The D-TEX 3-layer developed by Damen is a removable waterproof membrane built up of 3 layers. This means that the membrane is laminated on both sides, which adds to the durability. The D-TEX 3-layer is a breathable waterproof layer, that is also extremely flexible. For example, on hot days you can zip off a layer, which means that by also opening any Airvents, the clothing offers additional ventilation and therefore helps to cool you down.
Hydrophobic leather is a water-repellent leather that is used by Damen in combination with the Cordura® 500D and Schoeller® Dynatec fabrics. In chemistry, hydrophobicity is the physical property of a molecule (known as a hydrophobe) that is repelled from a mass of water. The leather therefore does not absorb any water.
The Cordura® fabric provides rugged durable performance. The Cordura® fabric is constructed with qualifying yarns which are woven in accordance with INVISTA® approved fabric standards.
Damen Motorcycle clothing uses 500D Cordura® fabric. The fluorescent colours of this fabric fulfil the EN-20471 standards for high visibility clothing, which applies as standard with public authorities. Because of its exceptional strength to weight ratio, the Cordura® 500 is extremely comfortable to wear.
The Damen SW protection is used as standard in the jackets and trousers of Damen Motorcycle clothing and meets the requirements of EN-1621-2, 2014. This protection standard is the standard for the clothing worn by professional motorcyclists. The characteristic of these protectors, made from memory foam, is that they respond to the shape of the body when warmed up by the body's heat.
The shoulder - elbow - and knee protectors are CE certified with the highest possible Level (2). The back protection that is used as standard is Level 1; this can also be obtained with Level 2 certification.
The zip-off thermal lining is suitable for use in cold conditions. The thermofibre is lined with a sort of aluminium layer, which makes this highly reflective. This lining retains the body heat and repels the cold outside air.