Noru Taifu Jacket ::

Noru Taifu Jacket


  • Versatile waterproof jacket suitable for various riding styles
  • 600d durable polyester construction with 1200d elbow / lower arm panels
  • Quilted removable zip-out lining with…
  • Zip entry lining pocket, cell phone sleeve inside, wallet slider pocket
  • Airflow mesh inner lining
  • 100% waterproof inner liner construction
  • Zip entry air vents on the upper arms
  • Padded shoulder detail
  • Pull through hook and loop tab adjustment at hips
  • Low profile collar with neoprene comfort padded trim and microfibre lining
  • Concertina stretch panel at back of arm
  • Reflective piping detail for improved visibility to chest, back and sleeves
  • Short connecting zip for pants
  • CE approved armor – shoulders and elbows
  • Removable memory foam comfort back panel (shaped to suit CE back protector – not included)

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Sizing Information

We checked the sizing of this style with our Fit Check mannequins Huey and Dewey. They are wearing size Medium and XL jackets respectively. These are their “usual” sizes and they work just fine. We also checked the chest and belly of the other sizes and find them to fit OK too. Therefore, we recommend you choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. if you are between sizes, choosing down is probably the best move.

The overall fit of this jacket is similar to other US brands, which is to say, roomy through the torso with a relaxed fit. The overall height and sleeve length I’d say is “average” and is very similar to Tour Master products. If you are slim and tall, you may not fit a good fit here, but average or stout built people will probably be happy with the overall cut.

You can also choose a size by measuring your chest and belly and using the chart (below) which lists max chest and max belly sizes for each jacket size. The measurements in the chart are a combination of the manufacturer’s size chart and also the measurements we take on the product samples. After you measure, you can choose a jacket size using the chart. You’ll want to choose a size that will accommodate both your chest and belly.

Alpha Size Max Chest Size Max Belly
XS 37 34
Small 40 37
Medium 43 40
Large 45 42
XL 48 45
XXL 51 48
XXXL 53 50

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Our Two Cents

The Taifu Jacket by NORU is a solid textile street style with an integrated waterproof liner for use in wet weather and also includes a removable full-sleeve thermal liner. Armor is included for the shoulders and elbows along with a foam back pad. An upgrade for the back pad is available.

If you are looking for a functional textile jacket for everyday riding in a moderate, and sometimes wet climate, this one will be a very good value for you. The shell is solid textile and is fitted with a fixed (not removable) waterproof liner fitted between its outer shell and the inside nylon liner. The rain liner should work well to keep you dry when it rains. This is a non-vented jacket so hot temps will be uncomfortable, but for mild or colder weather, this one should work well. The jacket includes a full-sleeve removable thermal liner to add a layer of insulation in colder temps. You’ll see in the feature list that zip vents are listed, but don’t get too excited about that. The vents open a passage through the outer shell, but the waterproof liner behind the vents prevents air from passing on through to your body. They may work pretty well to dry out the shell after you encounter rain, but they won’t do much in the summer for your personal comfort.

This jacket includes a set of CE1 molded/rubberized armor for the shoulders and elbows. The armor isn’t a brand name, but it is just like “standard” armor we’ve seen in many brands over the last several years. It feels good to me and I’m sure it is functional. NORU gives you a thin foam back pad in a fabric pocket, but it’s only really a place-holder for a “real” back protector. If you want to upgrade, we recommend the Viscoflex back protector listed below. It is a very low cost upgrade and well worth it.

This jacket has a short rear zipper for connection to Taifu waterproof pants (similar features as the jacket), so with those, you’d have a good outfit for travel or commuting (take the link below to view). :: Paul, 04-02-21

About NORU: The NORU line of riding gear is new for us for 2021. It comes to us through one of our very long-time distributors of riding gear and apparel, Helmet House of California. Helmet House is the owner of the Cortech and Tour Master brands and is a distributor of other well known brands such as Shoei helmets and Alpinestars apparel. NORU is designed with value in mind… in fact, exceptional value and will serve those well who want decent riding gear on a minimal budget. NORU says: Inspired by Japan’s culture of careful refinement, NORU is the Japanese word that means “To Ride”. Founded by lifelong motorcycle enthusiasts, NORU is the performance champion of motorcycle apparel that you can afford.

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