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AETHER Expedition Motorcycle Jacket

Field tested in the backcountry of British Columbia, the AETHER Expedition Motorcycle Jacket is designed for long-haul touring and made from a 3-layer abrasion-resistant, waterproof, and surprisingly breathable Japanese field nylon. This fabric has been doubled layered in critical impact areas along the shoulders, sleeves, and back for additional protection. The Expedition jacket is fully seam sealed, making the entire garment waterproof on its own. 

Designed with the ergonomics of long distance touring in mind, the Expedition is constructed with articulated elbows and shoulders for ease of movement. Two-way zipper and interior bottom hem cord allows you to adjust how the jacket sits while in the seated position. Adjustable VELCRO® brand closures straps at the waist, bicep, and forearm allow the jacket to be cinched down or loosened for layering underneath, while VELCRO® brand closures cuffs can be adjusted to accommodate gauntlet or short gloves. 

The Expedition jacket is designed to vent like no other. Two half-body chest vents run from the shoulders to waist, pit-zip vents run from elbow to waist, two half-body back vents, and forearm pockets with mesh liners, allow for ample airflow throughout the jacket. 

It also features a lot of storage options, including: a zippered right chest pocket, zippered arm pocket, front drop pocket, zippered front pocket, and two zippered hand pockets, and large lower back pocket. A hidden interior pocket also gives you a place to store critical valuables, like a passport and pertinent travel documents. 

Features:

  • 3-layer abrasion-resistant field nylon shell 
  • Double layer of fabric along shoulders, sleeves, and back 
  • Moto mesh interior liner 
  • Seam sealed construction 
  • Ergonomic fit 
  • D3O EVO XT elbow, shoulder, back, and chest pads
  • Brushed tricot liner at collar
  • Weatherproof zippers used throughout 
  • Zippered diagonal chest vents 
  • Zippered pit zip vents 
  • Zippered back vents 
  • VELCRO® brand closure cinch adjusters at waist and sleeves
  • Adjustable VELCRO® brand closure cuffs 
  • Multiple exterior pockets for easy-access 
  • Reflective piping along back seams and collar 
  • Interior zipper connects to Expedition Motorcycle Pants 

Sizing Note: RevZilla has found that production versions of the Expedition jacket do not run quite as large as indicated with the sample in the video. Sizing down is only recommended if your chest measurement lands on the lower edge of a size range (e.g. Order a MD with a 41 inch chest, not a LG).

4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.1 / 5
Features
4.6 / 5
Comfort
4.8 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4.5 / 5
Fit
Small
 
Large

Aether Men's Jacket Sizing

Aether Size Size Chest (in) Arm (in)
0 XS 35 - 37 30.5
1 SM 37 - 39 31.25
2 MD 39 - 41 32.25
3 LG 41 - 43 33
4 XL 43 - 45 33.75
5 2XL 45 - 47 34.5

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

How To Measure

C Chest Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
A Arm (Neck to Wrist) Standing up straight with your arms at your sides, measure from the base of your neck at the center of your spine, along the top of your shoulder and down to your wrist bone, along the outside of the arm.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 0 (XS) 1041735 MO09019860 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 1 (SM) 1041736 MO09019861 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2 (MD) 1041737 MO09019862 Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 3 (LG) 1041738 MO09019863 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 4 (XL) 1041739 MO09019864 Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 5 (2XL) 1041740 MO09019865 Out of Stock
Graphite / 0 (XS) 1041729 MO09019850 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Graphite / 1 (SM) 1041730 MO09019851 Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Graphite / 2 (MD) 1041731 MO09019852 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Graphite / 3 (LG) 1041732 MO09019853 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Graphite / 4 (XL) 1041733 MO09019854 Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Graphite / 5 (2XL) 1041734 MO09019855 Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Poppy / 0 (XS) 1041741 MO09013020 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Poppy / 1 (SM) 1041742 MO09013021 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Poppy / 2 (MD) 1041743 MO09013022 Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Poppy / 3 (LG) 1041744 MO09013023 Only 3 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Poppy / 4 (XL) 1041745 MO09013024 Out of Stock
Poppy / 5 (2XL) 1041746 MO09013025 Out of Stock

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4.4 / 5.0
11 Reviews
5 Stars
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Bang For The Buck
3.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.1 / 5
Features
4.6 / 5
Comfort
4.8 / 5
Style
5.0 / 5
Air Flow
4.6 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
High Caliber Gear
I was looking for a true 4 season jacket, one that could perform well in wet, rain, cold, and extremely well in heat. A combination that seemingly was impossible to find. Despite manufacturer claims of a true 4 season jacket - they all had Achilles heals. No good in temperatures above 25C (77) , having to wear a liner to be waterproof - ridiculous. Who has time to pull over, put on a liner, re gear up, and roll only to have the jacket water logged in rain. Then what do you do when the rain stops? Pull over, take out the liner and ride with a soaked jacket? The concept is one of the stupidest poorly thought out designs I have ever seen.

