Spidi Netix Mesh Jacket The fully mesh Spidi Netix jacket is light, comfortable, and ideal for sport touring to everyday urban use. The external mesh allows massive air movement and at the same time a good level of abrasion resistance and a solid base for internal CE protectors. This jacket features reflective areas, wide waistline adjusters, a connection for fastening to jeans, back protector-ready inner pocket and CE protectors. Comes ready to be equipped with the Spidi H2OUT Waterproof Jacket Liner (sold separately).
I was looking for a summer jacket. It gets a little hot in Atlanta, and figured I should actually wear a coat this year. I was looking for a not-gaudy, not-black jacket. Wow, are those 2 criteria tough to find.
Luckily this Spidi coat fit the bill. The design is clean. There are few flashy bits, just a small logo on the back. AND, the grey one is a pretty great color.
First impressions: this jacket is SMALL! I wear a 44 jacket (17, 32/33 fitted shirt, athletic build), and I was popping out of an XL. Had to go with the 2XL. (As an aside, Revzilla was fast with the return, but I was a little bummed I had to pay to ship the coat back). 2XL fits fine. The arms are not huge, so if you are a muscle head, not the brand for you. However, the shoulder and elbow pads seem to be in comfortable spots. Build quality seems solid. I like the bright red interior mesh lining. The jacket feels super light, we'll see how well it holds up.
It's still cold, so I haven't been out in it. I picked this coat up on sale, so woohoo for bang/buck ratio. I'll update the review once I get this outside in a few months.
Rukka Merlin Leather Jacket The advantages of leather combined with waterproofness - leather for every weather. Constructed of highly breathable, hydrophobic leather that prevents the jacket from getting wet. Pairs perfectly with the Rukka Merlin Pants . Materials Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3 layer leather laminate is 100 waterproof, 100 windproof, durable and breathable 1.2mm highly breathable, hydrophobic bovine leather prevents the jacket from getting wet TFL Cool Leather system reduces the surface temperature of black leather significantly when exposed to sun radiation TFL Cool Leather improves thermal comfort and helps prevent premature fading 3M reflectors Elastic Gore-Tex stretch panels offer added comfort Protection RVP Air Protectors at the elbows and shoulders RVP Air Protectors are extremely breathable, very light weight and distribute the impact better than hard protectors RVP Air Protectors meet the requirements of CE Norm prEN 1621-1 2010 Other Features Detachable bodywarmer vest thermal liner with 60g insulation Detachable 3 layer Gore-Tex collar Zippers at sleeve openings Jacket and trousers have connecting zippers Jacket has 2 pockets in front, 1 pocket under the front list and two waterproof pockets inside on lining 5 year warranty