Being on the road, bikers are often confronted with dangerous situations, especially if car drivers overlook them. Consequently, protective equipment is essential for bikers. However, biker jackets are often rather uncomfortable due to their stiffness.
Lise Blomquist studies at the Swedish School of Textiles of University of Borås, and is a passionate biker. To improve the safety of bikers and to increase the comfort while driving, she has created a novel motorcycling jacket for women: “The jacket is intended to optimize the experience for bikers. AMANN has provided me with special threads to see what works best. In the end I’ve used a Dyneema lining and aramide sewing threads. The result is a comfortable and yet safe jacket, which is airy and suitable for hot summer days. I hope this jacket may contribute to reduce injuries”.
At the subesequent competition at University of Borås, the audience voted for Lises jacket, so she won the first prize.
We wish Lise Blomquist all the best for the rest of her studies, which she will complete as a technical designer soon. Moreover, we are wishing her many more joyful and especially safe rides on her motorcycle.