Macna Jackets 2017
The Macna textile jackets range includes superb gear for the adventure bike rider, naked or cafe racer. Regardless of how much you spend on a Macna jacket, it'll always be of the highest quality construction and materials. Macna are a Dutch company, who pride themselves on developing motorcycle jackets which look good and perform brilliantly. Even their base models are highly effective at doing what they're designed to. They don't scrimp on quality of materials or finish, so the lower priced waterproof jackets, for example, will keep you dry. As you go up the price scale, Macna's jackets have more features, such as direct lamination waterproof membranes, 3-layer weather systems, Night Eye technology, so you can be seen in the dark, the list goes on.
When designing Macna jackets, they've thought carefully about all of the little features (click to read all about them), which make your ride more comfortable, like being able to adjust the cuffs of their jackets without having to remove your gloves. How many times has your current jacket driven you nuts whilst trying to do this? Similarly for the zips, Macna jackets have them large enough to grab with your gloves on, plus they lock into place to prevent them from flapping around in the wind. Brilliant. Check out the range below, or read more about them at the bottom of the page.
New for 2016 in the textile jacket range, are the Macna Stickler, Frequence, Scope, Mood and Area.
The Macna jackets range includes a wide variety of motorcycle jackets, including for riders who tour on bikes such as the BMW GS or KTM 1290 and need maximum waterproofing for longer rides and for those who ride naked and street bikes, wanting urban jackets to match their style. Then there's Macna's more specialist jackets, including the Jura and Redox jackets. They feature the revolutionary Night Eye technology, making you highly visible at night, illuminated like never before by car headlights. The surface of these jackets are like tiny mirrors, which reflect headlight beams, lighting you up in the dark. It dramatically increases your chances of being seen and therefore reduces your chances of encountering a 'Sorry mate, I didn't see you' incident. Check out the individual jacket pages, to see Night Eye in action.
Macna's waterproof motorcycle jackets achieve their waterproof properties through their Raintex DL system. This means that the breathable, waterproof layer is laminated directly to the outer shell, leaving no space for water to find its way in between. Clever huh? This way, only the outer shell gets wet, with the inner layer staying dry, along with your good self, so you can concentrate upon riding rather than thinking about how cold and wet your are. When you're cold and wet, you tense up and are more likely to have difficulty in the twisties.
The added benefit of the construction of Macna jackets is that they retain their breathability, since water can't penetrate the outer shell, blocking the membrane. That also means that when you stop for a much needed cuppa, the Macna waterproof jackets will dry quicker than conventional textile jackets. It also prevents them from smelling revolting the next time you go out for a ride.