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Dainese Avro C2 Leather Jacket
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Dainese Avro C2 Leather Jacket

Whether it’s a tortuous mountain road or an endless desert straightaway, sport riders favor the superbike’s daring look and strong visual impact, and the Avro jacket is designed expressly for them. The technical solutions provided by the Dainese Avro ensure an elevated level of protection thanks to the use of co-injected protectors on the shoulders equipped with aluminium inserts and composite protectors on the elbows with the possibility of inserting a back protector and a Thorax chest protector as well. Road use demands great freedom of movement and flexibility: the use of inserts in S1 elasticated fabric and the removable thermal lining make this item comfortable for even the most demanding users.


  • Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Standard
  • Co-injected shoulder with aluminium insert
  • Jacket certified to CE Category II - 89/686/EEC Directive

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Tutu Cowhide leather
  • S1 fabric
  • Inserts in elasticated fabric
  • Collar with elasticated insert
  • Jacket-trousers fastening system
  • Waist adjustment
  • Neck adjustment
  • Removable thermal liner
  • Sanitized lining


  • Pocket for G1 and G2 back protector
  • Pocket for Thorax chest protector
  • Soft inserts
  • Reflective inserts
  • 2 outside pockets
  • Pocket on removable liner
  • Internal pocket
  • Denoted as Dainese G. Avro C2 Pelle in Dainese catalog


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/Black/Anthracite / 50 919462 1533673-685-50 Out of Stock


