SW - Ride Magazine: Product Review
I’m of an age where I feel black leather jackets should all have red linings- it should be the law. This retro-look jacket from Scandinavian kit giants Halvarssons was inspired by a jacket they made in the 1970s (hence the name) and has all the period cues, from the luscious red lining to the neat single-pooper neck and the artfully pre-aged red detail stripe on the sleeve. In terms of safety, though, it’s a thoroughly modern garment. There’s CE armour in shoulders and elbows, with Halvarssons’ HI-ART (high Abrasion Resistant Textile) material also used inside the leather to reinforce those key areas. There is no back protector, but there is a pocket for the Halvarssons L2 Secure CE Level 2 insert back protector (£54) or one you already have. It’s sealed with a single chunky solid silver zip, the cuffs and three external pockets using similarly substantial zips. There are two inside pockets and a connector zip to attach it to trousers. The washed goatskin feels light but tough and the whole jacket has a real quality feel. The fit is snug without being restrictive on the bike: it is like a second skin. All of which is reassuring, but really this is stuff you check after having fallen for the jacket’s look- that’s what sold it to me. I can’t wait for warmer weather and more chances to wear it.
Tony Paskin: Mr
The Jacket is on the small side of sizing so suggest you order 2 sizes up. Its tight on the shoulders & a little short in the arms. Good looking jacket and built well. re- ordered 2 sizes up.../ rated it 3 as got miss led by European sizing first time then too small second time so 3 time luck i hope