- Maverick armoured hoodie by Raptor Biker Wear

Raptor's Maverick: the hoodie that protects

The Maverick armoured hoodie from Raptor Biker Wear is not your average jacket, instead it's lined with kevlar and CE approved body armour.

WE have spent the last month putting the Maverick armoured hoodie from Raptor Biker Wear through its paces, and we have to say, we’re extremely impressed with the additional safety it offers riders.

Designed to not only look good, it features a full kevlar lining and CE Approved body armour inserts. The quality is first class, and not like the lesser products you may find online at those mass selling websites we shall not name.

Offering a safe alternative for riders who may not want to wear full leathers all the time, Raptor’s Maverick hoodie offers great airflow while you ride, keeping you cool on those low to mid 20 degree days.

CE Approved armour features in the elbows, shoulder and back and offers a much greater level of protection than a standard jumper or hoodie, and that’s before you factor in the full DuPont poly/kevlar lining.

Maverick armoured hoodie by Raptor Biker Wear

Maverick armoured hoodie by Raptor Biker Wear

This ensures that if the unfortunate does happen, you have maximum protection. You can even visit Raptor Biker Wear’s website and watch a destruction test on another hoodie in their range (the Sidewinder).

The Raptor Biker Wear Maverick armoured hoodie features two outer zipped pockets, three inner pockets with seals, thick cuffs and waist band, a YKK zip, and a mesh inner liner. The armour is removable too.

The full product range includes two more hoodies, including the Sidewinder we already mentioned and the Heatseeker. Raptor also offer a range of Renegade kevlar shirts, which we’ll be reviewing in the near future.

In terms of colours, the Maverick comes in black, and that’s it. The good news is black goes with everything, no matter what colour or style bike you ride. It’s priced at around $140 Australian ($78 pound in the UK) and there’s currently free shipping worldwide.

Maverick armoured hoodie by Raptor Biker Wear

Maverick armoured hoodie by Raptor Biker Wear

At that price, there is no excuse to not be wearing a proper hoodie, designed specifically for motorcycle use. If you want to know more, or are keen to purchase the Maverick armoured hoodie by Raptor Biker Wear, visit their website at www.raptorbikerwear.com

It comes in a massive range of sizes, from small to 6XL. It’s worth noting too, that the online sizing guide is accurate.

Our test product was provided by Raptor Biker Wear. Exhaust Notes Australia has not been paid to review this product. Pictures courtesy of Jessica Jenkin Photography.

Pros – lightweight; good air flow; offers additional protection for riders.

Cons – nowhere to try it on in Australia; limited colour options.

Maverick armoured hoodie by Raptor Biker Wear

Maverick armoured hoodie by Raptor Biker Wear

This story written by Andrew Jenkin and first published as "Maverick armoured hoodie by Raptor Biker Wear (product review) on Exhaust Notes Australia.

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Comments (6)

  • I want.

      6 days ago
    • Yes they are certainly very cool jump on their website and check out the rest of the range

        6 days ago
  • I think that you may have a valid market idea for the manufacturer to explore

      6 days ago
  • Have been a rider for 20+ years, nice jacket but like all dark/black jackets renders you invisible on the road. I may well be criticised for this but many riders choose fashion/looks over safety. This is evident when you are confronted with a sea of black jackets in the bike store. Drivers have enough trouble seeing us let alone when we blend into the road surface. I wear BMW’s fluoro yellow/green jacket, and a plain, white full -face helmet. Makes me look like a cop, but at least I’m not a camouflaged ninja in traffic.

      6 days ago
    • Peter totally agree with you mate being as visible to other motorists is definitely a very fair and valid point. There seems to be a growing trend lately though of just grabbing the nearest jumper or hoodie and jumping on your bike and going...

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        6 days ago
    • True, but why not an armoured, visible jacket? Mine is. If you look at the headline photo in the article, the rider with dark jacket and black helmet blends nicely into the background. Imagine wearing that gear at night?

      Having a dark,...

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        6 days ago

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