Vega Merit Mesh Jacket for All Seasons

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Vega Merit Mesh Jacket for All Seasons

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Vega Merit Mesh Jacket for All Seasons

Item Code: VegaMeritMeshJacket
Color:Black, Blue, Red, Silver


  • Full mesh shell for maximum air flow, in 150D wight 100% polyester
  • Outer shell covers mesh in rain, stores in jacket back not in use. Can also be worn alone
  • Full sleeve quilted liner zips in/ out, extends jacket wearability
  • Removable, erogonomically designed, articulated Comfortect Armor at shoulder, elbow and back maximize protection and comfort by molding to wearer's body shape. All 5 pieces Comfortect Armor certified to stringent European CE standards for rider protection
  • Dark retro-reflective piping shines bright in headlights for superior visibility after dark
  • Padded collar, hook/ loop cinch arms, and adjustable waist ensure outstanding comfort and fit
  • Back zip connect to every Vega Technical Gear pant

Size Chart

Size Chart

Size Chest Waist
Small 34-36" 28-30"
Medium 38-40" 32-34"
Large 42-44" 36-38"
X-Large 46-48" 40-42"
2X-Large 50-52" 44-46"
3X-Large 54-56" 48-50"

Customer Reviews

Rated 10 out of 10 based on 98 reviews
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Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: Love this jacket. My second Vega product and I am 2 for 2 happy. This jacket has more features than you can shake a spoke at. Great in hot or cold with zip out warm liner. Without liner mesh really lets the air through for cool comfort. Armor pieces remote for cleaning and a rain wind breaker that is zipper attached and shows up in azzipper pocketing the back. It can be worn alone as a wind breaker. Embroidered Vega on waist band in back looks nice. VERY high quality gear. If you get it I bet you'll like it.


Kennesaw, GA

Vega Mesh Jacket

Comment: Great Jacket-I used the measurement chart and then went one size bigger and the jacket fits perfectly. With real hot weather take out the lining and the wind will keep you cool. Put the lining back in for slightly cooler weather and you will still be comforable while riding in the trees in the evening. Haven't had to use the rain cover.


Langley, B.C., Canada

Vega Jacket

Comment: This jacket is great!!! If you are looking for an all season jacket, this is a great buy.

J Mullins

El Paso, TX

Mens Vega Merit Mesh Motorcycle Jacket.

Comment: It is good quality and fit to my body also not long waiting for order. It received within two weeks.


Brunei Darussalam

Great jacket, great price

Comment: The worst thing I can say about this jacket is I wish it had sn external pocket or two. It fits well using the chart and fit recomendations. I have used the rain cover for cold weather riding and it is indeed windproof. On a 35 degree morning on the expressway at 70 miles per, I was comfortable. without the outer shell, the wind flows through pretty well, even through the inner thermal liner. It will be gloriously cool on hot summer days.

Jerry P.

Raleigh, NC

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: Bought 2 in the black & gray. One for husband and on for myself. The fit was great for me a lot more room than the female version not so form fitting with a few adjustments in the arms with the Velcro straps and I was happy! Great jackets for the price! Have worn them in cool weather 34 and warm 83 and loved them. Jafrum you are now my best place to buy my gear! Love You Guys

Mona Aguinaga

Warner Springs CA

Love this jacket

Comment: Just love this jacket. Got here in under 2 days. Order a larger jacket size like everyone else recommends. Shell allows you to ride in comfort even in 32-55 degree weather. W/out shell from 55-70ish weather. W/out liner from 75+ weather. For the price you can't beat it!



Vega Merit Jacket 4X

Comment: i bought this jacket and i love it it's great i have no complaints at all in fact my first jacket was the red one then i loved it so much i got the blue and silver one, my order was receive within a week. thank you.

Joseph Young

Ludlow MA

Just what I wanted

Comment: Great fit, Love the red accents for visibility to traffic , not to mention the armor. Another awesome jacket from Jafrum at an unbelievable price.


Chicago, Illinois

Great jacket!!

Comment: This Vega jacket is more than I had hoped for. It's comfortable, warm, and flexible. The armor is so well-designed that its presence is virtually forgotten. Sizing is consistent with other clothing, and I believe the durability is great. Pockets galore, and the jacket keeps it shape. I bought this jacket as a first purchase and would buy another.



Vaga Mesh Jacket

Comment: The jacket is good at the sale price. The quality is not as good as the other brand like Joe Rocket. The pads are thinner and the zipper is weeker, however, the rain protection is on the outside over the mesh jacket. This makes the jacket dry when the rain stops, also the mesh jacket has a place to store the rain cover so it is always with you. Over all buy the jacket and have a good year on the road.


