Halvarssons Eagle ladies jacket in grey (HAL700)
Product InformationSwedish company Halvarssons is probably better known, in truth, for its textile products than for its leather wear. But the company is based in Malung, which is very much a tannery town, as a result of which the company has access to some amazing hides.
The Eagle and corresponding Eagle Lady are made from a beautiful goatskin that has been washed for an authentic patina. Goatskin is relatively thin, but incredibly strong for its thickness. It makes for great biking gear. It's also amazingly soft and very easy to wear. In fact, you'll never find a lighter, nicer-to-wear, proper biking jacket than this.
Because Halvarssons are naturally cautious when it comes to considerations of safety, the Eagle jacket is reinforced, in all the key areas of vulnerability, with their Hi-Art anti-abrasion lining that strengthens the leather by 200% (i.e: a factor for three!).
There's Level 2 CE armour in the elbows and shoulders, and a pocket for a back protector, although it doesn't come as standard. What we really like about the Eagle, however, and it's something missing from its predecessor, is the fact that there's a belt and buckle adjuster on both sides of the waist. We also like the traditional padded kidney panel.
The jacket is quite short, but it has a zip that you can use if you're wearing it with one of Halvarssons' leather pants. If you wanted to wear the jacket with jeans, Halvarssons' really clever 'waist zip' belt will actually allow you to connect the jacket to the jeans.
It's a terrific looking jacket; admittedly, it's more summer than winter, but it really is gorgeously soft and lovely to wear. It comes in two colourways. We reckon the price is pretty special too.
- Goatskin, washed
- HI-ART reinforced
- Triple Stitch
- Adjustable CE-approved armour
- Can be complemented with our CE-approved back protector SECURE L2 (see here for our recommendation)
- Attachable to pants
- Adjustable waist hem