Cheapest price I could find for this good motorcycle jacket. 15% flash sale makes it even better.
I got the Dririder Summit Eco a few weeks ago for $299, now $254. It’s a bit longer and has a good removable liner.
WILL THIS KEEP ME WARM?
I"M SO COLD RIGHT NOW AHHHHHHH
An Aldi one?
I feel you man - freezing my a$$ off on cold morning rides
Thermal underwear, long pants and long-sleeved top.
And lots of layers of clothing. Still can be tough staying warm.
On top I wear big w thermals, sweater, jumper and my riding jacket with the winter lining + neck warmer. On the bottom I wear thermals & riding jeans + winter socks. #skrrt #ZX6R
Driridrer make terrible jackets.
Don't even think they are CE rated.
I had one of their summer jackets and it was literally made of scrap materials. If you looked inside the back protector pocket, you could see random pieces of fabric in there.
Get the ALDI jackets. CE rated and last a lifetime.
I bought the ALDI leather jacket and pants back in 2013/14 and they are still going strong.
Also picked up the ALDI textile summer jacket a few years ago for $30 on clearance. Great quality but sleeves are very skinny (and I'm not even muscular at all).
I think the name got sold a few years ago. I've owned a pair of boots from dririder that lasted less than two months.
Speaking of other terrible quality brands, I owned a pair of rjays leather touring boots that basically fell apart after light usage. Biggest waste of money ever.
I picked up a pair of alpine stars boots after that and they lasted for a couple years till the soles fell off. Amazing boots though.
I reckon they make a range from cheap n nasty through to better quality. I found the removable liner in some cheap jackets (of any brand) really rubbish - in warmth and how they attach to the coat (particularly the cuffs). The one I got (mentioned in a post above) has quite a good liner. It’s a cool weather coat with it in, but for winter I reckon I’d get a heated jacket and use that with the shell of the jacket.
I used to work for them, the removable armour was upgradable to CE (elbows, shoulders, back) not sure about current models though.
When I was there it was designed in Brisbane but manufactured overseas. It's a "home brand" for McLeod Accessories, the largest motorcycle accessories wholesaler in Australia.
The armour may be CE rated but certainly the textiles aren't.
At least with ALDI stuff they have had the independent testing done so you know how much slide protection you get. Plus the ALDI armour is much better quality than the driridrer one.
My driridrer came with a piece of 4mm foam for the back protector which was rubbish.
I worked in the warranty department for a while and assessed jackets that were from people who'd come off on the the motorway doing 100kph+
Quality was good back then and most customer feedback was positive. It was a while ago though so quality may have gone downhill since then.
Highly recommend the Dainese textile one I’ve had mine for about 8 years. Works really well worth the 100 more I paid for it.
These days it’s very hard to get a proper one within a reasonable price. Quality of goods has decreased significantly in the last few years. We can’t expect good quality even with same manufacturer any more..
Have to keep reminding myself I don’t need anymore jackets. Good prices though.
i know this is a post about jackets … but while we're on the topic of comparing different brands …
anyone got suggestions for waterproof pants?? i have a pair of aldi pants which are good but they arent water proof… and with this crap Melbourne weather at the moment, be awesome to keep dry when coming home from work.
do you guys use overpants to keep dry or anyone got any other suggestions?
In a heavy down pour only overpants will save you.
I use some golfing over pants with my leathers underneath.
textile pants wont work, found out the hard way.
as above, just get an high viz ugle rain suit, ive got the dririder hurricane which seems to work for me