Arnprior, Ottawa Canada

Vega Mesh Jacket

Comment: This is great, good for warm weather & cold weather down to 45 degrees.



Great Jacket

Comment: Fast shipping, excellent jacket. Warm down to 40 degrees with the liner in and so far up to 80 degrees without the liner no problems. Size runs a little small so order one size up. Had to exchange the first one but as always Jafrum comes through with great customer service.


Hebron, KY

Very Happy

Comment: Bought this for my husband. Great value!



Good value

Comment: Good quality.



Great Jacket!

Comment: Twice as much jacket than others costing much more. Very well made, good quality, the rain cover is an extra! Buy one size larger than you might normally wear, otherwise, this is a very nice, good looking and well made jacket.

Mark Corrigan

Phoenix, AZ


Comment: The light weight and mesh design helps a lot in FL's weather! The extra (removable) layer on the inside makes it worm to wear at night. The protective cushion is very well placed and they can be removed easily. Size-wise, the chart is accurate but you can't go wrong with one size bigger.



Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: Great Jacket. Very cool when running in high 80-90 deg. temps. Like riding in a Tee shirt, but with protection. For the $ it really can't be beat with the thermal liner and exterior rain shell, which makes a great wind breaker on cooler evenings.


Debary, FL

Got 2

Comment: Love these jackets we got two one for me and the wife. Both of us love them and feel that they are better than jackets that we have paid 3 times as much for. Run true to size and about 10,000 miles of use and the still look like new.

Iowa Jim


Another awesome purchase

Comment: Jacket is a bit too snug with liner. However I ordered it for hot summer riding. Removed liner fits great! The armor is a bit thin feeling but lightweight. The only issue is the adjustable strap clip at the elbow pinches into my elbow when strapping helmet.

Tate O

Denver CO

Great Jacket

Comment: With the liner in, is about the same warmth as thermal underwear worn with blue jeans. Comfortable and fits well. Would probably be warmer with rain shell being used, I have not tried it yet. Great value, lots of features.



Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: Agree with other commentors...great jacket! Just slightly concerned about the zipper...wonder if its going to hold up. Great price, quality product!

Rusty Rider

Portland, OR

Well worth it..

Comment: For the price I don't think it can be beat. It's well made, and the range of uses from hot weather mesh, cool weather insulation, and wet weather rainproof outer shell covers every condition I ride in. Jafrum service was excellent, so thanks and if I need anything else, I'll be back.

RC Stilwell

Eugene, Or.

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: This is a great jacket, well ventilated and the size fits. The color matches my bike Honda F6B. Proud to wear this jacket! A great price.

Tim Draje

Charlotte, NC

Great Quality and Features.... Low Price!

Comment: This jacket easily out features any comparable jacket at twice the price! very nice build quality, good looking, and seems very well made. The rain liner hidden in the back is a real nice touch, as is the cool weather liner. I ride in AZ, and a mesh jacket is really a requirement. At 100 dgrees, this jacket works very well (while moving). Cannot recommend this enough!

Mark Corrigan

Phoenix, AZ

Much Better than the picture

Comment: I just received this jacket and surprised at how good it was. Good features and appears well made.


Bethlehem PA

Needed a size larger.

Comment: I'm 5'10" 210lbs and originally ordered XL. Too snug and shorter cut didn't cover waist area low enough in riding position. Jafrum was great as usual. Love this versatile jacket! It is very well thought out and is better quality, fit & features than I expected for its low price


Chester Springs, PA


Comment: I like this jacket with all it's features and a bonus was finding the built in rain shell in the back behind a zipper. Awesome price. I did order one size larger than normal based on other comments and it fits me perfect.

Tom Bo

Columbia, MO

Excellent Jacket

Comment: This jacket is great! A mesh jacket for hot weather with built-in armor. If it gets cold, there is a zip-in liner. If it rains, there is another layer in a special pocket in the back - It's always there when you need it!

Tom J.


vega merit mest jacket

Comment: I purchased this jacket for my husband and he absolutely loves it you can't beat the sale price for this jacket I recommend this jacket I will definitely continue shopping with this company

kim verhest

hubbard ohio

Merit Jacket

Comment: I bought my first Merit jacket at the Barber Vintage show about 2 years ago. When it was time for my wife and I to get matching jackets for our new "Wing" I let her wear mine for a short trip and she was sold too. You can spend more money but I like the bang for the buck you get here. Plus the people at Vega are great. We have the helmets too. The jackets run very small so up size 2 and you should be fine. Enjoy.

