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Alpinestars TZ-1 Reload Leather Jacket
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Alpinestars TZ-1 Reload Leather Jacket

  • 1.1mm full grain leather construction
  • Perforated front leather panels for enhanced airflow
  • Removable CE certified Bio Armor protectors in the elbows and shoulders
  • Chest pad compartments with PE foam padding (Alpinestars Nucleon chest pads available as accessory upgrade)
  • Back compartment with PE foam padding (CE certified back protector insert available as accessory)
  • Snap connection system to integrate CE level 2 certified Bionic Race Back Protector
  • Internal waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants
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Alpinestars TZ-1 Reload Leather Jacket 4.7 5 33 33
Great Jacket This jacket is awesome, both in its looks (if you care about that sort of stuff, I get compliments on it all the time) and in functionality. Fit a little snug at first, but after break in it's perfect. I'm 6' with a 42" chest 180 Lbs and I got the US 42 size. It does have a slight awkwardness to its proportions (or maybe it's just me) that my measurements bounced all over the place for sizing between MD and XL. But you have to get what fits your chest area and make compromises elsewhere in the fit if necessary. In my case the sleeve length is two inches or so short (nothing a 3/4 or full gauntlet can't take care of) and the waist is a little loose (wait, what's that? It has waist adjusters? That takes care of that then) Airflow and comfort are fantastic. I've worn it from temps in the mid 50's to 105 now (yes it gets warm at stops) and it hasn't let me down. It is warm even while moving when temps get that high simply because the air itself is just plain hot, but the simple fact that air can actually flow helps mitigate higher temps a little. Protection in the right places, but I can't attest to its performance in that regard as of yet. Only gripe is that the price point for the tech included when compared to the other A* jackets, puts it just a tad high in my opinion. If either the price were a little lower or the included features were a little better, then this jacket would be a no-brainer home run. If you do decide to bite the bullet and purchase this jacket (you should!), I would like to recommend getting the back insert like I did. It's better than the foam by light-years (as long as it performs as advertised) and once it conforms to your shape you don't even know it's there. For those possibly wondering at this point, no the slight snug fit in the beginning was not because of the insert. I recently purchased it, but have had the jacket for about 5 months now. August 20, 2015
Great jacket for summer. Good protection but no tall sizes This jacket is a great value for the protection it offers. You can wear leather and stay comfortable when moving while the temperature is 90-100 degrees. I'm 6'2'', 200lbs with a 44" chest and 36" arm in a dress shirt, and 34" waist. The 54 arms were just too short with a few inches of forearm showing when my arms were on the bars. I had to upsize to get the arm length I needed. Because of this, the waist is bulky and the jacket is not as tapered and sleek as it looks in the video above. For those who are lengthy and thin, it may not look sleek. For more average proportions it will probably fit perfect. The jacket is very comfortable and gives me a good sense of protection when I'm in the canyons on a hot day. The materials are impressively dense and appear hard wearing. 4 months of use and no issues. There's a reason why this product has been around so long. 4 stars because it doesn't have tall and short sizing flexibility and I would prefer heavy metal zippers instead of heavy plastic zippers. August 16, 2015
Worth Every Penny...and then some To any would-be buyers of this jacket looking at it primarily from a protection standpoint or just wondering how it would hold up in a spill, I give you my experience as a testament to the jacket's proven reliability and sturdiness. After riding in this jacket for no less than 6 days a week during the spring, summer, and fall seasons for a year and a half, my recklessness finally caught up to me when I went down hard in a turn going 90 (that's not a type-o or a point of pride). While my helmet secured my life this jacket played its part as well by safeguarding me from even the smallest of scratches, which is to say that my torso was left untouched. The shoulder and elbow protection that comes stock with this jacket fulfilled their intended purpose to perfection, leaving my body as it was before I went down and slammed around and slid down the road. Should you mind the protection features of this jacket? Not one bit. It has been crash tested and proven at the hands of my reckless abandon and has flawlessly stood up to the challenge. If you choose to not buy this jacket, you will do so on the grounds of style as opposed to its protective virtues. Yes, I'm getting this jacket again. June 13, 2015
