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The Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket
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Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket
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Simplicity and functionality are the concepts behind the Air Flux summer jacket that ensures ample ventilation even on the hottest city streets and country roads thanks to large-sized fabric inserts. Elevated comfort also in terms of ergonomics is ensured thanks to waist, collar and cuff adjustment possibilities and inserts in elasticated fabric. Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard and a pocket for a G-type back protector complete the profile of the Dainese Air Flux Jacket with an excellent quality/price ratio.


  • Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard
  • Boomerang fabric
  • XY Stum fabric
  • D-Stone™ fabric
  • Adjustment strap on neck
  • Waist adjustment
  • Wrist adjustment
  • Perforated fabric
  • Pocket for Dainese Wave G1 and G2
  • 4 Outer pockets

Note: Video shows pre-production jacket without reflective stripes on sleeves, but jacket does include the reflective stripes.


We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements. Dainese sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

  • Chest: Measure from under/top of armpit across chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button)
  • Hips: pelvic bone to pelvic bone, the widest part of your hips below the waist
  • Inseam: from crotch to big ankle bone
  • Outseam: from waist to big ankle bone
  • Gloves: Using a flexible measuring tape, measure around your hand, behind the knuckles, not including the thumb.

Dainese Men's Jacket Sizing:

Jacket Regular Sizing:

Dainese Euro Size Alpha Size USA Size Chest (cm) Sleeve Length (cm) Neck (cm) Height (cm)
42 XS 32 82 - 86 55 - 56 35.5 - 36.5 163 - 166
44 SM 34 86 - 90 56 - 57 36.5 - 37.5 166 - 169
46 SM 36 90 - 94 57 - 58 37.5 - 38.5 169 - 172
48 MD 38 94 - 98 58 - 59 38.5 - 39.5 172 - 175
50 MD 40 98 - 102 59 - 60 39.5 - 40.5 175 - 178
52 LG 42 102 - 106 60 - 61 40.5 - 41.5 178 - 181
54 LG 44 106 - 110 61 - 62 41.5 - 42.5 181 - 184
56 XL 46 110 - 114 62 - 63 42.5 - 43.5 184 - 187
58 XL 48 114 - 118 62 - 63 43.5 - 44.5 187 - 188
60 2XL 50 118 - 122 63 - 64 44.5 - 45.5 188 - 189
62 3XL 52 122 - 126 63 - 64 45.5 - 46.5 189 - 190
64 4XL 54 126 - 130 64 - 65 46.7 - 47.5 190 - 191

Jacket Short Sizing:

Dainese Euro Size Alpha Size USA Size Chest (cm) Sleeve Length (cm) Height (cm)
46 (Short) XS 33 83 - 89 51 - 53 156 - 161
48 (Short) SM 36 89 - 95 53 - 55 161 - 165
50 (Short) MD 39 95 -101 55 - 57 165 - 170
52 (Short) LG 42 101 - 107 57 - 58 170 - 174
54 (Short) XL 45 107 - 113 58 - 59 174 - 178
56 (Short) 2XL 48 113 - 119 59 - 60 178 - 180
58 (Short) 3XL 51 119 - 125 60 - 61 180 - 181
60 (Short) 4XL 54 125 - 131 60 - 61 181 - 183

Jacket Tall Sizing:

Dainese Euro Size Alpha Size USA Size Chest (cm) Sleeve Length (cm) Height (cm)
46 (Tall) XS 33 83 - 89 57 - 59 172 - 177
48 (Tall) SM 36 89 - 95 59 - 61 177 - 181
50 (Tall) MD 39 95 -101 61 - 63 181 - 186
52 (Tall) LG 42 101 - 107 63 - 64 186 - 190
54 (Tall) XL 45 107 - 113 64 - 65 190 - 194
56 (Tall) 2XL 48 113 - 119 65 - 66 194 - 196
58 (Tall) 3XL 51 119 - 125 66 - 67 196 - 197
60 (Tall) 4XL 54 125 - 131 66 - 67 197 - 199

