Macna Freeride Motorcycle Jacket Review | Bikebiz


G’day I’m Dan from Bikebiz and I’m
wearing the Macna Freeride Hoodie. A little bit of history on Macna – it’s a
relatively new brand into Australia. They started out making gloves in ’91 and
since then they very quickly evolved into making some pretty cool riding gear.
The one that I’m wearing – very casual riding hoodie as you can see it doesn’t
only look like a bike jacket, but it does still retain all the safety features in
terms of armor but just something super casual that I can get off the bike or if
I’m going just down the shop jump off walk around no one’s gonna pick that I
just got up a bike. This hoodie would suit any type of rider on any type of
bike but it is mainly designed for that quick spurt into town rather than your
high speed or long-distance touring riding. The construction of the hoodie is
mainly made up of a cotton material it’s very soft very comfortable – I don’t feel
overly restricted in the in the jacket I can feel the armor and as you can see on
my arm there it’s actually quite solid it’s not moving around too much so this
being a the right size for me fits quite well I’m gonna take it off and we’ll
break down some of the cool features on the inside. The main safety to the hoodie
is with the Kevlar reinforced back pad shoulder and elbow pad the shoulder and
elbow guys are actually CE certified they are removable so if you want to wear
this more casually you can they just come out of a little velcro pocket there
and as you can see they are CE certified these are going to compress and absorb
any impact. Nice and easy to fit them back in as well close that pocket
they’re gonna stay just there. What you can see here is a belt loop so if you’re
wearing a belt when you’re riding you can actually tuck this into your around
your belt lock it up which means that the hoodie is actually
not going to ride up on your back or expose your lower back. The hood on this
jacket I mean some people might think why would you wear a hoodie on a on a
bike for one thing for warmth but you can take this off if you’re finding that
at high speeds it’s flapping around a little bit that just very simply unzips
along the back there and there we go. It’s a personal
preference on whether you want to run the hoodie or not I personally would I
like the style of the hood just makes it look a little more casual to me. I’ll
just put the hoodie back on the hood back on and I’ll show you another cool
feature that they’ve included with the Freeride. As you can see super simple
to put that back on and what you’ve got there is a tab and a button on the back
of the hood these two are going to marry up together to stop the hoodie from
flapping around at those higher speeds lock in there in place. On the back of
the elbows we’ve got some reflective paneling here if you are wearing this at
night time these reflective stripes here will just help you to be seen pocket and
storage wise your exterior pockets are actually zip which is a kind of cool
means if you put your keys or something in there they’re not gonna fall out when
you’re riding they just hit close like that they’re not waterproof there’s no
part of this jacket that is waterproof so if you are caught in the rain
wearing this you’re more likely to get wet – if you are looking for a waterproof
jacket make sure you check out the other jackets in the Macna range. We’ll flip
this over have a look at the inside we’ve got one pocket there right on top
of the chest there so if you put your phone or any valuables in there you know
they’re gonna stay there quite close to you. The inside of the hoodie here is
fully cotton lined I’ll just pop this back on a couple of cool things with the
fit that that are worth mentioning firstly as you can see around the the
cuff of the hoodie here nice elastic material means that the gloves can go
over the top or if you need to you can put the gloves underneath but it just
means that it’s not a big gaping hole there to send all the the air up the
sleeve of the jacket and they’ve got the same feature around the bottom of the
waist there just to keep the the hoodie nice and tucked in. These are available
in four different colours you’ve got your plain black you’re playing grey what I’m
wearing they call the camo and they also do a ladies version as well. For those
runners out there that are riding in winter you’ll know how important it is
to zip your jacket all the way up or make sure you get a jacket that zipped
all the way up just definitely ticks that box. The Freeride is available from
small to 4 XL the sizing is pretty true I’m normally a medium in a t-shirt
medium hoodie fits me quite well we should have be covered. So just as a
summary on the the Freeride hoodie very casual probably more for you commute
rider or you’re just down the road type of rider cotton hoodie kevlar reinforced
with the CE approved armour in the shoulder and the elbows back protector
removable hood, belt loop, elastic around the cuff on the bottom of the hoodie
zipable pockets also available in a ladies size. Overall a pretty cool rig
that if I’m nipping down the shops I definitely put one on. These you can find
at our Bikebiz stores or you can pick them up online at bikebiz.com.au

5 thoughts on “Macna Freeride Motorcycle Jacket Review | Bikebiz

  1. I have this jacket. It's about 12months old and since purchasing it's the only jacket I wear unless it's raining. It's so comfortable that you forget you are even wearing protection. Buy it you won't regret it.

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