Protection. Comfort. Weight saving. These primary requirements can easily be seen on this jacket. Firstly, the safety aspect is being taken care of in two ways – focus fit design and level 2 armours. The idea behind the focus fit innovation is to construct a jacket that allows the material to sit close to the body. Through this route, the armours will also sit close to the body and in case of an accident, the armours are right there to take the beating. Now, the second aspect – armours. Well, the jacket is equipped with a pair of shoulder and elbow armours and also a back protector. All are level 2 Sas-Tec armours with some interesting designs, which we’ll cover in a bit. The company is offering a chest protector as an option too. Here, they are offering level 1 as well as level 2 protectors. Also, the jacket is made of Cordura Nylon 66 – a material known to have high levels of abrasion and tear-resistant.
Now coming to the comfort, the Spencer has mesh panels that have been installed at places to maximise the airflow. There’s one on the chest, one on the back, and two on the arms. These combinations are expected to take care of the overall ventilation well during the peak summer. The Sas-Tec armours have a ventilated design too. And this is expected to increase the overall comfort.
When you combine the special armours and fabric that has been used to make the Spencer, the overall weight of the jacket shows some impressive figures — 1.9kg to be precise. This weight allows Viaterra to claim the Spencer as the lightest L2 jacket on the market. The closest rival is 800gm heavier.
There are a few more additions that make the Spencer a bit more enticing than the rest. These include things like a waterproof mobile pocket and a pocket design that is extremely unconventional but is claimed to offer easy accessibility when seated on a bike. There’s a pant connector as well.