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JeffInNC

  

I was looking for a mesh jacket to wear on the hot summer days in central North Carolina where temps usually exceed 90+. Prior to purchasing this jacket, I would routinely ride on the hot days in just jeans and a t-shirt. But I always felt a bit nervous riding with such little protection.

 

I was initially drawn to the T-AST AIR jacket by Alpinestars by the attractive design; particularly the use of the Day-Glo green panels for increased visibility. What really impressed me though, was how much air actually flows through the jacket. This was noticeable immediately on my first ride.

The jacket is well made, with excellent fit and finish. No loose threads or poor workmanship. The Alpinestars logos on the front, back and shoulders as well as strategically placed silver panels are all reflective. Alpinestars includes armor in the elbows and shoulders as well as removable "comfort padding" in the chest and back. The comfort padding won't do all that much in a rider-down situation but I suppose it is better than nothing. There is a tag sewn into the jacket that basically says that for increased protection, purchase their armor panels.

 

Overall, I am very impressed with this jacket and now wear it regularly. I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could. Be aware that it does run at least one size SMALL. I normally wear an XL in street jackets; had to bump up to a XXL for this one.

My only negative is that the zipper is left-handed and seems a little small/weak when compared to other brand's mesh jackets. So far, it is holding up well.

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