The Vitsand leather-based jacket from Halvarrsons is AAA rated, not solely waterproof however is made utilizing the TFL Cool System that means it’ll maintain you cool even within the scorching climate.
Certainly sporting a leather-based jacket in scorching temperatures is not going to maintain you cool? I used to be keen to seek out this out for myself.
Class AAA garment, CE safety (shoulders/elbows), and HI-ART mixed equals prime notch safety and abrasion resistance.
Airbag prepared with mechanical stretch panels on the again
Stretch panels supply a lot wanted consolation
Sturdy Water Repellent (DWR) handled cow leather-based and Dryway + 2.0 purposeful membrane present each water repellency and breathability.
TFL COOL SYSTEM® and Chest/Again air flow zippers maintain you good and breezy
Connector zip for matching Halvarrsons pants
Giant vary of dimension choices to select from
Pocket for again protector, however this isn’t equipped
Pocket for chest protector, however this isn’t equipped
For $650USD / $885CAD, it is an costly premium product
- AAA rated leather-based waterproof motorbike jacket
- TFL Cool System to maintain you cool in scorching climate
- Stretch panels and increasing waist studs for added consolation when driving
- Plenty of zipped pockets – 4 or 6 relying on how you employ the jacket!
- Lengthy connector zip for attaching to trousers for added security and likewise stopping the wind getting beneath the jacket when driving
Halvarssons had been established within the small Swedish city of Malung within the 1940’s and have been round for some 70 years.
They’ve constructed their status on custom and craftsmanship and this reveals by means of of their merchandise.
In 2019, Halvarrsons had been acquired by Duell, who’re considered the highest provider of key manufacturers to the powersports trade throughout Scandinavia and the Baltics. Duell was established in 1983, often known as Duell Bike Centre, within the small city of Mustasaari, Finland.
Duell need to develop and develop Halvarssons and to proceed with their similar rules of high quality, consolation and security.
Halvarrsons Vitsand Women Jacket Options
There are lots of options to this leather-based jacket and each has its personal objective which collectively make this an outstanding high quality jacket providing not solely the safety you want when driving, but additionally all year-round use of the jacket.
You possibly can get away with simply having the Vitsand as your solely biking jacket. Right here’s a take a look at why:
What’s DWR, I hear you ask? The Vitsand has been handled to DWR (Sturdy Water Repellent) which is an additional water repellent remedy offering extra consolation.
Which means when a product has been handled with DWR, they may shed water extra effectively, retain their breathability properties and dry sooner whereas additionally being simpler to maintain clear.
Outlast® Lining with Dryway + 2.0 Membrane
The liner is made by Outlast® which is a high-tech materials that regulates the temperature contained in the jacket.
Initially developed to guard astronauts in opposition to excessive temperature adjustments, however has since been additional developed to work in motorbike gear as nicely.
The liner consists of tens of millions of microscopic paraffin wax capsules that soak up, retailer and launch extra warmth to maintain you feeling snug out on the street.
The Dryway + 2.0 membrane is a layer of waterproof materials that’s positioned between the leather-based and the liner of the jacket. Which means if the outer a part of the jacket will get moist in heavy rain, the moisture by no means reaches the pores and skin.
TFL COOL SYSTEM®
That is what actually intrigued me about this jacket. Certainly sporting a leather-based jacket, and a black one at that which supposedly absorbs daylight, within the warmth is not going to maintain you cool.
The TFL system works by reflecting the radiation of the solar and stays cool. I used to be off to Italy on the bike a few weeks after getting this jacket so was keen to do this out and see if it actually did because it says on the label.
HI-ART Reinforcement on Shoulders and Elbows
Halvarrsons clothes is predominantly leather-based or textile with varied varieties of floor remedy added to the product. The outer cloth of the Vitsand is leather-based after which Halvarrsons use a proprietary reinforcement materials, often known as HI-ART, to their clothes which is extremely sturdy, comfortable and breathable and is used beneath the outer layer. A really intelligent design certainly.
In accordance with Halvarrsons, the HI-ART together with leather-based, is greater than 200% extra abrasion resistant than the leather-based alone. That statistic alone provides me nice confidence within the safety that this jacket will supply me.
In a nutshell, the Vitsand ought to supply me the best safety doable while holding me dry in moist climate, heat within the chilly and cool in sunshine.
I’ve ridden on this jacket in very moist climate and the clothes beneath my jacket has stayed dry. I actually didn’t suppose that it will, I imply, a water-proof leather-based jacket is just about remarkable however the Vitsand stored me dry.
Once I was in Italy and driving in temperatures of mid to late thirties, I used to be not scorching within the jacket. The liner and the tfl cool system did as they had been speculated to and stored my physique at an excellent temperature.