Roy Fraser

Birmingham, Alabama

Absolutely pleased with this product

Comment: I actually didn't realise all the features of this jacket, untill i watched the video. This a fantastic jacket, at this price. Really warm, i cant wait to try it in cold weather.

Aubrey Lambert Jr


Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: Awesome, awesome,awesome,dont hesitate buy this jacket now! Great in all weather,,jackets features cover all types of weather.Cool in hot, warm in cold, and dry in wet weather.

Rev. Lonnie Semetosky

Johnstown, PA


Comment: BEST buy on the Jafrum site! No kidding this jacket is the bomb! I need 2 more stars to rate it right!


Pacific NW, USA

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: This is a great jacket for all but the coldest weather. The zip-out lining is nice and warm, without it, the air circulates nicely. The rain cover can be removed completely, or stored out of the way in the built in pocket. The armor in the back and sleeves should prevent road rash in the nastiest crashes. Google this same jacket, and look at the prices. You won't find it this reasonably priced anywhere.

Roger Reese

Salt Lake City, Utah

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: Great summer jacket. Got it for my ride home from 2nd shift work. Had to exchange original XL for 2XL. Nice fit, Sleeves are not too long. Overall great deal.


SW. Wisconsin

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: Having just completed the MSF Basic Rider Course over the weekend, I'm no expert on jackets. But I can say, after two days in the blazing Texas sun in June, I'm a believer. Even at the low speeds of the BRC there was good air flow. The Vega Merit Mesh Jacket was worth the money and more.


Somerville, TX

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: This is my first purpose made riding jacket. It's about as perfect as they come for me, at my location for the spring/summer season. Not too hot, can always cover my jacket with he included wind breaker that zippers on and off the jacket and is stored in the lower back of the jacket. The jacket zippers on to the matching pants in the back so there is no riding up of your jacket. The jacket is a large, I think this line runs on the large side so if you're like me and in between mediums and large I don't know what to tell you. I take the pants in small but the jacket is a large. Go figure....


Pac. NW USA.

Great Jacket

Comment: Jacket looks good, fits good and looks to have adequate armor protection. Zip out lining for cooler weather. Atteached rain jacket is a added bonus,


St Louis, MO

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: This is the second Vega Mesh jacket I have purchased. The first one was an experiment to determine if I could wear a protective jacket in the heat of Florida. It proved successful so I purchased a second jacket for the summer months in New Jersey. Air flow is terrific and protection is more than adequate. Could not be happier.


New Jersey

Don't Fear the Low Cost

Comment: Comfortable with many ways to tailor the fit although the neck can be tight.. Vents well as long as the rain liner is placed low in its storage pocket (excellent idea BTW). The quilted liner seems to o its size. Seems more durable than some mesh jackets I've owned in its price point but not as durable as others above it. For where it occupies the market it seems a solid choice so far.



Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: I ordered this jacket after reading discription and reviews. I was pleasently suprised when I recieved it. It was better than I expected. The discription did not mention the two outside zippered pockets. I store gloves in them. The fit is good and the jacket is comfortable. This is my first armored jacket. I took the liner out and put it away until cooler weather. I rode today in 89 degree heat and I would not have been any cooler wearing only a t shirt. I may order another one, this time with red trim to match my bike which is red and black. I really like this jacket!

William Gupton

eastern North Carolina

Great riding jacket

Comment: We actually purchased three of these jackets and we love them. They feel heavy when they are off but on, they are light as can be. We love that the air flows through and we are still protected in case of a fall. The liner is great and really helps stop the wind. We have not needed to try the rain cover but are glad to know it is with us at all times. We would definitely recommend this jacket!

Carl Norsen


Vega Mesh Jacket 1500 miles later

Comment: Recently took a ride to Yosemite Nat'l Park and Lake Tahoe with my wife. Riding through Nevada and California, we experienced it all. From 100 degrees to the lower 40's with rain. The jacket worked perfectly. The built-in rain jacket was a nice touch. As others have mentioned order one size larger. When we ordered the only color available in our sizes was black. Henry Ford said is best about the Model T, you can have any color you want as long as it is black. The jacket performed well, the air flow was excellent without the liner and the liner provided the warmth needed on those cool mornings and you can't beat the price. Delivery was quick and arrived on time.

