In the European Motorcycle CE EN13595-1 standard tests Saint Denim achieves 3.67 seconds* (approx 50 meters slide time).
SAINT DENIM IS MADE WITH A BLEND OF COTTON AND ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE (UHMWPE)
OK, straight up, the Saint Denim Jackets, Vests and Jeans work with a different ballistic fibre - what we’re talking about is Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene.
So what is UHMWPE? It’s a space age material from the space age. UHMWPE more typically moonlights under names like Dyneema® (what Saint uses). It gets woven, laminated, diluted, and extruded for a range of products; from clothing, armour and ballistic protection, sails and bags, to snowboard bases, surgical implants and chemical-resistant containers.
It’s super strong, super light, puncture and tear-resistant, abrasion-resistant (15 times more than carbon steel), chemical-resistant and slippery.
So why isn’t it everywhere? Those long molecular chains are pretty expensive to manufacture, so the stuff ain’t cheap. But when it comes to motorcycle apparel and denim, it works a treat for high-end ultralight, ultra-strong all day wearable gear, which is what Saint is all about.
Saint Unbreakable Denim is like nothing we’ve ever worn. First you will notice is they are really cool on the skin with a hand feel that is more like your favourite pair of denims that have been your stable for the past few months. While being super tough, they are surprisingly light for a 12oz denim.
The detailed construction includes triple stitched seams bound along leg and crotch, quality YKK zips with the outer leg seams taped up with 3M reflective on the cuffs. The cut is a little longer in the leg and they have a surprisingly good fit on any body shape.
Best, Saint denim wears like denim - it is single layer and all-day-wearable, and being ballistic, will retain their shape through your wash and dry cycle – they will never shrink.