I actually used to live near Seattle for a while. So I can understand why the new Weise Outlast Seattle Suit was named after the American city. It’s got the changeable climate familiar to many people in the Northern hemisphere, with sun, wind, rain and snow over your waist all possible within 24 hours.
No wonder it needs the Outlast material originally designed to be used by NASA. The lining will absorb, store and release heat. So when you get warm, the lining will take it in, and then as you get colder, the heat is given back out again, so you don’t get the wild swings in temperature associated with changing conditions – especially in Spring and Autumn.
In addition to the astronaut-inspired Outlast lining, you also get a waterproof, windproof and breathable drop liner in both the jacket and trousers. You can remove the lining in the jacket if you want, and there are also chest and thigh vents to help with cooling. Velcro and poppers will adjust the size if you also want to sneak a few extra layers of clothing on.
The outside of the new Weise Outlast Seattle Suit is 600 Denier Taslan fabric, with CE-approved armour at the shoulders, elbows, knees and back. There are comfort stretch panels to help you move around easily, and an eight-inch connecting zip to keep jacket and trousers securely joined.
You’ll probably have spotted the reflective details on the jacket already. And you also get a selection of internal and external pockets, including a large map-type pocket on the rear of the jacket. Presumably that’s in case you either can’t afford a sat-nav or you want to keep your map of buried treasure somewhere nice and secure. To be fair, there are plenty of hiding spots in the woods and mountains near to Seattle.
The New Weise Outlast Seattle Suit jacket and trousers come in sizes S-XXXXXL. The Jacket will set you back £199.99, and the trousers are slightly cheaper at £179.99.
And if you do happen to ever visit the namesake city, it’s been a while, but it’s worth heading North and following the coastal road up the wonderfully named Chuckanut Drive to Bellingham. It used to be a great, winding bit of Tarmac up towards the smaller town, and happens to come out by a branch of the wonderfully logically named ‘Bob’s Burgers and Brew’. Although if you can wait just a little longer, apparently the fantastic Boomer’s Drive In is still going as well.
Anyway, the new Weise Outlast Seattle Suit. Decent features, reasonable price, and slightly dull but inoffensive styling that will work with pretty much any type of motorcycle and rider.