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Oxford Hardy Wax Textile Jacket - Olive

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Classically styled short wax cotton jacket with removable quilted thermal liner

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213 reviews
Top notch
03 December 2023 by Michael L
Having all the extras like the pockets and zips makes it really handy to manage all my gear like keys! I like to keep my phone in the top pocket. The quality of the jacket is outstanding and has been fine in this cold weather. I have gone 5 sizes up though as my size was a little tight I am not sure how much it will stretch but it seems to be holding up well. Having washed the jacket in Nikki waterproofing the water does bead up a little and I think with waterproofs the great looking jacket would look good also for casual wear. Outstanding service from sportbikeshop as always. The detailing and workmanship is remarkably exceptional.
Style: Black
Excellent Product
26 October 2023 by Mark P
Excellent service by the staff, quality product and next day delivery.
Love the jacket, the fit and look.
The sizing by Oxford is way off though. All my other bike jackets are large but this one I had to get xxl. A bit tight on the arms but overall a great looking jacket.
Style: Black
Wax jacket
18 August 2023 by Graham S
Very good quality jacket, I've removed the thermal liner as I wanted it for summer rides. One small thing is the forearms and cuffs are quite tight. Overall still very pleased, also very pleased with the service from SBS as usual, delivered before due date.
Style: Black
Is it me, or is the sizing way off?
05 July 2023 by Forbes
Quality and styling of this jacket is fantastic. It looks brilliant on and off the bike, and could even be worn as a heavy casual non motorcycle jacket.

A decent enough level of water resistance and warm too.

Excellent build quality and value for money.

The only negative I find is that either the sizes are a long way off or when I put one on I quadruple in size.

Saw the jacket whilst at a local store and tried on an XXL (In normal clothes I am a Large/XL) and I couldnt even do the thing up!

Found it on SBS and ended up ordering a 4XL which fortunatelty fits as I really liked the jacket.

Style: Black
Great jacket for on and off the bike
21 June 2023 by Tom
Wanted something I'd feel and look good in, both on and off the bike. Leather was my first thought but it's not great in the rain, and my wife isn't in favour of wearing dead animals.

Enter the Oxford Hardy. More attractive than my other non-biking jackets, and a pleasure to wear. The sleeves are tighter than my other jackets but I quickly got used to this - they don't inhibit movement or affect comfort at all. The zips are all YKK (the best), and the poppers all shut with a satisfying pop. Stitching seems to be of good quality.

The thermal lining I secured nicely by the zip around the main section and two popper based fastenings at the cuffs. These don't seem to snag when removing it as I've found with some other jackets. There's also a reflective strip across the back, which is black until light is shone on it, when it reflects white.

I wore the jacket yesterday for an hour's ride home in heavy rain and was pleased to find that I stayed almost completely dry. There was a little damp patch by the storm flap on the main zip so I'll treat the jacket with a suitable waterproofing treatment soon.

Style: Black
Quality jacket
19 June 2023 by Scott
Got this jacket as my 'smart' jacket. Taken the thermal liner out for the summer which makes it a perfect fit and with the vents open makes very comfortable riding even when temperatures mid to late 20's degrees.
Best to wear it with long sleeve t shirt as the mesh lining can stick to arms when putting on with the thermal liner removed.
Quality materials and finish.
Style: Olive
Back protector pocket where?
29 May 2023 by Phil G
Love the jacket, looks good, fits well, even smells nice. Time was back in the 80's when I was a courier I wouldn't have even entertained a wax cotton jacket because they were outmatched by all these new fangled things with Goretex and what not. But now, things have improved no end with this particular niche in the market of retro style cool.. but.
Why the actual **** would a respected motorcycle clothing manufacturer sell a jacket like this without a back protector? Or even a decent way of fitting one.? Turn the jacket over and it says 'back protector pocket' but there isn't one. What you get is the whole of the inside liner as an empty void, with some weird piece of evening strap material that Cher wouldn't even wear, with a few bits of loop Velcro on. It flaps around all over the place, you can't see what you're doing trying to fit a piece of armour, and after about 57 attempts at getting it in the right place? Well, I invented 7 new swear words and opened a beer.
If it says ' back protector pocket, there should be one, and not a vaguely velcroed jock strap.
Just saying
Style: Black
Stylish and safe!
07 May 2023 by Scott W
Really impressed with this jacket- not only is it stylish and warm, it has all the protection you need.

Great colour and fit, as noted from other reviews, the arms are snug but they are fine with me not being a body builder!

