Check out some of the materials and technologies from Dainese’s currant range…
|D-SKIN LEATHERD-Tec® introduces this innovative leather that ensures elevated quality combined with exceptional softness unique in its kind thanks to special tanning and finishing treatments. D-Skin leather also offers technical sports apparel significantly increased mechanical performance levels that exceed even those of natural cowhide in terms of traction and tear resistance.|
This class of leather represents a type of articles designed to vaunt a unique and personal look thanks to particular tanning treatments based on resin and natural oils that enhance the characteristic “vintage” look with use and the passage of time. Dainese® quality standards also guarantee elevated colourfastness as required by the specific use for which the garment has been designed. Minimum thickness 0.8 +/- 0.1.
Taken directly from the motorcycle racing world, the safety and light weight that Dainese® offers its champions is now available to everyone else: soft, full-grain kangaroo hide given a bright finish in 0.9 mm +/- 0.1 thickness ensures excellent resistance to wear and tear and provides items for intense sports use with the best ratio between light weight and mechanical performance available today.
PIECE-DYED VINTAGE COWHIDE
This class of cowhide represents a type of articles designed to undergo a particular dyeing process after the piece has been made that gives an extremely characteristic and attractive look. Minimum thickness 0.7 +/- 0.1.
This leather for use in sports clothing is characterized by elevated physical performance in terms of water repellence, breathability, and mechanical resistance. Thanks to their softness and light weight, these types of leather are widely used in the production of gloves for motorcycle use where comfort, sensitivity, and strength are all fundamental factors. Thickness 0.8 +/- 0.1
The maximum comfort and freedom of movement in the saddle for the best expression of sports riding: with this patent, Dainese® introduces a greater level of comfort with the introduction of an elasticated abdominal area that makes the suit fit perfectly to the wearer’s chest thanks to the double zippers impossible to achieve with traditional central zippers that are an element of rigidity at the chest’s line of flexure instead.
BI-AXIAL ELASTICATED INSERTS
This Dainese patent has brought safety and comfort to new levels: one large panel in leather elasticated by bellows stretches perpendicularly in two directions, width and length in order to give the wearer greater freedom of movement around the kidneys (when hunched over the fuel tank) and in the chest and arms
Like a second skin: once again, Dainese introduces a revolutionary new technology, obviously patented, by combining leather’s mechanical properties with the bi-axial elastic properties of highly resistant S1 fabric. A leather panel is glued on top of the S1 fabric composed of an elastomer coated with polyamide that perfectly follows the body’s shape and movement thanks to its bi-axial elastic properties. The leather panel provides even higher abrasion resistance in the areas subject to greatest risk while offering the wearer amazing mobility and peerless ergonomics. At the same time, this permits the exploitation of the greater air permeability of fabrics than leather, to the advantage of greater abrasion resistance than that of a traditionally perforated surface.
Extensive research in ergonomics has paid off with this new Dainese patent filed to further increase riding comfort while keeping safety levels high at the same time. Bonding an insert in elasticated fabric beneath a panel in leather permits localized micro-elasticated areas where the body requires freedom of movement most while also increasing the area’s abrasion resistance as well. This is achieved by reducing the number of panels and the stitches that connect them, while also keeping greater thickness in the panel itself than in traditional elasticated inserts.
JACKET-TROUSERS FASTENING SYSTEM
Fastening the jacket to the pants by zipper increases both ergonomics and comfort by eliminating all possibility for air infiltration and ensuring the correct fit of both garments to the body in every situation.
Elasticated inserts positioned in the most strategic locations improve the garment’s capacity for adaptation to the body’s changing shape and movement during riding.
This Dainese patent permits air vents to be localized only where aeration is absolutely necessary and far from the stitching, in this way guaranteeing both greater safety and improved aesthetics.
SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION WITH LASER WORKING
Dainese introduces an exclusive and innovative new way to work leather that permits highly detailed decoration thanks to laser technology. The outermost of a double layer of leather glued together is designed and then cut by laser leaving the internal layer uncovered at no expense to elevated abrasion resistance thanks precisely to this double layer.
