Spidi R-Course Jacket | Sport Motorcycle Jacket Test

The Spidi R-Course leather jacket speaks "best in class". Spidi’s partnerships with Italy’s top tanneries and fabric makers are evident in the jacket’s suppleness and subtle blend of nylon elastic panels at key comfort points. Spidi’s tailoring, attention to finish and esthetic trump its rivals. One puts on the jacket and feels ready for an outing, motorcycle optional. Pockets aplenty, and meaty, tabbed zippers that give away nothing to feel, gloves on or off, are a practical relief, swallowing wallets and cell phones with discretion, security and efficiency. Insertion of the H2Out liner is a matter of minutes; loops and snaps integrate seamlessly. The liner is a featherweight marvel that exceeds expectations as a windproof and waterproof shell.


From any angle, the Spidi R-Course jacket excites and inspires. (Click image to enlarge)


On the bike, changing weather conditions and a brief shower confirmed that the R-Course is the jacket one will reach for on a daily basis, zippered to Spidi’s leather pant or secured by a thoughtful loop to a favorite Kevlar jean. Spidi’s proprietary H2Out technology provides a superior level of wicking and evaporation; we found riding comfort to be constant. Should the skies change from fair to unforgiving and back again, the liner, which comes with a clever nylon pouch, can be made to disappear into a tail pack or even slip inside the jacket with ease. The leather is blessed by Spidi’s advances in moisture resistance, so years of enthusiastic touring should infuse it with an endearing patina.


On the bike, changing weather conditions and a brief shower confirmed that the R-Course is the jacket one will reach for on a daily basis, zippered to Spidi’s leather pant or secured by a thoughtful loop to a favorite Kevlar jean. Spidi’s proprietary H2Out technology provides a superior level of wicking and evaporation; we found riding comfort to be constant. Should the skies change from fair to unforgiving and back again, the liner, which comes with a clever nylon pouch, can be made to disappear into a tail pack or even slip inside the jacket with ease. The leather is blessed by Spidi’s advances in moisture resistance, so years of enthusiastic touring should infuse it with an endearing patina.


 

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