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Dainese Avro C2 Leather Jacket 4.8 5 69 69
Great Fit, Style, and Quality I had a Zen Evo before this in a 50, so went with the same size. Fit is great and quality unsurpassed. My buddy has an Alpinestars (A) GP Pro and paid around the same amount. If given the choice again, I'd still take the Avro C2 10/10 times. The leather on the A looks overwhelmingly synthetic, its style isn't understated enough for my taste, and quality of construction falls just a little bit short. The attention to detail given to this jacket is borderline mind-blowing. The zippers are heavy-duty and precise, the metal shoulder inserts seamlessly integrated, stitching and quality of materials are top-notch. Its smell is like...an aphrodisiac. Yes. I know that's strange. Fit is spot-on and aggressive. Elbows are forced to hang at a slight angle while off the bike. They zip into the Delta Pro pants perfectly but I don't know what the claimed 360 degree zip is all about because it's only like 300. After this thing is zipped up and paired with the pants, I have to convince myself they haven't made me bullet-proof. Airflow isn't great, but it can be improved. I almost decided against it because I live in Austin, TX where it gets miserably hot. I've worn this thing in 90 degree weather and as long as you're moving and you've got your hand-pocket zippers open, it flows a good amount of air making things tolerable considering the high temperature. The most flow comes from the S1 fabric in the sleeves if the pockets are left zipped. I can't comment too much on durability but if it's anything like my Zen Evo, it will look brand new for months to come. I would have liked D Skin level leather for the price, but overall it really is an excellent jacket and my favorite so far... September 19, 2015
If the looks is your priority, go for it. 18 years ago I bought my first 3 Daineses (Bright and Brave and one that I do not remember:)). Back then I was excited with the overall fit and cut. That does not apply anymore, since the quality of the product went downhill. The zippers are of very poor quality and the fit is awkward, since it seems that this jacket was cut for people with beer belly. I am 6.2 and 172 pounds, I bought a 54 and I could downsize to 52. I do not do it because I would have a problem with the sleeves plus the winter is coming and I will need to add the liner which needs some space too.. This is not my only motorcycle jacket (I have a few more from other brands), thus I decided to keep it because of the overall style. If you want a better fit, go with Alpinestars September 8, 2015
Good combo of style and protection I've been looking for a leather pant-jacket combo for longer distance street riding on a Ducati Monster; 300 mile days; I paired this jacket with the new Alien leather pants and it seems to be a great combo providing excellent protection with very little painted logo graphics to better match a naked style bike; I wanted to avoid seeing the manufacturer's logo painted all over my riding gear and selected the jacket in black/black anthracite color. The leather and materials are top notch, well constructed throughout. The zip-out quilted liner is a real plus for me in the New England area for fall/winter riding; I use a perforated leather jacket for summer riding and will probably use this new jacket when temps start to drop below 75 otherwise I think it would be too hot for summer riding. Elbow and shoulder protection is excellent, and I like the styling with the shoulder hard slider external to the leather which seems to break-up the design without screaming for attention. The jacket comes without back or chest armor and I will insert a CE level back armor to improve its protection characteristics. Fit is true to size; I'm 5'-9" 150 pounds with a 37" chest which is exactly between sizes so I ordered both the 46 and 48 jackets and kept the 48 because it fit me better in the shoulders and under arm area. This size allowed me to remove the liner and still retain a clean fit and I expect I will easily be able to have a two layer clothing system for thermals in the winter. I purchased this with a 20% discount and I'm very pleased from a value index perspective- I have not yet taken it to the street for riding, this is planned as a September through May set-up after which I can comment on its durability. August 22, 2015
Can never go wrong with Dainese Great product with quality construction. Fits as advertised. Many compliments from other riders July 31, 2015
This Jacket is an eye candy and a great armour. The perfect jacket that represents my style and attitude July 27, 2015
Great jacket OK, first this is a sweet peice. I'll just get right to the fit....I fell in awkward sizes because I'm tall and skinny. I'm 6' 150-155lbs 37 inch chest....31inch waist, broad shoulders and a long torso. I got a size 50 because the smaller size jackets arm lenghts were way to short and the 50 was the closest larger size that would fit my arm length Im glad i got the 50 because its really snug with the liner in, without the liner it fits great! with a little room im the chest area. Bottom front of the jacket touches the top of my belt. (Gives you an idea of the hieght) with the G2 back protector and the liner in it was way to tight for my liking, straight up uncomfortable tight. With the g2 and no liner borderline to tight but not horrible. With no liner or g2 fjts perfect. The quality of this jacket is "you get what you pay for" well made, leather feels great and high quality. Overall, worth the $...In my case based on the chest measurement of 37 I should have got a size 48 but got a size 50 which fits perfect. Runs SMALL make sure you get two sizes up if your the same body measurements as me. July 15, 2015
Awesome Jacket! I read the reviews, watched the videos and after owning less expensive gear decided to take the plunge. This jacket does not disappoint, the fit is snug/aggressive with good freedom of movement and the armor stays where it needs to. As other reviewers have mentioned, being non-perf the airflow is somewhat low. I use this jacket for cooler summer evenings and early mornings to beat the heat but it will be even better in the fall. I got the C2 Pony pants to go with this for street riding and for once the zip to jacket feature is easy to use without having to zip it before you put it on with no extra slack to keep the jacket held down snug. Top quality stitching and soft leather quality, even the smell is really cool. I have gotten compliments from riders and non-riders alike. It's worth sweating in for the amount of protection it offers. The only thing that could be done to improve the jacket would be to ditch the snap collar in favor of velcro flap maybe. The snaps dig into your neck a bit but after the collar breaks in it gets better. 4-Star/thumbs up, go get one guys! July 3, 2015
Not as much air-flow as I expected. I purchased the black/white/fluo red version and it's easily the best looking jacket in any group that I'm part of. It pulls compliments from riders and non-riders alike. My only qualm is that I don't notice any airflow unless it's cold. I somewhat expected it being non-perf, but I hoped it would ventilate a little more than it does. Anything above 75-80 degrees will suck in this thing. Be especially aware of where your gauntlet gloves interface with the ends of the sleeves. I've experienced a lot of sweat build-up there and it has created a pretty foul odor similar to what hockey pads would smell like. I smell it every time I bring my hands anywhere near my face. If you plan on riding in hot weather, go with a perfed jacket over this one. It's otherwise perfect for my favorite time to ride: at night . June 26, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Tushar P: Good reviews across the boards. Aug 18, 2015
