One of the most frequent questions we get asked from customers is, “What is Dyneema and why do you use it over other para-aramids like kevlar?"
Saint Co-Founder, Mike Lelliott explains - "From Saints inception, our aim has been to design the strongest single layer denim on the planet. When we started this project - my initial go to in the design process was Kevlar® - and we made some great single layer fabrics on a Kevlar® base. However, when it came to single layer strength it was a struggle to meet industry CE safety standards.
Dragging motorcycle safety technology into the future meant going deeper. It was during this research phase that we discovered the world's strongest fibre - Dyneema®. Dyneema® is a version of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene — A high-density material that can be spun like cotton, is great to wear and enabled us to realise our vision of single layer CE 13595 certified motorcycle safety apparel. Research and development is our DNA and we know what can be achieved with our Dyneema® foundation and new protective fabric technologies is just at the beginning!
SAINT'S UNBREAKABLE DENIM VS. STANDARD DENIM
THE FACTS ON DYNEEMA
+ World’s strongest fibre
+ Dyneema® is up to 5 times stronger than a para-aramids
+ 15 times stronger than steel
+ Shockingly lightweight it can float on water
+ Naturally cooling
+ Impact and burst resistant
HOW WE APPLY IT
We create all day wearable apparel that allows the freedom to look as good on your bike as you do off it with world first protection. Instead of placing bulky layers and liners into the jean we’ve woven Dyneema® fibre into the warp and weft creating a complete single layer that looks just like regular denim, is just as light as regular denim and up to 200 times longer lasting while conforming to CE 13595 level 1 testing standards with over 6 seconds abrasion resistance.