Not to say the Nirvik is a bad option; if fact, among the jackets I own, it is easily one of my favourites. But, MIY allows that additional bit of flexibility and customisation, which can help turn any jacket into something you need and want, instead of living with a compromise. And I really like that.
However, I would have liked some personalisation options too.
Let’s say the range available through MIY had velcro strips on the arms, on the chest, and at the back. These velcro bits could be covered with jacket coloured patches for those who didn’t want to customise their jacket.
But, for those like us, who would want to give the jackets a little more personal touch, there could be options to choose patches that could replace the stock ones. And it would have been as simple as pulling the stock patch off the velcro and putting the new one on! Hope RE looks at this as on option in the future.
But for now, the concept of an MIY jacket, much like with MIY helmets and T-shirts, is a really good one in my opinion.
Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi