Cortech LNX Women's Jacket
by Kim C. for webBikeWorld.com
2007 Motorcycle Product of the Year award for
Women's Motorcycle Clothing!
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WOW! What can I say – the Cortech
LNX Leather Jacket is not your typical women’s
Let me start with a couple of
confessions; I just started riding motorcycles (as a
What is my other confession? I am
addicted to fashion. I love clothes, especially
clothes that look like they are made for my body.
Who would have thought that a whole new world of fashion
would open up before me? Does this mean I am a
It is obvious before even putting the
jacket on that was designed specifically to fit a
The jacket is contoured to be
figure-flattering and is shown here in a Ladies XS (Size
6) Leopard and White print. An added touch of
femininity is the mandarin collar.
Animal prints are not my typical style;
however, I just love this pattern! Unfortunately,
pictures do not do this jacket justice. Most
leopard prints used in fashion tend to follow nature and
are brown spots outlined in black. Cortech has
added some zing to the traditional color scheme with its
own interpretation of a leopard print, using a light
caramel color outlined in vibrant medium blue.
In my opinion, the jacket runs on the
small side, especially with the liner attached. I
typically wear a ladies size 4 or Small. Even if a
smaller size was offered, size 6 seems about right for
me. When I take out the liner, the jacket becomes
The leather on the Cortech LNX jacket
varies in texture from the white to the leopard print.
The texture of the white leather is thicker and appears
to be more durable, while the leather with the leopard
print is somewhat softer and more supple. The
white leather down the arms is perforated, with the
leopard print leather used for the gussets.
Inspection of the jacket reveals a well constructed
product with solid seams and straight hems.
Other features include zippered closures
at the wrists, two zippered pockets that lay flat and
accordion-style leopard print articulating panels at the
shoulders and waist to better individualize the fit.
In addition to the leather construction,
the jacket has thick removable CE-approved armor at the
shoulders and elbows. It was easy to remove and
reinsert the armor in the Velcro sealed pockets.
Cortech also added an unexpected feature in a removable
back protector as an extra safeguard.
As noted above, the jacket has a
removable insulated liner that easily zips in and out.
Two buttons on each sleeve attach the liner to the
jacket at the cuffs. And here's a bonus: the liner
has removable sleeves so that the it can be worn as a
The jacket is well vented under the arms
and it includes a large 10 inch vent on the back, near
the neck. Also, the two zippered vertical pockets
in the front double as vents. All of the zippers
are YKK stainless steel and not Nylon.
A permanently attached mesh liner that
continues down the sleeves adds to the jacket’s
breatheability factor. On a fairly warm day in
early fall, the vents definitely improved my comfort
Quality construction is evident in some
of the less obvious places. At the top of the
jacket just below the mandarin collar and on both
sleeves at the wrists are nice detail flaps with Cortech
signature metal snaps. The Cortech logo is
tastefully embossed on the front-left panel near the
bottom of the jacket. The front zipper also has a
Cortech zipper pull for an added touch of style.
The Cortech LNX jacket is made from
Grade A Aniline drum dyed leather, claimed to run about
1.2 to 1.3 mm thick. It is stitched together with
high strength bonded Nylon thread. Other details
include 3M Scotchlite reflective piping and both a full
circumference and 8” zipper in the jacket, which enables
the jacket to connect to a pair of women's Cortech
The Cortech LNX women's jacket was
released at the 2007 Powersports Dealer Expo, and the
leopard print version is becoming scarce, as Cortech
(Tour Master) may be planning on an update for 2008.
The LNX retails for approximately
$200.00 which is, in my opinion, a great price for the
blend of style, comfort and protection this jacket
affords. If leopard print is not your taste, the
LNX is also available in black, pink/white, and
blue/white. Pair this jacket with some nice
form-fitting jeans or leather pants and you can expect
to see heads turn!
LNX Jacket - wBW
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Review: Cortech LNX Women's Motorcycle Jacket
From: Motorcycle Gear
Retail Price: $199.00
|Colors: Leopard print,
blue/white, pink/white, black
Comments: Get one soon; the 2007 LNX is apparently becoming
scarce! New Enough
has some left on closeout for $139.00. Sizes available are XS to XL and Plus Large.
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"I wanted the LNX jacket but was dragging my feet,
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93 year old driver!). But your review convinced me to go ahead rather than risk
missing out on it.
It looks fabulous on and looks top quality. I can hardly wait
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From "P.L.": "I had just read the review of the LNX jacket
and then happened to see one at my friend's shop in the Leopard skin pattern by
coincidence so I bought it, it was on sale for $159.99, which I agree is a
One thing that wasn't said is that the combination of the
pattern with the white in front and back is a good way to make me look like I
lost 10 lbs.! I think the review is accurate as to this jacket. I do
wonder if the leather will get softer over time, it is kind of stiff. I'm
not sure about the way it's sewn together, but it is a great jacket for the