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G-Form Compression Apparel with PORON® XRD™ Impact Protection Technology – New for Motorcycle Riding and a Variety of Impact Sports

Posted by Nicole Perry on Friday, May 25th, 2012 | No Comments »


G-Form Crash Shorts with PORON® XRD™ Protection

Many of us on the PORON® Cushioning Team are happy to see that motorcycle riding season is in full swing!  Each day the parking lot sees a few more bikes in those spots that once occupied cars, and there are at least a few rides with friends that you can choose from on the weekends.

Furthermore, the start of riding season also brings many launches of new gear with PORON® XRD™ Protection that we’re excited to share!

On a previous post, “May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month,” we listed a few safety tips as provided by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and also clarified some of the European Norm Testing Standards that you’ll see listed on protective gear.

But some riders are looking for that “something extra” to help keep them protected in the event of a fall.  I’ve heard the phrase a few times “there are two types of riders…those who have crashed and those who will crash.”  For this reason, I’m excited to see some of the latest trends from contact sports crossing over into motorcycle riding apparel.

One of these trends is the use of breathable, thin, flexible and overall comfortable protective apparel.  Please note, this type of protective gear is not certified to pass the EN Standards, but rather used as an additional protection layer used under your leathers.  This makes it extra important for such protective apparel to be wearable protection that fits like a second skin.

So for this week’s PORON Product Pick, we’re highlighting the newly launched G-Form Crash Shorts and Protective Compression Shirt.

Both the G-Form Crash Shorts and Protective Compression Shirt offer a flexible, low-profile design with built in impact protection through the use of PORON XRD Extreme Impact Protection Material and G-Form’s proprietary design.  You might have already seen many athletes wearing a version of these new protective apparel designs.  ( Check out all the yellow surrounding the Bruin’s Goalie Tim Thomas in this interview. ) Now you can give them a try for yourself!

Also appropriate for a variety of sports including American football, football (aka soccer), baseball, rugby, hockey, lacrosse, skate, snow sports and much  more, the use of protective apparel in motorcycle riding (both street and dirt) is a growing trend that we give a  two thumbs up!

For more information on the various G-Form products with PORON XRD Impact Protection Technology, including the popular Extreme Portfolio for iPad® and X-Protect and Extreme Grid cases for iPhone®, check out the G-Form webpage and YouTube Channel.


Nicole Perry

Nicole Perry

Global Market Segment Manager for PORON Comfort materials. Nicole has been involved in the Footwear industry for over 15 years. She also has over 25 years working with high performance materials including custom injection molded and cast polymers for automotive, apparel, electronics, equipment and medical markets. Nicole is passionate about bringing great technologies to market and working with companies that share the goal of helping people enjoy life no matter what they are doing. She holds an MBA from Nichols College.

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