Spidi Gara Leather Jacket
Ok I have been for a few good rides now with this jacket & its Gr8 first off the size 54 jacket fit, is near perfect for me at 5ft 5" with 44" chest (just a little long in the torso). The quality of the jacket is very good really well made of high grade leather & CE rated armour. The style is really nice I got black with just that little bit of white, “Me Like” Not 2 flashy. The performance is extremely good at low & high speed, venting is average but it doesn’t seem to get to hot. If you are after a sport bike leather at an amazing price you can’t do much better than this!!
November 14, 2012
Freakin' awesome jacket
This thing is beast! Awesome looking jacket. I got it out the box and was just blown away. The crafstmanship on this jacket is unreal! Lots of protection, the chest and back army fit perfectly. Liner seems very warm and easy to remove. I wear a 44 US and got this in a 46 euro and it fit just right. This is my first motorcycle jacket and I just can't say how awesome it is. Everything just feels great. My wife said it was "sexy". I went for the red, white, and black.
October 1, 2012
I was looking for a street riding Jacket which is sporty and aggressive looking. I had ordered one jacket from another brand, but it was too sporty and meant only for tracks rather than daily use. it was also too heavy from all the extensive body armor. I started looking at Spidi after having purchased spidi boots.
This jacket looks brilliant (I bought the black/red jacket). It compliments my Red Ducati perfectly... It is much lighter, partly because it does not have extensive armor as this is not meant for only track use. This is designed more for street riding with an occasional excursion at the Track. It does not come with back/Neck protection (though you can attach it later).. The elbow protection seemed a little weak, though shoulder protection is very strong.
I am 6ft, 170lbs, with a 41~42 US chest. I ordered a 52 and it fits brilliantly!
July 12, 2012
Spidi Gara = BA-DASS
I had been going without a leather for a while, using a textile, after ruining my last one. I have always wanted a Spidi jacket. In my opinion they make stuff that looks great, top notch products, stylish, but a little more reasonable and less common than Dainese. I'm a skinny guy, so American co's jackets dont fit me so well. always too bulky, with lots of room for the big burger/beer gut. Euro stuff tends to fit much better. I wasn't sure about this one at first, but as soon as I took it out of the box I was 100% happy I bought it. Incredibly well made! beautiful and italian, just like me. haha. I'm 5'8", about 150, and the 38/48 fit me perfect. It is not perforated, which I like, it makes it more useful year round. but it doesn't get too hot, once you're moving. the underarm panels breathe well. I took a little spill in it, about a month after buying it. a tiny bit rashed, but almost unnoticeable, looks tougher now. I landed on my right forearm and shoulder. All I got was a bruise and sore arm. the armor worked perfectly. very glad I was wearing it. Riding my roommates sport bike, it was a tiny bit uncomfortable at first, but now that it's broken in, it's fine. On my supermoto, however, it fit perfect from day one. it feels to me as if it is made for that type of riding position. which I love. it has a bit of a tracker/moto look to it as well, with the padded lower back. I love the look, feel, utility(almost a year round jacket). it's perfect. my new best friend. I'm fully armored and ready for war. bring it cagers...
May 7, 2012
Great jacket. Pay attention to sizing
This is a great jacker. And I got it for a great price. But make sure to follow the sizing chart. I'm a perfect US42. I upsized to US44. It fits well. Its not painted on but it isn't too loose.
The jacket is really thick. The air flow is pretty good. Its still a leather jacket. The liner is awesome. Not just a vest but a full liner. Which will add another month of riding for me up in the northeast.
The styling is awesome. I got the red, white and black and it looks awesome.
The only complaint. They should add a back protector. I know you can add one and a check protector. But for this level of jacket and if you pay full price. They could have added one. I plan on getting one eventually.
April 23, 2012
Style Quality Lightweight
I ordered a size 48 Euro. I'm 5'8" about 160lbs. It fits rather snug but breaks in easily. If there was such a thing as a size 49, that would be perfect but 48 was a better compromise than getting a size 50. I prefer the look and feel of a tighter fit. It just feels more protective to me.
The quality of the Jacket is top notch (I've owned a lot of other brands so I know). All the seams and stitching are flawless and the leather is very supple yet feels very durable. The jacket itself is also surprisingly light in weight which adds to the overall comfort. The styling of the jacket is very svelte and European in cut. Overall Im very pleased. If you owned an Alpine Stars Jacket, order the size you normally order but expect a slightly tighter fit in the torso and bicep area. If you've only owned brands that are American cut (like ICON), go a size up or even two if your style is more urban.
April 10, 2012
Very well made jacket
I am 6'1" and 180 lbs..athletic build. I bought the 52.. after following the measuring instructions. It fits like a glove, no room for more than a tee shirt underneath. The jacket (black) looks grey in the product pic..it isn't. Black all the way. I love the styling. The neck strap sits uncomfortably across my throat. I am hoping that will stretch out. I am extremely happy with this jacket. It feels like it will last for a long time.
January 30, 2012
Stylish and Comfortable
I purchased the jacket in black/white size 48/38 because they didn't have this size in red/black/white. This turned out to be too short in the arm length and too perfect a fit in the chest. I am 5'11", 150 lbs, but with a 35" chest so it was tough to figure out if I am a small, medium or large. I exchanged for the r/b/w in size 50/40 and couldn't be more pleased. The jacket out of the box looked so much more stylish than the b/w color. The leather is very nice and the body armor placement fits my elbow and shoulder locations. I also purchased the back and chest protectors and installed them in the jacket with no issues. The jacket now is pretty heavy and I hope it isn't too hot this summer, but in New England, it is rarely more than 75 or 80 F outside so I may not need an additional jacket. I'll update again after the riding season. Can't wait to try it out this spring.
January 17, 2011