Viking Cycle Ironborn Textile Motorcycle Jacket
Product: Viking Cycle Ironborn Black Motorcycle Textile Jacket for Women's
Product Description (from Viking Cycle's Website):
"Get C.E. approved armor delivered straight to your front door. With its removable elbow, shoulder and spine armor passing the highest impact tests available. The reflective stripes mean you’ll be as obvious as possible to other motorists keeping you safe on the darkest of nights. The Viking Cycle's Ironborn Women's Motorcycle Textile Jacket has been designed with a 6-point Sure Fit custom adjustment system. It allows the rider to truly adjust the fit in 6 key places making for comfortable riding.
The Viking Cycle's Ironborn Women's Motorcycle Textile Jacket comes waterproof treated Rock Tex 600 Outer Shell and easy grip zippers. You’ll always stay bone dry and never be caught short in sudden downpours. Removable insulated full-sleeve liners allow for you to stay warm riding on cold days and nights.
The Viking Cycle's Ironborn Women's Motorcycle Textile Jacket comes with pioneering new ventilation system traps cold air whilst pushing out hot air. You’ll be able to ride safely on the hottest days of the year with this motorcycle jacket.
As a bonus, we’ve added a quick-access mobile phone pocket, a hidden pocket, a knife, & sunglasses pocket. Always listen to your favorite cruising playlists. For your convenience, we’ve introduced a dedicated headphone system. It allows you to push your headphones from the phone pocket through the collar and into your ears.Motorcycle apparel should have a close, snug fit, more snug then casual apparel. In order to properly protect you, a piece of motorcycle apparel must fit snug enough so that it’s armor will stay in place."
Comfortable Overall Fit: This jacket delivered far more than I expected for the price point. I'm fairly picky about women's motorcycle jackets due to my long torso (I'm 5'8"). Normally, I have to choose between a short feminine jacket that lets all the wind in, or a jacket that looks like a trench coat. I found that the Viking Cycle's Ironborn Women's Motorcycle Textile Jacket had a great length. It fully covered my torso, yet maintained a flattering shape. The adjustable back allowed me to tighten the jacket to be more form fitting.
Perfect Arm Length: In the past, I've also struggled to find a women's motorcycle jacket with the right arm length. I prefer short gloves to gauntlets, so I need a jacket that will reach my wrist. The Ironborn Women's Motorcycle Textile Jacket had sleeves that hit my wrist right where my gloves ended, making for a nice fit.
Rain Protection & Pockets: Overall, the jacket is well made and has numerous pockets that fit my phone, wallet, and headphones without feeling bulky. My fellow riding mates even commented on the quality of the water-proof zippers. This definitely gave me peace of mind since I've been stuck out riding in the rain and had soaking pockets to prove it in the past.
Versatile for Multiple Temperatures: In Colorado, we're lucky enough to ride all year with days just warm enough to go riding almost weekly. This past week I took the jacket out for a ride on a 55 degree day with a sweatshirt underneath and was more than comfortable with the temperature. I have every reason to believe it would transition well to the warmer temperature of spring and summer as well.
Protection: I'm a strong believer in protecting yourself when you ride, so I was happy to have the CE approved armor in the shoulder, elbow, and spine. I've found that many jackets out there come without the CE armor, forcing the user to buy them separately. Instead of having to choose whether I could afford to add on armor or not, this jacket came with everything already in place and ready to go.
Overall, I think this jacket checked all the boxes for a pretty low price point. I think it would be particularly good for women who are considering getting into riding, but are scared off by high price points. I'm looking forward to seeing what else this brand adds to their inventory in the future.