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Weise Hydra Waterproof Jacket & Pants

Waterproof Motorcycle Apparel

New from Weise, the Hydra leather jacket and jeans feature a removable waterproof and breathable Reissa liner, making this a leather suit that can be worn come rain or shine.

The Hydra series is manufactured from Monaco performance leather for high abrasion resistance and fitted with CE-approved armour at elbows, shoulders, knees and back for impact protection.

Keprotec stretch panels give a closer more comfortable fit and 3M Scotchlite reflective piping boosts visibility in the dark. The matching pants connect via a choice of 6 inch or 360 degree connecting zips.

Hydra in detail:

Leather has been the traditional choice for motorcycling because of its abrasion-resistant qualities, but now thanks to the new Weise Hydra jacket and jeans, riders can enjoy protection from the elements as well without having to invest in multiple outfits.

Manufactured from 1.2-1.4mm Monaco performance leather with CE approved armour at the elbows, shoulders and knees, plus CE-approved back armour, the Weise Hydra has all of the features riders would expect to find in a quality performance leather suit, including Keprotec stretch panels at key areas to aid movement and help keep the armour in place.

It’s there the similarity with traditional leather suits ends however, as the Hydra is also designed to help shield the wearer from the elements.

Underneath the tough but flexible leather outer sits a waterproof Reissa liner designed to keep rain out, without the need to stop and struggle into a separate rain suit.

The liner is lightweight, thin and flexible, so it doesn’t add excess bulk or restrict movement, and it’s fully breathable to help prevent the uncomfortable build-up of moisture between skin and jacket often associated with waterproof layering. Should the rider prefer, it can be completely removed.

On warmer days, perforated panels and zipped vents help to increase air circulation and should the weather take a turn for the worse, a 120-gram quilted thermal liner can be utilized, to help keep core temperature up. Again this can also be completely removed.

In addition, Neoprene at the collar and cuffs, and textile strips under each YKK zipper add a little extra luxury for long days in and out of the saddle, while 3M Scotchlite reflective piping adds night-time visibility.

The Weise Hydra Jacket is available in sizes 40"-50" at an RRP of $479.99. The matching Hydra Jeans, which can be attached using either 6 inch or 360 degree connecting zips, cost $389.99 and come in sizes 30"-40".

Both are available in classic black only. Like the complete WEISE collection, they’re also covered by a two-year, no-quibble warranty for complete peace of mind.

For information on the 2011 Weise range and a list of American stockists, call Fowlers Distribution on 203-597-8686 or visit fowlersdistribution.com.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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