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

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 44 725515 1734949-001-44 Out of Stock
Black / 46 725516 1734949-001-46 Out of Stock
Black / 48 725517 1734949-001-48 Out of Stock
Black / 50 725518 1734949-001-50 Out of Stock
Black / 52 725519 1734949-001-52 Out of Stock
Black / 54 725520 1734949-001-54 Out of Stock
Black / 56 725521 1734949-001-56 Out of Stock
Black / 58 725522 1734949-001-58 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 40 811564 1734949-N91-40 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 42 811565 1734949-N91-42 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 44 811566 1734949-N91-44 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 46 811570 1734949-N91-46 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 48 811567 1734949-N91-48 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 50 811568 1734949-N91-50 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 52 811569 1734949-N91-52 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 54 811571 1734949-N91-54 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 56 811572 1734949-N91-56 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 58 811573 1734949-N91-58 Out of Stock
Grey/Anthracite / 60 811574 1734949-N91-60 Out of Stock
Tarmac/Black / 44 926328 1734949-Q92-44 Out of Stock
Tarmac/Black / 46 926329 1734949-Q92-46 Out of Stock
Tarmac/Black / 48 926330 1734949-Q92-48 Out of Stock
Tarmac/Black / 50 926334 1734949-Q92-50 Out of Stock
Tarmac/Black / 52 926331 1734949-Q92-52 Out of Stock
Tarmac/Black / 54 926332 1734949-Q92-54 Out of Stock
Tarmac/Black / 56 926333 1734949-Q92-56 Out of Stock
Tarmac/Black / 58 926335 1734949-Q92-58 Out of Stock
Tarmac/Black / 60 926336 1734949-Q92-60 Out of Stock


