Dainese Razon Perforated Leather Jacket
Super jacket for 2.5 - 3 seasons.
This jacket is amazingly comfortable. "Micro-elastication" behind the shoulder blades allows for remarkable flexibility. I was expecting flex, but I can give myself a hug in a leather riding jacket... awesome.
The full-sleave, quilted liner helps greatly in cold weather riding. I found it tolerable down to 50 F. in a tee shirt with the liner in. On the high side, I find it comfy up to 80 F. Throw a wind proof long-sleave tee under and the cold range will get down in the low 40's; however, above 85 F. I really found it to be uncomfortable.
Protection is fantastic, though it does not come with a back protector (it does provide a place for one.) The shoulder, elbow and forearm armor is moulded for left/right specific fit. Not at all weather proof, so get some rain gear for long rides.
Style is great! This jacket looks so good it works even when not riding. Stealthy and clean. The subtle reflective, dark grey stitch work adds a safety benefit without standing out in regular light. Dianese certainly has looks down pat.
September 1, 2013
This jacket looks stunning!
- Size: I followed the size recommendations and can fit a back protector (Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector). The jacket is really fitting but is can wear it closed without issues while riding.
- Air flow: I live in Singapore with hot and humid weather. It definitely get warm at the traffic lights but I'm happy with the flow while riding, it's perfectly "breathable".
- Protection: Several pads but they don't make it look bulky which is great.
Buy without a doubt!
August 5, 2013
I was originally looking for a jacket without a speed hump and some some decent styling so I can get off the bike and walk into restaurants and such. This jacket is great and the fit is perfect. It is so comfortable, it felt like ti was broken in already. Although its not a windbreaker, this jackets breathes well due to the perforations. Would recommend.
June 3, 2013
All-around good jacket
Everything about this jacket is good—not great but good. I especially like the liner that can be removed, allowing you to stay warm when it's moderately cold outside and stay cool all throughout the blistering-hot summer. However, the jacket does get a little big once the liner is removed. Sometimes, I think it would be best to go one size smaller for this perforated version (because you'll want it during the summer and have no use for the liner), and then buy a second, non-perforated Dainese Razon for the winter at my regular size, but that's probably a lot more money than most people want to spend on riding jackets. Otherwise, everything on the jacket is good. The style is nice but the materials are definitely not as good as they can be; I noticed fraying around all the seams within a week or so of riding with it.
June 2, 2013
Love this jacket!
I waited a few months to do a review, basically so I can try it when its warm out.
I'm 6'2'' and 175lbs with the longest arms you can imagine. The sleeves of the jacket are a little short but I was expecting that. The frame isn't boxy at all which is surprising because most jackets fit me like a large tent and the ladies do not find this attractive at all.
-Jacket smells good! I don't know what it is but it doesn't have a leather smell but something else. Can't describe it but everyone will compliment you on this.
-Liner kept me warm down to 40 degrees with a sweatshirt.
-Quality of the jacket shows. Nice fit, great leather. I can wear it out and people think it's a normal leather.
-80 degree weather? No problem. Feels good and not stifling. I have the back armor and I think that it helped keep the hot leather away from my skin. Good airflow at low speeds and high.
-Armor is pretty low key but feels sturdy.
-Not many pockets. One is on the liner on right hand side and one is in the jacket sans liner on the left hand side. Also, to hand pockets are on the outside of the jacket. Wish there were more.
-Don't know how this jacket will hold up in muggy, humid NYC summer but I'll find out the hard way.
-Zippers work fine but they don't self correct. I'm always messing with them to fix them when I'm zipping up.
I recommend this jacket highly. I received a lot of compliments on it and it definitely is quality made.
May 16, 2013
I was looking for a jacket that had a removable liner but was perforated for the summer also. I bought this jacket having only owned textile jackets before and having only seen a few other Dainese jackets before. So I knew they had the style I was looking for. But was worried from all the other reviews that it would be hot. Boy was I wrong to worry!!
This jacket was worn for the first time in 42F early morning weather. I kept the liner in and wore a long sleeve shirt under. I was warm for the whole 25 miles to work. Took the liner out for the ride home in 75F full sunshine weather. Traffic was stop and go....seemed to hit every light, you all know how that goes...but unlike my textile jackets I never got hot. With all the perforations in this jacket, the airflow was making my T-shirt flap inside the jacket.
The only down fall to my jacket is some tightness in the upper arms just below the pits. Maybe I have a little extra there or maybe the person that made up the jacket was trying to save some leather that day? I don't know but I have hope that it will stretch and break in with time.
The only other flaw was some poorly trimmed stitching on the collar. It was marked by Dainese with a grey wax pencil mark, but was not cleaned up by them. The pencil wiped off with a little water. By trade I am a quality inspector, so I am real nick picky!
For reference I ordered a 54, 44.5" chest, 5'11", 25" arm from shoulder to wrist, and weigh 200 lbs. The jacket fits good, but like I said is tight in the upper arms of my jacket.
May 8, 2013
Handsome jacket with very subtle branding
I wanted a jacket that had a great cut, and subtle to almost no branding on it. I needed something I could wear around town more casually than my New Delmar jacket.
The style is great. The leather is supple, however it feels stiffer (esp in the neck area) and thinner than my New Delmar.
There is one QA problem and it's very small, so small most would likely not notice. On the right arm, there is slightly too much stretch fabric in the panel. This causes it to bunch up. A minor thing, but it shouldn't be there in such an expensive jacket.
I can't imagine this working so great in a super sport riding position. Those "stretch panels" provide very minimal articulation vs an accordion style. I can comfortably ride on my CRF250L and 1978 CB125 around town.
The liner that came with mine isn't a vest as is mentioned in one review, it's a full jacket. It's decently warm enough for a sunny 50 degree day riding around town or fifteen minutes on the highway. The perforation is substantial and I'm sure it will be great in the warmer months.
April 22, 2013
A truly versatile jacket!
I've had this jacket for most of the winter and some of this spring now. It's a very versatile jacket and besides rain and extreme cold (below 30) I've been able to wear it. I haven't tried it in very hot weather but I'm sure it's like any perf leather jacket in high temps.
I'm 6' 215 LBS with a mix of muscle and pudge and I got a size 54. It fits a bit snug with the liner in and extremely comfortable with the liner out. With the liner in, it's still comfortable enough for me to ride my sportbike. I really like the sleeve cuff; a nice touch to keep the cold out.
of course, my favorite feature of this jacket is that I can walk around NYC wearing the jacket without looking like a power ranger. My last leather jacket was the Dainese Alien in black and red. As much as I loved the jacket, it was too sporty looking when off the bike. Plus, it was unwearable in anything below 60 because it flowed air so well (that jacket doesn't have a removable liner). Still, I loved that jacket and the only real reason I sold it was because I lost weight and needed a smaller jacket.
I highly recommend this jacket if you're looking for something that is sporty, will work on several different styles of riding and looks great on and off the bike.
2002 Ducati 900 Supersport
April 13, 2013