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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 18, 2014
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
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
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
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Jordan D: protection level appears to be unmatched. articulated back protector and zip fronts were a big plus, as wellApr 5, 2015
Michael G: PROTECTION VENTED SUMMER RIDINGMar 7, 2015
Brandon D: It was a highly rated armor jacket and I needed quality armor to commute with with lots of airflow.Feb 22, 2015
Ricardo D: 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!Dec 17, 2014
edward l: This should fit under any normal jacket.Oct 11, 2014
Peter Z: 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 YEAHHJul 26, 2014
Daniel B: 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.Jul 7, 2014
A shopper asked: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?May 6, 2014
Bob C asked: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.Apr 26, 2015
Faran Q: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).
Michael M:I used this as a summer jacket for a cross North America tour last summer on my KTM 1190R. I wore this alone when it was really hot or off road. When it cooled down or rained, I put my Revit Cayenne Pro jacket on top with all the padding removed. It worked great. And you look like a science fiction dystopian badass. Great protection.Apr 26, 2015
stan w:I can't imagine you would want the bulk of two separate layers of armor. When it's cool, I simply wear light layers either underneath or light layers over it including a Windshirt. This takes me down to low 60's at any speed. If it's cold, I then add a serious jacket (shell) over the armor.Apr 26, 2015
Troy V:Yes, you would definitely take the armor out of the jackets if you'll be wearing this underneath. You'll need enough room in the jacket to fit this. Your chest circumference will increase quite a bit due to the large back protector and the chest protector. Apr 26, 2015
Daniel P: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.Dec 14, 2014
Tim M:I'm 5'8, 135 lbs, and I got a small. It's a bit snug, but the arm length, and chest feels very comfortable and secure. I have a very narrow frame, so considering that, a Large or MD is probably in your range depending on how snug you want it.Dec 15, 2014
Alan W asked: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.Mar 24, 2015
stan w: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...Mar 24, 2015
Brandon D:A leather jacket will protect you with abrasion resistance and some impact reduction, this armor jacket will protect you with the ability to slide on asphalt and good impact reduction.
Temperature wise, at a stop, you will be much cooler with this jacket than leather. For a road trip longer than just an in-town commute, you will dehydrate faster in this armor jacket than leather, because the leather will control how much moisture you lose through your skin and keep the sun from directly contacting you.
Offroad, this jacket is king.
This jacket is more suited for a temperate to hot weather commute or an afternoon offroad adventure. Leather would be better suited for a afternoon or multi-day road trip.Apr 22, 2015
A shopper asked: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.Aug 6, 2014
Richard S: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......Aug 7, 2014
Brett C:I like way the Manis fits and wear it two to three times a week. Manis easily slides under a hoodie or shirt and comes off without catching on anything. This gear for me has met my expectation.Aug 6, 2014
Brandon D: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.Apr 22, 2015
A S asked:Hello Revzilla First question, I live in Tamworth New South Wales 2340 Australia so do you have an idea on postage or is it free? Second question, to get an accurate sizing of the Manis Jacket what do I need measure.