Back again with another motorcycle product first look review. The Viking Cycles company has sent me their Ironborn Textile Jacket so that I can review it. Below you can link to watch my five minute video review on YouTube, but first a few notes. This jacket is high quality, seems very functional and and looks sharp. The orange color is vivid and will look nice as I ride on my Can-Am Spyder. One thing I failed to mention on the video is the high reflection tape and piping. The stripes on the jacket look black in normal light, but when hit with a headlight (or video light) they shine a bright silver which is a great safety feature.
This summer I plan to ride down the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, including the glorious Blue Ridge Parkway. I will be taking the jacket and the previously reviewed motorcycle backpack on that trip and report back on how well they work and how well they survive. Stand by for that road test report.
Meanwhile you can check out products for Viking Bags and Viking Cycle for yourself. You can view the specs for the jacket I review above or other textile jacket options and other jackets that they sell. You can find the details and specifications of the motorcycle backpack I reviewed a couple of weeks ago. You can also find some other terrific backpack choices and some saddlebags if that is what you need.
As always you can find more at www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes