Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Draggin Jeans
Founder of the iconic motorbike apparel Draggin, Grant Mackintosh tested the limits when he snuck off to the racetrack to literally, be dragged along the asphalt wearing a pair of his jeans, but in doing so he put his money where his mouth was, and proved to the world of motorcycling, that Draggin Jeans were everything he declared them to be.
Today, Draggin Jeans has a strong foothold in the world and the company has gained great respect amongst motorcycle riders around the world.
Back then, in the not too distant 1990’s, Grant Mackintosh was a jean manufacturer who was determined to introduce a high-safety jean that riders could wear with confidence on their motorcycles. It took years of testing and research for Grant to find just the right recipe.
The initial drag test - the visual of a young Grant Mackintosh being tied to the back of a car, via his feet and increasing speed a ten kilometers increments is hard to shake…as is the picture of an alarmed family at home.*
The jeans performed remarkably, and the boss was ok. Grant got up to 100 kilometers an hour and repeated this incredible feat a few times during that early Draggin era, before a stunt man was called in for the honors in subsequent testing.
The science behind the jeans is all in the lining…What that means, is that when the rider is sliding, during an off, the knit of the fabric acts to dissipate the heat away from the body. It slows you down so that you don’t get as much friction and thus minimizes injury.
It’s that lining that represents a revolution in fiber technology. With DuPont™ Kevlar® forming its core, the lining is soft, breathable, flexible and non-allergenic.
Draggin chooses to focus on safety. We’ve made a promise to never compromise on safety. That choice DuPont™ Kevlar® continues to be used in high-performance sporting equipment today and is a sponsor of ESPN X Games 2015.
The Dare Bigger™ brand platform represents inspiration for anyone who relies on the safety and performance of Kevlar®. The science behind this advanced material, coupled with its strength and durability, allows us to push boundaries, defy limits and challenge the conventional. From athletes to astronauts, law enforcement, military, first responders and industrial workers, Kevlar® enables anyone with an imagination and a job to do to Dare Bigger™.
Visit the Draggin Jeans website to learn more about Draggin Jeans and how they are inspired to Dare Bigger™ with DuPont™ Kevlar®.
*DuPont does not encourage nor endorse anyone conducting the initial drag test that was done by Draggin Jeans
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