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Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket 4.6 5 148 148
Good mix of airflow and protection I use this is the tropical heat of Hawaii and while it is still pretty hot in this jacket, it is the best option I have found. Decent armor where you need it, especially if you add the back protector (which will block some airflow). Lots of mesh to let air through. It's still pretty hot when you are sitting still in traffic, but once you get moving the breeze will get through. As a bonus, it you get caught in the rain, this jacket dries pretty quick! September 13, 2015
very functional and feels safe Good fit for the torso, arms feel snug - my plans of using this during southern CA late fall/early winter with a sweater or sweatshirt wont work. Would have preferred larger zippers that would be easy to find and zip up. Don't care for the sharp corners and velcro on the collar. Like the two large outside pockets. Lacks an inside pocket. June 23, 2015
Great summer jacket Perfect jacket for riding in Hawaii. Nice fit, protection and ventilation. Preferred color was not available but you could beat the price. June 22, 2015
Go to jacket when your tempted to go without. This jacket is great if you are realistic about its limitations. This jacket has armor in the shoulders and elbows, but the rest of the jacket is mostly a mesh material. That being said it moves a lot of air through it and keeps you cool. As far as expectations, I didn't buy this jacket expecting it to come out with minor scuffs if I lay my bike down at anything resembling higher speeds. I wear this jacket on my way to work on hot days so I'm not soaked with sweat by the time I get there but still want some level of protection. The way I see it, this jacket is better than the leather jacket in your closet that you didn't wear because it was too hot or you're "just going down the road". This jacket is a compromise like any piece of gear, you're trading levels of protection for it's extra breathability. It's not going to hold up like leather in a crash, but you shouldn't expect it to, hence the 3 stars for protection and durability. I also rank this jacket slightly lower on features for a few reasons. The jacket has a pocket on the back for a back protector, but no back protector whatsoever included. At it's price point I wouldn't expect a full on CE rated protector, but I think every jacket should at least come with some perforated foam if only to give a bit more abrasion resistance. Also, if you don't have the zipper all the way to the top, the tab closure for the collar flaps against your neck if you don't have the collar velcroed shut. This was a very easy fix though. I'm no Betsy Ross, but with a scrap piece of loop velcro material, needle and thread, I sewed the scrap peice to the inside of the collar tab so I can tuck the tab away and it stays put. It looks factory, but I think Dainese should have done this on their own. To wrap this up, this is a great jacket overall and a great value. Don't buy it in place of a heavier jacket for more spirited rides, but compliment your arsenal with it for the times the risk associated with less protective gear is acceptable to you. It's a quality jacket with armor in the critical places, and keeps you cool on the days the temps start to rise. It's also a stylish jacket that you can wear comfortably off the bike when you don't want to look like you're ready to trade paint with Rossi. Sizing: I'm about 6', 200 lbs with an athletic build and a size 54 Euro fits me perfect, form fitting to keep armor in place but by no means tight. May 26, 2015
Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket, great summer jacket. I purchased this jacket for my summer wear. I have used it for a couple of weeks in 85+ weather. I am 6'2" and 200 lbs, I ordered a size 54, and it fits snugly with a back protector (Dianese Wave) installed. Like most Dianese products I have seen, the cut is stylish. There is no back protector included with the jacket, but there is a pocket for it, which holds the Dianese Wave protector very nicely. I like the Wave because it provides rigid back protection and permits a bit of air flow (unlike those foam things). The airflow on the jacket is superb. I wear this with my Dianese Drake Super Air Tex Pants. They go nicely together. Sadly, this jacket does not zip to the pants. The pants have the 270 degree zipper but the jacket does not...so if you want to zip them together like a suit, you need another jacket. My only other complaint is there is no interior pocket...oh well. The jacket comes with removable armor in the elbows (which covers the forearm and elbow) and the shoulders. Both are well built, comfortable and remain firmly in place. This is very important to me because other textile jackets i have owned flow around and worry me if the armor will be where I need it when the time comes. May 8, 2015
Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket this jacket is awesome. i am not giving it a 5 star cause i feel its small size wise and missing some features that i would like, more pockets and maybe a small insulation layer. it was tight around the elbows and i got a size bigger. it did stretch a bit but i could not wear it with a bigger fleece. this is a summer jacket for sure but i love it so far. May 4, 2015
First Jacket, Very Satisfied! This was my first jacket. I bought it for the hot summers here in Texas and the airflow is insane. It fits slightly large but the adjustable cuffs and adding a back protector makes it fit perfectly. This can be extended into early spring and late fall by layering underneath. April 20, 2015
wanna see what happens after a spill!? i loaned the jacket to my brother in law for a few days. and this happened. sucks as i loved this jacket. but maybe its a sign to get something with a bit more protection? i used this for commuting in NYC where stop and go is a b!tch. it was so perfect for that, but a tear like this at 20mph makes me nervous, and the jacket rode up and he got some road rash on his belly. thinking of getting something a little longer with more durable textile this time around? or maybe ill just get it again. anyway .. enjoy the photos. April 20, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
