BATTLE MOTORCYCLE VEST 6.0

Size
  • 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.

Protection:

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 support@akinmoto.com).

Comfort:

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.  

WHAT SIZE SHOULD I GET?:

This vest has 'smart stretch' side panels - If you like to wear you 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 support@akinmoto.com, 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 support@akinmoto.com. You’ll be talking directly with someone who rides and has tested our gear. 

Customer Reviews

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Matt Barrett
Awesome vest!

This is by far the best quality vest I have owned, very comfortable and perfect fit. Best of all, supporting a local Aussie business 👍🏼

Cheers Matt! Thanks for the support and the review mate!

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Andrew Williams
Battle vest

Very nice vest let down by ABSOLUTE garbage zip! Disappointed and just not good enough. It's fair price BUT MOTOCYCLE GEAR! Lost $160 never again...

Hey Andrew, cheers for the review but that sucks to hear! We're going to turn this situation around for you. I've just emailed you back and we'll make sure you're looked after here.

We definitely hear the feedback and we've very recently replaced the zip in our Battle Vest.

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Glenn Smith
Great vest

Great vest but.. i read through the reviews and saw that guys bigger than me were getting a medium sized vest so i thought shit a large will be too big for me so i ordered a medium
Well guess what!!! Its too small!
Shoulda got me the large one!!!
Dont believe the reviews like i did
Other than that i love the vest
Any way i can change it for a large??

Hey Glenn,

Cheers for the review! Sorry to hear that the size didn't end up being perfect for you, that sucks! We definitely can help you out there. I've just sent you an email and we'll happily help to organise an exchange for a much better size for you.

We're always keen to help with sizing before ordering for any future orders, so please feel free to email us at support@akinmoto.com - I ride in all our gear so I can definitely help you nail the size before ordering.

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Keenan
Great all year round

Zipper broke after about a week of owning it, but ive worked around it. The stretchy material on the sides are great, allows you to wear multiple layers during the colder month. I like a snug fit vest ( 183cm, 90kg) so went with a M. I would recommend buying one of these.

Hey Keenan, cheers for the review and so sorry to hear that this happened to your vest! I've reached out to you via email to make sure you're looked after here. You'll be happy to hear that the vest now features an upgraded heavy duty zip.

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Hugh
Chill ride

The vest is a bit snug (2XL) but I am a bigger guy, riding in Australia it gets very warm in summer and the summer gear I have just makes me sweat, this vest does just look amazing it fits well also, as soon as I sat on the bike it didn't move from where it was on my body when I was standing, when winter arrives I think I might need a hoodie ;)

Thanks for the thorough review Hugh! We're so stoked to hear it's fitting well and suits the Aussie riding conditions! Feel free to reach out if we can help at all when it comes time to order hoodie!