Wednesday, December 1

Shift Vendetta and Shift Vantage Leather Jacket Review

Two leather jackets from Shift for today's review, the Shift Vendetta Leather Jacket and the Shift Vantage Leather Jacket. The Vendetta is a completely perforated warm to hot weather riding jacket while the Vantage is a classic leather, with subtle style and full motorcycle functionality. We feel strongly about the Shift Racing line of product and think they are a great fit for the street and sportbike rider, offering exceptional protective elements and overall functionality with excellent attention to styling detail.

Check out our Shift Vendetta Leather Jacket Review:



The Vendetta is built for the rider in a hot weather climate or the motorcyclist looking for a solid hot weather jacket. At its core, the Vendetta is premium grain 1.2-1.4mm throughout the jacket with a full perforation scheme. This means enormous quantities of air flowing on the bike. The leather is also dual-layered in all impact areas for protection. Combine that with the CE rated shoulder and elbow armor, with a back pad upgradeable to CE protection and you've definitely got the safety elements in this jacket covered. The articulation and design is definitely for the 3/4 or tucked riding position, and there is strategic reflective piping throughout for nighttime visibility. For added seasonality, there is a quilted thermal vest liner that can be zipped in for Fall and Spring riding.


Next is our Shift Vantage Leather Jacket Review:



The Shift Vantage Leather Jacket offers a sleek, subtle design for the rider not trying to be overly flashy on the road. Utilizing 1.2-1.4mm premium grain cowhide leather for abrasion resistance, the Vantage is available in a muted Matte Black option (shown at right) and the Dark Vintage finish shown in the video. The Vantage has CE rated armor in the shoulders and elbows which can be removed if you so choose and a back pad that can be upgraded to a CE protector for added armor. There are zippered chest intake vents with a zippered rear exhaust vent for airflow. The Shift Vantage is articulated for the upright or 3/4 riding position. Lastly, the cuffs feature autolocking zippers that when in the "closed" position cannot be opened when there is wind rushing at you.

Two more great leather choices from Shift Racing, built for the street rider. To see our full selection, visit our Leather Motorcycle Jackets page.

-RetroZilla

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