10 Best HWK Motorcycle Jacket Review Guide

Updated May 2022

1

Belstaff Ivy 2.0 Jacket

The Belstaff Ivy 2.0 Jacket is still a classic loose-fitting cut with a shorter length, now featuring thicker and hardier bull leather construction. Iconic diamond quilting at the shoulders and elbows adds an iconic design detail that nods to Belstaff’s industrial heritage. The Ivy 2.0 Jacket’s shorter length gives it a definitive moto-ready, sporty feel. As always, thoughtful details and finishes like vintage nickle hardware and corduroy lining make the Belstaff Ivy 2.0 Jacket an instant icon.

Material:

  • Bull leather 1.0mm-1.1mm thickness
  • Cotton/viscose lining
  • Collar lined with corduroy
  • Vintage nickle hardware

Protection:

  • CE removable armor at shoulders and elbows

Features:

  • Zippered cuffs
  • Collar snaps
  • Off center front zipper
  • Two zippered side pockets
  • Two adjustment points with buckles on waistband
  • Diamond quilting on the elbows, shoulders and back hem
  • Embroidered logo on the left sleeve
 
 

2

Scorpion Yuma Jacket

It’s over 100 degrees. Next gas station is 160 miles away. Nothing but cacti and tumble weeds. This is a perfect place for a Scorpion. Located in the extreme southwest corner of Arizona, the Yuma desert can be extremely hot. That’s the perfect place for this highly ventilated, yet durable mesh touring jacket.

The chassis of this jacket is 500 denier nylon. Abrasion zones are 1680 denier nylon. The large mesh panels in key areas are made out of a 600 denier polyester with two different weave types to assure maximum ventilation. A moisture wicking, breathable polyester mesh lining keeps you comfortable.

Additional features include large storage pockets, ample use of NighViz reflective material, multiple adjustment points, and a removable Airguard waterproof liner.  Protection is provided by the use of Sas-Tec CE certified armor in the shoulders, infinitely adjustable Sas-Tec CE certified VELCRO® brand closures elbow pads, and PE foam back protector. The back protection can be upgraded with the use of a Sas-Tec CE certified Level 2 back protector. This jacket is also compatible with Scorpions’ optional kidney belt for additional support and lower back protection.

It’s going to be a hot one. Perfect for the Scorpion Yuma jacket.

Features:

  • 500 denier nylon main body material, with 1680 denier nylon abrasion zones
  • Large panels of 600 denier heavy duty polyester mesh in key ventilation areas such as upper torso, inner arms all the way down to the wrist, neck and back.
  • Exo-Stitch Safety Seams at critical seams with heavy bar tacking at high stress areas
  • Two large cargo pockets on lower front, two chest pockets and one large cargo pocket on rear
  • Dual adjustment straps at waist, single adjustment straps at biceps and wrists
  • CE Level 2 certified Sas-Tec armor with molded VELCRO® brand closures at elbows for perfect adjustability
  • Sas-Tec Level 2 armor at shoulders
  • PE Foam back pad in back protector pocket can be upgraded to Level 2 Sas-Tec protector (sold separately)
  • Ample use of NightViz reflective on front and rear of torso, arms and elbows for increased nighttime visibility
  • YKK center front zipper with Black Oxide sliders
  • One internal waterproof pocket in liner
  • Two inner mesh pockets
  • Removable full sleeve AirGuard waterproof / windproof liner
  • Compatible with optional Kidney Belt (sold separately)
  • Comfortable Nappa calf leather collar resists sweat buildup and fading from UV light
  • Accordion stretch panels at elbows for easy range of motion
  • 8” #5 YKK zipper and elastic panel for connecting jacket to pants 
 
 

3

Rukka AirMan Jacket

The Rukka AirMan Jacket is virtually unbeatable for warm-weather riding. Constructed of  Cordura AFT with AirPower Technology and equipped with a removable, breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex membrane with Outlast technology, the Airman Jacket performs in bright sunshine as well as rain.

