My husband's pride and joy is his 2006 Honda Goldwing. It stays covered in our garage year round, though he leaves his truck out in the snow and ice.
Until recently, he had worn a leather jacket while riding. As anyone who rides knows, bugs and weather are an issue. Even with a windshield, you aren't protected. A few months ago, he told me of a biker's jacket that he just had to have. It was the coolest and most functional jacket around, according to him. So, I bought it for him for Christmas.
When I first saw the jacket, it looked much better than I had expected and he was right... it did look cool. It also had a lot of features that a normal jacket doesn't. For starters, the jacket is treated with Rainguard to help make it waterproof and breathable. There are vents in the sleeves, chest and a rear exit vent for ventilation. There is a 2-way dual zipper which is covered with dual wind flaps. One of my husband's favorite features is adjustable straps on the sleeves. To help with safety, removable armor is inserted in the elbows and sleeves, which would help in case of an accident. Any little extra bit of protection is a big deal to me.
There is also reflective piping on the jacket which helps it be more visable. There are several pockets, for maps. handwarmer, cell phone, etc.... Also, adjustable waist belts help make it comfortable for each individual size. The jacket features a zip-out quilted lining, which makes it functional in various weather extremes.
This jacket makes riding even more fun for my husband. He's more comfortable, so he enjoys the ride more. I'm happy knowing that he's wearing something that will help protect him, even if just a little bit.