Top 3 Summer Riding Jackets
Who wants to stop riding just because it is too hot?! Our top best-rated summer jackets have you covered on everything from ventilation, and best protection, to optional liners. These are all fantastic options for summer riding jackets to help you stay cool all season long.
#3 Budget Friendly - REV’IT Eclipse Jacket
This jacket is our top budget-friendly summer riding jacket for both men and women. The cost is highly affordable compared to the variety of motorcycle jackets for the summer. The REV’IT Eclipse has CE1-constructed armor for both elbows and shoulders. The jacket also has the importance of 600D polyester in the key impact zones. The large mesh patches throughout the jacket provide adequate airflow for riding in the summer.
CE-approved Knox Flexiform armor which means the back of the jacket has a spot for a CE2 back protector. There are plenty of size adjustment straps and loops for the connection to your pants.
This will be your favorite jacket in the summer for comfort, airflow, and flexible armor.
Pricing $150-$190 www.revitsport.com
#2 Best Quality - Klim Induction Summer Jacket
The Klim Induction is rated best for its features and how well it performs in the heat. This jacket includes Karbonite mesh fabric at the front, back, arms, and sides. This allows freedom of air and flexibility and can literally feel like you have nothing on!
The low profile collar is to maximize airflow throughout the entire jacket front to back. Safety materials including 500D Cordura to improve quality and reinforcement with the D30 armor found on the back, shoulders, and elbows. For comfort and ease you’ll find easily adjustable arm straps and loops to connect to your riding pants.
The jacket's price may be on the higher end but the comfort and safety are fantastic!
Pricing $399.99 www.klim.com
#1 Best Value - Sedici Alexi 2 Mesh Jacket
The Sedici Alexi 2 Mesh Jacket is an optimized, reinforced, and breathable cooling jacket. The comfort is outstanding for any weather condition with stretch panels on the shoulders and elbows allowing reach for any size or length handlebars on your motorcycle. An outstanding collar lined with Neoprene with an insert at the throat. Its mesh paneling can provide great airflow without sacrificing protection.
But you might not always want airflow, which is why this jacket has many options for comfort while riding in all weather conditions. This includes a full sleeve removable water and windproof liner. For chilly rides, this jacket includes a removable thermal liner with 60-gram insulation throughout the arms and 100-gram insulation for the body.
Who doesn't need more pockets? This jacket includes 5 pockets, 2 handwarmer pockets for cold weather, 2 inside stash pockets, and 1 zippered interior pocket. Adjustability has never been easier with the jacket-to-pant connection loops or zippers that connect to the matching Alexi 2 Pants or other Sedici Riding pants. Also the ventilation and closure adjustments on the forearms, biceps, and wrist.
All of this did not make them slack on your protection! Constructed with 600D dobby material, mesh panels, and 1200D Cordura reinforcement in prone areas. For protection, a CE Level 2 shoulder and elbow armor is provided with a pocket for optional and separately sold AXIAL back protection.
The Sedici Alexi 2 Mesh Jacket is an overall winner for us due to the versatility that the removable liners provide and the mid-range price point.
Pricing $229.99 www.cyclegear.com
Honorable Mention - Klim Marrakesh Jacket 2nd Generation
The Klim Marrakesh is a flexible, waterproof, and durable jacket. The stretch 1000D Karbonite Micro Mesh Cordura serves as a wind blocker but with vents open the airflow goes in the front and out the back efficiently. Not a jacket we recommend for super high temperatures, but definitely a great contender for mid-range temps and flexibility. This jacket also includes DWR treatment for water resistance. The importance of being seen on a motorcycle is great due to its 3M Scotchlite Carbon Black Reflective Material.
For protection this jacket carries IP Ghost D30 protection on the shoulders, and elbows. The IP Ghost protector provides impact protection, is shock absorbent, soft, and flexible material, and easily dissipates impact energy. The armor on the elbows is easily adjustable as well as the sleeves and waist. Klim took a long time to perfect the comfort of this jacket due to its return for a second time. The material used to make the collar, cuffs, and moisture-wicking liner is a brushed micro polyester for comfort. The storage capacity includes 5 pockets, 1 forearm emergency stash pocket, a chest pocket, an internal chest pocket, and 2 hand pockets. The airflow at low speeds, two wrist zips, entire jacket breathability, and stretch woven material will make a solid, protective, and breathable jacket.
Pricing $419.99 www.klim.com