sportbike jacket guide

Entry-Level

Priced under $300.

Mid-Range

Priced $300 - $500.

Upper bicep vent on the sleeve

High-End

Priced $500+.

REV’IT! Quantum 2 Pro Air Jacket

Key Specs

• Combined AR600 textile and AR400 super stretch-fit frame

• 2 zippered hand warmer pockets.

• Internal stash pocket

• Speed Zip controlled ventilation

• Lockdown waist adjusters

• Molded Strong Arm sleeve adjusters

• Belt loops for pant attachment

• YKK main zipper opening

• Microfiber-lined collar and cuffs

• Reflective trim

• Face shield pocket

Protection & Safety

• Removable Vault CE Level 2 approved shoulder and elbow protectors

• Removable Vault CE Level 1 approved back protector

REV'IT Eclipse

Key Specs

• Polyester 600D mesh outer shell

• Available in five colors

Overview Video

RevZilla has done an excellent job showcasing the Eclipse jacket. Watch the video here.

Key Specs

• Combined Hitena, Rock Tex 600, and Free Air mesh hybrid outer shell

• Full Flex system

• YKK zippers throughout

• Sure Fit™ 6-point custom adjustment system

• Snap loops for attaching jacket to belt

• 8” rear zipper for pant attachment

• Removable insulated vest liner

• Reflective sleeve panels & back stripe

Protection & Safety

• Externally accessible CE approved armor in shoulders and elbows

• Removable spine armor

• Well placed reflective material make sure you are as visible as possible to the cagers on the road.

Dainese Super Rider D-Dry

Key Specs

• Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 standard

• Aluminum inserts on the shoulders

• Removable light thermal liner with breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane

• Mugello fabric – think of it as space-age stretch material that is oil and water repellent

In-Depth Review

Ride With Rahul has a great review video on this jacket – be sure to give it a watch.

Alpinestars GP Plus R V3 Airflow

Key Specs

• Premium 1.3mm bovine leather construction

• Localized perforations for improved ventilation

• High Resistant Stretch Fabric (HRSF) strategically positioned for comfort

• Included Nucleon Flex Plus CE Level 1 armor on shoulder and elbow

• Pockets for optional Nucleon KR-Ci chest and back protectors (sold separately)

• Accordion leather stretch panels on back and shoulder

• HRSF polyamide stretch material on sleeves for an optimized fit mobility

• Waist adjustment

• Low profile collar with soft edging and 3D mesh liner

• Two zippered hand pockets and two inner pockets

• Inner waterproof document pocket

• Zippered ventilation for improved airflow

• Reflective inserts

• Meets CE Category II PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 – AA class for protective riding garments

Protection & Safety

• CE Cat II PPE AA certification means that this jacket is only one step below international race-grade certification, and is track approved for North America

• Nucleon Flex Armor is super lightweight as well as able to take enormous impacts and distribute that force effectively

• Chest and back protector pockets allow for you to bring this jacket to full race spec with optional armor

• 1.3mm cowhide is highly abrasion resistant and can survive slides from high speeds.

Sedici Corsa Perforated Leather Jacket

Key Specs

• 1.1mm-1.3mm race-grade cowhide construction

• Double and triple safety stitching with an aggressive sport fit

• Localized perforation at shoulders chest, torso, and back for maximum airflow

• Aramid reinforcement at forearms and elbows

• Neoprene and Amara suede inner collar for comfort

• Pro racing-derived printed logos and graphics keep weight to a minimum and keeps leather flexible

• CE level 2 certified armor at elbow and shoulders

• Pocket to add CE back protector (sold separately)

• Moisture-wicking anti-microbial mesh liner with 3D air mesh panels

• Vented ergonomic shoulder protector with leather insert

• Reinforced 4-way stretch inserts at arms and chest

• 2-piece ergonomic TPU elbow protector with replaceable low friction polyurethane slider

• Tapered neoprene wrist cuff with auto-locking YKK zipper

• Elasticated leather stretch panels at the shoulders, upper arms, and elbows to reduce fatigue

• Short and full connection zipper to attach to leather riding pant to form 2-piece suit

• Dual adjusters at hips

• Reflective details

• YKK zippers used throughout

Protection & Safety

• Race grade cowhide is designed to survive slides at speeds over 160 MPH

• Removable PU pucks on the elbows give you both track day slide protection, and everyday comfort when removed

• CE Level II armor for elbows and shoulders

• Aramid (Kevlar) reinforced lining for forearms and elbows, the most likely slide and tumble zones for the upper body on a track

Key Specs

• DFS armor delivers optimal resistance against impacts and abrasion, and offers exceptional friction control.

• HRSF stretch inserts for optimal abrasion resistance while ensuring enhanced freedom of movement.

• Dedicated ‘Ignition’ graphic for a striking racing-inspired aesthetic.

• Sport fit – highly pre-curved body and arms for enhanced performance.

• Premium bovine leather for superior abrasion resistance.

• Chest compartments can accommodate the Nucleon chest inserts (available as an accessory upgrade).

• Back compartment can accommodate the Nucleon back inserts (available as an accessory upgrade).

• Snap connection system allows integration of the CE-certified Nucleon Race Back protector.

Protection & Safety

• Protective and comfortable Nucleon Flex Pro armor is highly flexible and breathable and has a thin profile for optimum rider comfort.

• According to European statutory law, the CE mark is a conformity requirement for the marketing of this product.

• Fully CE-certified riding garment to CE – Category II prEN17092 standards – AAA class.

dainese avro 4

Key Specs

• Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 standard on elbows

• Pocket for optional G1 or G2 back protector (sold separately)

• Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Standard on shoulders

• Thermoformed shoulders with interchangeable aluminum plates

• S1 bi-elastic fabric

• Tutu cowhide leather

• Removable thermal liner that can be used separately

• Reflective inserts

Video Review

Have a look at the RevZilla overview video for more details.

REV’IT! Quantum 2 Pro Air Jacket

Key Specs

• Fit: race fit | tight

• Adjustability: adjustment strap

• Ventilation: ventilation panels | partly perforated outer shell

• Features: comfort cuffs | jeans loop | short and long connection zipper | comfort collar | speed hump | stretch fabric | stretch lips

• Pockets: inner pockets | slit pocket

Protection & Safety

• SEEFLEX™ Level 2 CE protection

• Dual compound protective parts at shoulders

• Safety seams

• TPU protection at shoulder

• Prepared for Divided Chest Protector SEESOFT™ CE-level 1 (sold separately)

• Prepared for SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 back protector insert – Type RV (sold separately)

• Type RV / Size 03 fits 46-48

• Type RV / Size 04 fits 50-54

• Type RV / Size 05 fits 56-58

• Visibility: laminated reflection | laminated reflective logo