Top 5 Motorcycle Jackets For Winter

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There are a lot of aspects to consider when looking to purchase a motorcycle jacket for winter. Is the shell wind-resistant? Does the jacket come with a thermal liner? How well does the jacket retain heat without the use of a liner, to begin with? We have picked the best jackets that include all these features. Textile jackets are usually a much better option in winter since you can wear them in both rain and snow. Here at MotoReview, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 winter motorcycle jackets of 2021 so you can comfortably ride during the cold season.

Top 5 Winter Motorcycle Jackets 2021

  • Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar Jacket
  • REV’IT! Sand 3 Jacket
  • Dainese Carve Master 2 Gore-Tex Jacket
  • Ixon Crosstour Jacket
  • REV’IT! Neptune 2 GTX Gore-Tex Jacket

Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar Jacket

Top 5 Motorcycle Jackets For Winter

Specs

Sizes: S-4XL

Certifications: Shoulders: CE II | Elbows: CE II

Material: Poly Fabric Textile

Liners: 1 | Removable Thermal Liner

Ventilation: Chest Intakes | Back Exhaust

Waterproof Shell: Yes

Reflectors: Graphic Details | Logos

Pockets: Front: 2 | Back: 1

Connection Zipper: Yes

Style: Adventure

Pros

+ All year functionality

+ Extremely comfortable

Cons

Armor doesn’t stay in place when the liner is out

The Andes V2 may have a low price point, but the features it manages to pack into the design are astounding. Although this is a breathable jacket, the waterproof outer shell limits this to some degree. If you are riding at temperatures below 30°C, this jacket is the most comfortable that you can find. However, when exceeding these temperatures, this jacket tends to warm up quickly. When riding in temperatures between 24°C-30°C, the Direct Ventilation System (DVS) blows air directly on to your body and leaves through rear exhausts. This jacket is the best you can get to stay warm in winter.

Complimenting these features, this jacket incorporates a hidden shock cord that can fix the intake vents in your chosen direction. This helps allow as much air in the jacket as possible and minimises distractions while riding. You can also remove the long-sleeve thermal liner inside the jacket on warm days.

REV’IT! Sand 3

Top 5 Motorcycle Jackets For Winter
Specs

Sizes: S-4XL

Certifications: Shoulder: CE II | Elbow: CE II

Material: Polyester | Ripstop | PWR

Liners: 2 | Removable Hydratex Waterproof Liner | Zipped-In Thermal Liner

Ventilation: Chest & Arm Intakes | Back Exhaust

Waterproof Shell: No

Reflectors: Laminated Reflector Strips

Pockets: Front: 2 | Back: 1

Connection Zipper: Yes

Style: Adventure

Pros

+ Lightweight

+ Durable

+ Versatile

Cons

Back protector not included

Fairly expensive

The REV’IT! Sand 3 Adventure Jacket is super lightweight and durable. The outer shell is comprised of a three-layer Polyester and PWR Fleece Ripstop, keeping you safe and comfortable. This jacket comes with both external and internal pockets, allowing you to store smaller valuables such as wallets and phones. It also has mounts to attach neck braces and high-vis vests, further increasing the jacket’s safety. There are also dual zips on the chest that allows you to fine-tune the ventilation in the jacket.

Versatility is key to this jacket’s design. The Sand 3 Jacket has excellent all-season functionality due to the included removable waterproof and thermal liner. It has also been designed for use with the Leatt and Moveo neck brace, greatly increasing the jacket’s utility and safety. The only downside of this jacket is that it doesn’t come with a back protector, which is seen in other models at this price point. You can, however, purchase one separately.

Dainese Carve Master 2 Gore-Tex Jacket

Top 5 Motorcycle Jackets In Winter
Specs

Sizes: XS-3XL

Certifications: Shoulders: CE II | Elbows: CE II

Material: 3D Mugello & Gore-Tex

Liners: 1 | Removable Thermal Padded Liner

Ventilation: Chest & Arm Intakes | Back Exhaust

Waterproof Shell: Yes

Reflectors: Reflective Inserts

Pockets: 6 Outer | 1 Back | 3 Inner

Connection Zipper: Yes

Style: Adventure

Pros

+ Is also suitable for Autumn and Spring

+ Incredibly warm and snug fit

+ Keeps you completely dry

Cons

Doesn’t come with a back protector

Zip tag is small and hard to operate with winter gloves

The Dainese Carve Master 2 is constructed using 3D-Stone, a highly durable fabric, and Mugello fabric, a strong water-repelling stretch material. It’s very comfortable and extremely resistant to abrasion. A breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex membrane comes standard with this jacket. However, the outer shell itself is waterproof to an extent. So long as the rain is not incredibly heavy, water will bead off of the shell before it has the chance to reach the Gore-Tex membrane.

