Not all bikers want to wear leathers. We’re with that, especially when you want to show your club badge off on the back as well. After wearing hoodies over leathers ourselves, we felt we had to design an alternative that meant you didn’t have to ride wearing two layers of bulky clothing. So here it is, an alternative protective jacket that allows you to ride freely, without the weight and appearance of leathers…

...introducing Raptor™ Armoured Hoodies

PERFECT FOR...

The
Road Test

VENUE | Saddleworth Moor, UK

WEIGHT | 25kg bag of soil inside the hoodie

SPEED | 0-55mph

DISTANCE COVERED | 150 metres

TIME UNTIL DESTRUCTION | 22 seconds

AVAILABLE IN TWO FABRICS

FRENCH TERRY ZIP HOODIE

Made from heavyweight 350gsm traditional hoodie fabric with a full DuPont Kevlar® lining and Tampa level 1 & 2 body armour.

Ideal for summer riding

FEATURES

Fully lined with DuPont Kevlar®

Timpa 1 body armour for back protection

Timpa 2 body armour for shoulders, elbows/forearms protection

Outer zipped pockets


Inside zipped pockets

Inside phone pocket

Think cuffs and waistband for extra comfort plus prevents ride-up

Print options available to back and arms

Available in sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL (see size chart below)

FABRIC: Outer: 85% cotton, 15% polyester, with breathable TPU layer

Inner: 50% polyester, 50% DuPont Kevlar®

RRP £89.97

LAUNCH OFFER PRICE

£69.99

SOFT SHELL ZIP HOODIE

Waterproof and windproof soft shell zipped hoodie with a full DuPont Kevlar® lining and Tampa level 1 & 2 body armour.

Ideal for all year round riding

FEATURES

Fully lined with DuPont Kevlar®

Timpa 1 body armour for back protection

Timpa 2 body armour for shoulders, elbows/forearms protection

Outer zipped pockets


Inside zipped pockets

Inside phone pocket

Think cuffs and waistband for extra comfort plus prevents ride-up

Print options available to back and arms

Available in sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL (see size chart below)

FABRIC: Outer: 95% polyester, 5% spandex, with breathable TPU layer

Inner: 50% polyester, 50% DuPont Kevlar®

RRP £99.97

LAUNCH OFFER PRICE

£84.99

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FEATURES

External zip pockets

Internal zip pocket 1

Internal velcro pocket

Internal zip pocket 2

Fully lined with CE approved 50/50 DuPont Kevlar®

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CE Timpa Level 1 & 2 Body Armour

Optional: Reflective Vinyl Print to EN:174 Standard

When light hits the print

Are you a member of a club and would you like your club badge printed on your Raptor™ hoodie?

We offer a full design and print service for all clubs, providing standard vinyl print, reflective print or embroidery to front, back or arms.

If you are interested in this, please call us on 01422 370117 or email steve@zhoodz.co.uk so we can give you a quote.

Please note: All embroidery orders must be a min 20 items.

EN 1621 Motorcyclists’ Protective Clothing against mechanical impact

EN_1621-1

EN 1621-1: 2012
Part 1 - Requirements and test methods for impact protectors

The principle of the EN 1621-1 test used to assess the protective qualities of armour worn on the limb joints while riding a motorcycle involves the sample being placed over a rigid metal hemispherical anvil of radius 50mm which is connected to a rigid and massive base via a high speed force sensor. A 5kg impactor with a flat strike face 80mm x 40mm is then dropped onto the sample from a height necessary to generate an impact speed of 4.47m/s – This equates to an impact energy of 50 joules. Then during the impact the force transmitted through the sample to the anvil is measured by the high speed force transducer. The lower the force the more protective a product is considered to be. To pass the standard the mean maximum transmitted force must be below 35kN and no single value should be over 50kN. The standard includes additional tests to assess performance in high and low temperature environments plus after storage in humid conditions.

EN_1621-2

EN 1621-2: 2014
Part 2 - Requirements and test methods for motorcyclists back protectors

EN 1621-2: 2014 is a second part to EN 1621 written to specifically cover back and lumbar protectors. It uses similar design and test methodology to part 1 for testing of limb protectors except that the geometry of the anvil and striker are different to better simulate the way back protectors are intended to work. The standard include additional tests to assess performance in high and low temperature environments plus after storage in humid conditions.

Designed and developed by Zhoodz® Clothing, the Raptor™ range is exclusively available only from Zhoodz®. The Raptor™ philosophy is simple: Premium products manufactured to last with your safety as our no.1 priority. Zhoodz® are always pushing for the next big thing and the team have worked tirelessly with the manufacturer to achieve a product that bikers of all ages, shapes and sizes need, whether on the roads, tracks or woodland areas. Unlike most suppliers of armoured hoodies, the Raptor™ has been road tested by our own team and the video shows our own destruction test, giving you peace of mind that our hoodies will save your skin should you slide.

After testing various linings from DuPont, the inner lining we chose is made up of a mix of 50% polyester and 50% DuPont Kevlar® in a 270gsm weight. Most other suppliers are only using 220gsm and not the new 50/50 mix. This is a DuPont product and after discussions with them, the 50/50 mix is even more abrasion resistant than the 100% Kevlar® alone, meaning slide protection is now even greater when wearing a Raptor™ Armoured Hoodie.