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Elite Shirt CE Level AAA

449,00

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The motorcycle gear that doesn’t feel like one! Designed to be the most discreet and protective shirt ever made, the Elite is certified for abrasion and impact resistance to the maximum rating CE AAA (120km/h)! Weighing in at only 1000g, the shirt allows you to ride in total safety with complete freedom of movement. It is so unobtrusive that you will have no more excuses not to ride fully equipped, you can wave goodbye to heavy traditional motorcycle gear and ride in your own style.

Developed by Bowtex® specifically for motorcycle use (and abuse) in partnership with Dyneema®, the Elite range fabric is unique and 100% made in Germany. It’s thermo-conductive properties allow for a soft and cool contact against the skin resulting in the ultimate level of comfort. Dyneema® offers maximum strength with minimum weight, produced in a patented gel spinning process in which the fibers are drawn, heated, elongated, and cooled. Bowtex uses these super strong yarns and spins them in a circular knitting machine to create our unique double face Dyneema®/polyamide fabric. It’s 15x stronger than steel at the same weight! As well as its extraordinary strength, Dyneema® excels in cut and abrasion resistance and has a high resistance to chemicals and UV. The Bowtex Elite was developed to get you covered 365 days a year, from your every day commute to a road trip with your friends.

 

with Dyneema

 

Model is 183cm, 76kg, wearing an ELITE size MEDIUM.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

• Wear it as a baselayers under any regular clothes or on it's own thanks to the AAA certification level

• Ultra lightweight, thin and easily packable​ so you can ride in your own style

• Maximum CE level AAA (120km/h) rating according to EN17092-2:2020

• Full Dyneema® x Bowtex® fabric coverage for maximum protection, breathability and comfort

• Reinforced seams all around, rated 16.5N/mm resistance, our strongest seams ever

• The thermo-conductive Dyneema® x Bowtex® fibers are in direct contact with the skin for that famous cold and soft feel

• Integrated belt loops allowing you to attach it to your trousers

• Asymmetrical cut provide a longer back panel to get you fully covered in riding position

• SAS-TEC Tripleflex level 2 elbow (KB2) and shoulder (rigid SC-1-41) protectors included

• Optional protectors: SC1-B52 back or SC1-B52-2 back level 2 & SC1-CP7 chest

• Our deep black color fabric is crafted for the most demanding dress codes and does not fade over time

• Unique Dyneema® fabric developed by Bowtex® and made in Germany

• All components and assembly 100% made in Europe​

SIZING

ELITE SHIRT
Choose your regular t-shirt size. If you wear oversized t-shirt, please size down. The Elite shirt is designed to be worn close to skin like a baselayer.
XS
S
M
L
XL
XXL

THE CE CERTIFICATION QUICKLY EXPLAINED

- the new CE EN17092 helps motorcyclists know the real resistance of an equipment... and not choose something because it looks and feels strong!

- an independent lab test not only the fabric BUT ALSO the impact, traction resistance, tear resistance, burst and seam resistance!

- it has 5 levels of resistance:

  • AAA (120km/h)
  • AA (70km/h)
  • A (45km/h)
  • B (45km/h with no impact protectors)
  • C (protectors but no abrasion resistance (armored motocross shorts, etc.))

Want to know more? Take a look at our Technologies page.

WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE?

ESSENTIAL
This is the easy go-to solution you’ve been looking for. It’s light, flexible so you can ride in your own style. Approved by riders since 2015, providing safety and comfort thanks to the Coolmax® fibers used in the fabric construction.

STANDARD R
It’s the versatile piece! Great breathability thanks to it’s X-panel construction, and also very resistant. They’re the perfect summer trousers. You can still wear them underneath jeans but they’ll be a bit bulkier.

ELITE
It’s the best of the best in every aspect! Extremely strong and yet super light and breathable. Even more flexible and minimal compared to the Essential. It breathes super well and leaves a fresh feel against the skin.

MADE IN EUROPE
Prototyping : Brussels
Fabrics : Germany
Labels : Netherlands
Elastic : Belgium
Boxes : Belgium
Stitching : Portugal

Learn more here.

SHIPPING

Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany free shipping and prepaid exchange (starts at 160€)

Rest of Europe + Switzerland 9€ flat rate or 15€ depending on the country and prepaid exchange.

Iceland 20€ flat rate and prepaid exchange.

USA free shipping with USPS Priority Mail. One-time prepaid exchange shipping label (for a Priority Mail medium size box type 2).

Canada $30USD flat rate, exchange at the customer’s expense.

Special sale free shipping starts at 160€. Special sale price -50%: no exchange, no refunds. Offer is limited to Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Spain.

Refund
Don't feel like a Bowtex® is right for you? No problem, you can return your Bowtex® within 14 days of receipt for a full refund. The return costs are at your expense and to be made either to Belgium or to the USA. As soon as your return arrives at our warehouse, the Quality Control department will carry out the appropriate checks. Requests for exchange or refund must be received within 14 days from delivery and items must be returned in resalable condition, in their original packaging with all labels attached. The refund will be made within 14 days of receipt of the goods, the amount will be credited to the same means of payment used at the time of the order provided that the returned product is in its original condition.

TRUE DYNEEMA® vs UHMWPE

When measured, Dyneema® matches its claimed strength of 35 cN/dtex while other generic HMPE fibers show significant variation, being up to 22% lower in strength! Dyneema® massively outperforms all generic HMPE in abrasion and creep lifetime comparisons.

Learn more: Learn-why-not-all-HMPE-is-the-same.pdf

COMPOSITION

Main Layer: 43% Dyneema® - 57% polyamide
Second Layer: 87% polyamide - 68% elastane

 

 

[OPTIONAL PROTECTORS: SC1-B52 BACK or SC1-B52-2 BACK & SC1-CP7 CHEST]

 

 

Dyneema® and Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™ are trademarks of DSM. Use of these trademarks is prohibited unless strictly authorized.

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