A few weeks back I got my hands on a new leather Jacket from Viking Cycle out in California. It’s still very much humid Midwestern summer here in southern Ohio, but it has managed to cool off just enough to wear this jacket on a couple rides, including my recent Fat Bob Shootout. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting a leather jacket for spring and fall for a long time, however, because of the price difference between leather and textile I’ve been hesitant to pull the trigger. Viking’s Bloodaxe Jacket comes with CE stamped armor in the shoulders and elbows, is made from milled buffalo leather, and is priced under the $150 mark; which completely overrides my previous comment about the price delta.
I’ve been looking to upgrade my video media talents over the last few months, so I decided this leather jacket demo would be a good opportunity to try out something new. Per my comments above, I’ve had the Bloodaxe jacket in hand for a few weeks, so I put together a short “first impressions” review as a Vlog on the Moto Adventurer YouTube channel. Take a couple minutes to watch the video, and let me know what you think. Is this something you’d like to see more of?