Hey, everyone! The sun is still out from time to time so it must still be the summer. And I’ve noticed a little bit of a trend- Motorcycle Bomber Jackets are getting quite popular! I’ve seen plenty of people wearing the Spada Air Force One jacket and the only other Bomber style jacket I could think of off the top of my head was our own jacket the Black Iconic. So I thought I would do a little bit of digging and see just what kind on selection we have at Ghostbikes.com
First up is the popular Spada Air Force One Motorcycle Jacket. For £99.99 you’re actually getting a pretty good jacket at decent value for money. The shell looks good, it’s made from a protective maxdura construction and has a waterproof membrane making it great for a number of different weathers. It does have armour in the shoulder and elbows but is lacking one in the back, so while the jacket is still great- it’s not as safe as it could possibly be right off the hanger. But it does have a back protector pocket so you could always put one in later.
Next is another one from Spada, the Spada Happy Jack Harrington. For £149.99 you’d be getting a jacket with a wax cotton twill shell that is protective and looks like a nice, reliable material. It has a fixed waterproof membrane inside for weather versatility but the thermal liner inside is also fixed inside. So this jacket is pleasantly warm but you don’t want to layer up too much underneath since you don’t have option of pulling the thermal liner out. Just like it’s little sibling, the Air Force One, it has armour in the shoulders and elbows but doesn’t have anything in the back although there is a back protector pocket there. The cuffs on the jacket are made from a soft material of comfort but the collar of the jacket is a corduroy comfort fit collar, a bit better at protecting the neck from whipping winds. Over all it’s a pretty good jacket and still quite good value for money even though the extra £50 is quite a price increase for a sturdier collar and waterproof pockets.
At last, a biker’s Bomber jacket from a different brand, the ARMR Moto Bomber Motorcycle Jacket. This jacket is really good value for money when it comes to protection, the outer shell is made from polyester- a common material in biker gear for its toughness but your money is really buying what you get underneath it. The jacket has a REISSA waterproof membrane for the wet, a 75gm thermal liner for the cold and for extra skin-saving capability- it even has a 280gms Aramid liner. So you’ve got twice the protective layering on this jacket than on the others. The jacket has CE certified armour in shoulders and elbows but, like the others so far, only features an empty pocket waiting for a back protector to complete this great jackets’ protective arsenal. £139.99 for this jacket, is a very not-bad-at-all price.
And lastly; we have Ghostbikes.com’s own brand of bomber jackets, the Black Iconic Motorcycle Jacket and the Black Retro Motorcycle Jacket, the best value-for-money bomber jackets out there. I’m not even saying that just because it’s our own brand either, they really do offer as much bang-for-your-buck as you could hope for in a biker jacket. The fabric is made from a Nylon construction so it’s flexible and light but tough as well when you need it to be. It has a fixed waterproof lining to keep you dry and a thermal liner to keep you warm but it’s also removable for your preference.
A nifty little extra are the belt loops in the inside of the jacket to help keep the back of the jacket from riding up if your riding position has a bit more of a forward lean to it. It has plenty of pockets, the three on the outside aren’t waterproof but the two on the inside will keep your valuables dry and safe. The soft and elasticated cuffs make this jacket a luxury to wear and give your neck and wrists plenty of comfortable room to move. And unlike all of the others, these jackets come with armour in the shoulders, elbows and back; a viscoelastic soft armour that hardens in the moment of an impact to protect you and has the highest CE safety rating going. For the Iconic at £79.99 and the Retro at £84.99 you’re getting an impressively versatile and protective bomber jacket at the best value for money you can find.
And that’s it for bomber jackets! I’m sure there are more out there but that’s just a small selection from what we have here at Ghostbikes.com. If none of these jacket take your fancy or suit your needs, take a look around on our online store and I’m sure you’ll spot something that meets your requirements.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com