Route One - A Brand By Merlin
Route One is a sub-brand of Merlin, the fastest growing motorcycle clothing brand in the UK for the last 4 years.
With a focus on safety and comfort Route One is the go to motorcycle
denim for use on and off the bike. From the outset Route One has marked
its difference by only using 100% DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre twill. Route One
is made from the finest denim, technology, accessories and trims.
Route One in 2019 pushed to CE certify denim adding further value to the already competitive range.
- Cordura Cotton and Polyester Mixed with Stretch (85/13/2)
- YKK Locking Fly Zipper
- YKK Jacket to Jean Connector
- Euro Hoop Connector
- Route One Branding
- 200gsm DuPont Kevlar (seat, thigh, knees)
- Comfort Mesh Lining
- EN1621 Level 2 Soft Mould Armour (external zipped access)
- Hip armour pockets
Dupont™ Kevlar®: Kevlar® is a product of DuPont™. Kevlar® is often
described as ‘5 times stronger than steel’. With a synthetic composition
Kevlar® has light and strong properties, a high melting point, no
structural changes in low temperatures and is unaffected by moisture.
When sat behind cotton denim, users get the benefit of looking like
their wearing a regular pair of jeans but have protection when needed in
the event of an accident. For this reason Route One specifies only 100%
Authentic DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre twill in its garments- no copy, no
blended composition, only officially supplied Kevlar®.
Cordura®: Cordura® is a brand name in high performance apparel.
Cordura® fabrics are used in luggage, military clothing and performance
outer garments. Cordura® fabrics can be blended with other fabrics or
can come in a range of finished products such as textured nylons,
cottons, and other lightweight high tenacity fabrics. Invista’s Cordura®
yarns when woven into the selected Route One jeans add further abrasion
and tear resistance.
Coolmax®: Coolmax® is a material technologythat coats the outer side
of fabric yarnssuch as cotton (preventing cotton yarn moisture
absorption) and improvesevaporation rates over a wide surface area. The
structure of Coolmax® enhances the capillary action which allows
moisture to be drawn away from the skin quicker. As a ‘wick away’
technology Coolmax® is durable, lightweight, soft on the skin and
YKK® Zippers: With premium outer materials YKK® is the only choice
for Route One jeans. Founded in Japan, YKK® have been available since
1934. Over 7 billion YKK® zippers are used each year. With exceptional
durability and quality Route One chose to use a locking fly zip from
YKK® which stops the slider falling down when the puller is in the
‘closed’ (down) position. Further YKK® is used on the connection zippers
so the user can connect the jean to a Merlin jacket for improved safety
Huntsman® Coating: Huntsman® coating from Route One is a hydrophobic
treatment applied to the jean after the colour wash. This makes
Huntsman® coated jeans bead up water and roll water them straight off
the surface. This coating works very much like the DWR coating (durable
water repellent) coating found in many outdoor brand performance
garments. Coating selected jeans in Huntsman® provides the user with
more versatility and ability to ride throughout the year. Guaranteed
water repellent for 20 washes.
Impact Protection®: Route One jeans use either Level 1 or Level 2 CE
EN1621 certified armour. Level 1 is the entry level impact protector
found in the knees with Level 2 the premium option with its higher
performance and softer, moulding construction. Level 1 protectors absorb
a maximum transmitted force of below 18Kn, whilst Level 2 protectors
absorb a maximum transmitted force of below 9Kn. Hip armour pockets come
as standard so that CE certified impact protectors can be installed.
Selected Route One models feature an adjustable knee armour system.