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Polo “Drive” PT-P Bahiro Jacket The Bahiro jacket from German manufacturer Polo is a real all-rounder. It’s warm and waterproof for winter and vented for summer. It’s suitable for touring or commuting, and not bad-looking either. A discussion of warm, waterproof winter wear on my bike club’s mailing-list indicates the changing season as reliably as …

wBW First Look: 2010 REV’IT! “Sand” Jacket The REV’IT! Sand jacket is a replacement for the REV’IT! Off-Track jacket (review). That one was reviewed a couple of years ago and it slips in just under the top-of-the-line REV’IT! Cayenne Pro (review) jacket. The Off-Track was originally designed as more of a street version of the also-popular Cayenne Pro. The Off-Track didn’t have …

An Alternative Firstgear TPG Jacket. Firstgear quality has improved dramatically over the past several years. The Teton jacket and Escape pants are proof. The jacket has many useful features. And with the optional Firstgear TPG “Basegear” layers and the included zip-out liner, this is a true all-around system. The liner is exceptionally comfortable and stylish …

Bargain of the Year Jacket Could this be the Bargain of the Year for 2009? The Fieldsheer Aqua Tour is comfortable and water resistant. It also comes in an extended size range including tall lengths. And last but not least, it looks great and it’s priced to sell! It’s that time again! Cool weather in the …

SHIFT Triton SS Waterproof Jacket Review Comfortable 3+ season jacket isn’t quite 100% waterproof in heavy rain, but it has a modest price, so the value equation is there, a hallmark of the Shift brand. This started out as a waterproof jacket series, but as Rick described in the Firstgear Teton jacket review, manufacturers may be …

Icon Hooligan 54 Women’s Jacket Review The Icon Hooligan 54 is a fun — even a little flashy — women’s mesh jacket for hot days on the bike. An insulated, water-resistant liner warms it up for versatility, and CE-approved elbow and shoulder armor are necessities in case of the unexpected. I think leather offers the …

Joe Rocket Jet Set Jacket Review A well-constructed, stylish leather jacket with elbow and shoulder protection for the fashion-conscious rider. Cut specifically for a woman’s body, the Joe Rocket Jet Set Jacket also has adjustability through the waist for a custom fit. The Variable Flow ventilation system and a removable insulated vest provide flexibility for …

MotoGP “Grid” Jacket Review A good looking, versatile riding jacket that is built to last. MotoGP Apparel — you see adverts for it now and then… But they don’t seem to have as much of a marketing push as many of the big names like Joe Rocket, Fieldsheer and Scorpion (yep, I think they’re a …

Shift Avenger Jacket Review Comfortable jacket works surprisingly well in warm weather. The wild “Rasta” colors are also highly visible and the jacket is available with several other unique graphic patterns. If you’re a smaller motorcycle clothing manufacturer competing with the big guys, what do you do?  Don’t follow — lead! It’s a story that has been …

Tourmaster Epic Jacket Review The Tourmaster Epic is an excellent choice for an inexpensive, all-weather, all-season 3/4-length jacket. The Tourmaster “Epic” jacket is the latest and greatest all-out, multi-season, full-blown, all-singing-and-dancing 3/4-length jacket currently occupying the top spot in the Tourmaster product line. Like most Tourmaster products, this one is a heckuva bargain at a …

Rev’it! Dragon Jacket Who’s wearing 3/4-length jackets? Anyone?? We’ve had several very nice examples, all in pristine condition, up for grabs in the webBikeWorld garage sale, but no takers. I can’t remember the last time we received an email about a 3/4-length jacket. And I no longer see many 3/4-length jackets on the street. All of which leads me to …

Tourmaster Transition Series 2 Jacket The Tourmaster Transition Series 2 is an excellent all-around, medium-weight 3/4-length jacket. It will work in the majority of riding conditions that anyone but a hard-core Adventure Touring rider might encounter. These multi-part reviews aren’t easy! It’s difficult enough to run the full webBikeWorld detailed evaluation on one product, a …

Scorpion XDR “Commander” Jacket Review The Scorpion XDR Commander has a feature list as long as your arm. It also has slick styling and an expanded size range all at a reasonable price. This makes the Scorpion XDR Commander a top choice in a 3/4-length jacket. 2008 will go down as the Year of the 3/4-length Jacket. Suddenly, motorcycle …

Hard Core for Cold Weather The Discovery jacket is designed for riding in harsh weather. It’s a waterproof, no-nonsense touring jacket with many features, including a wrap-around skirt under the hem with a unique attachment strap to block cold air, all at a bargain price for this type of jacket. If you didn’t know any …

Ixon Children’s Motorcycle Jacket Ixon is one of the few manufacturers who have addressed the need for children’s motorcycle clothing. Their children’s motorcycle clothing line is pretty small, if you’ll pardon the pun.  It consists of the Los Angeles jacket for boys and the very unfortunately named “Lolita” jacket for girls. They also make two …

Ixon “Courageous” Jacket Review For those who like the simple approach, the Courageous is a no-frills waterproof jacket with retro styling, armor, back padding and a comfortable insulating liner. Ixon motorcycle clothing and products are distributed in many regions of the world and the brand is very well known in Europe.  There’s an Ixon distributor …

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 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 …