Resurgence have become our default manufacturer of choice when it comes to selecting our own riding gear. With this garment, we think they’ve surpassed themselves by creating a smart-casual riding shirt that provides an astounding CE Level AAA safety rating.
This riding shirt is made from single-layer PEKEV® Ultra fabric, which means it is lightweight, comfortable and highly abrasion resistant. PEKEV® is a fabric that has the highest breaking point for yarn and is actually 15 times stronger than carbon steel !. This material can withstand pretty much anything you can throw at it, including detergents, water, UV rays and chemicals – so you can expect this handsome shirt to last ride after ride and wash after wash. Plus unlike some single-layer fabrics, PEKEV® won’t have trouble regulating temperatures, which means that you can ride in warmer weather whilst staying cool and comfortable for longer.
Unlike RG’s previous riding shirts, this one comes fully loaded with CE approved D3O® Ghost armour in the shoulders and elbows as well as D3O® Viper back armour. D3O® is the market-leader in impact protectors and the Ghosts are amongst the thinnest, lightest, most breathable protectors available and are virtually invisible from outside the garment. This shirt has achieved a CE Level AAA safety standard certificate – the highest certification you can get. Providing this level of safety in a single-layer textile shirt couldn’t have been imagined just a few short years ago.
This shirt is incredibly versatile, offering the highest protection levels and can be worn for pretty much any kind of riding you might want to do – it looks really great off the bike too. In our view, Resurgence have created the ultimate riding shirt.
Every biker knows that in the event of an accident a person must have:
Protection against road impact
Protection against abrasion
Protection against cuts
Pushing the limits of Aramids and Ethylene fibres, we use only the highest quality spinning techniques available. Improving tensile strength and converting them into fabrics using exclusively elite blends we developed a 3rd generation PEKEV® fabric – this is one of the strongest and most stable fabrics in the world!
Made from the world’s toughest polymer based material, it has the highest breaking point for yarn. The tensile strength of the overall fabric is unsurpassed among all contemporary protection layers. It has the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic presently made, it’s highly resistant to corrosive chemicals (with exception of oxidizing acids), has extremely low moisture absorption, a very low coefficient of friction, is self-lubricating and is highly resistant to abrasion – in some forms being 15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel. It is highly resistant to water, moisture, most chemicals, UV radiation, and micro-organisms.
Our fabric is internationally field tested and ready for the most demanding motorbike riders of the world. Where other brands fail to perform in safety, durability and comfort we excel – wash after wash and drag after drag!
World’s toughest polymer based material, the highest breaking point in yarn
With a world beating abrasion resistance of 10.83 seconds, the results of our CE EN13595-1 level 2 testing, you are wearing the results of ten years of research every time you ride out
CE rating is for the whole garment, not just the hip and knee protectors
Over 200% stronger than KEVLAR®, 15 times stronger than carbon steel
Dual layer and cross knitting, exceptionally strong against motion cuts
Protective lining is 270 GSM, stronger than 550 GSM KEVLAR® lining
Wash safe – moisture will not affect performance, wash after wash
Wicking lining to draw away moisture (body sweat)
Disperse body heat quickly, greatly improves riding comfort
Soft Inner mesh lining, soft on skin
Overall Jeans weigh 0.5 kilos less than our nearest competitor (stronger materials equals less weight)
100% of the jeans are covered with the protection layer, from the top of the waistband to the bottom leg seam
No outer armour/pad pocket stitches
Includes D3O T5 Evo X removable hip & knee armour (this is not an additional cost like with many other brands)
Highest quality materials and production, up to 20 times more lifespan than other brands
Unlike aramid fabric which degrades quickly PEKEV® is strong against:
Ionic enzyme washing. In 90% of cases aramid fibres are treated with ionic enzymes when washing denim, so performance is affected right from the point of manufacturing. Aramids are sensitive to acids. PEKEV® is unaffected.
Bleach. Chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite) treatment completely destroys the strength of aramid fabrics. PEKEV® remains unaffected.
Ultra violet (sunlight to you and me). In strong sunlight, or a high UV environment, aramid fibres degrade and life cycle is reduced. With PEKEV® there is no degredation and the fibres are unaffected.
Moisture. Aramid strength is affected by moisture and washing. PEKEV® is again not affected.
Detergents. Superior chemical resistance means that the performance of PEKEV® is unaffected by these.
Heat dispersion. Most aramid fabrics retain heat and do not breathe PEKEV® disperses body heat and is breathable, so keeps you cool comfortable and able to focus even on long runs on sunny days.
D3O® GHOST: How it Works
D3O uses patented, patent-pending and proprietary technologies to make rate-sensitive, soft, flexible materials with high shock absorbing properties.
D3O® Ghost is the thinnest and most flexible limb protector range from D3O.
Designed as fit and forget armour for use in motorsports and mountain bike, D3O® Ghost is made with the revolutionary new Impact Print technology which allows for unrivalled freeform geometry and flexibility.
CE certified to EN 1621-1:2012, Level 1, for Ambient and Wet conditions
Type A coverage
Superior breathability and low-profile design
Market-leading flexibility, with geometry which conforms to the limb, fitting perfectly against the body.
Simple integration into garments through hook and loop attachment space at the top of the protectors.
It is recommended that you place limb protector with the fabric side facing to the jeans to ensure no read through of the protector.