A jacket that’s too tight in the forearm can cause arm pump, which will quickly suck the fun out of any ride. Choose your jacket size wisely, and make sure that it fits well across your entire upper body.
1. Macna Chameleon
The Macna Chameleon is two jackets in one. The core jacket is made from 1.2 – 1.4mm leather with CE-approved shoulder/elbow armor and removable thermal liner; the outer shell, which attaches at various points to the core jacket, is made from Durylon and R-tech materials with a Raintex membrane laminated inside. This enables the inner jacket to stay both completely dry and lightweight. Available in black or hi-viz colors.
Sizes S – 3XL, Price $699.99
2. Macna Concrete Night Eye
The Concrete Night Eye is made from heavy duty C-Touch fabric that, while appearing a neutral gray color in the day, is infused with reflective material that becomes luminescent under light at night for the ultimate in safety. CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor, two-layer liner system with detachable thermal liner to keep you dry and warm, and chest vents for warmer weather.
Sizes S - 3XL, Price $359.99
3. Rev’It! Galactic
The Rev’It! Galactic leather jacket features premium cowhide with ventilation panels on the front and arms, plus strategically placed stretch fabric for comfortable fit both on and off the bike. Removable Hydratex 3L liner keeps you dry in a downpour, while ProLife 3D CE protection in the shoulders, elbows, and forearms ensures impact protection. Available in white/black and black/white color combos.
Euro sizes 46 – 60 (XS – 3XL U.S.), Price: $499.99
4. Rev’It! Stellar
The race-inspired Rev’It Stellar jacket features the company’s top Monaco Performance cowhide with injected plastic outer protection on the shoulders and ProLife 3D CE-approved inner armor. A removable thermal liner helps you keep warm in colder weather, while perforation in the front and arms ventilates in warmer climes. Available in black/acid green, black/white, and black/red color combos.
Sizes: 46 – 58 (XS – 2XL U.S.), Price: $629.99
Many jackets —but not all—come with zippers that allow you to attach the jacket to a matching pair of pants. Attaching the top and bottom garments ensures that the jacket won’t ride up (or the pants down) during aggressive riding, or during an accident.
1. RS Taichi Langley All-Season
RS Taichi’s new Langley All-Season jacket utilizes a Teflon HT Coating Nylon outer construction bolstered with CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor, plus the company’s Chest Protector System for frontal impacts. A removable inner jacket to insulate against cold can be worn by itself, while vents in the upper arm and back provide cooling airflow. Available in numerous color combinations.
Sizes: S – 3XL (black 4XL), Price: $249.95
2. RS Taichi Armed High Protection Mesh
Boasting a heavy-duty polyester mesh construction, this jacket features CE-approved shoulder/elbow armor, with the company’s removable hard Chest Protector and CE back protector. Molded PE plastic armor on the shoulders and elbows, and EVA foam padding on the collarbone, ribs, and back provide additional protection. Available in black, white/black, and black/red colors.
Sizes: M – 4XL, Price: $285.95
3. Scorpion Ventech II
One of the summer mesh jackets in Scorpion’s lineup, the Ventech II features poly-mesh main construction with 600-denier panels with EXO-TEC CE-approved shoulder/elbow armor and a polyurethane foam back protector for abrasion and impact protection. A removable full-sleeve AirGuard windproof liner wards off chilly nights/mornings when you don’t want all the airflow. Available in various colors.
Sizes: S – XXL, Price: $199.95
4. Scorpion Hat Trick II
A three-season mesh jacket, the Scorpion Hat Trick II features ballistic polyester in high-impact areas for abrasion resistance, while Sas-Tec CE-approved removable armor in the shoulders and elbows provide impact protection. Poly-mesh panels in non-impact areas offer summertime ventilation, while dual full-sleeve AirGuard windproof and EverHeat thermal liners keep you warm in cooler climates. Available in various colors.
Sizes: XS – 3XL, Price: $269.95