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Blue Dingo Motorcycle Apparel – A great Canberra export

By johnboy - 15 July 2008 18

A motorcycling friend of mine (pictured in the slideshow – he’s far too ugly to show his face) has been raving about the riding gear Blue Dingo are making.

Designed here in Canberra he reckons the Snowy II is not only the best motorcycle jacket out there, it’s also one of the cheapest.

It’s certainly got loads of innovative straps and fastenings to customise the fit and you can judge for yourselves how it looks on him. He’s been riding in it for a few months and loves it.

Before the screaming starts let me be very clear that there’s been no payment or consideration made for this article. We just reckon it’s a great product coming out of Canberra, and worth checking out if you’re a rider.

What’s Your opinion?


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18 Responses to
Blue Dingo Motorcycle Apparel – A great Canberra export
jase! 2:07 pm 16 Jul 08

nice automatic assumption that the australian company’s production floor would be a sweatshop. the level of workmanship that I have seen them turn out both on road equipment and race leathers would suggest something more than minimum wage slave driving (cue dim lights and whips etc). the pakistani facility on the otherhand is much more likely to be the sweatshop that you described

I would have thoughts its all important, including where the materials are sourced from, through to the design and manufacture

ant 2:05 pm 16 Jul 08

I know what the helmet is! I just think it’s disgraceful. He could’ve just worn a motorbike helmet or something. Or a bag.

johnboy 1:55 pm 16 Jul 08

jase! said :

don’t you mean a great canberra import?

“Designed in Australia
Made in Pakistan”

there are companies that make motorcycle gear IN australia, just not this one

Personally I think design and head office are more important. Who wants to work in a sweatshop?

jase! 1:54 pm 16 Jul 08

don’t you mean a great canberra import?

“Designed in Australia
Made in Pakistan”

there are companies that make motorcycle gear IN australia, just not this one

Spectra 12:00 pm 16 Jul 08

I’ve also heard excellent things about BD gear – almost makes me wish I was in the market for a jacket right now…

fnaah 9:20 am 16 Jul 08

I know what that helmet is.

I want one! Sold my bike thhough, so don’t really need a jacket. :/

Skidbladnir 9:07 am 16 Jul 08

johnboy said :

Did you read the last par?

Actually I didn’t, I just started my rant after reading the first part.
Sorry, and in future I will save my vitriolage for more deserving targets.
(Like the toilet wall hole)

johnboy 9:00 am 16 Jul 08

Skidbladnir said :

Is this editorial, advert, or a combination of both?

Did you read the last par?

What we can’t ever say anything nice about anyone ever?

Skidbladnir 8:58 am 16 Jul 08

Is this editorial, advert, or a combination of both?

Thumper 8:14 am 16 Jul 08

I could do with a new bike jacket…

Not that I need one, however….

johnboy 6:52 am 16 Jul 08

C’mon people, if you can’t identify that helmet you’re not the nerds I’m looking for.

We are thinking of doing a long term Stiggy style thing with it though, see how we go.

Scott 1:29 am 16 Jul 08

Maybe he’s the lovechild of the STIG (with a bit of Darth Vader perving over the action)?

ant 8:26 pm 15 Jul 08

I bet the apparel is great, but…. what the HELL is that on his head?! argh.

Special G 7:02 pm 15 Jul 08

I have a friend who recently purchased one of these. Looks like the designer definately had the CAnberra climate in mind for the all year rider. Looks great for the winter set up. Some jackets get stinky hot in summer though.

Joe Canberran 6:32 pm 15 Jul 08

Does that helmet meet Australian Standards?

As for the Dingo stuff I know you can get some of it at TJ’s motorcycle shop in Braddon. Any other stockist in Canberra? I like to try on apparel before I buy, I’m a little gun shy of buying directly over the net.

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