Black Brand Jacket and Dixxon Gloves Review

Hot Bike road tests the Carry-On jacket and Brawler gloves

Black Brand Carry-on Jacket

Carry-on Jacket

Black Brand

Black Brand is quickly gaining a reputation for having good products for real people who ride. And this jacket is no different. The Carry-On Jacket was designed with built-in straps on the back of it, which allows the garment to roll up and be strapped to the handlebars or sissy bar of your bike. Wait. What? Yes. When the weather warms up (as it usually does) and a jacket may no longer be needed, one simply folds up the sleeves, rolls it up, and straps the jacket down with the built-in straps.

Don’t think this is some sort of gimmick garment. It has all the same quality components all the other Black Brand jackets have, such as top-grain leather, a concealed carry pocket, quilted removable liner, armor pockets, YKK zippers, and stretch panels in the shoulders. Although this might seem strange to some, we do think this idea is very handy for folks who really ride and would like to see more offerings like this in the future.

  • $370 // blackbrandmc.com
Dixxon Flannel Co. Brawler Gloves

Brawler Gloves

Dixxon Flannel Co.

These motocross-inspired gloves have a hook-and-loop closure system and a moisture-wicking twill span top that feels like a second skin. The Brawler gloves also do their intended job well without a ton of bulky padding. Instead, Dixxon designed these gloves with a double-stitched palm and thumb for maximum durability. Overall we really like the fit of these gloves and the fact that they have a touchscreen-compatible forefinger and thumb to keep our selfie game strong.