Since the beginning of time leather has always provided the highest level of protection that money can buy. Cowhide leather has various layers of construction between the flesh and coat of the cow. The grain leather is the outermost layer of hide and is the strongest layer of hide because the fibers are vertically integrated and highly ordered. AGVSPORT™'s high-quality products use Full-grain leather to give the rider the best protection and wear qualities available.
Due to its low fat content kangaroo leather has superior strength, lighter weight, flexibility and durability compared to other types of leather resulting in increased comfort without sacrificing comfort. AGVSPORT™ products that use kangaroo leather include our GPR Sport Gloves and our Custom Suits to cater to the needs of our riders.
Kevlar® by DuPont
For 50+ years Kevlar® has been the industry standard for high strength, high performance synthetic textiles. DuPont initially hired a team of inventors to synthesize a polymer fiber that was lightweight and had superior-performance strength properties. The team was able to produce a virtually perfect polymer chain extension using poly-p-benzamide, which has a long, highly-ordered, and repeatable molecular backbone and a rigid rod-like shape. Kevlar® has extremely high tenacity, heat resistance, abrasion resistance, cut resistance, is economical to manufacture, and is five times stronger than steal by weight. Various AGVSPORT™ Products are made with DuPont Kevlar® to reinforce high impact areas. DuPont Kevlar® is used in AGVSPORT™ Race Suits and Pants to create a strong backbone for our products.
Dyneema® by DSM
Dyneema® is classified as an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Essentially, this material is a very dense derivative of plastic. Dyneema® is used to complement Kevlar® due to its comfort and protection benefits. Dyneema® has high flexibility, large break strength, great vibrational damping properties, and good abrasion resistance. Dyneema® is used to enhance comfort and protection in select AGVSPORT™ Pants.
Keprotec® by Schoeller
Keprotec® is a durable protective fabric, originally developed for motorcycle racing. This material uses a Kevlar®, to provide a strong backbone, combined with Cordura®, high-tensile strength polyamide, and polyester. The performance properties of Keprotec® include extreme abrasion and fall protection, tear resistance, temperature resistance, and breathability and comfort. Various AGVSPORT products use this material in moderate impact areas to provide breathability and flexibility where it is needed.
SuperFabric® by HDM
SuperFabric materials enhance the durability of our products to make them resistant to wear and visible damage. SuperFabric technology starts with a base fabric that is overlaid with a patterned arrangement of hard armor plates. This gives way to great durability, breathability, slash resistance, and abrasion resistance. Various AGVSPORT Gloves have SuperFabric in high impact areas on the palm and outer construction.
TPU armor removable inserts
AGVSPORT™ Products are built with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) foam armor to improve protection in high impact areas. TPU body armor is flexible, abrasion resistant, and is oil and grease resistant. The pseudo crystalline cross-linked structure has great elongation characteristics and performs well under low temperature conditions. All of AGVSPORT™ Suits, Jackets, and Textile Pants have removable foam armor in high impact areas including the spine/back, hips, shoulders, elbows, and knees. TPU armor is also used in select AGVSPORT™ Sports Gloves and Touring Gloves to enhance comfort and protection. The foam insert pouches are also compatible with other well regarded foam armor insert brands such as ForceField®, Knox®, and d3O®.
Forcefield® body armor has flexibility, breathability, and low profile while still meeting top CE approved safety standard. Select AGVSPORT products use Forcefield® armor for first-class protection.
Knox® body armor uses scaphoid protection technology in the palms to protect fragile areas of the hand. AGVSPORT uses Knox® body armor in the construction of various high end glove models.
YF Protector® manufactures TPU body armor tested and certified to meet various CE Safety standards. AGVSPORTS Suits, Jackets, and Pants use YF Body Armor to provide top quality protection.
YKK® Zipper construction
YKK® has become the world's most renowned zipper brand by making the highest quality zipper on the market. YKK® zippers are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified. Fastening products bearing Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification, have been tested for the release of heavy metals under artificial perspiration conditions, have been tested for pesticides and chlorinated phenols, and are free from formaldehyde. All AGVSPORT™ Products use YKK® zippers in their construction, providing dependable quality.
Clarino® high performance synthetic leather
Clarino® is highly regarded in the sports glove industry, and is well known for its superior performance and physical properties. This material is easy to care for, breathable, and comfortable. Without sacrificing strength, Clarino® is able to maintain flexibility and texture even when exposed to cold and wet weather conditions. Clarino® is used in select AGVSPORT™ Sports Gloves and Touring Gloves to enhance abrasion resistance and durability of the product.
3M Scotchlite® retroreflective technology
3M® has revolutionized the developing science behind retroreflective technology such as 3M Scotchlite®. Retroreflective technology reflects light rays in the direction from which they came so that the axis of highest visibility is along the direction of the light source. 3M® retroreflective material is used in various AGVSPORT™ Suits, Jackets, Textile Pants, Gloves, and Rain Suits to provide high visibility in dark low-visibility conditions. AGVSPORT™ Products are engineered with attentiveness to safety features such as this to create the safest riding experience.
3M Thinsulate® is used as an inner liner in AGVSPORT™ Gloves to keep you warm when it is cold outside. Thinsulate® fibers are ten times smaller than 6-denier polyester insulating fibers. This means that they are much more efficient in confining air molecules close to your skin to trap radiant and conductive heat from your body.
HiPora® breathable membrane technology
HiPora® is waterproof and breathable and consists of a three-layer microporous, silicon-coated structure. The first layer prevents water from passing through with pores less than .5 um in diameter. The second layer has a honeycomb structure that lets moisture to let it expel through the first layer. It absorbs the moisture so your body does not get sweaty while letting the moisture slowly leave. This is all at a microscopic and macroscopic levels you will never feel. The third layer is very dense for added protection against water. This is the layer closest to the skin. Additionally, HiPora® technology meets O.S.H.A. Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29CFR 1910.1030), which is a testament to its quality. All AGVSPORT™ Touring Gloves and Sierra Waterproof Sport Gloves are constructed with HiPora® membranes to keep your hands dry and comfortable in wet conditions.