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COBRA MK2 SPORTRIDER

COB2 BLK

BLACK SOLID + PERF COMPETITIO

  • Unique Vanson SportRider with air-curtain + RamAir vents
  • Backpad optional - will accept optional backpad
  • CE approved F.A.S. armor at shoulder + elbow
  • Competition double leather at shoulders and elbows
  • Adjustable Cobra waistband using velcro pull-through tabs
  • Leather lined collar
  • Snap-back mandarin collar
  • 3-way zipper attachment system for Vanson jackets + pants
  • 2 Open mesh lining pockets
  • ProPerf and competition weight steerhide
  • STREAMLINER snaps for streamliner vest attachment
  • Ventilated mesh lining
  • Windtight low-bulk zip close sleeves
  • Black snaps - all parts
  • Patented RamAir sleeve vent system
  • Leather windflap with license pocket
  • Black oxidized metal zippers

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$749.00

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Comfort + Innovation    = Confidence + Concentration
                                     = Safety + Speed
                                     = No Compromises
                                     = Vanson

From custom-fit racing suits to the MANX to the SRX to the CSRX to today's MK2-CSRX...the Vanson series of SportRider jackets have a single mission: Performance without compromise. Each handmade jacket is built to one simple standard: being the best there is, period.

The COB2 is built on the basic chassis of the Vanson SportRider family of jackets trim, ergonomic, and with direct lineage from the racetrack. Sleeves biased and rotated slightly forward. Wrist zippers along the inseam, with a competition-racing-suit-style gusset, suede for minimum bulk, but with a reassuring sense of fit and extra grip. Competition license holder on the front windflap. Twin rear exit vents and RamAir Sleeve vents give you cooling airflow for maximum comfort on the hottest days. The patented RamAir Sleeve Vent System makes the outer shell an air scoop around the inner elbow, while the underlying structure prevents the sleeves from ballooning. The three-piece waistband adjusts with leather and Velcro tabs at the sides, and the inner waistband is soft suede to grip your torso. All SportRider jackets feature the three-piece OptiPanel zip-to-pants system, allowing the jacket to be mixed and matched with any SportRider pants - ideal for track days, or fast European-style touring.

The COB2 is an unusual jacket with solid leather sleeves and back, and a ProPerf front, with AirCurtain vents. AirCurtain Vents are a Vanson original patented design, allowing a large airflow area that is fully controllable from the inside using a system of wind- and water-proof inner liners equipped with zipped vent areas.

Internal shaped leather patches reinforce the shell at the elbows and shoulders, where additional protection comes from the patented Vanson Floating Armor System. This system mounts the CE-approved armor in a Velcro and elastic harness, allowing controlled movement inside the leather shell, with the optional backpad suspended from Velcro hangers stitched into the sides of the shoulder seams like backpack straps. Translation: protective armor stays in place while you can comfortably move without being restricted by the jacket and armor.

The conceptual brief for this project has always been that the armor must be retained in the correct position, regardless of the attitude, altitude and speed of the rider. In practice this means that the garment has to fit properly (snugly) and not expand when, for example, vents are opened. The armor has to be imperceptible to the rider, so the rider can move; it has to have a little give, which is why we designed the patented Floating Armor System. When the ventilation is active, the airflow mustn't distort the size and the shape of the garment.

All these are lessons that came out of hard-won roadrace experience.

Available in men's and women's sizes.

  • SIZES...32..34..36..38..40..42..44..46..48..50..52..54..56..58..60..62
  • Size 42 Chest measurement 47.5.... Ease 5.5 inches
  • Nape of neck to wrist 34.5 inches
  • Back Length to bottom of waistband 25 ....Front length 18.75
  • Bottom waistband circumference is adjustable from 35 to 39 inches at sides.
  • Floating armor in the Shoulders
  • standard. Wrist zipper is on the inseam. 3-zip pants attachment system
  • is also standard.
  • pre-curved for the riding position. Front length may seem short when
  • standing upright - but should fall just at top of legs when in the riding
  • position.
  • Download the Fit Chart

BLACK REVOLUTION COMPETITION WEIGHT LEATHER
SOLID BODY WITH PERFORATED LEATHER FRONTS
Full weight 1.4 mm (3.50 to 3.75 oz) competition leather.
Revolution is the leather of choice when you really need
protection on or off the track. We have been making
jackets and racing suits out of this leather for almost
40 years. It works. And it lasts. With minimal care it
lasts a long time. We repair and maintain garments
over 30 years of age regularly. It is as simple as that.
BLACK PERFORATED REVOLUTION COMPETITION WEIGHT LEATHER
Full weight 1.4 mm competition leather is perforated
to allow airflow. Perforations also make the leather
softer and less firm. Revolution is the leather of choice
when you really need protection and abrasion resistance.
PERFORATED leather is used on the front AirCurtain Vents.

