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The Switchback jacket offers the perfect combination of modern styling and cutting edge design. Constructed in authentic Cordura fabric with ballistic  mesh panels,  it delivers maximum airflow with exceptional abrasion resistance. Switchback also includes a breathable wind and waterproof removable liner jacket for added comfort, function and style. 3M Scotchlite trim at the front, sides and back insures added visibility in low light situations. This versatile jacket represents the absolute best bang for your buck in the market.


  • Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels
  • Removable waterproof liner jacket
  • Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders
  • Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector
  • Cool mesh airflow lining
  • Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and  waist
  • Comfort neoprene framed collar
  • 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back
  • 8” connecting zipper for pants
  • Three storage pockets plus interior cell phone pocket    

Waterproof liner jacket features:

  • Sturdy wind and waterproof / breathable rip stop nylon shell
  • Side snap pockets
  • Mandarin style knit trim collar
  • Interior storage pocket
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Olympia Switchback Jacket 4.7 5 143 143
Bought this for warmer weather ... I bought this for warmer weather. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but it looks like it will provide plenty of ventilation. I like the idea of the zip-out lining for rain. That's always a challenge, to have all the right gear at the right time on a long ride. So, this flexibility should be good. January 31, 2015
No happy jacket back up so I feel half back during rolled, I live outside US so it is more expensive to send me to change to buy another December 15, 2014
excellent product great airflow and protection Definitely recommend excellent value and the hi viz is perfect. November 24, 2014
Great jacket for warm weather and beyond Just getting back into riding after years away. Our Phoenix summer weather presents a challenge balancing comfort and protection. I found this Switchback jacket to be quite comfortable and airy even in 100+ temperatures. With the liner in place, it's also made the mornings in the 40's bearable. The construction, fit and finish of the jacket appear to be very good. I'm a big guy and find that the jacket provides good fit and easy movement when wearing it. It's highly recommended by me. November 21, 2014
Right Price I got a "close-out" deal on this jacket. It's a little cool for late fall / early spring. Add a layer of warmth underneath. Kept me dry as could be in a 100 mile ride through light rain. Cool on hot days and, with the liner, it stops the wind on cool days. 3X gives a good fit to my 5' 9" 250 pound tummy. Arms are just the right length and coat reaches bottom and zips easily. I chose the highly visible yellow and it looks good while keeping me cool, protected, and seen. November 10, 2014
Great value Did a flurry of buying in preparation for my new bike and, as I was running out of money, I still needed a good first jacket and wanted hi-viz. Got the yellow and black Switchback. With the liner, I stay warm down into the 40s with just a fleece jacket underneath. On the couple of warm days, riding without you stay cool. Jacket doesn't feel like it needs much break in and feels beefy and armor is well placed. I especially like the arm straps that keep the forearm armor in place. A couple of issues, which, for the price, are easy to overlook: 1. Wish there was some sort of tie-back for the collar. You can fold the flap side back, underneath, and secure it to itself, but would have appreciated a snap to keep it fully open. 2. Would like the velcro on the outside of the arm that secures the forearm armor in place to secure better. The straps sometimes come loose. (Many others have mentioned this.) It's OK as is, but would be improved if the velcro tab was longer/allowed more velcro to velcro contact. 3. Liner needs more robust connection in the arms. When taking the jacket off, I often pull the liner inside out in the arms. The only fastener is a measly velco tab that is buried about five inches up the jacket sleeve, which attaches to a loop on the liner arm. Again, a snap or two -- one on each side, maybe -- would keep the thing in place much better. 4. The jacket is a bit short. I'm 6'2", 205 lbs. I have to use the snaps in the back to secure the jacket to my belt (or use the zipper to attach to a pant), otherwise it rides up. Probably a trade off -- too long and you end up sitting on it, and the jacket has a more "sport" short cut, anyway. For the price, with all of the current discounts, the jacket is a great deal for under $200. October 31, 2014
Great fit,you don't want to take it off My first riding jacket in years and I'm amazed how protective and yet comfortable this thing is.i get off my bike and I want to keep the jacket on its comfortable . Does a great job of wind protection.i was riding in 40 degree temps and it kept me warm enough.ive not tried it in hot weather but with the liner out I'm sure it will be great October 27, 2014
Great 2.5 season jacket-Exceptional Value Been wearing this jacket for the last year-about 11,000 miles in temps from 70 to 105 and it's held up well. The eye blistering neon yellow is still bright after 2 washes in Nikwax Tekwash. Seems like others also have an AST Olympia which does suck above 80 so this one gets a lot of use. I sold my Motoport Kevlar Ultra mesh jacket as this one is so much more comfortable to wear and a lot cooler. Olympia is all the money you need to spend, October 20, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
