Hey, everyone! Since I’ve done an entry that covered a few different mesh motorcycle jackets I decided on another entry to cover a few different hoodies. Not everyone needs or wants a full-on jacket or maybe you’re someone who wants something a little more flexible. Perhaps your style is just something more casual. Whatever the case, I thought I’d mention a few of our hoodies that you may like to consider.
AGRIUS SOFTSHELL MOTORCYCLE JACKET
Starting with lowest price, we have the Agrius Softshell Motorcycle Jacket at £52.99. It’s another item I’ve covered in it’s own Agrius Softshell blog entry. It’s got to be one of the most comfortable motorcycle garments I’ve ever tried on- a trend I’ve noticed with pretty much all of the Agrius gear I’ve ever tried. It’s made of a soft shell material with a fleece backing for extra warmth and comfort and also has a mesh liner. It has armour in the elbows and shoulders and has a pocket for a back protector. So it has the potential to offer some great impact and wind protection. Soft elasticated cuffs make this hoodie a luxury to wear, it’s lightweight, it’s comfy and it’s a bargain at £52.99.
The Black Lynx Kevlar Hoodie is both an item I’ve covered in a blog entry before and I actually own one. At £69.99 you’re getting a lot more bang for your buck than with the Agrius Soft Shell. While this jacket doesn’t come with any armour installed it does have the pockets in the shoulders, elbows and back. But instead of already coming with armour it comes with something a bit better, something the Agrius Softshell could really use. Abrasion resistance- The ability to hold up in a slide should an unfortunate rider find themselves grinding down the road. And the Lynx does this amazingly thanks to what amounts to, essentially, an extra jacket inside it made of 220gsm DuPont Kevlar. It’s a really awesome, really protective, really comfortable hoodie and I love mine a whole lot.
AKITO BLOCK MOTORCYCLE HOODIE
The Akito Block Motorcycle Hoodie is a new one to me so I had a good long look at it. And I have to say, I may end up getting one of these too. For £98 you get a hoodie made with a %100 cotton fleece outer shell lined with a 180gsm Aramid liner, giving you all of the warmth, comfort and abrasion resistance you could need. It’s not quite the 220gsm of the Black Lynx, but the Akito block has loads of other features to make up for it. It comes with armour in the shoulders and elbows, has a zippered inner pocket for valuables and has a short connection zipper to attach to your pants- something I wish the Lynx had. It also has thumb locators on the cuffs so that your sleeves won’t ride up your forearms in a more forward leaning riding position. So while the second skin this hoodie offers isn’t quite as thick as the Black Lynx, it offers a whole lot more to make riding in it a bit more comfortable.
And those are my three hoodie picks for this entry. Each hoodie has it’s own strengths and weaknesses but, as with all motorcycle products, you’ll find less weaknesses with the more you’re willing to spend.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-Matt W at Ghostbikes.com