Dainese Greyhound Leather Jacket
Style and Protection
I wanted a jacket for the cooler, colder weather that was stylish and functional which looked good on and off the bike, this is it.
I am not easy to fit so many other jackets did not work for me.
Fit: I am 5' 8" 185 lbs, 44 1/2 chest 37 waist and size 54 fits me right on. I was surprised how well the sleeves fit too. The jacket with the liner in is perfect, without the liner it is a tad lose. Since this is for cooler and cold weather that's a good thing since you will want room for layers.
This coat has perforations in the front of the sleeves and under the arms and to the back.. You can wear this say up to 80 deg.s no problem.. The liner is really nice and will take care for the cooler temps.
Style: The collar at first I was not sure about but I can say its very cool and functional. The leather is very soft and you can roll the collar down and partially zip it up or go all the way when it gets cooler. I like it!
I was thinking about a RSD Ronin or a Barfly which I tried and it was nice but this jacket blows them out of the water.
The leather is different then other coats I have seen and it drips of quality.
I don't understand why it's going on close out other than its not cheap but at this price its well worth the price of admission to Dainese.
September 11, 2013
Love this jacket
I'm 5'10" & 185lbs and bought the size 54. It fits fine and I paired it with a G2 in the back as well. The arms were a little bit more form fitting than the only other Dainese jacket I've got (a textile) but not to any negative degree.
The liner is awesome and really keeps the heat in during the colder rides and is super comfortable as well. I've only worn is once on a warm day and it was fine but I got a little warm after a while so Phx in the summer probably will not see this jacket used too much, but that's why I got a Dainese textile/mesh jacket anyway. The armor is right as it always seems to be with Dainese dear and there's no change here, solid feel all the way around and in the right places.
The jacket also looks awesome IMO with regards to its cut/shape and the feel of the leather etc. I love the small Dainese logo's on the shoulders. Very understated and very cool.
It's not cheap but it's a very solid jacket in all respects. It's looks great, feels great, fits well even with the G2 in it too and with the thermal liner in it's really nicely warm. I recommend it highly. Dainese makes good stuff and this is classic Dainese.
April 22, 2013
Great fit (after break in). Incredible style. Features galore!
This is by far one of the best jackets I have put on. When it arrived, it felt a little small, but after wearing it for a week, it fits perfectly now. The leather is as soft as you would expect from a quality product. The inner liner is great at keeping you warm in cooler temperatures.
I wish the elbow armor was removable as well so it's a little less awkward wearing it socially, but no one really notices, so I guess it's just me.
I can't really comment on durability as I haven't owned this jacket for long.
Lots of compliments about this jacket.
It's on the pricier side, but worth every penny so far.
February 7, 2013
This jacket seems overpriced. Yet compared to really good motorcycle jackets that perform well and look great, this one stands out in the crowd! It is beautiful. With the liner it is a bit tight, but it is comfortably warm. The high collar even helps when there is cold temperature to contend with. I have even taken the liner and armour out and have worn it out on the town!
November 12, 2012
Stylish and comfortable
I agree with all the good things already mentioned about this jacket so I'll just mention a couple of things specific to me.
The sizing was good: I'm wearing a size 50 (10 up from jacket size) fits nicely, even with the small Forcefield back protector in place.
Air flow through the elbows and shoulders helps keep sweating down to a minimum when riding, even in 90+ degree heat: keep the cuffs open and you get additional air flow.
I have one disappointment with the jacket: The stitching of the zipper on the jacket-trouser fastening system started to come loose after only a week of wearing. Given its purpose and the price point of the jacket I expected a lot better.
July 1, 2012
expensive but worth it
probably the best designed, styled, and constructed motorcycle jacket that i own. looks great. fits great. made great. as good on the bike as on the town. lots of compliments. but it is expensive.
May 27, 2012
I wanted a protective jacket that looks good and the Dainese Greyhound doesn't disappoint. The leather is as soft and shiny as advertised. It's definitely a stealthy jacket for the street - the branding is kept to a minimum, although I'd prefer absolutely no branding.
The jacket fits just right - I'm 6'1, 195 size 54. I couldn't imagine wearing more than a t-shirt under the jacket with the liner zipped in. It keeps the heat in fairly well.
The price is a bit more than what I'd would've liked to have paid, but once I put the jacket on, the price didn't seem to matter that much.
Overall, the Dainese Greyhound is a stylish jacket, great on and off the bike, a bit pricey, but well worth it.
February 29, 2012
I bought this to spoil myself and it didn't disappoint!
I own 3 other Dainese jackets: the Mugello STR, Zen Pelle and Portland 2 so I have a good range of jackets to compare the Greyhound Pelle to.
Style: This jacket is absolutely beautiful. Understated and nicely appointed with small Dainese details that add to the overall character. The leather is supple with a really nice texture and sheen. I really like the minimal branding with the understated stitched Dainese name across the back and small metallic demon logos on the shoulders. It goes perfectly with the style of my naked bike (Triumph Street Triple R).
Fit: I'm 6'2" at 175lbs and wear a EU 50 in all my Dainese jackets. The Mugello is a tiny bit large, the Zen a tiny bit small and the Greyhound fits allllmost perfect. The sleeves, chest and neck are all perfectly snug with the inner liner zipped in. The only thing that's off is the main section length which is a touch short but only by about 1/4". It still covers my belt buckle when I'm on my bike so it's easily overlooked.
Warmth: I took a 2 hour ride around in 50-52'F weather and, with the liner zipped in, this jacket kept me toasty warm. What I really like is that it fits so well that it stays in place at all times so I don't have any wind finding a way in. The wrist area of the inner liner fits super snug which effectively keeps wind out of the sleeves when wearing short cuff gloves. I feel like I could ride comfortably down another 10-15 degrees which I'll be testing as it gets colder in the next few weeks.
Typical of all Dainese gear, the quality is superb.. what I really like about the Greyhound is you really do get what you pay for. When you first see and hold this you'll immediately recognize and be overly satisfied with the quality of every inch of this jacket. It blows all my other jackets away.
Additionally, it's so comfortable it definitely works as a casual leather jacket... just pop the armor out and go. I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing this jacket everywhere all winter and can't wait to see how it performs when it warms up to 100'+ here in Texas.
Hands down the best jacket I've ever put on. If you can afford it, buy it. You won't regret it.
December 2, 2011