The West America x Woolrich Jacket

Clothes get tested for durability but it’s rare that you get a real deep view into that process. Even more rare that the testing involves a motorcycle journey some 25,000 miles long from Portland to Patagonia...and back. 

Enter West America and their collaboration with Woolrich to make an absolutely tough-as-nails motorcycle jacket

 The guys in Baja. Image via West America.

The guys in Baja. Image via West America.

I started following West America on Instagram as they began their journey back in September ‘13 and it quickly became one of my favorite accounts. You can imagine the scenery, obstacles and countless stories from a trip like that, not to mention the paces a jacket must go through.

 On a boat leaving Panama image via West America.

On a boat leaving Panama image via West America.

The jacket itself is made of 10 oz waxed cotton, with handwarmer pockets, gusseted shoulders and a whole bunch of other features designed specifically for motorcyclists. Oh, and it’s Made in the USA. 

If only I still had a bike. 

You can follow the guys on their epic trip and see some great photos on their Instagram and on their blog wearewestamerica.com/stories.

Buy the jacket at West America or at Iron and Air