Riding Greats: Harley-Davidson
It’s easy to forget the heritage of a motor company like Harley-Davidson. The business has seen so many changes over the past hundred or so years that its true identity is not something that’s immediately obvious. Indeed, even as you read, Harley-Davidson is undergoing something of a sea change in engineering, marketing and culture. Now well past mid-life crisis stage, baby boomers are no longer...
Top UK Track Days
Here in the UK we have a strong history of riding. With our country lanes providing excellent riding in virtually all parts of the country, along with the bank holiday tradition of get-togethers and mass outings, there’s a lot of fun to be had on our roads. However, sometimes that simply isn’t enough. If you’re anything like me, you’ll relish the chance to really let loose with trackdays whenever...
European touring tips for bikers
If you’re anything like me, the stresses and time-consuming tasks of daily life often mean you don’t get quite as much time on the road as you’d like, particularly when it comes to the meatier tours. This means you really have to make the most of them. The obvious storage limitations to bikes as compared to their more spacious cousin, the motor car, mean that planning and logistics are more...
Modern Classic Motorbikes
Okay, so I know that this subject is going to be a bit of a hot one, and one that will no doubt encourage a fair bit of comment. Let me just lay this on the line before I lay my head on the chopping board: this is my top five, and hopefully you’ll agree with at least one or two of them. And if you don’t agree, well, you got your version, I got the truth. 5. Triumph Scrambler Yeah, yeah. Okay....
Our Relationship with KNOX Armour
With a history that stretches back as far as 1981, KNOX armour is the go to gear for dynamic impact protection for motorcycles. That’s why we at Hood Jeans use this great guard in our products. The consistency and the technological superiority of the KNOX brand has made it a leader in the industry and the ideal, high quality product to team up with our great high end jeans. All of...
Poole Global Trek and Hood Jeans
A world trip via the road is probably the greatest of all testaments to biking. Getting out in the open air and just seeing the great planet we call home is one of the dreams of many riders. Nick and Lesley Poole from Wymondham in Norfolk, England did so, wearing Hood Jeans motorbike jeans all the way. The couple started their journey in 2006 and managed to travel to as far flung places as Panama...
Real Life Success Stories
No amount of testing can compare to the real world experience of those who use a product. Fortunately, in an area such as ours we’ve received nothing but positive feedback for our products, which makes us both proud and delighted in equal measures. From falls at 90 mph that mean sliding until stopped, with a couple of rolls near the end to slides under motorcycles at high speeds, our jeans...
What is D3O Armour?
D3O armour has the excellent properties of being soft and flexible in normal conditions, but on impact , its molecules lock together to reduce and dissipate the force transmitted it’s nearly impenetrable. It is available on all of Hood partner brand Kyrano’s motorbike jeans as standard. D3O armour’s popularity is down to the simple fact it provides the strength of body armour, yet...
Road Safety Campaign for Younger Riders
Teachers will tell you one of the best ways in which to teach children of any danger is to show them the repercussion of their actions. Of course for younger ones, speed is often one of the pivotal motivations of purchasing a bike and a mixture of inexperience and power can be deadly. There’s no doubting that no matter what young people will want to go fast, so the only real pragmatic thing to...
The History of our Great British Motorcycle Jeans
So for our first blog post we thought we would give a little history behind Hood and Kyrano. Future posts will include our pick of the best biker news and tips, so stay tuned. With origins producing denim over 50 years ago, our company has come a long way. We set out work in Norfolk in England as a small family company with big ambitions. Our origins come from our owner’s father Chris,...