By Brent Jaswinski Editor Score: 74.5%
Black Brand Street Team Jacket
Editor Score: 74.5%
B-b-b-b-baaad, bad to the bone. George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ 1982 hit song is what I hear when Black Brand motorcycle clothing company comes to mind. They say they are “a group that is not for everyone,” and go on to elaborate, “You need to be the wolf, not the sheep to ride in Black Brand.” With its rebellious, nonconformist attitude, it’s without question that Black Brand’s bold tagline is directly aimed at the V-Twin/Cruiser market, where the brand believes there is a void in riding apparel options.
Most people who ride cruisers place a high value on comfort over performance. This is not only apparent in their selection of motorcycles, but in their choice of riding equipment as well. Very rarely (if ever), will you see a rider on a cruiser wearing bulky or expensive, ultra-protective gear. Rather, you’re more likely to see them wearing very little, if any. Black Brand’s objective is to fill this void by providing riding apparel choices that are not only functional when it comes to protection, but also affordable.
I recently got the opportunity to test out the reasonably priced Black Brand Street Team jacket. For $250, it certainly falls in the mid-level price range, because as we all know, riding jackets can get pricey, with many easily costing around $500 or more.