lauren v: Great price Mar 20, 2015
Chad W: Excellant mesh jacket, durability & fit is perfect. Feb 10, 2015
William J: Awesome reviews. Like the style. Great 3 season versatility. Olympia reputation Dec 5, 2014
" ": Because I'm fat as a whale and your salesgirl found this jacket to fit around my gut ,it was also on sale ,nice to see your store and meet the sales staff Dec 2, 2014
Amando G: We have great weather in Florida in the winter if you ride with some protection and layer up you will be ok. Nov 13, 2014
David H: Chose this for me and summer and the looks.Turns out this is a really good jacket and it does what they say.Have at least 2000 miles on it and no defects but the only rain was blocked by windshield,thank goodness because I would have stopped and put on rain gear instead of inside jacket.But knew that when buying.Great jacket and Revzilla is the deal. Oct 20, 2014
chad b: Good price Oct 18, 2014
Mario G: good reviews on airflow and protection Oct 13, 2014
Larry F: Good bang for the buck Oct 10, 2014
Ken P: Seemed to me to be a bargain compared to similar mesh jackets. Plus the styling is relatively subtle (for a hi-viz jacket esp.) Oct 10, 2014
Ken S: I tried the jacket on at the BMW Motorcycle shop in Tampa and liked it. I was much more expensive there then at your store. Thanks... Oct 8, 2014
Andrea P: After days of research I narrowed down my choices to 3 jackets. I called revzilla and talked to them over the phone. After our conversation they suggested me to look into the Olympia jacket. It looked like a better option out of all the one I had chosen. Oct 1, 2014
Lawrence J R: Price, reviews and the Revzilla video review Aug 25, 2014
Jon B: Styling and a nice price. Aug 20, 2014
J E: I'm a bigger guy getting back into riding. Living in Phoenix, AZ a quality mesh jacket is really important to be safe and cool. I like the hi-viz option as well. This jacket was the best combination of style, function and size that I could find anywhere. Revailla's price made it a great choice. Aug 19, 2014
Gary B: "I had first chosen the TourMaster Air Intake 3, but on first try-on the main zipper came apart - very poor. Returned it to Revzilla and they showed me this OMS Switchback in the store. I have spent the last 2 months researching mesh jackets - this one is as Revzilla sales said - "the best for me". The single removalable liner that can be worn independently was also a big plus. I ride year round and expect to use this for 3 of the seasons." Jul 14, 2014
Michael W: Previous experience with Olympia. Wanted a good summer jacket for use here in Tx. Jun 26, 2014
David A: Liked the style and the Olympia brand. Product video helped a bunch. Jun 18, 2014
James G: needed a mesh suit with rain protection Jun 2, 2014
Lawrence P: I wanted a summer jacket with a water proof liner to replace the old Joe Rocket Phoenix I have. I wore it in the cold rain in Maine last May with an added layer under and was warm and dry but the water proof liner on it is not breathable. I also like the idea of the CE rated protection in this jacket. May 29, 2014
Wesley M: Fit and finish we're top notch May 27, 2014
John M: for the color and wind/rain protection it is suppose to offer May 22, 2014
Greg W: Recommended by Rev guy, looking for SC summer jacket. Daily commuter. May 14, 2014
Michael W: Researching mesh jackets i found that this jacket had the best features that I wanted for a reasonable price. I was looking for a mesh jacket that included a waterproof liner, a CE approved back protector, and had a lighter neutral color. This jacket filled all the requirements. The fit and finish of the jacket that I tried on in person at a local store was very high, they just did not have the color i wanted so I ordered from Revzilla. May 8, 2014
brett J: Hi-Viz option, fit, style, price May 1, 2014
Peter G: Watched the Redzilla video on jacket choices Apr 27, 2014
William M: Hot and cool weather riding in S. Florida. This jacket looks and performs great! Mar 28, 2014
Teresa D: Protection, color combination, and versatiolity Mar 23, 2014
Paul B: Very good reviews from other riders both here and out on the road Mar 22, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
Dean U: I chose this because it was made in America, was aesthetically pleasing to the eye and had all the right features for the money. Mar 3, 2014
Steven G: "American" fit. Not too much hi viz material. Mar 1, 2014
Bill C: Looks, positive reviews, protection it will provide in warm to hot weather. Feb 24, 2014
Charles Y: Good reviews, good price. Feb 24, 2014
N B: I ordered this jacket and loved it, tested in cold and rain and it did the job Jan 17, 2014
Brad P: Got the hi-viz version great product very pleased Dec 25, 2013
David S: I bought this jacket as a gift for my son's birthday. I got the reflectorized jacket for safety reasons, there are to many distracted drivers in the world these days. You can't put a price on safety. Nov 5, 2013
A S: Versatility and style was what I was looking for... Nov 2, 2013
Kevin L: Quality, styling, & size Oct 28, 2013
J E: For the features. This jacket is awesome. You really can tell it was designed by cyclists. I'm a large XXL and it fits great. I got it for warm weather riding, and it keeps you cool enough and interestingly warn even in cooler weather.

