Would you buy a cheap partachute and jump out of an airplane? We’ve been making protective riding apparel for over ten years. We know that stupid hurts. We didn’t just take a flannel shirt add some Kevlar thread and call it a protective garment. The Covert Flannel was designed from the very beginning to protect from abrasion and impact. The entire shirt has been lined with genuine DuPont™ Kevlar®, not just a small patch at the elbows. Additionally all the critical seams have our unique Exo-Stitch® to keep this shirt together if you hit the ground. If you want extra protection from impacts, there are pockets for optional SAS-TEC® CE armor at the elbows, shoulders and back.