Alpinestars Messenger WP Jacket The new redesigned Messenger WP Jacket is constructed from brushed, PU coated polyamide fabric for increased abrasion and water resistance with a fixed waterproof and breathable membrane and multi-paneled sleeve construction for optimal riding fit. The jacket has four external cargo pockets and an internal pocket with shortcut through the thermal liner. Contoured neoprene neck liner provides a high level of comfort while the removable, full sleeved vertical quilted thermal liner keeps you toasty. Removable CE certified Bio Armor at the elbows and shoulders for protection. The back Protector pocket has PE foam padding and can be upgraded to CE certified Bio Armor Back Insert as accessory. Features Elegant waist belt allows fit to be tailored Expansion gusset on the waist Non-aggressive micro-velcro fasteners used throughout the garment Fixed mesh lining Premium YKK zippers with twin sliders on front zipper Exclusive City Collection trims and labels
Ordered the jacket and received it just in time for a trip to the Barber Vintage weekend in Leeds, AL. I was in need of a new waterproof jacket for riding. The jacket wil serve as my warmer weather and/or rain jacket. I wear it with some low cost waterproof over-pant bottoms.
I almost always am a fine fit for a US medium. I'll bump up a size for european products or "race cut" clothing (like bicycling jerseys)...even two sizes on occasion. Without the liner, the jacket works great. With the liner zippered in, I would definitely urge a buyer to order one size up.
And I don't particularly like the liner. It's cheesy. No way would I wear it on its own. The sleeves are much too short, the body is too short, and it looks unfinished. -And what ventilation? No vents. No zips. And very windproof.
But I'm very satisfied. Couldn't be more pleased.
I would pay the same price in a heartbeat, knowing I will never use the liner. Liner out, I can layer comfortably with both a wicking long sleeve T and a wool sweater (and scarf). Actually, liner out, I can even wear the jacket with my heated long sleeve jacket liner over a t-shirt and be decently comfortable (and warm!).
Favorite features are the 3! folds of fabric that cover the front zipper, ensuring water- and draft-free riding. The jacket also has a great zippered pocket for wallet, phone, etc. that is tucked under the main zipper flap BUT on the outside of the main zipper. You essentially have an inside pocket that's NOT on the inside. I COULD PAY FOR GAS AND NEVER UNZIP MY JACKET. Great when I'm freezing! (Highlighted in red in the video aka "napoleon pocket".)
You get a jacket with (almost) all of the swag of the classic belted waxed cotton jackets with more user-friendly features, stellar water and wind protection, and a MUCH lower price.....liner be damned.
-Worn exclusicvely during a 1900 mi jaunt (with heavy rain), all highway, on unfaired standards. Northeast to Alabama and back.
The Stella Lux Leather jacket is a modern, stylish, urban jacket that looks at home on the street and on the bike. Featuring Alpinestars bio-armor in the shoulders and forearm for added protection, the jacket perfectly combines motorcycle safety with street styling making it an essential choice for the modern female biker. Features Nappa Leather construction Removable CE certified Bio Armour protections Zip operated side expansion gusset for additional riding comfort Removable and wearable thermal fleece vest Back protector compartment with PE padding (CE certified RC back protector available as accessory)