Oxford lMontreal 3.0 Jackets (S Or XL Only)
- Ripstop fabric
- Double zip storm-flap system
- Tall Amara lined collar with neoprene trim
- Removable waterproof / windproof destination liner, wear under or over jacket
- Accordion stretch panels
- Extended tail
- Intake and exhaust venting strategy
- Rainseal hood enclosed in neck
- Adjustable biceps, forearms, cuffs and waist
- Reflective detailing for improved visibility at night
- Connecting zip is compatible with all Oxford pants
- CE level 1 elbow and shoulder armor
- Pocket for optional back protector (sold separately)
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 Montreal jacket is a 3/4 style adventure style jacket with a long list of features and a very affordable price.
The longer style of the body of this jacket is very much in line with adventure style jackets from other makers. And the body is made of a lighter weight nylon material with rip-stop construction, so even though there is a lot of jacket here, it doesn’t weight too much.
You could use this jacket for most of the year. It has pretty nice sleeve end vents, chest vents and back vents which should flow a good bit of air. The front chest vents have little snaps next to them you can use to hold those vents open to catch more air. Included with the jacket is a removable rain liner which can be worn OVER the jacket, or it comes with zips and snaps so you can fit it inside the jacket too, but for use in rain, I think it will be more useful to wear it over the jacket which still keeps you AND the jacket dry. If you wear it under, your body will stay dry, but the jacket will get soaked. When pulled out of the jacket, the rain liner can be used as a “destination” jacket. It’s a little flimsy for outerwear, so I’d consider this feature to be “emergency only” use. For colder weather, you’ll want to wear your own thermal layers. With the rain liner inside, the jacket will be essentially windproof, so with some warm clothes underneath, you should be able to wear this one in the winter too.
One feature here that I don’t see often, but one that I think would be really handy is the hidden hood in the collar. The idea is to keep rain from coming in down the back of your neck. You unfold the hood out of its hiding place and slip your helmet over the hood. The top part of the hood is a soft stretch material kind of like the helmet liners people buy. The neck area of the hood is waterproof material.
The armor in the shoulders and elbows are standard issue CE level 1 rubberized, molded units, which are flexible and comfortable. The jacket has a compartment for an optional back protector. The jacket comes from the factory with a thin foam pad, more or less as a placeholder. You can take the link below to order an optional back protector. For the low cost of the back protector, I’d recommend it.
Worth a mention are the pockets. There are two big pockets down low in front that fold over to keep out the rain. The large fanny pocket on the back is built the same way. I can see the fanny pockets as being hand to store the rain liner when not in use.
Gosh, there is a LOT of jacket here for the money. I can’t say the materials used stack up to the high dollar jackets, but they really aren’t bad at all, and the overall cost of this unit is less than half of many similar style. For those needing a nice jacket in this style for a bargain price, I’d say you’ve found it. :: Paul, 09-26-19
Oxford says: Top of the range, fully featured, Adventure jacket with waterproof drop liner, which includes Rainseal Technology. Updated styling from the previous model which was awarded multiple RIDE Best Buy awards. Tall Amara lined, multi-adjustable collar with neoprene edging to give a good seal with maximum comfort. Reflective panels at the front, top, and back for 360 visibility. The jacket has Ripstop and CE armor in the shoulders and elbows. The external pocket for the armor in the elbow is designed to move less in the event of a spill. Includes Oxford’s intelligent adjustment in the arm using elastic straps for extra flexibility and comfort when riding. Soft Amara on the cuffs for comfort plus large adjustment gusset to keep the water out. Two large box pockets at the front are expandable, water resistant and include hand warmers. Generous accordion stretch panels on the rear make the jacket more comfortable to wear. Deep cutaway on the front hem plus a Continental Cut on the rear (extended tail) for extra weather protection. Rear box pocket. Airflow vents on front and rear. Hard wearing spear-toothed enduro main zip. Thick thermal liner for extra warmth. Oxford’s Rainseal hood enclosed in neck – when used, it will reduce weather ingress. Provision for back protector provided.