Detour Flagman Mesh / Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket with Removable CE ArmorFeatures
Two-stage waterproof and insulated liner can be configured or removed according to weather to best match comfort needs
Mesh material with nylon in the impact areas creating a well-ventilated garment that provides exceptional protection
Reflective piping to help increase nighttime visibility
Adjustable, elastic and snap sleeve take-up straps at the forearm help secure elbow armor and material
Adjustable hand cuff with zippered gusset and hook and loop closure for comfortable fit
Removable, CE-approved armor at the elbow and shoulder
Removable foam back pad for added protection
Zippered hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket
Adjustable waist belts, with hook and loop help fine tune the fit
Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side zipper included
Includes snap strap at bottom of jacket to hook with the pant belt
Size Chart for the Detour Flagman Mesh / Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket with Removable CE Armor
Please measure the circumference of your chest using a cloth tape measure and add 1" if the measurement is an odd number to get to the next even number and choose your size from the chart below. Please note all measurements are in inches
Comment: First off, delivery was lightning fast....ordered jackets midday Tuesday and we were trying them on Thursday afternoon. We ordered these in black and they look absolutely awesome. Felt pretty heavy with both liners & the armor but, once we put them on, it was amazing how comfortable they really were. This being my first armored jacket, I was surprised at just how unobtrusive the armor really was... I guess I expected it be more noticeable.
The sizing chart is probably spot-on. I'm 6'1" and 210lbs..chest size just under 45". I opted for the 2XL instead of the XL the chart shows just because tend to run too short in the sleeve for my long arms. Turns out the XL (which I ordered for my S/O) fit me almost perfect. I'm sticking with the 2XL because a prefer a little bit of room for extra layers if I want them.
No real warm weather riding yet , only 65* or so, but warm enough to ride w/o the liners... tons of ventilation with the mesh makes think this jacket is going to fine this summer, maybe even when it gets stupid hot/humid. I rode home from work the other morning at 30 degrees and with a sweatshirt as an extra layer underneath, I was toasty warm for the whole 45 minute ride. I've never been a cold weather rider, but that may be changing now.
Overall, these jackets are a great deal . Good looking, versatile, very comfortable...well worth the money.
Wood River, IL
Worth every penny
Comment: This was my first mesh, lined, armored jacket. It includes a rain liner and an insulated liner. This one of the few jackets I found with all three. My first impression when I put it on was that there was no way I was wearing something that uncomfortable. However, after I checked it out, and sat on my bike with it, and immediately changed my mind. This jacket weighs 6 pounds, so it is quite heavy, but you don't notice it once you are in riding position on the bike. It is almost like not wearing a jacket, but yet you can feel the protection afforded by the armored pads, which are not obtrusive by any means.
I have not used it in hot weather, but I did ride at about 50* with all three layers and a sweatshirt. It was comfortable and warm, just the way I like it. Not sure how low the temps can get before being uncomfortable, but I suspect near 30* or so it may start getting chilly.
I am 5'-11" and 230 lbs, andwear XL shirts. The jacket was true to size, and just large enough to squeeze in a sweatshirt, but is still snug enough in a t-shirt with the liners in.
Features I like are the pockets for a phone, adjustable straps on the wrists and sides, and the versatility of the three tier lining system. The liner zipper is completely covered in a velcro strip to keep rain and wind out.
I was skeptical at first, but am glad I chose this jacket system. I would recommend this jacket for cool weather, and hopefully hot weather riding, too. I have been told that a mesh jacket is cooler in the summer than riding with a t-shirt, so we will see. Nice, quality three season jacket.
Detour Flagman Mesh / Waterproof Jacket Review
Comment: GOOD JACKET AND THE SALE PRICE FROM JAFRUM WAS OUTSTANDING.
The Detour 8023 Mesh jacket is constructed out of durable polynylon mesh
material with ballistic nylon panels in the shoulders, sides, and elbows. You
have your choice of two colorways with the 8023 including all black and silver
and grey with black panels. It’s available in sizes M thru 4X, and features
removable CE approved armor in the shoulders and elbows. There is also a foam
pad added to the back to protect your spine. In addition, there is padding sewn
right into the shell in the rib area. The lower back padding works with this
zippered pants attachment to reduce the chance of your skin becoming exposed in
a crash. This model also features these two loops for attaching the jacket to a
belt if you’re wearing jeans instead of riding pants. Night time visibility is
improved by the addition of reflective piping across the back.
The main closure features a YKK nylon zipper with a metal pull tab and the
collar has a ridge of heavy padding to eliminate any irritation. The hand warmer
pockets at the waist feature zippered closures to keep your items from falling
The fit is completely adjustable to accommodate whatever layers you may want to
wear under the jacket. There are hook and loop adjustments at the waist and
these snap down adjusters on the sleeves that also help to reduce buffeting of
the jacket at higher speeds. The cuff opening is also adjustable thanks to these
hook and loop straps.
Unzipping the shell exposes the hidden pocket and the zipper for the removable
full sleeve waterproof liner. Unzipping the waterproof liner eposes the
removable quilted thermal vest liner. This liner has the same connection zipper
dimensions as the waterproof liner so you can wear this jacket with just the
thermal liner if you want to, although it’s probably not going to do much in a
mesh jacket without the waterproof liner in place. The thermal liner also offers
a significant amount of additional storage with a zippered pocket on the right
and a multi-pocket setup on the left.