The Macna Vosges jacket offers a year round option, that'll handle cold and wet conditions with ease. Review: Tony 'Pommie' Wilding
With the recent arctic conditions in the NSW mid-winter, it’s the perfect weather to test my new Macna Vosges Jacket. With a chilly six-degrees at 7am in the morning I’m thanking Link International for providing me with this super warm three layer jacket.
The Jacket is designed to be used in all weather conditions, the three layers consist of the outer jacket shell, a detachable Raintex membrane and a removable thermo layer. If three layers is still not enough to keep you warm the jacket is already set up for an optional Hot Vest (trust me this is a very warm jacket), The hot vest works via a rechargeable battery that fits in the inner pocket and keeps the vest warm for three hours.
For safety you get the usual CE shoulder, elbow and back protectors housed in the tough Durylon, Poly 500 jacket material, while keeping me visible at night is Macna’s Side Eye system, the reflective sections on the jacket will increase your visibility in the dark and are thermally bonded into the jackets material so they look smooth and will not hinder the jacket’s functionality or comfort.
Another nice feature I like is the neck fastener, which Macna calls Comfix, instead of having stud type buttons or Velcro that loses its effectiveness over time, with this new fitting it just snaps into place, then press flap on the slide and move until you get it in the most comfy position.
For hotter weather the jacket is fitted with handy air panels on chest, air inlet vents in the arms, while air is vented through outlets on back of the jacket. The two inner layers are easy removable and took me no more than a minute to take both layers out and store them in my panniers once the sun came out.
I have used the jacket on five or six rides so far and it’s very comfy and versatile, it has plenty of pockets to store stuff and are big enough to easily fit a large Smartphone or wallet, bag of chips or anything else you want to jam in there.
I also like the stylish highly visible adventure type design, the whole thing just feels tough and durable, I just have to remember not to wear it while riding my old two-stroke triple, as you can see a few oil splatters up the back, but you get a bit of that.
The Macna Vosges Jacket is available in sizes Small to 4XL in Black, Blue, Grey, Orange and Red, for $499.95 RRP. For more information see the Link International website.
Special thanks to Link International www.linkint.com.au