Sideburn's newest advertiser is European moto clothing manufacturer, Pando Moto. Established in 2011, they say, 'Pando Moto develops high-performance motorcycle gear for men and women. The company prides itself on delivering safety and style through ergonomic, good-looking, pre-shaped clothing items.'
The clothing is for people who want the look of casual clothing, but with far more substantial protection. Sounds like me!
Their 2020 range includes high-performance motorcycle jeans and jackets, thermal base layers, accessories, and 'next-generation' motorcycle armour. They are also debuting jeans with Cordura mesh panels to offer even more airflow during hot weather months.
They state, 'The 2020 Collection continues to merge safety and state-of-the-art textile technologies with sophisticated style and comfort... [It] focuses mainly on UHMWPE (ultra-heavy molecular weight polyethylene) based single-layer motorcycle apparel and ventilated items for warm and hot weather riding. Also, most of the new models come equipped with SAS-TEC armour, a newly-developed super thin and flexible body armour from Germany.
'These protectors are made of viscoelastic soft foam, which hardens upon impact absorbing and distributing the shock to reduce the risk of fractures. Once deformed, the protector returns to its shape and can be used to protect from multiple impacts.Compared to traditional armour, SAS-TEC protectors are soft, pliable, and mold to your body providing unparalleled support, mobility, and comfort. They are all CE tested and approved with some products surpassing required CE values by 50%.'
Pando say... 'The single-layer range includes motorcycle jeans for men and women made from Dyneema denim. They are manufactured by combining denim and UHMWPE fibres and are highly renowned for their durability and abrasion resistance. Browse Steel Black 9 and Kissaki Black if you’re interested in getting a pair of Dyneema jeans for yourself.'
The collection also includes single layers made from Cordura denim, a nylon-based fabric with an enhanced abrasion resistance that emulates an authentic denim look and feel. All single-layer jeans in this collection come equipped with ultra-thin motorcycle armor and built-in Coolmax technology, which makes them perfect for hot weather riding.
Pando are particularly excited about theur Karldo jeans. 'Made from Cordura® denim, fitted with DuPont Kevlar lining and equipped with mesh panels. The first Pando Moto model of its kind, KARLDO not only provides level-A (in accordance to prEN 17092) abrasion resistance, but also stands out for its unique, cooling properties. Undestroyable,' they say.
It's not just trousers... Pando Moto have, 'A new motorcycle jacket and a unisex Capo overshirt that provides the same armor and abrasion resistance but is better suited for warmer days when a jacket is too heavy. It is also equipped with ventilation panels YKK zippers on the armpits to adjust the airflow through the whole body.
'The Bomber jacket is a military-inspired bomber-style jacket made from Cordura denim combined with Coolmax moisture-wicking technology and fitted with SAS-TEC TripleFlex elbow and shoulder armour.'
The company say, 'Following an absolute sell-out last year, Pando Moto brings back Skin unisex, abrasion-resistant base layer bottoms and Sheel unisex base layer tops. Made from a durable UHMWPE and Lycra blend, these underlayers come with super-secure knee, shoulder, and elbow protection, and optional back armour as well.'
Pando take your safety seriously, 'Those who are already familiar with Pando Moto motorcycle gear know that all our products are CE-approved, meaning they have been tested in certified facilities and are accredited to meet or surpass the required standards in all garment testing zones.
'The CE standards also have different classification levels. Up to this point, Pando Moto garments were classified under the AA level (70 km/h abrasion resistance). However, with the introduction of the Pando Moto 2020 Collection, some new garments will also have the A-level classification, which is more suitable for urban riding with 45 km/h abrasion resistance.'
The Pando Moto 2020 Collection is available now at pandomoto.com