Ok... We see a ray on sunshine twinkling through the curtains in the Morning; we pull the curtains back and there it is, glorious sunshine and not a cloud in the sky! The message goes out to like minded friends..'Sun's out, who's up for a ride?" a few of you sign up for what could be the last ride of the year in anything that resembles a yellow hue. Jeans go on (Resurgence obviously!), your Jacket still has the thermal liner out from the summer and the summer gloves might get one more outing. You step outside, only to realise that the Sun is LYING TO YOU and it's frickin freezing! How can the Sun be out, not a cloud in the sky and yet it's so cold? You don't want to cancel but you also don't want to go and dress up like you're about to go on a round the world trip. Here's a little guide to some of our products that we put together for the sunny winter blasts.
I've been riding around with the visor off my lid for most of the summer but the visor definitely has to go back on now however I still find it can be a cold around the neck and chin area. The guys over at www.rarebirdlondon.co.uk have the ideal solution.
This Red and Navy Checked Flannel face mask (available to pre-order) is made from the highest quality flannel with black suede finishing, black matte details and air purifying filter. They also have a winter range coming out which will soon be available here at The Royals. They're not the cheapest option at around £70 but they'll last a lifetime or would make someone a great present.
Equally at a lower price point we have our Holy Freedom neck tube, some of which have a fleece lined insulation. There are loads of different designs to choose from and start at around £19.50. My personal favourite is this one but the entire collection can be seen here.
The Torso is a little easier to keep warm and you all probably know about my favourite jacket by now. It has to be an Eversholt Jacket by the Designer Ashley Watson. Ashley is a keen biker and fully road tested his jacket during a road trip that lasted for thousands of miles! The attention to detail on this jacket is phenomenal and you can really tell that it's been designed by fellow rider. Not only does it look the nuts, but its remarkably durable, waterproof and it also comes with our favourite D3o Armour. You can find out more about it here
As a base layer I like to wear a long sleeved T-Shirt from Fuel Clothing. They're 100% cotton and have longer cuffs and elbow pads.
Over the top of the Fuel Long sleeve Tee I head back to Holy Freedom for a sweatshirt and go for one of their wind proof sweaters. The Holy Freedom Full Face Windproof Sweater is not your average roundneck sweater, Holy Freedom have incorporated a windproof membrane that covers the bust and protects you from any wind chill. This clever feature in no way detracts from the overall comfort of this full cotton jumper.
Gloves are a pair of Garibaldi Urbe Winter gloves. To be honest we're pushed to find a better looking winter glove at this price point of £51. Introducing the brilliant URBE glove by the Spanish company Garibaldi. A winter gloves for the urban travellers and commuters made of extremely smooth Nubuck leather for an utter suppleness and excellent touch. 40 g Thinsulate® thermal lining. Double leather reinforcement with Kevlar® Armotex® aramid fibers on palm. Wrist strap to stop gloves slipping off.
My favourite jeans, a black pair of Resurgence Gear Cafe Racers, are just starting to let the cold in after about 30 mins. Instead of forking out for a thicker jean or even a waterproof trouser I've now opted for a Kevlar Base Layer like these one's from MotoMan. Super cosy, 100% Kevlar Lined and have pockets for knee and hip armour if I want added protection. I've found this to be a less expensive option as these are currently selling for £99 here.
|Waist Circumference||30" / 76.2cm||32" / 81.3cm||34" / 86.4cm||36" / 91.4cm||38" / 96.5cm||40" / 101.6cm||42" / 106.7cm||44" / 111.8cm|
|Inseam||30" / 76.2cm OR 32" / 81.3cm OR 34" / 86.4cm|
|Waist Circumference||28" / 71cm||30" / 76.2cm||32" / 81.3cm||34" / 86.4cm||36" / 91.4cm||38" / 96.5cm|
|Inseam||Short (S) / 30" / 76.2cm OR Regular (R) / 32" / 81.3cm OR Long (L) / 34" / 86.4cm|
|Chest Circumference||38" / 96.5cm||40" / 101.6cm||42" / 106.7cm||44" / 111.8cm||46" / 116.8cm||48" / 121.9cm|
|Sleeve Length||26.5" / 67.3cm||27" / 68.6cm||27.5" / 69.9cm||28" / 71.2cm||28.5" / 72.5cm||29" / 73.8cm|
ASHLEY WATSON - HOCKLIFFE OVERSHIRT
Chest : 54cm Body Length: 76cm Sleeve : 73cm
Chest : 56cm Body Length: 77cm Sleeve : 74cm
Chest : 58cm Body Length: 78cm Sleeve : 75cm
Chest : 60cm Body Length: 79cm Sleeve : 76cm
|Chest Size||34"-36" / 86.4cm-91.4cm||38"-40" / 96.5cm-101.6cm||42"-44" / 106.7cm-111.8cm||46"-48" / 116.8cm-121.9cm||50"-52" / 127cm-132.1cm|
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