I Just ordered one from New Enough and was wondering if any fellow stromers had any experience with it???
I have two different First Gear jackets but am not aware of the Denali model. I love their gear and took both jackets with me on a trip out west Sept. of '06. Gonna go to thier website now and check out the Denali.I Just ordered one from New Enough and was wondering if any fellow stromers had any experience with it???
My 500 denier "Hypertek" Denali has survived a couple of get-offs without so much as a visible mark. On either the jacket or meNewenough is great to deal with.
Re FirstGear I've had two of their jackets. One got destroyed in a 60 mph crash and slide, but it saved my skin. I still have a great FG leather jacket. However, these jackets are older and all their new stuff (maybe since they got bought out by the new company that owns them?) is only 330 denier. That's not enough to provide any sort of decent protection in a slide. Minimum is 500 and ideally 600 with double that on places like elbows or knees and butt on pants. I wouldn't buy FG anymore. They also do not advertise use of Cordura anymore but something they call Hypertek, and they give no abrasion resistance testing figures for it. Among textiles (excluding kevlar blends, which are even better than Cordura), there really isn't anything that matches Cordura, which has twice the abrasion resistance of other ballistic nylons.
Regrettably, most of the clothing manufacturers are not using Cordura, but some like BMW, Aerostich, Motoport and Teknic still do.