AIM Shell (Shoei)
The AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) Shell consists of 5 layers; Fibreglass, Special Fibres, 3D Organic Fibres, Organic Fibres and Fibreglass. Comparing this shell composition to a helmet made only of fibreglass, the AIM Shell is lighter and more elastic but also maintaining the same strength. The synthetic resin used within the helmet shell is extremely resistant to corrosion. This shell design allows impacts to the helmet to be absorbed through the many layers of fibres and distributed over a larger surface area of the helmet. This can mean that after a strong impact to the shell you can notice damage to the shell and the EPS liner, but the head of the rider is given maximum protection due to the way in which the impact was dealt with. Click here to view Shoei Helmets.
AIM+ Shell (Shoei)
The AIM+ Shell has one extra layer compared to the AIM shell. The six layers of an AIM+ are; Fibreglass, Special Fibres, High-Performance Organic Fibres, 3D Organic Fibres, Organic Fibres, Fibreglass. The properties are the same as the AIM shell but with the added High-Performance Organic Fibres, the helmet will be stronger and can deal with impacts even better than AIM shell helmets. Shop Shoei Helmets.
Airfit is an internal pump system within Scorpion helmets that allows the user to adjust their cheek pads pressure on their face, making their own helmet completely personalised. There is a release system to let the air back out of the cheek pads. Shop Scorpion Helmets.
A.R.O.S (Anti Roll Off System) (Schuberth)
The Anti-Roll-Off-System ensures the helmet cannot twist off the head when the chins strap is closed and adjusted properly. This helps to reduce injuries of the chest in case of an accident. Shop Schuberth helmets.
Coolmax Interior Pads (Schuberth)
The Coolmax materials inside Schuberth helmets are designed to create an optimal climate whilst being used. It is able to transport moisture efficiently and also create additional cooling for the wearer. Coolmax is still machine washable. Shop Schuberth helmets.
Cordura 500 (Clothing)
Cordura 500 is an extremely abrasion-resistant polyamide fabric. It is used at the outer shell for Rukka motorcycle clothing due to its strength. Shop Rukka clothing.
Covec is the protective layer within Bull-it's protective clothing. The liner is designed to give the user extremely high abrasion resistance if they are to ever come off their motorcycle. Covec is also cut resistance to help protect against grit and glass on the road. View Bull-it Jeans.
In its raw form, the material’s molecules flow freely, allowing it to be soft and flexible, but on impact, lock together to dissipate impact energy and reduce transmitted force. Browse D30 armour.
D-Dry is the Dainese manufactured waterproof liner. It has similar features to Gore-Tex, with great waterproofing capabilities and it is also a breathable membrane. The advantage of D-Dry over Gore-Tex is the price. You are able to purchase D-Dry jackets for much cheaper than Gore-Tex jackets. Shop Dainese.
Drystar is Alpinestars own waterproof liner. It is a waterproof and breathable liner similar to Gore-Tex but at a much cheaper cost. The liner can be used all year round due to its features so will be found in all-season jackets. View our Alpinestars range.
ECE 22.05 (Helmets)
The ECE 22.05 are the rules put in place to make sure motorcycle helmets in Europe are at an acceptable level of strength and safety. This covers the helmet shell, visors, chin straps and protective chin guards. Every helmet Infinity sell will have passed the ECE 22.05 unless otherwise stated.
EPS Liner (Helmets)
EPS (Expandable Polystyrene) is the foam helmet liner under a helmet's main shell. EPS is great at shock absorption by taking the impact through the material itself. If an impact is great enough to damage the EPS liner, you will almost definitely need to replace the helmet.
E.Q.R.S (Emergency Quick Release System) Cheek Pads (Helmets)
The Emergency Quick Release System is designed to help remove a motorcycle helmet from an injured rider without causing more damage to the neck or spine. The E.Q.R.S allows the pads to be removed while the helmet is still being worn, so there is more space around the helmet to be removed.
Fibreglass Helmets (Helmets)
A popular construction material for helmets, it makes for a lightweight and strong helmet with a shell that's less brittle than carbon fibre and able to stand significant abrasion as well as absorb substantial impacts before cracking. Click here to view fibreglass helmets.
Waterproof, breathable membrane, able to repel liquid water while allowing water vapour to pass through and is designed to be a lightweight fabric for all weather conditions. Read our comprehensive guide to Gore-Tex
Gore-Tex Laminate (Clothing)
A GORE-TEX® laminate is created by bonding the GORE-TEX® membrane between high-performance lining and outer textiles..
H2OUT is a microporous waterproof, windproof- breathable membrane. Shop Spidi.
Hipora (Oxford Products)
Hipora is a waterproof and breathable membrane used in Oxford Products clothing. It is a cheaper alternative to products such a Gore-Tex. Click here to view Oxford's range of textile jackets.
KwikWick 2 Lining (Scorpion)
Washable moisture-wicking anti-microbial quick-drying fabric. Shop Scorpion Helmets.
A lightweight, breathable, waterproof and flexible textile that has been designed to be like leather but better, Sidi Lorica has excellent wear characteristics and the fit will only improve over time. Browse Sidi boots.
A material that absorbs, stores and releases excess heat for optimal thermal comfort, enabling the material to continually regulate skin's microclimate.
Built-in pins on the inside of the visor that transforms your single visor into a dual visor with an anti-fog lens. The lens acts like double glazing as it's an anti-porous piece of plastic.
Polycarbonate Helmet (Helmets)
A common material to make helmets from, it's tough and lightweight with masses of impact resistance.
Superfiber (SFC) (Arai)
The outer shell of a helmet made from several types of Super Glass Fibre, it is one of the best glass fibres for strength, it was originally invented for space and army defence technology. Shop Arai helmets.
The material is made of 100% schoeller®-dynatec (non-abrasive, wind-resistant, water repellent). Browse Rokker Jeans.
RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) (Forcefield)
RPT, usually seen in body armour, is armour designed to be fully functional after multiple impacts to the armour itself. RPT armour is usually flexible and can reshape itself after a crash. See our full range of Forcefield armour.
TCT Shell (Thermodynamical Composite Technology) (Scorpion)
The TCT shell consists of a proprietary 5 layer blend of interlaced and specially formulated fibreglass, Aramid and organic poly-resin fibres. Shop Scorpion Helmets.