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Retro Leather Heaven Super-supple leather, perfect fit, retro cool styling right down to the antiqued YKK zippers. Includes Knox elbow and shoulder armor and an optional Knox Level 2 back protector. Bottom line?  The Montana jacket is a winner! A couple of years ago, British Motorcycle Gear (aka BMG) decided to move forward with their own line of …

AGV Sport Aero Sport 2 Jacket Review Very good quality open weave mesh jacket with hefty-feeling armor and excellent air flow. Mesh motorcycle clothing has evolved dramatically since it first arrived on the scene about 10 years ago. The first mesh jackets were made with an open weave textile fabric and they usually had a …

REV’IT! “Air” Mesh Jacket Review The Rev’it Air jacket is new for 2008. It’s designed for hot weather riding and it offers sophisticated styling with high levels of air flow with Rev’it quality and a competitive price. The Rev’it Air jacket is new for 2008 and it’s the lightest weight hot weather jacket in the Rev’it …

Icon Strongarm 13 Jacket Review The Icon Strongarm 13 is a very cool “custom” jacket. It has over-the-top staying but it’s actually very comfortable, includes vents and even armor! Don’t get scared guys — the Strongarm 13 really is a men’s jacket, but #13 was lucky for me. The jacket wasn’t supposed to be mine, but …

The Ultra Mesh 3/4-Length Jacket The new REV’IT! Sirocco may just be the “perfect” hot weather riding jacket. It offers excellent air flow, light weight, soft and comfortable (but protective) fabric and great styling. But even the Sirocco was designed for the heat, it’s also one of the most versatile motorcycle jackets available. It should …

One of the Best Gets an Update The REV’IT! Cayenne Pro has a few subtle but significant changes to the original REV’IT! Cayenne jacket (review). The changes were prompted by the input from Cayenne jacket owners. This has made the Cayenne Pro one of the most versatile, highest quality motorcycle jackets available. Here it is, almost the end …

Rynus Charisma Motorcycle Jacket Review I covered the Rynus Ruah jacket in part one of this three-part series on Rynus motorcycle clothing. I’m not sure why I decided to write about the Ruah first, when the Charisma is the “top-of-the-line” Rynus jacket, but no matter. Rynus also makes the “Genesis” jacket, and it holds the number three …

Rynus Ruah Motorcycle Jacket Review I’ll have to confess that I don’t know much at all about Rynus clothing, other than “Rynus” must have something to do with the word “Rhino” — the clue is the stylized Rhinoceros logo that appears on their clothing. A Rhinoceros, when you think about it, is probably a good …

SHIFT Streetfighter Jacket   Summary Comfortable jacket for street or touring is adaptable to a wide variety of weather conditions. Good looks and relatively low price make it a bargain. Background Buddha stopped answering the 14 questions, and I long ago stopped answering this one: “What’s the best four-season motorcycle jacket?”. That quest is something …

SHIFT Streetfighter SS Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket Comfortable jacket for street or touring is adaptable to a wide variety of weather conditions. Good looks and relatively low price make it a bargain. Buddha stopped answering the 14 questions, and I long ago stopped answering this one: “What’s the best four-season motorcycle jacket?”. That quest is something akin to …

Teknic Freestyle Jacket Great-looking short jacket with external armor that is also a design feature.  Relatively light weight nylon shell makes this a jacket for warmer weather.  It has a number of zippered vents on the outside, but permanently attached internal liner prevents most of the air from getting through. Teknic is known for its …

First All-Mesh 3/4-Length Jacket Announced February 19, 2008: REV’IT! will also be introducing the Sirocco (alt: Scirocco) jacket in 2008. The Sirocco is designed for warm weather, and since we get more visitor email about good warm weather clothing than we do about cold weather clothing, I’m betting that this jacket will be a big hit. The …

Firstgear Rainier Jacket Review The Firstgear Rainier 3/4-length jacket has high-quality construction. It also has sophisticated styling and good looks. The TPG “system” includes a comfortable liner that can be worn as a windbreaker. The base layer is optional and costs extra, however. Collar has very limited adjustment. Surprising absence of front placket wind barrier under …

