The Yates Armored Sweatshirt (it takes longer to pronounce its full title than it takes to slip it on) is a true revelation in terms of tear, cut and abrasion resistance. The soft and subtle texture of the double knitted PWR | Knit fabric does not give you the impression you’re dealing with breakthrough fabric technology. We agree, sounds like a pretty awesome story, but it is true!
PWR | KNIT
This is a new technique whereas we use a double CorduraÔ knit, results in high levels of cut, tear and abrasion resistance. The mechanical stretch properties of the fabric are second to none. You’ll only notice a slight difference compared to your own favorite sweatshirt when slipping into it as it feels only a bit more rigid, but only a bit. And there’s more behind the surface.
SEESMART – THE INVISIBLE ARMOR
Naturally, the Yates incorporates the ultrathin Seesmart limb protectors, located at the elbows and shoulders. It is hard to believe that these thin, perforated sheets of hexagon shaped, thermoplastic rubber will protect you adequately, but rest assured; these little fellows outperform the old school pre-shaped protectors you know from the past. Let’s not start with namedropping, but we all know what we’re talking about.
Subtly integrated in the design are slim strips of high performance laminated reflective material, strategically placed at the elbows for good visibility. You won’t even notice them, but they will provide ample visibility when lit up by a light source, such as car beams.
WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK
The Yates armored sweatshirt is, like every other over shirt, prepared for the Seesoft back protector. The label at the insert opening clearly indicates what size Seesoft CE-Level 2 insert back protector will fit into your Yates.
CONNECT & RIDE
On the inside, at the back, you’ll find the short YKK connection zipper that will allow you to zip your shirt to your jeans with the help of the Safeway 2 belt. This way, shirt and jeans are not separated in case you hit the tarmac, but stay safely connected. Just like a 2-piece suit.