Christopher S: Revzilla reviews and of course the Dianese name. Jun 26, 2015
Jason J: I was looking for a 3-season leather jacket to replace my Revit Excalibur jacket (outstanding jacket BTW). My Excalibur offered great protection but got pretty shredded when I went down. So, I was looking to increase my protection level on a slide or tumble (i.e. leather). The back protector upgrade for this jacket looks very nice. I also liked the styling of the jacket, even though they didn't have the color pattern combination I was looking for. May 22, 2015
sharleen b: cause it's sexy
hardly anyone will have one on
from research the only negative i've encountered about this jacket is the price tag.
May 12, 2015
Todd C: Has everything I wanted in a leather race jacket Apr 27, 2015
Daniel M: High level of protection and style Apr 17, 2015
Chris W: Great lines, great name, came with a thermal liner, and had the safety features that I was looking for. Mar 24, 2015
G E: Seeking top level (C2-rated) protective jacket for cooler weather riding. Will likely get a second jacket for warm season, as I'm not sure this will flow enough air for SE U.S. Summers. Also looking for something that will interface with a set of riding pants, so this jacket seems to do all that well. Mar 8, 2015
Jonathan E: One of the best rated jackets on Revzilla and I love the styling. Mar 8, 2015
Matthew L: Great styling, highly-recommended by Revzilla (this is huge, in my book). Protection seems top-notch. Mar 2, 2015
Michael L: previous experience with brand. Excellent jacket Feb 14, 2015
Crystal R: Hi, RevZilla customers, I picked this jacket because of its distinct features, and it's a good bang for your buck. Dainese is a reliable and trusted name. Jan 3, 2015
Bernardo M: I chose this jacket because of the looks. It looks great and offers protection everywhere. Dec 18, 2014
Charles G: Can't break my Dianese habit and needed something with a liner and max protection(sans hump). This fits the bill. Dec 9, 2014
Roger S: I have this jacket with the red & white and I really liked the florescent demon logo. Dec 1, 2014
chad w: I liked the look, the amount of protection that it provides, the backflap, and the fact that it comes with a thermal liner for winter riding. Nov 30, 2014
Oscar R: Always wore Dainese clothing because of its quality and now upgrading from the Santa Monica to the Avro C2. Oct 3, 2014
Andrew F: Excellent reviews, has all the features I was looking for in a leather jacket. Aug 28, 2014
James G: quality, style, and price Aug 2, 2014
Peter D: Amazing fit and feel. Great protection. Gives you a lot of extra riding confidence. Perfect to say the least. Jun 7, 2014
Raymond M: Phenomenal reviews, styling, and a brand that is known for high quality. Jun 2, 2014
Matthew P: I ride a 2013 Hayabusa 1300, Its a demanding bike and I'm on highway a lot of the time. I really need something that is going to be strong enough to carry me to safety if i fall. I also believe you get what you pay for. Dainese is known for quality so I went for the best. May 24, 2014
Samuel K: This is the most bad*ss looking jacket on earth right now, IMO. Plus it offers some of the highest grade protection and reasonable comfort for riding on the street. Semi-perforated leather with a removable windbreaking liner will permit year-round use in tropical climates like Florida, and 3-season use (need more layers for winter temps) just about anywhere else. Padded thorax area (one of the most common injuries in two-vehicle accidents) and plenty of room in back for spine protection. Apr 3, 2014
Paul V: I ride a Harley FLSTC. I researched jackets with protective armor and, though this jacket is very technical, it is so stylish yet highly protective. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to return this one and get a larger size. I'm a 42 and got the large, but it's way too tight. Mar 17, 2014
Mark R: I have owned Dainese leathers for over 15 years. The protection is top notch, and when it was time to buy a new suit only one brand came to mind. The fit and quality are unmatched, and the protection is amazing. Mar 16, 2014
Lee B: 1st bike, needed pants and top for track. Seemed like the best for the price. Ill find out when they show up. Mar 15, 2014
Brandon M: Style and Dainese's reputation. Feb 27, 2014
Brooks M: This jacket ticks all the boxes, safety, multi-season, quality, looks great and good price point. Jan 30, 2014
Tyler J: Styling, reputation of Dainese, and because it can connect to pants to take to the track. Oct 24, 2013
Bradley S: I like the quality and the style with all the safety features
It is a kind of every day rinding jacket with the removable liner
Oct 16, 2013
Philip W asked: How is this jacket on hot summer days? Apr 13, 2015
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Morgan M: Stifling if you're sitting in traffic, not bad at all if you're on the freeway doing 120mph. Seriously though I live in Western Washington and it doesn't work well for me in town once it starts getting into the high 70s. Apr 13, 2015
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Andrew C: It's definitely better for evening rides in the summer and for early / late season riding where the temperatures aren't that high but probably not the best choice on a sunny, hot summer day for urban riding. May 2, 2015
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Seandan N: Take off the inner layer and you should be fine. Apr 20, 2015
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A shopper asked: What is the difference of the avro jacket and the C-2 avro jacket? Dec 5, 2013
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Alex G: It is a new safety standard rating. Both jackets are very similar, and will offer excellent protection. Dec 6, 2013
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Craig W asked: It show that there is a black red and white version but there are no pictures of it. could you put a picture up? Feb 21, 2015
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Fritz S asked: Does this jacket work with both the Wave and Mantis back protectors? May 2, 2015
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Joshua K: Yes, it does have a pocket for both. I prefer the mantis because it covers more of my back. May 2, 2015
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Raj V: Hey! I have this jacket with the Mantis back protector. It is much, much larger than the Wave back protector. The Mantis fits in the jacket snugly. I don't know if the size of the jacket makes a difference but I have a size 52. May 4, 2015
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Andrew C: I purchased the Wave G protector and can confirm that one is compatible with the jacket's rear compartment May 2, 2015
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Phillip F: I brought the Mantis for mine. I'm not sure about the Wave May 2, 2015
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Raj V: Yes May 3, 2015
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KORHAN D asked: Hi everybody, is it possible to add a HUMP to this jacket? if yes how?

