Gear Pick: Alpinestars Tyler Down Jacket

Part of the innovative RideOut collection, the Alpinestars Tyler Down Jacket is made from a microfiber and synthetic wool shell, genuine down insulation and is equipped with a removable mesh chassis incorporating CE-rated shoulder and elbow armor, plus pockets to fit chest and back protectors. Can it work on a bike?

Price: $380

Alpinestars Tyler Down Jacket
Alpinestars Tyler Down Jacket

Why We Like It: Casual style combines with genuine motorcycle safety to deliver a stylish, versatile jacket that will work on the bike, while snowboarding or skiing or just for wearing around town. Abrasion protection is going to be limited even compared to the Alpinestars Lance 3L, but it should work just fine in a city-speed crash, sacrificing itself while saving your skin. How does it wear? Well, it’s so warm that you’ll break a sweat wearing it at any temperature above about 45 degrees.

Less Expensive Competitor: At $270, the Alpinestars Mack Jacket is over $100 cheaper because it uses synthetic insulation and a less expensive nylon outer shell.

You Should Also Check Out: The $400 Alpinestars Lance 3L is even more versatile thanks to its hardshell exterior and removable synthetic puffer jacket liner.

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