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Best Street Motorcycle Jackets

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Time to gear up for the street. We review our favourite Motorcycle Street jackets. Watch the 2017 video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGZr2EMF1-E Video product links and time stamps: 0:22 - Alpinestars Scion Waterproof Jacket: Out of stock 2:40 - River Road Laughlin Jacket: Out of stock 4:43 - Klim Overland Jacket: Out of stock Gear up for your next adventure at fortnine.ca: https://frt9.co/98au9e Connect with us: http://facebook.com/fortnine http://instagram.com/fortnine http://twitter.com/fortninecanada
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FortNine (1 year ago)
Video product links and time stamps: 0:22 - Alpinestars Scion Waterproof Jacket: Out of stock 2:40 - River Road Laughlin Jacket: Out of stock 4:43 - Klim Overland Jacket: Out of stock
Eddie Griffiths (10 months ago)
Everything i want to buy is usually Out of Stock.
David Nemirow (13 days ago)
Great bids. What do you think of Knox and their layering system
Christopher Wieland (30 days ago)
These videos are very well made.
Ronald Reyes (1 month ago)
You've been 6'3" this whole time? Damn
UncleSiam (2 months ago)
I have a great idea. No one has a motorcycle jacket that looks like a suit jacket. Where are we supposed to keep our suit jackets when we ride to work?
Rata 4U (3 months ago)
Today was 37c and my motorcycle was reading 107c....i went out with a t-shirt and cargo shorts only because a thong would be inappropriate on many levels.
MUNROmusic (3 months ago)
I prefer to ride in race leathers all the time, so that I look fucking sick.
turtlehater2 (4 months ago)
Perhaps the video is outdated but recommending a "riding" jacket with 0 abrasion resistance is a bit counterproductive.
THE pacifists (4 months ago)
Still can't go wrong with the cliche leather greaser jacket lol
Joe Johnston (5 months ago)
Hello Ryan, Just getting back into riding again after a 3 year break. Loving your intelligent, informative videos.Just picked up my seventh bike, a 1997 Honda 750 Nighthawk. Great easy riding bike . I'm looking to get some new riding gear.I Love the way you cut through the BS and save hours of on line research narrowing down the choices for the new bikes & gear. Excellent quality video production.Glad I found you . Keep it up !!
J. Larry Butler (5 months ago)
I missed it, how tall are you ?
Gee Woods (5 months ago)
Brian Daly (6 months ago)
Hey is the River Road Laughin Jacket available anywhere I can not find it?
Bill Pedler (6 months ago)
a) River Road Laughlin is sold out at my common on-line stores ... good job ... look at all those sales you helped inspire. Also, <fake rant>, because I want to buy one and can'.t b) Klim Overland is on closeout. What do you recommend as a replacement for this spot on your list?
Nick Georgoudes (7 months ago)
Peter (7 months ago)
I disagree. You can win them all. It just will cost you more money!
Piosan Salvare (7 months ago)
One more thing....Im 6´3" 175 pounds...
Jonathan Meehan (7 months ago)
The hood is the collar wrap it up and fix with the velcro??
Saul Ruiz (8 months ago)
So, in resume you did not recomend the Alpinestars jacket because is tooo simple?
Mac's Motovlog (8 months ago)
Hi. My name is Jimmy and I'm 6'3 175 pounds
Edmund Konkolich (10 months ago)
Since I ride in all white (white Scorpion EXO jacket, white-ish armored adventure riding pants [for the pockets & vents], white helmet, gloves, & boots, I COULD take offense to the "stormtrooper" comment. However, I can be seen a bit better than if I were in darker gear & that's the point. . . so I don't take ANY offense at all. Wear whut-cha brung, I say. Thanks for your videos, Ryan.
Karan Desai (10 months ago)
Happy new year
Sarp (1 year ago)
Is CE level 1 the minimum or the maximum protection? I'm guessing minimum
jwelsh1238 (1 year ago)
You should do a series on tall sizes. At 6'3", I'm sure you need tall sizes most of the time, like I do. It's pretty aggravating looking for tall sizes in riding jackets, that I like anyhow.
john hanrahan (1 year ago)
How can a jacket that won't slide without leaving you looking like a taxidermy project be a 'best jacket'?
Rob Fraser (1 year ago)
word up from pei. . awesome vids you make
Lepong20 (1 year ago)
"I'm 6'3" and 175 lbs" "I'm 6'3" and 175 lbs" "I'm 6'3" and 175 lbs" Sorry what? How tall? We get it, you're freakishly tall and too skinny, eat more food or go to the gym
Bill Peirce (1 year ago)
U suck, the jacket sucks and is uggly, and yr audio sucks.
Giuliano Ferraro (1 year ago)
Hey nice review like always. I live in Costa Rica, just bought a 2015 883 iron. So is hot and rainy, what type of jacket can you recomend me?
Sean Bax (1 year ago)
Why would you buy the 1st jacket if it wont do anything in a slid? I wear a leather jacket when ever i ride and put a cheap waterproof jacket over the top when it rain.
IgorKoudinov (1 year ago)
Ahh! That last jacket seemed so perfect but it's $500! Noooo!
Steve Pritula (1 year ago)
I'm so disappointed that the River Road Laughlin jacket is discontinued. It looks so good! Is so inexpensive, and has great armour! You wouldn't happen to know of anything similar?
Jason Ellis (1 year ago)
how tall and heavy are you 😁😁
Nelson Salazar (1 year ago)
hey where can I find the River Road Laughlin Jacket ??????????????????
