Hey, everyone! One of our Motorcycle Jackets, the Agrius softshell Motorcyle Jacket has had a bit of an update!
I’ve always thought that the Agrius Softshell Jacket should have been called a hoodie instead. I know it’s not the right material for it but I feel that, if it were, a lot more people would be looking at it. And so they should be- it’s a brilliant, lightweight, comfortable jacket that both looks good and functions on and off the bike. As the name of the jacket may suggest – the shell of the jacket is soft yet it does well to break through the wind and protect you from the dryer elements. The fleece backing behind it keeps the wind from sapping away all that warmth while a mesh liner keeps things nice and breathable.
My favourite feature on the Agrius Softshell Motorcycle Jacket is the cuffs. Around the cuffs and wait of the jackets is a soft, elasticated material that gently hugs the wrist and forms a comfortable seal. Its a small luxury compared to some other jackets that I’ve had in the past with stiff, uncomfortable cuffs or inflexible waists that made riding more pain than pleasure.
The Softshell jacket has a double cuff that allows the soft, elasticated seal cuff to go under the gloves with the shell cuff of the jacket over the top of them but of course this only works with gloves that have the right size cuff. For everything else, the soft material in the cuff of the jacket should stretch over your gloves as long as it’s not really bulky like a heavily armoured race glove or full on winter gauntlets.
The jacket has two, zipper secured pockets on the front for your belongings. They’re a pretty good size so storing your phone in one and keys in the other is no trouble. But whatever you have in there, they’re safe from hopping out and hitting the road while you’re riding thanks to the zip closure.
The Agrius Softshell Motorcycle Jacket has CE approved armour in the shoulder and elbows. Unfortunately, while there is a slice of foam in the back, it’s more for giving the jacket some shape than it is for keeping your spine safe.
But the armour is removable and you can put whatever you like in the armour pockets. They’ll fit a standard armour size but to make things easier for you- we have a set of armour that would go great with this jacket- a set of 5 piece soft armour that is CE Level 2 rated and is some of the most protective stuff on the market. I use this armour myself and it’s been tried and tested. I frequently move this armour around into any jackets I wear that’ll accept it because the usual, harder, plastic-y stuff that a lot of jackets come with just doesn’t meet my standard.
And now we have new colours for the Agrius Softshell Motorcycle jacket too! So if black wasn’t to your liking before, you now have the option of grey and brown as well.
The only negative about this is what to do with the drawstrings for the hood. If you forget about them they can flap about in the wind a lot but this is easily fixed by just tucking them in. For £52.99 it’s a biker’s best mate through the summer. Its light, comfortable and perfect for dry weather and warm rides out.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-Matt W at Ghostbikes
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