Avid Harley riders also go for the brand’s functional and stylish attire to complement the HD experience. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or the Harley rider in your life, one of the most recommended accessories is a leather vest. The brand manufactures and distributes some of the best quality riding vests on the market today and that is why many riders only wear HD riding gear. We considered a variety of different HD vests and chose the ones most rated by Harley enthusiasts for quality and true classic aesthetics. It’s hard to go wrong when buying a genuine item, but some styles have come and gone through the years. This narrowed our group down to those that are tried and true and are still making headlines in sales departments. For your comfort and enjoyment, here is our pick of the five best Harley-Davidson vests money can buy.
5. Harley-Davidson Passing Link Men’s Leather Vest.
Price: $ 310
The Passing Link Leather Vest is available in a variety of sizes, starting with Small and going through 5XL. The vest is constructed from vintage leather that continues to develop a unique patina as it ages. It is durable and offers a stylish and comfortable feel. The front of the vest is pretty basic with the Harley-Davidson name displayed on the side. When you flip the vest the graphics become more intense. Oversized graphics complete the rugged aesthetic with leather inlays, raw edge appliqués, and detailed embroidery. The craftsmanship of the vest is of exceptional quality. There are even chest pockets for storing smaller valuables. This is an all-season vest that can be worn with a variety of clothing styles. The vest is medium weight so it is neither too light nor too heavy for riding comfort. The material is cowhide leather with an aged finish and polyester taffeta lining. The back waist and shoulders are lightly padded. The two hand warmer pockets feature strong and durable zippers. There is a horizontal pocket on the inside with a second vertically positioned internal pocket with a built-in media port.
4. Harley-Davidson Men’s Hydration Vest
Price: $ 55.00
The hydration vests have just been improved. This high quality vest is made of 100% nylon material with a polyacrylate crystal lining. These materials absorb water and retain it to keep you cooler when driving in hot temperatures. A 10 minute soak completely fills the vest to keep you hydrated and keep the heat at bay. It’s made with stitched mesh panels on the chest and shoulders for added cooling while riding. The vest provides a flexible fit with elastic side panels for extreme comfort. The HD badge is made of rubber and is applied to the chest of the vest.
3. Men’s Harley-Davidson Hi-Vis Vest
Price: $ 55
This brightly colored vest is ideal for riding in dark conditions. It is designed to be worn over your jacket to make you more visible. This versatile vest can easily be rolled up to a compact size for storage in your saddlebags when not needed. It’s made from water-resistant nylon material with adjustable sides so you can customize a secure fit. Visibility is enhanced with reflective strips made of 3M Scotchlite brand material that capture and reflect light. An identification holder in the left chest pocket is removable. This vest comes in sizes ranging from Small to 3XL.
2. Harley-Davidson Men’s Leather Vest
Price: $ 195
This is the 98090-15VM black vest with Foster Reflective materials. It is a medium weight vest for comfortable protection while riding. It’s made from genuine buffalo leather on the outside with a polyester taffeta lining to give you a comfortable fit when riding. The collar is made in a Mandarin design with a snap front and snap tabs at the waist for a custom fit. The vest includes two pockets to warm the hands that close with strong and durable zippers. There are also two chest pockets with snap flap closures that look extremely stylish and sturdy. There are also two interior utility pockets for additional secure storage space. Both are oversized with zippers for added security. The vest is made with material …