Built for anyone who appreciates vintage style and high quality engineering the Classic Rider is made for summer rides in a hot sun on a beautiful bike. At home on vintage and classic style machines our large gun-metal colour fasteners and antiqued zip complete the look. With concealed air-vents front and rear, we find the Classic Rider jacket comfortable from 18C to 32C with just a T-shirt underneath.
"Inspired by mid-20th Century British motorcycle gear, I wanted a version for hot weather. We added concealed vents on the front and a vented shoulder yoke to let the wind pass directly through the jacket. There's also a subtle mesh panel on each side.
We made two versions; an original short-waisted jacket in 1940's style, and a contemporary style jacket with a longer body that ends below the waistband. If you're unsure which would be best, or if you are over 5'10" tall, I would recommend the Regular version. The extra length will feel more comfortable. That said, for vintage style on a classic bike, and the only hot weather jacket of its type, the Short fit is the way to go..." ~ James Patrick, Design Director.
Based on the reknown classic motorcycle jackets of the 1940's and 1950's, we have made some subtle alterations for comfort in hot weather. Concealed air-vents on the front of the jacket, mesh under the arms, and vents underneath the rear yoke ensure the jacket is cool once you get moving. And rather than waxed cotton we use our soft, broad weave air-flow Cordura 1000D for comfort and protection.
The Classic Rider incorporates all of the modern advances you would expect:
- Cordura 1000D air-flow textile
- Quilted shoulders and elbows formed with two layers of Cordura 1000D.
- SAS-TEC joint protectors for shoulders and elbows
- DWR water resistant coating
Available in contemporary Regular fit and an authentic 1940's style Short fit. Typically the Short fitting is worn so that the jacket hem rests above the jeans waistband. For riders used to more modern design jackets, we recommend the Regular fit which is approximately two inches longer in the body. All Classic RIder jackets are made to order which usually takes two weeks.