Worse for Wear on RideApart

It’s New, It’s Cool, It’s Made for Women – Worse for Wear

by Laura Llovet

“I’ve been vocal about the limited selection of women’s gear on the market— especially when it comes to gear being made in the USA. However, strides have been made to produce women-specific moto items. I’ve been fortunate to unearth some of the designers who have taken a leap of faith and created fantastic items for women riders.” – Laura Llovet, RideApart

The talented Laura Llovet from RideApart caught up with us for an interview. You can read the article in its entirety on RideApart.com: It’s New, It’s Cool, It’s Made for Women – Worse for Wear. Let us know if you have any comments about it – we’d love to hear them!


Laura Smith of Worse for Wear Speaking at Mountain Moxie 2016

Laura Smith, Co-Founder of Worse for Wear, will be speaking at Mountain Moxie presented by Moto Girl Café. Mountain Moxie is sure to be the largest East Coast event dedicated to women who love motorcycling and the men who ride with them. This three day conference will be held at the Little Switzerland Inn in the Blue Ridge Little Switzerland InnMountains of North Carolina. Mountain Moxie will feature presentations by industry professionals in all aspects of the sport of motorcycling, including: international travel, long distance riding, motorcycle apparel manufacturing, Iron Butt adventures, racing and track days, bike building and other motorcycle related careers.

For more information and to register, check out their website: http://www.motogirlcafemountainmoxie.com

Impact Abrasion Resistance Testing with Arduino

You can read our interview on the Arduino blog here: Testing Riders’ Clothing with Arduino

Scott and I built an abrasion resistance testing machine a few months back, using a belt sander and an Arduino Uno for the logic and data display. It allows our company to perform tests on different materials like knit fabrics, woven fabrics, and leather, to see how long it takes before the material is sanded completely through. This is a good thing to find out before you’re skidding down the road on your ass at 50mph. Continue reading Impact Abrasion Resistance Testing with Arduino

Coming Apart At The Seams

There’s a lot of motorcycle clothing out there these days. Some garments claim they’ll protect you in a crash, but how do you know for sure? How can you separate the real gear from the fashion wear? The right materials are important, and impact protection is a no-brainer, but what about seams? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at seams as a way to determine if you’re investing in quality riding gear. We’ll concentrate on seams for textile garments, especially those used in making jeans, since that’s what we’ve been obsessing over lately. Continue reading Coming Apart At The Seams