Carrying your helmet around with you can be a pain, but the Ulka Gear motorcycle jacket transforms into a handy backpack that also holds your lid, gloves, goggles and more!
These Indian-made jackets come in a Hakkit Forever touring and Hakkit V2 city version, both suitable for the hot Indian climate.
Prices are quoted in Indian rupee and translate to about $A170 to $A210 plus postage.
Ulka Gear is the brainchild of company founder and former national circuit racer and trainer Shahnawaz Karim.
“When hitting the open roads, the biker’s gears including helmet, jackets etc. is of paramount significance thus offering maximum functionality,” he says in the official press release.
“I understand the pulse of the motorcycle bikers and aim to provide with a motorcycling experience.
“We designed a convertible jacket which has weathered the test of time and aim to become one of the most iconic items of clothing for motorcyclist.
“I am optimistic that we would emerge in times to come as India’s most efficient rider’s apparel brand and global brand to reckon with.”
The handy Ulka gear jackets are available in different sizes from XS to 3XL and they say they are unisex with an adjustable waist.
Other features include CE-approved back, shoulder and elbow armour and abrasion-resistant Cordura material.
If you are riding in the rain, the pockets are “water-resistant” which is not the same as waterproof but there is a waterproof rain cover you can wear over the jacket. U can also wear it inside for warmth.
Hakkit Forever also has a pocket on the left forearm for your mobile phone.