kenneth o: Was on sale.. Sep 10, 2015
Kevin N: I bought this because I will soon be taking my motorcycle safety course and I intend to start riding as soon as possible afterwards. Plus, I read a lot of positive reviews and I figured that this jacket will be perfect to combat against the heat here in California! Jul 30, 2015
Anthony A: Quality, looks, and comfort of this brand. Jul 24, 2015
Alain M: Needed a lightweight jacket for the brutal florida heat. Jul 21, 2015
Philip C: Lightweight, vented protection for summer riding. Fits great. Dainese quality. Apr 22, 2015
Erick F: I read many Icon jacket reviews but many were having issues, with only about 25-30 buyers. Many recommended Dianese, so I decided to look this brand up. This jacket had 138 buyers and not one complained, and its made from more premium and lighter material than Icon. Decided to purchase it and give it a shot. Apr 17, 2015
D O: I have a leather Dainese jacket that I love but it is just too hot for summer riding in Phoenix. Based on the reviews for this jacket, it looks like exactly what I need. I like the black but I ordered the grey because we have a lot of sunshine here in Arizona. I also ordered the Wave G back Protector. If I didn't want protection I would just wear a T-Shirt. Apr 13, 2015
Manny C: Protection Apr 5, 2015
Lionel J: Jacket for son Mar 21, 2015
william h: needed summer riding jacket Mar 11, 2015
David D: This is a good summer jacket for sure, with lots of vents, very light, but protected.
Always love the Euro snug/comfy fit, stylish, clean not sloppy.
Mar 2, 2015
C H: Needed a jacket for summer and this fits the bill. Mar 2, 2015
Daniel G: Forums say this lightweight jacket has held up to 30-40 mph falls with little damage to body, and few tears on the jacket. Cushion style padding is claimed to be effective. Summer months lightweight jacket that can protect a 30 mph skid? Yea I bought it, we'll see. Feb 28, 2015
richard j: Florida Feb 28, 2015
Morris M: No frills. Simple. Nice. Does the job. Feb 27, 2015
kyle j: great reviews and looks comfortable Feb 18, 2015
Andrew M: It has the style and protection I need, and also fits snug! Feb 8, 2015
Bob G: Dainese make the best products in the industry. . I looked at a few different brands and the quality difference is noticeable different. Feb 2, 2015
Zachary A: Stylin' like you wouldn't believe. My swag don't stop for nothing. Dec 19, 2014
S U: It looks conservatively cool and has got the best value:money ratio Dec 1, 2014
Michael M: Living in Hawaii is all about staying cool year round.. Nov 29, 2014
daniel c: Great European design! terrific look. waiting to try it to confirm qualiity. Nov 22, 2014
fares k: Looks like the lightest jacket out there, besides the viper air which dad owns. Lulz Nov 6, 2014
Steve H: Tried this jacket on in a store a few months back. Fit me like a glove (this brand usually does) and the price was much better. I'm sure the airflow will help on the warmer days in Florida. Oct 26, 2014
nelina rose l: i think it'll be a suitable riding jacket for my vespa px150, likewise in the all-year summer weather in my country (philippines) Oct 16, 2014
Ricardo N: Love Dainese Jackets and Summer is coming extremely hot this year! Oct 14, 2014
paul c: Comfortable, daily use, protection, looks casual Oct 7, 2014
Dane W: Looks great; great reviews Oct 1, 2014
Will K: Great value, comfortable. :) Sep 30, 2014
Domenic C: good brand good price Sep 29, 2014
Byard B: Price and good reviews. This jacket has been awesome this summer. Sep 21, 2014
mick e: I need something for long summer/spring/autumn in perth and is not made of leather Sep 20, 2014
Zach S: Needed a lightweight, breathable jacket for the summer. I'm skinny so Dainese fits me well. It was affordable and I can transfer my back protectors from my leather Dainese jacket with ease. Wish it had a liner to make it more of a 2 season jacket. I live in Arizona mountains where it gets cold at night. Sep 18, 2014
Patrick A: Needed a summer jacket, Hawaii is hot, and I never knew about Dainese Jackets before until I saw the jacket sizing video and immediately fell in love with the design. Wanted to get a perforated leather jacket but you guys sell out quick. So I'm giving this a shot. I'll definitely be back to check up on Dainese jackets in my size. Sep 2, 2014
Asher M: Great air flow
Lightest weight I could find
Still provides great protection
Aug 29, 2014
Logan G: Stylish and sexy Aug 19, 2014
Cameron B: Heard a lot about dainese products and will be doing mostly summer and fall riding. Aug 18, 2014
T A: Needed summer, protective jacket for my husband that wasn't too branded like the other men's Dainese. Perfect fit! Air flow and comfortable. He loves it. Aug 17, 2014
Mack D: I live in la area, and it is HOT here! Aug 6, 2014
memory g: Summer riding in the deep South. Jul 23, 2014
Joshua B: Light weight jacket for summer riding in Southern California Jul 17, 2014
GARY D: very light but really good protection. Jul 7, 2014
William N: Most aesthetically pleasing to me, I love the premium brand, the Revzilla over view and customer reviews made this an easy choice. Jun 27, 2014
Michael Y: I ride in 90-100 degree weather, so this seems like a good option for protection without passing out from heat. Jun 27, 2014
Larry R: Better protection than a t-shirt. Jun 24, 2014
justin r: good looking jacket with a tad bit of protection. Jun 24, 2014
Matthew L: For riding my scooter while living in the Bahamas. Still want protection but don't want the in your face look of a motorcycle jacket. Jun 21, 2014
Mourad A: For summer riding in style Jun 18, 2014
F H: I live in warm weather climate all season long. This jacket looks stylish enough and cool enough for humid climates. Jun 12, 2014
Arkady T: I chose this item for three reasons: brand, price, good reviews. Jun 10, 2014
Stephen D. C: I wanted a jacket that offered both protection, style and good air flow when riding... Jun 5, 2014
Daniel C: Already have a Dianese leather jacket that I am happy with. On hot days I can now use the same back protector. May 30, 2014
Fernando T: I need a fresh and light jacket for summer May 29, 2014
tyler S: great price for a mesh jacket May 27, 2014
