Jessie Lee's Open-Road Experience

Viking Cycle Gear Impressed Me Again

What’s more important than proper gear?

Just when I thought it didn’t get any better than leather Viking Cycle Gear proved me wrong. Their Ironborn Motorcycle Textile Jacket is every bit as warm and protective as my leather has ever been.

It is a balmy 46 degrees in Wisconsin today and this removable liner kept me nice and toasty for the 100 miles I was on the road. That my friends, is better than leather.

The jacket is full of fun surprises in the features department! There are 3 ways to adjust the size of the sleeves for a perfect fit, and the waist pulls tight with velcro straps as well. How many times have you tried to throw on your leather with a sweatshirt and suddenly felt like a fat guy in a little coat? I know it happens to me every fall, until now.

Like a boy scout, it’s always good to be prepared

There is armor in the elbow and back areas of the jacket for added skid plate protection. Just in case you don’t keep the rubber side down. Other safety features include reflective stripes on the arms and shoulders, and it is available in a “safety green” color.

This jacket is completely wind and waterproof with plenty of vents for the warmer dryer days.

Pockets, pockets, and more pockets

Who even needs saddlebags with a coat like this? There are the front 2 pockets like any other jacket, then above those are 2 pockets made for phone/media players. These specialized pockets have a place to run your earbuds through to inside the jacket where there are small clips to hold the wires in place. On the inside of the jacket, there are pockets for pens, sunglasses, and even one big enough to hold a tablet. I believe 12 pockets overall. Each zipper is surrounded by a rubber type material for reinforcement and weather protection. To go one step further, the zipper pulls are covered by a plastic piece to prevent unzipping in the wind.

 

At $85.00 I really don’t see how you can go wrong with this item, I haven’t found anything negative to say about it. Give one a try, Christmas is just around the corner!!!