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Materials:

  • Constructed from knitted Cordura AFT with AirPower Technology for riding in warm weather
  • Cordura AFT is 2-7 times more durable than nylon, polyester and cotton
  • Cordura AFT is knit in such a way that it allows airflow to keep you cool through the entirety of the jacket
  • Two-layer knitted Cordura AFT at elbows for extra strength
  • Detachable Gore-Tex liner is durable, breathable and 100% water and windproof
  • Temperature regulating Outlast material

Protection:

  • Includes Rukka D3O Air Protectors at the shoulders and elbows
  • Rukka D3O Air Protectors meet the requirements of CE Norm EN 1621-1 2012
  • Pocket for RVP Air or Air Central Back Protector (sold separately)

Other Features:

  • Detachable thermal liner with Outlast thermal regulation
  • Outlast microcapsules absorb excess heat which is stored and released as needed
  • Soft neoprene collar
  • Collar with magnet closure
  • 5 outside pockets in the outer jacket with zipper and magnetic closure, left front pocket with separate waterproof pouch
  • Two interior pockets
  • Two pockets in detachable inner liner
  • Width adjustment on upper and lower arm
  • Adjustable waist belt
  • Jacket and trousers connection zipper
  • The Rukka warranty is valid for 5 (five) years from the date of purchase against faults in material or workmanship
 
 

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Alpinestars Luc Air Jacket

For hot weather riding, nothing beats a mesh jacket and if loud and proud colors and logos aren’t your thing, nothing beats the Alpinestars Luc Air Jacket. This basic black mesh jacket is constructed of abrasion resistant 480 denier poly-textile that has a double PU coating that adds the the material’s durability and water resistance. Huge abrasion resistant mesh panels keep the air moving around your body, keeping you cool and dry on those balmy summer days. The Luc Air Jacket also comes with CE certified elbow and shoulder protectors as well as pockets for Alpinestars’ chest and back protectors. 

Features:

  • Constructed from durable advanced 480 denier poly-textile that is double PU coated for durability, abrasion resistance and water resistance
  • Extensive, high abrasion-resistant mesh inserts strategically positioned for optimized cooling
  • Lightweight, CE certified elbow and shoulder protectors grant the jacket a sleek fit yet provide class-leading impact protection
  • Pockets for optional chest and back protection (sold separately)
  • External zippered pockets plus internal waterproof pocket for safe and convenient storage
  • Pre-curved sleeve construction for reduced fatigue and enhanced riding comfort
  • Snap-button waist and collar adjusters
  • Integrated soft textile lining on collar for additional comfort
  • Elongated rear profile covers lumbar area and offers coverage in upright riding position
 
 

5

Klim Dakar Jacket

The Dakar Jacket is engineered to dominate the most challenging multi-season dual-sport/off-road conditions. Building upon a proven chassis, the redesigned jacket features improved airflow, range of motion, durability and storage to make it even more suited for aggressive riding and light adventure travel. The sleeves zip off when the going gets hot, with ample pockets store your essentials and more durable fabrics give you confidence when the trail turns to road.

Exterior Features:

  • Lightweight and durable 600D chasis
  • Upgraded, abrasion-resistant 630D Cordura twisted yarn overlays on shoulders, elbows, high wear zones
  • Karbonite micromesh on back and in stretch zones
  • Karbonite ripstop overlays on shoulders and elbows
  • 500D 4-way stretch zones
  • Zip-off sleeves (store in rear pocket)
  • 3M Scotchlite reflective material
  • Bio-motion recognition

Additional Features:

  • Two large, adjustable wrist vents with dual zippers
  • Two bicep vents
  • Two sleeve-hole vents
  • Two rear exhaust vents
  • Collar tab pull back for increased airflow to upper chest
  • One oversized chest pocket that doubles as a vent
  • One chest cargo pocket
  • Two hand pockets
  • One rear pocket for storing zip-off sleeves
  • One inner chest pockets
  • Comfort collar w/ shock cord to adjust
  • Moisture-wicking breathable liner
  • Adjustable velcro cuffs
  • D3O compatible back, shoulder and elbow armor pockets (armor sold separately)
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6

