New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

New motorcycle gear recommended by Bike EXIF.
Icon 1000 launches a new collection, Dickies moves into motorcycle apparel and Saint produces a technical Parka. Here’s what’s happening in the world of stylish moto-gear.

Icon 1000 Axys Leather Jacket
Icon 1000 Axys Leather Jacket Icon 1000’s new Axys jacket carries the same no-nonsense aesthetic that we’ve come to expect from the Portlandian brand. At $450, it’s $200 cheaper than their existing Retrograde jacket—but it’s no less impressive.

Available in black only, the Axys’ layout is rugged and stealthy, with minimal branding. You get a 1.1-1.3mm Trackspec leather chassis—the same type of leather used in race suits—and a full set of D30 protectors. Chest vents and perforated under-arm panels help keep you cool, and a removable liner and spacious fit mean you can layer up when it gets chilly. Practical touches include tough YKK zippers, a lined collar and a drop tail. [Buy]

Saint Armored Cool Climate motorcycle jacket
Saint Armored Cool Climate Parka Saint are known for their outstanding riding denims. But the Australian company’s wasted no time in expanding their range.

Their AU$890 Parka is an exercise in looking rad, while staying both warm and protected. It’s styled like a classic, military parka—with a longer cut and a faux fur-lined hood. Pick it up, and it’s unapologetically heavy: The outer shell is a water-resistant canvas, with abrasion-resistant patches in key spots. Inside is a removable quilted liner that can also be worn separately. That not only adds an extra layer of warmth, but also holds the Parka’s D30 shoulder, elbow and back armor. [Buy]

Dickies Motorcycle Outfitters Canvas Motorcycle Jacket
Dickies Motorcycle Outfitters Canvas Motorcycle Jacket Motorcyclists have been riding in Dickies workwear for years. But the iconic American manufacturer has now launched an official motorcycling range: Dickies Motorcycle Outfitters.

And by the looks of the Canvas jacket, we’d say they’re off to a good start. Available in a sand color, it’s a classic cotton yarn dyed, button-up workwear jacket. The look is simple and sturdy—the kind of jacket that’s sure to break in well and stick around for years. There are four spacious pockets outside, with a cotton lining, and a number of handy pockets inside. It ships for $166 without armor, but does have pockets if you want to upgrade it with additional protection. [Buy]

Pagnol M4 Motorcycle Gloves
Pagnol M4 Gloves When leather jacket specialists Pagnol launched their M3 leather pants, we knew they’d eventually complete their range with a pair of gloves. Sure enough, their new M4 gloves are here, and they’re just as classy as the rest of the catalog.

Made from supple goatskin leather, the $80 M4 gloves have an understated, throwback design. They’re cut longer, with dual adjusters that make them good for wearing both over or under sleeves. Pagnol have used their own design for knuckle protection, for a more vintage look, and stretch accordion panels and perforations round out the details. [Buy]

Resurgence Warrior Jeans
Resurgence Warrior Jeans Reinforced riding jeans tend to be hot and cumbersome—something that Resurgence wanted to address with their Warrior jeans. They’ve used PEKEV to line them—a material that’s lighter and more breathable than Kevlar, but tougher. That means the $144 Warrior jeans weigh only 900grams, making them all-day comfortable while still being CE level 1 approved.

The fit is slim, with a soft, stretch denim that’s been treated with an anti-bacterial agent—for those of us that hate washing our jeans. There are pockets for hip and knee protectors too, but those are sold separately. More importantly: they look damn good. [Buy]

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