Spanish equipment manufacturer Fuel Motorcycles often draws on the past. Whether it’s the Dakar-inspired Rally Raid Adventure collection or the retro Sidewaze leather jacket, the brand combines classic design with modern materials and protective armor. Fuel’s new Safari Jacket is inspired by the coats of explorers worn in the 19th and 20th centuries.
While the Safari looks like a throwback jacket, the brand constructs the durable yet comfortable outer shell with its 3CORE fabric, a combination of cotton, elastane and abrasion-resistant polyamide. Beneath that rugged exterior, the vintage-style top features armor at the shoulders, elbows, and back. Full coverage and Level 2 impact protection gives Safari a Class AAA CE rating.
The Fuel 3CORE material might be water resistant, but the Safari also comes with a waterproof, packable rain jacket for when it really starts to drop. The Safari is just as practical without the outer layer, with two large fully closable waist pockets and two medium chest pockets with press studs.
A belt also separates the sets of pockets, allowing the rider to tailor the fit to their size. The belt will also help prevent the jacket from riding up the user’s frame during intense off-road sections. Additional pockets on the back provide even more storage. The rear pockets may not be easy to access, but they are perfect for emergency supplies or tools.
Sure, the Safari stays true to the explorer jackets of the past, but a tailored fit, Fuel Motorcycles lapel pin and patch elevates the piece even further. Available in sizes S-XXL, the Safari comes in Black and Sand colorways. Priced at €525 (595 USD), the Fuel Jacket is currently on offer in Europe, but hopefully the adventurous Safari will make its way to the US soon.