Buffalo kit for kids

Buffalo’s new range of youth textile clothing is designed for budding bikers.

At less than £130 for the complete set – jacket, trousers and gloves – and with sleeves and legs that can be adjusted as the wearer grows, it’s a very cost-effective way to ensure younger passengers are properly kitted out when they go for a ride.

buffalo ranger jkt youth neon LRThe Ranger is a waterproof textile jacket with vents front and rear and a removable thermal liner, so it’s easy to adapt for the weather conditions. CE-approved armour is fitted at the shoulders and elbows and there are adjustable Velcro® straps at the cuffs, upper and lower arms and waist, for a snug fit. Reflective detailing is included for increased visibility and there are also external and internal pockets. As the wearer grows, the sleeves can be adjusted for length by means of an expansion zip on the upper arm. Retailing at £59.99 including VAT, the Ranger comes in sizes XS (6-7 years) to XL (13-14 years) in a choice of either Black or Black/Neon Yellow.

imola_LRMatching Imola textile trousers are also waterproof with Thermomix® insulation and a removable quilted lining. CE-approved armour is fitted at the knees, and the legs can be adjusted for length using a similar system to the jacket. SRP is £46.99 and sizes range from XS (6-7 years) to XL (13-14 years).

tracker_LRTracker Gloves complete the package. Made from a combination of suede leather and textile fabric with a twin overlay to the knuckles and palm, they are waterproof, windproof and breathable. The Tracker has a thermal lining and features an adjustable Velcro®-retained wrist strap for a secure fit, together with a pull cord at the cuff to help seal out the elements. Retailing for £18.99, they come in junior sizes S – L in Black, Red and Blue.

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Ride out in style with Weise Ascot jacket

AscotLRNew to the Weise® collection, the Ascot ladies textile jacket has the style of high street fashion, with the features and protection needed for riding the high road.
Named after the famous race course, the Ascot takes its styling cues from quilted jackets worn by horse riders, with a short and tailored fit.
Made from 190 Denier quilted nylon, the Ascot feels soft and comfortable for all-day wear both on and off the bike.
CE-approved armour is fitted to pockets at the shoulders, elbow and back, providing impact protection and peace of mind.
Weise also include a removable, fleece-backed, 80-gram quilted lining, which enables the wearer to use the Ascot in the wide variety of temperatures experienced in the UK.
Three external pockets, plus two more inside, provide plenty of carrying space for essential items such as keys, phone and credit cards.
High quality YKK® gold-coloured zips add a stylish finishing touch.
The Ascot comes in classic black, in sizes S – 2XL (UK 10-18).

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Aim for the Horizon with Buffalo

Buffalo horizon Jkt 3LRNew from Buffalo, the Horizon is a feature-packed, four-season textile jacket that is adaptable to a variety of weather conditions.

The tough 600-denier outer shell is reinforced with leather panels over the shoulders and CE-approved armour is fitted at the shoulders and elbows.

Inside is a windproof, waterproof and breathable drop liner, which can be removed in warm & dry conditions to allow greater air flow.

A removable thermal quilted liner helps to insulate on colder days, and an adjustable waist belt and Velcro® straps on the arms allow the wearer to achieve a draught-free fit. There is also a trouser-connection zip, to prevent the Horizon ‘riding up’ and allowing cold air in.

When the temperature rises, vents at the chest and back allow cool air in and let hot air escape. These can be used independently, or together, to give the best combination for the conditions and handy 2-way zips on the cuffs can be opened for additional ventilation.

Stretch panels on the arms and sides of the jacket aid flexibility and freedom of movement., keeping riders comfortable, even on long days in the saddle.

Topping off the extensive specification are zipped pockets, both inside and out, as well as a handy large rear map pocket – plenty of places to store all those travel essentials that need to be kept close to hand.

The Buffalo Horizon comes in sizes S – 5XL, in black with red and white highlights.

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Draggin go back to black

TOGETHER.jpg564165802896cDraggin’s slim-fit Twista riding jeans are now available in black, in sizes to fit both men and women.

Twista jeans have a seamless design – with no visible panels or external stitching from the protection inside – which gives the appearance of regular fashion jeans. Now in black, they offer sleek versatility and smarter appearance than traditional blue jeans.

Made from stretch denim, for comfort and freedom of movement on and off the bike, the mid-rise waist is tailored for rider coverage in the saddle and the straight leg is designed to fit over riding boots.

On the inside, Draggin’s unique protective lining is secured with heavy-duty triple stitching in key impact areas. Knitted from a combination of DuPont™ Kevlar® and Dyneema® – the world’s strongest fibre – it is highly abrasion resistant, whilst being soft, breathable and non-allergenic.

