As the autumn kicks in and the temperatures head south we take a closer look at some of the kit that will keep us comfortable on our bikes through the winter. Holly Richardson reports on her Knox quilted thermal jacket.
As some of you may know, I am a brand ambassador for Knox. Knox is a family run business, based in the Lake District. Their motorcycle clothing is designed and manufactured here in the UK. They have been producing high quality innovative bike wear for nearing 40 years. Each item is well made, stylish, yet simple and great quality. Comparing their prices to other brands, they are also extremely reasonable.
My slight concern whenever people hear the words ‘ambassador’ or ‘affiliate’, is that they don’t always believe that the recommendations from the people associated with those particular brands are always 100% genuine. I can’t speak for all ambassadors, but I personally would never represent a company I didn’t genuinely love. It wouldn’t do anything for my reputation if I was to encourage people to buy things that are naff. I have had offers from other brands, which I have turned down due to my feelings on their products. I will always be honest in my reviews.
The Knox Quilted jacket has been a firm favourite of mine since I got my hands on it last November. It features a high performance insulating mid layer, designed to work under a motorcycle jacket, or worn casually off the bike. Made using Invista’s Thermolite Plus, the jacket provides warmth and comfort with minimal weight, allowing for greater freedom of movement.
I have lived in this jacket ever since I got it. I have had as much use out of it off the bike as on it. It’s just a great, lightweight but super warm little jacket. Depending on temperature and distance, through the winter I would wear the Knox Clara Marino wool base layer, a polo neck jumper, my Knox armoured shirt for protection, then this quilted mid layer, with a leather or wax jacket over the top. The Knox philosophy is based on layering for warmth, and wearing your armour as a separate item to your jacket, ensuring it fits really closely to the body so it’s in the right place should you need it. The trouble with some of the looser fitting all-in-one jackets is the armour is likely to move if you have an accident.
If you’ve been feeling the chill recently and are wanting something that can warm you up but work round your current bike wear then I 100% recommend it. If you don’t absolutely love it I’ll eat my hat!
Key features: made in the UK; machine washable; available in black; women’s sizes XS – XXL (8-18); men’s sizes S-3XL; discreet branding; and two waist pockets.
Available to order online, priced at £89.99 from www.planet-knox.com
Find Holly online: #allaboutholly.