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Bull-it jeans have protective properties unlike any other riding jeans available. Bull-it jeans are designed in the U.K and made of a cutting-edge engineered textile called Covec. Ideally suited to the particular safety needs of motorcycle riders, Covec offers a whole lot more than other materials typically used in riding jeans, like Kevlar and Dyneema. Read on to learn more about what makes Bull-it jeans and Covec so different.

“Any product may incorporate high performance fibres and yarns but its performance will be defined in certain circumstances by the lowest common denominator in any given situation.” -Bull-it Jeans

What is Covec?

Riding jeans are lined in key impact areas like the knees, rear, and sides of the thighs with Kevlar, Dyneema, or a similar technical yarn with a high abrasion resistance. Bull-it’s jeans are lined with Covec, a technical yarn that is...

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Bull-it jeans have protective properties unlike any other riding jeans available. Bull-it jeans are designed in the U.K and made of a cutting-edge engineered textile called Covec. Ideally suited to the particular safety needs of motorcycle riders, Covec offers a whole lot more than other materials typically used in riding jeans, like Kevlar and Dyneema. Read on to learn more about what makes Bull-it jeans and Covec so different.

“Any product may incorporate high performance fibres and yarns but its performance will be defined in certain circumstances by the lowest common denominator in any given situation.” -Bull-it Jeans

What is Covec?

Riding jeans are lined in key impact areas like the knees, rear, and sides of the thighs with Kevlar, Dyneema, or a similar technical yarn with a high abrasion resistance. Bull-it’s jeans are lined with Covec, a technical yarn that is neither an aramid like Kevlar nor a high-performance polyethylene (UHMWPE, HMPE) like Dyneema and Nomex. While aramids and UHMWPEs perform really well in some areas, Covec offers a full spectrum of protection performance.

  • High abrasion resistance and cut resistance
  • High melting point and low heat transfer
  • Resistant to the degrading effects of wear, chemicals, sweat, and repeated washings

ABRASION RESISTANCE and CUT RESISTANCE

Covec has three times the cut resistance as aramid and UHMWPE fabrics.*

Covec, Kevlar, and Dyneema are all extremely abrasion resistant, so they can withstand a lot of abrasion during a slide before ripping. Covec is more abrasion resistant than aramid materials; and UHMWPEs like Dyneema offer the highest abrasion resistance of the group, but they also come with a serious downside, as you’ll see in our next section:

PROTECTION AGAINST BURNS

Burns are extremely common effects of motorcycle accidents, and there are two primary causes: contact with hot engine parts; and friction burns during a slide. A material that transfers heat readily won’t protect your skin during either scenario, and such materials can increase the severity of injury by melting onto the skin. UHMWPEs have extremely low melting points–a serious weakness in the face of friction. Covec has a very high melting point.

LASTING DURABILITY

Covec is further set apart from the group by its ability to maintain its protective integrity after the repeated washings, wearings, and beatings you put your #1 pair of jeans through.

Covec has a high flex fatigue, meaning it withstands repeated folding and bending; and low yarn-on-yarn abrasion, which is the tendency of individual yarns of the fabric to rub against each other and break. Aramids have particularly low flex fatigue, high instance of yarn-on-yarn breakage, and succumb to the effects of hydrolysis over time by washing. Aramids are also less resistant than Covec to alkalis and acids like sweat, detergent, motor oil, and other commonly occurring substances.

*Cut resistance is measured using a blade with an applied force that is dropped onto the material. More information about Covec and its properties can be found at www.Bull-it.com and at www.Covec.co.UK.

 

Bull-it Men’s and Women’s Vintage SR6 Jeans

The Vintage SR6 jeans offer modern style for men and women with the Covec edge. ‘SR’ stands for slide rating, and the SR6 jeans are tested and certified to the CE rating for abrasion resistance for 6 seconds. Beef up your safety by adding CE-rated impact protectors to the internal protector pockets included. Check out our Guide to Back Protectors and Replacement Armor for more information on impact protection.

  • 100% cotton dark blue denim with a light faded wash; traditional 5-pocket design
  • 60% Covec coverage against road abrasion
  • Knee and hip armor pockets included for optional CE-approved protectors (sold separately)
  • Triple stitched at the side and rear seams
  • Genuine YKK locking front zipper
  • UV laminate protector inside
  • Micro-climate cool mesh liner promotes airflow and temperature regulation
  • Covec thermal barrier prevents heat transfer from road friction
  • Water repellent finish
  • Available in men’s waist sizes 30-54 and lengths 30-36
  • Available in women’s sizes 6-20 (26-40 inch waist) and lengths 31-33
  • $199.99

 

Bull-it Men’s Carbon SR6 Jeans

  • Regular fit, traditional 5-pocket design
  • 100% cotton twill main construction
  • 60% Covec coverage against road abrasion
  • Knee and hip armor pockets included for optional CE-approved protectors (sold separately)
  • Triple stitched at the side and rear seams
  • Genuine YKK locking front zipper
  • UV laminate protector inside
  • Micro-climate cool mesh liner promotes airflow and temperature regulation
  • Covec thermal barrier prevents heat transfer from road friction
  • Water repellent finish
  • Available in waist sizes 28-40 and lengths 32-34
  • $199.99

 


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