Continuous technological development and the pursuit of constantly improving performance led to the evolution of the bi-axial Arrow-FK fabric now known as S1 that increases mechanical properties. This fabric for sports apparel composed of an elastomer coated with Cordura® polyamide is distinguished by elevated mechanical strength and bi-axial elastic properties to guarantee excellent comfort levels. Protector treatment developed through nanotechnology applied to textile finishing also ensures excellent water/oil repellence properties.
Fabric for sports clothing composed of Elastomer material covered with Cordura Polyamide. In addition to being characterized by elevated mechanical resistance, it guarantees an excellent level of comfort thanks to biaxial construction. Protector treatment grants elevated water/oil repellence even after washing and without requiring ironing. This treatment was developed thanks to nanotechnology applied to textile finishing.
This fabric is made in Polyamide 6.6 for elevated abrasion resistance, and composed of high-tenacity “Air Jet Texturized” thread in the warp and a weft made with 8 strands of twisted nylon over a perfectly covered Lycra core. Perfectly balanced fabric elasticity gives the garments made with Collision a fantastic fit. The particular lamination of the polyurethane membrane with “oeHot Melt technology guarantees extremely elevated values of watertightness (8000 mm sec. UNI EN 20811) even after countless maintenance treatments. Elevated breathability permits the use of the garment under any and all weather conditions.
CoolMax® is a synthetic fabric produced by DuPont® distinguished by how it accelerates the elimination of body moisture through the fabric’s outermost layer where the sweat dries 50% faster than in any other natural or synthetic fiber. The result is better breathability in the garment that ensures better skin temperature regulation and increases comfort even at the highest temperatures. DuPont Coolmax® is composed of hollow fibers that rapidly carry moisture outwards thanks to the process of osmosis that enables 50% faster drying than cotton.
CORDURA® 750 FABRIC
Fabric for use in sports clothing made in high-tenacity Cordura Nylon with excellent resistance to abrasion and tear, provided with Protector treatment that eliminates need for ironing and enables restoration of water and oil repellence characteristics merely through air drying. Also features a polyurethane resin coating that makes it airtight.
CORDURA® 500 FABRIC
Fabric for use in sports clothing made in high-tenacity Cordura Nylon with good abrasion and tear resistance, provided with Protector treatment that eliminates need for ironing and enables restoration of water and oil repellence characteristics merely through air drying. The S1CRT2 version has a breathable polyurethane resin for bonding to GORE-TEX® membrane; the S1CR14 version has a polyurethane resin with a water column height of more than 1500 mm.
CORDURA® COMFORT FABRIC
This fabric with good resistance to wear and tear is made in high tenacity texturized Nylon 6.6 in the warp and in high tenacity texturized stretch Nylon 6.6 in the weft. This new stretch product guarantees more comfort than traditional Cordura® versions thanks to its capacity to extend and then return to its original form, in this way offering the wearer greater freedom of movement. Protector treatment, developed through the application of nanotechnology to textile finishing, eliminates the need for garments to be ironed and permits the properties of oiland water-repellence to be regained through air drying alone.
Fabric for sports clothing made in high-tenacity twisted nylon with elasticated inserts faced with nylon. Its armoured weave offers exceptional comfort characterized by high resistance to abrasion, breaking, and tear with a performance comparable to leather. The S1 version S1 (without resin coating) features Protector treatment. The S1P1 version, in addition to Protector treatment, also features breathable, windproof polyurethane resin coating. Protector treatment grants the fabric excellent water and oil repellence, and the material does not require ironing to re-acquire its properties because only air drying is necessary after washing. This treatment was developed thanks to nanotechnology applied to textile finishing.
This fabric with good resistance to wear and tear is made in Micro Nylon and Elastomer fabric. This new stretch product guarantees elevated comfort thanks to its capacity to extend and then return to its original form, in this way offering the wearer greater freedom of movement. Protector treatment, developed through the application of nanotechnology to textile finishing, eliminates the need for garments to be ironed and permits the properties of oiland water-repellence to be regained through air drying alone.
