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http://www.activeprotectionsystem.com/index2.html

Dow Chemical is producing a fabric called Active Protective System (APS) that can be made into m/c clothing that replaces body armour. Has anyone heard of a company incorporating APS into their clothing yet? I e-mailed Aerostitch and Columbia to see if they have plans to do so. I would be most interested in riding gear that incorporates APS.

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Wow.. talk about a sci-fi product! I want some of that!

On a lighter, note, imagine this: now the harley riders actually CAN have a do-rag that provides impact protection, instead of just faking it.. :p
 

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kenbelt said:
http://www.activeprotectionsystem.com/index2.html

Dow Chemical is producing a fabric called Active Protective System (APS) that can be made into m/c clothing that replaces body armour. Has anyone heard of a company incorporating APS into their clothing yet? I e-mailed Aerostitch and Columbia to see if they have plans to do so. I would be most interested in riding gear that incorporates APS.

Ken
Very very cool... I'd like to see this hit the mc market!
 

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jamcgowan said:
kenbelt said:
http://www.activeprotectionsystem.com/index2.html

Dow Chemical is producing a fabric called Active Protective System (APS) that can be made into m/c clothing that replaces body armour. Has anyone heard of a company incorporating APS into their clothing yet? I e-mailed Aerostitch and Columbia to see if they have plans to do so. I would be most interested in riding gear that incorporates APS.

Ken
Very very cool... I'd like to see this hit the mc market!
I'd like to see how it hits the road! :lol:
 

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My question is:

What is it's abrasion resistance?

The web page talks about impact resistance, but not abrasion. We have to deal with both.

I guess you could deal with the abrasion issue by using this material as a liner to another abrasion resistant material.
 

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I e-mailed Aerostitch regarding the use of APS and received a nice reply from Andy Goldfine stating they are testing APS in riding apparrel but bugs still remain...specifically related to water and laundering, and expense.

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Pretty neat idea and I can't wait to see how it all works out.
 
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