Highway 1 Authentic Leatherjacket
Manufacturer details: Highway 1
American Way of Biking
Highway 1 motorcycle and leisure clothing brings the "American way of biking" to Europe, and will appeal especially to cruiser and chopper riders who prefer rugged bike leathers and classic cuts, without having to compromise on modern safety features. Jackets, vests, trousers, helmets, boots and gloves all come in coordinated designs. Lots of accessories, from belts to bandanas, round out the wide range.
Catalogue page: 162
Most traditional, high-quality outer material with cult status for motorcycle clothing and accessories. Unmistakable in its natural, high-quality look, the strong image, ideally suited to both figure-hugging and highly functional designs. The biker's "second skin" still has the edge over any textile material when it comes to safety and resistance to abrasion and tearing. The way the material stretches as the clothing is worn means that leather clothing adapts to the body contours ideally, thus also guaranteeing that protectors fit optimally. Leather clothing should therefore always be bought with a close fit. Impregnation, leather oil and surface coatings guarantee good weather protection and a degree of rainproofing, but unfortunately also limit the breathability. Relatively heavy, but enthusiasts value this as a "quality feature". Looked after properly, it is very durable. Because leather does not itself offer much thermal insulation, the other features of the garment, or the base layers of clothing, must provide some help here.
This clothing has a connecting zip.
ISO 4916 safety seam
Motorcycle clothing should offer you the best possible protection if you take a tumble.
If you slide across a rough asphalt surface, an abrasion-resistant outer fabric only helps as long as the seams can take the strain. This is why the safety-critical seams on many Louis products are manufactured according to the ISO 4916 standard, that is to say with a visible and a concealed seam. This means that the material will still hold together if the visible seam is torn open by friction.
Highway 1 Authentic Leatherjacket
Cruising along the highway into the setting sun - this feeling of freedom and adventure is what the designers of the Highway 1 Authentic Leather Jacket aimed to recreate. And they have succeeded. With retro design and used look. The key features are a very sturdy buffalo leather and stitched leather reinforcements on the shoulders and elbows.
This rugged jacket is perfect for biking and cruising on your favourite chopper, but equally for casual wear around town.
- Decorative zipper on the collar
- Printed and embroidered Highway 1 logos over the left chest pocket and on the upper back
- Hem adjustment with press-studs
- All-round and short connecting zippers
- 4 outside pockets
- 3 inside pockets + 1 phone pocket
- ISO 4916 safety seams at the impact points
- Height-adjustable elbow protectors
- Removable SUPER SHIELD shoulder and elbow protectors
- Optional: SUPER SHIELD back protector (20019169) can be retrofitted
- Strong buffalo leather, 1,0-1,1 mm thick, with used-look at the edges and around the shoulders and elbows
- Double layer of leather on shoulders and elbows
- Contrasting beige panels made of goat nubuck leather on the sleeves
- Fixed mesh lining, 100% polyester
The texture and colour of the leather may vary due to the tanning process and can also change with time.
Highway 1 Authentic LeatherjacketCompare product
Product details outer shell Buffalo leather reinforcement Double layer on shoulders and elbows membrane None permanent lining 100% Polyester mesh lining removable lining None additional feature None removable protectors Shoulders and elbows protector pockets prepared for Back protector width adjustment brink reflective material None waterproof outside pockets 0 non waterproof outside pockets 4 Overview of product features breathable – waterproof – water repellent – removable membrane – thermo insulation – temperature regulation material – ISO 4916 safety seams at impact points height-adjustable elbow protector stretchable applications – Teflon coating for dirt-repellency – Scotchgard coating – nano technology – ventilation system – all-round connecting zipper short connecting zipper 2-way-front zipper – wind protection on sleeves – integrated shelter for kidney – inside pocket(s) pocket for documents – mobile phone inside pocket high closure collar – crotch strap – removable collar – comfort collar with soft edge – windproof – shape-retaining foam – padding –
Test reportsIssue 5-2016
"Dream Machines" magazine tested various new leather outfits in its 5-2016 issue. The following features of the Highway1 Authentic Jacket were given special mention:
- A real eye-catcher with its square quilting
- Heavy leather
- Makes a very sturdy impression