Kevin B: I needed a lightweight jacket for summertime riding. This jacket works well for me. It has great air flow: no lining, mesh on the 2/3 of the body and mesh running down the inner arms. May 3, 2014
Vladimir T: Good price, looks clean. Apr 26, 2014
Lester I: Hope it works as well as it looks need a lite jacket for summer riding in Texas! Apr 7, 2014
Kon N: Price, but jacket was not comfortable. Apr 3, 2014
Kirk S: Stylish light jacket that was perfect for summer use and the price was right. Mar 14, 2014
Alex W: I needed a jacket for the really hot days in arizona (110+ degrees F). This seemed to be as close as I can get to just a shirt while still offering some abrasion resistance (probably very little) and impact protection. I also planned to buy a dainese leather jacket in the future, and knew that the spine armor I bought for this jacket would also fit the rest of the dainese line. Mar 1, 2014
Andrew D: protection and airflow Feb 24, 2014
Subramanian S: casual jack daily use. Feb 23, 2014
Jonathan E: I live in the desert and within a few months temperatures will stay above a hundred, and the reviews on this jacket seemed to offer the most airflow with some protection. Armor won't mean much if you die of heat stroke first. Feb 14, 2014
foy r: it's a great quality, though rather single-purpose jacket. keeps me cool and protected. Sep 2, 2013
Chad J: Great jacket for the spring and summer. Very lightweight and blows TONS of air! Great product! Aug 30, 2013
A shopper asked: I'm trying to decide between this jacket or the Dianese Air Frame. Any reason to choose one over the other? Jul 3, 2015
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Subramanian S: Both protect the wearer adequately. If you feel that you need the wind breaker, internal pocket, adjustable armband and more options for the colour, you will have to go with the Air frame. I personally ride prefer the Air-Flux because i have a Klim overland jacket for wet weather and all season riding. I wear the Air-Flux on a daily basis. It is light and gets the job done. Jul 6, 2015
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Victor A: I am not familiar with the Air Frame. The Air-Flux is the best summer jacket I've ever owned. Blows a ton of air, looks great. I wish it came with more pockets but it is still awesome. Jul 3, 2015
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David D: I am very happy with the Air Flux. I can wear it comfortably on the even the hottest days. And it fits my stocky frame well. Aug 12, 2015
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Brandon K: I also own the Air Flux with the Dainese back protector. I've had it for awhile now and love it more when I put it on. Jul 15, 2015
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Andrew R asked: Will this jacket zip together with the DAINESE DRAKE AIR textile pants? Sep 3, 2013
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troy b: Hey Andrew , This jacket does not have any ziper attachments at the bottom edge for pants . This is a great jacket though for summer n 2 fall . It has great ventilation . I guess you could add a zipper or zippers to make it happen though . Hope this is not to late to answer your question . Sep 27, 2013
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Warren Y: No. The jacket does not have the mating zipper for those pants. Sep 25, 2013
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alex S: It does not have any zipper attached to it. Sep 25, 2013
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Henry D: No, there is now zipper for pants Sep 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: How well will this jacket cover me from the rain? Is it waterproof? May 3, 2014
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Matthew M: No, its not designed for that. If it's raining you will get soaked. BUT it will dry quickly. its a comfortable riding jacket for hot weather i.e. it's really light and cool. lots of air flow, which means rain flow if its bad weather. This is a sunny day riding jacket. I highly recommend you don't get black for obvious reasons, but if you want blaxk, and are a 44 or 42 I will sell you mine for cheaper ( I have two). The black one i own has only been worn a couple times. mattbay83 cheers May 3, 2014
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Timothy S: I don't really ride in the rain, but I own this jacket and I think I can safely say that it is not water proof. It flows a fantastic amount of air due to the mesh panels, but from the look of it water will go through just as easily. I wouldn't recommend it for the rain. May 3, 2014
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Rafael De M: This jacket is a hot-weather, maximum airflow piece of gear. If you hold it up to the light, you can see through the mesh. It is not remotely water proof. May 3, 2014
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Noel M: It is not waterproof at all, unfortunately. I bring my frogg togg jacket if I'm wearing the air flux and it looks like it may rain May 3, 2014
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A s: No it isn't waterproof. It is lightweight high quality summer jacket. Ok for maybe very light rain or a quick shower. May 3, 2014
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michael m: No rain protection. It's breathable mesh. I wore a raincoat over it at times. May 3, 2014
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Travis K: Not at all. May 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: I live in Texas (it's hot) and I'm trying to decide what jacket to get this year for urban riding with my Monster. I want to feel protected and be able to wear this jacket in 90-100 degree weather. The jackets I'm looking at are the Revit Air, Dainese Flux and Dainese Shotgun; I really like the Dainese Portland 2, but I'm worried about wearing it during the summer months in Texas. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks! Apr 5, 2011
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BradBot: I was looking at the Shotgun myself, but you're probably going to have a hard time finding it since it's from 2010 (I could only find it on Dainese's website, but never confirmed if they actually had any left); with that said from the reviews I've read it's a great summer jacket.

