CE PRODUCT INFO
PERFORMANCES – HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CORRECT GARMENT
The degree of risk or hazard that a motorcyclist will face is closely linked to the type of riding and the nature of the accident. Riders are cautioned to carefully choose motorcyclists’ protective garments that match their riding activity and risks. Other garments or garment combinations certified according to the EN 17092 series of standards may provide more appropriate protection than this garment but there may be weight or ergonomic (e.g. range of motion restrictions) or heat stress penalties associated with their use, that may be less appropriate for some riders’ activities.
Please see below the classes provided:
Class AAA garments offer the best possible protection from impact and abrasion but may have limiting ergonomic, weight and thermal penalties for some riding activities. Some common examples are: one-piece or two-piece suits.
Class AA garments offer protection from impact and abrasion against the risks of the greatest diversity of riding activities and may have lower ergonomic and weight penalties than Class AAA garments, which some riders will not find acceptable for their specific riding activities. Some common examples are: garments designed to be worn by themselves or to be worn over other clothing.
Class A garments offer a minimum necessary degree of protection from impact and abrasion and are expected to have the least ergonomic and weight penalties for the protection provided. Some common examples are: garments, designed to be worn by themselves or to be worn over other clothing by riders in extremely hot environments.
Class B is for specialized garments, designed to provide the equivalent abrasion protection of Class A garments but without the inclusion of impact protectors. Class B garments do not offer impact protection and it is recommended that they be worn with, at least, certified shoulder and elbow impact protectors, in the case of a jacket, or certified knee impact protectors, in the case of trousers, in order to offer complete minimum protection. Some common examples are: modular garments suitable to be combined with other garments providing impact protection.
Class C is for specialized non-shell garments, designed only to hold one or more impact protectors in place, either as an undergarment = U or as an over-garment = O. Class C garments are designed to provide impact protection for areas covered by the impact protector(s) and they do not offer complete minimum abrasion and and may not offer complete minimum impact protection. Some common examples are: Impact protector ensemble garments.