Just as we’re all digging out our storm-proof, hyper-insulated textiles ready for the onslaught of wet and wind, Furygan have announced four new leather jackets – crazy French! Don’t they have bad weather over there?!
Well, they do actually and these are part of the new Autumn/Winter collection, so all feature thermal linings – that’s the only concession though, no fancy waterproof linings or stuff used by NASA astronauts. They must breed them hard over the channel…
First up is the Sherman, which is made from premium cow leather, has foam reinforcements on the elbows, plus D3O CE protectors at shoulders and elbows, and has a back protector pocket compatible with the ‘Central Back’ type level 1 and ‘Full Back’ type level 2 D3O back protectors.
Inside there’s a removable thermal vest with aluminum inserts for protection against the cold and a 90% Coolon lining, designed to maximise breathability, moisture absorption and comfort. Furygan Skin Protect, approved by Furygan’s R&D (Motion Lab), reinforces the jacket for tearing and abrasion resistance. Areas exposed to tearing and abrasion in a crash situation are also reinforced with triple stitching. It’s available from this month in black in sizes S-3XL with an RRP of £399.99.
Furygan say the Spectrum jacket is designed to feel like a second skin; for sports bike riders who need a leather jacket with an ergonomic and close fit. It’ also cow leather and has high-tenacity bi-stretch with CE homologated D3O protectors at the shoulders and elbows, plus has the back protectors option too.
The Spectrum also comes with ‘integral racing sleeves’, with high tenacity bi-stretch and triple stitching. It also has the Skin Protect lining and a thermal, padded, removable vest. It’ll be available in UK dealers from January 2018 in black-white, black-fluo yellow, black-fluro-green and black-red in sizes S-3XL with an RRP of £369.99.
The Freddy draws style inspiration from the American flight jacket and is super-soft premium cow leather. It features D3O CE homologated protectors at the elbows and shoulders and the Skin Protect lining for safety, and a removable padded, thermal liner with sleeves for warmth. The straight fit jacket has five pockets (four outside, including a credit card pocket on the sleeve, and one inside).
As with the other jackets, there’s the option to upgrade the back protection, and key areas are triple stitched.
The waist and wrists are built with a knitted rib for comfort.
The Freddy will also be in dealers from January 2018, and comes in black only, sizes S-4XL with an RRP of £339.99.
The Bronson has a khaki liner, topstitching and subtle Furygan logos for a dash of style off the bike, as well as on it. It has the Furygan Skin Protect Lining, D3O CE homologated protectors at the elbows and shoulders; back protector options and triple stitching for safety. It also has a removable thermal padded lining. It’s a ‘straight fit’ and has adjusters at the waist, and stretch leather behind the shoulder for easy mobility.
Review: Pando Moto Boss jeans are the most comfortable we’ve ever ridden in
Everyone makes abrasive-reinforced denim these days, but Pando Moto are quietly changing the game.
We’ve written about Pando Moto before here on MF. Back in January we were impressed by the quality of their offering – seen only through their catalogue – and their direction that seemed to be ‘making motorcycle clothing for real people’.
But is that promise kept all the way through to riding with them on the bike?
(Pando Moto wanted us to check out the quality of their new jeans, they sent us a new pair to wear – and keep.)
The first thing that grabbed us about the Pando Moto denim on the Boss Black jeans that we were sent, was the stretchy’ness of the denim. For those people who like to wear their slim-fit denim on the bike, but find the cut of most of them unable to keep up with the demands of fast riding, the freedom of movement offered by both the tailoring and the extremely stretchy 13oz denim was a huge benefit.
Armour is provided by knee inserts from Knox and there are hip inserts available too (although you’ll have to buy those yourself – they’re not provided in the box).
With a myriad fabric choice now being available in the ‘abrasion resistant’ arena, the comfort of knowing that your legs are going to protected by good, reliable DuPont Kevlar can’t be understated and – although thankfully we can’t vouch for their strength within a crash – the furry, yellow fabric is positioned in all of the right places and we’re certain that it’ll keep our skin happier than just wearing denim on its own.
There’s no denying that Kevlar is hot however, so whilst the slim-fit of the denim might be welcome, the lack of airflow and warmth from the kevlar next to your skin will mean that you’ll find yourself with a sweaty set of pins by the time you’ve reached your destination.
But whilst the skinny fit might make you a slave to fashion, the little details of the jean show that Pando Moto have thought things through with more focus than most; the one feature that impressed us more than perhaps it should have with the Pando Moto Boss jeans was the clever little reflective strip on the inside seam of the bottom of the legs… When you turnover the jeans – as our little legs AND fashion dictate is a must – that reflective ribbon provides a fantastic extra nod to safety.
We’ve spent just a few days riding in the Pando Moto jeans now, but we honestly haven’t ridden with a more comfortable, more pleasing pair of motorcycle denim than these.
Dainese’s 3D custom leather configurator is ridiculously brilliant!
You too can design the best – or most hideous – custom leathers available.
If you were wondering why the quantity of articles on Motofire has recently slowed to a snail’s pace, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s to do with the fact that we’ve put the site up for sale.
BUT if we’re being honest, the last couple of day’s worth of articles didn’t get published because we were too busy messing about with Dainese’s new custom works configurator for their race leathers.
Seriously, go and take a look, it’s brilliant… And you can pretty much alter every component of your race suit.
Accessible via the website, the brand-new 3D configurator allows each motorcyclist to completely personalise their leather suit, jacket or pants in real time, with a simple, set of interactive toggles and widgets.
You can even upload logos and words.
Once it’s all done, you then just need to make an appointment with your local Dainese custom works centre who will then take your measurements and get you on the way to one-off Dainese suit heaven.
OR you could get the design we produced made in honour of Motofire and you’ll be well on your way to the Milan catwalks!