Even without the thermal liner, the windproofing is so effective that at temperatures as low as 15ºC, you will still be warm while riding. However, the ventilation zippers located on the arms, chest and back provide adequate comfort in Autumn and Spring, although this is not enough to keep cool during Summer.

Ixon Crosstour HP Jacket

Specs

Sizes: XS-5XL

Certifications: Shoulders: CE II | Elbows: CE II

Material: 600D Polyester Construction

Liners: 2 | Removable waterproof liner | Removable thermal liner

Ventilation: Chest & Arm Intakes | Back Exhaust

Waterproof Shell: No

Reflectors: Logos on front, back and sleeves

Pockets: External: 4 | Internal: 5

Connection Zipper: Yes

Style: Adventure

Pros

+ Extremely comfortable

+ Very warm

+ High level of safety

Cons

Bulky design, may need to order a size up

Built out of one of the strongest fabrics for the price, the Ixon Crosstour HP is a remarkably safe, winter-oriented jacket that looks incredibly stylish. This is a wind-resistant jacket that can stay warm without a thermal liner, which is helpful because the jacket is rather bulky with it in place. The Crosstour HP is made from 600D polyester and has more pockets than most other jackets. It is also incredibly comfortable with no constrictive feeling in any areas.

In this affordable price range, there are no other jackets that can match the quality and utility of this jacket. The Crosstour even includes a 360º connection zipper to pair with the Crosstour HP pants.

REV’IT! Neptune 2 GTX Gore-Tex Jacket

Specs

Sizes: S-4XL

Certifications: Shoulders: CE II | Elbows: CE II

Material: High density polyester with Teflon coating

Liners: 2 | Removable Thermal Liner | Removable Goretex

Ventilation: Chest & Lower Arm Intakes | Back Exhaust

Waterproof Shell: Yes

Reflectors: Laminated Reflective Accents

Pockets: Front: 4 | Inner: 2

Connection Zipper: Yes

Style: Adventure

Pros

+ Extremely resistant to abrasion

+ Comes with 100% waterproof Gore-Tex jacket with Paclite technology

+ Comes with CE 2 elbow & shoulder armor

Cons

Cotton cuff on the sleeves of liner can wick up the arm after prolonged exposure to rain

With a Teflon-coated outer shell, the REV’IT! Neptune 2 GTX Gore-Tex Jacket is abrasion-resistant to a high degree whilst also being both breathable and waterproof. Plus, the removable Gore-Tex liner makes this jacket comfortable regardless of the weather. Also included is a removable thermal liner, greatly adding to this jacket’s versatility and giving it a great deal of use during winter.

There are clips and straps located at the hem, cuffs, waist, and lower arms. These are all adjustable and allow you to customise the fit to your body with ease.

The Neptune 2 Jacket offers more connection zippers than most other jackets. Elbow and shoulder protectors are included and rated at CE level 2, paired with laminated reflective accents for increased visibility. There is room for both a back and chest protector. However, they don’t come included. The only downside to this jacket is that the cotton cuff on the liner’s sleeves can wick up the arm after prolonged exposure to rain.

Final Thoughts

The Alpinestars Andes V2 Drystar Jacket is unmatched when it comes to comfort in cold environments and can be comfortably be used in Autumn and Spring. The Sand 3 is extremely lightweight and durable, and although its winter performance is incredible, it also has the potential to be a great jacket to wear all year round. The Dainese Carve Master 2 Gore-Tex Jacket is extremely comfortable and flexible, plus it also includes a Gore-Tex liner and a waterproof outer shell. These features offer you protection from all of the elements. The Ixon Crosstour HP Jacket is an excellent choice for those looking to spend a little less on a warm jacket without compromising safety. Lastly, the Neptune 2 GTX Gore-Tex Jacket is a highly customisable and comfortable jacket with plenty of connection zippers.

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