Fox Racing Titan Sport Jacket
Excellent for Brazilian Traffic & Climate
Last year I purchased a white Icon Mesh Textile jacket as riding in 45 degree C heat is near impossible with a black leather jacket & traffic in Rio de Janeiro is famously aggressive. However despite full ventilation after removing the liner from my Icon jacket I was still overheating.
After some research I found the solution, more protection & more ventilation! The Fox Titan suit of armour is excellent, especially with the full armadillo back protection. My friends call me Robo-Cop or Storm Trooper as I bought the white version, but like a condom or a gun, Id rather have it & not need it than need it & not have it!
November 11, 2014
I was shopping for a vest with front and back protection, but took a chance on this instead. The reason why I hesitated was that my Aerostich Darian jacket already has shoulder and elbow protection, so I didn't really need that build into my new purchase. Also, I was not sure this would fit under my shell.
I am glad that I got this, as I am much more confident that it holds the elbow pads in the correct location than my shell's pads. This fits great under my shell once I took out the shell's back protector and elbow protectors. I leave the shell's shoulder protectors in place.
This Fox jacket looks professional and high quality. I am using it on the street even though this is not sold for that use. I can't think of a reason why this is not going to work as well as a Light Wave jacket.
I am 5'9 and 145 lbs with a 38 inch chest and got a medium. Fit is great on me over a T-shirt. Over a nice-fitting sweat-shirt, it is getting snug, but still seems like the correct size.
October 31, 2014
Excellent off road protection
I've been wearing this on my CRF250X all summer and fall, and I really love the jacket. At first I thought about buying a roost guard, but then I realized I'd want shoulder, forearm and better back protection. This jacket takes care of your whole upper body, is comfortable and breathes very well. I used to wear a thin baselayer, the jacket, then layers on top to keep warm, but now I've just been wearing a thicker baselayer and nothing over top of the jacket unless it's really cold - like under 40 degrees. The only issue with putting stuff on top of it is that somewhat restricts movement which is why I like it being my top layer.
It looks like some people are wearing this on the street, and my personal recommendation would be not to unless you're just riding on the street long enough to get to the trail. I don't think it would protect or absorb the impacts you face in a street crash very well because it's not what it's designed for. It DOES protect very well in off road crashes though as I unfortunately know from several experiences! I was riding over some big boulders in a boulder field when one shifted underneath me, and I felt hard on to my shoulder and forearm with the bike landing on top of me after and walked away with only a couple sore spots (not even really bruises). My stepdad was riding with me and watching from behind when it happened, and he thought for sure I was going to be really hurt. He actually didn't wear much gear at the time, but after watching that he literally would not ride with me until he bought the same jacket! I bought it for him as a surprise, and he loves it so much he wore it around the house for an hour! LOL
I'd definitely recommend this jacket for off road / very light dual sport road use.
October 28, 2014
Great Air Flow. You forget you have it on.
Quite light, and air flow is great. The protective pads are strong but allow you to move without any restrictions.
If you are leaning over the shoulder pads can get in the way of turning your head with a full faced helmet.
No pockets was annoying because some days I had no where to put my keys depending on the pants I was wearing.
August 19, 2014
Fits the bill.
I am 6' and just shy of 190lbs. I got the large, and sort of wish I'd gotten the XL. It's JUST good enough that it's not worth it to me to send it back. The sleeves are a tad short and if I got fat, I'd have to step up. These are made for kind of slender guys. However, that does keep the mesh from bunching up and restricting air flow, and all the armor is in pretty much the right position (shoulder and elbow pads are a little high, I have broad shoulders and long arms; but if I had the XL, it would be baggy in the waist. same old story)
All in all, great for the money and I have no doubts about its abilities to do what it is designed to do. I'd recommend it.
August 14, 2014
Highly adjustable fit, solid build
I love the jacket and the medium fits me well (6' 175lb). Great for summer sport touring and I just add layers under/over as needed. I got the white and it looks great, and I get compliments and questions from time to time.
July 28, 2014
Bought this at the last minute for a 4 day camping/dualsport trip because the weather was going to be hot. All I had up to that point was my Rev'it armored jacket, which is a great product but too hot for offroad riding when the temps get above 80. The Titan jacket gave me great protection, but was so much cooler! With a motorcycle jersey on top, it was like riding in a T-shirt. Made the ride way more enjoyable.
July 21, 2014
I've worn the Fox "Jacket" on one road trip. It fits small so it is snug. All the armor is in the right places so in the event I ever to need it, it should be there. The design allows you to tighten the jacket as needed to fit you. I'm 6'7" and 245 lbs and not a long torso; it could have been a little longer to make it a bit more comfortable. Overall, it does what I was looking for; protection under my riding jacket.
July 7, 2014