5 Hopped-Up And Armored Hoodies For The Fall Riding Season

These handy biker staples look cool while keeping you warm and protected.

Although the casual hoodie has always been fine to wear off the motorcycle, it didn’t really offer much protection for riding purposes (unless you planned on layering a hoodie over riding gear). But you might want to take a second look; there are now armored hoodies out there specially designed to fit and feel like a regular hoodie, while providing advanced features that riders will appreciate when barreling down the highway. Built-in armor pockets and specialized materials work to allow riders the ability to go out and ride in their favorite sweatshirt while having the peace of mind of knowing they’re adequately protected for the road.

Harley-Davidson Men’s Genuine Classics Pullover Hoodie

Harley-Davidson Men’s Genuine Classics Pullover Hoodie

Every guy needs to have a favorite hooded sweatshirt. They’re casual. They’re comfortable. And better yet, they’re warm, which is just what you need this fall and winter season.

With all that being said, motorcycle fanatics might want to reach for a hoodie that makes a statement about their sacred lifestyle, and what better way to make that statement than with a genuine Harley-Davidson sweatshirt? H-D’s Genuine Classics hoodie features natural-looking fading, which makes it look like it has been worn and enjoyed for years. The front bar-and-shield logo graphic is clean and simple, which will prove that this piece will quickly become one of your go-to pieces from here on out.

Harley-Davidson

Highway 21 Industry Men’s Motorcycle Hoodie

Highway 21 Industry Men’s Motorcycle Hoodie

When you’re gearing up for a ride, a regular hoodie might not be the way to go. Casual streetwise hoodies don’t usually offer any protective features to speak of. This is where Highway 21’s Industry hoodie steps in to change the way you look at hooded sweatshirts.

The Industry hoodie looks like your everyday, ordinary hoodie, but it is certainly not. While it does fit and function like a regular sweatshirt, Highway 21’s piece goes even further by sporting removable CE armor at the shoulders and elbows, as well as a removable PE back protector that will keep you much more protected while on the road. If safety is what you’ve been looking for in a hoodie, here it is.

Highway 21

Street & Steel Redwood Armored Hoodie

Street & Steel Redwood Armored Hoodie

It’s true, not all hoodies are created equal, and Street & Steel’s Redwood armored hoodie drives that point home effectively.

The Redwood hoodie’s heavyweight cotton/poly blend construction features a comfortable cotton inner lining, but goes a step further by incorporating Vault CE-approved armor at the shoulders, elbows, and spine to protect riders while on the highway. The Redwood hoodie also features reflective trim for increased visibility in low-light scenarios. A Loop’d pants attachment system keeps the hoodie secured in the riding position, a nice feature to have.

Street & Steel

Speed and Strength Run With The Bulls Armored Zip Hoodie

Speed and Strength Run With The Bulls Armored Zip Hoodie

Riders looking for an armored hoodie that boasts superb comfort as well as features to keep them protected while riding will be pleased with Speed and Strength’s Run With The Bulls hoodie.

To start, the Run With The Bulls hoodie has been built with a cotton/aramid blended frame, and features removable Vault CE-approved shoulder, elbow, and spine protective padding. This hoodie also includes advanced qualities such as inner stretch cuffs with thumbholes, multiple zippered pockets, and, of course, an adjustable fitted hood. It has just the right amount of comfort for everyday wear, and all the protective features to keep you safe on the bike.

Speed and Strength

Roland Sands Design Vincent Kevlar Hoodie

Roland Sands Design Vincent Kevlar Hoodie

Let’s face it: The hooded sweatshirt is a basic wardrobe staple that can be worn with just about anything. Roland Sands Design stuck with this element when creating its Vincent hoodie, but of course, it improved upon the streamlined platform to make its piece roadworthy.

The Vincent hoodie looks and feels like that old favorite sweatshirt you’ve owned for years, but it’s been updated with outer Kevlar Coolmax fabric that successfully blends abrasion resistance and moisture control. Cordura Nyco material has been selected for the inner liner, as it increases slide protection. To further boost the Vincent’s ability to keep its wearer safe in case of impact, it is also ready to accept armor padding in the shoulder, elbow, and back areas.

Roland Sands Design