Motorcycle crashes cost riders untold amounts of pain and suffering every year. While a motorcycle crash attorney can help those riders recover their losses in terms of dollar amounts spent on property loss and medical bills, new technologies promise riders better protection than ever before in the event of an accident.
One of the newest and most innovative safety gear products to hit the market, Kevlar pants promise protection from road rash and other injuries. The pants are made with the special material added in patches to certain areas of the body that need the most protection.
Kevlar is a trademark for a synthetic product that most people know as a key ingredient in bullet proof vests used by soldiers and law enforcement officers. Kevlar was actually introduced in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Kevlar is supposed to stand up to high impact. When it is measured on an equal weight basis, Kevlar is five times stronger than steel.
Kevlar motorcycle pants are purported to protect especially the knees, shins, seat, sides, and legs and hips. Patches on the knees can be adjusted to match the rider’s body structure in some brands. The pants are reported to fit and wear like the average pair of jeans.