Belstaff Crosby Jacket

Featuring the historic Belstaff 4-pocket design with slanted left breast pocket, the Belstaff Crosby Jacket is produced in an innovative lightweight waxed cotton. Bonded to a Miporex waterproof membrane with heat-sealed seams, the Belstaff Crosby Jacket will protect you from the elements. Removable D3O inserts to the shoulders and elbows meet the requirements of European CE safety standards, presenting the highest innovation in protective technology. Finished with corduroy for interior comfort at the cuffs and collar and classic strap and buckle for adjustability at the collar and waist, the Belstaff Crosby Jacket will elevate your style and riding experience both in equal measures.

Features:

  • Waxed 6oz cotton
  • Seam-sealed Miporex waterproof membrane
  • Removable D3O armor on shoulders and elbows
  • Pocket for optional back protector (sold separately)
  • Cotton check lining
  • Metal ventilating grommets under arms 
  • Adjustable neck strap
  • Corduroy lining on the inside of collar and cuffs
 
 

7

Klim Apex Jacket

The Apex is both a place and a moment in time. It’s the one spot in a corner where lean angle, speed, traction and inertia are all perfectly balanced. Mastering it results in the fastest and most efficient way to ride. Racers spend their lives lusting after this one spot, lap after lap.

The Apex Jacket was inspired by this drive. The design, style, technology, features and construction are all integrated in perfect ratios. The result: The highest-performing sport touring jacket ever offered. Providing best-in-class aggressive/sport style, unbeatable weather protection, impressive abrasion resistance and complete impact coverage, the Apex Jacket has all the corners covered.

Features:

  • Guaranteed To Keep You Dry Gore-tex 3 layer pro shell
  • Durable nylon construction
  • VT10 YKK Vislon Aquaguard water resistant zippers 
  • Perforated Italian leather overlays on shoulders and elbows
  • 3M Scotchlite gray reflective material
  • Bio-motion recognition engineered reflective placement
  • Double storm flap center zip
  • Embossed Klim logo on back

Integrated armor system:

  • D3O T5 EVO Pro XT elbow and shoulder pieces included (exceed level 1 CE certification for pren1621-1:2011 testing)
  • D3O Viper Pro back piece (exceeds level 2 CE certification for en1621-2 testing)
  • External arm tension straps secure armor in place

Max Flow Ventilation:

  • 2 outside oblique ventilation ports, operable by rider while riding
  • 2 lower arm intake vents 
  • Optimal ventilation configuration for sport touring/touring motorcycles with larger windshields

Cargo, Comfort and Fit Systems:

  • 6 external pockets [2 chest, 2 hand, 1 hidden chest pocket under storm flap, 1 lower sleeve id/license pocket]
  • 5 internal pockets [3 zippered, 5 mesh stash, 1 hidden passport pocket in liner]
  • Tailored sport fit 
  • Jacket to pant belt loops and jacket to pant zipper (designed for torrent pant integration) 
  • Accordion stretch leather panel above the elbow
  • Off center collar cinch cord
  • Bottom hem cinch cord
 
 

8

BMW PureBoxer Jacket

We’re not talking opposed cylinders. The PureBoxer Jacket is pure pugilist.

This blacked-out, back-alley-tough jacket is constructed of heavy horsehide, borrowing a page from the first (ever) motorcycle jackets that date back to the late 1920s. The classic, understated styling is broken up by copper-colored stitching and a BMW badge on the sleeve that is attached with two screws – as were badges on early BMW fuel tanks. The jacket ships with a selection of other badges that can be easily swapped to achieve a new look. Gusseted shoulders allow a comfortable reach with modern motorbike ergonomics. With the natural sheen of horsehide, the PureBoxer is nothing short of a knockout.

