SA1NT Armoured Puffer Jacket – Bike Author

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Melbourne denim driving gear firm SA1NT has branched out from denim pants and jackets into nylon Cordura, releasing an armoured puffer jacket.

With a founding aim to “innovate technical materials and fuse them with on a regular basis type and luxury” (by way of their official web site), SA1NT famously developed a six-second single-layer denim, however has now added nylon Cordura merchandise to their lineup.

Cordura is sturdy and light-weight and has affordable abrasion resistance. It’s not race observe or touring normal, however ok for avenue use.

Their new trendy puffer jacket shouldn’t be low-cost at $600…and at that worth you solely get the jacket – no influence protectors.

Nonetheless, you should purchase D30 Ghost Armour for the shoulders and elbows at an additional $100 and D30 viper stealth again armour for $59.99.

SA1NT ecommerce supervisor Michael Baxter says they licensed the jacket each with and with out armour. 

The material within the influence zones is rated 5.9 seconds (utilizing CE-EN 13595 testing), however with out armour the jacket has a category B garment CE-EN 17092 ranking which is the third highest of the 5 ranges of safety.

“When offered with the armour our jacket has a AA ranking,” Michael says. 

“Shifting ahead we’ve developed our personal SA1NT armours and can begin together with these in most of our CE-rated moto clothes.”

Deakin College Fibre Science and Know-how researcher Dr Chris Hurren says that to fulfill the CE ‘AAA’ and ‘AA’ certifications, jackets should be fitted with shoulder and elbow influence protectors.

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I’ve been driving with this trendy puffer jacket for a number of weeks in changeable climate from single digits to the excessive 20s.

It’s probably not a winter jacket because it doesn’t have sufficient thermal safety for comfy driving underneath the low 20s. And on the someday the temperature climbed towards 30C, I used to be sweating as a result of there isn’t any air flow.

It’s not waterproof however is claimed to have a ‘water repellant’ coating with a water-resistant zipper. I haven’t examined it out in heavy rain, however acquired caught in a short bathe the place the jacket saved me dry.

Nonetheless, a chunk of paper in my outdoors pocket did get damp as a result of the pocket zippers are usually not waterproof.

The jacket options some clever concepts such because the wind-cheating cuffs that additionally cease the unfastened sleeves from driving up your arms within the wind.

I additionally just like the pocket tag with a catch to carry your keys or in my case to carry my earplug container.

The jacket is additional lengthy so it covers the area between pants and jacket for higher safety in a slide and to maintain your decrease again heat.

It sits up manner too excessive within the entrance collar which rubs in opposition to the helmet buckle. 

It’s solely mildly uncomfortable in case you are sitting bolt upright comparable to on a cruiser however is kind of uncomfortable in another driving place the place it’s important to lean barely ahead.

The jacket options two outdoors pockets and one inner pockets/cellphone pocket. I would favor no less than yet one more inner pocket.

Some individuals like hoodies. They are often helpful while you get off the bike, however I don’t like how they flap round and hit your helmet.

Fortunately the hoodie is definitely removable with a few clips and a zipper.

There aren’t any reflective supplies, so it’s probably not appropriate for evening driving.

This jacket is available in sizes S-XXXL and could be washed inside out with the armour eliminated.