PEKEV® Ultra Lite
PEKEV® Ultra Lite is a new addition to the revolutionary Pekev® fabric range.
A single layer Pekev®/cotton/elasteen combination.
PEKEV Ultra Lite is made by wrapping our industry leading, highly abrasion resistant PEKEV thread in dyed cotton and elasteen. The resulting thread is then woven into fabric, creating a highly abrasion resistant cloth that is cotton to the touch and therefore feels like normal denim, while having our high strength PEKEV at the core of every single thread.
PEKEV Ultra Lite is woven such that on the facing side of the fabric there is a PEKEV cored thread to every one on the rear face of the fabric, to provide the highest levels of abrasion resistance available to a light-weight single layer denim fabric and is unsurpassed among modern day protection layers.
Compared to other polymers, PEKEV® has the highest impact strength, is self- lubricating, has high wicking properties,
has a low amount of friction and is resistant to abrasion. PEKEV® is 15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel.
PEKEV® Ultra Lite fabric has been internationally tested excelling in safety, durability and usability.
We have combined this latest fabric technology with high street fashion to create a new standard of protection and comfort in motorcycle clothing.
_CE EN 13595 – Level 1 and
CE EN17092 – AA abrasion ratings
_Over 200% stronger than similar fabrics
_15 times stronger than carbon steel
_Comfort stretch with integrated elasteen
_Longer lifespan compared to other brands
_Durable against bleach, UV, heat dispersion, moisture, detergents, and ionic enzyme washing.
Unlike aramid fabric which degrades quickly PEKEV® is strong against:
Ionic enzyme washing. In 90% of cases aramid fibres are treated with ionic enzymes when washing denim, so performance is affected right from the point of manufacturing. Aramids are sensitive to acids. PEKEV® is unaffected.
Bleach. Chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite) treatment completely destroys the strength of aramid fabrics. PEKEV® remains unaffected.
Ultra violet (sunlight to you and me). In strong sunlight, or a high UV environment, aramid fibres degrade and life cycle is reduced. With PEKEV® there is no degredation and the fibres are unaffected.
Moisture. Aramid strength is affected by moisture and washing. PEKEV® is again not affected.
Detergents. Superior chemical resistance means that the performance of PEKEV® is unaffected by these.
Heat dispersion. Most aramid fabrics retain heat and do not breathe PEKEV® disperses body heat and is breathable, so keeps you cool comfortable and able to focus even on long runs on sunny days.