The Royal Enfield Nirvik is the flagship all-weather touring jacket, and it is priced fairly as effectively. Boasting of high-quality materials, and the perfect D3O CE Level 2 licensed armour inserts, the Nirvik driving jacket boasts of all-weather usability, providing high-quality safety at an affordable price ticket. We’ve been utilizing it for some time now, in chilly climate driving, and because the temperatures get hotter as effectively, and attempt to get a way of if the Nirvik meets its “all-weather” usability declare.
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Watch the RE Nirvik touring jacklet in motion on the 2021 RE Himalayan Review
Design & Styling
The Nirvik is accessible in a alternative of two colors – Black and Brown. My personal alternative is the one in black, though the brown one would not look dangerous as effectively. But then, colors are a matter of personal alternative. The design is straightforward, with 4 massive pockets providing loads of space for storing for small necessities. The breast pocket-like flaps additionally double up as chest vents providing air move in heat climate by the mesh lining, and there is a greater vent on the again as effectively.
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In all, there are 11 pockets, every pocket to maintain small necessities whereas driving a bike, together with a specifically designed pocket for a cellphone. Zippers are all from YKK, so they need to final lengthy and will not break simply or surrender. I just like the styling; it is not too quick, not too lengthy, matches effectively, and the fabric is comfy straight out. My solely gripe is the ribbed end on the shoulder and elbow areas. It’s not so seen on the black jacket, however to me, on the brown, it simply would not go along with the general end of the jacket.
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The Royal Enfield branding (particularly on the black color possibility) is delicate, and that is one thing I like. Underneath, there is a thermal liner, which proved fairly efficient within the north Indian winter, and yeah, after a protracted day’s trip, you possibly can simply zip up the thermal liner, and put on it as a casual jacket, on these cool evenings. And it additionally will get a few pockets to retailer your pockets, or cellphone. Overall match is nice, and cushty, with out the jacket feeling free or ill-fitting. So, full marks to general match, and I just like the understated design with out very brilliant colors. If you are finicky about visibility to others, you possibly can all the time put on a high-vis vest over the jacket. It’s received a lower match for touring, so the Nirvik is nice for bikes meant for touring, and journey bikes, however will not be so comfy for sportier fashions.
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Construction & Protection
The Nirvik boasts of high quality materials and safety. The materials used is high-density, tear-resistant 500D nylon, and 610D polyester Cordura at affect zones. The jacket comes with a CE Level Class A certification, which tells loads about its design and building. CE (Conformite Europeene, or French for European Conformity) is a declaration of compliance with the related security and environmental safety. CE Certification takes into consideration a number of components comparable to affect abrasion resistance, tear power, seam power, climate safety, breathability, and extra. Considering the truth that the Nirvik comes with CE Certification, which means, it is prime quality, and is constructed with security and practicality in thoughts.
Where the Nirvik completely trumps its value-for-money proposition is within the quantity and high quality of protectors used. The shoulders and elbows include CE Level 2 D3O T5 Evo X armour, on the again is a CE Level 1 D3O Viper panel (and only a few driving jackets include a built-in again protector), and there are CE Level 2 chest protectors too (though these aren’t D3O, however the truth is that the Nirvik gives chest protectors; most jackets will solely include shoulder and elbow protectors). D3O are mild and gentle to the contact, and whereas they provide very good safety, they provide flexibility and luxury as effectively.
Price & Value
Royal Enfield’s driving gear vary is well one of the vital complete from any Indian OEM (authentic gear producer) out there on sale proper now. With a variety of driving jackets, pants, boots, helmets and driving sneakers, the Royal Enfield attire vary, in my e book, gives the whole lot for each rider, and at cheap costs. The Nirvik is priced at ₹ 14,950, and it is the top-of-the-line driving jacket from RE. Considering the safety and high-quality materials it comes with, we now have to say, it is excellent worth for money, and completely price its price ticket.
The Nirvik is a reasonably sensible jacket and will reside as much as its declare of being an all-weather jacket with the thermal and rain liner that are included with the jacket, for driving within the moist, and in excessive chilly climate. In northern India, I used the Nirvik over your entire winter, and it held up completely effectively in temperatures starting from single digit temperatures to the excessive 20s (in Celsius).
But because the temperature begins rising, significantly within the north, I’ve to say, a full-mesh jacket is extra appropriate for the Indian summer time. You would not catch me carrying the Nirvik on a 45-degree afternoon, however for over half of the year, together with winter, spring and autumn, (at the very least the place the seasons change in India), the Nirvik gives an excellent alternative, and at a comparatively accessible value level!
(Photography: Prashant Chaudhary)