Halvarssons Dresden jacket in black (HAL732)
Product InformationHalvarssons likes to use goats' leather for its more retro or vintage-styled jackets, and we can see why. Goatskin is really soft; it is very comfortable to wear. And when you 'wash' or 'tumble' it, the leather takes on a terrific worn look. But this does not come at the expense of protection. In fact, for a given thickness, goat leather is stronger than bovine leather. Truth be told, on its goatskin motorcycle jackets, Halvarssons does use a thinner hide, but it is still leather, and thus stronger than just about any textile material. But never a company to skimp when it comes to safety, in the key areas Halvarssons backs the leather on the Dresden with Hi-Art, its anti-abrasion lining that increases the strength of the hide by 200%. And obviously, the jacket comes fitted with CE armour in the shoulders and elbows. There's also a pocket for a back protector, but we prefer our own Velcro-adapted D30 protector to the somewhat medieval affair supplied by Halvarssons. Much of the other stuff is detail. Like extra leather padding on the elbows and shoulders, leather concertina panels in the shoulders for ease of movement, adjusting buckles at the waist, an abundance of pockets inside and out, and so on. Now the Dresden, on purpose, sits a little longer than the other retro jackets in the Halvarssons range, which makes it better on the bike. Of course, if you want to zip into a Halvarssons pant, a full-length makes this a doddle, but actually if you use their clever Waist Zip you can zip the jacket into any pair of jeans. You won't find a more comfortable or more wearable biking jacket than the Dresden. It's perfect for summer riding, although with the right base layers you could ride in it pretty much all year round.
- Washed goat skin construction
- Hi-Art reinforcement at shoulders and elbows
- CE approved level 1 protectors, adjustable
- CE certified to class AA
- Pocket for back protector (see here for our recommendation)
- Can be connected to pants