Today one of the team, David reviews the Viking Cycle Ironborn Textile Motorcycle Jacket.
I have a Viking Cycle leather ‘Brando’ style leather jacket which I think just suits riding my Harley Davidson or a trike when I have clients on the back but when the weather is not so favourable, the best jacket to wear is a textile one.
The Viking Cycle Ironborn Textile Motorcycle Jacket I am reviewing today offers weather and body protection. All too often I see other riders in shorts, t-shirts and no gloves because it’s too hot to wear protective gear and obviously they are not going to come off. We all hope!
None of us know when it is going to happen so precaution is the best we can do. This jacket offers a liner for when the weather is cold and it is removable for when it isn’t. There are vents in the upper arms and back so the perforated liner has a chance to do its work even in an Australian summer.
Offering more protection, the jacket comes with padding in the elbows, shoulders and back which my leather ‘Brando’ does not but it is ‘Old School’.
There are pockets inside and outside the jacket with some for unexpected purposes. There are grommet like pads to enable cables to be run between the upper outer pockets where you can carry your device to the inside of the jacket and come out of teh top of the jacket to your earbuds if this is how you ride.
I do like the little key cable inside the front left lower pocket as I sometimes do forget when I put the house or was it someone at home that hide it?
Following are some photos to show what I am on about and at the end I will provide more details as I have friends who think that is the most important part.
So the details:
The exterior of the jacket is Cordura which provides weather protect and is highly abrasive resistant
There is armour in the elbows, shoulders and back is of CE approved and has a honeycomb pattern to provide flexibility and maximum joint movement.
There are reflective strips to help you be seen at night.
The inner liners is removable and full sleeved.
There are 4 pockets on the outside on the front, a pocket in the removable liner. a pocket on the jacket liner, access for audio cables through the top two inside pockets, a pocket capable of holding a penknife and another for glasses.
So. where do you get it?
I am in Australia and delivery time was 3 days as there are distribution locations in each of the above countries.
I have also noticed since I joined the email list, I have been offered discounts on some of the Viking Cycle range.
If you are one of those T-shirt wearers, please consider getting proper riding gear, a bead of sweat down your back is better than a flow of blood from where you just came off.