Joe Rocket Ballistic 7.0 Jacket The Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket is this year’s perfect 3/4-length jacket for temperatures ranging from approximately 45 to 80 F (7 to 27 C). It’s light weight, very comfortable and fits like a glove. It also looks great, claimed waterproof, decent armor, good venting, loaded with innovate features…and the price …

Aqua Leopard Skin! WOW! What can I say, other than the Cortech LNX is not your typical women’s motorcycle jacket. Let me start with a couple of confessions: I just started riding motorcycles (as a passenger ONLY). What is my other confession? I am addicted to fashion. I love clothes, especially clothes that look like …

Women’s Joe Rocket Lotus Textile Jacket As I pulled this jacket out of the box, I have to admit, my expectations were not high. I had just reviewed the trendy Cortech LNX Leopard print leather jacket and I did not think that the Lotus jacket could measure up. Boy, was I surprised! This jacket looks just as …

SHIFT Dyer Jacket and Havoc Pants The best of both worlds?  The leather should provide good abrasion protection and the textile provides good air flow.  Comfort and good looks at a reasonable price. Believe it or not, there’s an urban legend — maybe one of the first? — that’s over 100 years old and still …

The Latest Joe Rocket Phoenix Outfit for Summer The Joe Rocket Phoenix mesh outfit is reasonably priced. The jacket fits well and it flows a lot of air. It is also an improvement over the original Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket. But the fit of the pants is a problem and they’re not as well ventilated. …

Buttery French Leather From Furygan The Furygan “Fighter” is a high-quality leather jacket with a wonderful hand. It’s also instantly comfortable. Just be sure to confirm your correct size before purchasing. It’s good to see Furygan gear finally sold in the U.S.A.! Hmmmm…I know I’ve seen this jacket before — but where? Then it hit me — Ago! Yep, …

Reasonably Priced 3/4-Length Jacket It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the more mature Firstgear Kilimanjaro or Denali jackets. But the Firstgear Jaunt jacket is a good choice for many reasons. That includes climates where sudden weather change is the norm, or for three to four season riding. The Firstgear Jaunt jacket is …

BMG Zodiac Jacket Lightweight jacket with chameleon styling works with anything from cruisers to Adventure Tourers. Includes six zippered vents, nice array of armor and a comfy but stylish fit. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when British Motorcycle Gear suggested the Zodiac jacket as a warm weather alternative to mesh. After all, mesh jackets have become …

M2R Made2Race Rally Cross EVO Motorcycle Jacket The M2R Rally Cross EVO is a very comfortable jacket with some interesting features including built-in pockets for a water bladder; removable arms and a 3-way front zipper arrangement that effectively blocks cold air. Slowly but surely, “Enduro” styled Adventure Touring gear is catching on. This parallels the …

BMG Challenger Jacket I’ll admit it: I’m a Belstaff fan and have been for a number of years. Belstaff was the “It” brand back in the day…I’m talking about the way, way back, when engineer boots, jeans and a thrift store leather jacket were all we had. Yep — add a pair of leather garden gloves and …

Roadgear’s Touring Jacket The onset of winter has rekindled my interest in 3/4 length motorcycle jackets. Besides their good looks, they provide the right amount of coverage for cool weather. And when they’re designed correctly, a garment of this length is probably about as close as one can get to that mythical “all season” motorcycle …

Fieldsheer High-Temp Jacket and Pants Review I was hoping to get this review out of the way several weeks ago, back when the weather was at its most sultry. Now that September has arrived with its promise of cooler temperatures, I figured we’d better get this done before it’s too late. If this Fieldsheer jacket …

Olympia AST Jacket Review Do you find yourself browsing through the racks of gear at bike shops to check out the latest riding apparel? Maybe you’re like me, with a collection of riding jackets filling the closets throughout the house. Each one is designed to cope with a narrow range of weather conditions, but I never seem …

Barbour International Jacket Review It doesn’t get more classic or retro than this, folks. You’re looking at the Barbour International, which has been in production just as you see it here since — get this — 1936! And since what’s old is new again in our Retro is Golden age, the International is now red hot. The Barbour …