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Supreme-Vanson limited edition Leather JacketThe VANSON-SUPREME co-branded relationship conveys a hip urban statement with iconic leather ace-styling that universally portrays a command over speed, masterful skill over risks, and a visual typology that celebrates winning achievement.Original Bartel's Harely-Davidson Performance Racing Team Jacket

SUPREME-VANSON limited edition Leather Jacket is exclusive to SUPREME CLOTHING CO. and is a revival of the VANSON LEATHERS racing suit jackets used by Bartel's Harely-Davidson Performance Racing Team. Each jacket’s graphics echo the legendary Harley Davidson factory flat-track team with lead rider, Jay Springsteen. As a factory Harley rider Springsteen won the American Motorcycling Association’s 1975 rookie of the year and followed with consecutive A.M.A. Grand National Championships (1976, 1977, 1978). His career spanned 30 years, during that time he accumulated 43 Grand National Championship dirt track victories and ranked in the top 10 national riders 23 times!





Our design DNA is integral to every garment produced,
one at a time, by hand, in the U.S.A.



The timeless look of VANSON LEATHERS has defined many classic iconic images of enduring leather garments each tracing back with functional intent and patented design features such as venting, body armor, and abrasion-resistant closures created by VANSON LEATHERS.

Vanson, a U.S. based company has delivered race-proven protection for motorcycle racers and 2-wheeled adventurers throughout the world for over 44-years. Our design DNA is integral to every garment produced, one at a time, by hand, in the 50,000 SF, VANSON headquarters at home in the historic granite mill along the south coast of Fall River, Massachusetts, USA.





The Vanson STAR line...


- Vanson Star Jacket

The VANSON STAR JACKET is the top part of a two-piece suit for American-Flat-Track racing.

Racing flat track is one of the most exciting motorcycle racing art forms, with roots going back over 100 years. Board racing, Wall of Death events, beach racing, and racing on dirt tracks are all early variations of the flat track sport. Dirt tracks for harness racing were common at fairgrounds throughout America. So, what could be more natural than substituting a motorcycle for a horse and having a race? Of the many old forms of racing, flat track continues in more-or-less the same form.

Some things change; today the bikes are tremendously more powerful and faster, speeds of 100+ mph are normal. Some things stay the same; no front brakes, on dirt, handlebars touching, sliding around with a foot down on the track for balance... with a steel shoe on your boot to keep the sole from ripping off. Some people call this an unnecessary risk. We think of it as being heroic in a mundane world.

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- Cobra MK2 Star Jacket

You're a Millennial, you think everybody should get a star...No, wait, you're a real extrovert - you're confident, you want to be noticed - you're OK with delivery drones mistaking you for a waypoint. Here for you is a coat with a red star big enough to see from a spacecraft. It's a contemporary interpretation of the Star jacket, with all the functionality of the Cobra - ventilation from the air-curtain front and ram-air sleeves, armor-ready, with 3-zip attachment to pants, and an adjustable suede waistband. Naturally it accepts the Streamliner vest.

A 1960's-inspired super graphic Vanson logo adds twist and shout to the classic flat-track symbol. And just like the label on a certain quality brand of Scotch, it'll annoy those who like everything in the straight and narrow.

The Cobra Star isn't all show and surface - there are subtle structural differences too - with the big star taking the place of the shoulder seam you get a suppler, more flexible fit, a jacket you can really move around in. And that in its turn just adds to your sense of confidence.

The conceptual design brief for this project has always been that the armor is to stay in the correct position, regardless of the attitude, altitude and speed of the rider. In practice this means that the garment has to fit properly (snugly) and not expand when, for example, vents are opened.

The armor has to be imperceptible to the rider, so that the rider can move; it has to have a little give, which is why we have the patented Floating Armor System. When the ventilation is activated the airflow mustn't distort the size and shape of the garment. All these are lessons that come out of hard-won Road Race experience.

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- Vanson Star Bag



Backstage, in the Gulfstream, on the Harley - this bag is equally at home. It's the STAR BAG. Whatever you're starring in, this bag's for you. (Not that you'd ever use anything so vulgar as a public baggage carousel...but just supposing you did, you could pick it out immediately - no two are alike)

• Star jacket replica bag with race patches
• Detachable shoulder strap
• Brass hardware
• 1 Interior lining open-top wallet pocket
• Cordura lined
• 1 Zip-close front glove pocket

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- Vanson Star Back Pack



Our small Star backpack, lots of internal compartments, room for the essentials, excellent style/size ratio.

• Backpack with Star jacket replica graphics
• Adjustable shoulder straps with solid brass buckle
• 2 Interior zip-close secure wallet pockets
• Credit card holder pockets
• Brushed cotton liner
• 1 Zip-close front glove pocket
• Coil zippers - self-sealing black nylon coil
• Vanson quality leather (of course), and our own solid brass buckles.

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COBRA MK2 SPORTRIDER

COBRA MK2 SPORTRIDER

  • Unique Vanson SportRider with air-curtain + RamAir vents
  • Backpad optional - will accept optional backpad
  • CE approved F.A.S. armor at shoulder + elbow
  • Competition double leather at shoulders and elbows
  • Adjustable Cobra waistband using velcro pull-through tabs
  • Leather lined collar
  • Snap-back mandarin collar
  • 3-way zipper attachment system for Vanson jackets + pants
  • 2 Open mesh lining pockets
  • ProPerf and competition weight steerhide
  • STREAMLINER snaps for streamliner vest attachment
  • Ventilated mesh lining
  • Windtight low-bulk zip close sleeves
  • Black snaps - all parts
  • Patented RamAir sleeve vent system
  • Leather windflap with license pocket
  • Black oxidized metal zippers

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