After Simon got some new gear through McLeod Accessories, it was his main co-pilot's turn to try out some of the Argon catalogue! See what Justine thought of the Argon Abyss... Words: Justine Naish.
As a female pillion, when it comes to getting bike gear, I’m more interested in the way it looks than functionality. After Simon pointed me in the right direction with safety and comfort in mind, I found an Argon jacket that met my stringent criteria.
The cut and shape looked perfect; feminine, body contouring and totally aligned to my personal style. I crossed my fingers that the online sizing chart would be correct and ordered the Argon Abyss ladies jacket. When it arrived, to my relief, the sizing was perfect. I loved the soft leather feel and the overall suppleness that comes with it. It came with an internal liner which was surprisingly warm, so I’ve got that ready for the winter months.
As for the internal pockets, my only conclusion is that this jacket has been based on a men’s jacket, as when I put my phone in the internal neoprene breast pocket, it really did dig into my breast! Luckily, there is a waterproof pocket that sits towards the front of the jacket on the left side which was heaps better, so ladies – use that one!
What I love the most about this jacket is how warm it is, plus I don’t get that breeze at the gap between my jeans and the jacket as it covers that well. The cut also contours my body rather than other jackets I have had that look like a sack on me. I’m only small, so this is always a problem!
I can honestly say this is the nicest jacket I have had in a long time and I’m sure it would be good for lady riders too; so ladies – check the Argon Abyss jacket as this one really is nice! You can pick one up through McLeod Accessories or your local motorcycle store for an RRP of $399.95!
Made from genuine tear-resistant leather, the Abyss is a women’s specific jacket, Argon say it’s the perfect jacket to compliment to your ride. With an understated yet classic look, the Abyss combines the protection of a back protector and CE Level 2 protection in the shoulders and elbows along with reflective piping to stay more visible in dark conditions. Inside you’ll find a removable quilted mesh liner with a mobile phone pocket and comfortable Neoprene cuffs and collar to give you a secure fit, without irritation. Available in both perforated and solid options.
Argon Abyss Jacket Highlights
- Made from genuine tear resistant leather
- Reflective piping for better visibility at night
- Back protector included
- Optional CE level2 back protector available
- CE level 2 shoulder & elbow protectors
- Neoprene at collar and cuff for extra comfort
- Removable quilted vest liner with mobile phone pocket
- 100% polyester mesh lining with mobile phone pocket
- Connection zipper for attachment
- Argon 100% waterproof “Dry Pouch” pocket
The Verdict | Gear Review: Ladies Argon Abyss jacket