Anthony's review was especially helpful in the decision, in showing the features of the product.
Oct 13, 2013
Timothy F: Tried this jacket on at a local cycle shop and fit was good. Buying from Revzilla to save a few bucks by not paying tax. Price seems to be the same no matter where you buy. With the Revzilla return policy and no tax, why not? Oct 10, 2013
K E: Excellent jacket for hot weather riding, as it has ventilation holes in some of the panels. Oct 9, 2013
Steve O: Used Olympia gear in the past and like it. Oct 5, 2013
christopher o: testimonial from a stanger. he went down in this jacket and lived to tell the tale! Sep 26, 2013
WAYNE C J: Extremely visible and great for Florida hot weather. Lots of protection in key areas. Liner only takes a minute to put on or off. Liked is so much that I bought the ladies version for my wife. Sep 24, 2013
Alfred P: The fit, color and protection Sep 22, 2013
Timothy S: Mesh, Hi-Vis, good protection, good price....LOVE IT! Sep 17, 2013
JOHN R: Hivis and Summer design was what I was looking for. Good airflow for hot Aussie conditions, with amour. Hope it's as good as advertised. Aug 31, 2013
Paul H: I loved the looks of this jacket particularly with the high vis yellow accents. Also, the adjustability of fit and the flexibility of the jacket to be worn in various weather was important too. Aug 10, 2013
david b: video was very informative and it looks cool. since it comes with actual protection pad on the back set it apart from two others I saw Aug 6, 2013
A shopper asked: Why is the waterproof liner on the inside not on the outside? It would be easier to stop and put it on over the jacket. Some of the Joe Rocket jackets have the same configuration May 17, 2014
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A s: I like the way the jacket is designed. I actually use the rain liner more as an extra layer when it's cooler and don't use it much as a rain liner. I wear this jacket mostly in hot weather, so when it rains, I don't even use the liner. Because this jacket vents so well, it's actually great having the liner as a 2nd layer option on cool mornings or evenings. If it's cool and raining I use an outer rain layer for extra dryness anyway. May 17, 2014
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Jeffrey R: Stopping to put the liner over the jacket would take as much time (ok, slightly less) than putting it on under. That being said, if you put it over, then 1) the liner would probably "inflate" due to the wind; whereas the outer jacket cinches down. Also, the liner has no reflective qualities, which is even more important during inclement weather/restricted visibility.

As a side note, the waterproof liner is really a nice windbreaker all in itself and I wear it when away from the bike, only stowing the outer. When wearing it under the outer shell, it is noticeably warmer, but not bulky.

