Author: Billy Johnson

Lindstrands and Halvarssons gear, tested and rated

James wearing Mora
Wearing a Halvarssons Mora jacket can make you this happy too

Throughout 2022, we’ve been wearing a collection of motorcycle gear from Swedish brands Lindstrands and Halvarssons. The folks behind the brand reckon that if their jackets, trousers, gloves, and more are tough enough to stand up to the rigours of Scandinavian weather, then they can perform anywhere.

So, James and Bryn from the ABR team have been putting this to the test, having worn the Lindstrands and Halvarssons gear you’ll find below in a host of conditions, from the blazing sunshine of the French Riviera to windy and rainy days in England’s Peak District.

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And if you’ve been watching ABR’s YouTube channel recently, you’ll have seen us sporting the gear in a series of bike reviews too. So, how did Scandinavia’s finest perform? You can find out below.

Mora jacket: Three-layer textile jacket, £639

Mora jacket

James says: “It’s one of the most comfortable textile adventure jackets I’ve ever worn. Seriously, putting it on is almost as comfy as slipping on a silk shirt.”

“It’s soft and flexible to the touch, but that’s not to say it isn’t tough. Quite the opposite. I’ve worn this three-layer jacket in weathers, from searing heat to chilly morning rides, and the Mora has kept me protected and comfortable.”

“It’s a truly versatile three-layer jacket that combines comfort, protection, and seriously good looks. I’d gladly take on my next tour.”

Key features:

  • Removable Dryway+ 2.0 membrane and Outlast lining for superior breathability
  • Waterproof and windproof
  • Class AA CE safety certification
  • Level 2 shoulder and elbow protectors
  • Ample ventilation across arms and body
  • Adjustable sizing
  • Detachable collar

Ljusdal gloves: Premium all-season gloves, £109.00

Ljusdal gloves

James says: “They’re a great piece of kit and they have everything I want to see in a glove for riding in bad weather. They’re waterproof, windproof, and feature plenty of protection in the form of armour and their leather construction.”

“It’s really easy to get a great fit thanks to the inclusion of a WindWire dial fastener, which is the first time I’ve seen it on a pair of riding gloves. Plus, the Outlast lining works well for regulating the temperature and keeping your hands free from sweat.”

Key features:

  • Goat leather and textile construction
  • WindWire dial fasteners for perfect and easy fit
  • Nudud touchscreen compatible technology
  • Ergonomic hard knuckle protectors and reinforced palms
  • Outlast temperature regulating lining for preventing sweat
  • Level 1 CE safety certification
  • Visor wiper

Sunne jacket and trousers: Laminated suit, jacket £469.00/trousers £349.00

Bryn wearing Sunne jacket and trousers
Bryn out and about wearing the Sunne suit

Bryn says: “Despite being a laminated adventure suit, the Sunne is so soft and supple. The jacket and trousers are both comfortable and allow plenty of mobility, the fit is spot on, and there’s no extra bulk or loose material anywhere.”

“The braces on the trousers are great, it helps the suit fit perfectly together. There’s plenty of pockets and ventilation so it’s great in summer, but the detachable thermal lining also offers plenty of insulation during the colder months.”

Key features:

  • Two-layer laminated construction
  • Windproof, waterproof
  • Detachable thermal lining for insulation
  • Class AA CE certified
  • Adjustable ventilation
  • Reinforced shoulders, elbows, backside, knees
  • Dryway membrane and Durable Water Resistant for waterproofing
  • Jacket and trouser zip together

You can read more about the advanced technology that goes into their clothing on our website here.

Siljan gloves: Protective warm weather gloves, £64.00

Siljan gloves

Bryn says: “These are very good summer gloves, and they’re fully featured, despite being lightweight. The Nudud finger ‘nipple’ is brilliant, it works perfectly on touchscreens.”

“There’s plenty of armour and the leather is tough and resistant but despite all the protection, they’re nice and flexible and comfortable for summer.”

Key features:

  • Ventilated summer glove
  • Goat leather/spandex/mesh construction
  • Knuckle protection, palm reinforcing
  • Nudud touchscreen compatible technology
  • Level 1 CE safety certification

Nyhusen gloves: Active summer gloves, £54.00

Nyhusen gloves

James says: “These have been my go-to gloves ever since I first slipped them on back in the spring of this year. Honestly, they feel like a second skin while I’m at my bike’s controls.”

“They’ve proved light, well-ventilated, and incredibly comfortable to wear. They provide a snug fit with no excess material at the fingertips, and I’m a massive fan of Lindstrands’ Nudud feature which gives them the best touchscreen compatibility of any glove I’ve worn. I wore them on a tour of France this year and they were faultless.”

Key features:

  • Active summer glove
  • Flexible and lightweight
  • Soft knuckle protectors
  • Stretch fit
  • Mesh construction for ventilation
  • Nudud touchscreen compatible technology
  • Level 1 CE safety certification

If any of this high-quality motorcycle gear takes your fancy, make sure you head over to the Lindstrands website here and the Halvarssons website here.