• Aerosec Top waterproof jacket from Held• 2in1 membrane: waterproof, windproof & breathable• SAS-Tec 3D shoulder & elbow protectors
And now for something really special! Introducing the Held AeroSec Top jacket that is a great example of the innovation and technical features that Held are known for. This jacket is highly vented for cool summer riding but it is also waterproof for British summer riding. The difference is, the waterproof, windproof and breathable liner, made of the Held-Tex 2in1 membrane, is not removable, it simply transforms with the zip of a zip!
Here's how it works. This really couldn't be simpler. Do up the zip of the membrane, so when you put on the Held AeroSec jacket, the membrane is behind you, completely out of the way, which allows the air rushing towards you to penetrate the perforated DuPont Cordura sections on the chest, which gives impressive air flow and ventilation on hot days. Unzip the zip of the membrane and put the jacket on and the entire jacket, arms and all, becomes completely waterproof and windproof but remains breathable. Effectively you are wearing a high quality waterproof jacket underneath a high quality vented jacket, but there's no extra bulk, and you aren't left wondering where to put this extra jacket when you want the breeze because the membrane stays right there inside the jacket.
Protection has not been compromised. As you would expect from Held, The AeroSec Top jacket isn't a one trick pony. The outer shell is made of two types of 500 denier DuPont Cordura, one type perforated, the other is Ripstop, both are highly abrasion resistant to protect you from the road should the worst happen. The shoulders and elbows are fitted with CE certified Sas-Tec 3D protectors and there is space for a separate back protector and Velcro for a separate breast protector. Additional Ripstop material has been layered on the key crash zones for even more abrasion resistance and 3M Scotchlite reflectors are in place to get you better seen on the roads. There is a connecting zip for keeping the jacket from riding up to expose your back and Held even thought to reproduce the innovation and quality of the jacket in trouser form, the Held AeroSec Base trousers, so check them out if you're after a whole new kit.
Comfort in abundance. You have to admit, after reading about the AeroSec jacket, that it is something special, but what good would it be if it was uncomfortable? Luckily, Held have thought about that too! As well as the perforated chest, the jacket has extra zippered vents, and the air that enters the front of the jacket can then escape through the 3D air mesh panels at the back, providing you with a constant flow of cool air. Air vent zippers on the arms only add to this air flow and a Coolmax breathable liner tops it all off. The waist is adjustable, the arms are adjustable in two positions and the collar is soft on your neck. There are things you will always need with you on a motorcycle tour, so the Held AeroSec Top jacket has two waterproof external pockets, four non-waterproof external pockets, three internal pockets, a map or document pocket and an internal mobile phone pocket, you'll just have to strap the kitchen sink to your bike and you've got everything you need.
We at GetGeared aren't the only ones who absolutely love the Held AeroSec Top jacket and its travelling companion, the Held AeroSec Base trousers, Motorcycle News give it a massive thumbs up too. Check out what MCN have to say about this amazing new outfit from Held.
• 500D Ripstop DuPont Cordura (100% polyamide)
• 500D perforated DuPont Cordura (100% polyamide)
• 3D air mesh panels (100% polyester) in back to promote air circulation
• COOLMAX breathable mesh inner lining (100% polyester)
• HELD-TEX 2in1 membrane (100% polyester with 100% polyurethane coating): waterproof, windproof & breathable
• 2 waterproof external pockets
• 4 external pockets
• 3 inner pockets
• Internal cellphone pocket
• Map/document pocket
• Air-vent zippers
• Front air-vent zipper
• Perforated Cordura panels on front, back & arms
• Height adjustable arm adjustment
• Height adjustable waist adjustment
• Hip adjustment
• Soft collar
• EN 1621-1 CE-approved SAS-TEC 3D shoulder & elbow protectors
• Optional EN 1621-2 back protector
• Velcro for optional breast protector, art. 9280
• Special Ripstop material reinforcement on crash zones
• 3M SCOTCHLITE reflectors
• Connecting zip