Abrasion resistant mesh design keeps you cool in the hottest conditions.
Anatomically fitted for the riding position.
Formed PE armor in the shoulders, elbows and back.
High visibility reflective piping for added safety.
HYDRAGUARD – water/wind resistant removable liner is great for the occasional rain shower, or perfect windbreaker for cool mornings or evenings 3-step adjustable sleeve volume control, helps keep your armor in just the right place.
Zippered wrist cuff enclosure with security snap.
Dual Velcro adjustable waist straps provide a custom fit.
2 zippered hand pockets, 1 zippered chest pocket and 1 Velcro chest pocket.
Dual, full length side expanders for customized fit.
I wore this jacket out of the warehouse store today and headed directly into the Utah mountains for a 200 mile loop with twisty roads and really hot weather. It's good looking and does what I need it for: Sun protection, breathability, and crash protection. The jacket was AWESOME!
If you are the person who has been riding with only a t-shirt and want to wear something with a little bit more protection and not break the bank, this jacket is for you. If you are not but ride in really hot weather and just want something that will breathe a lot, this is for you also.
Sizing: I am 6 feet, 185 pounds, a lean athletic build, and usually fit into medium and sometimes large jackets and shirts. The small fit me perfectly with no range of motion restrictions and some wiggle room to spare. If this sounds like you, I suggest you size down. If you have an "American" style belly or plan on growing one, I suggest you don't get this one unless you size up.
Comfort: Couldn't get any better. It breathes as if I'm wearing a T-shirt and the whole jacket is made of mesh. It does offer modest accident protection as well. Sometimes I can feel perfectly sized bugs hit my skin haha but that's okay. The jacket is made for ultimate breathability, not ultimate protection.
Protection: comes with pads to protect shoulders, elbows, and back. Note that these are pads and not CE armor. However, they are removable so you can upgrade that if you want. If you crashed, I'm sure the jacket would be torn to shreds but would save you road rash problems. Like i said above, the holes in the mesh admit bugs all the way to your skin sometimes, but not very often. WATERPROOFING: It comes with a water resistant liner in a stuff sack which can also be used when it gets a little chilly to keep the air off your skin.
Features: two decent sized exterior pockets and one interior mech pocket. Good quality zippers. Soft collar.