With a waterproof-treated RockTex 600 outer shell, I didn’t have to worry about wringing myself out to dry and it was fascinating to admire how the accumulated water droplets repelled right off of my sleeves.
Before I went to my local dealer to be their favorite customer this month, I made a list of my “must-haves” to help me make an informed buying decision.
For the lower leg area, these pants have melt resistant material and height adjustable C.E. approved knee armor.
For cool and comfortable ride, this jacket also has a Variable Flow ventilation system with waterproof zippers and Cross Linked Ventilation with Wind Tunnel Cooling.
Z1R combined the comfort of a sweatshirt and the strength of heavyweight canvas material to get this great fitting durable jacket.
Today, we take zippers for granted, but the zipper was actually critical in the invention of the motorcycle jacket. Leather jackets have changed very little over time, but other textile jackets have come onto the market and evolved for all types of riders.
Irving Schott, a business owner who made and sold outerwear, saw the potential for using zippers, and in 1925, he became the first clothier to put a zipper on a jacket. This design eventually led to his creation of the first leather motorcycle jacket in 1928.
Combined leather, waxed cotton canvas and AR500 stretch frame provides an articulated outer shell construction with an internal removable hoody vest liner.
The jacket features a Hydraguard waterproof/breathable membrane with advanced 600D material that is flexible, lightweight and durable.
Unlike traditional venting systems that send air to the outside of a liner, the direct core vents send air directly to the wearer’s body and is more effective.
The stainless core heating system has three heat settings with up to four hours of capacity. Conductive materials at the fingertips and thumb enable instant touchscreen access.