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Dainese Manis Armored Jacket

Full CE certified protection for off or on road fun. Complete with CE level 2 certified chest and back protectors with CE level 1 shoulder and elbow armor, the Dainese Manis Armored Jacket is a suit of armor of the new knights of the round table. 

Protection:

  • Back protector certified to CE - Cat. II - EN 1621.2/2003 lev. 2
  • Chest protector certified to CE - Cat. 2 - Pr-EN 1621.3/11 lev. 2
  • Composite protectors certified to CE - Cat. II - EN 1621.1
  • Back protector with articulated external plates with controlled mobility, made of polypropylene with perforated and corrugated structure
  • Back protector inner core in perforated Crash absorb
  • Localized comfort padding on the back
  • Polypropylene plates on chest and arms

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Back protector with 4 degrees of freedom:
    • Longitudinal stretch
    • Longitudinal bending
    • Torsion
    • Lateral bending controlled by special tensioners
  • Lumbar band with double adjustment strap
  • Front plates-lumbar support fastening
  • Front plates in ergonomic shape
  • Side flexible plates
  • Adjustable strap
  • Forearm adjustment
  • Liner in thermoformed polyethylene foam
  • Coarse-mesh elasticated Lycra protective bodice

Other:

  • External perforated plates
  • Crash Absorb perforated absorption material
  • Reduced contact area
  • Denoted as Dainese Manis Jacket in Dainese catalog

Sizing:

  • Type 55:  40-45 cm waist to shoulder height
  • Type 59: 43-48 cm waist to shoulder height
  • Type 65:  46-51 cm waist to shoulder height

  • SM: 88-92 cm chest circumference
  • MD: 96-100 cm chest circumference
  • LG: 104-108 cm chest circumference
  • XL: 112-116 cm chest circumference
  • 2XL: 120 cm chest circumference
4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.2 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.3 / 5
Features
4.7 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
4.3 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Fit
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Type 55 / 2XL 929049 1876062-001-XXL Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Type 65 / LG 929052 1876063-001-L Out of Stock

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Great armor, good airflow but material holding armor is delicate!
I've worn this armor jacket in my commute to work and was initially pleased with it. The back protector feels light and of good quality, but the longer size will butt against the seat if you have a bike with a more upright riding style causing it to ride a little high (I'm 5'11). The sizing is snug and more of a European cut. The airflow for this jacket is as good as it gets. The armor covers all the necessary high points of the torso, it's lightweight and looks badass.

Unfortunately, after 3 months of wearing this almost every day I commute, the material on the right shoulder is beginning to separate from the shoulder armor. The fabric is delicate, but what I find to be the achilles heel of the jacket is the stitching. The jacket was never washed in a washing machine, dried in a dryer or mishandled. It was worn, then placed on a hanger using the hanger loops in the jacket and on the back protector EVERY TIME I put it away. A great jacket with poor durability.

I'm afraid I cannot recommend a jacket that's over $400 and coming apart after only 3 months of use.
April 29, 2015
Ride:
2014 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Saved my life!!!
I bought this jacket as a summer riding jacket because of its amazing air flow and protection benefits. This jacket saved my life. Back in August I was involved in an accident when a SUV blew through a stop sign at a two way stop intersection. I Tboned the FJ Cruiser at 35 miles an hour. Amazingly I walked away with no life threatening injuries. If it wouldn't have been for this jacket, more than likely I would not be here to write this review today. Dainese saved my life that day. As for my poor 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale the outcome was not the same.
September 15, 2014
Ride:
2014 Ducati 899 Panigale
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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5 / 5
Amazing Protection
This jacket is the real deal.

The amount of protection you are getting is incredible. The chest protector, the elbows, the shoulder and the mantis back protector.

I feel like a tank when I have this on.

The only thing I would say about the fitment is it felt a little bit tight across the chest but the material is a bit stretchy so it accommodates.

If you are serious about protection or need some armour to wear under your jacket, look no further.

It is expensive but when you think about your life, I think its an investment worth making.

I am 5'10 with a size 40 chest & a Medium fit me well.
May 23, 2014
Ride:
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Better than the W/T Pro
The Manis jacket is easier to put on and remove thanks to its integrated thorax protector pads. I am 5"8', 158lbs and chose the size S over the M because I like a tight fit, particularly for the elbow and shoulder areas. I like the fact that I can slip the straps off my shoulder, undo the kidney belt velcro and be able to pull the back protector right off. The W/T Pro will require unzipping the 2 attachments at the back before it will come off, so the Manis is easier to use. I ride with my Kriega R25 most of the time, and found I do not need to attach the back protector. Padding of this jacket is thicker and feels much better than its predecessor. It is a joy just touching and feeling it when I am not wearing it. Ventilation while riding is excellent - Highly recommended if you are wearing it in the tropics or in hot weather conditions.
August 8, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
you get what you pay for...
It took me awhile to justify spending this amount of money... really tried to get by for less... The English company product (certified padding) ended up too hot for anything except winter riding, a high quality (non certified) company's product fit perfect but usually had soreness from a fall though it helped avoid laceration or raspberries (plastic armor but no padding)

Since purchase, I've now got around 20 hours of dirt riding and I've fallen half a dozen times. The sleeves at the wrist are just right (I don't have to use tape to avoid skin abrasion from the thumb straps). The elbow pads don't roll away from the area you want protected if your fall has too much sliding (like the other two brands). I've already had a shoulder separation wearing just plastic armor (uncertified) and though I believe I was dramatically helped, I still suspect I could have walked away unscathed with the Manis shoulder protection (pad + hard armor).

