Customer Product Reviews
Great, especially for the hot weather
I bought this because my regular old textile jacket was cooking me in the hot weather. I tried on about 10 different jackets at Sportsbikeshop and they were very accommodating. My requirements were for a textile mesh jacket with fluorescent highlights for added visibility especially when commuting. This fitted the requirements nicely. Additionally it has a back protector which I've not had in a jacket before. It feels good but in really hot weather the back protector does make my back slightly sweaty even though it's breathable. The mesh is lovely. A breeze through from walking pace upwards. First time I wore it I let out an "aahhhhhh that's nice" when I pulled out of the drive. I also bought the RST leather belt attachment which loops onto jeans with a regular belt and means you can zip this jacket onto any jeans. Important in a short jacket to avoid mooning everyone! The inner windproof layer felt very plastic, so I doubt I'll be using that. The thermal liner felt alright but I've not tried it. I would expect that I'll be using this jacket with the thermal liner in spring and autumn when the weather is dry, and without the liner in summer. But for wet and really cold weather I'll revert to my regular jacket. On the whole very pleased with it but it doesn't serve as an all year jacket, and without the thermal liner it's only really warm enough when up to 20 degrees C and above.
Length is just right but the arms are just a little long, not much thou. Would of liked a zip on the cuffs instead of Velcro. The airflow is amazingly good seeing as we've just had some really HOT weather in the UK for once, even at 0530 this was a wonderful, the back protector could of had some different airflow in the jacket to help with it as I seem to notice hardly any airflow in the area. All in all this was a bargain at the price and SBS are the best by far. Give it a go, you can always get a refund or exchange it.
Nice, comfortable, airy
Comes up a little short around the waist but really well constructed and well ventilated. Comes with removable layers for water proofing and insulating. level 2 back protector. I like how the sleeves can be tightened with the plastic Velcro strap.
Great jacket with the style of a leather race suit but the functionality of textile. Fully weatherproof, warm due to removable liner. Best quality protection including back protector. Full zips to RST leather trousers. Comfortable, comes highly recommended for gear price and very quick delivery.
RST Pro Series textile jacket
I needed a new summer jacket, this was the perfect choice for fit and style,the jacket I ordered was 2xl,some reviews on RST Jackets state they come up small but I found this to be perfect.In any case Sportbikeshop take returns no problem If you needed a larger or smaller size,overall value for money was good,I've had other jackets that cost more than this and to be honest found the RST better all round.
Great jacket, good value
The design of this jacket is different to previous RST jackets I have bought. It has three layers. I bought the vented option. The outer layer is for protection and is great on hot summer days. The two inner layers are removable. The middle layer is the wind/rain protection. The inner layer is thermal. The jacket looks great, with subtle hi viz colours. My only gripe is that is obviously made to a price. The inner layers are attached by little pop tags at the sleeves and have broken off already after about a dozen rides - I would prefer to see zip attachments. And I would agree with others that the sizing is at least one size out - buy one soze up from what you normally buy - not a big deal though as Sportsbikeshop have a no-hassle exchange policy.
Excellent quality jacket
Originally ordered a 2XL it was slightly tight so one my brothers bought it and I ordered the 3XL ..fits great quality is great ..and real good price ..well impressed with the protection it has...anyone ordering one go for next size up as they small fit to other makes, I also have Alpinestars touring jacket and that's 2XL .....and fits me great ...
Perfect all rounder
I had a trip sorted to ride down to the Le Mans 24hr bike endurance race over a long weekend. Our usual British freaky weather had it that we would be riding down in a hot 29c on the Fri and riding back in a cold 6c with some rain thrown in. This put in a dilemma as I would need to take a couple of jackets to cope with the extremes. A friend already had the RST Pro and highly recommended it. So I ordered one. It arrived the following day and reading the reviews I went one size up and it was a perfect fit. Having 2 liners, 1 quilted and 1 waterproof it really came into its own. I rode down with the liners out, which kept me cool and put the waterproof lining in as the sun dipped and temps dropped, which kept the chill at bay. The liners fold down small and pack away under the seat no bother. On the ride home both liners were in and it kept me warm. I did ride through a couple of smallish showers and I stayed dry, I would imagine that a heavy downpour would not have presented a problem. The jacket is stylish and goes well with the sports bike look. It really is a 3+ season jacket, which is bloody handy if you live in the UK. For quality of purpose, materials, protection and looks I have no hesitation in giving this jacket 5 stars and highly recommending it.
I've been riding for more than 10 years, had loads of textile jackets, but this one..wohoo! Best i ever had, comfortable, warm, ventilated when needed due to the termo and waterproof linear which can be connected separately or together, and let's not forget the premium CE protectors. I highly recommend this jacket.