I'm in Houston myself and just purchased the Dainese Air Flux. I'll start out by saying it's a very breathable jacket. I rode with it on a cooler morning (somewhere in the 60's) and was feeling chilly! It's a very lightweight jacket with what feel like great elbow and shoulder protection, but the material does seem thin and I wonder how it would hold up if I were to fall at speed. Dainese says it's tear resistant; hopefully I never find out.

In the end I spent $200 on the jacket and just purchased the Dainese G Wave back protector, another $90. A new Shotgun is $290 before shipping and no back protector. Here's a good review of the Shotgun with great pictures: http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/dainese-shotgun-jacket/ Judging by the pictures on WBW it looks like the material on the Shotgun may be a little thicker / offer better protection, but I can't say for sure.

I can't speak for the Revit Air.

Good luck and stay safe!
Apr 11, 2011
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Chris K: I actually find the Shotgun Jacket by Dainese to be the best pairing of ventilation and protection. I rode with the Dainese Shotgun on a weeklong trip down the Skyline Drive and Blue-ridge parkway last summer on an unfortunate week that broke 100 degrees every day. Though I can't say anything is comfortable at that temperature, I would not have been able to complete the trip had I not had a well ventilated jacket like the Shotgun. With that said, the Dainese Portland 2 offers almost as much ventilation, but a bit more protection due to the back protector and added Mugello fabric in place of mesh. The Air-Flux Jacket has all the ventilation of the other Dainese jackets, but does not use the Mugelllo fabric - rather, the fabric is D-stone. This gives you the same protection, but you lose a bit a stretch and fit, which is part of the reason why the Air-Flux is at a lower price point than the Dainese Mugello fabric products. (see related products below) Apr 5, 2011
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Fusion: I just got the Air Flux a few weeks ago and so far it's been a godsend for the hot weather here in L.A. My only issue is that it doesn't have a removable liner so you need to pack an extra layer if the temp will change on you while you're riding. For example, it's fine all the way down to the mid 70s, but once it gets cooler than that after the sun sets, I need to throw on a long sleeve thermal to keep me warm.

I used in on a 30 mile ride yesterday on the freeway with just a tshirt underneath when the temp was in the 90s and it felt really nice even up to 70mph.
Jul 9, 2012
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BoochZilla: Awesome choices. I have a Ducati S2R800. I swap between my REV'IT! Air Jacket and Dainese Shotgun depending on my mood or time of day. I wear the lighter color (Air) at night and the murdered out Shotgun during the day. The Portland 2 offers more protection and comes with a back protector but is more muted in styling and will flow slightly less air. The REV'IT! Air will flow the most air of the 3. All would be great at speed in Texas. Apr 5, 2011
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hknyc: Go with the new Dainese Air Flux. The ventiliation is alot better and protection wise I've fallen couple times and Dainese has the better protection so far. I just got the Air Flux and it makes a big difference vs my Portland. Jun 11, 2012
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Carter T asked: Can you see through the jacket? Like, would you be able to tell what color shirt I was wearing? Or be able to see any back protector that was placed in it? Jan 20, 2015
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Fernando J: I can only speak for the grey jacket.
You can't see what you're wearing under the jacket, and as far as a black back protector, it's also unnoticeable.
Jan 20, 2015
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Eugene K: You would not see through the jacket. The mesh is very dense plus there is a light perforated lining. Depending on the back protector type - you will notice a bulge, but that goes the same for the elbow and shoulder protectors which are standard with the jacket. Jan 24, 2015
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Anthony H: Yes, but only when the sun hits it. The only times I notice is when I take it off my jacket in a well lit room and of course only through the bottom half of the jacket where the mesh is. I love this jacket Jan 21, 2015
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Jeremy S: No, you cannot see through the jacket. This includes the color of your shirt and the usage of a back protector. Jan 20, 2015
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A shopper asked: How does the airflow of this jacket compare to other summer jackets sold here? My priority is a jacket that provides MAXIMUM airflow plus allows me to wear shoulder, elbow/forearm and back armour. Cheers. Sep 28, 2014
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Jeremy S: Never tried other jackets, but this one is great! Especially regarding the airflow, as mine was used all year in Florida with no problem.

