Why Bull-it Jeans?
Bull-it jeans has an innovation track record matched by no other brand of protective riding gear. First in the world to achieve CE Level II in 2013 for a motorcycle denim jean. Vertically manufactured from polymer – through filament yarn – into spun yarn – delivering super lightweight fabrics for jeans and motorcycle racers.
Bull-it partners with Covec materials to develop innovative, high performance impact and abrasion resistant materials, specifically for motorcycle use.
On Testing and Rating Standards, AA & AAA, what does it mean?
Multiple tests are carried out, by various manufacturers of protective gear, from strength and performance to ethical chemical tests, to achieve the new CE EN17092 standard.
One of the performance tests is abrasion. The abrasion element of the test originally used KPH as a unit of performance to underpin the level achieved.
For example AAA was equal to replicating a slide at 120KPH (74.56MPH), AA 70 KPH (43.49MPH) and A 45KPH (27.96MPH).
The intent behind using KPH as the unit of measure was admirable, giving the end consumer an idea of what he was buying.
However, that number can not be verified once a persons weight and road conditions are factored in.
For current testing, the unit of measure switched from KPH to RPM, So the abrasion test is carried out at RPM from 265 to 775, A to AAA.
All to say, we should take the A through AAA ratings, usually expressed as x seconds slide rating at x speed, with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, a double or triple A rated garment is going to protect you Way A LOT More than your average pair of jeans.