Origin of the Hooligan Wrap
220 degrees. That is the normal operating temperature of a motorcycle engine. The heat can be unbearable and dangerous when it is too close to the rider’s leg or foot. When Paula A. Dana had this problem on her 2017 Ducati Monster 1200s in 2019, there were no aftermarket heat shields or products available for her bike to solve this issue. So the entrepreneur decided to invent a new kind of wearable product to prevent pipe burns—the Hooligan Wrap. After some time and many modifications she finally found the right heat-resistant material and fastener that feels comfortable, stays in place, and is affordably manufactured in the U.S.
Today's Hooligan Wrap
Heat-resistant up to 550 degrees F, the guts of the Hooligan Wrap are made from rubber neoprene, a water-resistant material which is the same rubber used for making scuba suits. Made with ECO-friendly features, the heat shield and stainless steel oval parts of the Hooligan Wrap can be reused with a new wraparound. Over time, depending on use and the amount of stretch and pulling the wearer uses, the raw rubber sharkskin will start to wear out. Luckily, new wraps only cost about $20 and will bring the Hooligan Wrap back to life.
Rider Testimony: Katie Killer, Meridan, Connecticut
I have been riding motorcycles for 17 years. I started on a Kawasaki Ninja 500, then found my dream bike when I purchased a 2017 Victory Octane. There are so many wonderful things about this bike, but the heat from the engine and exhaust can sometimes be unbearable on my right thigh.
The Hooligan Wrap works protecting your leg from the burning heat of your motorcycle exhaust pipes. It is amazingly comfortable and highly adjustable. It’s fabric grips to your pants and stays in place even when you stand up.
The Hooligan Wrap is a fully adjustable band that can be worn on your inner thigh, calf, or ankle. It fits securely to your leg with a large hook and loop closure and a metal loop (like a medical sports brace.) The Wrap has a heat-resistant shield that is repositionable, durable, and amazingly comfortable.
I am highly impressed with this product and encourage anyone who suffers from exhaust or engine heat problems to try it out.
Rider Testimony: Alexis Kent, Ann Arbor, Michigan
I have owned a variety of bikes in the last 30 years. One of my current favorites is the Harley-Davidson Springer Softail outfitted with aftermarket fishtail exhaust. But even my tall boots and jeans don’t provide enough protection from the extreme heat that radiates from these pipes.
The Hooligan Wrap solves the issue. Having the ability to position the heat shield anywhere on my leg is an absolute game changer for both short and long-distance rides. It wraps on quickly, is fully adjustable, and stows easily.
I try to use products that are thoughtful to our planet and my wallet. Paula’s design uses replaceable pieces. You simply repurchase a new stretchy elastic leg band when it wears out. Not having to re-purchase an entirely new Hooligan Wrap each time is a money saver and saves on waste.