I bought both the Alpha Motorcycle Jacket 4.0 and Alpha motorcycle pants. I got the sizing wrong; Grant was extremely helpful with the exchange to an X-Large. I’m 185cm tall and 85kg. The Large was a bit tight. If you’re unsure about your sizing email Grant before ordering which saves time and effort. I spend 10 hours on the road back from WSBK Phillip Island yesterday and I was comfortable all the way home. Thanks Team Akin!
Thanks for such a great review D! That's so awesome to hear how comfortable the gear was on the ride back from Phillip Island and I'm stoked that we could help you out to get the right size gear. Definitely for anyone chasing the perfect size their best bet is to email us first and we'll happily help out. Cheers again! - Grant
I've picked up a couple of things from Akin now and this is the same excellent design and quality as the others. Features I like are the big, adjustable sleeves to take winter gloves when the time comes or scoop air up on the hot days, pit zips, front and rear ventilation, wrist gaiter (brilliant idea). Good materials and really well sewn also. Quality.
One note is the interior pouches for armour are designed to fit the ones they sell. Tried some from other brands I had (Merlin, Sidi, Triumph, Revit) but don't fit so good. I'd recommend getting theirs using the bundle discount.
Great service as well. Received an email after I ordered it from Grant to say thanks for buying again. Who does that?
Hey DC, so stoked we could continue to impress you with the new gear and we really appreciate the support! Cheers for covering all the features you love as well, that's awesome! Thanks again! - Grant
As a European citizen, ordering a motorcycle jacket overseas without even testing it and with extra duties cost sure was a risk, and i am glad i took it! All around a great comfortable and warm jacket that's unique to the eye and doesn't come with the "usual buffiness" of the motorcycle jackets. If AKIN came officially to Europe, i would probably fill my motorcycle closet with their stuff.
Thank you so much for the review and for taking the chance with us Kostas! We definitely know the risk when ordering from overseas. We hope you continue to love the gear and hoping to look after you again in future!
I've been meaning to do this earlier as bought my jacket back in July but only had it a week before I hit the deck. It was one of those combo Tar Seal/ Gravel Roads, going too fast on less-than-ideal tyres so it wasn't slowing for the corner. I was fully locked up and instead of ending up in a deep water filled culvert I tried to correct and high sided. Landed on head & shoulder with Helmet and bike being written off but Alpha totally unscathed. Not only does it look cool, is super functional but is the real deal when it comes to keeping you safe. Kind of the Dan Carter / Ranaldo of MC Jackets.
Bloody helpful, amazing service as well.
Right out of the box you can tell it’s a quality jacket. A lot of thought was put into the construction and features. The major selling point for me are all of the air vents, which I definitely felt while riding on the highway. The jacket performed well on my recent camping trip and kept me warm without the thermal liner installed. Cannot wait to test it out on rainy weather. My only gripe is: thermal liner should’ve come with inside pockets.