Steve McPhee


Vega Merit Mesh Jacket - Good Buy

Comment: The price was Good and the quality is Great. The jacket lives up to its description and this is one purchase that I have no second thoughts about. I got a size larger than I normally wear and it is comfortable as well as providing extra protection if ever needed. The mesh lets air flow through on hot days and the liner helps to keep your body’s heat on cool days. The rain slicker hidden in the back is an extra plus.


Dallas, TX

Great jacket

Comment: Purchased jacket on Sunday and was wearing it on Wednesday. Jacket fits just right and appears to be well made. Rode in 85 degree weather and was very comfortable.


Topeka Ks

Great buy!

Comment: I spent 3 months researching the internet for an affordable quality jacket and I finally decided to roll the dice on this one. I am more than satisfied with this purchase!! Pros: Water resistant, breathable, good quality, great look, zippers are working well, adjustable waist (I'm kinda skinny), VALUE FOR MONEY Cons: minimal armor, slightly heavy (with armor), wouldn't recommend wearing in 85+ weather (but then what mesh jacket would you rather wear in that weather?) Summary: Best 80$ riding jacket on the market.

Monsieur le heat

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Nice Jacket, sizing issues.

Comment: The jacket is nice, but I ordered one size up as recommended in the reviews, it seems too large, and I think I should have ordered the right size. I am thin, and the correct size probably would have been just right. Maybe you're all overweight.

Bob V

Los Angeles

Great Jacket from Vega

Comment: This is my first vented jacket and it was a great choice. Ordered the next size larger and it fits great. Zippers are always a concern and these work great! Would recommend this jacket to all my friends.



Comment: I was pretty skeptical on how cool this jacket could be in the heat, and was pleasantly surprised to find with the liner removed that even in temps up to around 85 degrees it was cool while riding. Perfect jacket to fill the gap in the riding season between short sleeve T shirt and heavy leather.

Art Santella

Norwalk, CT 06855

Nice Jacket - I really like it!

Comment: I recently got my bike and needed something that was good for hot and cool weather. After reading the reviews, I decided to buy it. I ordered the Large black one. I am 5' 5" & 165 lbs and It fits well. The zip out liner is great for the cool evenings (50's) here in Colorado Springs and great for the hot (90-95) days (without liner). The mesh allows great airflow to keep you cool and there's sufficient pockets for keys, garage remote, cell phone, etc. The only "con" is that the neck is a little constricting when the jacket is fully zipped and snapped at the neck. I just leave it unsnapped, so it's not a big deal.

Daniel Williams

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: Living in Florida and wanted a summer jacket. Took the liner out to get full breathe ability. Works great. Much better than leather which is in winter closet. I'm happy with product.


Jacksonville, Florida

Best Buy ! Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: I love this jacket, very comfortable and keeps you well protected and cool in hot weather. Very versatile with the included rain cover and zip out liner. Like others, I went next size bigger, can't go wrong, great buy!


Panama City, FL

great jacket

Comment: i love the is everything you said it was. size fit was perfect. there is not a better deal out there. i would highly recommend this jacket to anyone .

bryan minnich

1395 pioneer road McPherson, KS

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: Very pleased with my purchase. Great value and great looks. I am 66" tall, weigh 165 lbs, and have a 38" chest and the large fits perfect. I live in coastal NC with hot humid summers. I ride my bike to work daily. I bought the jacket in June and I have been pleased with breathability. I have not had to use the rain cover or quilted liner. I have received compliments and I have recommended this jacket to friends. You can't go wrong, especially at under $80.


North Carolina

Great All Season Jacket

Comment: This is my second Vega jacket. One of the nice things about it is it uses the same inner lining. If your only going to buy one jacket, this one covers all riding conditions. Size was dead on & quality is as good as name brands costing many times more.

Kevin Kelly

Wood River, Il

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: This is a great jacket with protection. The zip out liner is useful so I can ride in the early hours of the Texas mornings. I can zip it off when the sun comes up and the hidden rain jacket is with me for those TX thunderstorms. The jacket is still a bit warm if you're not moving. I was disappointed when they didn't have white, which is what wanted. Overall i am happy with my purchase and will order other items.

Frank Rains

College Station, TX

This jacket ROCKS

Comment: I followed the advice of other reviews on this page and ordered one size larger than I normally wear, and it fits perfect! The outer mesh shell wil keep you cool in the warmest weather, and in a minute or less you can zip in the thermal liner and stay warm in cool weather as well. The fact that this jacket comes with a built in rain fly makes it that much better. It is a good looking jacket at a VERY attractive rice point. Buy this jacket and you will not be disappointed!



Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: Very nice jacket at a great price. Its just what I wanted for summer riding in L.A. where it can get pretty warm, but the jacket really lets the air flow right through. According to the reviews I ordered one size larger, but it was too big and I had to return it. If you're not, well, overweight, the normal size should work fine.

Bob V.


High Quality Excellent price

Comment: A lot of coat for the price, the rain gear is an added plus!

Mark Wall

Elizabeth City NC

Men's Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: Great Jacket!!! Excellent quality, exceeded my expectations. I'm 6' tall and weigh 235lbs and ordered the 2XL from the measurements on the fit chart. The fit was perfect!! I just did a 1000 mile round trip wearing it w/o the liner from Southern Arizona to southern Colorado (end of July). Temps ranged from 58 - 100 degrees and the jacket performed very well. I had my doubts about how it would feel at a 100 degrees, but I was surprisingly comfortable. Don't get me wrong, it was still hot, but I believe I would have felt the heat more without it on. Most comfortable protective jacket I've worn. I can't comment on its performance in cold weather with the liner, as those days are few here in AZ. I hope I don't need the rain shell, but it's cool that its there and ready to put on when the time comes. I just ordered this jacket for my wife. Would highly recommend this jacket!! Safe travels!!


Tucson, Az

Great jacket!

Comment: I wore this jacket in 95 degree heat and did not feel uncomfortable. The fit is great and it's nice to know I have the rain shell in the jacket if I need it

Jim Baccaro

Roxbury N.J.

First time buyer

Comment: I think that this is a good buy for the money. It is comfortable in warm weather as long as you are moving. The delivery was on time and working with them was great. I can see that you would need to pull out the rain cover in cold weather to stay warm. I am happy!

Albert Dormaier

Marysville, WA

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: Very attractive, breezy, yet protective. Fit is true, and love the way the shell zips into the back panel. Great idea. Sale price can't be beat. My hubby has worn this all summer. No problems, thanks, Jafrum, we are new fans!


Ontario Canada

Size is good.

Comment: I really like the mesh feature, which makes it comfortable in hot weather. The zip out lining will come in handy in fall, and the rain cover stored in the back pocket is pure genius. Based on reviews I ordered one size up, but it was too big. I think that unless you're, well, a little overweight, you should just order the right size. I returned and re-ordered a smaller size and am happy.

Bob V.

Los Angeles

Great Jacket

Comment: This is a killer jacket!!! I love the integrated armor, and the mesh design. I do recommend buying one size larger. The design is smart with a built in rain slick. Finally, I really like the collar because it is comfortable and let's face it the price is right and the jacket looks great too.

Andrew Baird

Portland, Oregon

Vega Merit Jacket

Comment: Not the color we wanted but definitely the jacket we wanted. The jacket was everything they said it would be. Removed the liner for a recent trip in the heat and it work great. Rain storm came up and the rain cover went on quick and kept us dry. Got one for my husband and one for me. Chose the mens cut as it is longer in waist. Went up one size bigger for a more comfortable fit. Great jacket for the price.



Great Jacket / Great Price

Comment: This is my 4th jacket purchased from Jafrun and have been satisfied every time. I have also purchased a 1/2 dozen helmets and other items. Now about the jacket - this is the best jacket I have purchased and has the most features (liner, rain jacket attached, quality looks and an amazing closeout price. I used the size chart and ordered a medium ( 5'8 /155 lbs/34" waist) and it fits perfectly. If I did not have other jackets I would order a 2nd one. Hope you can get one before they are sold out.


Lakewood, CO

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket

Comment: I received my jacket today. My order was processed and delivered very quickly. I have not ridden in the jacket yet, but I must say I agree with many of the other reviews. The jacket runs a size small and the zipper could be sturdier. But for the price it is an excellent choice. I am concerned about the reflective piping. It is black, as stated in the video. So I hope it is indeed reflective.

Diane Bryant

Old Hickory, TN

Ordered 2nd Jacket

Comment: This is an update to my earlier comments. I ordered a 2nd (blue) of these jackets. First was a red one. Make it 5 jackets from Jafrun. I got to ride and test my red one on a 48 mile ride and it was better (cooler) than I thought it would be. If you need a jacket (and rain protection) you should not miss out on this deal.


