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.
Detour Flagman Mesh / Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket with Removable CE Armor
List Price: 179.99
Sales Price: $89.95
Detour Flagman Mesh / Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket with Removable CE Armor
Item Code: Detour8023
Color: Black, Silver
- 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
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
Most Helpful Reviews :
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.
GOOD JACKET AND THE SALE PRICE FROM JAFRUM WAS OUTSTANDING.
I do not like the heat so I put on only the mesh jacket and it was great. The rain and quilted liner are a bit of a pain to put inside the jacket which takes some time. So I'll have to do it well before the rain comes.
Good jacket. I have ridden with it in cooler temps and was satisfied. It had the rain and thermal liners in but was not uncomfortable. The fit was just what I ordered. The construction has an adequate appearance and I do not want to test it. Let's say I trust it. Excellent pricing.
This jacket is well constructed and looks good. The waterproof liner is indeed waterproof and cuts the wind in cooler weather. It has velcro storm flap over the zipper which works very well. The quilted vest liner is light and extends the use of this jacket into cooler weather riding (maybe into the 40's). Well designed collar, cuffs and adjustable waist. I'm 6'1", 215 lbs, 46" chest and the 2XL fits, but I probably could have gone with an XL. Overall a great jacket system.
Jacket comes with two liners that can be worn individually or both together. One liner is a rain liner and has sleeves. The other liner does not have sleeves and provides light warmth protection to the torso. Worn together, the warm vest attaches inside the rain liner which attaches inside the jacket. Without liners, even a slight breeze goes right through the jacket where it is not blocked by padding. The padding and other protective areas are fairly substantial; however, the back padding can be removed if desired. The jacket incorporates a zipper to attach the jacket to the top of pants if desired. I am very pleased with the jacket. It is a great value for the price. I used the sizing information provided to determine what size to order and it fit perfectly.
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 out.
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.