Cortech Fusion Jacket
- Constructed with breathable, flexible, abrasion-resistant, two-way stretch FlexCor fabric
- Performance fit with pre-curved and rotated sleeves
- Microfiber-lined mandarin-style collar and cuffs
- Front hand, internal pouch, and mobile media pockets
- 360º Phoslite reflective material and Cortech signature rear triangle improve visibility
- Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls
- ESO zippers, including a locking main zipper slider
- Removable CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor
- CE Level 2 back protector
- Two-way stretch Rainguard waterproof, breathable zip-out liner
- 8” jacket/pant zipper with pant side included
- Color-coded snap attachments for waterproof liner ease installation
Read on for more details.
We checked the fit on these jackets with our size mannequins and we also spot checked a few different size jackets with a tape. We feel this model runs true to size. The jackets are sold in ordinary “alpha” sizes, so you can choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. If anything, they run just a bit on the snug side so if you are between sizes, I’d suggest the larger.
For those that want to check the size based upon their chest measurement, I put together the chart below. If you check Cortech’s website, you’ll find a slightly different chart than the one below. I put this one together based upon measuring the actual inventory.
A proper fit in this jacket is a bit different than most other motorcycle jackets. The material used is a very heavy duty weave, but it is also flexible and stretchy, so the jacket is cut to fit more snugly on the body. The jacket has an average taper from chest to belly, so most people shouldn’t have a problem getting a good fit, but if you have a bit of a belly, please check your belly as well as your chest to make sure you are choosing a size that will accommodate both.
|Alpha Size||Max Chest Size||Max Belly|
Our Two Cents
The Cortech fusion jacket is a bit different animal than most jackets we sell. This jacket’s shell is made of a very heavy duty, abrasion resistant material, but the material is stretchy. A niche gear manufacturer, Motosport makes several jacket out of a similar material. I’ve seen their products in our Customer’s Closet department and I was struck by how heavy duty and thick the material feels, and this Cortech model is very much the same in feel. But as you can see on Motoport’s site, the pricing of this jacket is MUCH more affordable.
A few advantages of a material like this are that you can get a trim fit but still have the movement and comfort. Also, the material breathes better than traditional textile material. While not as “breezy” as a mesh jacket, air does flow through easily, so this jacket would work in warmer weather (but maybe not HOT weather). And I think it is safe to say that the abrasion protection provided by the construction of this jacket would be much better than the average full mesh jacket.
For wet weather, and also to function as a wind liner, the jacket comes with a removable liner. In keeping with the characteristics of the shell, the liner is also stretchy. How is it stretch AND waterproof? I don’t know but that is definitely their claim. In just testing its resistance to air flow through it, I find it to be windproof, so that is a good indication it would be waterproof as well.
This jacket has all the normal features you’d find in a sport textile jacket, so have a look at the factory feature list and also our photo gallery to see those in detail. One standout feature is the excellent back protector. It is rated CE level 2 and from the look and feel, I can confirm it feels and is the same size of the equivalent D3O units we sell. VERY heavy duty, but soft and flexible.
Overall, a very nice looking a feeling jacket with the unique fit properties discussed above. If you ever considered a Motoport (or similar style), this one will be a great choice. :: Paul, 10-24-17