Draggin is the first manufacturer of motorcycle jeans in the world 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.

For added impact protection, Draggin Dffuse CE protectors can be fitted into internal pockets on the knees, and are included free with every pair.

Exclusively distributed in the UK by The Key Collection, Draggin Twista jeans are available in men’s waist size 28 to 44 inches and women’s sizes 8-18.

Legendary protection from Weise gloves

Weise® have added two gloves to their range, both of which are CE-approved.

Named after the legendary Roman twins, Romulus and Remus join the handful of riding gloves that have passed the stringent testing for EN13594:2014 – “Protective gloves for motorcycle riders”.

Gloves are tested for abrasion-resistance, restraint (to assess the likelihood of the glove coming off the rider’s hand during an accident) and integrity (measuring the strength of seams or joints). Dexterity is also appraised, to ensure that the rider can still operate controls easily while wearing them, and there is even a durability test.

In addition, both Romulus and Remus pass the optional impact protection test for knuckle armour, as denoted by KP on the label.

weise romulus CE glv 1LRDesigned with the touring rider in mind, Romulus are made from tough, yet supple, full-grain leather, and are unlined to maximise feel and feedback through the handlebars. Twin leather overlay on the palms provides extra abrasion protection and, to guard against impact, there is carbon shell armour on the fingers, thumbs and knuckles. Both the cuffs and wrist are secured with Velcro for a snug fit and to help keep the gloves firmly in place in the event of a slide. Romulus come in black, sizes S-3XL.

weise remus CE glove 1LRThe short-cuff Remus are as equally at home on a sports or naked bike as they are on a retro, cruiser or scooter. Like the Romulus, they’re full grain leather, which is perforated on the back of the hand and thumb to let in the cool air and allow heat and perspiration to escape. The short cuff also fits comfortably under the wrist-fastenings of most riding jackets. TPU reinforcements to knuckles, fingers and thumb, plus a twin leather overlay on the palm, provide all-round protection for the hand and peace of mind for the rider. The Velcro-retained strap to the cuff makes sure the protection stays where it’s needed. Weise Remus also come in black, sizes S-3XL.

CLASSIC BUFFALO BIKE LEATHERS ARE BACK

Leather jackets and jeans make a welcome return to the Buffalo range for 2016, along with a matching waistcoat. Each item in the range is made from natural milled leather, which is soft and flexible, yet retains the inherent strength of the hide.   Styled for a timeless appearance, with subtle touches like vintage-style zips and stud fasteners, Buffalo leathers will look equally at home on a modern retro-style motorcycle or a classic machine.

Buffalo navigator jkt 1LRThe Navigator jacket has removable CE-approved armour to shoulders and elbows and a detachable thermal quilted liner. There are two external zipped pockets and, on the inside, another zipped pocket, plus a mobile phone pocket. The Buffalo Navigator comes in chest sizes 40”-50”.

buffalo classic waistcoat 1LRAvailable in matching sizes, the Classic waistcoat has five vintage-styled stud fasteners down the chest, with inner pockets for a wallet and mobile ’phone.

buffalo classic jeans 2LRDesigned with a straight leg and tailored for ease of movement, the Classic jeans will sit inside or outside riding boots, whichever the rider prefers. Popper fasteners secure the waist and there are five pockets, offering plenty of places to stash the journey’s essentials. Produced with seamless cuffs at the bottom of the leg, the Classic jeans are ready for alteration if required. Available in 30”-42” waist and ladies sizes 10-18.

Weise Clifton and Docklands Vintage Style Jackets

New to the Weise® range for 2016, the Clifton and Docklands jackets are made for riders who want vintage style combined with modern safety and comfort.

weise clifton jkt 2With a tough, 500-Denier outer shell and CE-approved armour at the shoulders, elbows and back, the Clifton Textile Jacket offers significantly more impact resistance than the ‘traditional’ wax cotton riding jackets that inspired it. It’s also designed to do a much better job at protecting the wearer from the elements, with a waterproof, windproof and breathable drop liner and a removable fleece inner, too. A fully adjustable waist belt, plus a buckle fastened-collar, seal out the elements and offer plenty of adjustment for a snug fit. A sliding fabric cover built into the waist belt prevents the buckle from scratching fuel tanks/bodywork. There are plenty of pockets – four generously-sized ones on the outside, as well as two hand-warmer pockets and internal ones. Branding is kept to a minimum – just a subtle, embroidered Weise logo on the left-hand waist pocket. The classic look is finished off with brass-coloured poppers on the storm flap, pockets and cuffs, and stitch detailing on each shoulder.
The Clifton comes in men’s sizes S-5XL.

