Wednesday, December 8

Shift Avenger Jacket Review

The Shift Avenger Jacket is by far the most popular textile offering from Shift Racing in addition to being their overall bestselling jacket, period. There are multiple reasons for this. Shift's attention to style detail is a big factor; every garment they produce has its own unique fashion element to it. Shift's gear is also high-performance and offers all the necessary protective elements motorcycle gear needs to have. For a sport riding jacket that you can get multiple seasons out of, the Shift Avenger also has great bang for the buck.

Check out our full Shift Avenger Jacket Review:

Built on a durable and abrasion-resistant 600D poly fabric chassis, the Shift Avenger features proprietary CE rated armor in the shoulders and elbows. There is also a 10mm foam back pad that can be upgraded to a CE back protector for added safety. Inset within the 600D chassis are strategically placed mesh panels, along each shoulder and down the mid-section and an exhaust at the top of the back of the neck. There are also rubberized air scoops on the shoulders so with the quilted thermal vest liner removed, you can flow plenty of air and stay cool in the hot weather. When it is chillier out, put the thermal vest in, add a base layer, and you can stretch the seasonality to the colder months of the year. Finally, Stylish rubberized Shift logos adorn the upper arm of each sleeve.

For comfort, the Avenger features accordion stretch panels on the backs of each elbow in addition to large panels that start at the back of the shoulder and wrap under the arm for extreme comfort in the riding position, with this jacket being cut and articulated for the 3/4 or tucked riding position. There is adjustability available at the waist and wrists to cinch the jacket down and get the ideal fit. The collar of the Avenger is lined with neoprene for comfort and to prevent bunching when in the attack position. Every zipper on this jacket is ergonomically designed for ease of use with a glove and the waistline features a connection zipper and jeans loop to attach to pants and keep the back of the jacket from flapping at speed. The Avenger is also available as the Shift Air Avenger Mesh Jacket, designed for mild to hot weather riding.

Shift is constantly coming out with wild graphical patters in addition to their standard solids so there really is a style of this jacket for everyone. It competes head-to-head with anything at this price point from a features, functionality and style standpoint. To see more, visit our Textile Motorcycle Jackets section.


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