Vietnam; an amazing, exotic country; where the temperature can drop to freezing in the northern mountains and well over 40C in the south. The weather is constantly challenging: 100% humidity, tropical storms, floods and typhoons. There are great, empty, sweeping country roads, chaotic city traffic and slippery jungle trails. To say nothing of close encounters with water buffalo, monkeys, dangerous snakes and other wild animals. In other words, it’s a biker’s paradise. But only if you’re wearing the right gear, which is why Hawk, Senior Tour Leader at Hoi An Motorcycle Adventures, wears a Wiese Airspin jacket in black & neon. For someone who rides everyday it’s perfect. It has loads of mesh panels to cope with the heat, but it’s also got a warm, removable, thermal liner for winter and it’s waterproof too. It’s also got armour that feels thinner, lighter and stronger than in most jackets, which is very useful, because riding in those conditions, even the most experienced riders can have an off. And one final thing, it looks so damn cool, even the water buffalo are impressed.
Weise has added two wax cotton riding jackets to its 2018 line-up, the traditionally-styled Glenmore and the shorter Ashland, both featuring waterproof liners and CE shoulder, elbow and back protection.
Made from durable 600 denier waxed cotton, the Glenmore looks every inch the classic touring jacket, with vintage style press-stud fasteners on pockets and cuffs and a buckle on the collar. On the inside the Glenmore is packed with practical modern features. A fixed waterproof and breathable lining, plus a detachable thermal liner, adapt to the weather conditions, while CE approved shoulder, elbow and back protection provides reassurance when riding. Comfort is catered for too, with zipped side gussets that can be opened when sitting in the saddle and an adjustable belt to keep things snug. There’s also the convenience of four external pockets – two of which are for hand-warming, when off the bike – and two internal pockets for valuables.
The Ashland has a shorter, more sporty cut that looks equally at home on a cafe racer, retro scooter or traditional roadster. Like the Glenmore, it has a 600 denier waxed cotton outer, with a fixed waterproof and breathable lining, removable thermal liner and CE approved shoulder, elbow and back protection. Its main central zipper is covered by a popper and Velcro-retained storm flap to keep the weather out, and the collar is trimmed with Neoprene for a snug and comfortable fit. The chest pockets are secured with press-studs, giving a traditional appearance, and the Ashland comes with external hand warmer pockets, as well as two internal pockets, for all-round convenience.
The Glenmore and the Ashland- come in a choice of Black or Brown, in sizes SM – 3XL. Click here to see the 2018 catalogue
Weise underlines its commitment to quality with a 2-year warranty on all clothing, giving owners complete confidence.
The new Weise Fury combines the comfort and style of a classic denim jacket with the reassurance of leather overlay panels and CE protection in key areas, and the practicality of a waterproof liner.
Made from soft and supple denim material, the Fury looks and feels like a classic denim jacket, for all-day comfort both on and off the bike.
Leather overlay panels across the shoulders and down the arms and CE approved shoulder, elbow and back protection, reinforced with an aramid-fibre lining, provide peace of mind on the open road.
For added practicality, there’s a fixed waterproof, windproof and breathable drop liner inside, with a removable thermal lining for use on colder days, plus an eight-inch connecting zip for attachment to Weise riding trousers.
High-quality YKK zips are used throughout for durability, including the four external zipped pockets – two on the chest and two at the waist – and two internal pockets.
The Fury comes in classic blue denim, with contrast stitching, in sizes S-5XL.
Weise underlines its commitment to quality with a 2-year warranty on all clothing, giving owners complete confidence.
The new entry-level textile jacket from Weise gives cost-conscious riders premium performance, features and specification, plus the reassurance of a 2-year warranty.
Constructed from tough 600 Denier fabric with reflective detailing for added night-time visibility, the Munich comes with CE-approved armour at the shoulders, elbows and back, for all-round impact protection.
A waterproof, windproof and breathable drop liner and removable 120-gram thermal quilted lining keep the wearer warm and dry; there’s also an internal 8-inch zip for attaching the Munich to Weise trousers, to complete the outfit.
Velcro® and popper adjusters at the waist, arms, collar and cuffs provide a snug and comfortable fit, while chest vents, sealed by waterproof zips, plus additional vents at the shoulders and back, cater for warmer weather conditions. There are plenty of external and internal pockets, including a large ‘map pocket’ to the rear – ideal for carrying a pair of waterproof over-trousers.
The Munich comes in sizes S-5XL, in a choice of black and black/neon yellow. Like all Weise kit, it is covered by a 2-year warranty, giving owners complete peace of mind.
Weise has added textile riding trousers for men and women to its range, offering the features and flexibility needed to deal with changeable autumn and winter conditions.
Both the men’s Nemesis and women’s Luna are made from 600 Denier material, with a waterproof, windproof and breathable drop liner and 120-gram thermal quilted lining to keep out the cold and wet.
When the temperature rises, the quilted liner can be quickly and easily removed. Zipped vents on each thigh allow a cooling airflow.
The back of the waist is raised, which adds additional weather protection around the vulnerable lumbar area and kidneys, and there are zips for connecting to Weise riding jackets. The Nemesis also has a zip for attaching Weise Braces.
Removable CE-approved armour is fitted to the knees for impact protection, and there are pockets for hip armour, which can be purchased separately, if required.
A zipper to the outside of the legs helps when getting in and out; these feature a Velcro®-retained storm flap for extra weather protection.
An adjustable Velcro®-retained twin belt system and popper closure at the waist give a snug and secure fit. Stretch panels also feature throughout, which aid flexibility, movement and comfort.