Almost all of the 20 hours of riding was in temps ranging from 88-100+ degrees. I wore a Merino Wool base layer which I repeatedly wet with water.... If I got in a lengthy section of shade, I would actually start to get too cool... It really is 5 out of 5 for airflow!

The goal was to armor myself for falling at least a notch above where I had been--and stop kidding myself it isn't gonna happen to me and save a couple hundred bucks.

I'm 5'11"; 190lbs; 45" chest. I bought a Large: Type/59 for the backpiece... Really felt like I was taking a risk not knowing for sure if I was going to get big bang for the buck. VERY relieved after I put it on and saw the quality and felt the fit. Decided to write this review after "Falls" were telling me this is really a superior piece of armor. Dainese deserves some praise.

Finally, I did read a review that complained about how fragile the material was. Yes, its fragile if you're going to tug and expect it to come to you: its going to catch, tear, and/or wear out quickly. If you handle it with some patience (kinda like wet-suits), I think you will find it's quiet durable and NOT going to wear out early at all. The fragile light weight pays off--once you're wearing it, there is no feeling of any weight, it breathes remarkably, and the back really does move with you....

Rides: KTM 690R and 500EXC (intermediate rider falling when I take on Advanced stuff)
October 17, 2014
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FJ-09
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
1 / 5
Style
1 / 5
Fit
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Air Flow
5 / 5
Football pads
I ordered this as I was trying to find armor to wear underneath a shell jacket or shirt, etc. and something that I could keep cool in. I can't imagine ever wanting to be seen in public wearing this underneath anything. It looks like you've suited up to play linebacker or are headed to the set of an Avengers movie.

It does appear to offer an incredible level of protection but at the cost of being miserable wearing it (and looking ridiculous).
May 11, 2015
Ride:
2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
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Why did you choose this?
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Protection, protection, protection! High quality product from a great company.
John C on Mar 20, 2016
I live in Hawaii and it can get pretty hot some days. Wanted something that was breathable and at the same time, I'm an inexperienced rider, so needed added protection. This is not only the beefiest jacket I could find, it looks like something straight out of Mad Max which is pretty cool haha
Michael C on May 29, 2015
Protection, protection, protection! High quality product from a great company.
John C on Mar 20, 2016
good ce rated armour underneath any of my favorite jackets. Yes Please
Marvyn W on Aug 4, 2015
I live in Hawaii and it can get pretty hot some days. Wanted something that was breathable and at the same time, I'm an inexperienced rider, so needed added protection. This is not only the beefiest jacket I could find, it looks like something straight out of Mad Max which is pretty cool haha
Michael C on May 29, 2015
protection level appears to be unmatched. articulated back protector and zip fronts were a big plus, as well
Jordan D on Apr 5, 2015
PROTECTION VENTED SUMMER RIDING
Michael G on Mar 7, 2015
It was a highly rated armor jacket and I needed quality armor to commute with with lots of airflow.
Brandon D on Feb 22, 2015
I chose this item mainly because I am a beginner rider and I need to invest in protective clothing. While I was on my search for such things, I stumbled upon Revzilla. A few clicks later I was watching videos and reading reviews that seemed nuanced and honest, which made it that much easier to know I was making all the right choices about fit, price, quality, and service. I appreciate that Revzilla has a wide selection of merchandise and wisdom. Thank you Revzilla!
Ricardo D on Dec 17, 2014
This should fit under any normal jacket.
edward l on Oct 11, 2014
protection all over and lots of air flow on those hot hazy humid days, throw on the Dainese t-shirt underneath and all set to ride YEAHH
Peter Z on Jul 26, 2014
The Dainese Manis Jacket is AWESOME!!!! I could feel the breeze as I was walking around and going down the road is like wearing a t-shirt. I feel the hairs on my arm blowing from the wind! It covers nicely but still has gaps for great wind flow. Rode in 80-90 degrees days and love it!

This will work great with a sweat shirt when it gets colder.

I'm 5'10" currently 210 lbs and a XL-59 fit great.

