Dainese Wave Pro Jacket
Great protective suit
I bought this suit to wear under both my Klim Badlands Pro in cool weather and my Rev'it Levante in the heat. Naturally, I needed to remove all the armor from the jackets, but I consider integral jacket armor to be useless (same goes for pants!).
Don't ask me how I know.
Although the suit is a bit intimidating at first, with all the straps and buckles, it becomes second nature to slip it on after a few tries. The ONLY piece of the suit I am aware of when riding is the chest plate.Being both thick and rigid, you know it's there, but it's not very obtrusive. It DOES block airflow in the heat, but can be removed if you so choose. I like to keep it on, as it securely maintains the position of the shoulder plates. The rest of this suit truly vanishes when it's on.
I wouldn't wear this without an abrasion-resistant jacket over the top, as this suit guards against impact only - I'm sure it would shred to pieces during a spirited slide if worn on it's own. It looks really good if you like a bio-mechanical look, but it's hardly a fashion statement. It IS the best pressure suit available, even if the price is a bit eye-watering. If you're serious about impact protection, this is the way to go.
I'm 6'4", weigh 195#, and wear a Wave Pro 3, XL. I can even fit an insulating layer UNDER the suit (or even a Warm&Safe heated liner for those teeth-rattling days!) and move quite freely.
As an aside, I wear the Dainese V Knee Guards along with the Forcefield Pro Shorts under my riding pants. I highly recommend both!
As always, the Revzilla team was top-notch. The sales staff took the time to try on one of these from the warehouse and call me back to get the fit right. I can't remember his name (Ramon?), but he was top-notch.
May 19, 2013
The Wave Pro Jacket offers great protection and reasonable airflow. Of course with any amour the air flow will be reduced by the nature of how it is made, but Dainese has put thought into this and the air flow is better than expected for this level of protection. Sizing seems to run a little small I recommend ordering 1 size larger than you normally wear. The fit is great, but getting in and out it will take a little getting use to. I would also recommend having someone to help with the initial adjustments after that it is great.
Note on fitment, I am 6'5' 210lbs. with extremely long arms, and typically need an large tall in everything. The XL with number 2 back protector fits great. Just enough stretch in the material and the amour is were it needs to be.
May 6, 2013
The Wave Pro Jacket is a bit intimidating initially with the adjustments. Once you get a few rides in and get the straps set to your body/bike/riding style, it’s much easier. Once its setup, it’s as easy as fastening the chest plate and a zipper. It gets hotter sitting still than just a jacket, but with the added protection it is worth it. Once you get moving, the mesh lets it breathe. I was surprised how much it allowed air in. You can take the chest plate off if it turns out too hot for you.
After a long day of riding you may find the neck-protector uncomfortable. I may not have it adjusted “just right” yet, but I found it wanted to push my head/helmet forward.
I wear this in the Florida heat under a mesh jacket for long rides on a Motard.
I’m 5’9”, 170 Lbs. and the 2/Medium fit snugly. If you have a barrel chest you may want to go up a size higher than expected.
July 9, 2012
Stylish is SMALL
I was very excited to receive my Wave Pro Jacket after the order time. I tried it on and depression set in, The adjustments will work and once it is fit you will be able to keep those setting, I and a Large by the size chart however I would have had to go with a XXL if I wanted it to fit correctly. I would recomend anyone buying this product to send all of your measurements to revzillia and seek there assistance in making the proper choice. I have returned this product and made another selection to ride protected in the warm weather
June 26, 2012
I use this for protection on my commute and errands rides which is all I use my Aprilia 500 GT ABS Scarabeo for. The whole jacket is well made and fits snugly. With a jacket over top of it, and only a t-shirt under it, it still is a bit warm on a warm to hot day. This is ok for me as I am usually not on the bike for more than 30 minutes at a time. As I am a professional, I do wear a shirt and tie to work. If I put a light sweatshirt over my dress shirt this will decrease the wrinkling of my shirt but doesn't eliminate this( which is a reasonable price to pay for the protection). I can't comment on how well the protection works as I have never had to use it and I hope I never have to find out. I also can't comment on the value relative to other similar items as I didn't try on any of the competitors. Having said that, I did look at competitors products on line, and I feel confident that I got the best product and getting the best product, regardless of price, was what was most important to me.
May 29, 2012
A must have
After contemplating between different protective jackets, I decided to pull the trigger on the Wave Pro. I wasn't exactly sure what I was getting myself into, but I knew how good Revzilla was with their customer service and that I would be taken care of either way. Well, I'm happy to say, I haven't looked back. This jacket is amazing. I knew from the moment I put it on that it was exactly what I was looking for. The build quality is top notch and the amount of air flow is crazy. I also enjoy the adjustability of everything so I can make thing thing fit my husky body. I'm 5'10 220lbs and the XL fits perfect. The back protector is more than adequate and covers the tail bone and the shoulders and forearm armor stay where they need. I have let several other riders try it on and each of them have been impressed. The lower back support works like a charm and stays where you put it. My only grip is how the chest piece fits. It is a major PITA to get this on a zipped up with it in place, so I took it off. For the price, this is hard to beat. I find myself wearing my Wave Pro more than my leathers, expecially on short trips. Just throw a MC jersey over the top and enjoy the cool breeze!
May 14, 2012
The most comfortable body armour ever!
I've been looking for body armor for a long long time and have tried on various brands finding them restrictive, uncomfortable, and hot. I only ride in the woods and protection from trees and rocks is a must. After seeing the video review I decided to take the plunge and I believe I got the best armor possible. The suit has a multitude of various straps for adjustment and it took a bit of time to get it just right but once you do you don't have to change a thing. The suit is made of a fishnet type of material that allows for amazing airflow. I wear it with a light weight moisture wicking shirt underneath and wear a jersey over top to prevent the fishnet material from getting stuck on branches. The combination keeps me nice and cool in the hot weather and on those occasional scorchers I just pour a bit of water on the jersey front and that keeps me nice and comfortable. Last year I put the suit to the test by taking a unplanned 50mph crash on a logging road and bounced like a skipping stone tearing up my jersey but to my delight and my buddies surprise I stood up shaken but without a scratch. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone venturing out into the woods. This ended up being the best piece of protection other than my helmet that I could buy and it was an easy sell to my wife as I told her it would help keep me out of the hospital in case I bailed off my bike.
April 18, 2012