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Features: 

  • Supple 1.2mm horsehide
  • Vintage sheen
  • Removable thermal lining
  • Zippered cuff openings
  • Buckle volume adjusters at waist
  • Removable, changeable BMW emblem on left arm
  • 3 outside pockets
  • 2 inside pockets
  • CE Level 1 NP-Flex shoulder and elbow protectors  
  • Pocket for optional NPL back protector (sold separately)
  • 40cm jacket to pants connection zipper
  • Standard and slim fits available
 
 

9

Schott Perfecto 118 Jacket

The Schott Classic Perfecto Jacket is just that, the ideal motorcycle leather jacket.

The Perfecto jacket is 26″ in length and features a belted front, bi-swing back, several zippered pockets, zippered adjustable sleeves and an insulated, non-removable, nylon quilted lining. The Perfecto Jacket is made from only the best naked cowhides and provides a lifetime of style and protection and completes that biker look you’ve been pining for, cop yours and head down to CBGB OMFUG (RIP).

Fit:

  • Runs slightly small, order the larger size if you are between sizes

Features:

  • Naked cowhide
  • Adjustable waist belt
  • Zippered pockets
  • Zippered sleeve cuffs
  • Insulated non-removable nylon quilted lining
  • Made in the USA

10

REV’IT Dominator Gore-Tex Jacket

In developing the REVIT Dominator Jacket, REV’IT! has taken the Engineered Skin design philosophy to the next level. Based on feedback from off-road veterans and RTW travelers they have created the most functional jacket in the history of REV’IT. This jacket knows no limitations and is positioned just above the Poseidon GTX jacket. The Dominator Jacket is prepared for the Adventure Neck Brace, Challenger Cooling Vest, Vest Connector HV and is equipped with a detachable kidney belt, VCS aquadefence and the brand new SEEFLEX CE-level 2 protectors. The sheer storage space alone is incredible, and an indication that this jacket is ready for adventure.

Fit:

  • Runs ~2″ small in the chest, order one size larger than the size chart suggests

Protection Features:

  • Outer shell: 
    • 3L GORE-TEX Pro nylon 600D fabric
    • 3L GORE-TEX Pro Armacor fabric
    • 3L GORE-TEX Pro Talisman
    • PWR Kevlar stretch
    • Lorica
    • Neoprene
  • Waterproofing: 3L GORE-TEX PRO fabric 
  • Breathability: 3L GORE-TEX PRO fabric 
  • Composition:
    • Outer shell: 71% polyamide, 1% polyester, 1% aramide, 21% Gore-Tex membrane (ePTFE), 6% epoxy resin
    • Lining: 71% polyester, 28% polyamide, 1% elastane
  • Protection:
    • SEEFLEX Level 2 CE protection at shoulders and elbows
    • Seesoft CE-level 2 back protector insert -Type RV
    • GORE-TEX Pro Talisman panels at shoulders and elbows, safety seams
  • Visibility: Laminated reflection at front, back and upper arms

Ergonomic Features:

  • Fit: tour fit, regular
  • Adjustability:
    • Adjustment tab at cuffs
    • V-flap at cuffs
    • Flexisnap
    • Variable height adjustment strap at waist
    • Adjustment straps at waist, upper and under arms
    • Zipper at hem
    • V-flap at hem
  • Ventilation: VCS Aquadefence, VCS zipper at front, back, upper arms and under arms
  • Features:
    • VCS Aquadefence
    • VCS panel with FidLock magnetic fastener at chest
    • Adjustable protector pockets
    • Prepared for Challenger Cooling vest insert
    • Prepared for Vest Connector HV
    • Prepared for Adventure neck brace
    • Collar hook
    • Short and long connection zipper
    • Stretch lips at elbows
    • Stretch panels at armholes
    • Aero cool 3D mesh panels at back and arms
    • Removable stretch cuffs
    • Detachable kidney belt
  • Pockets:
    • Waterproof stash pockets at front and back
    • Hand warmer pockets
    • Sleeve pocket
    • XL storage pocket
    • Inner pockets
    • Napoleon pocket
    • Secret pocket