Highway 21 2018 Turbine Mesh Jacket
Riding seasons can be limited by weather; don’t let summer be one of them. The Turbine jacket was created to escape the days when the sun is overbearing and the pavement is melting your tires. The full bore air mesh and protection creates a perfect combination of comfort and safety. Maximize your warm weather riding by slipping into a Turbine.
- Full bore mesh outer shell
- Expandable side panels
- Arm volume adjuster
- Velcro waist adjuster
- 600D high abrasion panels on the shoulders and elbows
- Comfort collar and cuff
- CE armor in shoulders and elbows
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.
For those that want to check the size based upon their chest measurement, we put together the chart below. This chart shows the chest size ranges for each jacket and max belly. Note: This jacket has the unique feature of waist expansion zippers. When the side waist zips are open, it adds 5” to the belly area of the jacket! This will be IDEAL for those with a belly but with the zips closed, it fits “normally” so those without a belly can get a good fit too. I listed the max belly with the zips closed and then in parenthesis, I list the max belly with the zips open.
|Jacket Size||Max Chest||Max Belly
with zips closed
with expander zips open
Our Two Cents
The Highway 21 turbine jacket is a great casual mesh jacket meant for the hottest weeks of the summer. Its a minimalist design and the entire shell is open weave mesh material, so air should flow right though.
This jacket includes a full set of CE armor for the shoulders and elbows and also a foam back pad as standard. The sizing adjustments are plentiful, so you’ll be able to adjust the fit so you’ll be comfortable. The jacket has long side zippers on each side of the torso which, when open, but a few more inches of room. Handy if you have a belly, or just want a little more room to spread out when sitting for a long time. Its a nice feature with no downside!.
This is a very simple design geared toward those hot temps. Most people will use a jacket like this a few months out of the year and then have other gear for cooler and or inclement weather. :: Paul, 03-05-18