Hey, everyone! I’m back to talking about products from Black, one of our very own brands that provide great quality without a greatly inflated price tag. The particular jacket I’m going to introduce you to with this blog entry is the Black Venture Motorcycle Jacket.
Just from the look of the jacket it has a tactical, utilitarian style to it thanks to the four pockets that are immediately visible on the front. The texture on the jacket also adds to this tactical look for me personally as well. The Ripstop Polyester, a very strong and durable material, is something I’ve seen a lot on military gear, so the very material its made of and the way the jacket looks because of it already inspires confidence in it’s protective ability. More specifically, confidence in the material’s ability to hold up in a slide and save your skin.
To protect you in an impact, the jacket has CE approved armour in the shoulder and elbows but unfortunately none to speak of in the back. It does, however, have a pocket for a back protector, so I recommend treating yourself to a full armour upgrade. You can get Level 2 armour in the shoulders, elbows and back for just an extra £24.99 with our soft armour set. I use the stuff myself, even tried and tested it and I can’t recommend this armour enough.
A biker also needs protection from the elements, the different riding conditions like the heat, cold and rain. For the colder rides out the Venture jacket has a thermal lining that can be removed easily if you you’re a bit warm or fancy a bit of extra space in the jacket. To keep you dry in the wet weather, the Venture is waterproof, so the jacket should see you comfortably through dreary days and downpours. To keep you comfortable in the heat, the jacket features a wick away back panel to keep you dry on potentially stuffy and sweaty summer rides.
The jacket has an adjustable fit as well with the adjusters on the arms and waist. So you can nip up the jacket to fit you perfectly and reduce the amount of material flapping in the wind. As an added luxury the jacket has a soft fabric and neoprene rolled collar so that the collar doesn’t cause an irritation as it rubs on the neck when fully zipped up, a feature I wish many more jackets had.
On the inside of the waist the jacket has a selection of two zips inside. A shorter zip for a more free connection to your motorcycle trousers. Or a long zip so that you can connect your trousers to make a textile two-piece suit for a more secure and protective motorcycle outfit. The Venture jacket would go brilliantly with a pair of trousers from Black that share the same name- The Black Venture Motorcycle Trousers, so if you’re looking for a kit, I highly recommend the Venture Jacket and Trousers.
The Venture Jacket is described as a commuter jacket, something light and durable that easy to wear and designed to make everyday riding easier. And they accomplish this admirably- the jacket is easy to wear, feels good to wear, has plenty of storage space and the main zip is easy to get to. I would say that the jacket would also be good for touring though. It’s a shorter cut in the wait that your usual touring jacket but it still has all the comfort and features you could want form a touring jacket. To label this jacket as only being suitable for commuters is denying it’s potential to be a great jacket for other purposes. And at £83.99 you’ll be getting a jacket that fulfills those purposes excellently.
Thanks for reading everybody! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com