Lakewood, CO

Vega Jacket Silver

Comment: This jacket is great! I got the 2XL thinking that it may be small but it fit very well and nice to boot! The added bonus is the included rain jacket that stays within the jacket so I never forget to bring it along. LoL The armor padding is nice but I have not yet had to use it. It is great in the 100F Houston summers that allow for protection and style. Buying my wife one also. BTW shipping was supper fast-got it in two days normal shipping. Will buy again from Jafrum!

Stephan L

Houston TX

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket.

Comment: I ordered this jacket after reading reviews and watching the video. It was exactly what I was hoping for. The discription did not mention the two outside zippered pockets which a previous review wished for. The fit is good and the jacket is comfortable. This is my first armored jacket and is comfotable down to high 40's with just a t-shirt on unerneath.

Don O

Kankakee, Il

Awesome Jacket

Comment: Great fit and details on the jacket. Perfect for use in the desert. Jacket was a gift for my son. He likes it.

Senior Ninja


Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: My wife and I purchased 2 for our 3100 mile journey to New Mexico and back. Fantastic about versatility! Best deal out there!


Boise, Idaho

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: this is a great jacket Got it in a timely manner and the fit is great. Used the rain jacket on the first time out stayed dry as a bone. Recommended to a friend he brought one for his son and he loves it.

Terry Edler

Yaskima Wa.

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: I'm wearing this jacket without the liner and it's great when riding in hot weather like Singapore. This jacket is very comfy and you can feel the air past through your skin. Overall, great buy.



Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: I was very pleased with the timely arrival. I was a little concerned about ordering based on the sizing chart but found the fit to be fine. It definitly looks like a much more expensive jacket than what I paid for it. Unexpectedly, It has 2 exterior front pockets I hadn't noticed on the photos. Pretty comfortable to wear and warm with the liner in. I haven't tried the rain cover yet. Overall a great value!

Derek Wenn

Orem, Utah

Great Jacket

Comment: this is a great jacket at a great price I ordered one size up from what I wear I ordered a 3x when I wear a 2x and it fit perfectly make sure to order one size larger than you wear. The jacket let's plenty of air through to be cool but yet keeps you warm. I had the liner in wore a sweatshirt in 46 degrees at highway speeds it kept me plenty warm any cooler than that you will have to pull out the rain cover to use a windbreaker highly recommended



Very Comfortable Jacket

Comment: I love it. I wear a medium (42" chest) and Medium fits me perfectly. It's slightly heavier than I expected with the liner and armor in. Very warm and comfortable and a great price

Frank Anderson

Palm Bay, Florida

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: i definitely recommend it for any fall rider who is serious about looking good, and staying warm.fall spring and light winter that is .. not to mention the superb price.

keith k

new york city

Very good jacket by Vega

Comment: I recently bought this jacket and I love it. Works well with all the features and pads. Looks cool and with the in/out lining works good at night and day for cool or warmth. Can't beat the price for quality and comfort.


West Covina, Ca.

Size Chart is Perfect For Me

Comment: I ordered the medium in this jacket -- it fits me snug -- but that is the way it should fit for riding not fashion. I have a Honda VTX ; I am 5'9" 165-170 lbs and my arms are about a 34". The jacket fits fine but I can see why people would be inclined to order one size up to give it that baggier feeling. But for me and the wind the medium is fine. One thing I did note is I cannot fold it up and squeeze it into my saddlebags (because of the body armor plates) like I do with my leather jacket. I live in south florida so I ride all year. I can use this jacket on warm and the liner should work for our brutal 60 degree winters (LOL)



Can't beat it

Comment: This is a pretty great jacket. The mesh allows for plenty of airflow when it's hot, and it also includes a liner and an outer shell for when it's cold or rainy. The sizing is generous and comfortable. The armor is great, too. Flexible, but clearly would be good in a crash. My only complaint about this jacket is that it is slightly too short in the front for me, but I have a long torso, so that will likely not be a problem for most other people. I still give it 5 stars.


Manteca, CA

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: I dont think i noticed when i bought this it had nothng but 5 star reviews so let me add to them. This is a great looking jacket that is one of the few not to long in the arm for me. It has armor all around and the liner works well too. It seems pretty durable although i have only worn it once or twice. The only downsides are like no internal pocket but it would be tough to put on in a mesh jacket. I think this was $ and id say its well worth it.



superb Jacket

Comment: I ordered this jacket a couple months ago and have enjoyed it in every way... i have used it to ride only a couple of times and it felt perfect the fit was amazing using the sizing chart. Another plus about this jacket ia it is comfirtable enough to wear on the day to day. I have been using it as a normal jacket, its that comfotable