Highly recommended!
Style: Black
Oxford Hardy Excellent Jacket
02 April 2023 by Marc B
Really great jacket that has excellent functionality, it looks good too. Certainly warmer than I had imagined with liner fitted. I think this will become my go to jacket. The only design change I would like is for the top pockets to be phone sized.
Style: Olive
Hardy wax jacket
24 March 2023 by Pete.
Wow, just wow. This jacket not only looks good but feels good when you're wearing it. It good for a little bit of light rain but I was most impressed by how warm it is with the liner. The temp was only around 5c but I stay warm even with only a t-shirt underneath, the jacket even did a good job of blocking the wind, but I was on a cruiser and only doing around 60mph. With lining remover it will make a great summer jacket.
Style: Olive
Great heritage style jacket
04 March 2023 by David
I couldn't be happier with this jacket. It's very comfortable and the cut fits me well. As mentioned by others the forearms are a tiny bit snug but it does mean there is no material left flapping about. Also with the thermal liner in it does a good job of keeping off the chill in these colder months.
Style: Olive
Great jacket
21 February 2023 by Jeffrey G
Fantastic jacket, perfect fit, looks great, plus the always excellent service from sportsbikeshop,
But the jacket is such good quality,
Style: Black
Good looking
26 January 2023 by Anonymous
It has a good retro look and feels quality.
The sizing was an issue because I based the size on previous Oxford products and this was much smaller. I had to go two sizes up and could have gone to 5XL. I REMOVED THE LINER AND ELBOW PADS TO ENSURE THE BEST FIT FOR ME.
Now on a diet.
Style: Black
Great casual jacket
19 January 2023 by Andrew M
I tried this jacket on in another store and liked the fit and look but not the price. SBS were selling the jacket £75 cheaper so it was an easy decision and SBS always give great service. I ordered the jacket late afternoon and was wearing it by midday the next day. The jacket was immediately comfortable, it is a little tight in the forearms with the thermal liner fitted, as others have found. It is very warm and has kept me dry in persistent rain. It is immediately my go to jacket except when it has to be a Rukka day. Very pleased with my purchase and wouldn't hesitate to recommend SBS.
Style: Black
Oxford hardy wax jacket Excellent
11 January 2023 by David W
Been looking for a casual wax jacket for my retro bike. Good quality jacket at a very good price. Just slightly tight on the cuffs. Other than that a great product
Style: Olive
Old style - New tech
11 January 2023 by DP
A great jacket that feels solid and high quality. I got to try a couple on in store before buying based on different comments. I usually take a 44" in jackets and this was not different. The forearms are a little tight with the thermal liner in but not worth sizing up for (I'm no Popeye with the forearms but do cut a fine figure!).
So far it has been fantastic in both the cold and light rain. Very happy with the purchase and brilliant value from SBS as always.
Style: Black
Great short wax jacket.
07 December 2022 by Trevor
Saw this jacket at the NEC show but didn't purchase at the time. Came home, looked it up and found it £20 cheaper at the sportsbikeshop.co.uk
The jacket seems to be good quality, is quite a dressy wee jacket that you could wear when not on the bike, has good lining as is comfortable to wear. The only things to note would be the lower arms are quite tight, although this will stop drafts going up your sleeves and I didn't particularly like the makers name badge on the shoulder as I think it takes away from the look of the jacket, although it is only on with velcro so can be easily removed. I have not tried the jacket in the rain as yet so cannot comment on that but otherwise a nice casual look jacket.
Style: Olive
As comfortable as an old pair of slippers
29 October 2022 by James C
Purchased this jacket because of its style and the way it fitted when I tried it on in the store. I wore it on a chilly autumn day's riding in the Northumberland and it proved to be comfortable, warm, windproof and dry. The wrists don't allow gloves to go underneath them as they are snug fitting but that's fine for me.
Style: Olive

Oxford Hardy Wax Textile Jacket - Olive

  • Micro mesh breathable wax cotton and polyester construction
  • Removable quilted thermal liner
  • CE armour at elbows and shoulders
  • Pocket for optional back protector
  • Two front exterior chest pockets and two zipped hand pockets
  • Dual ventilation for increased airflow
  • Reflective components for increased visibility
  • Popper secured cuffs and collar closure system
  • Removable hook and loop badge patch

Size Guide
UK SIZE3840424446485052
EURO SIZE4850525456586062

Product Specification Variants Related Items

Oxford Clothing

Oxford was established in 1973 and has grown into a leading global supplier of motorcycle products. Its vast range encompasses everything to improve life on two wheels: from clothing and helmets to accessories, hard parts, locks, luggage and much more. Products are designed in-house by a team of active enthusiasts and skilled technicians, based at the company's purpose-built headquarters in Oxfordshire. With the support of the latest CAD technology, a 3D printing suite and a fully equipped test laboratory, Oxford invents, develops and refines its products in pursuit of the best experience for two-wheel enthusiasts. Oxford employs over 150 staff and has ambitious plans for further growth in both the UK and globally.

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

  • Does the back of this jacket have a YKK zip built in to connect to trousers so it doesn't rise up in a crash?

    December 27, 2018

    This jacket has a short jacket to jeans connection zip.

  • Hi, What back length would the 4xl be?

    December 19, 2018

    The 4XL jacket measures 70cm from the base of the collar to the bottom of the jacket.

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