I love this jacket and wear it for three seasons easily, with the liner.
May 24, 2014
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William B: I removed the jacket liner. When it rains I just put on the liner. It's a nice lightweight jacket by itself.
If it was on the outside it would be bulky and you would have to stop and put it on. By leaving it on the inside you can ride into the rain without stopping. Of course, as I mentioned I only use the liner when it rains and I do have to stop to out it on.
May 17, 2014
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Timothy M: How can you have a waterproof liner on the outside of a mesh jacket? Mesh jackets are not made of solid material. They are made so air circulates through the jacket and around the wearer.

It is not a waterproof liner, it is more of a warming liner in cooler climates.
May 17, 2014
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Richard H: Not sure what motivated the design but it does work as a lightly insulated jacket when attached , as well as a rain liner. Works well but seems to be easier to use when not zipping the liner. Easier to take on and off. It's a good jacket. I don't have any regrets May 17, 2014
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James M: If the waterproof liner is already inside the jacket, why would it be easier to stop and put on a waterproof cover layer? This jacket is really slick, super adjustment and has great visibility. May 18, 2014
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Lee H: Because it's actually a cool weather liner with water repellant qualities. If you want protection from rain, buy a rain suit. May 19, 2014
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Jorden F asked: I'm about 6'1"-6'2" and a pretty skinny guy (165-170lbs). What size do you recommend? I'm stuck between the medium being too short and the large being too baggy. Jul 10, 2014
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Ron Y: I am built exactly like you, and I love my Olympia Switchback Jacket. I bought one with the high visibility yellow piping and I think, or at least hope, that it makes car drivers see me. I rode in it to the Arctic Ocean and back on some very dirty Alaska roads. Now I am in my second three month summer of riding in Europe. It has served me well during these three summers of extensive riding. I especially have enjoyed the way the mesh allows air to cool me. I am in Istanbul right now, and my jacket is at a friend's house outside of town, so I can't tell you exactly what size I got. I think I got the large, though, because it doesn't fit very tight. It does have room for a heavy fleece jacket underneath on those cold mountain rides. That said, I think you can go with Revzilla's sizing chart or (better still) you can call them for friendly personal advice Bottom line, I give the jacket five stars rating. I would certainly buy it again. I also have a pair of Olympia pants which I wear every time I ride. My landlady at my hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey, just washed both the jacket and pants for me three days ago, and they came out perfect. Jul 10, 2014
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Buzz W: Jordan,
Consider three factors:
1. Do you prefer baggy clothing or a tighter fit?
2. Do you ride leaned forward on a sportbike or upright on a cruiser? If leaned forward then large will keep your lower back covered. If upright then medium.
3. If you ride cold weather a lot then large is better for under layers.

Remember that revzIlla has a great return exchange policy.

Good luck.
Jul 10, 2014
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Larry V: Jordan--I'm 6' 210, 38' waist, 35" sleeve length, and the XL fits perfect. I think the large might be a bit loose for a 165# guy but it does have good waist and arm adjusters . U can always return it for a MEDIUM. Also, if you add the liner it will tighten up a bit. This is my 3rd Olympia jacket in the past 10 years with over 250,000 miles on their gear. I am a fan. Jul 11, 2014
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Robert S: I have my Switchback for 1 year. I am 5-10 and 152 lbs. My medium is just right for me. However, if it rains, I have to zip the jacket to my riding pants in the back of the jacket (otherwise, the jacket would ride up above the pants and allow the rain into my rear). By the way, Revzilla's return policy really is no-hassle (and they didn't even pay me to say that). Jul 10, 2014
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t. eric s: I would get the large. The straps on the waist and arms should tighten the jacket down enough. Im not as tall as you but heavier, and the tail of the jacket is just long enough. Thats my only negative in 40k miles. Great warm weather jacket Jul 10, 2014
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Kim P: Hey JordAn. I bought that jacket for my husband in a medium. He is 5'7" and 150 lbs. the medium is not too baggy for him. I purchased the longer one for myself. Hope that helps. Jul 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this jacket have armor? and where? Jun 16, 2014
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john p: Yes in the elbows and shoulders. This is a great jacket. I wear it all the time. it is sized for human Americans too. No need to buy a 5xl if you're over 145 pounds Jun 16, 2014
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Ralph R: Yes, the jacket includes armor. It's at the elbows, shoulders and spine. Jun 17, 2014
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Alex A: There are pads for the elbows, shoulders, and the back. Jun 16, 2014
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Lee H: CE armor on shoulders and elbows, and a back pad Jun 16, 2014
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William S: Yep.

