In a recent video review of a Halvarssons jacket I was somewhat disparaging about the hooded, inner thermal jacket. Predictably perhaps somebody commented that I was being elitist. Nonsense, I just felt that a hoodie in a Halvarssons jacket would alienate a lot of potential buyers. Personally, I’ve got nothing against a hoodie, provided it is not being worn by some South London, hammer-toting, pavement-mounting, scooter rider!
Now this particular hoodie is a piece of work. It’s a single-layer top that has been woven with Kevlar. It is beautifully soft and comfortable. It really is nice to wear, especially given that it meets the new EN 17092 regulations at the very highest AAA rating. In fact, we know of no other jackets that meet this standard other than those one that are made from leather. It means that this is a pretty impressive and serious bit of motorcycle kit. It comes with D3O armour in the shoulders and elbows too. There’s a pocket for a back protector, but it doesn’t come as standard.
Obviously, it’s not going to be any good in the rain, but a Scott waterproof jacket should take care of that. In terms of weight you could probably wear it over a T-shirt in the summer. With a mid-layer it would work in colder weather too.
I would not say I’m elitist, although it is probably true to say that, being a bit older, I don’t have a lot of hoodies in my cavernous walk-in wardrobe! But I reckon I might just be tempted by a Brad when they come in. We expect to see them later this month, by the way. Not sure I’m going to go the whole hog and get myself a scooter, though.
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