Jul 8, 2014
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Mason T: Following Mendelian laws of inheritance, If you take an Avro C2 and crossbreed it with a Super Speed C2, your F1 offspring will all have speed humps, since the gene for humps is dominant.

Ok, silliness aside: there's no option for a speed hump. You could add one with your own handiwork but it would probably damage the jacket. I'd look to a super speed if you need a hump
Jul 8, 2014
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Alex B: You can add a spine protector, but not an external hump if that's what you're looking for. Jul 8, 2014
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Paul V: Oh forgot to add that you can also add chest protection as well. Jul 15, 2014
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Samuel K: This jacket is so sexy all the ladies will want to hump you. Jul 8, 2014
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Paul V: The answer is yes, you can add a back protector such as the Dainese Wave G. There is a zippered pocket in the lining for this addition. Jul 15, 2014
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sharleen b asked: I am 5'7" my check is 39". I was wondering what size should I get for a perfect fit as I will always be riding in hot weather as I live in the tropics and will have no use for the thermal liner. Should I get a 50 or a 48.? Jan 19, 2015
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Michael H: I believe you should get a 48 because with mine when I take the linear off the jacket is looser. Jan 19, 2015
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sharleen b: thanks a lot for the reply i was thinking the same thing
i welcome any other thoughts
Feb 24, 2015
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Brian D: Go somewhere and try on jackets. I'm a 52 jacket and pants and a 45 shoe. Apr 10, 2015
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A shopper asked: I'm looking to match this with a sportster. Would the fit on this make it comfortable to wear on a cruiser/upright riding position? Would I have to size up and break it in? Jul 15, 2014
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Christopher B: I would be a little hesitant. I ride a Ducati Monster that is a little more upright than your true sport bike and it works well. My guess is that it would work due to the great fit you can get with this jacket. The jacket does allow for a great range of motion and has an ability to flex and move due to the use of stretch fabrics and technologies. From personally wearing I am thinking the concern would be with the shoulders and forearms feeling off due to the jacket's shoulder and forearm armor.

In the end I would be sure to work with RevZilla to completely understand the return and exchange policies and guidelines. If your proceed with a purchase I am sure you will instantly be able to say yes or no with the jacket on and simulating your riding position.
Jul 15, 2014
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Austin R: Not sure about a sportster, but when I'm riding up right on my ninja it fits great! It does break in after a while but still keeps your arms a little bent. For size it fits tight. I normally ware a 52 and that what I ordered but is a little too tight for comfort with liner in. With the liner out and on the bike it is amazing though. Have found jacket is good for temp up to about 95*F after that its hot but does breath pretty well for what it is. Jul 15, 2014
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Paul V: I have a softail, so I'm in an upright position and love this jacket. I bought one size larger. Regards break-in, I'm not sure that I noticed, though it probably did mold more to my body. It's an awesome jacket. Jul 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi I am looking to buy a protective leather jacket (for street commuting) but want the best protection. Just wondering, exactly what armour is under the shoulders and on the forearms (could someone please provide a link to the armour specs?).

Also, I have also been recommended the Alpinestar GP Pro Leather Jacket and am wondering how this compares to the Avro C2?

