horsefabulous is the Exclusive Marketing Representative in the Asia/Pacific region for Darby Racing Technology, the makers of Speed Silks®. Speed Silks are made entirely from Aero Dimplex®, an aerodynamically-engineered fabric that’s uniquely textured to actively reduce drag. Speed Silks products are completely customizable, and Darby Racing Technology, LLC has four form-fitting products in its Speed Silks line up: silks, helmet covers, jockey pants and boot sleeves. Darby Racing Technology already provide silks for some of the biggest names in Thoroughbred horse racing.
All Speed Silks products are fully customizable. DRT will create whatever patterns and colours you require!
Speed Silks is a revolutionary head-to-toe equine jockey uniform made entirely of Aero Dimplex fabric. Aero Dimplex is an aerodynamically-engineered fabric that’s dimpled like a golf ball, actively reducing drag caused by the jockey. That means your horse exerts less energy on the track, and that means a faster mount.
Aero Dimplex is a low-resistance material that was designed using wind-tunnel testing. Aero Dimplex actively generates a turbulent airflow from the small dimples. The turbulence reduces friction, which is the theory behind the dimples on the surface of a golf ball to carry the ball farther. And it’s not all about sliding through the wind; you want to do it without feeling like you are wrapped in a sausage skin. Aero Dimplex absorbs sweat and transports it away from the body without drying out the skin. Aero Dimplex acts like a second skin, providing physical comfort thanks to skin-friendly properties, hygiene and freedom of movement. The textile is a multi-layer knit structure that uses spun and textured yarns. This use of different yarns ensures that moisture is transferred from the first layer to the outer layer where it can evaporate.
Speed Silks products are made entirely of Aero Dimplex, a patented fabric engineered to reduce aerodynamic drag. Aero Dimplex is dimpled like a golf ball, and those dimples are what give Speed Silks its aerodynamic properties. Aero Dimplex is already used by competitive cyclists, speed skaters and runners. It’s rated as the world’s fastest fabric between 14 and 47 miles per hour (22 and 75 kph).
If you’ve never purchased from us before, Darby Racing Technology’s graphic designers will work with you to ensure we’re making the perfect set of colours. DRT does not charge a setup fee for custom colours!
Speed Silks colours are made entirely from Aero Dimplex, a patented fabric that’s textured to reduce aerodynamic drag. In fact, Aero Dimplex is the world’s fastest fabric between 14 and 47 miles per hour (22 kph and 75 kph).
If this is your first time here and if you haven’t already, we suggest you visit our About Speed Silks page to learn more about Aero Dimplex and what makes Speed Silks work so well.
All Speed Silks products – colours, pants, helmet covers and boot sleeves – were designed from the ground up with one thing in mind: reducing your aerodynamic drag while you’re on horseback. Every square inch of fabric is Aero Dimplex, a patented fabric that’s textured to reduce aerodynamic drag (wind resistance). They’re form-fitting to further cut form drag. They’re extremely lightweight, and were designed with as few seams as possible to further reduce weight and drag.
The first time you order customized Speed Silks, particularly custom colours or custom helmet covers, you’ll first need to speak with a DRT representative before placing your order. We’ll work with you to ensure that we create the exact colours and patterns you require; the design and approval process will probably take a few days, but once it’s finished, we’ll have your unique colours on file, and you’ll be able to order new custom product in your precise colours pattern without delay.
Speed Silks custom colours standard cuff
This is the standard cuff variety of Speed Silks custom colours. Our colours are also available with an optional thumb sleeve to help keep the sleeves taut.
Speed Silks custom colours thumb sleeve
This is the thumb sleeve variety of Speed Silks custom colours to help keep the sleeves taut.
Speed Silks pants with sponsor logo
Speed Silks pants don’t look like any jockey gear you’re worn. That’s because they don’t work like anything you’ve ever worn. They are form-fitting to further cut form drag. They’re extremely lightweight, and were designed with as few seams as possible to further reduce weight and drag. The seat, saddle and inner legs of Speed Silks pants are made with a more durable nylon-Spandex blend of Aero Dimplex to increase durability. You can add your name, sponsorship to both sides of the upper leg and the back of the pants at no extra charge. Whatever customization you need; we can probably do it.
Speed Silks helmet cover
You can buy Speed Silks helmet covers completely custom designed from scratch. Purchasing sets is the most cost effective option. DRT does not charge a setup fee for custom helmet covers!
Speed Silks helmet covers are sized to fit all the latest, larger styles of helmets.
Speed Silks boot sleeves
Save by buying your Speed Silks boot sleeves in 10-packs!
Speed Silks boot sleeves are made entirely of Aero Dimplex, and cover your riding boots from top to heel. And remember: the patented texture of Aero Dimplex is much more aerodynamically efficient than even a perfectly smooth surface.
To use Speed Silks boot sleeves, pull them up to your knees before you put your boots on; then slide them down over your boots. You can either tuck the top edge into your boots, or you can create a “seal” at the boot opening.