Head to Head: Warm Weather Mesh Jackets Under $200

Summer is almost here so lets go head to head with some warm weather motorcycle jackets.

Renegade Mesh Tech Textile Jacket

twm-0415-hth1-01Manufacturer: Olympia Moto Sports

Price: $189.99

Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Silver, Neon Yellow

Armor: C.E. Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders; articulated back protector

Sizes: Small–4XL

Ride cool with this lightweight and extremely well-ventilated jacket. Built to withstand the open road, the outer shell of the Olympia Renegade Mesh Tech Textile Jacket is a mix of 500 denier Cordura and ballistic airflow mesh panels. Get a perfect fit with Velcro adjustments at the collar, cuffs, elbows and waist. Other features include reflective piping, two exterior pockets/one interior cell phone pocket, and a connecting zipper at the rear for pants.


Anthem Mesh Vented Textile Jacket

twm-0415-hth1-02Manufacturer: Icon

Price: $180-$190

Colors: Black, Blue/Black, Grey/Black, Green/Black, Red/Black, White/Black

Armor: Icon field armor C.E. elbow and shoulder protectors; Dual density foam back pad

Sizes: Small—4XL

You can beat the heat and the street with Icon’s breathable and abrasion resistant Fighter Mesh construction. Don’t let the sporty look fool you, the relaxed fit and stretch panels of the Anthem Mesh Vented Jacket offer plenty of flexibility and movement while zippered cuffs allow for even more ventilation. A removable insulated wind resistant liner warms things up when it gets cold.


Phoenix 5.0 Vented Textile Jacket

twm-0415-hth1-03Manufacturer: Joe Rocket

Price: $169.99

Colors: Black, Red/Black, Blue/Black, Grey/Black, Wine/Black, Green/Black, Silver/Silver, Orange/Black, White/Black, Yellow/Black

Armor: C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows; spine pad

Sizes: Small—5XL

The least expensive of the three, Phoenix 5.0 Vented Textile Jacket offers the most variety with 10 colorways and fitments in regular and Tall sizes. It’s built to supply plenty of ventilation with its FreeAir polyester and mesh shell. Protection is delivered at major impact points via the RockTex reinforced fabric at the shoulders, ribs, elbows, and forearms. Other key features include a removable waterproof liner, elastic sleeve adjusters, and a SureFit adjustable waistband.