Knox Mens Urbane Pro Shirt - Black
Customer Product Reviews
Superb piece of Kit
I have suffered with heat fatigue during summer riding, resulting in missing out on various trips riding out with friends. A mate highly recommended this Knox jacket, so l recently purchased one, and my ride out on a hot day was at last a pleasure, Cool Arms and body even whilst sitting at lights etc. The quality is the first thing l noticed. Good sizing and fit, though l would advise two sizes up from your usual size. Only criticism is the very tight iphone pocket, making it stretch Zip material. Definitely worth the money.
New favourite bike gear!
Not ridden on the Striple with this yet, but is my new favourite bit of gear nonetheless. Such a good fit for my 5'10", 11 stone frame. I went size medium, perfect. Materials and construction are second to none, and a bonus that I get to support a British company. And it looks the dogs too! Super pleased, and will be buying more Knox Gear!
Bring on the hot weather! (please)
Haven't had the chance to wear this on the bike because of the terrible weather at the moment. The fit is excellent. I bought a medium and I'm 5ft 9ins with a 38 chest. It appears to be very well made and I would feel confident in its protective qualities. I tried this on at the Leeds store before I bought it as the tight fit doesn't suit every build. I must say that I was very impressed with the Leeds store. Great staff and very comprehensively stocked.
Wow what a bit of kit
Wow this is fantastic. It is really well made and fits very well. Loads of protection in all the right areas. Can easily be worn without a jacket over the top for those hot summer days. Alternatively you can easily put a hoodie or jacket over the top. Looks great with a pair of protective motorcycle jeans.
A strange fit ?
Ok .. so I saw all the reviews of this product - and it is an excellent, well made jacket - but for me :- the size and shape is very strange (the jacket more than me). I'm short and stocky but sent the XL back and tried a 2XL. But the arms and chest still seem far too tight and the 2XL also make it too long in the arms and body. I also found it too heavy and uncomfortable. Completely opposite to most of the reviews ?? If you want a tight heavy armoured mesh skin for a hot summer then this would be perfect for you...
Great summer jacket / under layer
Saw this in a local store and loved the concept but they didn't have my size. Service from Sporstsbikeshop was excellent as always. This item is great, as a stand-alone on hot days I can't wait to test it but it's also thin enough to fit under regular bodies / coats offering greater versatility. Very pleased.
So often you see the words 'game changer' and the item isn't usually innovative. This however is truly a new creation and it really does change how you get ready to go for a ride. Wear this as a stand alone 'skin' for hot days, or wear it under a casual shirt or jacket. It's a brilliant idea and its executed with quality materials. The fit is the hardest decision, I opted for the large (I have a 40' chest) After reading the fit was tight but actually if you want a skin fit then its best to go for the size indicated by Knox. So ill be returning for the size down and using the superb customer service of SBS in the process. One thing for Knox to work on is the weight, because with the back protector in place it almost feels as heavy as my waxed cotton Merlin jacket, but on balance its versatility really makes this jacket a must have for me in the bike wardrobe (I wish I had such a wardrobe). Excellent product and great service by SBS.
Tight fit but amazing
This is a tight fitting jacket, I'm 6'2 the wrong side of 15st and after reading other reviews went for the 3XL. The fit is snug and will follow all the contours of your body. Getting it on was no problem, there is no room for anything other than a t shirt or thin long sleeve underneath. On the move the jacket does what it says...I've never been so comfortable riding in hot weather 25-35 degree heat. When you stop you start to warm up again, but that's to be expected....Now getting it off....the first time I took it off I needed some assistance getting my arms out. The more you use the jacket the easier it gets, but it is a snug fit around your arms...definitely try it out before hand. I contacted Knox to see if this was normal. They were very helpful and advised a long sleeve base layer type top would help..it did and I can now easily get the jacket off without too much hassle. I think if you've got big arms (bodybuilder type) you'll really struggle...overall the jacket is a snug fit but worth it and I wouldn't hesitate on recommending it for those really hot rides. The quality is excellent. I also brought one of the Knox outer jackets which fits great over the amour really well.
Best of everything
This has proved to be the answer to the holy grail combination of protection and comfort on hot days. It's well made, comfortable and offers level 2 protection. You can layer up on cooler mornings too if need be. It's intended to be fitted so sizing comfort can be an issue depending on your preferences. All in all simple effective quality. Job done.
Know Urbane Shirt
As always Know provide excellent quality and assurance. The shirt fits snugly, keeping the armour in place. Plus the coolness of the ventilated shirt is excellent, a real test is when I am wearing it in Spain next week, but during a hotter than normal week here in the UK my first first impressions are impressive. I always wear XL but for some reason in Knox I have to go up a size, hence I got it in XXL but soon realised that I would find it difficult to wear anything more than a T-shirt underneath, it was very, very snug and difficult to get my arms out. Sportsbikeshop never make a drama and happily took my original one back - I had owned it a day and when I went back not he site the cost had reduced by about £20 so they were happy to accept it back and I ordered a new one at the lower price. It arrived two days later and my refund for the first came in after about four days.