For a woman, form and function usually need to go hand-in-hand. For me, I like something in the middle. I wanted a jacket that could stand up to weather, impacts, and be comfortable. Alpinestars Eloise Air Jacket has an attractive and comfortable look, plus CE-certified shoulder and elbow protection. The Alpinestars jacket also has compartments for CE-certified Bio Armor for chest and back protectors which are available as accessories.
The Alpinestars Eloise Air Jacket is made from durable advanced 480 denier poly-textile that is double PU coated for durability, abrasion and water resistance.
I am usually between a small and medium. After checking the size charts multiple times, I played it safe and went with the larger size. As soon as it was on, though, I knew it was way too small.
I took another look at the size chart, measured everything I needed to measure multiple times, and it looked like a large or extra large would be a better fit. I decided to go with the large, as I didn’t want a jacket that hung off my form, and I was right on – it was a perfect fit.
The torso was as long as I wanted; the arm length fir me great, and when zipped, wasn’t cramped in the slightest. I really liked the fit and how light it was even with all the padding. It was time to test it out on the motorcycle. Because the weather was around 27 degrees Celsius, I wanted to see it I would be warm enough. I was not disappointed. Even during the middle of the day when the temperature was around 32 degrees Celsius the temperature was still good. Thanks to the mesh inserts, I was cool throughout the ride.