Dainese D-Frame Jacket (52 Or 56 Only)
- D-SYNTH 350 FABRIC
- REMOVABLE COMPOSITE PROTECTORS CERTIFIED TO EN 1621.1 STANDARD
- ANTI-FLOATING SLEEVE ADJUSTMENT
- ELASTIC AND SOFT INSERTS ON WRISTS
- JACKET-PANTS FASTENING SYSTEM
- NECK, WAIST AND WRISTS ADJUSTMENTS
- SOFT INSERT ON NECK
- LINER IN BREATHABLE AND PERFORATED SANITIZED® FABRIC
- REMOVABLE THERMAL LINER
- 1 INNER POCKET
- 1 INNER POCKET ON THERMAL LINER
- 2 OUTER POCKETS
- POCKET FOR G1 AND G2 BACK PROTECTOR
- REFLECTIVE INSERTS
We measured a selection of these jackets and also tried them on our Fit Check mannequins Huey and Dewey to see how they fit (Huey is in a Euro 52 and Dewey is in a 56) and they both look great. The overall fit is consistent with other European sized jacket we sell such as Alpinestars and REVIT.
This product is sold in European sizes. Generally speaking, the US chest size in inches is equivalent to roughly 10 points less than the European jacket size. Example: a 56 Euro jacket is similar to a size 46/XL men’s US size. To choose a size in this jacket, I’d suggest you measure yourself with a tape and get your chest size and belly size, then use the size chart to pick the smallest size jacket that will be big enough for both your chest and belly using the chart below. Approximate US alpha sizes are also listed in the chart so you can check if the jacket size you choose is the same alpha size as you normally wear in men’s clothing.
Sizing tips for upgrading armor: If you plan to add a back protector add 1” to your measured chest/belly size before using the size chart.
The overall cut of this particular style jacket is more relaxed than more sport oriented jackets. Its more of a “street cut” so it will be an easy fit for most and comfortable to wear. The only thing I thought I should mention is that the sleeves are fairly trim, so those with average arm bulk or skinnier types will do fine with this style, but if you are bulky in the arms, then this jacket probably wouldn’t be a fit.
|Euro Size||Max Chest (inches)||Max Belly (inches)||Approx US Alpha Size|
Our Two Cents
The D-Frame jacket by Dainese is a very nice street/sport textile jacket for very day street/sport riding. It comes with elbow and shoulder armor and a removable thermal liner.
The shell of this style is a medium weight abrasion resistant textile. It feels nice and doesn’t weigh a lot. The fit can be adjusted at the waist and in two locations on the sleeves. This is a very comfortable jacket to wear. It has full armor in the shoulders and elbows and Dainese armor is light relatively thin, but it is a hard shell type and will do well with impact. It is an ideal type armor for a casual street jacket like this. You can add a back protector too. The pocket in the jacket will accept any of the choices below. I’d recommend the Pro-Armor G to maximize protection, or if you want something lighter, then the Wave. I think the Manis would be too bulky for a lighter jacket like this, but it will fit if you want it.
I see two zip vents on the shoulders and two exhaust vents on the back, but that’s about it for venting. But the jacket does have a full sleeve thermal liner to add warmth in cooler weather. So I’d recommend this jacket for cold to warm weather, but probably not hot weather. The jacket has a full size zipper for attachment to Dainese pants. Overall a very nicely styled and comfortable street textile jacket. :: Paul, 08-13-18
Dainese says: Fusing style, technicality, light weight and flexibility, the D-Frame textile jacket boasts details like anti-floating sleeve adjustments and a removable thermal liner. Construction is of D-Synth 350 fabric, and there are soft inserts at the wrists and neck for comfort, plus EN-certified composite armor for protection.