Weise® have added two gloves to their range, both of which are CE-approved.
Named after the legendary Roman twins, Romulus and Remus join the handful of riding gloves that have passed the stringent testing for EN13594:2014 – ’œProtective gloves for motorcycle riders’.
Gloves are tested for abrasion-resistance, restraint (to assess the likelihood of the glove coming off the rider’s hand during an accident) and integrity (measuring the strength of seams or joints). Dexterity is also appraised, to ensure that the rider can still operate controls easily while wearing them, and there is even a durability test.
In addition, both Romulus and Remus pass the optional impact protection test for knuckle armour, as denoted by KP on the label.
Designed with the touring rider in mind, Romulus are made from tough, yet supple, full-grain leather, and are unlined to maximise feel and feedback through the handlebars.- Twin leather overlay on the palms provides extra abrasion protection and, to guard against impact, there is carbon shell armour on the fingers, thumbs and knuckles.- Both the cuffs and wrist are secured with Velcro for a snug fit and to help keep the gloves firmly in place in the event of a slide.- Romulus come in black, sizes S-3XL.
The short-cuff Remus are as equally at home on a sports or naked bike as they are on a retro, cruiser or scooter.- Like the Romulus, they’re full grain leather, which is perforated on the back of the hand and thumb to let in the cool air and allow heat and perspiration to escape.- The short cuff also fits comfortably under the wrist-fastenings of most riding jackets.- TPU reinforcements to knuckles, fingers and thumb, plus a twin leather overlay on the palm, provide all-round protection for the hand and peace of mind for the rider.- The Velcro-retained strap to the cuff makes sure the protection stays where it’s needed.- Weise Remus also come in black, sizes S-3XL.
New to the Weise® range for 2016, the Clifton and Docklands jackets are made for riders who want vintage style combined with modern safety and comfort.
With a tough, 500-Denier outer shell and CE-approved armour at the shoulders, elbows and back, the Clifton Textile Jacket offers significantly more impact resistance than the ‘traditional’ wax cotton riding jackets that inspired it. It’s also designed to do a much better job at protecting the wearer from the elements, with a waterproof, windproof and breathable drop liner and a removable fleece inner, too. A fully adjustable waist belt, plus a buckle fastened-collar, seal out the elements and offer plenty of adjustment for a snug fit. A sliding fabric cover built into the waist belt prevents the buckle from scratching fuel tanks/bodywork. There are plenty of pockets – four generously-sized ones on the outside, as well as two hand-warmer pockets and internal ones. Branding is kept to a minimum – just a subtle, embroidered Weise logo on the left-hand waist pocket. The classic look is finished off with brass-coloured poppers on the storm flap, pockets and cuffs, and stitch detailing on each shoulder.
The Clifton comes in men’s sizes S-5XL.
The Docklands Leather Jacket also offers the best of both worlds, being made from tough yet flexible natural-milled cowhide with CE-approved armour throughout, including the back. The leather has an antique brown finish with padded detailing on the shoulders and elbows plus brass fasteners for an authentic vintage look. With zipped pockets on the chest and inside, the Docklands provides practical carrying space and there are two hand warmer pockets as well. Quality YKK® vintage-styled zips are used throughout, including on the cuffs, which are secured with popper fastenings. The collar is fastened by a traditional buckle, which is adjustable to allow for a neck warmer or scarf, and has a soft lining for added comfort. The Docklands jacket is available in sizes S-3XL.
RiDE magazine has recommended the Weise Nevada ST in its test of -£150 textile jackets.
Tested from late summer, through autumn and into early winter, Weise Nevada was described as ’œan enduring favourite ’¦ that shows what’s possible for under -£150.’
Retailing for just -£139.99, the Weise Nevada ST was one of the few jackets on test that included a CE-approved back protector as standard (out of the 17 tested, only four included CE-back armour).
The previous version of the Nevada was recommended in RiDE’s 2012 textile jacket test, proving that Weise is a brand you can sell with confidence. That’s why every Weise product comes with a no-quibble two-year warranty.
The Weise Nevada ST is available in sizes Small to 5XL.