Oxford Continental Jackets
- WarmDryT thermal tech
- Removable thermal insulation
- Dry2DryT breathable membrane
- Zip open ventilation
- Mesh ventilation
- Direct ventilation
- Dry2DryT waterproof tech
- Water-resistant zips
- CE protectors
- Height adjustable protector pockets (pants only)
- Reflective printing
- Back protector pocket
- Nylon outer shell
- Nylon bonded coats thread
- Hidden structure stitching
- Reinforced structure
- Bar-tack stitching
- YKK zips
We checked the fit on these jackets with our size mannequins and we also spot checked a few different size jackets with a tape. Our advice is to choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. And if you are sometimes between sizes, choose the smaller.
This jacket has an “American” fit, meaning it has a roomy cut and will work well for most body types included larger frame people. Those who are small-framed and those who prefer a trim “European” cut may want to choose a European cut brand like REVIT or Alpinestars.
For those that want to check the size based upon their chest and belly measurements, we put together the chart below. Measure your chest and belly and pick a size that is big enough for both. Oxford publishes a standard sizes chart however we think their chart understates the size of their jackets, so we recommend you use our chart below. You may find your belly/waist is significantly smaller than the size listed in the chart. A touring/adventure cut jacket like this easily adjusted through the belly area with the large side straps. The arms are also adjustable.
A larger cut jacket like this should easily accommodate the addition of a back protector if you decide to add one, so there is no need to up-size.
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Our Two Cents
The Oxford Continental Jacket is a classic 3/4 length touring or adventure style. It is built to be a four season jacket with two removable liners to be comfortable in nearly all conditions. Armor is included for the shoulders and elbows and a back protector is optional.
I hesitate to start a product review talking about a completely different product, but you can’t help but recognize the resemblance of this jacket to the REVIT Sand 3. If both jackets were a song, the REVIT would be “Under Pressure” and this jacket would be “Ice Ice Baby” (but actually better). REVIT has been the leader of the “adventure” gear segment for many years… in fact, didn’t they invent the look? And so Oxford has chosen the best to imitate. You’ll also notice the price difference in this Oxford jacket and the REVIT…. it’s about half! I have to say, I think there is a lot of value here.
This jacket comes with rather “ordinary” CE rated level 1 protectors in the shoulders and elbows, and an energy absorbing level 1 or level 2 back protector is an available option. I say “ordinary” in comparing the armor to that available in the REVIT Sand 3, which is more advanced, but really the armor in this jacket compares well to most moderately priced brands. It is a turtle shell type made of a soft rubber. The back protector is the energy absorbing type similar to D3O.
I like the overall construction of this jacket. It IS inexpensive, but the fabrics and build quality belie the price because this jacket really feels nice. There is rip-stop fabric used over the shoulders and elbows. The straps, buckles and zippers all feel really nice. The zips are labelled YKK Vislon which is the good stuff.
As for climate controls, this jacket is set up with two removable liners… one waterproof liner for rain and for wind-stop capabilities and then a full sleeve thermal liner to give extra insulation in cold weather. In wet and/or cold temps, you can experiment with the liners to figure out which one, or both will keep you comfortable. With the liners removed, the zip vents in the shell can be used to flow air through the jacket for warmer temps. I count a total of six zippers on the front and two in back, which should be plenty to keep you comfy in warm weather. Any 3/4 style like this, no matter how many zips might get uncomfortable during HOT summer months, but this one will do as well as nearly any like it.
One other comparison to the REVIT is worth stressing… fit. As you will see in our sizing advice, this is an “American” cut jacket and so it will give a more roomy fit which will appeal to larger frame people. Some people are slimmer and/or line a much more tailored fit, and those will like a European cut jacket such as the REVIT, Alpinestars or Spidi. I liken the fit of this jacket to FirstGear, Olympia and Tour Master.
I’m really impressed with this jacket and I think it is an excellent value. :: Paul, 07-03-19
Oxford says: Our new 3-layer jacket is highly versatile and can be an all day, every day 4-season jacket. Comprising of a highly ventilated outer jacket, a detachable waterproof liner and a removable thermal liner, it can be used in hot, cold and wet weather conditions.
The Continental Jacket is built using the Modular Layering Construction, meaning it is perfect for wearing in all weather conditions. The jacket incorporates our new tech, WarmDry T Thermal tech which keep the rider warm in the coldest of weather. The waterproof liner is created with our Dry2DryT technology which is used in our famous RainSeal wet weather gear.