Enter Aether.

SIZE
I ordered the black jacket, grey pants combo. My size is 6'3", 36" at the waist, 34" inseam, 39" around the belly (measured at the button) 45" chest# I ordered size 4 jacket and pants# Fit is excellent, pants are slightly loose without hip protection in, just right with them in place#

STYLE
Hard to argue the look# Clean, understated, non boxy, looks like it was cut by a tailor for me# No overkill on logos - just a great look#

SAFETY

Jacket
Here is where the other shoe drops# Back protection, great# Shoulder protection, OK, D3O a little small, but not enough to concern me# Elbows - protection is poor, D3O too small to be of any use, and it positions to the inside of the arm, leaving the outside of the elbow exposed - yes, no protection at all# The armor here is undersized and poorly position inside the jacket# Nothing can be done to adjust either, I'll probably upgrade this and take it to my tailor to fit it#

Reflectability: Just OK# Its limited to piping on the back, nothing on the front# The jacket needs more, it needs it on the front, and just more overall#

Pants

Hip protection D30 is fine, on par with most other gear#
Knee protection - huge fail again# D30 is smaill, about 50% of the size in my BMW gear - and poorly placed# It slides off to the inside of the knee, leaving much of your knee exposed in the event of a fall# This is not good, and something I'll have to get fixed#

Visibility, OK, limited to piping down the sides#

Waterproof

I rode through 4 -5 hours of solid rain, fog, and cold# The jacket and pants performed perfectly, no issues, no water penetration, absolutely waterproof here#

Hot Weather Riding

The gear breaths amazingly well# Riding in temps above 85F++ the gear flowed a lot of air# Better than my mesh gear, I was very surprised here# The airflow zippers in the inner thighs of the pants cool down your junk, and butt, and believe it or not, makes a HUGE difference to your overall core temperatures# The jacket vents very very well as well# Airflow up the arms, chest, pits, and back exhaust, the design works extremely well# Very pleased with this#

Overall, they absolutely dropped the ball on elbow and knee protection, its just not good enough, period#

The jacket performs perfectly in rain, cold, and extreme heat# So I immensely pleased with this, it IS a True 4 season gear the actually works excellent#

I feel the fabric is super strong, and thick in the crash zones, elbows, shoulder, back, but, knee areas# Armor in elbows and knees = total failure.

Overall, no regrets. But at this price point I EXPECT not to have to worry about BS things like poorly placed armor and undersized protection in key crash areas such as knees and elbows.

Regardless, the rest of the positives are strong and I have no regrets on the gear at all.
August 28, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Stylish, feature-rich and bomb-proof.
What initially drew me to the Aether brand was the styling. They fit like a nice, designer jacket with room for armor. And even though I got the poppy color, it doesn't me look like I'm preparing to head out for a "Long Way Down" adventure. I'll happily wear this jacket to a meeting, if needed.

When I tried this jacket on, the first thing I noticed was how robust it felt compared to my other adventure jackets. I thought the "Japanese Field Nylon" was just marketing speak but I can't help but feel like this thing is impenetrable. It's legit. Oh, and unlike some of the other adv apparel, it's machine washable.

I live in San Francisco so a two hour ride can 40+ degree temperature changes. Flexibility is a must. I typically pair this jacket with an Aether merino base layer and gator for maximum comfort. When it's cool, I can seal it all up and I'm snug as a bug. When it gets hot, I open up the myriad of vents and, even with the merino base, I can reasonably cool. Besides the massive chest, pit and back vents, it's important to note that you can partially unzip the jacket and then fasten the buttons only. The button flap over the zipper allows for an incredibly amount of airflow when arranged in this manner. The micro velcro adjustment on the sleeves can also be opened up for maximum airflow for arms.

In short, I love this jacket. I've put about 4000 miles of touring on it so far and I really can't find anything to complain about. I paired it up with the Expedition pants for the perfect combo.
July 22, 2015
Ride:
2006 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
The best of the best
I wasn't sure if this jacket (& the pants) would really be waterproof and durable or anywhere near worth the ticket price but I'm delighted to say they've exceeded my expectations. The 'Japanese field nylon' isn't some trendy but vulnerable material. I'd pitch it as almost as bullet proof as a BMW Streetguard 3 or Rukka (= way too stiff or padded, like a suit of armour) but lighter and more wearable. It's much more ballistic than the Streetguard 4 which is noticeably more lightweight. Completely waterproof with excellent venting (on a par with Klim) but the really impressive thing is the attention to detail - the direction of the zips, the size & positioning of the pockets, integrated chest armour, fleece linings, zip garages, key holders, cinching - I could go on. If you want a fully featured, Pro-Shell level, top of the range suit that will last you +10 years, it's this or Rukka (or 'Stich?) and obviously there's only one winner in the style stakes. Value-wise it's worth the crazy cost when you factor in the value of the D30 Evo armour, the quality of the materials & workmanship and the detailing. I've had some great gear from Rev'it, BMW, Klim, Sidi etc in the past but right now, I'm most stoked about Aether.

