Video: Astric jacket doubles up as a portable bike cover


For those of us that have to endure living garage-free, motorcycle covers are the only real option to protect your ride from the elements (and potential thieves too) – and to make covering your bike easier, Hong Kong-based Astric is trying to raise some cash to create a motorcycle jacket that can be unfolded and then thrown over your bike. Brilliant!

The creators are currently trying to raise some cash on Kickstarter for the water-repellent bike cover and jacket. It’s a clever bit of kit which simply allows you to fold the cover in a compression bag that attaches inside the back of the jacket – meaning that if the cover gets dirty, it won’t rub off onto the jacket.

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Ok, so it’s not the world’s most protective motorcycle jacket either. There’s no leather, Kevlar, Cordura, or any other high abrasion-resistant fabric for that matter. It’s 65 percent nylon, 35 percent polyester with a polyester lining – and there’s no armour either (unless you’re counting a folded up bike cover in the small of your back). In reality, it’s an urban oriented jacket – with a cool bomber-style design, a soft looking liner and a bit of wind resistance. I don’t think you’d want to crash in it.

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The Astric will set you back HK$1,312 (just over £121) if you make a commitment to the Kickstarter campaign now. And if you fancy kitting out your friends too, you can get your hands on four jacket/covers for HK$4,198 (which is around £388).

For more information on the Astric jacket and cover, click HERE.

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