Back, Shoulder, and Elbow
Jun 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: Why do some jackets have the waterproof liner on the inside? Does the outer portion not get soaken wet and heavy when riding in the rain. May 17, 2014
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Alex A: The shell does get wet when it rains but since it is also shedding water at the same time and the amount of rain is (generally) varying it will tend not to get water-logged while you are moving.

I have this jacket and have worn a similar model and they are perfect for the weather we have in the southwest where rain tends to be scarce and what little we get isn't too bad. For those occasional heavy rains I've been caught in they never last long enough for me to have to worry about getting water-logged.
Jun 16, 2014
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Larry H: Remember the outer jacket is made out of synthetic materials, codura, kevlar etc (I'm talking about all textile jacket). These materials are hydrophobic meaning they repel water, not absorb it like cotton. So in the rain yes they will get wet but the water will just run off it. 5 minutes after it stops raining while riding the jacket will dry off. 30 minutes if you walked inside from the rain and hung it up. Sep 13, 2014
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Charles W: I like this jacket and wear it a lot (with and without the liner), but due to the amount of mesh on the outer layer, I'd probably wear a different one on a day when significant rain was likely. I've gotten caught in some rain and with the liner in, it wasn't actually too bad. May 17, 2014
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Robert S: Sorry, but I have not worn this jacket in any significant rain. In light rain it does just fine. Anything more than that I cannot speak to. FYI- The liner is removable and can be worn as a light jacket when not riding. I mainly use this jacket for hot weather riding. May 17, 2014
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WAYNE C J: I would guess that the reason the liner is on the inside is to not mitigate the high visibility of the outer shell. After all, in the rain you need to be as visible as possible. The outer shell may get wet but dries quickly. Jul 14, 2014
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lance h asked: Can you tell me what is a good co-ordinating overpant for the high viz Airglide Jacket by Olympia? Aug 22, 2013
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Jeff S: I wear both my Rev'it and firstgear mesh overpants as well as BMW Summer pant with the jacket. I'm sure Olympia has products if you like to connect the jacket to the pants. Aug 22, 2013
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A s: I purchased the matching / companion pants that came with removable water proof liner . all set for summer ! Aug 24, 2013
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Andy B: I have the matching overpant to the Olympia Switchback Jacket. I had to have them hemmed but they work well. Aug 24, 2013
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Lee H: I went with First Gear over pants. Aug 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does it coordinate with the Olympia Airglide 3 Pants? Mar 10, 2012
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LittleToad: Yes it does. The jacket and pants connect at the waste in the back by zipper.
The pants match the jacket in style and material.
Apr 10, 2012
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JMitch: Yes, the folks at Olympia let me know that all of their products use the same connecting zipper. Apr 8, 2013
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Jesto: During the video he says at 3:54 "they will pair up with the air glide 3 pants". Mar 29, 2012
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A shopper asked: what are the washing instructions for the jacket? Feb 1, 2015
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Lee M: Instructions state: Hand wash with luke warm water. Hang to air dry. Both the outer shell and the zip liner carry the same instructions. Feb 4, 2015
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William B: Refer to the Olympia catalog (PDF) on their web site for instructions on all of their clothing lines (Google Olympia Moto Sports). Go to the last page and look at the Care Instructions in the upper left corner. For the Switchback (fantastic jacket) you will find this: Hand wash cold - mild detergent – hang dry. Feb 5, 2015
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Steve H asked: Hi. What "over" pant would work well with the Switchback jacket? Apr 28, 2014
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Buzz W: Tourmaster Flex is what I recommend for 4-season wear. During warm weather I wear the stripped down outer shell over my work pants and it works well. During cold weather the extra layers make it tougher to wear as overpants, but it can be done. Apr 28, 2014
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Marc D: I use First Gear pants. Apr 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi. What "over" pant will work with the Switchback jacket? Apr 28, 2014
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per H: I got two different pant and jacket models from Olympia. All have the same size zipper to connect top to bottom so I believe any pant in the Olympia line should be compatible in that respect. Apr 28, 2014
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Anthony P: I use British Motorcycle Gear pants with it because I already owned and liked them. Been using them for a year now with the jacket and the combination works well. Apr 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: So the back protector is CE level 1, right? Is it worth replacing the armor? I've read that the pocket is a little tight for aftermarket inserts. Dec 16, 2012
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RevZilla: The articulated back protector included in the Olympia Switchback is CE Level-1. If you desire to upgrade to CE Level-2, then you could modify a SAS-TEC (SC-1/12) or Rukka D3O Air Back Protector to fit or wear a Forcefield Back Protector Pro Kevlar L2 underneath. Dec 18, 2012
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JMitch: I have found the CE armor to suffice. No need to replace unless you desire something different. Apr 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: This looks like they just brought back the Viper and called it a Switchback. How does this differ from the Viper? Nov 26, 2012
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RevZilla: The Viper of yesteryear is more closely related to the Airglide 3 in that they both were mesh/textile shells with waterproof/thermal 2-stage liners. The Switchback differs in that it only has a waterproof liner; no thermal. The Viper was also constructed with a 500D Cordura framework similar to the Airglide 3 and Switchback but also featured 2000D Cordura in the shoulders and elbows for added abrasion resistance. Nov 28, 2012
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Jacket Size Guidelines
We suggest you use these size charts as a general guide. Variables in weight distribution and height may alter the appropriate size range indicated. As a general rule Olympia Jackets are designed in America, with an "American" body in mind. As such, you will find that Olympia tend to fit more generously than European brands (such as REV'IT!, Dainese, Alpinestars and Spidi). If you are in between sizes, we recommend to you to err on the smaller side.

