SATRA UK and The CTC France were the third party accredited PPE Laboratories we used for our Motorcycle Glove Testing.
While there are no guarantees as to how well you will be protected in a fall, we believe having products that have undergone rigorous scientific testing will better prepare you for when that happens. As they say, it's not if you'll fall, it's when!!
Cut Resistance, Tear Resistance and Seam Burst Resistance would prove to be the most difficult aspects of the European CE Mark for Professional Motorcyclist Gloves to pass successfully. These testing requirements individually, are not overly difficult to conquer. Unfortunately, it's the combination of these physical requirements that makes the overall glove construction process costly and time consuming. In addition, most attempts at a "CE" rated glove end up being overly bulky and uncomfortable. It's just one more aspect of glove design that most won't dare to consider.
The CE requirement for testing seams is somewhat flawed in our opinion. The procedure is to test the palm seam/complex specifically and only the palm. That leaves the entire rest of the glove to question. Instead, our bladder system tests every inch of our motorcycle glove chassis, not just one single seam. There's nothing held back or seams that aren't tested. In order to determine why our gloves were failing during seam burst tests we developed our own "in house" testing bladder for our glove development.
Does a CE tested motorcycle glove matter to you? We hope so, if motorcyclists are not buying motorcycle gloves for their protection, then why wear them? We believe the main reason motorcycle gloves are not currently built to these standards, is the cost. As with anything, performance isn't cheap. Our glove material costs have doubled in order to pass these testing requirements. We're willing to make that sacrifice in order to offer an Industry Leading Product.
We are so confident in our glove design and construction that our gloves come with a LIFETIME WARRANTY against manufacturing defects and workmanship. Additionally, if your glove is destroyed for any reason we'll replace it for half of its original purchase price, no questions asked.
BOTTOM LINE: WE DARE YOU TO COMPARE!!