Motorcycle Jacket Reviews

Not all motorcycle jackets are created equal. Whether you're riding in summer or winter, fair weather and gale force winds your jacket needs to be capable of dealing with everything you throw at it. This is especially important in the event of an accident. Our motorcycle jacket reviews look at new and noteworthy jackets that offer great looks, premium functionality and, most importantly, plenty of safety features.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

Gear Review – Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

I’ve been riding in an Icon 1000 Basehawk for the past 4 years and can honestly say it’s one of the best motorcycle jackets I’ve owned. It’s seen me through a typhoon in Tokyo, 24 seasons of almost daily commuting and earned me countless compliments from fellow riders. With Summer fast approaching…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – VKTRE Heritage Road Jacket

Gear Review – VKTRE Heritage Road Jacket

The line between motorcycle riding gear and street fashion has been well and truly blurred. California based VKTRE Moto Co. specializes in creating high-end motorcycle apparel. Their catalog is made up of modern interpretations of classic designs built to withstand the rigors of riding. As part of their commitment to making great-looking…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Merlin Chase Jacket

Riding Gear – Merlin Chase Jacket

The Merlin Chase jacket is an all leather motorcycle jacket from the UK based riding gear manufacturer. Sporting timeless tracker-inspired styling the Chase features a two-tone design that stands out in a sea of all-black alternatives. To make this stylish jacket both comfortable and safe Merlin has constructed the jacket’s black torso…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Spidi Super R Jacket

Riding Gear – Spidi Super R Jacket

It’s not often we find riding gear in the sportbike sector that appeals. To us, most of it looks a little too Power Ranger-ish to suit our choice of two-wheeled steed. However, when it comes to the Spidi Super R jacket, we’re willing to make an exception. Although this riding jacket features…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rev’It! Worker Overshirt

Riding Gear – Rev’It! Worker Overshirt

Overshirts have become commonplace in motorcycle riding gear catalogs. They can’t promise the same level of protection as a full leather suit, but they offer a casual streetwear look without sacrificing your safety altogether. The REV’IT! Worker overshirt is the perfect example of what a good motorcycle overshirt should offer. Boasting a…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Aether Badlands Jacket

Riding Gear – Aether Badlands Jacket

Since 2009 Aether apparel has been producing outdoor-ready urban apparel for discerning city dwellers and weekend adventurers. Their design philosophy focuses on creating modern, classic items constructed from highly functional tech fabrics. As motorcyclists, their catalogue has always contained a range of riding gear. At the heart of the current motorcycle collection…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Spidi Tank Jacket

Riding Gear – Spidi Tank Jacket

Riding gear featuring military-inspired designs is nothing new. Unfortunately, it tends to be limited to garish full camo garments. Rather than heading down that track the folks at Spidi took inspiration from less ostentatious allied forces uniforms of WWII. The Spidi Tank jacket is a no-nonsense, stylish motorcycle jacket that makes no…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Cortech Marquee Jacket

Riding Gear – Cortech Marquee Jacket

Layering is a great way to insulate yourself against the cold, but adding too much bulk can be impractical. The Cortech Marquee jacket blends the functionality of a leather motorcycle jacket and the streetwear style of a hooded sweater without compromising comfort. The jacket’s outer layer is constructed from drum dyed, pebbled…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – RSD F@#K LUCK Collection

Riding Gear – RSD [email protected]#K LUCK Collection

Anyone who has ever emerged from a sticky situation unscathed and had someone tell them how “lucky” they were, will appreciate the ethos behind Roland Sands Design new collection. The reason for continued safety on a motorcycle isn’t luck. It’s awareness, skill, and preparedness. So RSD has long said “[email protected]#k luck, be…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – REV’IT! Crossroads Jacket

Riding Gear – REV’IT! Crossroads Jacket

Leather has long dominated as the material of choice for motorcycle jackets. And denim jackets have been style icons for decades. Now REV’IT! has combined the two to develop a riding jacket that’s unlike anything else in your collection. It’s called the Crossroads Jacket and it not only looks remarkably cool, but…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Gerbing Heated Clothing

Gear Review – Gerbing Heated Clothing

Let’s be honest. Being cold and wet isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. So if you’re planning to ride during winter you’ll need the right gear to be comfortable. There’s plenty of options out there designed to keep you dry, but staying warm is a little more challenging. Riding gear experts…

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