The CE regulation EN17092 is here to guarantee that you are riding with the appropriate amount of protection depending on your use. Whether you are crossing countries or commuting in the city.

In reality, it’s a long and complex process that all manufacturers have to go through in collaboration with independent testing laboratories that test :

-Impact Abrasion with a Darmstadt machine

-Traction resistance (ASTM-D 5034-95)

-Tear resistance UNE EN ISO 4674-1 : 2004)

-Burst resistance (13595-3)

-Seam tension (BS-3320)

5 levels of protection

Class C
For garments that include impact protectors but offer no abrasion resistance (armored motocross shorts, etc.).

Class B
For garments that offer abrasion resistance but offer no impact protection.

Class A
For garments that offer both impact protection and abrasion resistance with very good freedom of movement (light pants, leggings, etc.).

Class AA
For garments that offer a good level of impact protection and abrasion resistance, while still offering decent freedom of movement (jeans, jackets, etc.).

Class AAA
For garments that offer the highest level of protection but with the most movement restriction (leather suits, hard textile garment, etc.).

The key is to find the balance between all those levels. At Bowtex®, we aim to offer the maximum level of protection WITH the best flexibility. That means, using the strongest fabrics, with a garment construction that fits the bill.

3 Zones

The EN17092 regulation has divided the body into different zones.

-Zone 1 : Knees and hips for pants and elbows and shoulders for jackets. Where the impact protectors are located. This zone will like take the highest amount of damage at impact in case of a fall.

-Zone 2 : Considered high risk zones like upper-thighs and buttocks.

-Zone 3 : Considered low risk zones such as calves and the inside of the legs.


Above the norm

At Bowtex®, not only do we reach the required level of protection dictated by the regulation, we surpass it in every way. The STANDARD R achieves level AA certification with level AAA abrasion resistance on high risk areas.

AAA1120km/h≥ 50 N≥ 12 N/mm
275km/h≥ 50 N≥ 12 N/mm
345km/h≥ 35 N≥ 8 N/mm
AA170km/h≥ 40 N≥ 8 N/mm
245km/h≥ 40 N≥ 8 N/mm
325km/h≥ 30 N≥ 6 N/mm
A145km/h≥ 35 N≥ 6 N/mm
225km/h≥ 25 N≥ 6 N/mm
3/≥ 25 N≥ 4 N/mm
B145km/h≥ 35 N≥ 6 N/mm
225km/h≥ 25 N≥ 6 N/mm
3/≥ 25 N≥ 4 N/mm
C145km/h≥ 25 N≥ 6 N/mm
225km/h≥ 25 N≥ 6 N/mm
3/≥ 25 N≥ 4 N/mm

Approved by an independant laboratory…

CE Declaration of Conformity - Standard R

CE Declaration of Conformity - ESSENTIAL

CE Declaration of Conformity - STANDARD R SHIRT

…and always drag tested for our pleasure!


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