All motorcycle riders should own at least one reliable jacket, and there’s a very good reason for that. Aesthetics aside, these jackets offer much-needed protection in the event of an accident, which is why they need to be a part of every serious biker’s wardrobe. It’s also true that some jackets are better than others, and the Basehawk by ICON 1000 is probably one of the best in the world.
This piece features a rather slim design created using a 4-way stretch material made out of nylon and select-grain leather protective panels. It also features D30 impact protection on the back, elbows, and shoulders, which is pretty impressive considering that this thing looks just like a regular hoodie. Other details include water resistance, and an insulated liner that can be removed during hot days.