• NEW Protective Maxtex® 1000 D outer shell for superior abrasion resistance
  • NEW Cut with smart stretch side panel - can be worn over t-shirts, hoodies and jackets
  • NEW Quilted 170g insulated lining
  • NEW YKK two-way zipper - let's you adjust the lower half of the vest to stop it 'riding up' when you're on the bike
  • Back armour pocket (armour not included)
  • Triple stitched and reinforced at impact areas
  • Water resistant internal pocket (perfect to stash your valuables)
  • 2 Velcro flap chest pockets + 2 hand-warmer pockets with YKK zippers
  • Short ribbed collar
  • Drop tail
  • Snap button 'Storm Flap' - Stops wind from coming through the zipper

We couldn't find a motorcycle vest we liked, so we created our own... and then we made that one even better. 

Introducing the SIXTH generation of the 'Battle' Vest.


The Battle Vest now features a heavy Protective Maxtex® 1000 D outer shell - this strong polyester fabric is a heavier version (66% heavier!) of what we use for our 'Alpha Jacket'. It looks amazing and provides superior abrasion resistance over all our previous vests. Pair this with reinforced, triple-stitched seams, and you've got one very tough vest. 

Need more protection? The Battle Vest is back armour compatible! We've designed the armour pocket to fit 'Forcefield' Back armour in SIZE001 (Need more info? Get in touch via email


We've developed a totally new fit with an integrated 'smart stretch panel' down the side seam. The two-way YKK® zipper has made a return, allowing you to adjust the fit to prevent the vest from 'riding up' when you're on the bike. Put simply, it's our best fitting vest ever

There's a new quilted 170g insulated lining and fleece lined pockets to keep you comfortable on those colder days + a storm flap to prevent cold air from hitting your chest. 

Your favourite features are still there too - like the water resistant internal pocket (which is perfect for keeping your valuables dry and safe) + our super comfortable ribbed collar for those long days on the bike.  


This vest has 'smart stretch' side panels - If you like to wear your vest tight, please go down one size. Model in the photos is 6ft, 83kgs, 100cm chest and is wearing a size Medium.

The best way to find out your size is to measure a vest/jacket you already own, and that fits the way you want while on your bike (factoring in any garments you wish to layer underneath). Lay your vest/jacket flat on a table, and measure the chest, making sure to go from side seam to side seam (near the armpit like in the photo below). Compare your measurement to the size chart above. If you're in-between sizes, or want a nice snug fit, choose the smaller size. 

If you're unsure of your size, please EMAIL US at, especially if you are an international customer. We are here to help and will do whatever we can to make sure you order the right size.

Questions? Email us at You’ll be talking directly with someone who rides and has tested our gear. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Lee Danswan
Battle vest 6.0

Such a good vest and great price
Arrived quick, definitely will be buying more Akinmoto gear

Thanks for the review and for the order Lee! We're stoked you're loving the vest! Feel free to reach out if we can help with any future orders.

Arthur Groneman
exceeded expectations

I was looking for a non-leather additional protection to put over different layers of shirts or jackets. Made with quality and the smart stretch panels make fit perfect regardless of what ever base layer it is added to. Added protection, looks good, fits comfortable at a comparable and fair price point to know you are getting the best gear for the money!

Thanks for such an incredible review Arthur, we're so stoked to hear how much you love the Battle Vest!

Duco van Breemen
I’m getting compliments

I’ve had this vest for about 6 or so months now and it’s been fantastic. It’s kept me warm and protected during rainstorms in the mountains of Vietnam and during fall in Sydney. Funnily enough, I also get a ton of compliments on the vest when I walk into the office. I use it both in summer when I don’t want to wear long sleeves because of the heat but do want some protection as well as now in fall to keep me a bit warmer for longer rides. Highly recommended.

Thanks for such an incredible and thorough review Duco! That's awesome to hear how versatible the vest has been, and that it's even landing some compliments in the office! Cheers again

Kieran H

Beautiful looking vest, super comfortable
Used the info in the size guide to pick out the size and the fit was just as I had hoped. I was looking for a snug fit.
Shipping was quick
Very happy

Thank you for the review Kieran, and thank you for following the sizing guide! I'm stoked to hear the fit ended up being perfect. Cheers again! - Grant

Daryl Pearse
Awesome jacket

Great fit great product ,thanks alot

Thanks for the review Daryl! We're stoked you love the vest!