Viking Cycle Prestige Canvas and Leather Motorcycle Gloves

A couple of weeks before my pilgrimage to Sturgis for the 79th Annual Motorcycle Rally, Viking Bags USA asked me to take a pair of gloves with me and give them a try. If any of you were to look through my saddlebags, you would find I carry quite a bit of random stuff. It’s not unusual for me to have two or three pairs of gloves in my saddlebags for the changing weather, and of course this trip was no different. On more than one occasion, I have offered a pair of gloves to a biker in need, and I’m sure any biker would do the same for me. When the Viking Cycle Prestige Canvas/Leather Motorcycle Gloves showed up on my doorstep, I was impressed with the construction, fit and look. As a budget-friendly pair of gloves, I was anxious to try them out. Anyway, I gladly packed the gloves from Motorcyclehouse UK and organized for my trip. Organized – that’s a funny word for me.

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The Friday morning I headed out was rather cool for August since we have had some rain, and I thought this would be a great way to test the pair from Motorcyclehouse AU. My first impression was how they fit. Often, gloves will have a finger that is too long or short, or the flexibility is limited and your hands don’t have the full movement you want. The Prestige Canvas Glove has a leather ribbing over the knuckles to allow flex giving them the already-broken-in feel. I wear an XL glove and these actually fit my hands great. With my hands covered, I fired up my already loaded bike and hit the highway with plans of making Sturgis by late afternoon.

Riding along, I started thinking about how many pair of gloves I have used over the years. How many have been left on top of a gas pump after filling up and how I kicked myself for not buying two pair when I found some that I liked. As riders, we have our favorite gear – gear that we trust. Whether it’s a helmet that fits right, a jacket that protects you from the elements or a pair of gloves that are comfortable. These Viking Cycle AU Gloves do the trick.

So a little about these Prestige Canvas Riding Gloves. They have a cotton canvas back with a genuine cowhide leather palm that is perforated for breath-ability. They are easy to slip on and come with a wrist closure to snug them up. And here’s the kicker – the fingertips are touch-screen friendly. Yep, you don’t have to take your glove off when holding your phone. This feature is usually found in gloves twice the price! And right now they retail for $24.99 on Viking Cycle’s UK website.

After my trip to South Dakota and a few short rides since, I found these gloves to be a great addition to my gear. Let’s face it, we can spend a lot on motorcycle gear, but this is a nice glove for the price and allows you to keep a few bucks in your pocket. Head over to Viking Cycle, follow them on social media and check out the Prestige Canvas Glove and other gear! We’ll see you on the road!

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VikingCycle Warrior Jacket

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Certain times of year require certain kinds of gear for those of us who ride motorcycles. As seasons change, we need to be ready for what comes our way. With a wide range of jackets available on the market today – both textile and leather, it’s not difficult to fill your closet up with a wardrobe of riding apparel. If you are like me, you want to get the most for your money and motorcycle gear can be quite the investment. It’s all about the bang for your buck.

Testing the VikingCycle Warrior Jacket was a pleasant surprise. When I first put it on, the weight and feel of the jacket seemed right. A quilted liner and a good fit overall told me the jacket would be great for its intended purpose; riding motorcycles! I must say based on the $79 price tag I wasn’t expecting what I got, but I think the VikingCycle Warrior Jacket could easily sell for twice the price. I’ve seen less quality in other jackets – even in the $150 range. The sleeves are the right length for my average 6′ height, the fit across the shoulders gave me plenty of room for a hoodie underneath and the zippers functioned well. All of this is important to me along with the overall feel of the leather. I like the feel of the leather and it’s a nice jacket for the price.

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Another important feature is the tab collar and the zippered vents. The collar is important to me as some jackets can be a little tight around the neck when snapping it closed. This collar fit me when snapped. This I liked. Also, the vents in both the front and rear were large and easy to access. Large zipper pull tabs were easy to use even with a gloved hand. No complaints here. There is nothing worse than riding along and as the temperature warms up a little, needing to open a vent while wearing gloves. A plus in my book. Another feature the VikingCycle Warrior Jacket has that I have never used before is the laced sides for making the jacket fit around your waist. This provides a way of taking in any slack or letting the sides out for those who might need a little more room. I wasn’t sure what I would think about this feature but I liked it. When I put the VikingCycle Warrior Jacket on for the first time, I found it a little snug, but loosening the laces allowed for a better fit. It is recommended to order one size up as this is a fitted jacket.

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Overall, this is a nice leather jacket for the price. Easily a bargain for someone looking for a leather jacket to add their wardrobe of ever-expanding motorcycle gear. And right now you can enjoy another 10% savings for the holidays by using the coupon code: XMASS14. I can see the VikingCycle Warrior Jacket providing years of service for any motorcycle enthusiast!