Dainese Alien Leather Jacket
Love my Alien Jacket
After passing on the Alien for a couple years I finally decided to pull the trigger and get one. Took a ride yesterday after the UPS man dropped it off. It was 98 degrees ( too hot for leather jacket riding). I would normally be wearing my Dainese Air Flux in this kind of heat but since I just got my Alien had to give it a go.
I get going out of my neighborhood and I could feel the air flow at 30 mph which was impressive. The interstate isn't far and once I hit cruising speeds (65-75 mph) the jacket is really breathing. This thing would be perfect in 70's or 80's.
The jacket is very stylish and comfortable. It wears a bit on the large side. I'm just over 200 43 inch chest and a 54 has a relaxed fit. I could have went down to a 52 but it would be snug. I have a Super Speed size 54 and it has a very aggressive race fit and its perfect.
The Alien is a beautiful jacket. Upon my inspection of my newly received jacket I notice a scratch/scuff on the shoulder slider. Its not terrible but I noticed it right away. I called Revzilla and we worked it out right away. If something goes wrong ZLA makes it right. Thanks for running an honest business.
I really got what I wanted from this jacket and can't wait to see what Dainese will come out with for 2014.
July 3, 2013
Great Premium Jacket
I purchased the Jacket a few weeks back, and I've taken it to a couple of longish trips.
The fit of the jacket is impressive. The leather is so soft, yet you can tell the level of protection is there.
The smell of the leather is worthy just by itself. It's awesome.
I purchased both the back (Air G2 L2) and the thorax protectors.
I "justified" purchasing this jacket as a replacement to my Wave WT armor (too cumbersome). So, I used both protectors all the time.
The weather in Nicaragua is 75F to 96F (24C to 36C), and the humidity goes from 55% to 70%. So, it's very humid and hot.
The jacket does let airflow through. I've been wearing it on a K1200LT, so the windscreen blocks the airflow, but I've stood up in the footpegs, and you can feel the airflow on the jacket.
I also bought the Dainese Delta Pro EVO Estivo pants. Let me tell you, people gets very impressed by the outfit. Its so classy, and almost outlandish.
Yes, I love this jacket. I'm selling all my previous jackets to buy more Dainese.
June 17, 2013
Slightly tight fit but that's because of the tough leather, so it's good protection, hopefully will wear in a bit.
May 20, 2013
Best Jacket EVER!
I am 6 feet and weigh 220 pounds. I was recently told that I was built like Wolverine. Broad shoulders, barrel chested and big arms. I like to lift Kettlebells... Heavy Kettlebells! I went with a 58 and feel like I have room for add on protection, but its not sloppy without. After I put it on for the first time, I was like... Woah, did they make this just for me?
It's snug, yet roomy and provides the most insane feeling of Ahhhhh when you slide it on. This is some serious quality, and have had friends mention that they didn't know leather could feel like this. When you buy your jacket, you want four things; comfort, Check! fit, Check! protection, Check! and style, Check! speaking of armor... I was a bit disappointed at this price point it is NOT included, but not the end of the world.. it does have forearm, elbow and shoulder protection built in but is removeable.
Quality throughout, the 3d bubble liner is fantastic and the attention to detail is unmatched!
I could go on and on, but instead of you reading this review, click the "order" button and see for yourself.
April 30, 2013
Great jacket, features and fit are great. Had to get a 54 because of my shoulders, only thing that I dislike is the forearm size down by the wrists. Wish that it could tapper down a little sharper, using gauntlet gloves makes it a little uncomfortable. But over all feel of the leather is great and comfort levels are what you pay for. Great jacket.
April 22, 2013
This is a high quality jacket that offers great protection and looks awesome. I am 5'11", 175# and ordered a size 54. Little large, but I want to be able to put a couple of layers underneath it. Highly recommend all Dainese products!
April 1, 2013
You get what you pay for... enough said
I will start out by saying that worry came over me spending $700 on a jacket without trying it on. There aren't any shop around me that have a decent selection much less any jackets except for a local ducati dealership (RedlineMotors) but there all ducati branded. The jacket fits like a glove, I'm 6' 225 lbs and purchased a size 58. When opening the box you'll first get a smell of high grade leather which is equal to new corvette seats but a lot thicker leather. The bubble liner inside the jacket is just perfect, everything about the jackets screams high quality protection.
March 18, 2013
Great overall jacket. Consider it.
Great styling, excellent materials, what else is there?
I bought the perf version, and mine has the cool red collar (black/red/white). It vents air very well. I initially wanted to use it 3-season (Spring, Summer, Fall), but I love it so much, that I wanted to use it during the winter too. So I add a liner, either Gore-tex Performance Shell or a windproof-only one (Windstopper-like), and a down jacket with a thin base layer, and voila, 4-season functionality.
I lost a little weight, wasn't fat to begin with, so now it's about one size too large. But that makes it perfect for layering, bonus!
I have a 42" chest now, but I bought a size 56. It's a bit large, a bit squarish. I probably should be in a 54 but if I wanted a tighter fit maybe a 52. Revzilla(?) says that the 56, 58, and 60 are a more comfortable cut, i.e. beer-belly? Maybe the smaller sizes are more athletic?
I use the thorax pocket as a general pocket. I wish it had a chest pocket. I'm buying a Wave back protecter, but I can't comment on that yet.
I use an Arai XD-3 helmet, but when I do a traffic check, I bang the shoulder area and it limits my view. Either the helmet is too long, or the exposed armor plates are too large, or both. Slight nick for that. It's probably the helmet I chose. The exposed aluminum skid plates are just my style.
Overall, a great jacket. Highly recommended.
The Avro also suits my style. Check it out too.
January 30, 2013