Fit-wise, I'm not sure I'd agree with Revzilla. I ordered on size and the jacket fits perfectly except it's a bit too big in the lower half. If I'd ordered a size down, I suspect it would have been too tight across the shoulders. I'm 6ft 2" & 205lbs with long arms & broad shoulders. Typically I'm between an L and an XL, with a 44" chest. I have the size 4. I might fit the size 3 but I doubt there would be room for a mid-layer. However Revzilla have a brilliant returns service so there's no risk.
April 1, 2016
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
A $900 jacket that might be worth $900
First off, sizing. I’m 6’1”, 225 lbs and ordered a 3. Fits perfectly, and dare I say it even looks flattering/trim on my not-so-trim frame.

I’ve got about 1,500 miles in on this jacket so far, in temps ranging from the high forties to mid-eighties. It’s proven very comfortable for those all day rides that take you through regions with wildly varying temps. The kind of rides that start off at sea level, in the mid-sixties, and drop to the fifties or even forties at elevation, and then through the desert in the eighties. The chest vents are easy to operate while riding; the rear vents are inaccessible unless you take the jacket off, and the pit zips, though effective, are difficult to manipulate while on the move because of the adjustable straps on the sleeves. Difficulites in opening and closing the pit vents and back vents aside, they are highly effective and flow a ton of air while moving. When it’s cold and you’re sealed up, it blocks the wind very nicely as well.

The jacket also has a very high collar, with soft-brushed lining that is very comfortable and protective. It keeps the cold out from the front and the sun off the back of your neck so you don’t get burned. It has a ton of pockets – not all in the spaces I would have thought were best, but I’m still getting used to them. The big kangaroo pocket in the back is handy if you happen to make an unexpected purchase and need to carry your cargo home.

The D30 armor in the shoulders, elbows and back is great. Mine came with the wrong size back piece, but Revzilla’s excellent service replaced it immediately and didn’t ask me to return the original piece, which was nice. I took out the chest armor, which I felt made the jacket a little bulky and I don’t think would have really offered a lot of protection.

I selected the graphite color, and it looks very sharp. I’ve gotten a number of compliments on it from total strangers. If you’re a style-conscious rider, this may be the piece for you. Is it worth $900? That’s a very difficult question to answer. It feels like a very high quality garment and I like it more and more with each ride. I guess I’d quote Ferris Bueller, and say that “it is so choice. If you have the means, I’d highly recommend picking one up.”
April 5, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Awesome jacket, but poor armor placement
The jacket seems very well made, durable and high quality. It vents air really well when zips are open. It stays warm when they are closed. Rode across the Alps twice, not a drop of water got through the jacket. Unlike other jackets of this type - it doesn't look like an armored jacket. Overall - great.

It does however have a problem with elbow pad placement - it is too high. I mean WAY too high, at least 3 inches. I don't have abnormal arms, I got the jacket based on my measurements against the size chart and it fits perfectly, but the D3O elbow pads just don't sit anywhere near my elbow.
October 6, 2016
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Small Shoulders relative to chest sizing...
I love the effort Revzilla puts into the sizing comments relative to what the manufacturer claims as it can save a lot of time in getting the right fit first time out!
First bad experience with the claim this Jacket fits one size Large based solely on Shoulder fit. I am 5'7" 185 lbs , 42" chest (measured at nip-nips) but have a slightly husky build by nature that requires above average upper arm Shoulder sizing relative to most chest sizing conventions. KLIM size L (Badlands & Induction) fit perfect for me with a base and light mid layer.
I ordered a size 2 & 3 Expedition and while the general shell & arm lengths and lower Waist (belly) clearance ratios were commensurate with typical chest sizing, the upper arms and Shoulder region is way undersized.
I couldn't get the 2 on with Armor and still straight jacket sized without Armor. I could get the 3 on fairly easy without Armor installed but it was all bunched up and required Houdini moves to disrobe...sans Armor!
Light T-shirt only!!! Weird sizing or problems with QC in the Size Tag application? ;)

Going to try 4 and HOPE the sleeves don't jump 3" in length vs 3.

