I haven't been able to sleep since I first saw akinmoto's "ALPHA MOTORCYCLE JACKET 4.0" ad on Instagram. There are many different brands of jackets, but the design of "ALPHA MOTORCYCLE JACKET 4.0" won't let go of my heart.
The design of the jacket for the motorcycle I wanted was right in front of me.
When I arrived at my destination for a motorcycle and walked around, I really liked the design that wouldn't make other people think, "You came on a motorcycle, did you?"
After receiving the jacket, I was able to double-check that it was exactly the design I was thinking of.
However, the design was not the only thing I liked about "ALPHA MOTORCYCLE JACKET 4.0." It was well equipped with an inner liner to prepare for the cold, a structure for ventilation, and a space to use a protector. Especially, looking at the key ring hidden inside the pocket, I could see that this jacket was designed by friends who really enjoyed motorcycles.
The detail that fixes the hood with a magnet is also an indispensable attraction point.
Hey akinmoto friends, you guys really like motorcycles!
However, there was a caveat when purchasing a jacket.
It was a choice of size.
I could wear my usual "M" size with almost no problem.
However, I couldn't help but worry because of the notice that I should choose a more relaxed size since it doesn't stretch at all.
I am in South Korea, and there are no shops here where I can try on akinmoto's jacket. After thinking about size selection for a few days, I sent an inquiry to akinmoto and a very kind Grant consulted with me. Grant heard my size and recommended a size "s" or "m". But I was thinking of wearing an extra layer of warm clothes under my jacket in the cold winter (South Korea's winter is harsh), and I ordered an "L" size so that I don't feel stuffy when I wear thick clothes.
But I got the jacket and found out it was a bit big for me. I should have chosen the "M" size that Grant recommended, but I can't help it since I made the final choice.
I'm 170cm tall, weigh 70kg, and have a chest circumference of 100cm. If you're the same body size as me, don't choose the "L" size!
Thank you so much for such an amazing review! We're so stoked to see such a passionate rider that's so excited about our gear!
We're so sorry to hear that size L ended up a little large, but if we can ever help you in any other way in the future please don't hesitate to reach out - Grant
I have the Alpha pant/jacket combo and its excellent and hugely versatile and well made. Both vent really well, thermal liner feels ultra-warm too.
Staff a super supportive and quick to respond, helped me swap sizes out in a couple of days.
Hey Jonathan, thanks for such an awesome review! We're stoked to hear it's such a good combination for you!
I wanted to spend some time with my new Alpha 4.0 before posting a review. I'm happy to report it's been a glorious few months of riding with this awesome jacket. So far I've only worn in summer conditions with the winter liner removed, but it's super comfortable, the fit and build quality are excellent. I love the contemporary design – it looks flash-as – and I'm sure the extra visibility hasn't done me any harm either. Top it off with first-class, lightning-fast customer service and overall this has been an A1 experience.
Thanks for the review Cameron! We're really happy to hear how well the jacket has performed so far! Cheers!
I truly love this jacket. I finally wore it in the rain and it was perfect. It’s like a super comfortable ski jacket with armour. Thanks Akin for producing such a rad jacket.
My adv bike is also my daily so I'm asking a lot from my bike and gear. My first ride in this jacket was in the rain and I'm honestly impressed at how sturdy, comfortable and dry the jacket is. It looks great, feels great, works great and was clearly designed by people who know what riders need. I'll be buying my gear here from now on, always proud to support a good Aussie company.