I think about the blokes from Roland Sands Design sitting in a room carrying hoodies whereas they design top-shelf motorbike jackets—it was sure to click on ultimately. The Vincent Hoody takes each function you may presumably cram into a light-weight motorbike jacket and disguises them properly in a “plain” black hoody. Now your favourite sweatshirt is not going to solely shield you in a slide, it would perform higher as nicely.
Drawstrings for the hood exit from the within in order that they don’t flap round within the wind and hit your helmet. Contained in the left-hand pocket is a piece on your cellphone with a zipper closure, so there’s nearly no danger of it flying out whereas on the highway. The outer shell is a mixture of Kevlar and Coolmax cloth to guard and preserve you cool, and the Cordura Nyco liner all through the sleeves, physique, and hood provides a second layer of abrasion safety. There are pockets for affect armor within the sleeves, elbows, and again, however they aren’t included.
The match is traditional and relaxed, and the one seen branding on the jacket is a small “RSD” on the hood and “Roland Sands” on the underside pocket. Yellow Kevlar provides the outer shell a barely off-black coloration, which I really actually like, and the Cordura liner is surprisingly snug contemplating the added security advantages.
Once I first received this piece it instantly changed the sweatshirt that I carried round as a thermal layer in my saddlebag, and it’s good for changing a cumbersome jacket on heat days or shorter rides. I put on it similar to I did my previous hoody, however now with way more confidence.
At $250, it’s a great step up from the dependable cotton staple, however patented materials like Cordura and Kevlar ain’t low cost and your primary sweatshirt can’t maintain a candle to this one. Match is barely bigger than regular; I often put on between a big and XL, and the big matches me completely right here.