Apr 14, 2014
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Paul V: CE level 2 rated armor...plastic, aluminum and compressive foam material. I copied the following from the msgroup website.

There are CE standards that cover each part of the body and each category of protective qualities associated with motorcyclist clothing. These include abrasion resistance, tear strength, impact protection, and seam strength. There are standards covering motorcyclist's suits, jackets, pants, and impact protectors("armor"), as well as gloves and footwear.

There are 2 standards that cover motorcyclist impact protectors. One for limb/joint pieces and the another for back protectors. Each provides various levels of performance based on energy absorption/force transmission.

The CE LIMB/JOINT PROTECTOR standard is labeled EN1621-1.

It allows joint/limb armor to transmit no more than 35kN of force.

Ratings are based on performance at an impact energy of 50, 75, or 100 joules creating three levels of performance within this standard.

LEVEL 1, BASIC--50 joules



The CE BACK PROTECTOR standard is labeled EN1621-2. The test is performed with a 5kg "kerbstone" dropped from one meter to create the test impact energy of 50 Joules. The standard contains two levels of force transmission performance, using the same impact energy.

18kN@50J passes LEVEL 1 compliance.

9kN@50J passes LEVEL 2 or "high performance" compliance.

Some hard armor may protect against penetration or provide slightly better abrasion resistance than other forms, but penetration injuries are rare and can also be dealt with by soft outer layer materials. A hard object underneath an outer layer may also damage that outer layer in an impact or slide by reducing the surface area and increasing the pressure at contact points. Flexibility of softer components should also equate to greater comfort and better fit.

The Dainese Avro C2 is a fantastic jacket to wear, and stylish as well!
Apr 23, 2014
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Paul V: All I know is that the Avro C2 is the best jacket I could ever have gotten. I'm a 42 but needed to get a 44 and break it in. Just get this jacket. It'll turn heads and protect you as well. Apr 14, 2014
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Alex B: This may be an over simplification, but I believe the armor spec is C2. Meaning that it meets the new European C2 safety standard. I have owned quiet an array of leather riding jackets and honestly have always been a little let down on quality considering the costs. I decided to jump up to Dianese after both my icon and alpinestars jackets failed to hold up to every day riding after a year or two. (Zippers and buttons failed, liners and armor pockets ripped, etc) I can say with certainty this jacket's build quality far exceeds those of the other two brands I mentioned (in my experience). Also, the fit and armor placement feels much more secure to me on this jacket. Optional back and or thorax protector slide right into the provided pockets if you want more protection. For me, it's worlds above the competition, safe as they come and looks damn good doing it.

Good luck in your research!
Apr 14, 2014
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Daniel N asked: I see this jacket has a pocket for a back protector, is there a foam one that comes with the jacket and you can upgrade? Or is there no back protector at all from the factory? Feb 19, 2014
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Graham S: No it doesnt come with a foam insert. Those do NOTHING anyway.

I dont know why other manufacturers put those into their jackets. Its misleading,

If the purchaser isnt properly educated they may think those offer at least some proper protection.

I bought a Dainese back protector.


Feb 19, 2014
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Robert W: Most of the Dainese jackets I have , came without a protector but I always get a good one with the jackets. Good jacket ! Feb 19, 2014
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andrew h: their is no back protector or foam that comes with the jacket. Feb 24, 2014
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jeremy h asked: I live where it doesn't get to far below 40, but I spend 30-40 min at a time on the highway at 65 mph, so it does get cold on a bike, will this jacket with the liner keep me warm?
Dec 24, 2013
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Alex B: I've taken it into the 30's here in Portland and was surprised by how well it preformed. To go that low in the temperature range still requires a solid base layer, as the "fake abs" do flow more air than you'd expect. I pair it with the Dianese balaclava to keep the wind off the neck and a Nike Combat pro base layer and was plenty comfortable. Keep in mind, this jacket doesn't take kindly to water exposure and comes with a warning to that effect. So- cold: yes, cold and wet: no.
Dec 24, 2013
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Scott W: Hi Jeremy
It will be a little brisk at thse speeds when its 40 but what iacket wouldn't be! I rode on the freeway in the high 40's...layered with under armour and I was fine.

I love the jacket...it fits and looks amazing!

