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 resists fading.
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 and comfort.
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.