Testing, Testing
Australian Road Rider|May/June 2018

Gear that has gone through the vigorous ARR testing schedule. Well, we’ve been using it anyway. Let’s see if it’s any good…

FURYGAN SPEEDMESH 3D JACKET AND TD12 GLOVES

Despite being around for about 40 years, the French brand Furygan may not be a name you’re very familiar with here in Australia and I was surprised to see them at the Sydney bike show. For the record it’s pronounced furry as in cat, not fury as in road.

What caught my eye specifically was the Speedmesh jacket with its huge ventilation panel on the front. I’ve pre y much given up on leathers as they’re just too hot for most of the year, but in truth I’d rather wear leather than textiles any day. The jacket looks the business with the white Furygan logos on the arms and across the back, accompanied by their crouching leopard emblem, and is made from the same quality leather as their premium race suits. All the important areas are triple-stitched to prevent tearing in a slide, just as all good-quality leathers should be.

The shoulders also feature hard plastic armour externally and CE-approved D30 armour internally at the elbows and shoulders. There’s a pocket for the optional back protector too.

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