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Jane Motorcycle Driggs 2.0 Jacket Review

Gale’s wears the Driggs Wax Canvas Riding Jacket from the 2022 Harley-Davidson Lowrider ST Woodland Camo. (John Hebert /)

Many brands have tried “everyday jackets”, but like people, they don’t have two days on the same day. “Everyday” means at home, at work, on the bike, outside, at the bar, when you go out for dinner with your friends, when it’s hot or cold. These situations mean that each of us is different. Therefore, this task requires versatility in both style and functionality. And, made by Jane Motorcycle of New York City, Driggs 2.0 improves on the successful 1.0 design with a protective wax canvas jacket that is very suitable for everyday use.

Jane Motorcycle is a custom bike shop, apparel brand and espresso joint in Brooklyn near the Williamsburg Bridge. We feel that the brand’s casual wear, protective clothing and bikes all represent a tough, fast-paced city with a focus on style.

In addition to the Woodland ducks found here, the Driggs 2.0 jacket is available in black and tan.

In addition to the Woodland ducks found here, the Driggs 2.0 jacket is available in black and tan. (Jane Motorcycle /)

Driggs 2.0 is a casual 3-season motorcycle jacket. The outer shell is a water resistant 8.5 ounce waxed cotton. The lining is olive green lightweight satin. Bedford cords wrap the inside of the collar, cuffs and pockets, providing a softer and more comfortable touch point than a semi-rigid outer shell. The chest has two outer snap pockets, two D-shaped hand pockets with hidden snap closures, and one inside facing pocket. You can access the zippered back protector pocket from the inside of the jacket as well as the pockets for the shoulder pads to store the padded armor. Elbow pads can be quickly removed and replaced via a zipper on the outside of the sleeve near the cuffs.

The Driggs pattern seems to be inspired by vintage American workwear, vaguely reminiscent of Wrangler’s classic 124MJ denim jacket, but with design details such as square pocket flaps and camouflage patterns for a more military feel. Is brewing. Snaps on all outer pockets, armor storage and collar fasteners show a motorcycle-specific intent. However, the quality and selection of the materials used, as well as their general compatibility, make them stand out as stylish and reliable everyday pieces.

The two zipper closures on the Driggs jacket improve the sitting fit.

The two zipper closures on the Driggs jacket improve the sitting fit. (Jeff Allen /)

Stress points such as the corners of the chest pockets seen here are reinforced with additional stitching for strength and reliability.

Stress points such as the corners of the chest pockets seen here are reinforced with additional stitching for strength and reliability. (Jeff Allen /)

Before discussing the fit, it’s important to note that I’m not a typical proportioned man. At 6 feet-4 lbs and 175 lbs, the shoulders and body tend to be medium or large, but the sleeve length is very large.

I ordered a large one with Driggs 2.0. I hope the gusset on the back helps prevent the sleeves from rising too high when reaching for the handlebars. When it arrived, I noticed that the fit was almost perfect. The shoulders fit nicely without limiting my range of motion. There is room to wear a thermal layer underneath the sleeves and body. The lower hem of the jacket is just a few inches below the front belt, but it’s longer at the back to accommodate your riding position and hide your underwear when you’re leaning forward. The bi-directional zipper allows you to choose where the jacket will break when you’re sitting, so you won’t be able to see the strange swelling belly by pushing up or off the center of the jacket from your thighs. But as I was afraid, the sleeves are a bit short due to my unusually long arms.

The construction seems to be of high quality right from the rack and after wearing this jacket regularly for the past 5 months I can confidently say this is the case. The stressful areas are reinforced with additional stitching, but with additional design details such as back gussets and armpit fabric, they can be pulled or squeezed while wearing the jacket. There is nothing to do. The waxed canvas broke, which made it my shape, not only more comfortable, but also a better fit and look. Wax canvas is one of my favorite materials for this reason. The more you use it, the better the wax canvas will be.

The inner pocket is ideal for storing long wallets and sunglasses.

The inner pocket is ideal for storing long wallets and sunglasses. (Jeff Allen /)

A small patch in the right pocket points to the origin of the Driggs jacket.

A small patch in the right pocket indicates the origin of the Driggs jacket. (Jeff Allen /)

Just standing, Driggs 2.0 looks stylish and feels right. On a bike like a big touring machine with an upright seating position and a bar that’s hard to reach, it fits nicely and covers my wrist. If you’re using a sportier one with a more aggressive ergonomic setup, the cuffs can ride a little on your arm. This is always a trade-off, and when given the choice again, instead of stepping up to an oversized sleeve only, choose a large that fits everywhere else. The sleeve pads are still in line with my elbows and I feel they will do their job if I crash. Creating a “long” variant is great for our poor people, but it, of course, increases the cost of creating it. If you’re a more typical sized person with proportional arms, I think it suits you well.

Collar snaps can increase windbreak when the temperature drops.

Collar snaps can increase windbreak when the temperature drops. (Jeff Allen /)

On Jane’s website, Driggs armor pockets are designed for D3O pads, and the brand sells several variations of these pads, but they are not included in the price.

The Driggs 2.0 retails for $ 550 and is a high-end waxed moto jacket, but you’re not crazy about what you get. Equivalent wax jackets from Filson and Rogue Territory sell for $ 350 and $ 395, respectively, but lack the motorcycle-oriented specifications of this piece. For more information on this jacket, check out the other color options or see more of Jane Motorcycle’s work. janemotorcycles.com..

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