lined with Hi-Art.
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    Just great!

    A couple of weeks ago a purchased a Rukka Armax jacket. I was/am very impressed with everything about the jacket.

    But on second thought I upgraded all the armor with Forcefield back and Rukka D30 shoulder and elbow armor ($170)

    I just had to have a Rukka, so I'm hoping I don't have to test it in a crash!
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  20. AlwaysRolling

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    Wow, what a post. After reading that your own motorcycle fell on your helmet, that's crazy to not wear a good one. Also, they are debating kevlar versus leather in the other thread, and this jacket is not what I expected for kevlar gear. Thank you for the story and the photographs.