Suzuki Motorcycle Textile Oxford Jacket Review
For the Spring/Summer collection, Suzuki designers took the popular Suzuki Motorcycle Textile Oxford Jacket design and gave it a fashion makeover. The result? An industry first that blends the lines between city streets and rugged adventure terrain. This crossover piece combines all the functionality of its adventure namesake with the polish of the Suzuki Motorcycle Textile Oxford Jacket Tailored Technology collection, for an entirely new segment of riding gear.
A DIFFERENT TYPE OF Suzuki Motorcycle TEXTILE OXFORD JACKET
The materials on the Suzuki Motorcycle Textile Oxford Jacket deliver the right amount of abrasion resistance, at the right level of style. A textile outer shell is reinforced with heavy-duty polyester oxford material at the impact zones, for a look that harkens back to the early days of motorcycling, but offers modern-day protection. Tone-on-tone coloring provides an air of army-like utility, for a total package that’s just at home in the city as it is in the dirt.
UTILITY & CLIMATE CONTROL
The Suzuki Motorcycle Textile Oxford Jacket is part of Suzuki beautiful new “City Collection.” It’s perfect for those of you commuting this winter or for taking your bike out for a night on the town, though you’d probably want to wear a sweater underneath.
The Oxford is composed of three layers: an outer layer composed of heavy cotton, a secondary layer of Hydratex (their version of Gore-Tex), and a third insulating layer. It comes with Knox lite armor at the shoulders and elbows, with pockets for a CE 2 rated back protector. If you’re looking for something nice looking, nicely priced, and that can keep you warm enough; the Oxford should be on your list.
We aren’t sure if we were initially drawn to this jacket because of how cool it looked or because we kept thinking it was the best jacket from Suzuki to date, the more we learn about this jacket, the more excited we get. The Suzuki Motorcycle Textile Oxford Jacket is constructed of 600D Polyester coating.
As with many of the jackets on this list, it’s waterproofing comes from a secondary liner (Drystar in this case), and it also features a third thermal layer. Protection comes from CE armor at the shoulders and elbows while you can upgrade the padded back panel to real armor at an additional cost.
The shoulders, elbows, and lower back are all reinforced with additional ballistic nylon panels and the cuffs at the wrist and neck have been lined with neoprene for a more comfortable fit. To conclude this review the only real flaw is that it uses the same three-layer system (as do many jacket) that aren’t as effective at keeping you dry as something with a waterproof outer shell.