This non-woven fabric in polyurethane and polyamide microfibre vaunts exceptional resistance to wear, tear, and shear. This particular product is also distinguished by softness, flexibility, light weight and water repellence.
This product unique in its kind has permitted UNI EN ISO 13595 certification to be obtained, a distinction previously achieved only by articles in leather, thanks to extremely elevated mechanical resistance performance. Comparable to normal fabrics in Cordura 500/700 or 1000, various Kevlar® structures, or the latest and various articles in ballistic Nylon, Peox obtains far superior mechanical resistance values. There are three dynamic tests specified by UNI ENE ISO 13595: the one for resistance to abrasion during falls on asphalt is very strict and usually not even passed by products considered to be the longest-lasting. Thanks to its particular three-sided armoured weave and surface plasma treatment, the waterrepellence and breathability offered by Peox are guaranteed to maintain their maximum values over time.
Texas is a fabric for sports clothing made in high-tenacity twisted Polyamide (PA 90%), Elastomer (EA 5%), and Polyurethane resin (5%). Because it is a twisted thread, it offers excellent resistance to abrasion and breaking along with excellent comfort, thanks to elastomeric inserts. The particular finishing grants optimum water repellence and permits elevated water/oil repellence even after washing without requiring ironing. This treatment was developed thanks to nanotechnology applied to textile finishing. The polyurethane resin coating provided is also breathable.
This exclusive fabric was born from experience in the production of fabrics for work and protective clothing. The need to combine elevated mechanical resistance with the aesthetic attraction and comfort typical of natural fibre were the driving principles behind its engineering. The fabric’s warp is made with special Polyamide 6.6 thread subjected to high-torsion twisting after first undergoing inflation. The weft is composed of a selection of particularly long double-twisted cottons in order to ensure the maximum resistance possible. The result is an innovative material with extremely high mechanical resistance and a cottony look and feel. The waterproofing finishing applied is based on polytetrafluorate products that grant the material excellent waterrepellence and stain-proof qualities.
This new fabric with good resistance to wear and tear is made in high tenacity texturized Nylon 6.6 yarn in the warp and in Cordura and Thermolite hollow fiber fabric in the weft. This innovative product guarantees elevated comfort thanks to the presence of Thermolite hollow fiber yarn that creates a barrier against the heat and the cold, in this way giving the garments light weight, the maximum thermal insulation, and the minimum thickness. The use of these yarns also makes garments dry quickly, easy to wash, and non-allergenic. Protector treatment, developed through the application of nanotechnology to textile finishing, eliminates the need for garments to be ironed and permits the properties of oil- and water-repellence to be regained through air drying alone.
This fabric is made in Polyamide 6.6 using special exclusive threads. Three counts of microfibre yarn are provided with high torsion twisting in order to obtain the greatest performance.The extremely number of filaments per cm2 (more than 13,000/cm2) grants good mechanical strength and excellent comfort.Special Teflon® HT protective treatment makes the fabric remarkably water-repellent at no expense to breathability.The special “oewriting effect” finish enhances the distinctive “oeVintage” effect over time and gives each garment a uniquely personal touch.
GORE-TEX® brand PTFE, PU and PTFE membrane that ensures an exceptional waterproof seal, breathability, and wear resistance in order to guarantee greater comfort even in the cold and rain.
GORE-TEX® LAMINATED LEATHER
The partnership between Dainese and W.L. GORE has lead to an exclusive constructive process that bonds natural leather to GORE-TEX® membrane through lamination in order to unite the former’s s excellent water repellence and breathability with the latter’s remarkable abrasion resistance in order to guarantee a superior waterproof seal than other types of lamination construction thanks to the reduced amount of stitching and the heat sealing provided over the same.
GORE-TEX® MEMBRANE WITH XTRAFIT ™ TECHNOLOGY
Elevated and tactile sensitivity on the handlebar and a waterproof seal at the same time are guaranteed by GORE-TEX® membrane with X-TRAFIT™ technology. The gluing of GORETEX ® membrane on the outside to the internal liner creates a waterproof, windproof, breathable three-layer structure that gives the feeling of being just one layer at the same time feels for the added advantage of greater comfort and riding precision.
