Lazyrolling Armored Hoodie Review (1-year)

Lazyrolling has a big range of clothing and I decided to get their Armored Hoodie. Mostly because of the Swedish weather and my usually riding conditions with my Onehweel. I commute with my Pint to work when it’s not raining or snowing. Therefore the jacket would be a bit too much, the hoodie makes it possible to ride up until the high summer in Sweden, which only consists of a couple of weeks (days).

As a dad, I always nowadays ride protected. The Lazyrolling hoodie gives me more protection than I would normally run with the addition of back protection and Kevlar lining for my upper body, this still being easier to put on than my elbow pads. With the added benefits of feeling comfortable and looking great.

I think that the hoodie has really made it easy for everyone to ride padded and still ride with style. Especially for people doing highspeed runs on electric skateboards where the road rash can be really harsh when falling off the board. The only downside is the price, which is on the high side, what you get from Lazyrollings is a premium product with great protection.

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Armored jackets and hoddies have been around in the motorcycle world for a while but nothing until now has been tailor-made for the personal electric transportation world with electric skateboards and Onewheels. This consist of key features on the Lazyrolling like the added thumb holes to keep the sleeves and protection from riding up and the button on the back used to secure the hoodie in your belt loop.

Lazyrolling Armored Hoodie features

I love the minimal effort of just throw on my Armored hoodie by Lazyrolling instead of all the trouble of putting on my elbow guards. It doesn’t even look like I’m wearing protection.

Protection

The Lazyrolling Armored Hoodie offers you the different protection layers of elbow-, shoulder pads and back protection combined with a kevlar lining. Instead of having to worry about all these multiple pieces of protection before your ride, the hoodie has it together all in one piece of comfortable clothing. Depending on the type of pads you decided to put it even be it can even be certified as motorcycle protection with classification EN 17092-4:2020 Class A with the level 2 pads.

I only got the level 1 as that was the only option at the time. Another added benefits of the other type of insert are that they are more flexible and makes the hoodie even more comfortable (nothing that I have had a problem with).

I haven’t fallen in my hoodie so I cant personally describe the protection from a first-hand point of view. Reading up on the reviews, comments and also the crash test videos shows that this thing can take a beating if (when) the day comes and I take a nosedive that I cant run out.

The likelihood that you actually wear safety gear exponentially increases when the gear is comfortable, stylish, and convenient.

Features

Additional features besides the thumbholes and belt loop holder are the ventilation zippers under the arms down the side of the hoodie. These are like most rain jacket on the market and makes it possible to ride even if the weather is nice and sunny. It’s especially effective for us Onewheel riders standing sideways pushing air into the ventilation when riding.

[2021] New for the 2021 collection is the addition of the integrated  RECCO® reflector making you searchable for the rescuers. I a nice feature I don’t have on mine.

Ultimately, the best safety gear is the safety gear that you will consistently wear. It doesn’t matter how great or highly rated a helmet or a set of wrist guards or elbow guards are if you never wear them on rides.

Fit & Comfort and size

The hoodies are sized as a relaxed regular fit, this means that they fit slightly loose like most hoodies are.

I’m 6’1 159lbs (186cm 72kg) with long arms and usually wears a medium in t-shirts to large depending on the arm length. I did check the size chart and even asked Daniel what size to get. They recommended Large but I actually went and bought the Medium first.

The medium hoodie was a snug fit around the body but sadly didn’t work for my arms. After returning it for an exchange I got the Large and it fits nicely. It’s like a regular hoodie and a bit loose. I’m more used to tighter clothing and often wear slim fit because of my body profile, that being said it’s comfortable when you’re riding and it lets air flow around you when you have the ventilation zippers open.

Installing the protection pads

When it comes to installing and removing the pads it’s not that hard as people make it to believe.

To insert hem you need to roll up the pads in order to fit them into the small opening of the mesh pockets. Hardest is to get the back protection in and out, with a little practice, you can do it.

Lazyrolling Armored Hoodie install pads

[2021] The new 2021 collection of clothing has a redesign of the pockets making it a lot easier to install the protective pads.

Build Quality

The Armored Hoodie is really a premium product. You can feel it the first time you hold it in your hands that this is really something, the hoodie is heavy even without the pads installed.

The material is thick, good quality cotton on the outside and the pocket that holds the pads in are still holding up after a year.

It has held up in the washing machine, just remove the pads before.

Lazyrolling Armored Hoodie weight
The weight of the Lazyrolling Armored Hoodie Large with level 1 pads installed. 1621.8g

Customer Service

As I stated above I have had contact with them during both the sizing of my Hoodie and the exchange of the product. My experience with the support at LazyRolling was positive, friendly, and usually a quick response.

I haven’t had any need to contact them with any other support inquire because the product has held up and hasn’t failed me. What I have read from user experience in the community and from other experiences are that they have great customer service, just remember LazyRolling is a small business.

Their operation is only handled by a couple of people, doing the support, website, product management with shipping and receiving. There was a hiccup last year with covid and delayed shipment combined with a large number of orders. Since then they have increased their staff. As I said I haven’t had any problems.

The verdict

It should not come as a surprise that I really like my hoodie from Lazyrolling after a year and I use it on a daily basis when the weather is nice and not too hot. This armored hoodie is great but after a hot summer yes it can get hot in warmer weather and I actually didn’t use it on the hottest days. Their vents make a lot of difference but if you live in a hotter climate I would actually take a look at their Performance Hoodie.

I have heard complaints about the high price of the Lazyrolling hoodie and that it may put some people off. I think you should account for the protective gear you get as well as the high-quality hoodie the price is more than reasonable. You can even get $20 off by using my affiliate code FALLMAN.

You can get it with preinstalled pads for an extra $10, I don’t think you need to do it and you should save your money. I rather use the money and opt-in and get the Level 2 pads instead.

I ride padded to be a role model for my son and not to lose any time from work because of a stupid accident. A hoodie is a lot cheaper than a trip to the emergency room or the time lost from work.

I recommended anyone to get the Lazyrolling Armored Hoodie or any of their other collection to ride protected. Now they also got a totally black reflective series that looks really interesting.

Use the code FALLMAN to get $20 off.

If you want to know the other gear I use check the protective gear list that I use when I ride or commute.

Lazyrolling 2021 Collection

What is an armored hoodie?

An armored hoodie is a hoodie with kevlar lining to protect against road rash and usually added protections for elbows, shoulders and the back. The best from soft functional protective clothing combined with style with a regular fit to wear a t-shirt underneath.

Are Armoured hoodies any good?

Armoured hoodies are a great way to make sure you’re protected on shorter trips or the weather is warm. They include a Kevlar lining to protect against road rash and added protections for elbows, shoulders and the back, including EN 17092-4:2020 Class A classification.

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