When Grant Mackintosh first invented Draggin he was inspired to make the safest jeans in the world. Draggin Holeshot is the safest jean in the world (and in fact safer than traditional motorcycle gear).
Rob Selby put the safety in his Holeshot to the ultimate test when he was run over by a semi. He somehow lives to tell his tale. We have shared the message we received from Rob.
WEDNESDAY, 25TH APRIL 2018
ROB SELBY’S TALE
Thank you for the jeans!
I have/had a pair of Holeshot pants and I put them to the test Tuesday April 24 2018. I was at an intersection and as I went through, a semi driver who was on his phone drove through a red light. I saw him about 5ft away and tried to lay my bike down. He T-boned me about 6" in front of my leg, hammered my bike, and dragged me 30ft.
It's a 53ft trailer weighing 80,000lbs, hitting me at 65km/hr!
I was lucky - I survived, I didn't break any bones, and because of my pants all I have is bruising on my legs. Without my jeans the pavement would have made me look like lasagna, and the exhaust from the Ducati as it landed on my leg would have burnt it horribly.
As it is, I barely have a mark... Not one really knows why I survived.
So, thank you!! Your pants saved my legs from devastation.
Rob Selby's accident video courtesy of CBC News Manitoba
Rob's story of survival is why, since the very beginning, Draggin have invested so much time, energy and resources into constructing the safest jeans to ensure every rider gets the protection they deserve. We cut no corners, so you can safely and comfortably do what you do. Ride free in the best protective jeans money can buy.
Engineered with FULL LENGTH ROOMOTO MR7+ SAFETY LINING from waist to hem
The first jeans with CE LEVEL 2 EN13595 APPROVAL for abrasion resistance, tear and burst strength
In-built stirrups at the leg openings to SECURE YOUR JEANS AROUND YOUR BOOTS
Draggin's own CE approved HIP & KNEE ARMOUR
At Draggin stories like Rob's remind us the purpose Draggin serves is to get our fellow riders home safe. These words from Rob really sum it up well.
"Please use my testimony. I sent it to you because I bought your jeans blind. I read reviews and decided that, even though these cost more than a lot of products out there, the reviews sold me. These jeans are something you buy and hope you never use. That said, if I need them, they damn well better work! These things were the best investment I have made on myself. The skin grafts and stitches I would have required over my entire lower body... The doctor even said these pants "literally saved my ass." I hope that nobody ever has to put them to the test, but that is an impossible hope. So my next best hope is that they have your jeans."