This hydrophilic membrane applied to D-Dry® fabric ensures an ideal seal against undesired penetration by water and air. Elevated breathability ensures the evaporation of perspiration under all weather conditions.
Polyester and polyamide fabric with highly breathable, totally waterproof, windproof membrane capable of offering elevated comfort while riding permits the outflow of perspiration while protecting the body against infiltration of cold air.
Innovative liner in bacteriostatic polyester yarn developed through nanotechnology. The treatment of nano-particles with silver ions ensures greater efficacy in antibacteria and anti-odour properties, longer life, and better resistance to washing because the silver particles are inside the fibre itself and not brought in from outside as in bacteriostatic yarns.
MEMBRANE LAMINATED WITH OUTER FABRIC
The fabric is laminated directly to the membrane and provided with heat-sealed internal seams. In addition to ensuring the characteristics of breathability and a waterproof, windproof seal, this construction significantly reduces the item’s weight while preventing the body from absorbing rain, lowers the windchill effect, and promotes rapid drying.
3D BUBBLE LINER
Born and tested to the needs of racers like Valentino Rossi, this particular three-dimensional liner permits the creation of an air chamber between the inside and outside of the clothes in order to provide an ideal microclimate during both summer and winter. It is no longer necessary to insert or remove the old thermal liner that compromised perfect fit and size when the weather changes. The 3D Bubble liner ensures the same fit all year round.
PRIMALOFT® THERMAL PADDING
This thermal padding in highquality microfibre offers elevated insulation properties, light weight and softness combined with low water absorption. The padding’s elevated compression capacity permits application in a wide range of extreme sporting goods.
POSITIONING OF THE STITCHING
Each and every detail has a precise function: the pursuit of safety also demands careful study into the correct positioning of the stitching to both ensure greater comfort and prevent breakage that would remove protection and subject the wearer to greater risk during a spill.
NOSTATEX® PURESILVER FABRIC
Thanks to a special composition in cotton, polyamide 6.6, and silver fiber woven into the yarn, this fabric guarantees optimum antistatic dissipation, thermoregulation, irradiation and anti-bacteria characteristics without risk of losing any of these properties even after numerous washings.
This exclusive patented Dainese technology used for the stiff inserts in gloves consists in the hot application of thermoformed inserts and a stainless steel net inside the fabric without stitching or layering that might otherwise weaken the glove’s structure.
This polyurethane insert positioned at the base of the little finger reduces therisk of unnatural twisting in case of fall.
Aramidic fiber with elevated resistance to tear, wear, shear and heat complemented by low electrical conductivity and high resistance to chemical corrosion. This excellent mechanical performance is matched by the lightweight and softness of the thread that guarantees comfort and a perfect fit at the same time.
This strap on the glove’s cuff prevents even partial undesired removal in case of fall while also keeping the stiff inserts in correct position in every situation.
This composite material is composed of woven carbon filaments immersed in resin and then solidified to create an extremely lightweight fiber that vaunts elevated structural rigidity at the same time.
The use of inserts in metal like titanium, steel, aluminum or special alloys grants greater protection against abrasion for the body’s joints, reduces the risk of dangerous rotation and/or rolling during fall, and distributes impact energy over a wider surface area.
COMPOSITE PROTECTOR HOMOLOGATED TO EN 1621.1/97 STANDARD
With their special construction, composite protectors on the shoulders, elbows and knees homologated to EN 1621.1/97 Standard offer elevated protection. A rigid external plastic shell absorbs and distributes impact energy over the protector’s entire surface thanks to a patented reticulate structure that also offers lower thickness and weight. The inside of the protector in high-density polyethylene foam has elevated deformability and high shape memory retention that ensures greater comfort through adaptation to the wearer’s body, which is also served by perforation on the outside that increases breathability.
CO-INJECTED SHOULDER WITH METAL INSERT
The co-injected shoulder with metal insert is one of the most revolutionary innovations developed for Dainese garments. The customary removable composite protection has been substituted here by an injection of plastic material over a net externally covered in polyurethane. A pocket for the insertion of the metal plate fastened by rivets on the inside is created inside this structure. The result is a completely armoured CE homologated protector jointed to the rest of the garment with the minimum occupation of space for the maximum advantage to the wearer’s comfort.