Belstaff “Mercury” Jacket Much has been written on this and many other sites about “The Quest for the Holy…..” err, sorry…. the “Perfect Jacket” — the one that does everything well, all the time. While we’d hate to pre-empt anything that Monty Python may come up with on this subject, we may have an answer to …

Alpinestars T-Stunt 2 Jacket It must be summer in the Northern Hemisphere. How can we tell? The volume of email requesting reviews of mesh jackets and other hot-weather riding apparel has been on the rise. Just for the record, we’ve reviewed tons of hot weather motorcycle riding apparel over the years. So if you’re looking to stay …

Schott Horsehide Café Racer Jacket Model 6141H Schott has a place in motorcycle heritage. It has been built upon years of greatly respected American-made products, the most storied of all being the Perfecto jacket. There have been many styles of Perfectos over the years, but one of the most popular jackets in their current line …

Rev’it Airforce Mesh Jacket Airforce monta iyi uyacağını düşündüğümüz Rev’it Challenge fileli pantolon ve Solar fileli eldivenincelemelerimize de bakın Bizim buralarda yaz yaklaşıyor, demek ki 2006’nın en yeni file motosiklet malzemelerine göz atmanın tam sırası. Fileli motosiklet kıyafetleri henüz üç yıl kadar önce ortaya çıktı ve gerek ürünler gerekse kullanılan teknoloji her yıl biraz daha evrimleşiyor gibi. İlk …

REV’IT! Airforce Mesh Jacket Review Summer weather is just around the corner in this part of the world, meaning that it’s a good time to take a look at the latest in mesh motorcycle apparel for 2006. Mesh motorcycle apparel has only been available for about 3 years or so, and each year seems to bring …

Triumph Romero Jacket and Triumph Classic Jeans II We’ve come a long way from the days when a typical motorcycle shop was a dingy backwater garage crowded with grimy bikes. Although motorcycle manufacturers have caught on to modern marketing techniques, they still don’t always get it, in my opinion.  But that’s another story for another …

Clover “Beverly” Women’s Motorcycle Jacket Review Clover may seem like a strange brand name for a motorcycle clothing manufacturer. It’s not clear how the name originated, but I’m told by my Italian speaking friends that “clover” in Italian means…clover in English. I’m not sure what that tells us, but I do know that this Clover …

Belstaff Trialmaster Jacket This is it, folks – get ’em while you can. It’s the end of the ride for the very famous Belstaff Trialmaster jacket (which is also sometimes erroneously referred to as the Belstaff Trailmaster). We’ve been told that Belstaff has discontinued the manufacture of the Trialmaster waxed cotton jacket and pants and they are …

Tourmaster “Advanced” Jacket Review I have a confession to make. With dozens of textile and leather motorcycle jackets, pants and every other type of motorcycle gear on the planet to choose from, my most frequently used article of clothing is an old pair of Tourmaster pants. Those pants were one of the first items reviewed on …

New REV’IT! Cayenne Adventure Jacket The REV’IT! Cayenne jacket is the perfect compliment to the REV’IT!! Ultimate pants (review). It has dual removable liners; one is waterproof and one is an insulating liner. It also includes Knox CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor. Large elastic panels in waist provide adjustment. The outer shell is also mesh lined. …

BikeSeen Fluorescent Blouson Over-Jacket Next time you see an advertisement for a motorcycle rain suit, check out the color. Chances are it will be black or some dark shade of green or gray. This has always been a source of amazement to me. Because if I’m riding in the rain (an admittedly rare occurrence if …

Olympia Moto Sports Recon Transformer Jacket & Pants Let’s see — we have riding outfits specifically designed for hot weather and for cold weather.  Then we have leather outfits for track days. Dirt riding?  Back road scratching?  Cruising?  Rain? Yep, got ’em all covered with separate ensembles. I’ve long ago given up on finding the …

Joe Rocket Blaster 2.0 Jacket Review The Joe Rocket Blaster perforated leather jacket is relatively inexpensive. It also mates to all current Joe Rocket pants. But the loose sleeve cuff zippers don’t stay put and the leather feels a bit stiff. It’s comfortable and flows lots of air, so it’s a good replacement for a …