Leatherlock, Somewhat Useful, Somehow Looking Funny
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Basically we're looking at no dramatic design breakthrough: the steel wire running through one of the jacket sleeves and tying things to the bike is nothing new and it's in fact around for many years. The Leatherlock however, takes things further by adding two aluminium hooks easy to install in the bike's handlebars, provided you have the right bars.
Run the wire through the jacket, roll it neatly and tuck it into the receiving hooks, securing everything with a lock. It seems like Leatherlock can be used with more than one's jacket: the manufacturers advertise it could also hold a tent and the likes of that.
Now, first of all, there are certain inconveniences to riding a motorcycle, heat and similar types of discomfort only being probably the most common of all. So we think that in case on is so tough and refuses to attache some elastic straps to hold the no longer needed jacket to the backseat (because it doesn't look good), he or she is also tough enough to wear it while riding and when stopping for a smoke, water, restroom, refueling and so on.
As for the tent joke... carrying a tent means touring (at least to us it does) and motorcycle touring comes with its own rules, cramming whatever you can on the bike and securing it as good as possible included.
So yes, Leatherlock is nice indeed, but it definitely looks funny.
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