HOMOLOGATED PROTECTOR WITH SHOULDER-UPPER ARM JOINT
Composite protectors composed of shoulder and upper arm parts jointed together in order to cover not only the specific area to be protected but also the other immediately adjacent parts without compromising normal freedom of movement.
Constant technological research and study for the ideal ergonomics have led to the development of a new generation of protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard capable of combining a high level of protection for compliance to the Standard with extreme flexibility and incomparable comfort. A sandwich composed of an outer layer in polymer derived from F1 racing with the highest shock absorption capacity and remarkable elasticity is bonded to an inner layer of polyethylene foam of the highest thickness to create an extremely flexible and deformable structure that also vaunts high shape retention for adaptation to the shapes of the body in order to ensure excellent ergonomics able to follow the body in even its smallest movements The perforated structure also ensures the correct ventilation of the area for greater riding comfort.
Special material (water-repellent elastic-visco nitrile rubber) with shape retention memory and excellent energy absorption that adapts perfectly to the shape of the body and ensures optimum fit.
The central layer of the Wave back protector features an aluminum honeycomb structure with excellent shock absorption performance combined with the capacity for progressive and controlled deformation in order to ensure better protection at lower weight than other solutions.
Polypropylene honeycomb structure (h. 10 mm). Guarantees elevated rigidity and progressive, controlled deformation capacity under both high and low impact to ensure maximum protection with limited weight.
Synthetic polymer used to produce the stiff shell in protectors.
Distinguished by elevated resistance to abrasion and impact.
Very light, and completely watertight.
BACK PROTECTOR HOMOLOGATED TO EN 1621.2/2003 STANDARD
Directly from the racing world. On the track, the maximum riding performance is ensured only when the rider is completely concentrated without worry of injury in case of fall. Dainese® has always provided its champions with the latest state of the art in terms of safety and then transferred this technology to products for the public at large. Back protector homologation is the final step in making the same protectors used and tested by champs like Valentino Rossi available to motorcycle riders everywhere. The homologation of back protectors to EN 1621.2/2003 Standard means that they have successfully passed a maximum impact force transmissible level before sale. The Standard assesses protectors at two performance levels after receiving a series of impacts from a striking force in a predetermined area.
The Shield Air back protector is composed of a honeycomb polypropylene structure that offers excellent shock absorption with progressive, controlled
Coverage is the area covered by the resistant structure of the impact protector. The larger this area is, of course, the more body is protected. However, there are some ergonomic features which limit the maximum dimensions of this area. In particular, the impact protector must not limit
The pursuit of excellence in mechanical performance and comfort has led to the development of a rigid external shell with corrugation and perforation that distributes over a wider area the force generated by impact while ensuring light weight and breathability at the same time.
LUMBAR STRIPS / PROTECTORS
By way of information, lumbar protectors are a category of protectors with reduced coverage, as established by the standards, featuring a rectangular shape with a minimum area, the size of which is still proportional to the waistline-shoulder height. It is important to clear up a misunderstanding about lumbar strips and, in general, protectors obtained by combining a few plates. Let us look at Wave 38 and 42, for example. These are classified by the standard as lumbar protectors with a waistline-shoulder height corresponding to individuals with heights of 180 and 190 cm respectively. These strips can be worn by shorter people, of course, for example 170 cm, but they must not absolutely be considered as back protectors for short individuals. The standard makes a clear distinction between Back protectors and Lumbar Protectors.
Active safety also means preventing accidents: the study of ergonomics underlies all Dainese® protectors developed to follow the lines of the human body in order to ensure the greatest freedom of movement and increase comfort for the greatest concentration of attention on riding. One example is provided by the back protector developed with a sectional structure in order to permit both the total backward and forward bending of the trunk and lateral flexure thanks to the lumbar joint.
CHEST PROTECTOR HOMOLOGATED TO pr-EN 1621.3/2009 PRE-STANDARD
Protection means not only absorbing impact but also distributing impact forces over the widest area possible: Dainese has always kept both aspects in mind when measuring the efficacy of its protectors. The new pre-standard for chest protectors pr-EN 1621.3/09 introduces a new parameter for the measurement of protector performance: in addition to indicating the maximum range of transmittable impact force in which the protector must respond, its capacity to distribute impact force in two different points of the area measured is also indicated
THE THORAX PROJECT
The particular structure of the human chest responds to impact by compressing itself, with potentially harmful consequences to both the bones and the internal organs: this required the development of a protector capable of effectively reducing both thoracic compression and VC Viscous criteria. Collaboration with important international partners on the Aprosys Project, the study of accident dynamics, complex simulation software and strict validation testing has finally led to the development of a new family of chest protectors based on the concept of impact force distribution in addition to absorption.
ARTICLES CERTIFIED AS PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AS PER EN 13595 STANDARD
Certified safety: in further confirmation of the safety of its products, the results of incomparable experience on racetracks the world over with collaboration from the greatest motorcycle racing champions, Dainese certifies the most significant models in its collection to EN 13595 Standards for protective apparel for professional motorcycle riders that prescribe strict tests for the measurement of resistance to abrasion, impact, bursting strength, and tearing caused by impact, and the presence of protectors homologated to EN 1621.1/97.
STONE SHIELD FOR OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLING HOMOLOGATED TO EN14021 STANDARD EN14021
The reference standard for Certification of Stone Shield chest protectors for Motocross or Off-road motorcycling use. The technical standard defines the tests that this protective equipment must pass in order to guarantee an adequate level of protection for motorcyclists.
D-AXIAL CONTROL SYSTEM
The axial control system for the foot works through an articulated structure integrated into the boot that serves a triple purpose: protection against the twisting of the ankle; reduction of impact intensity through the distribution of the shock over the structure’s entire surface, and the protection of the foot against intrusion of foreign objects.
SUIT TO BOOT FASTENING SYSTEM
This exclusive Dainese patent lets boots be worn and fastened by Velcro® strip under certain suits. The result is greater safety because of the reduction in the number of garment parts that might get hooked to the bike during fall, lower weight, better aerodynamics, and increased comfort due to the reduction of the boot’s volume and the greater adherence of the rider’s leg to the vehicle.
SHOCK ABSORPTION SOLE
Increasing the capacity to absorb compression impact in the foot is the objective that led to the development of a new racing sole provided with its own shock absorption system through an insert with controlled deformation in the heel that permits more proportional response to the stress received.
This metal vaunts an elevated strength/weight ratio, high resistance to both mechanical stress and corrosion and excellent thermal conductivity. The use of this precious material in protective inserts represents the latest state-of-the-art thanks to its low asphalt friction coefficient that reduces the risks of rider’s rolling/getting jammed somewhere during a fall for greater protection.
BOOT HOMOLOGATED TO EN 13634 STANDARD EN 13634
Standard specifies strict testing by accredited institutes that assesses compliance with chemical (the pH of the upper) and mechanical (the upper’s resistance to wear, tear, and shear and the resistance of the sole to detachment) requisites required of safety footwear for professional motorcycle riders.
SHOES CERTIFIED TO EN 13643 STANDARD
Protection from head to toe, always: nothing can be left to chance, especially in the protection of delicate body parts such as the feet, which are often subjected to extreme trauma. Years of experience on racetracks the world over and highly sensitive testers like Valentino Rossi and many other motorcycle racing champs has helped Dainese develop footwear with the highest level of safety, and their certification to EN 13643 Standard as protective footwear for motorcycle professionals confirms their efficacy, as documented by the results of abrasion and tear resistance and sole detachment from the upper testing.
ELECTRONIC HEATING SYSTEM
This electronic system built into the garment permits the localized generation of heat with an autonomy of around 150 minutes. Heating power can be set independently per zone as required by the wearer thanks to a multi-function panel with the following controls: -system switch on/off; -heat zone selection; -heating power per zone selection within a range of 60- 100%.