The Docklands Leather Jacket also offers the best of both woweise docklands jkt 2LRrlds, being made from tough yet flexible natural-milled cowhide with CE-approved armour throughout, including the back. The leather has an antique brown finish with padded detailing on the shoulders and elbows plus brass fasteners for an authentic vintage look. With zipped pockets on the chest and inside, the Docklands provides practical carrying space and there are two hand warmer pockets as well. Quality YKK® vintage-styled zips are used throughout, including on the cuffs, which are secured with popper fastenings. The collar is fastened by a traditional buckle, which is adjustable to allow for a neck warmer or scarf, and has a soft lining for added comfort. The Docklands jacket is available in sizes S-3XL.

Draggin Jeans in DuPont™ top 50

Draggin Jeans have been recognised as one of the top 50 products in the world to use Kevlar®, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the fibre’s inventors, DuPont™.KEVLAR DARE BIGGER-LR

Draggin is the only motorcycle clothing brand to be credited in the ’50 Years Strong’ campaign – a year long celebration of the DuPont™ brand, during which the company listed 50 of the most innovative and successful brands and products to use its Kevlar® fibres. DuPont™ cited the effectiveness and innovative use of the Kevlar® in the Draggin design as one of the reasons Draggin was selected for the top 50 accolade:

“The science behind the jeans is all in the lining…What that means, is that when the rider is sliding, during an off, the knit of the fabric acts to dissipate the heat away from the body. It slows you down so that you don’t get as much friction and thus minimises injury.

“It’s that lining that represents a revolution in fiber technology. With DuPont™ Kevlar® forming its core, the lining is soft, breathable, flexible and non-allergenic.” They also recognised Draggin founder Grant Mackintosh’s devotion to testing his creation:

“There are not many companies that can say the boss literally ‘put his butt’ on the line to prove his product’s safety, but Draggin Jeans can.

“Founder of the iconic motorbike apparel Draggin, Grant Mackintosh tested the limits when he snuck off to the racetrack to literally, be dragged along the asphalt wearing a pair of his jeans, but in doing so he put his money where his mouth was, and proved to the world of motorcycling, that Draggin Jeans were everything he declared them to be.”

Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armour, Kevlar® was invented by DuPont after scientist Stephanie Kwolek made her discovery of the first liquid crystal polymer in 1965.
Lightweight, extraordinarily strong and flame resistant, it is used in numerous applications, from fire-fighting and industrial protective clothing, to vehicles, fibre-optic cables and tyres, as well as sporting apparel and equipment. In 2014, Draggin Jeans became the world’s first manufacturer of motorcycle jeans to be officially licensed to use DuPont™ Kevlar® aramid fibres. 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.

As part of the official partnership, Draggin continues 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. See the full Draggin Jeans here.

Weise Nevada ST is RiDE Recommended

RiDE magazine has recommended the Weise Nevada ST in its test of £150 textile jackets.

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Tested from late summer, through autumn and into early winter, Weise Nevada was described as “an enduring favourite … that shows what’s possible for under £150.”

Retailing for just £139.99, the Weise Nevada ST was one of the few jackets on test that included a CE-approved back protector as standard (out of the 17 tested, only four included CE-back armour).

The previous version of the Nevada was recommended in RiDE’s 2012 textile jacket test, proving that Weise is a brand you can sell with confidence. That’s why every Weise product comes with a no-quibble two-year warranty.

The Weise Nevada ST is available in sizes Small to 5XL.

COMBAT COLD WITH BUFFALO WINDFILTER

Designed to combat the effects of cold in any season, Windfilter mid-layers help riders to stay warm, dry and comfortable, at an affordable price. The range is divided into two groups of clothing – Climate, for use in mild conditions, and Winter Plus, which provides an additional barrier against wind chill.BDN-Windfilter copy

The Climate range consists of a shirt, matching trousers and gloves. All have a Roubaix fleece lining – a thermal stretch fabric with wicking properties, which prevent moisture build-up. Flat-finished seams throughout all products ensure a comfortable fit, while a draw-cord and an elasticated waist on the trousers keep out chilly breezes.

For use in colder conditions, the Winter Plus range includes a shirt, trousers and gloves, all made from wind-resistant material, with a wicking Roubaix fleece thermal lining. While the outer fabric creates a barrier against wind chill, the draw cord and elasticated waist work with the fleece lining to retain body heat. Stretch fabric and flat-finished seams throughout provide all day comfort.