Viking Bloodaxe Jacket: Gear Review

For as much as Bloodaxe is a cool name for, well, anything, I don't think I'd have applied that moniker to this men's jacket from Viking Cycle. I prefer my bloodaxes with skulls, spikes, and axes. That's just my personal preference. Other than the name, though, it's a pretty good leather jacket for general use.

The Bloodaxe consists of a buffalo leather outer with a removable inner liner, ventilation (two zipper vents each front and back) and when stripped down for summer trips, it's fairly light weight for a leather coat. Viking gave it armor at the joints and back but they're not removable. That's fine by me. I like extra protection at the elbows and shoulders. Reflective strips on the sleeves and across the back give it some visibility which, as we all know, is a good thing. This jacket also has a fair amount of storage capacity: two front zippered pockets, two more inside, and a small zippered pocket on the inner left arm.

I found the fitment to be pretty comfortable for me. It's not tapered and carried its weight across the shoulders. At $99.99, it's a lot of jacket for the price. For more information, go here.