I assumed it was fairly humorous when the blokes I used to be driving with of their ‘regular’ leather-based jackets had been undoing them as a lot as they may while driving and had been clearly extremely popular, whereas I had my jacket achieved up and was very snug. The jacket actually does do what it says on the label.
For an entire listing of options, go to Halvarrsons Vitsand Jacket.
Halvarrsons Vitsand Jacket Building
The skin zippered chest pocket
The Vitsand is certainly my kind of jacket – it has many pockets and they’re all zippered. Now it has 4 or six pockets, relying on how you employ the jacket!
Two outer zippered pockets
There are three zippered pockets on the skin of the jacket, two on both aspect and one on the left chest. There’s a zippered pocket on the underside left within the jacket.
The within zippered pocket
On the within of the chest space of the jacket are two pockets for the chest protector to be inserted into. I should not have a chest protector so I’ve been utilizing these as pockets additionally. They’re an ideal dimension for my cell phone.
Two inside chest protector pockets
I really like that each one the pockets have zips. A pocket with no zip isn’t actually a pocket of any use to be trustworthy, particularly when driving.
Once I wore this jacket when driving by means of Europe to Italy, the pockets had been all in use. I had my passport within the outdoors chest pocket, an inventory of the lodging booked for our vacation in one of many chest protector pockets and within the different I had cash for the toll roads.
The 2 different outer pockets had my cell phone in a single and most vital of all, within the second pocket was a chocolate bar which I stored on me in case I had the urge for one thing candy (this acquired changed regularly!) Maintaining power ranges is vital when touring 😉
The branding on the Vitsand is delicate but trendy. On prime of the arms embossed on both aspect is the letter ‘H’ which is similar shade because the jacket.
The ‘H’ has been embossed onto both aspect of the jacket
There’s a single popper fastening on the collar which fastens simply to the left with the letter ‘H’ branded onto the center of the popper with ‘Scandinavian Premium Since 1946’ across the edge.
The ‘H’ branded onto the collar popper.
Embossed on the skin breast pocket is the phrase ‘Halvarrsons’.
There’s a tab on the backside of every aspect of the jacket on the waistband to allow you to regulate this (ought to you’ve had one too many chocolate bars) and there’s a Halvarrsons branded popper on every of those.
All of the zippers are YKK, of which there are eleven! One on the primary zip which does the jacket up, three on the skin pockets, two on the sleeve cuffs, and three on the within pockets.
The final two zips belong to the air vents on the again of the jacket. On either side of the again just under the shoulders is an air vent which will be opened to permit further air in to assist maintain you cool in excessive warmth.
Halvarrsons Vitsand Women Jacket Construct High quality
You’ll be able to inform simply by the texture of the Vitsand that it is a premium-quality leather-based jacket. It’s fairly weighty whenever you choose the jacket up, though this isn’t noticeable when sporting the jacket itself.
I do discover when I’ve taken the jacket off when parked up and strolling round, it’s heavy to hold. I discover it simpler to maintain the jacket on!
I actually like the texture of the jacket, you may inform it’s a high quality piece of equipment. It feels comfortable and proper from after I very first put the jacket on, it felt snug and moved with me simply and molded to my form. I didn’t need to ‘put on the jacket in’ as I’ve discovered with some leather-based jackets.
The jacket is available in 6 sizes: 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46.
I’d counsel utilizing the chart perform on the Halvarrsons web site to assist decide sizing.
Regardless of the burden of the jacket (which isn’t noticeable when driving), it’s a snug jacket to put on.
I don’t discover the armor within the shoulders and arms. I did nevertheless buy a Halvarrsons again protector as I used to be not snug driving with out one from a safety viewpoint.
Once more, having the again protector in isn’t noticeable, in contrast to some again protectors that I’ve skilled in jackets. There may be velcro to maintain the protector in place while within the jacket.
The jacket has an extended connection zip that goes all the best way spherical so you may connect the jacket to a pair of Halvarrsons trousers.
When you don’t have a pair of Halvarrsons trousers, you should buy a Halvarrsons connector belt which is able to let you join the jacket to any pair of trousers. For $23 USD / $31 CAD / £19 it is a nice accent making the jacket versatile to your present biking wardrobe.
Halvarrsons Vitsand Jacket Performance
The Vitsand is a really versatile jacket, it may be used all yr spherical with its waterproof safety, cool system know-how and physique temperature regulating lining.
This may be an excellent jacket to commute to work in because the jacket adjusts to the seasons. It’s trendy and good so wouldn’t look misplaced in a pub or restaurant.
I went away on the bike a few months in the past within the UK when the temperature was a lot cooler than Italy and the climate was temperamental to say the least. I wore the Vitsand on this bike journey and it doubled up as my going to the pub within the night jacket.
When you go touring on a motorbike, you’ll know that area may be very a lot restricted so solely having to take one jacket actually does lower down in your baggage thus avoiding including pointless further weight to the bike.