Kenny strode



Comment: This was my first time ordering from JAFRUM. I don't usually order from anybody on the internet. I didn't expect.such a nice jacket. The quality is great. I ordered a 3X in silver . I am very happy with my purchase. And have now ordered a pair of gloves to go with it. THANKS JAFRUM

Anthony Adams

Atlanta , Georgia

vega merit mesh jacket for all seasons

Comment: This is an all weather jacket,it is comfortable to wear well made and all in all a fine jacket

richard alfonse

roebling new jersey

Floating elbow pads

Comment: The jacket fits true to size, at least for me. My only negative comment would be the elbow pads. You are supposed to be able to hold them in place with the velcro straps. The strap is very long, but the area of velcro-receptor material on the jacket is not long at all. When I have it fully tightened, it is still very loose around the elbows, allowing the CE pads to float freely. God forbid I'm ever in a crash, I do not have much confidence that the elbow pads will be where I need them. I plan to have extra velcro-receptors sewn onto the jacket. On the positive side, this jacket is really cool during hot rides. Just last night, I was riding in 85 degree heat (and very humid). I stayed very cool (even using a windshield). The only time I ever sweat in this jacket is when I'm using a backpack. The included foam back pad will also make you sweat, but it is worthless for crash protection, so I ditched it.

David B

Louisville, Ky

Great all season jacket

Comment: it is a great all season jacket will keep you protected and cool in the summer and nice and warm in the winter and the rain jacket works well also I highly recommend this jacket


Springfield MO

wonderful jacket !!

Comment: Just started biking and not sure about buying leather jacket yet; this jacket with removable armor is a steal at $49 !! Love the fact that the lining is removable; makes the jacket much lighter for hot days. Size is "spot on" by using the size chart.....bought men's jacket for myself since I am a larger lady and some of the ladies' jackets don't fit correctly. Appreciate the shorter length of this jacket as some mens' jackets are extremely long. Very surprised when jacket arrived on hanger in a zippered plastic cover; didn't expect such a high quality product for the price...thank you Jafrum !

Pauline Homchenko

Erie, PA

Vega Merit Mesh jacket Reviews

Comment: By writing in detail about your product you are helping your biker buddies make better choices. Thank you.

bob jennings

KY.nice jacket for the money it is very warm on a 90 degree day here in KY. jacket fit very well . but the zipper not so good came apart at the bottom after the jacket was zipped up the first time I put it on.I hope I can find a place I can have a new zipper put in

Great Jacket

Comment: This jacket is way better than I expected. In the description it says 150D shell. The tag on the jacket says outer layer 600D, The jacket is heavy but not heavy when you are wearing it. I road today and it was 90 degrees it was nice and cool when moving . When stopped it was a little warm but over all was more comfortable since it kept the hot sun off my skin. I think this jacket will work for most weather. When it gets real cold I wear leather. I think leather offers move protection and this jacket will offer decent protection when it is to warm for leather. I thought this jacket would be low quality and a waste of money, but now that I have the jacket and can see the quality I would paid more and not thought twice about buying it if it was hanging in the local bike shop.



Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: I ordered it in black and it looks great. I have always wore leather before so I don't really know how to review it. I do know its a awesome looking jacket and comes with so many extras, its worth way more than I paid for it.

r young


Vega Merit Mesh Jacket for All Seasons

Comment: Love this jacket! Great looking, comfortable and versatile!


Springfield, MO

Best Buy

Comment: This jacket is just what was advertised. Fit is good, quality is good, and the price was the best. Very comfortable and looks good also. I would recommend this product to anyone

Steve Van Der Meer

Flanders, NJ

Feature Packed Jacket!!

Comment: Just received this jacket and as always I was concerned about the sizing. Had recently purchased a different jacket from Jafrum and ordered a XXL, and it fit very well. But that jacket did not have any armour or some of the extra features that this jacket had, which in my mind may require extra space. So I bought the 3XL. Must say the jacket fits very well. Not sure how strong the mesh will be in a spill but it does give me the added protection with the armour. Its winter here now so no riding at all, but looking forward to the spring when I can take my bike and this jacket out for some rides!

Greg Toope

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

It fits!

Comment: I am 6' 7" tall and 310lbs and the 4XL fits perfectly! The sleeves are plenty long and the waterproof shell is ideal. I bought this at the clearance price, but had I known the fit and quality, I would have been thrilled to purchase it at full price. I will add to this after riding with it on in all types of weather.

Rob Riedmiller

Newport News, Virginia

Vega Merit Mesh Jacket Review

Comment: Very good jacket for the price! Well constructed and not too heavy.

