- Red Arrows wearing Lunar jacket, Duo Tech trousers
Spada, the British designed motorcycle apparel brand, has released a new waterproof textile jacket and trousers for the Autumn season which will be thoroughly tested by the Red Arrows on an upcoming 1000 mile charity ride across the length of the UK.
With performance punching way above its price, the Lunar jacket is a 100% waterproof, all season jacket with CE armour fitted at the elbows and shoulder. Constructed with a polyester Kordura outer shell, the full-length jacket features a storm flap over the main zip and high and soft collar to help keep the elements out.
For when the weather hots up, the thermal lining can be removed and cool air passed through by opening four zipped vents on the front and with two rear exhaust vents of the jacket. The Spada Lunar jacket also features adjustment to create a ‘tailored’ fit and ensure maximum warmth by way of two Velcro straps on each arm and across the waist.
The Lunar jacket also features two large outer pockets and two internal ones and can be zipped securely to any Spada leather or textile trousers.
The Duo Tech trousers (£89.99) are 100% waterproof and breathable with the option of easily removing the quilted thermal lining.
Made from heavy duty Maxtex Nylon, the trouser boasts CE approved armour in the knees and a doubly layered seat for greater protection and wear resistance. Two outer zipped pockets are easily accessible and, using its long or short zips, the Duo Tech trousers can attach to a jacket easily for a more secure fit and prevent drafts.
Both the Lunar jacket and Duo Tech trousers are available in Blue or Red in sizes S-XXXL with the all Black option going up to size XXXXL.
On September 30, pilots from the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, and four of the Fighter Pilots from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, will have just four days to cover the entire length of mainland UK as part of a money-raising scooter ride for charity.
All fourteen pilots will be dressed in Spada’s new black and red Lunar jacket and Duo Tech trousers along with the sports touring ST1 boots (£89.99) and popular Contrast gloves (£34.99).
Flight Lieutenant and Red 6, Mike Ling, commented on the Spada kit: “Riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats during autumn, we’ll inevitably come across adverse weather conditions. The pilots were looking to find riding kit that would not just protect us and be all-day comfortable, but also keep us warm and dry. The team has already spent a day in the Spada clothing riding in the rain and we’re already suitably impressed.”
For more information on the Red Arrows and to donate, visit www.raf.mod.uk/reds