Two concealed external waist pockets with zipper closure and reflective stripes, plus detailing for extra night-time visibility, top off the spec of both.
Weise Nemesis trousers come in sizes S-5XL and the women’s Luna are available in sizes 8-22.
New for 2017, the Weise Pioneer is a versatile, value-for-money all-season textile jacket in sizes and styles for men and women.
Designed using feedback from Weise customers, both versions of the Pioneer share the same features, materials and construction, and are tailored and fashioned to suit the different tastes and requirements expressed by men and women.
Built to adapt to the changeable conditions and temperatures experienced in autumn, the Pioneer has a waterproof and breathable drop liner and is closed by a YKK® main central zipper with Velcro®-retained storm flap.
Inside is a removable 120-gram thermal quilted lining, with zipped ventilation at the shoulders, chest and back, for warmer days.
Velcro® and popper adjusters at the waist, arms, collar and cuffs enable the wearer to tailor the fit and to allow space for extra layers beneath.
There’s also an internal 8-inch zip for attaching to Weise textile trousers.
The outer shell is constructed from 600 Denier fabric with reflective detailing throughout for added visibility in the dark, and removable CE-approved armour features at the shoulders, elbows and back for impact protection.
In addition to a selection of external and internal pockets, there’s a large map pocket to the rear – ideal for carrying a pair of waterproof over-trousers.
The men’s version of the Pioneer comes in sizes S – 5XL in Black, plus bright Black/Orange and Black/Neon Yellow options. The ladies’ version is available in sizes 10-18 in Black, Black/Purple and eye-catching Black/Neon Yellow.
Like all Weise products, both versions are covered by a NO-QUIBBLE TWO-YEAR WARRANTY.
Weise® has two new summer glove options in its 2017 collection, one tailor-made for taking on the twist and turns, and the other for kicking back and cruising.
Designed with the sports rider in mind, Weise Renegade gloves are made from full-grain leather, selected from the strongest and most durable part of the hide. With twin overlay on the palm, integrated TPU reinforcement armour to knuckles and fingers and padded panels on each cuff, these are race specification gloves.
A lightweight polyester lining, coupled with the natural breathability of the leather and a perforated section on wrist, keeps hands cool and free from perspiration.
Both wrist and cuff are elasticated and secured with Velcro® for a snug fit, and to help keep the gloves firmly in place. Stretch panels on the fingers and above the knuckles aid dexterity. Silicon prints on the palm help the rider keep a firm grip on the bars.
Weise Renegade gloves come in a choice of Black or Black/White, sizes XS-3XL.
Traditional in design and feel, Weise Highway gloves are the ideal accompaniment to a classic, cruiser or retro motorcycle.
They’re made from 100% goatskin, which is soft, flexible and allows plenty of feel, yet is also highly durable. A Chamude® overlay panel on the palm provides extra grip.
The short cuff is designed to tuck neatly under the cuffs of riding jackets for comfort – this also helps during warmer weather, allowing cooling airflow around the wrist.
The adjustable popper-retained strap to the cuff offers a secure fit, and the rubber grip tab on the cuff makes putting on the Highway gloves quick and easy too.
Highway gloves are available in size: XS – 4XL, in two classic colours – Brown and Tan.
As the autumn nights draw in and weather conditions deteriorate, motorcyclists can often find themselves riding in poor visibility.
The advice from Think! – the Department for Transport road safety campaign – is crystal clear; ’œWear bright or fluorescent gear during the day and reflective gear at night’.
Weise® designed the Vision waistcoat specifically for motorcycle & scooter riders.
It is made from 75 Denier polyester and Lycra® so that it fits snugly over bike clothing and won’t flap about in the wind.
Its bright neon yellow colour is enhanced by reflective stripes to front and back and there is a useful ID pocket for driving licence or emergency contact details.
The Weise Vision is washable, so it can be kept bright and fresh, and comes in sizes S-5XL for a perfect fit over motorcycle clothing.
New for 2016 – Weise® Spirit Leather jacket
Made from tough yet flexible natural-milled cowhide and with CE-approved armour throughout, including at the back, the new Weise® Spirit leather jacket blends timeless styling with modern levels of comfort & impact protection.
Classic details feature throughout, adding to the feel of traditional quality. Adjustable fastenings at the base of jacket are secured with buckles, and the collar has a soft lining for added comfort, and can be tightened or loosened using poppers.
The cuffs have a zipped closure, which is fastened with poppers. All zips are vintage-style metal by YKK® and there is padded leather detailing on the shoulders and elbows to complete the classic look.
With three outer pockets and internal pockets, too, there are plenty of places to carry your phone, wallet and keys,
The Spirit is available in men’s chest sizes 40″-50″.
Call The Key Collection on 0117 971 9200 or click HERE– for details.
New to the Weise® collection, the Ascot ladies textile jacket has the style of high street fashion, with the features and protection needed for riding the high road.
Named after the famous race course, the Ascot takes its styling cues from quilted jackets worn by horse riders, with a short and tailored fit.
Made from 190 Denier quilted nylon, the Ascot feels soft and comfortable for all-day wear both on and off the bike.
CE-approved armour is fitted to pockets at the shoulders, elbow and back, providing impact protection and peace of mind.
Weise also include a removable, fleece-backed, 80-gram quilted lining, which enables the wearer to use the Ascot in the wide variety of temperatures experienced in the UK.
Three external pockets, plus two more inside, provide plenty of carrying space for essential items such as keys, phone and credit cards.
High quality YKK® gold-coloured zips add a stylish finishing touch.
The Ascot comes in classic black, in sizes S – 2XL (UK 10-18).