Derived from a technology transfer from the space industry, Armalith is the first composite fabric for the manufacture of clothing. It has been on the market for more than 10 years and continues to evolve and improve. Since 2015, a new version of the Armalith named Armalith 2.0 has been released by ROYOTEC weaving factory in Valencia (Spain). Our product range of BOLID’STER jeans and jackets is made of this Armalith 2.0.
What is the difference between Armalith 1.0 and Armalith 2.0 ?
The most significant evolution between Armalith 1.0 and Armalith 2.0 is the stretch. Indeed, the frame and the thickness of the fabric remains the same, but while the Armalith 1.0 was more rigid, the Armalith 2.0 is much more flexible because the cotton that covers the technical soul is much thinner. Armalith 2.0 therefore offers more comfort. It is now pleasant for the user to wear his jeans all day long without the latter shearing the back of his knees when he is on his motorcycle.
The dyeing of the jeans is different. The Armalith 2.0 offers a genuine Indigo obtained through a succession of Indigo dye baths. Threads are dyed directly into the Indigo bath and makes several passes in it with break times out of the bath so that it oxidizes. It is this process that offers great wear to jeans, makes it authentic and opens up many possibilities especially in terms of washing out.
Can we still find Armalith 1.0 ?
Yes, you can still find the Armalith 1.0 by second hand Esquad jeans but the production of version 1 has been given up to focus on the latest technologies. The weaver of the V1 has no longer a production license.
Does the Armalith is going to evolve ?
Of course, the Armalith fabric is going to evolve. Today, There are 3 versions of the Armalith :
- Long Stretch Armalith
- Power Stretch Armalith
- Armalith Skin which declines in different colors and benefits from a water-repellent and breathable coating
We are currently working on various areas of improvement for Armalith 2.0 and particularly on its democratization. We want to make the Armalith cheaper and accessible to the greatest number.
We are also working on a thinner and lighter Armalith for the summer. It will be less thick and therefore more suitable for making everyday life clothes and for some sports such as Street Skate.
The mechanical performance, ie the abrasion resistance in case of motorcycle fall on road pavement is also at the heart of our concerns. We are working on an Armalith 7s for motorcycle riders.
Finally, we are developing a “Super Stretch” Armalith for the manufacture of products adapted to feminine curves. We want to propose a version of RIDE’STER for women. But this is just the beginning of a long series of innovation. There is still a lot of improvement and innovation to achieve.