This is the single best piece of gear I have ever bought besides a helmet.
Daniel B on Jul 7, 2014
best!
Nikolaev A on Jul 1, 2014
good ce rated armour underneath any of my favorite jackets. Yes Please
Marvyn W on Aug 4, 2015
protection level appears to be unmatched. articulated back protector and zip fronts were a big plus, as well
Jordan D on Apr 5, 2015
Hey I'm struggling to find the right size for this body armor, is there a site or document that details what exactly the type 55,59,65 is in relation to sizing, and also the measurements for the small, med large etc within these 3 types?
A shopper on May 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: From the Product Details section...
Sizing:
Type 55: 40-45 cm waist to shoulder height
Type 59: 43-48 cm waist to shoulder height
Type 65: 46-51 cm waist to shoulder height

SM: 88-92 cm chest circumference
MD: 96-100 cm chest circumference
LG: 104-108 cm chest circumference
XL: 112-116 cm chest circumference
2XL: 120 cm chest circumference
Will this accommodate to a women's chest? If not, can you remove the chest armor and replace with women's chest armor?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
I'm looking to invest in some more protective gear and was wondering how this would compare to a leather jacket? I am interested in this so I can wear it under a textile jacket, or other 'normal' jackets and am wondering if it will afford similar protection at all to a leather? I would be interested in using it for on-road (commuting) as well as light trails/woods riding.
Alan W on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Very comfortable to wear, however, when its hot, and I'm road only riding, i wear a mesh textile with D30 armor built in. I have no complaints when wearing Manis for offroad. I think it would be equal to leather sliding (if sliding occurs where the actual armor is and not some small surface that isn't protected with plastic).

I mentioned heat: the Manis is the coolest (temp) armor I own, but once you start covering it up you stop or hinder the air flow. i use it over a ultra light merino wool long sleeve, and then layer on top of it. If it's really cold, I might add a #2 capeline underneath. I've now fallen on it many times and find the combination of hard shell and padding impressive.

Originally, I was bummed out about price, but once I saw it in person and experienced the fit (and now performance), I believe I got more than my moneys worth...
I want to know whether the back protection is seperated from jacket? Because I think I can't wear this jacket in the suit. Right? If yes, should I buy this jacket and another back protection for suit?
A shopper on Aug 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You get everything you see in the photo, including the excellent back protector. The back protector can be separated if you want it to. However, if you can fit the entire Manis jacket inside your suit, I would recommend it. The back protector is well thought out, as it also articulates side-to-side, which is something most stand-alone back protectors do not do.
How will this work with textile touring and mesh jackets I already own? I have a Dainese mesh jacket and a Dainese D dry touring jacket. Would I take the armor out of the jackets? I would assume so.
Bob C on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use this with a textile jacket. I had to take the armor inside my textile jacket out. I usually then wear this armor and then the textile jacket on top.

I don't know how this will work with you Dainese specific jackets but I will say with my textile jacket it is a little bit of a tight fit in the chest area but other than that it works like a charm. Bit of a pain to get geared in but a small sacrifice in the increase in protection.

I have a Joe Rocket jacket that I bought when I started riding (very basic).

Hope this helps.
Im 6'1 185 lbs what size should i get?
Josh S on Dec 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am 6' 5" and very slim: 161 lbs.; and Type 65 / Size MD (medium) is what fits me best. I would suggest that you follow the instructions here on RevZilla: measure your waist to shoulder height for the Type and then use your T-Shirt size for the other one. The best fit for me in T-Shirts is medium tall, so that is why I went with medium.
Will this accommodate to a women's chest? If not, can you remove the chest armor and replace with women's chest armor?
Lada R on Jul 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: if you were somewhat flat chested I think there could be room, but I suspect not. Before ruling it out on my VERY unexpert opinion, I think I would go to the Company web page and see if there is any infomation which could prove relevant, and if not, perhaps submit your question to them. Good luck. I like the armor even more today after many falls where it protected me remarkably.
Can this be cleaned (assuming the back insert is removed)?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend machine washing any part of this jacket. Your best bet would be hand clean the jacket with a damp cloth with a slight amount of mild soap, followed by another damp cloth with water only. I haven't tried putting the jacket in the washing machine, but I won't attempt it.
I am thinking of getting a dual-sport bike as my first bike and learning to ride off-road primarily before riding on the street. I want to make sure I am wearing the right gear (at least CE-1 or CE-2) protection and I'm wondering if this is the right armor to get, or are there more complete suits/armor for offroading? I am also interested in the Norosex line, but that looks like it is for more casual riding.
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm not a veteran dirt/ single track rider, and never an MX rider, but I bought this for protection for trail riding on single track, etc.
I'm an outdoor equipment designer and believe that this is one of the highest quality pieces of gear in this range. The price reflects this too. So if you care how well it's made and what it looks like, this is the top. As for actual performance, I think most of the competitive suits in this range all would work well for dirt/ trail protection. Pretty much all made of similar materials and construction techniques. Just not as refined.
You definately feel like your'e dressed for battle in this thing (pretty darn good protection). Especially when combined w a neck brace. The fit is very good.
But, I would not choose to wear this outfit for casual dual sport riding. Too restrictive IMO.
This is a beutiful piece of gear tho......
Is this for dirt, street, or track?
Spencer H on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All of them. Maximum protection reduces the chances of an injury regardless of the purpose or the environment that you are riding in. Protection of the upper body from hitting or being hit by a car etc, crashing in the dirt, street or on the track is is the purpose of the jacket. There is no such thing as too much protection if one finds themselves in an unfortunate situation while riding a motorcycle.

I ride a Ducati 1200 Monster