Z1R Gust Mesh Waterproof Jacket for Women
- 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
- Two zippered hand pockets and one internal zippered pocket
- Also features two zippered hand pockets, an internal zippered pocket and YKK® zippers
- Removable, waterproof mesh liner
Please have a look at the Z1R sizing chart below too choose a size. In most cases, you’ll be choosing the size you normally wear in women’s clothing.
The overall cut of the jacket looks nice. For our feature photos, we used a size Large jacket on our size mannequin Shirley who is a standard dress size 12. Take a look at the photo gallery so see how the jacket fits by taking the View Larger Images link.
ESTIMATED SIZE CHART
Our Two Cents
The Z1R Gust jacket styling is meant for cruiser riders! This jacket is the MOST basic black full mesh jacket I think we have. The jacket comes with a set of CE rated shoulder and elbow armor and provisions for a back pad.
The shell of this jacket is almost entirely a flow through mesh jacket, so it is made to perform best in hot summer weather. But then there is also a removable waterproof liner you can zip in to extend the useful temp range. Overall, I think this jacket would take you from the hot summer days to the cooler days in spring and fall. You’ll need something else though for the colder days.
As I said the shell of this jacket is made of nylon mesh which is made to abrasion resistant, 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).
One nice little feature is on the collar. There is a magnet inside the little flap that closes the collar at the base of your neck so there is no exposed snap. I also see a good deal of dark piping on the back of the jacket which is also reflective so you will get some visibility at night. So overall, and nice basic black full-mesh jacket that will please any cruiser rider’s fashion sense!