Cool sum­mer jack­ets

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Q I want a sum­mer jacket that will let the air flow

I’m plan­ning a trip to Italy in July and am think­ing of get­ting a per­fo­rated tex­tile jacket to wear on the long (and hope­fully) hot trip south. What fea­tures should I look for? Alex Mcdon­ald, St Al­bans

A An­swered by Keith Rois­set­ter, In­fin­ity Mo­tor­cy­cles Even Italy can be cold and wet in July, so carry a long-sleeved ther­mal layer and a roll-up water­proof jacket as well. The Dainese Air Frame D1 is one of our most pop­u­lar mod­els in this genre, and it comes with a thin wind­proof liner that can zipped out.

The Alpines­tars AST-1 Air looks good value and un­der­cut­ting that is the Spada Air Pro II.

All three of these come with shoul­der and el­bow ar­mour and have a pocket for a de­cent back pro­tec­tor. Mean­while, the Knox Ze­phyr al­ready has a back pro­tec­tor and the shell has a higher de­gree of abra­sion re­sis­tance than the other mod­els. It’s well worth a look.

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