Z1R Zephyr Jacket
- Nylon mesh shell with ballistic nylon in elbow and side panels
- Removable, CE level 1 elbow and shoulder pads
- Low profile collar with magnet to secure open or closed
- Removable moisture-wicking polyester insulated liner
- Also features two zippered hand pockets, an internal zippered pocket and YKK® zippers
- Reflective piping
We measured a selection these jackets and we also put the Medium on Huey and the XL on Dewey and they look good. Please have a look at our photo gallery to see how they look! The fit is about what you’d expect for a semi-casual style like this, so. my primary advice is to choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing.
If you know your suit coat size or you have a tape and can measure, please use the size chart below. You’ll want to pick a size that is big enough for both your chest and your belly. This is not a highly tapered style, so most people will find an easy fit even if they have a bit of a belly. Generally speaking, I found the sleeve and torso lengths to be generous.
|SIze||Max Chest||Max Belly|
Our Two Cents
Cruiser riders LOVE basic black, and if you are in the market for a basic black textile jacket, you are in the right place! This one includes armor for the shoulders and elbows and has provisions for adding a back pad.
The shell of this jacket is made of heavy duty traditional nylon material which will be long wearing and abrasion resistant should you be in a fall. And the shoulders and elbows are reinforced with a second layer of a heavier duty material too. The jacket comes with a set of standard elbows and shoulder armor inserts (removable if you like). There is also a pocket to add a back pad. I’d recommend the D3O unit listed below. (choose the men’s size in either thickness… I’d recommend the level 1 thickness).
This jacket should work well for a pretty wide range of temps… all seasons except mid-summer I’d say. The shell is solid textile material and there is a removable full-sleeve thermal liner, so you can zip in the liner and have pretty good insulation against the cold. In warmer weather, remove the liner and you’ll be good too.
One nice little feature is on the collar. There is a magnet inside the little flap that closes over your adam’s apple so there is no exposed snap, and if you don’t want to close the collar, you can fold the flap under the there is another magnet to keep it there. So overall, and nice basic black jacket that will please any cruiser rider’s fashion sense! :: Paul, 01-24-18