The Scandinavian premium brand Halvarssons is now represented at motorcycle stores in Ireland. Founded in 1946, the Swedish motorcycle clothing brand with its 75-year history, for Scandinavian motorcyclists is anything but new. The company has been satisfying the requirements of discerning customers for generations. This has pushed the brand to the top segment of high-quality motorcycle garments.
Halvarssons has reached its leading position in the Scandinavian clothing market because of the use of the latest technological solutions. These include the proprietary HI-ART® material that increases the abrasion resistance significantly, or the highly efficient, breathable membrane of DRYWAY + 2.0. Made with Triple Stitching, both the leather and textile fabrics offer comprehensive safety and comfort. Halvarssons is supplied as a self-owned brand by the Scandinavian motorsport distributor Duell, who also develop the collections in the company's own design studio. The entire portfolio includes individually sized protectors, gloves, underwear, and accessories.
Highest safety standards, comfortable fitting and elegant design are not mutually exclusive. “Safety clothing has to fit comfortably so that riders can focus with all their senses on what is important: the road in front and the traffic. This not only protects the rider from accidents, but helps them to enjoy the trip”, explains Peter Storgard, Head of Design at the Duell Bike-Centre Group and responsible for the development of the company's brands, such as Halvarssons and Lindstrands.
As an important part of the development process, all Halvarssons garments and protectors have to pass complex test scenarios according to the EU regulation for protective clothes. During the certification, the abrasion resistance, the impact absorption, the tear strength, and the strength of the seams are tested. Depending on the quality and results of the tested garment, the certificates vary from the lowest possible B to a maximum of Triple-A. It goes without saying that company’s goal is to ensure maximum safety for the user. Finally, all the jackets and trousers achieve AAA or AA class according to the EU standards EN 17092 for protective clothing for motorcyclists.
From the outer material to the inner lining, up to six layers of different materials are processed, which perfectly fits to each other. The outer material, regardless of whether it is leather or textile, is triple stitched in the vulnerable areas, such as shoulder, elbow, hip or knee.
Under the outer layer there is a unique, extremely resistant fabric that was developed by Halvarssons: HI ART®. It is located in the particularly vulnerable areas and dramaticall increases the protection against abrasion: HI ART makes leather three times as strong, and textiles no less than 500% stronger. As a proprietary technology, HI ART® is used exclusively by Halvarssons and its sister brand Lindstrands.
The third layer is the built-in armour. They’re adapted to the body size and are additionally equipped with Velcro sewn to keep the armour in place as well as for ease of adjustment.
The all-season collection is wind and waterproofed. To ensure optimal protection, Halvarssons only use the highest quality membranes from Dryway. The material allows moisture vapor to escape from the inside, while keeping wind and rain out. Dryway has a waterproof value of 10,000mm and a 30,000g/m2/24h breathability value. These values are state of the art in the absolute top class of comparable protective garment currently available on the market.
In order to increase the comfort even more, there is an additional layer of "Air Mesh" fabric under the Dryway membrane on many products. Finally, there is the inner lining, which is closest to the body of the rider: Halvarssons uses sewn-in or removable inner lining made of mesh fabrics, depending on the model and design. Often high-quality fabrics from Outlast are also used, which optimize the excellent ventilation and heat exchange. The winter collection also has a warm liner and or quilted lining.
To match the collection, Halvarssons offers protectors for the back, shoulders, elbows and knees in different sizes. The range is completed by gloves, underwear, and extensive accessories.
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