Great Jacket: Protection, Airflow, Looks 1. In a 'minor' ~25 mph crash the Alpinestars TZ Perforated jacket saved my skin and bones. My elbow, forearm, shoulder (and a little back) all hit the pavement and are completely fine. It was a pretty hard hit and slide (25 mph is kinda fast when you hit asphalt). Buy the CE back protector, you don't feel it and it doesn't cut down the airflow. May be it saved my back. (Fyi I was in France on a rented BMW for the mishap.) So, it protects in a 'slow speed' mishap. For me it's a daily jacket spring, summer for street riding. At track speeds, I wear this jacket, haven't tested it and hope I don't. 2. Good looks. I got the black, 'murdered out' color. I'm over 50 yrs, so fashion is not high priority. But It looks good to me, and folks remark on its clean look. Particularly women. Which is good. I ride a Harley Dyna and the jacket fits in at the biker places. It is nice to fit in at some of these joints. 3. Fit. I'm 5'10, 185 lbs, muscular and the the Euro 54 size is perfect. When I first put it on I thought it was too tight, because I'd never had track-inspired jacket. Within about 5 - 6 hours of use it just became a perfect fit. There was a subtle break in, the leather became a bit softer, a had a slight give. I could probably wear a 52 Euro, but why? The comfort of the 54 is perfect and the airflow is good. 4. I've worn the jacket for 3 months, maybe 300 - 400 miles in weather from 50s to 80s. The light leather and perforation let a lot of air in once you're over 30 mph. I wear it up to ~ 80 degrees and it's fine. At a stop light the black leather does soak in the sun's heat, however. I switch to mesh with armor at 80 degrees +. No concerns. Buy it for a great all-around spring-summer leather: Excellent protective jacket with good airflow and good looks. Don't buy if a. looking for heavy protection exclusively for the track or b. if you hate the slim-ish Euro fit. June 8, 2015
Good casual jacket Looks great on and off the bike. Definitely a looser cut than most A* leather. The liner, imo, could be better quality. It's not that it tears, it just doesn't feel like it should at this price point. Very comfy walking around. Doesn't really do much in the way of keeping your warm while riding, but it's a vented summer jacket. The airflow is insane! Which is a double edge sword if you live in a dynamic climate area. Has the zip to attach to pants, although I can't see taking it to the track. All in all a good buy. June 4, 2015
Awesome jacket. I bought this jacket after looking all over the internet for the right jacket. I wanted a black leather perforated jacket that was sleek and simple. The TZ-1 reload ended up being exactly what I wanted. After watching the video review on the website, I decided to go ahead and buy it. After going to my local motorcycle store to try on alpinestars jackets, I decided to order one size larger than I normally wear, because they seemed to fit a little small. I highly recommend this jacket. It flows well, looks great, and is comfortable. May 13, 2015
Excellent purchase with fantastic airflow!!! I absolutely love this jacket. Keep in mind, it's leather so it's not the lightest jacket, but it's still not bad at all. Fantastic airflow even in hot humid weather, as long as your moving obviously. The ONLY small complaint is that the shoulder pads need a little cushion between the pad and the shoulder, because they dig in a little but I don't even count that as a problem. Just something I've noticed. I live in south Mississippi, where the humidity is ungodly miserable and even this blacked out leather jacket doesn't cause me to sweat. I'd purchase again without hesitation. May 8, 2015
Great Jacket with great AirFlow The jacket has a good style, quality, airflow and protection. It fit a little big that I expected. April 7, 2015
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Alpinestars TZ-1 Reload Leather Jacket
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Brandon P: Summer commuting Jun 16, 2015
JOE Z: nice jacket very good price Apr 26, 2015
Dave C: I wanted a summer leather jacket and I really like the murdered out look of this one. Plus I wanted something that didn't look like a track day jacket since I'm on a sports tourer, not a supersports. Feb 23, 2015
Ronald E: Great brand name, my 2nd Alpine Star jacket. Lots of perforation and low neck cuff are great for summer time. 12 reviews here at Revzilla confirmed my expectations. Feb 6, 2015
Frank N: I got this to stay cooler on hot summer days. 85 or 90 degrees is pretty warm in a heavyweight solid black leather jacket. Sep 29, 2014
Sean C: Wanted a warm weather protective jacket. Knee and elbow armor is good, will need back protector. Sale price was reasonable for a good jacket. I'll use when it's warm, then wear my heavier jacket. Oh, I like full 360 degree zipper, if I every get 'race'-type pants. Sep 18, 2014
GREGORY W: Good reviews all around. Seemed to fit the bill for what I wanted. Aug 17, 2014
Daniel P: GREATT Jacket. I live in South Florida. Sometimes I ride to work on my bike, even in the summer. I decided to try the jacket in the heat just to see if I can ride with it. It was do-able, but certainly hot. The airflow is great when riding, but leather is hot when stopped.