Dec 24, 2013
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David P: I've worn it down into the low 40's to upper 30's on the highway and found it to be perfectly fine, though a light or medium weight underlayer won't hurt. Dec 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hi there, is this jacket windproof and used in 45-50 F cold weather ? because I saw some vent holes on this jackets chest. Apr 20, 2015
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Raymond M: The perforated leather in the front is a form of air venting which makes it great for when you remove the liner due to temperatures getting above 70-80F. However, the jacket comes with a removable interior liner that has made it so that I've used it comfortably down to single digits, after I got gloves that could make my hands not turn into icicles. If you don't want the liner in, you should have more than enough room to throw on a hoodie or something else on in the cooler temps. Apr 20, 2015
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Seandan N: This jacket have a second layer inside which is removable. This jacket gets pretty warm and is windproof. Perfect all season jacket. Apr 20, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does this jacket have the option to zip the bottom of the jacket to the top of your pants? Dec 6, 2014
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Alex B: Yes it does have a zipper. But it's not universal in its application. I believe it only works with a handful of Dianese pants. Dec 6, 2014
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Mark R: Yes, it will zip to any Dainese pants Dec 6, 2014
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Shawn T asked: I'm looking to match this with a sportster. Would the fit of this jacket allow me to ride comfortably in the upright position? Jul 15, 2014
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Robert W: I guess it might depend on your handlebars. But depends on what your comfortable feeling is ? A loose jacket or a tight jacket ? Go try this jacket on see how you like it sitting in chair holding your arms up like your bars are on your bike.( maybe on up one size if it feels restrictive and see that too.I have had lots of Dainese and all have been more of a great leather sweater than a leather jacket . Depends on what feels good to you.
Jacket wise their great , comfortable and protective.
Jul 19, 2014
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James G: Yes absolutely., it fits great. I use it while riding both my R1 and XR650l Jul 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: is the sizing in inches when I use the select size button, or in the euro size? Oct 2, 2015
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Raj V: It's in Euro Size. Oct 28, 2015
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A S asked: Hey guys, I am 177cm tall (5.9 or 5.10) and I weigh 73 kg (160). I'm wondering if size 50 would be a good fit for me? I like more of a slim fit but i'd also want some extra room for a back protector. Also, my arms aren't very long so many shirts or jackets's sleeves are a bit too long for me.

I'm guessing I am between 48 and 50 ?

I would appreciate your answers
Jul 11, 2015
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Bradley S: Hi i am 94kg and have a size 52 it fits great but i need to loose a few kgs
Before i bought my jacket i went to the local bikè shops tried on a few sizes
ì suppose with the back protection you may need a bigger ßi?e
Jul 11, 2015
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Christopher H asked: How short of a sleeve is acceptable if im looking at the size chart and im 27 in sleeve but the size 56 has 24.4-24.8 inch sleeve. Is that too short or would a good set of gloves cover that? Dec 16, 2014
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Raymond M: If you have a set of gloves that covers a bit of the wrist you should be able to tuck them in no problems and not really have any skin showing. My jacket is a little bit short in the sleeve but gloves easily covered the gap. Dec 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: So im 6ft 3 and 240 lbs. Athletic build thanks to 5 years in the Marines. im wondering how short of a sleeve is acceptable when using this kind of jacket? I found this same jacket for sale on craigslist but my sleeve is 27 inches and the size the guy is selling is a 56 Reg so has a 24.4-24.8 inch sleeve. I figure with the tuck position and Gauntlet gloves it wouldn't be too bad. But I wanted other riders advice. Also I don't always tuck since im on a Yamaha FZ8. Dec 16, 2014
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S T: My Avro C2 is size 46. I wear a dress shirt size of 15-34, I'm 6'1" 165lbs and have a 6' wingspan. The sleeves are perfect length while wearing gauntlet gloves as the gloves overlapped nicely. Non-gauntlet gloves wouldn't cover the sleeves but probably line up with them fairly well. Dec 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: Which Dainese leather pants match with the Avro C2 to complete a two piece riding suit? Thanks, John in Seattle. Sep 30, 2013
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Michael A: The Dainese Delta Pro pants will match up with the jacket. Dec 15, 2013
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Brian B asked: What Dainese Protection & Cleaning Kit goes with this? leather or vintage kit Sep 7, 2015
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Gordon A asked: Is it possible to get a smaller size in the floro-red? Maybe a 42? Sep 7, 2014
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Alberto J asked: Hi everybody. How can one quickly distinguish the old Avro from the new Avro C2, with naked eye? Aug 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi everybody. How can one quickly distinguish the old Avro from the new Avro C2, with naked eye? Is it possible? Aug 13, 2014
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Avro has been a strong seller. It's been a staple in the Dianese sport collection. I really look at the original Avro and now the new C2 as a three season leather, fully removable thermal liner, and it's not a really wide-range (inaudible), so you get a really good mix of spring, summer, fall seasonality. And then again, when it gets a little colder, you can stretch it further with that thermal lining. Now, from a positioning standpoint, certainly aggressive.  Five colors available, this is our black, white and fluoro red. Going to be a great top half of a two piece suit because it's technical enough, but then it also has enough of this style that you can rock it on the street.

