I don’t normally wear hoodies because, as CHarris says, I’m built like a power pole, at 194cm and 90kg. Imagine a power pole with a blanket draped over it –that’s what I look like in a hoody. I need structure in my clothes or they hang off me.
This isn’t a problem with Draggin’s Roo Hoody.
It’s probably the best-fitting hoody I’ve worn – and that’s without the included body armour in place. Once the shoulder, elbow and back protectors are in, I look like a super hero – maybe not Thor, but Ant-Man at least. And, unlike standard motorcycle jackets, nobody suspects armour in a hoody. It’s the perfect deception, like a sock in your Speedos or a silicone six-pack.
Another great feature is the removable hood. You can take it off with one quick zip, which is ideal when you’re passing through airport security and don’t want to look like you’re smuggling pirated DVDs.
The sleeves also feature hidden thumb-hole cuffs that prevent the sleeves from sliding up and exposing your skin in a crash. It also blocks cold wind from creeping in.
This thing’s main appeal, though, is its protective qualities. The fabric is Draggin’s own Roomoto, which has a 4.4-second abrasion resistance and the armour is CE-certified. The benefits of this are obvious: you can go for a quick ride in comfort while still feeling safe. And when you get to your destination, you don’t need to remove a heavy bike jacket and carry it.
If I had to nit-pick, it would be about that yellow ‘d’ on the chest. I don’t like colour. Still, you can understand why Draggin would want to leave its calling card. – Sean Muir