Product review Motorcycle Jacket from Viking Cycle

Product review Motorcycle Jacket from Viking Cycle



A quality motorcycle jacket is one of the most popular pieces of equipment you should invest in as a new rider. A good jacket protects you against the environment. It keeps you warm when its cooler than 98.6 and looking cool all the rest of the time. Depending on the season and time of day, what you wear can help or hurt in the prevention of hypothermia. Normal body temperature averages 98.6 degrees. With hypothermia, core temperature drops below 95 degrees. During exposure to cold temperatures, most heat loss (up to 90%) escapes through your skin; the rest, you exhale from your lungs. 
A quality jacket doesn’t just look good it is one that you want to wear.  Protection doesn’t work in the closet.  This is jacket is the truth.  It’s real leather. It has real armor. It has been designed with a combination of ballistic mesh in the areas that need to vent.  It is longer in the sleeves than the jacket you wear on a date to protect your arms but not that long that you feel like something is wrong.  It has support in the lower back so when you zip of the jacket it supports your spine.  Speaking of that back, from the spine down is armored up with removal pads.   the liner is zippered.
   

There are a bunch of different materials your motorcycle jacket can be made of. They are all here.  Economically, you may be able to get by with this and just one other jacket. 
If you ride a lot you will probably find yourself being more cold than too hot, so this jacket is a welcome piece of equipment. 
This jacket is thick.  It’s going to be hot.  Since most of us ride only in the summer, there are going to be times when you might want to ditch the jacket but I’d advise against it.  I recommend also buying a super lightweight, ballistic mesh jacket for the peak of the summer.   
In the times when it is extremely hot, it’s still important to wear a jacket. If you do end up in a crash you want your skin to stay on you. Sliding on pavement can be like putting your skin on a belt sander.  Who wants their skin scraped off their bodies?  A low speed fall doesn’t have to be a life changing event.  It is not cool to expose muscle, bone, and nerves. 
Would you rather sweat a little, or bleed a lot? 
I’ve been riding motorcycles since 1976.  I’ve been hit by rain, snow, windshield wiper fluid, bees, beetles, gravel, branches, hay, grass, and dirt. I like my skin.  Wearing quality stuff, has saved me many times.  That is why I am still riding and an advocate for wearing protective gear even on short rides. 
The style of this jacket is not neutral to me.  You will look like a bad ass.  It will make you look like an experienced and knowledgeable rider.  The intelligent design and purposed fit of this jacket will set you apart from the weekend warriors.
The price point for this jacket is also a huge benefit.  If this jacket had a “shield and bar” logo on it would cost $500 or more in retail.   This one by Viking Cycle is neutral.  You can rock and ride anything with sacrificing your uniqueness.  So ride that Spyder, Cam Am, Trike, Sport Bike, Touring, Enduro, chopper, Adventurer, Street, Euro, American, British or Japanese motorcycle when wearing this jacket.  
Viking Cycle provided me this jacket for review.  


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