Spidi Multitech Armor Jacket
Exactly What I Was Looking For
I wanted a summer jacket that I could also wear under my leather jacket, which doesn't have armor. The Spidi Multitech fit the bill perfectly. It's comfortable, light and looks good to boot.
I noticed the mesh feels slightly abrasive on the inside of the elbows after a while, but it's not much of a bother. I'll likely upgrade the back protection at some point to get a little more coverage. But I really have no complaints. It's a solid bit of gear, and Revzilla is great to work with, as usual.
January 4, 2015
Great multi-purpose armor - Can fit under jacket
Great product. I was looking for armor to go under a Barbour coat. Consider a few other summer textile armored ajcekts but went for this as it has chest protection while also being jacket-like. Not just racing armor.
Have used this in the fall season so far under my Barbour International waxed cotton coat (size 40).
I'm 5' 9" / 155 lbs. and the Medium fits well, nice and snug but can fit casual Tshirt and sweater underneath. Then all under my coat for full protection and versatility when riding.
I can't really fit under my leather cafe style jackets, a little snug in the elbow, but I will most likely purchase new leather jackets with built in armor for other uses.
Style-wise, fits short, like its supposed to, so looks odd with a sweater or even T-shirt sticking out underneath. O only use under a coat then take off. Can't comment on summer rides yet.
Seems well made and durable. Very adjustable.
Happy with my choice.
October 16, 2013
ideal for multiple uses
the fit is slightly small in that euro fashion. i'm a 40" chest and 30" waist and needed a large. expect it to be quite form fitting, though i'm able to fit a mid layer underneath for cooler rides (50-60 degrees F) after it loosened up. if you're broad shouldered i'd recommend getting 2 sizes up as there are many velcroed straps to cinch it down in the waist and ribcage area. those with very large arms may have some issues.
the armor is low profile and all of it is CE rated. really nice touch there.
i think this piece is great for all seasons. mid-layer for cool rides. mid-layer plus outer layer for colder rides. no layers for summer.
as far as style is concerned, it does make you look like a superhero, thought that might be a good thing.
September 30, 2013
I absolutely love this jacket! I wear a 42 suit jacket and originally had a 2x in my shopping cart but read other reviews and then wisely called customer service. They really are fantastic. I ordered a 1x and fits perfect over a base layer. This jacket is supposed to fit and not be loose. This is extreme armor but sometimes I don't even realize I'm wearing it. It's very comfortable. I purchased the gray and love the industrial look as well. This was a fantastic purchase
February 7, 2013
I generally use size M shirts so I got an L for this product. However the L wasnt enough so I changed it for an XL. Great Style.
November 10, 2012
Hot = Alone
Cold= With hoodie/jacket
Rain= With hoodie/jacket and raingear
This this is multi-purpose!! If you want that non-racer look, throw a hoodie over this thing and your good to go. I'd upgrade the back pro though.
July 27, 2012
Style and Protection
I really like the adventure styling that comes with this jacket. The airflow is great. The pockets fit phone, wallet, camera, etc. Protection is topnotch, chest, back, elbows, and shoulder areas are covered. Remember that the fit is euro and get one to two sizes larger for best fit. The adjusters in the arms and torso make it easy to get a perfect fit. Use this jacket under a waterproof over coat and you can have four season protection by layering.
July 11, 2011
Best hot weather jacket i've seen!
Excellent product that is by far the lightest and coolest hot weather jacket you can get. I ordered this to use in Dubai/UAE where temperatures exceed 110 in summer. I also like the fact that you can use this jacket as an undervest (body armor) when temperatures drop. Very stylish and looks awesome ... Lots of protection as well in the chest, elbows, shoulders - the back protector could have been a little longer.. It's a snug fit on me especially at the shoulders and biceps so make sure you double check the size chart and go one size up if you like it a bit loose or want to use a liner.. I love it!
May 30, 2011