Wykin leather jacket | Riding Gear + Equipment | Tested
Ever wondered how some companies dream up the names for their products? Wykin is a quaint little English hamlet located not too far from the Triumph factory in Hinckley, U.K. It forms part of a long route home for one of Triumphs clothing designers when she’s enjoying the combination of her bike and an all too rare warm summers day!
The Wykin is Triumph’s latest leather jacket from its 2015-16 spring/summer collection designed to make riding in the heat of summer a little more bearable.
Made from the finest Brazilian matt cowhide leather, ranging from 1.2 – 1.5mm thickness, it has strategically placed perforated leather panels on the forearms to ensure a little extra airflow. I’ve worn the jacket on numerous warm days and can attest that the extra airflow really does make all the difference.
The Wykin also features a removable thermal liner for those cooler days and incorporates CE certified D30 removable shoulder, elbow and back protector as well as size adjustable side zippers and will also zip to all Triumph jeans. With two zippered breast and hip pockets as well as internal pockets there’s plenty of space to store your wallet, phone, keys etc.
Subtle branding means that the jacket looks just as good off the bike, as it does on and can easily be passed off as a fashion jacket. The back of the jacket comes down low enough to cover the lower back, so there is minimum gap between the bottom of the jacket and riding jeans, but as mentioned above, it comes complete with a zipper to connect the two garments together anyway.