You know, thinking one step further, let's talk a bit about sizing. You're going to see Tub to our left. He's going to be 135, five foot six, wearing a size 48. Now, for his sizing, he's about a 38 inch chest, he can kind of go either way. He hes a little bit more room in the size 48, but he could also pull up a 46 if he was going to rock it as a two piece suit and wanted a bit more of an aggressive shape to take to the track. Keep that in mind. Remember we ship for free. You can get in touch with our gear geeks, and as always, I love to hear gut reactions, your feedback, whether you're an old school Avro wearer or you're rocking the new C2, click here, subscribe to us at RevZilla TV, leave me your comments, questions or feedback.

Now, as we dive into some of the nitty gritty on the C2 version of the Avro, Avro C2 has a couple key upgrades. Remember, Europe changed that safety spec for the new CE rating. The C2 now has zipper covers, which are going to be done to add a degree of safety, and some of the stitching and internal guts in the way that it's constructed have been refined for this year. Again, to the naked eye, not a ton of changes, but enough changes to warrant a new name.

Now, we look at it, cowhide in it's exterior. You're going to see S1 panels down each arm for flexibility and airflow. Again, aggressive pre-shape here in the Dainese Avro C2 Leather Jacket. It's plenty of jacket to take to the track.  And if we look at the protection scheme, remember, CE rated Dianese composite protection, the shoulders, and the elbows and forearms, and shoulders are going to have the co-injected aluminum sliders which live on the outside and, again, add a degree of slide protection if you do happen to have a low side or go down on the track. Some of the other features, again, aggressive race Dianese logos down the front, double snap here at the top. It's meant to be low profile hand warmer pockets. Again, it's basic from that regard.

Again, get an idea of the profile as we come down the arm, lifting the arm, adjustment down here along the hips. And you can see how that stretch panel comes down from the shoulder blade, wraps underneath the arm and allows for a bit of flexibility, especially if you're in your tuck position. Remember, the jacket's going to be fine on the bike, off the bike, but this jacket loves to be in a tuck, moving at speed.

 Notice low profile. Again, additional S1 panel here up at the collar. It's going to not to interfere with your helmet if you're in the tuck, especially now with the new line of Dianese racing style helmets like the Corsa, that has that cut away. Again, just, it's going to come together really nicely.

There's no hump on this jacket. Now, hump's a personal preference thing. You know, from here you can step up to something like the Super Speed, which I believe does have a hump, and the racing would not have a hump. That would be the baby brother to this jacket. But again, clean and classic, relective demon logo on the back, Dianese across the seat. Notice it's a drop seat. It's going to have an integrated 360 degree zip to connect it with something like the Delta Pro Evo pants from Dianese. And again, you have other additional temper foam panels. Now, I will say there's no back protector here. You'd have to upgrade that separately with something like the Wave Pro, use a G2 size for men's jacket. And you have the ability to add that CE2 level of protection to the jacket.

Now, last but not least, let's look into the guts and remember, if you want a better per scheme, you can always go down to something that's a little bit less of an investment, something like the racing. There we go, see if we can get that undone. There you go. You see the thermal liner, which is easily removable, on the inside. And remember, YKK zippers. They're meant to hold up, they're built to last. And what I like about it is it's not a vest liner, it's actually going to be a full sleeve thermal. And on the inside of that you'll see the Dianese sanitized lining. I will note on both sides that this Avro C2 will take the Dianese thorax protection as well.