Sometimes it’s just too hot for a motorcycle jacket and that’s where the Icon Hooligan Mesh Street Jersey comes into play. Not only is is super lightweight due to the fighter mesh construction, it has sleeves that zip off to allow you to wear it as a short sleeve shirt and still be protected.
Removable Icon Field Armor in the elbows and shoulders, along with a dual density foam back pad keep you safe in case of an accident while durable ballistic impact panels offer abrasion resistance. The relaxed cut in this mens mesh motorcycle jacket, along with integrated flex zones & stretch panels provide you with freedom of movement while in riding position. There are pockets to stash your stuff and this Icon Jacket is available in four colorways. Check out the details in our video review below and if you’re looking for something similar, that has zip off sleeves, take a look at the Fly Racing Black Ops Convertible Jacket or the Klim Inversion Jacket, to see if they are better suited to your riding needs.
Being a Harley girl, I’ve always worn leather jackets when riding, but recently on a four day girls bike trip I road tested the Cortech LRX Air 2 Ladies Jacket and was extremely impressed. I think what surprised me the most was that an armored jacket could be so comfortable, look feminine and that even in 90° I could stay cool wearing the mesh outer shell.
The first thing I liked about this womens motorcycle jacket is that it has three layers. I tend to be cold when riding, so having a quilted liner and a waterproof/windproof liner to mix & match with the mesh shell, was perfect for me. They are easy to zip in/out and have color coded tabs so you can quickly match up the snaps when re-installing the liners. While riding in the mountains, with the temps ranging from 70° – 90° I was comfortable with just the Armor Link 3 Mesh shell. I didn’t sweat in the hot sun and as some of you know, on very hot days having some type of jacket or long sleeved shirt on is imperative to keeping you from getting dehydrated. The day we left to come home it was only 60° out so I zipped in both liners and they kept me warm the entire ride. Unfortunately we hit a sudden rain shower, but fortunately I had the waterproof liner in so my upper torso kept dry and warm during that 45 minutes of riding. That made a huge difference because my muscles didn’t tense up, which allowed me to continue riding in comfort, well as comfortable as you can be riding in rain!
Beside being super versatile, the Cortech LRX Air 2 Ladies Jacket has CE rated armor which is a first for me. I was worried that it would be bulky and annoying but surprisingly within a few minutes I didn’t even notice it. It’s very streamlined, so I didn’t look like a guy and it’s removable if you prefer to take it out. The armor in the shoulders and elbows was very pliable and the back pad is articulated so I didn’t notice it when riding. There’s also ballistic nylon over the impact areas to provide you with greater abrasion resistance if you do happen to go down. When it was really hot out, I noticed my back was a little warmer due to the back pad but it wasn’t sweaty or uncomfortable at all.
I also love that this womens mesh jacket is very adjustable and shaped for the female body. When I took out the layers I was able to tighten up the jacket in the biceps & forearms to keep the armor in place. Plus the stretch panels on each hip along with the velcro tabs allowed me to get a precise fit while I was in riding position. I never felt restricted by this jacket and that is extremely important when you’re in control of an 700 lb motorcycle.
Overall, the airflow was fantastic, the versatile layers made all the difference and I’m converted, I will be riding in this ladies jacket as long as I can, depending on the temperature changes Mother Nature throws my way. Available in three colorways (Black/Pink, White/Silver, Black/White – note the Pink is much darker in person as you can see in the video) and 11 sizes (which includes plus & tall sizes) this Cortech Jacket is perfect for all types of riding needs. Now, if you prefer a textile jacket the Cortech LRX Series 3 Womens Jacket is made very similar but may suit your needs better, so check it out. I also had the opportunity to road test the Cortech DX 2 Womens Gloves which were a great compliment to the jacket and I loved them. Take a gander at the video below for a closer look and let us know if you have any comments or questions about this jacket or any Cortech gear piece and we’d be happy to help you out.
For summer riding we offer up the Pokerun Wild Annie Mesh Jacket. A basic mesh jacket that will keep you cool and is really lightweight, it comes in two colors so you can pick which best suits you.
Constructed of a Polytitanium Mesh that is really breathable and comfy, it also offers a removable rain blocking liner to keep you dry if you happen to encounter wet weather while riding. The Pokerun Wild Annie Jacket has SP Memory Foam in the shoulders, elbows and the back that is easily removable so you can upgrade to CE rated armor if you prefer. The Phosolite reflective piping will keep you visible and there’s pockets to stash your stuff. So check out this cool ladies mesh jacket in the video below as well as on our site and let us know what you think.
If you want to look cool and remain cool while riding, then take a gander at the new Icon Anthem Womens Mesh Jacket. Available in two colorways, in sizes XS-3X, we’re sure you’ll find what suits you.
Constructed of a tough Fighter Mesh material with integrated ballistic nylon panels in your impact areas, this ladies motorcycle jacket will hold up to wear and tear. The removable CE rated armor in the shoulders and elbows, along with a dual density back pad will provide you with the injury protection you’re looking for in a summer riding jacket. The relaxed fit of the Icon Anthem Womens Mesh Jacket, along with expansion panels will keep you comfortable and give you maximum mobility while in riding position. A removable insulated wind resistant liner and storage pockets top off this great mesh jacket.
Check out the in-depth video review below to see the fit of this jacket and then check out the matching Icon Anthem Womens Mesh Gloves so you can protect your fingers too. Also available in this new motorcycle gear collection, is the Icon Anthem Mesh Jacket, the Icon Anthem Mesh Overpants and the Icon Anthem Mesh Gloves for men.
Sliders brand makes riding gear that will get you through almost any riding season, and the Carmel All Year Kevlar Mesh Jacket is no exception. With a heavy mesh, 600 Dernier outer shell construction, and a 2 stage waterproof/ breathable thermal liner system, this jacket will be ready for whatever Mother Nature can dish out. From scorching heat, to unexpected showers, if you’re wearing a Sliders Carmel Mesh Jacket, you’ll be covered. For safety, Sliders has incorporated CE approved armor on the elbows and shoulders. There is a foam back pad for additional protection. One protective feature that is unique to the Sliders brand is their use of Dupont Kevlar. Kevlar is an extremely durable, abrasion resistant material that will give you increased security against an impact or in the event of an accident. One important factor for a riding jacket is comfort. Nothing is worse than feeling constricted while you ride. The Carmel All Year Kevlar Mesh Jacket has several comfort features including: stretch panels (located on the sides and behind the shoulders), adjustable waist straps and snap sleeve take-ups, and adjustable wrist closures. This Sliders jacket has plenty of potential storage areas including: 2 waterproof chest pockets, 2 zippered hand pockets, 1 inner wallet and 2 inner accessory pockets. To give you increased visibility on the road, this jacket has been trimmed with Phosolite reflective piping; there are also reflective safety badges. The Carmel Mesh Jacket comes in 5 colors and is available in both regular and tall sizes. The Carmel has a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Be sure to check out Sliders’ other great jacket options like the Slider’s Quest 3 Kevlar Jacket and the Sliders All Season 2 Kevlar Mesh Jacket. You can find all of these jackets and even more riding jacket options on our website: CompetitionAccesories.com!