How are Brummell Blazers Tested

CE EN17092 Safety Standard

EN17092: 2020 is the new, strictest so far, standard for motorcycle clothing, often referred to simply as the CE rating. There are 5 levels of protection:

• AAA (track gear)
• AA (touring gear)
• A (urban gear)
• B (urban gear with no impact protectors)
• C (undergarment or overgarment with no protection)

It aims to determine whether motorcycle clothing meets the requirements for a certain level of protection as a safe garment for the rider. The application of the standard means that the PPE that looks like protective motorcycle gear (or in our case doesn’t look like one), actually is protective motorcycle gear!
The Brummell Blazer is tested and certified under EN17092:2020-4 as Class A protective gear (for urban riding). Therefore, all our apparel that is sold is classified as PPE – Personal protective equipment. Several aspects of the protective gear are tested such as Darmstadt abrasion resistance, tear strength, seam strength, chemical tests, ergonomics, and protectors’ positioning.

EN17092:2020-4 Standard

Darmstadt Abrasion Resistance

All materials from the external to the internal layer of the Brummell Blazer have been subjected to the Darmstadt abrasion-resistance tests at different speeds on the different zones. The Darmstadt abrasion-resistance test is a procedure that simulates the abrasion of motorcycle clothing on asphalt, in our case, according to EN17092:2020-4 (Class A). 

EN 1621-1: 2012 & EN 1621-2: 2014 Standards

Protector Impact Tests

The protective qualities of the shoulder and elbow impact protectors are assessed according to the standard EN 1621-1: 2012. There are two levels of protection, level 1 (lower level) and level 2 (higher level of protection). CE Level 1 protectors shall have a maximum transmitted force of 18 kN, and no single value shall exceed 24 kN. CE Level 2 protectors shall have a maximum transmitted force of only 9 kN, and no single value shall exceed 12 kN. 

EN ISO 4674-1:2016 & EN ISO 4674-1:2016 Standards

Tear and Seam Strength

All structural external materials and protector pockets' materials are tested to make sure they meet the standard’s requirements and do not tear up if a slide shall occur at the given speed. All materials are tested separately in two directions, warp and weft.

EN ISO 13688:2013 Standard

Chemical tests

Chemical tests on all materials are made (pH, azo dyes, nickel, etc). This is to be sure all materials forming the Brummell Blazer comply with the standard’s criteria and that the blazer is completely safe and hazard-free for the rider.

Ergonomics and Fit

The Brummell Blazer is designed to provide great comfort and ergonomics for the rider, besides having a classy blazer appearance. This is also one of the standard’s criteria and is confirmed by the test results. After all, riders want safety and a fashionable look, but also comfort and freedom of movement while riding. And you have to feel comfortable on the road to prevent injuries and have pleasant rides.

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