In June 2017 I toured Northern Italy on a Lambretta for three weeks. On the way home the scooter had a mechanical failure which resulted in me coming off at 70 mph on a German autobahn. I slid on my backside for some distance before coming to a stop and was taken to hospital for observation of suspected internal injuries.
The denim on my Hood Jeans had been ripped in numerous places but the K-tech para-aramid and D30 armour saved me from any injury. The doctors were mystified as to how I only received a grazed elbow in the accident but I have no doubt the Hood Jeans I was wearing played a major part in my protection.
I replaced the Jeans as soon as I returned to the UK and never ride without them on.