Ducati has joined forces with a range of top quality clothing specialists to create a range of seriously capable kit for your next adventure.
To create its Atacama C1 jacket and trousers, Ducati has partnered up with Spidi. Designed by legendary helmet painter Aldo Drudi, and developed with the support of Ducati test riders, the Atacama C1 jacket and trousers are serious bits of kit ready and waiting for your next big adventure.
The jacket and trousers come fitted with three modular layers – the textile outer, a thermal lining, and a removable H2Out waterproof membrane (which can actually be worn separately), meaning they’ll keep you warm in the winter, cool in the summer and dry in the rain.
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The Atacama jacket’s also equipped with a selection of large air vents, multiple fitting adjustments, big pockets and some serious, top-quality protection. The trousers are much the same, coming prepared with a selection of air vents, size adjustments, and high-performing protection. They’re not cheap though, with the jacket setting you back £549.99 and the trousers priced at £389.99.
To create its Atacama C1 waterproof touring and adventure boots, Ducati joined forces with iconic American brand Alpinestars. Using Alpinestars tried and tested techniques; Ducati has created the Atacama boots for touring and adventure. And as you’d expect, they’re top quality bits of kit.
They’re waterproof – with the built-in breathable DRYSTAR membrane working to offer excellent all-weather performance and help keep your feet dry in difficult weather conditions. There’s also a breathable textile interior lining throughout boot – to keep your feet cool when the weather warms up. But most importantly, they’ll keep your feet safe – with an advanced polymeric shin plate and innovative ankle protection, in addition to a highly abrasion resistant outer.
There’s a range of clever features to help comfort – including (but certainly not limited to) flexible accordion zones to allow freedom of movement, integrated soft foam at ankle and boot collar, and a gear shift pad. If you fancy getting your feet in a pair, you’ll have to part with £239.99.
Ducati has also recently released its new Explorer helmet- which has been created in collaboration with Arai. Essentially, it’s a Ducati-badged version of the Japanese brands hugely successful MX-V off-road helmet. Designed for Enduro and Motocross, the lightweight lid is notably well equipped, ensuring that your noggin is kept safe no matter whether you’re bombing down trails or thrashing round a track.
The Arai MX-V has recently received a selection of updates, including the introduction of a new rounder, smoother and stronger shell – but it’s essentially the same seriously well respected lid. And if you look at all the features you get on the helmet, it’s clear to see why.
Its redesigned and fairly comprehensive ventilation system features easy to clean diffusers, a centre top vent and dual intakes. There’s also a three-piece rear exhaust, side vents, and an under-peak air intake which collects and directs cool air onto your crown, while the chin vent controls airflow and prevents debris coming into the helmet (even in dusty riding conditions).
If you’ve ever done any riding off road, you’ll know how sweaty it can get inside your helmet. Thankfully, the Ducati Explorer comes with a fully replaceable interior – meaning you can easily remove the interior lining, cheek pads, neck roll and even the chinstrap covers for cleaning. Of course, it’s not cheap – but it is an Arai after all. It’ll cost you £599.99 – but knowing what we know about the brand, it’ll be well worth it.
For more information on Ducati’s full range of technical clothing, and to find out how to get your hands on the latest branded kit, visit: www.ducati.com