James Murray


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Great price and awesome reviews.
Daniel A on Feb 17, 2015
cannot beat these jackets... what an amazing deal... love the fold away liner... keeps wind off you... man these keep you warm
Robert R on Nov 21, 2014
I had one of these but went down in an accident and put a hole in it. Apart from the hole, I was extremely impressed with how well it protected my upper body and would not hesitate to wear another one. The price was great too.
Sharon W on Jan 30, 2015
can you order more of these in size xl ? I just purchased a Vega mesh jacket, But I really want this one, in silver. can you get more ?
Roger S on Oct 1, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,
I’m not sure just how this email thing works in regards to replying back to you all at Jafrum, But I just wanted to say thanks for answering my question regarding the Vega Merit Mesh Jacket for all seasons. It’s a shame that Vega no longer makes this jacket. It was perfect for me, and just what I was wanting. However I did go forth, and I purchased the Vega Mercury Mesh Jacket from you at Jafrum. I can hardly wait to get it. I will keep checking your site to see if anything else should come in. I am on your mailing list, so I do get notices… Again I thank you for the help.

Roger Sayers
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what are the measurments for the xs model? thanks
roberruff on Feb 23, 2015
Best Answer: I ordered 2 size MEDIUM jackets and they are a tight (snug) fit on me (5'8", 150 lbs., 34" waist) with liner inserted. My guess is tthat a XS size must be for a VERY small person.
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What are the sleeve lengths for the XL, 2XL and 3XL sizes?
Michael B
A shopper on Dec 16, 2014
Best Answer: XL- no longer available
2XL- no longer available
3XL- 32.5 inches from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the sleeve
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I can’t lie, this Merit jacket from Vega surprised me a little bit. For a fully armored motorcycle riding jacket at this low of a price, you come to not expect very much. In fact, you come to not expect anything at all. At first glance, this jacket looks like what you’d expect, the one hundred percent polyester shell is predictably a little coarse feeling, and the tall, heavily padded collar looks like a poor choice on what initially appears to be a jacket designed only for hot weather. But, then, you start to look closer at the features and there’s a lot of good things going on here.
The first thing I noticed is that all of the closures feature quality SBS zippers. Zippers are usually the first thing to go on any value priced or entry level jacket. You won’t have to worry about that with the Merit. In looking at the zippers, I also noticed that all of the seams are double stitched. Not bad.
The protection offered by the Merit is also actually quite good. What the jacket gives up in tensile strength with its polyester shell, it more than makes up for by having full CE armor in not just the shoulders and elbows, but in the back as well. Most mesh jackets offer just a foam back pad. You also get a zippered attachment in the rear to connect a pair of riding pants. Even this feature is well thought out. Vega used a strong but flexible material to tendon the zipper to the jacket to keep the zipper from ripping out of the polyester in a crash. They have also added high viz piping effectively to the jacket to increase visibility at night.
Adjustability is more than sufficient. Most waist adjustment, if there is any, on a jacket in this price point, will consist of nothing more than a hook and loop strap, which we do see here. But, on the Merit, it’s accompanied by a stretch panel and an expandable zippered gusset. You have adjusters on the sleeves, which are extra important on a mesh jacket to reduce buffeting, and hook and loop gusseted cuffs that are lined with a soft material so the polyester shell doesn’t touch your skin
The next feature I’m going to show you is what really impressed me about this jacket. Most mesh jackets will offer some sort of removable, waterproof zip out liner; and, while these do work to keep you dry, they do nothing to keep the shell of your jacket dry. Plus, if the liner is not installed, and it begins to rain, you could be soaked by the time you get the jacket off, liner installed, and jacket back on. If you do manage to get the liner installed before the rain comes, you are still stuck with water logged gear when you reach your destination. Enter Vega’s Amphitex system. The Merit hides a zip off, waterproof, windproof, and breathable shell in this little pocket in the back. With a little practice, you can get this shell out of its pocket and put on in just a few seconds, without taking the jacket off. Now, not only do you not have to take your jacket off to install a liner, but now you can arrive at your destination without a water logged jacket to deal with.
Lastly we see the removable, quilted thermal liner. With most mesh jackets, these are one hundred percent completely and totally useless. Without a windproof shell, a thermal liner has little or no chance at actually retaining any body heat. With the Amphitex shell installed, though, this liner will keep you comfortable with a light base layer under it down to about 50 degrees. Heavy layering could take you well below that. Not too shabby for a value priced mesh jacket.