Even laid the bike down wearing this jacket. The pads in the forearm and elbow protected me well during that event.
Sep 28, 2014
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Michael N: I'm using this jacket as my daily ride jacket in Bangkok, Thailand. This place is super duper hot and humid and i'm satisfy with this jacket. Love the airflow. Sep 28, 2014
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Mark R: This is an awesome jacket and cools efficiently. It's perfect for spring/summer/autumn weather. Oct 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm thinking of getting the Air Flux for myself and my wife. Besides the Wave G1 and G2, what other back protectors would fit? For example would it take the Manis G or Shield Air G? Apr 13, 2014
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troy b: The back protection I'm using in my air flux jacket is Alpinestars Bionic Back Insert Air . Medium in a medium or large flux jacket . Highly recommend the jacket for awesome air flow . Good luck n safe riding ! Apr 13, 2014
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troy b: The back protection I'm using in my air flux jacket is Alpinestars Bionic Back Insert Air . Medium in a medium or large flux jacket . Highly recommend the jacket for awesome air flow . Good luck n safe riding ! Apr 13, 2014
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Nathan K: I have the shield air in my jacket. Flows tons of air but adds a distinctive hump on my back. I don't ride without it tho. Both seem very well made and protective. I still ride in 104degree heat. Apr 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this jacket have belt loop attachments or any other way to secure it to pants? May 26, 2014
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Fernando J: No, nothing to secure it to your pants. May 26, 2014
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Attila S: No it doesn't have. May 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am 5'10'' 165lbs and 40" chest. I wear a 52 Dainese cage leather jacket and fits well. Should I stay with the 52? or go to a 50 since I am similar to the guy in the video? I do plan on getting a back protector if it makes a difference in sizing. Thanks for any advice.

May 13, 2014
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Christopher A: I found the Air-Flux to be true to size in relation to every other Dainese jacket. Back protector does not seem to affect fit very much since the jacket has a large pocket for it. May 13, 2014
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Andy R: I agree with Chris. I wear a 50 in other Dainese jacket and same fits here. Sleeves seem just slightly longer maybe, but not drastically so. May 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am planning to buy Dainese Shield Air Level 2 for my jacket (Size:52) but I could not decide which one should I choose G1 or G2, because my friend told me that he is wearing the same size and he had difficulty to fit in G2 in the pocket Mar 14, 2013
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DiavelJJ: I got the G2 and it is a tight fit. Because of that fit, the inner liner is taut and keeps the shield off my back which allows airflow. Unexpected benefit!

The G2 is awfully big and makes the jacket feel a lot more bulky. It is a trade off for the amount of protection you want to feel.

I went with safety over a slightly lighter jacket feeling.
May 13, 2013
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RevZilla: The size 52 Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket will accept a Dainese Shield Air "G2" Level 2 Back Protector. Mar 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hi, I ordered both the 50 and 52 to compare. And I can't decide which is better for me. I am 6'0". 175 lbs. 39" chest. The 50 is snug, and I'm wondering if it will break in or change over time (stretch, shrink, etc)? The 50 is also a little short in the torso (about at my belt, if I'm standing normally). The 52 has a little room and is a better length, but isn't as snug around the chest and shoulders. So how "snug" is too snug? Any thoughts on what I should stick with and what I should return. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dec 10, 2012
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Salliej03: I'd suggest the 52. Have been using this product daily for about one month, it seems built to last: so while it feels a bit more comfortable over day one, I do not imagine it breaking in much more.