Great Jacket imo if you want something between a Lattitude and Badlands. Wish they used KLIM sizing.
Top sized like Dianese/bottom more KLIM'ish in fit imo
November 23, 2016
Purchased
9 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Style, Protection, and Function All-In-One
First some background:

Have worn the Klim Badlands Pro for about 3 years now. Steller jacket, but I could not ever get the sizing down to fit my 5’11”, 175lbs. I had a medium but was short in the arms. Went to a large and it was way to big in the mid-section. Finally decided to sell it and look else ware for a comparable replacement.

I must have a jacket that has a waterproof shell. I refuse to use a liner. I also wanted top-notch armor protection and plenty of ventilation. There are not too many alternatives (especially with the waterproof shell). After doing a lot of research I happened to accidently fall upon the Aether’s website. I really liked how the Expedition jacket looked. Very stylish that does not scream with graphics. I also liked the trim looking fit. Lastly, after reading the reviews, the waterproof shell material seems legit.

I contacted Aether on sizing recommendations and they were quick and helpful with their response. The model on their website wearing the jacket has the same dimensions as me so I went with the size 2 in the charcoal color.

After receiving the jacket from Revzilla, I was impressed with the level of detail on the construction of the jacket. It is a very robust jacket, but not as heavy (nor bulky) as my Klim. The CE armor on the elbows, shoulders, back, and chest are top-notch. The cut is definitely European style, however there is plenty of room in the mid section if you need to wear base layers or a warming vest. I really like the multiple snaps along the jacket and how you are able to fit your finger underneath the loops to close (Klim, take note). I also like how wide the wrist opening is before you clamp the Velcro down. Very easy to put on gloves now.

The jacket is stiff and maybe a tad tight on the shoulders. I have only worn it a couple times, so time will tell if it breaks in a bit. I have not tested it in the rain, so I cannot comment on the waterproofing capabilities of the jacket. It has been very warm and it seems the ventilation is very adequate. It seems to feel much cooler than my Klim.

The only nitpick I have is the collar. If I have it zipped up all the way, it does get tight around my Adams apple. I wish they had a way to keep the color open by using snaps or Velcro. I had the same issue with the Badlands Pro. However the color is so stiff that you can leave the first few snaps open and unzipped without the wind flapping it against your neck.

Overall I am happy with my purchase, even though I have not tested it thoroughly. I highly recommend this product. Aether definitely has a nitch in the market, if you are looking for something stylish but functional.
August 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2013 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Stylish but Pricey
I've had this jacket for a year and have relatively little to complain about. It's a seriously nice piece of kit and looks great (like most Aether gear).

I ride in the PNW through lots of drizzly days and so far have remained dry underneath. Water does not bead off, but it does not make it through the jacket.

My biggest complaint is that the velcro closures on the cuffs and skirt pocket (?) are wearing out. I sometimes find it difficult to keep the flaps secured.

Compared to something like the Klim Badlands, you may be sacrificing protection/gore-tex for style.

All in all I would still recommend this jacket and would definitely buy again.
September 23, 2016
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Great Jacket for a New Rider
The Good is that this jacket looks and feels great, the hand quality is like every other nice thing I've ever owned and it makes me feel like it's special, so I'm always happy to put it on, even when it's hot out. It's got good armor, good pockets, good ventilation, and everything else you'd expect when you spend this much. it has chest armor, it has a great feeling back pad, and the sizing is very well cut, it feels like it was tailored. And it looks great.

The Bad is that while it's not the most expensive jacket out there, it may be hard to justify the cost; after all it is just really nice fabric.

Now that I've put a thousand miles on my first bike and worn this for every one of them, I can really say that it's as close to perfect as you can reasonably expect something to be. I'm pleased.
June 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Yup, worth the bones
This jacket is really built with all the details of riding. The armor is not notice able on the jacket, which is a plus because I don't want to look like a hulk riding. The front pockets can hold my iphone7plus perfect. The arm pocket holds the garage opener and insurance/registration just fine. The back pocket is great for magazine (rolled up), gloves, extra layer, etc.
The air flow is good. Riding in 80-90 degrees I can get cooled enough to not over heat. Riding with lights and stop and go traffic can get a little hot, but not intolerable. The weight of the jacket is heavy, but I feel protected. I am 5'8'', 42 shoulders and order the medium/2 and it fits well. I can add layers or go with a tee shirt and not feel uncomfortable. I tried the large and it was way to big. I figured the small would be to tight the layer up. My only complaint is the neck area is right and inflexible which can be irritating if ya don't find the right position. I hope it will break in and not be so stiff. I am a picky about dust and dirt marks on the jacket, but this jacket cleans up well. Happy with the jacket and would buy again (I hope I won't need to for a few years).
June 25, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
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