There are three leather-based stretch panels on this jacket. The primary one is on the rear of the neck and shoulder space permitting the jacket flexibility and to mildew to your form properly.
The second and third stretch panels are on both aspect of the vented pockets on the again of the jacket going spherical to the armpit space.
I discover that this permits the jacket to stretch with me when leant over driving my bike. The jacket bends and molds to my physique form whether or not I’m on the bike or simply strolling round.
On the again of the jacket just under the shoulders there are two zips which will be undone. These are air flow pockets permitting extra air stream by means of the jacket for when driving within the warmth.
Safety and CE Ranking
HI-ART Reinforcement on the Shoulders and Elbows
There may be HI-ART reinforcement on the shoulders and elbows. HI-ART has been developed by Halvarrsons and is utilized in particularly uncovered areas to extend abrasion resistance. In accordance with Halvarrsons, this makes the leather-based 200% stronger and 500% stronger on textiles.
CE Permitted Safety, Kind A (Small) Stage 2 in Elbow and Shoulder
The pic for the armor within the elbow and shoulder is a inventory picture from Halvarrsons because the armor is stitched into the jacket.
The armor is Stage 2, which is the best degree in response to EN1621-1:2012.This isn’t solely comfortable, versatile and breathable but additionally light-weight and has been tailored for the Halvarrsons Security Connect System.
Velcro attachments are on the armor to make for match while in place.
The Vitsand is a Class AAA rated jacket. It provides me peace of thoughts when driving understanding that the jacket I’m sporting has been rigorously examined and conforms to the required requirements.
Triple Stitched Seams
Halvarrsons have developed a way that gives most sturdiness through the use of a balanced sew density with a heavy-duty, hard-wearing thread in triple stitched seams within the uncovered areas.
It doesn’t matter you probably have the highest quality supplies, if the stitching isn’t any good, then the seams will fail thus rendering the jacket ineffective.
The Vitsand is airbag prepared that means that the jacket works along with any standalone airbag system in the marketplace that’s meant to be worn beneath a jacket.
Due to the increasing panels on the again of the jacket, when the airbag deploys, the jacket expands along with the airbag.
Chest protector prepared
The Furudal chest protector can simply be inserted into the jacket’s inside protector pockets. As soon as the jacket is closed, the protector stays in place and utterly invisible. I should not have the chest protector so I’m unable to say whether it is snug or not.
As is regular with leather-based jackets, this isn’t a washable garment. I’ve discovered that almost all dry cleaners supply a specialist cleansing service, nevertheless.
I wipe over the jacket with a moist fabric to maintain it clear and searching good. I do be sure that the jacket is totally dry earlier than placing it away.
I repeatedly apply a leather-based protector to the jacket to maintain it in the most effective situation doable. I particularly apply this if the jacket has gotten moist from the rain (as soon as the jacket has dried in fact). This retains the jacket supple and searching good.
I can not say to you that it is a decrease finish of the finances jacket as, definitely to me, at $650 USD / $885 CAD / £529 it is a thought-about buy and undoubtedly on the larger finish of my finances.
What I can say to you nevertheless, is that you just do solely have to have this jacket in your biking wardrobe because it actually will cater for you all yr spherical.
The know-how that has gone into this jacket whenever you sit again and examine it, actually is staggering. Lots of thought has gone into catering in your consolation and above all, safety wants that all of us search for when shopping for motorbike clothes.
You realize with Halvarrsons that you’re getting a top quality jacket which ought to final you for a few years.
I want to see on the very minimal the again protector come as customary. That is one thing that I’d count on in a jacket of this worth.
The chest protector as customary can be an added bonus however I can see that this isn’t to everybody’s liking and why that is an non-obligatory further.
Thought and consideration has gone into the design and match of the Vitsand. It has been designed for girls with consideration given to a girl’s physique with flexibility to regulate to every of our personal lumps and bumps.
- Class AAA garment beneath the CE customary EN 17092-2:2020
- CE Permitted Shoulder and Elbow Armor
- HI-ART reinforcement on shoulders and elbows
- Airbag prepared with mechanical stretch panels on the again
- Sturdy Water Repellent (DWR) handled cow leather-based
- Dryway + 2.0 purposeful membrane, as drop liner retains water outdoors whereas retaining breathability
- Outlast® temperature-regulated lining
- Air flow openings on chest and again
- TFL COOL SYSTEM® helps maintain cool even when the climate is scorching
- Connector zip
- Vary of sizes
- Stretch panels
- Pocket for again protector, however this isn’t equipped
- Pocket for chest protector, however this isn’t equipped
- Worth, that is the higher finish of the market
- Producer: Halvarrsons
- Worth: (When Examined) $650 USD / $885 CAD / £529
- Colours: Black
- Sizes: 36-46
- Evaluation Interval: June – December 2022