Alpinestars Juno Air Textile Jacket
- Constructed from hard-wearing 600 Denier poly-fabric and incorporating extensive mesh panels strategically placed on the front, back and arms for optimum airflow performance.
- Full mesh liner is highly breathable and incorporates hook and loop closing internal pockets and wallet pocket.
- Sleeves feature pre-curved construction for increased comfort performance in riding position.
- Volume adjustment system on sleeves incorporates three hook and loop adjustments for a highly personalized fit and to help maintain positioning of elbow protector.
- Elongated rear profile and hook and loop D-ring waist adjustment for added riding comfort and customization.
- External hand pockets are zipped for a safe and secure closure.
- Textile comfort edge on collar and cuffs for comfort and moisture-wicking.
- YKK® auto locking zippers for durability and safety.
- Removable and adjustable CE-certified Bio Armor protectors in the elbows and shoulders are lightweight, sleek and promote exceptional resistance against impacts.
- Alpinestars CE-certified Nucleon back and chest protectors available as accessory upgrade.
- CE Certification 89/686 Category II.
- Reflective detailing.
Read on for more details.
These jackets are sold in US based “alpha” sizes, so selecting a size is basically pretty easy. The size Medium and XL jackets fit Huey and Dewey, our Fit Check mannequins very nicely! Also, we checked several sizes with a tape. We found the sizing to be comparable to standard men’s clothing sizes. So our primary advice would be to choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing.
Alpinestars publishes a super-complicated size chart which can be used to pick a size based upon your chest and waist. We’ve condensed their chart down to make it easy to read (see below). You can use this size chart to check your own measurements against the size chart to make sure the size you select will work. Choose a size that is big enough for both your chest and belly.
The max waist of a jacket style like this is only a couple inches smaller than the max chest, so the style is very forgiving in case you have a bit of a belly, but don’t be concerned if your belly is smaller than the size listed below because this jacket has effective side waist adjustment straps.
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Our Two Cents
The Juno Air jacket is a sport styled, but more casually cut jacket for hot summer months. Its almost fully mesh so it ought to be comfortable in the hottest months of the year. I comes with outstanding armor options. And of course it has the Monster badging.
Functionally, the Juno Air is a LOT like the T-Faster air jacket. It is not as snug as a lot of other Alpinestars sport jackets. This is a relatively casual cut jacket for everyday street riders. A full mesh jacket doesn’t have to fit as close to the body as a leather or textile jacket (because mesh can’t inflate like solid fabrics), and so being a more forgiving fit is appropriate for a full mesh jacket like this. Most people will find this jacket to be very comfortable in the very hottest weather of the years. And it will also work for mild weather, so for most, it will be a two season jacket… all summer and then a half season in the spring and fall.
So even though this is a “standard” street jacket style, it has armor options similar to sport and race jackets from Alpinestars. Firstly, you get CE-certified level 1 Bio armor shoulders and elbow protectors. Bio Armor is Alpinestars “standard” protectors for street jackets. This jacket also includes chest and back protection capability. There are two chest pad compartments in front and the traditional back pad compartment. You can upgrade those with CE certified units (see the links below). Most will opt for the level one back pad and chest protectors although there is a level 2 back pad available as well. We’ve got good descriptions of the back protector options, so just click through the links below to made a choice.
Some of the colors on this jacket are printed on, but the big “M” in front and back are embroidered and look sharp. Likewise for the “Monster Energy” patch just below the big “M”. In comparing this jacket to the T-Faster jacket I mentioned above, it looks like the branding costs just under $60. Sounds pretty reasonable to me. :: Paul, 10-17-19