The night rider biker jacket draws its inspiration from the vintage biker jackets of the late 70s and 80s. It features distinct padding on shoulders, arms and back made from thick drum dyed top-grain cowhide leather for excellent abrasion resistance. It is equipped with two large air vent zippers on the sides and chest to allow excellent temperature control together with the removable thermal lining. All zippers are large YKK Vislon® size 10 with elongated pull-strings on all sliders to facilitate easy access even in low visibility conditions.
Today, this style is still produced in various forms and colors by fashion designers and manufacturers of military-style clothing – a testament to the enduring style and functionality of this jacket.
The M65 Enhanced version has been done with the scope to enhance all quintessential design elements of the jacket while at the same time staying true to its original design and heritage.
Iconic down vest with a seamless single-piece leather yoke inspired by the down vests that came out of Jackson Hole in Wyoming known as "the Cowboy State", U.S.A., in the late 1960s. The Enhanced version of the single-pieced leather yoked down vest builds on this heritage however with enhanced shapes and details for a stronger impact:
The Enhanced version of the Greatcoat sets out to enhance the key distinguishing features of the coatwhile at the same time staying true to its original design and heritage:
Extra broad collar revere with notched lapels designed to create a full lapel-roll across the chest and a rich drape through the front quarters. Likewise they can easily be folded over when the coat is buttoned up all the way to protect the face under rough weather conditions (This is also known as the Ulster collar)
Patch-and-flap hip pockets on either side
Inverted box pleated back which runs through and effectively removes the center back seam and which unbuttons through the coat’s skirt to improve mobility
Martingale belted back that runs across box plead which is one of the signature features of this coat type
Made from a heavy high quality felt in 100% wool
Half-lined with piped seams throughout using a highly durable 100% nylon tech fabric