I went down wearing this jacket at low speeds ~25MPH and while my shoulder was sore, no scratches or cuts at all. Leather really is the best protection available. Highly recommend.
Jun 10, 2014
Mark G: 'Merica Feb 22, 2014
Yashar S: Minimalistic design with decent protection. Nov 11, 2013
Nagi A: The protection, ventilation, mobility, quality & brand :-) Sep 26, 2013
A shopper asked: Is the all black version of this jacket the only one with reflective piping? Oct 8, 2013
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oussama a: I got the full black colour so not sure about the other colors. However, the black piping on it is pulling off after few uses only. The overall jacket is nice and has a very good fit. Oct 8, 2013
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A S: I own the white version. It also includes reflective piping. Jun 1, 2015
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raymond l: no Oct 8, 2013
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S P asked: Is it possible to get OEM replacement pads? Jun 12, 2015
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Antony K: Absolutely, I've aready replaced back protector with a direct replacement unit. Jun 12, 2015
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Ricardo I: I think so Jun 15, 2015
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S P asked: Are the foam chest pads removable to allow even more airflow? Mar 11, 2015
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Rob E: Yes, all foam pads (back and chest) are removable. I wore this jacket through new england summer last year (85-90degree +) and it did get a little sweaty at red lights. 15mph+ it feels like someone kicked on the a/c haha. also during that summer i went down, t-boned a car and flew 175ft which broke my femur....jacket withstood the beating, kept me from having road rash and i still wear the same jacket to this day...excelent choice in my opinion! Mar 11, 2015
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Carlos O: Yes.
All pads are removable. Not that you need to though cause it flows a ton of air.
Mar 11, 2015
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A shopper asked: So stoked to see the TZ-1 back especially with the subtle "murdered" out version, but no vest liner this time around? Bummer. Jan 31, 2012
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Birett: It does not come with one but I can easily fit a thermal or not so thick sweater in the jacket. With just one of those on, I ride in 50 degree weather perfectly fine. Nov 27, 2012
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Chris K: If you are looking for the liner, check out the Alpinestars Mert Leather Jacket. Feb 15, 2012
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A shopper asked: Are the sizes based off European or US sizes? Mar 16, 2015
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Danny M: Euro. Im 5'11 175 lbs slender waist and legs with muscular upper body. I got the 54. It is just right. I got a 52 in a dianese laguna evo, too freakin tight! I sent it back and got this, which is supposed to fit a little bigger than dianese. Knowing that, I still went from a 52 to a 54, and it is just right. Any tighter and I couldn't shrug my shoulders around without stretching it. It is a nice jacket though. I have long arms and torso so I have to get long enough, and that leaves my arms looser than id like, but these are not custom fit too my body. Most people are gonna be less long, and a lil thicker than me. Mar 16, 2015
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A shopper asked: Dear Sirs! I have a TZ-1 Reload and want to improve protection.What size of Bionic Air Back Protector Insert I need for 50 EUR jacket size? Jul 3, 2014
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A s: Almost positive you need a medium! Jul 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm looking for a pair that will be suitable for advanced rider training that happens at a local track (full protection required). Nov 23, 2012
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RevZilla: All Alpinestars pants with a zipper will connect to your Alpinestars TZ-1 Reload Leather Jacket. The track leather pants will be the most protective. Nov 26, 2012
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Men's Jackets Sizing

Euro USA Alpha Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Hip (cm) Arm (cm) Height (cm)
42 32 2XS 82-86 68-72 83-87 51-52 159-163
44 34 2XS-XS 86-90 72-76 87-91 53-54 164-167
46 36 XS-SM 90-94 76-80 91-95 55-56 168-171
48 38 SM-MD 94-98 80-84 95-99 57-58 172-175
50 40 MD 98-102 84-88 99-103 59-60 176-179
52 42 LG 102-106 88-92 103-107 61-62 180-183
54 44 XL 106-110 92-96 107-111 63-64 184-187
56 46 XL-2XL 110-114 96-100 111-115 65-66 188-191
58 48 2XL 114-118 100-104 115-119 67-68 192-195
60 50 3XL 118-122 104-108 119-123 67-68 192-195
62 52 3XL-4XL 122-126 108-112 123-127 69-70 196-199
64 54 4XL 126-130 112-116 127-131 69-70 196-199

Note: Alpinestars sizes displayed on our website are in Euro sizing, use the chart above to convert your standard US size to Euro. 

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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