Alpinestars Women's Vika Leather Jacket
Good quality, unbeatable stylish street look for a riding jacket
Just totally fell in love with this jacket.
Originally I was not expecting any padding for a street looking jacket like this, but it comes with the shoulder pads at least. Inside also has a vest lining that kept warm, yet the black mesh around underarm areas kept my body air-ventilated. It's just very amusing finding this jacket able to keep me from losing body heat from the wind while riding in cooler days, yet it still keeps my body cool and not sweaty riding in summer days. The nice matte gold look is really perfect match for my own bike with matte gold accents. Almost looks like it is custom-made for me. LOVE IT!
October 14, 2014
Beautiful jacket, light on protection
This jacket is gorgeous, you get what you pay for, especially in terms of style and fit. Has (modest) armor on shoulders and elbows though they don't sit exactly right for me. Many pockets, removable liner, can connect to Alpinestars pants. Has pocket for back protection; the one I found to fit best was the Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert. Jacket is on short side but I have longer torso, maybe zipped to pants would feel better? I'm 115 lbs, 5'6, on slimmer side but 32D chest. Tried the 40 and 42 sizes...42 was much better fit though light sweater is still most you will fit in this jacket. Comfortable in fall-early summer temps, 55F-80F. Lots of compliments, but for the $$, I should have gotten something with more protection. Part of me is still just dying to try the matching pants though...
June 17, 2014
Very slick jacket! Fits like a glove.
Just got the Vika champaign jacket (gold and black) and it is AWESOME! I bought the lighter colour because everything else I own is black (helmet, bike, boots, etc.) and I wanted to be a bit more visible on the road. The gold colour is perfect...not too blingy! I read that the fit is small so I purchased the size 6 (42) since I usually wear a size 4. I bought the pants too (black) in the same size and they both fit perfectly! They are both really slick looking but are also surprisingly rugged. While I would not wear them to the track, they are perfect for street riding!
June 16, 2014
Excellent stylish option
I purchased this jacket for my girlfriend and she loves it! The materials are excellent, especially the soft leather. Fits beautifully, looks great, good armour. The only issue I have with it is that it doesn't offer the pockets for Alpinestars chest plates that they usually have. I know it would probably "ruin" the look, but it's an important feature for me, since I'm very serious about protection, especially for my girlfriend :-) Regardles, I don't think there's a better looking "city" jacket on the market for a girl to dress up and look great on and off the bike when we're out riding.
June 9, 2014
Love this jacket
I had been wanting this jacket for awhile. I had read all the reviews and wasn't sure whether to buy this jacket in a 42 or a 40, since everyone says it runs small. I took a chance and bought it in a 40 and while it is snug, it definitely is not constricting and the leather DOES stretch a lot when you're riding. I have wider shoulders and I'm a 34C, but I'm relatively slim (5'5", 115). I also purchased the Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector in a size small to insert into the back and because the jacket is snug the back protector fits great! I plan on wearing this jacket on every ride (until the summer heat really kicks in) and I have no regrets about buying it.
May 19, 2014
small takes time to break in
Definitely a nice summer jacket, breathes well, and well made. It does run small though and it has a break-in period.
March 3, 2014
As with everyone else, reading certain reviews n descriptions doesn't give this jacket proper credence. The leather isn't thin or flimsy. It's soft but good enough thickness. I'm 5', 110 lbs, 32DD but chest measures 34", hips 35" and even with thin hoodie underneath I fit size 42. It fits snug and will give a little once jacket breaks in, but even brand new, it doesn't compress my chest at all. Jacket is very flattering to the female figure. The panels gets good air and has good give and stretch in crouched position. I purchased the steel back armor and it still maintains a clean look in the back. Love the lower backside to cover when crouched. It's a very sexy jacket for amored and I've received many compliments. Best yet, is that I'm also better protected now and no longer limited to wearing fashionable non-armored leather jackets to look girly.
February 1, 2014
This jacket is more protective than I thought it would be, given all the warnings. The armour is better than that of the Stella Paradise Air jacket (low-level textile model), and the option for the back protector is great.
Even better, the jacket looks sexy!
In fact, I've been wearing it on regular days without the armour and it's a really nice-looking jacket. The leather is not too thin yet it's butter-soft. It stretches just a teeny bit to make it very comfortable.
It does run small, however, and I moved up 1 size from my usual and it's perfect. I'm 5'0 and 100 lbs, and went with the size 40. I slid the armour around to ensure they fit my elbows perfectly.
It's also comfortable on the bike and comes with a little liner for the torso, which provides windbreak and pockets.
It's beautiful, looks high quality, comfortable, while offering some protection. A splurge, but worth it!
January 15, 2014