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AKIN 'Alpha' Motorcycle Jacket

AKIN 'Alpha' Motorcycle Jacket

introducing the alpha motorcycle jacket from Pitkin the perfect fusion of style and protection we've spent countless hours testing this jacket all over the world from the beautiful coastline of Australia to the world's highest roads in the Himalayas the Alpha jacket has been our go-to jacket for all-round adventure we've designed this jacket to make riders look as good on the bike as they do often a great-looking practical design that can be worn all day all night and not look out of place the Alpha jackets outer shell is constructed of 800 D Cordura although it looks like a standard fabric Cordura is engineered to provide superior resistance to abrasion and protects you from wet and windy weather conditions it's durable versatile and reliable and we love it it's the small details on this jacket that make it unique and perfect for riders we use a classic velcro cuff closure on the pre Coast leaves but added an additional hiddens wind blocker graft inside the sleeve to reduce the amount of wind that gets it any wind that does creep into the jacket can easily be removed through the hidden vents at the back these vents help control temperature and stop the jacket from popping up hidden under the snap button storm flap is a high-quality heavy duty YKK zipper with a classy embossed leather pool tap we've deliberately stopped the zipper from running all the way to the bottom of the jacket this allows the rider to adjust the fit and prevents the bottom of the jacket from bunching up when you're on the bike there are also hidden adjusting draw cords in the hem to allow for further fit adjustment the two exterior pockets are lined with a soft fleece to keep your hands warm and we've used the same fleece to line the collar and cuffs up an extra comfy we love words on jackets but they can sometimes cause havoc when you're riding luckily the hood can be fully removed by a hidden snap buttons and a zip the inside of the Alpha jacket is just as impressive as the X for added protection we've designed the alpha jacket to be 100% compatible with body armor inserts like those from force field and d3o the two internal stash pockets are water-resistant to protect your wallet phone and other valuables finally the entire jacket is lined with a micro mesh to improve breathability and improve comfort this is max here's a rider and is the founder of akin he designs and tests every product for months before release Max's chest measures 98 centimeters he's 6 foot tall and weighs 82 kilograms and wears a size large the Alpha is a larger fitting jacket and it's designed to be a little bit loose make sure you check out our dedicated size guide videos that show you how to measure yourself and choose the right size we're riders – and we're here to help

Reader Comments

  1. greetings from Texas! Jacket looks promising. Is this a 3 season jacket? or mostly cooler seasons? asking mainly on account of Texas summers tend to be on the warm side — extremely warm haha

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