Pant Sizing Guidelines
Olympia pants fit true to size. If you intend on using them as over pants, please go one size up.

Inseam Lengths
Olympia pants are cut with generous inseams to accommodate various riding positions. Olympia EZ hem bottoms (can be hemmed up to six inches) and adjustable knee armor help riders achieve a custom fit

Olympia Men's Jackets / 1 Piece Suits

Alpha Size Suit Size Height Weight
SM  34-36 5'3"-5'9"   120-150
MD  38-40 5'3"-5'10"  150-170
LG  42-44 5'6"-6'1"  170-190
XL  46-48 5'8"-6'2"  190-210
2XL  50-52 5'9"-6'3"  210-230
3XL  54-56 5'11"-6'4"  220-250
4XL  58-60 6'-6'5"  240-285

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full Olympia Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Pewter / 2XL 818292 MJ207P-2XL Out of Stock
Black/Pewter / 3XL 818293 MJ207P-3XL Out of Stock
Black/Pewter / 4XL 818294 MJ207P-4XL Out of Stock
Black/Pewter / LG 818295 MJ207P-L Out of Stock
Black/Pewter / MD 818296 MJ207P-M Out of Stock
Black/Pewter / SM 818297 MJ207P-S Out of Stock
Black/Pewter / XL 818298 MJ207P-XL Out of Stock
Pewter/Silver / 2XL 818299 MJ207S-2XL Out of Stock
Pewter/Silver / 3XL 818300 MJ207S-3XL Out of Stock
Pewter/Silver / 4XL 818301 MJ207S-4XL Out of Stock
Pewter/Silver / LG 818302 MJ207S-L Out of Stock
Pewter/Silver / MD 818303 MJ207S-M Out of Stock
Pewter/Silver / SM 818304 MJ207S-S Out of Stock
Pewter/Silver / XL 818305 MJ207S-XL Out of Stock
Black/Neon Yellow / 2XL 818306 MJ207Z-2XL Out of Stock
Black/Neon Yellow / 3XL 818307 MJ207Z-3XL Out of Stock
Black/Neon Yellow / 4XL 818308 MJ207Z-4XL Out of Stock
Black/Neon Yellow / LG 818309 MJ207Z-L Out of Stock
Black/Neon Yellow / MD 818310 MJ207Z-M Out of Stock
Black/Neon Yellow / SM 818311 MJ207Z-S Out of Stock
Black/Neon Yellow / XL 818312 MJ207Z-XL Out of Stock