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El Solitario Takes Dyneema Denim on a Desert Journey

Dyneema hits the desert in a new documentary that spotlights the durability of El Solitario’s new motorcycle denim line.

El Solitario, a custom motorcycle company based in Spain, recently introduced the virtually indestructible ES-1 Protective Jeans made with 62 percent Dyneema and the El Solitario Protective Coverall with Dyneema and enhanced padding in the knees, shoulders and neck.

Dyneema offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40 percent stronger than aramid fibers, both on weight for weight basis.

The brand tested the jeans during a motorcycle trek across Africa’s Saharan Desert—a journey covered as an episode, Desert Wolves, in the new feature-length documentary “Oil in the Blood.” The episode premiered at this week’s Wheel & Waves festival in France.

El Solitario teamed up with Harley-Davidson, YAMA Mountain Gear, Tudor Watches, Alpha Industries, Shoei, Kriega and DSM Dyneema for the trek through the desert.

Dyneema Composite fabric was also implemented as the main component for a tent developed by YAMA Mountain Gear and a bag by Kriega made for the journey.