In case anyone is wondering: I fell a couple of days ago with this hoodie on onto my side. My leg is pretty bruised up, but my shoulder and elbow are as if nothing happened. Hoodie is barely even scuffed. HIGHLY recommend
I am confused, it is a kevlar hoodie or “heavy duty cotton fleece” as written in the description?
Not sure. It has a yellow lining on the inside which might be kevlar, although heavy duty cotton sounds more accurate to me.
As I understand it the pads are usually made from foam, hard plastic, or some elastic material and are for impact resistance. The Kevlar component is woven into the fabric (I’ve seen other jackets and hoodies marketed as 50% cotton, 50% Kevlar) and is for toughness or tear resistance rather than impact resistance. So the short answer to “Is it Kevlar or heavy duty cotton” is just yes.
If you can find a bit if extra material, like a fold over along the hem for example, then you could try putting a flame to it. If it’s Kevlar it shouldn’t burn/melt.
if it’s thick cotton, like jeans, it won’t burn either
I ended up buying a kevlar+pads shirt/jacket because I’m not much of a hoodie guy. I’ll update here when it arrives to let you folks know if it deserves the same praise
The fringe will still take a flame
You guys think this is the same type of hoodie?
€60 + €7 shipping
Definitely a different one, but might be just as good
Yeah it looks like a very similar level of protective stuff to mine, definitely a different design but I think it should function well. I’m actually wearing my denim one without its pads out for a trip around town at the moment lol
I bought a board this week, got a helmet for it today but I feel like I need some more protection to feel relatively safe so probably gonna order that hoodie, some knee pads and some gloves ^^
Anything else you guys would recommend?
This is the thread you should read:
Personally I find that I only barely injur my knees whenever I fall, so I don’t wear knee pads. And unless I’m doing a new route / new board / riding fast, I might ditch the kevlar hoodie too. Gloves I wear almost always though, because even on small / goofy falls your hands get fucked up without them. And of course, if I don’t have a helmet I don’t ride at all.
I ate shit at 35~40km/h in my padded jacket that seems to have the same internals and similar manufacturing to this, can vouch for it doing a pretty respectable job. The landing managed to rip my watch off and break my belt for some reason, but the impact on the elbow and shoulder I landed on was reduced down to a much more dull wide pain
We’re all good though, I’ll take some pics if there’s any damage to the jacket when I get home
Update: nah it’s a bit muddy but there’s no tears or visible damage
Hmm, I still believe 60$ is way too much for a hoodie. I understand that it has a lot of benefits.
It’s one of things where after you fall and get scratched up you have to ask “How much would I pay now to not be scratched up?”
Probably much more than $60 right?
Lol, no dude. If you’re pushing 30mph+ $60 is absolutely nothing for protection.
My lazyrolling has saved me from a fractured elbow, more damage to an already fucked shoulder blade, an entire lower back-full of road rash, many other things.
Most of which entirely weren’t my fault - random patch of gravel on an otherwise completely pathed path in low light conditions, getting creamed by a car that came around a corner in the completely wrong lane, people running red lights.
Bodily protection aside, the hoodie is pretty cool itself too.
Even a single trip to an urgent care the hoodie has definitely kept me from would’ve been more costly. 3 years since I’ve bought it & it’s still going strong. Very few tattered rips for the amount of asphalt it’s seen & they mostly give it character.
Yeah I’m with the others here, it’s incredibly useful and you can also get a different type of jacket (I got a denim button down style, I never take pictures of full outfits so I don’t have photos but I wear it without the pads as a daily jacket)
Expand below for a fall I took with the jacket, it did some serious work
Bruising and a bit of blood
I fell and rolled on my left elbow and skidded on elbow and left hip. Straight after the fall you can see the elbow that was the primary impact but covered by the jacket has a very small cut, and because I was riding with the jacket open it got yanked off and didn’t cover my hip, the road rash is nasty
After it healed a bit you see the biiiig area the impact on my elbow was spread over, instead of being concentrated and just eviscerating it
When my regular hoodies cost more than 60$
There’s a chance he might not be from the US or another highly developed western country. I could understand why he feels that way if that’s the case lol.