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17th May 2017

A page from an early IXS catalogue

Hello and welcome to Alex's Blog. Often, I tell you about lots of great deals we have, which I will still do, but I often refer to the brands we stock and I realised I have never actually gone in to any real detail about these brands. So I am going to do a few blogs coming up giving you a bit of history behind the brands we stock starting with IXS.

The family bicycle and motorcycle workshop in the early 1900'sThe Shop where the IXS Story all started

J&S Accessories Ltd have stocked IXS for many years now. This is a Swiss family owned company based in Luzerne in Switzerland. As part of the Hostettler Group this started out as a simple bicycle and motorcycle workshop in 1906 and has grown into a diverse company with 12 innovative subsidiaries and more than 500 employees.

The workshop in the 1930'sThe workshop in the 1930's

A 1980's IXS ad

Acquisition of the general importer of Yamaha motorcycles in 1968 was a big step in the corporate history that spans more than one century. Only four years later, Hostettler Autotechnik AG was founded. The company Intercycle, active in the bicycle sector, followed in 1979, the motorcycle clothing brand iXS MOTORCYCLE FASHION in 1979, and Hostettler Motoren AG in 1987.

The IXS Motorcycle Fashion brand is the part of Hostettler that we have a great partnership with. For well over twenty years J&S have stocked IXS clothing. The renowned Swiss quality of IXS clothing, as well as the diversity and depth of stock have made this brand a huge favourite with our customers. As time has gone on their range has varied from men's leathers and textiles to women's clothing, children's, motocross, helmets, gloves etc.

Page from an early IXS CatalogueA page from an early IXS Catalogue

When you go in to a J&S Accessories Ltd store you will see that IXS is a core staple of our stock. It is a significant prescence throughout every department in store and this is because of the quality and the popularity of this best-selling brand over the years – which still continues to this day.

With this in mind I thought I would showcase some great IXS deals for you:

IXS Air Jet Gore-Tex Boots IXS Air Jet Gore-Tex Boots Now reduced to £159.99 these are waterproof and breathable and fully CE approved.

IXS Elena ladies BootsIXS Elena ladies Boots A popular ladies boot which are designed for protect whilst also being versatile enough to look like a fashion boot.

IXS Carbon Mesh 3 GlovesIXS Carbon Mesh 3 Gloves Mesh gloves made of highly durable goatskin and leather with textile mix. These are CE approved.

IXS Cube Gloves Black WhiteIXS Cube Gloves Black White A short racing glove made from Goatskin and leather. Very popular.

IXS Gharial Pro Back ProtectorIXS Gharial Pro Back Protector CE approved back protector for only £34.99 reduced from £99.99.

IXS Eveline JacketIXS Eveline Jacket A 100% waterproof jacket with a thermal liner and CE approved armour - the fit on this for women is fantastic as this is adjustable in all the right places. Zips to trousers to avoid wind chill and full closure at the cuffs to ensure a warm and snug fit.

IXS Nemesis JacketIXS Nemesis Jacket A 100% waterproof jacket constructed from 500D AIRGUARD and 630D DYNAX with CE approved armour throughout. This also offer a removable thermal liner and adjustability throughout for the perfect fit as well as reflective detailing for added visibility.

IXS Parka JacketIXS Parka Jacket A casual looking jacket with hidden protection that won't look out of place on the high street. The armous is easily removable to be worn as a normal jacket and is waterproof with a hood. Ideal for the British summer! This is now reduced from £169.99 to only £89.99.

IXS Tengai TrousersIXS Tengai Trousers Made from 600D & 300D polyoxford and 500D AIRGUARD with a SoltoTEX lining membrane with water barrier, removable thermo lining, 2 pockets and CE approved armour at the knees.

IXS Anna ladies TrousersIXS Anna ladies Trousers Ladies trousers with a fantastic (and flattering fit) these are constructed from 500D Airguard and 330D Taslan and feature SoltoTex lining membrane with water barrier, removable Cynic thermo lining, 2 pockets, CE approved armour at the knees (height adjustable) connection zip to jackets and subtle reflective detailing for added visibility.

Until next time, stay safe.