The Bradshaw is a new ladies biking jacket introduced into Belstaff's Pure Motorcycle collection for the 2017 season. The jacket has a body-hugging fit, thanks to its accordion stretch panels that run up both flanks.
Interestingly, it has an asymmetric zip in the style of classic leather biking jackets from the sixties and seventies. There are two, low-level jet pockets that fasten with snaps. Inside the jacket, there's an inside-facing pocket for storing items that need to be kept secure.
The outer fabric is a six-ounce wax cotton; and we think that six ounce is the perfect weight for a biking jacket; it's not too heavy for the summer, yet sufficiently robust for the winter.
For the rain, the Bradshaw comes with a seam-sealed Miporex waterproof and windproof membrane.
Most of the other features on the jacket are shared with other models in the range. You get CE approved D3O armour in the shoulders and elbows, in which areas you also get an extra layer of material. And, of course, there's a pocket for a back protector.
The interior has a traditional British, check lining, and for comfort you get corduroy in the neck and cuffs.
There are adjustable gussets on the cuffs, and waist adjusters with snaps on the sides. The lower two buttons are covered in rubber to protect the bike's tank. Product Code: BEL1026