5'10, 195, broad chest, started with a 54, ended up with a 56.
Feb 25, 2013
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Daine27: My jacket has not stretched as far as i can tell. I have a 56 and should have gotten a 54 because i have to roll up the sleeves a little. Jan 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: I live in FL so heat is a big factor. Also, do most Dainese pants come with the matching zipper to add to the jacket? Aug 6, 2012
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RevZilla: One of the most popular summer weather pants would be the Dainese New Drake Air Textile pants. A lot of the Dainese pants come with a zipper connection on the waist, however the Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket does not have a 360 zip. Let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns. Aug 7, 2012
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hknyc: No Oct 23, 2012
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victor d asked: Would the Manis g2 back protector fit this jacket? Mar 29, 2015
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Alex W: I also have this jacket and have been wanting a manis protector. According to my understanding of the protector sizing, G2 is a size. That means if the protector is G2, and the jacket fits a G2, then the protector should fit.

However I have not tried putting a manis in this jacket. I do however put another G2 protector in this jacket just fine.
Mar 29, 2015
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A shopper asked: Just trying to get some recommendations on size for 5'0" and 115lb with a pretty slim build (not super skinny, but not big boned)?
Mar 23, 2015
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douglas l: i'm 5'6' about 146lb, small frame. i got the S size and it fits perfect. Mar 23, 2015
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Mosey L asked: For city commuting - is white my only good option?
Would the grey be too hot?
Lots of red lights.
May 11, 2014
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Justin D: I have the grey and because the fabric mesh is very breathable- see thru around the body and back, I don't think the white would be any different temp wise. May 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm 6"4 200lbs with broad shoulders and trim waist. I really like the look of the Dainese brand but a lot of European cuts tend to be short in terms of length. Anyone have a recommended size or experience with the length of this jacket and/or the brand in general? May 17, 2013
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MadRock: I just picked up the Dainese Racing perforated. I'm 6'1 43 in chest 24 inch reach 180lbs. I went by my reach due to my past experience and it paid off. Size is true, my sleeves do not hike up and I have room in the chest still. I did a size 54. The quality of Dainese is second to none, you get every dollar you pay for in these jackets. When I opened it up the smell of the genuine leather was magical, and this has been the first time where after I long ride in the hot I didn't feel the need to tear my jacket off like I just escaped a mental ward, it breathes that well. May 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: Compatible with DAINESE N-Frame Back Protector Insert? Dec 31, 2012
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RevZilla: The Dainese N-Frame G1 or G2 Back Protector Insert will fit into the Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket.

Estimated Dimenstions:

*Dimensions G1 26cm wide x 42cm in length.
*Dimensions G2 28cm wide x 46cm in length.
Jan 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: Anyone know if this will accept the Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector? Jul 7, 2015
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Joe O asked: Question on sizing. I'm tall and skinny...6'4", 175 lbs, 33" waist on normal pants, 27" from shoulder to wrist, 37ish" chest. Will this jacket, maybe a 50, fit me? Apr 29, 2015
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joel v asked: I am 165 lbs, 5'7", and a 102cm chest...which size should I order? 50?? May 7, 2014
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Mosey L asked: Does the collar flap get annoying while riding if it's open?
Lots of flapping etc ?
May 11, 2014
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Jeremy S: Certainly. I've actually laid my Ninja down once with this jacket and still use it to this day. It is my pleasure to recommended jacket.

My ride stays in Florida and it is perfect for the heat; however, it was once taken to Atlanta on a spring night which was a bit cold.

Either way, it's a great all around jacket.
May 12, 2014
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Jeremy S: There is minor flapping at high speeds if the jacket is zipped completely without strapping the collar flap. However, if it is strapped slightly it will stay on and remove any flapping. May 12, 2014
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Mosey L: thanks. i was curious about if the jacket was unzipped partially ...
but i guess when its unzipped partially ill be in city commute mode.
on the highway i can just zip it all the way and velcro it.. May 12, 2014