They may be a relatively new brand for the Australian market, but Enginehawk has been around for a little over two years now. Created by the founders of Ruroc Helmets, they’ve been rattling cages in the motorbike jacket scene.
A British brand with a clear mission to redefine traditional motorcycle wear, with a foundation in safety and a unique community-based approach to R&D, Enginehawk makes an array of jackets, including the Cookies ‘N’ Creme Sniper tested here.
Available in green, with black highlights, this motorcycle jacket features CE armour and looks as good on the bike as it does off it. Much like ordering a Ruroc lid, it’s an internet only shopping experience too. That said, it’s a pretty easy one.
You start by selecting your style and size (there’s a handy sizing guide on the site), and then its simply a case of waiting for your delivery. What’s nice about the process is your order is tracked the whole time, and it even arrives in nice packaging.
The sizing guide worked well for us too, with yours truly ordering an XL. The fit out-of-the-box was pretty spot on. Once you have your jacket in your hot little hands, the first thing you notice is the premium quality of the leather.
It has that nice leather touch and smell you would expect. The zippers feel good too, and are well made. They’re possibly a little too heavy duty but more on that in a moment. Importantly, the jacket feels good on. It looks smart too.
The leather feels supple and soft and gives good flexibility when sitting on the motorcycle, and of course, when riding. Now back to the main zipper, which is one of our only complaints with this jacket.
In no way does it feel cheap or of poor quality, but it does stick a little, especially when new. That issue, in fairness, has lessened over time, and as we have put more riding kilometres on it.
The other downside is ventilation, in certain circumstances. The Cookies ‘N’ Creme Sniper works great in cold and lower temperatures (perfect for winter, spring and autumn), but push the mercury towards 30-degrees Celsius or higher, and it struggles to let the air in.
As we mentioned, this jacket features CE safety components, including approved AA abrasion resistant leather for superior slide protection. There is also CE approved SAS-TEC Triple Flex Level 1 armour fitted in the back, shoulders and elbows.
Storage wise, there are two good sized internal pockets, as well as two external ones for all your necessities while riding. If your not keen on the green, there’s also a Cookies ‘N’ Creme UV in all black and a Cookies ‘N’ Creme in back and white.
Overall, the Enginehawk Cookies ‘N’ Creme Sniper jacket has been an excellent addition to our motorcycling kit. It looks unique and feels good on the bike. It’s available in sizes from Small through to 3XL, subject to availability.
It’s worth noting you can also swap out the existing armour in this jacket, with a discount available on purchasing Rheon units, should you buy the Cookies ‘N’ Creme Sniper. To find out more, and check out the rest of the range, visit www.enginehawk.com.
Our test product was provided by Enginehawk. Exhaust Notes Australia has not been paid to review this product.
Pros – stylish jacket; good safety features; quality fit and finish.
Cons – Can’t try on in-person in Australia; sticky zipper; ventilation in hot temperatures.