$200 and Under Jackets
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE SHADOW MESH JACKET
This is a full-mesh riding jacket, which offers maximum airflow for the hot days and features a removable, lightweight, windproof liner for the cold days. Removable CE protectors in shoulders and elbows and an action back make this a true riding jacket. The fact that this jacket can be washed with simple mild detergent only further promotes that it be worn hard every day.
$189.99 // indianmotorcycle.com FIRST MFG. SPEED DEMON LEATHER JACKET
This classic-looking vented jacket from First Mfg. features soft milled cowhide, a mandarin collar, and hidden zippers for a modern appearance. Tech specs include full-opening zippered sleeve cuffs, two outside pockets, and one interior pocket to load up with goods, plus vented pockets in sleeves, chest, and back for full ventilation. A high-performance insulated thermal lining can be kept in for extra warmth in colder climates or easily removed when not needed.
The Demon jacket is truly a staple piece for any rider’s wardrobe.
$169.99 // firstmfg.com SLATIN MOTO GEAR SMG-1 JACKET
Slatin Moto Gear has designed the SMG-1 Jacket wear easy for all conditions and climates throughout the year. The abrasive-resistant 600D Cordura jacket features upgraded CE-approved, articulated armor, and SuperFabric sewn with Kevlar thread on shoulders and elbows for extra protection. This combination is 15 times stronger than run-of-the-mill Kevlar and resists dirt and stains while still remaining comfortable to wear while riding. Extended sleeves, a longer and lower back and front, and rear venting systems make this jacket good for short or extended rides no matter what the weather looks like.
$199 // slatinmotogear.com POWER TRIP PIVOT JACKET
Just because you don’t have to spend a lot doesn’t mean that you won’t get a lot in return. The Pivot jacket from Power Trip is the prime example of this. The brand itself is manufactured and designed by Joe Rocket, so the quality and attention to detail is implied. A Rock Tex water-resistant outer shell and CE approved armor in the shoulders and elbows lets riders know that this jacket means business, and the removable spine armor, Variable Flow ventilation system, and a six-point Sure Fit adjustment setup was designed for long-lasting comfort in mind. The Pivot certainly delivers max bang for the buck.
$129.99 // joerocket.com FLY RACING ARMORED TECH HOODY
Some of the best riding jackets are the ones that don’t look like they have been designed for the sole purposes of riding a motorcycle. This versatile jacket from Fly Racing features a tech shell construction that is ultra comfortable and lightweight enough for on/off wear and features a windproof, water-resistant, breathable membrane that helps keep you warm and dry on the road or walking the streets. EVA armor is present at the shoulders, elbows, and back, while CE armor can be added with optional kits. Oh, and the hood is also removable to use only when you see fit.
$119.95 // flyracing.com