FortNine (1 year ago)
Been discontinued! The same company is now making the Black Brand Street Team though (https://fortnine.ca/en/black-brand-street-team-jacket) and it's almost identical. ~RF9
waist 50-53in and chest 60in
is there any of the jackets that you have reviewed in 5 and up xl in size?
Robert Stewart (1 year ago)
Ugh you kilt me at "540 bucks..." @[email protected]
Erik Milender (1 year ago)
where can I get a small river road laughlin jacket in black????
Robert Giggie (1 year ago)
you sold me loland I actually will take some high grit sand paper and polish them off. unfortunately there's little I can do about the stupid stitched in one.I did notice the upgrade to D3Othank you for the response about the liner, I live in Michigan so its a pity it's more windproof than thermal.
FortNine (1 year ago)
Yeah I have done a review, unfortunately we haven't published it yet! You're right - the skulls are stupid. Also the liner is different... it's one of those windproof shells. Has the same effect for adding some water resistance as the old liner, plus it actually folds down into one of the jacket pockets since it's super thin. To be honest I like the new liner as much as the old one... you'll just have to wear a sweater underneath for cold weather but that's no big deal. The other big benefit is that the Street Team has better armour than the Laughlin (D3O all around). If it were me, I'd get the Street Team and take a file to those damn buttons. ~RyanF9
Robert Giggie (1 year ago)
is it possible to do a review on it sometime?
Robert Giggie (1 year ago)
but is it as good? the Laughlin is exactly what im looking for in a jacket.I hate that the black brand put those stupid skulls on the jacket.also the liner looks different, is it still plastic lined?
FortNine (1 year ago)
They're hard to find nowadays, as River Road got replaced with a new brand called Black Brand. But the Black Brand Street Team is almost identical: https://fortnine.ca/en/black-brand-street-team-jacket ~RyanF9
Carolina Danna (1 year ago)
Love your videos! But I wish there was a woman's riding gear version too!
lol beginner (1 year ago)
i think looking like a stormtrooper is better
Ñævïñ (1 year ago)
Did you checkout japanese Komine brand?They have lot of protection and offer great value
Mitchell Burt (1 year ago)
people over here being trolls and sarcastically asking his height and weight, but its review details like that - that would have people complaining when they bought an item and it didn't fit because they had no reference point.. my best guess, the reason he says he height and weight each time is because hes doing a review on each jacket and there are quick jump points in the description that maybe people are doing research on each jacket and don't care about the other items. So its nice to see the attention to detail here when doing reviews. go Canada eh! NS boy here RyanF9 ! keep up the reviews and good work! subbed.
Jack May (1 year ago)
I'm sensing he's 6'3 and 175 pounds
Liam Mahoney (5 months ago)
He knows because he's 6'3 and weighs 175 pounds
johnsc14 (5 months ago)
Man that’s skinny. He must have to run around in the shower to get wet.
AHB (6 months ago)
Jack May how do you know? :/
Travis E (1 year ago)
Finally a motorcycle gear review guy that's built like me! Which is to say not built, lol.
Ronen Beniaminov (1 year ago)
how is spidi? i am thinking buying their tex with protectors jacket
Big Bang Duke (1 year ago)
Hey Ryan, great video again. I to live in Montreal. Im seriously considering the Klim Jackets as an all around coat (touring, commuting). I want to invest in ONE good jacket (with eventually) pants for 3 seasons riding. I'm hesitating between Klim induction and Klim overland. I'm ok with layering, but there's only so much you can take off/put on too. Do you have any recommandation that would fit a daily commute for hot mid-July days when stuck on Decarie Highway and some cold spring/fall touring?
FortNine (1 year ago)
Hey thanks for watching! Between the two, I'd probably take the Overland. The Induction is a great jacket, but with the waterproof liner under the mesh layer, it will never be very warm in wet spring or fall weather. However, if it were my choice, I'd probably take the Olympia Dakar 2 over both those jackets (https://fortnine.ca/en/olympia-dakar-2-jacket). It's one of the few legitimate "do-it-all" jackets. Huge mesh panels (not vents.. *panels*) for July rush hour on Decarie, a waterproof layer that can be worn over *or* under the jacket, and a full thermal liner as well. If you asked me to pick ONE good jacket, that'd be it. ~RyanF9
Anna Kozlova (1 year ago)
Hello guys, do you plan to add videos for woman riders eventually? I like to watch your videos. They are really informative and fun.
Carter Jr (1 month ago)
FortNine 1 yr ago. Here’s a reminder.
Matt Rez (1 year ago)
yashika mishra judging from the videos he's released here, Ryan does all of the presenting and reviewing from his personal experience. I think it's less about not wanting to do female reviews. They just don't have a female in fort 9 that is as thorough and talented as a reviewer as Ryan here.
yashika mishra (1 year ago)
FortNine still waiting for some videos for woman motorcycle gear. if you already have, can you please share the links? thanks!
FortNine (1 year ago)
Hey Anna! Yes, we do. ~RyanF9
Hunter x craft (1 year ago)
How tall and how much do u way again?
Paintballer (1 year ago)
FortNine I know I'm late it did that second one have a removable liner or was that thermal thing permanent?
FortNine (1 year ago)
6'3, 175lbs. ~RyanF9
Julian Honoré (1 year ago)
You're severely deprived.
Bakeneko Zero (1 year ago)
Can you do a review on the Crave For Ride jackets.
I'm a fan and I'm planning on buying my first motorcycle jacket. I live in The Netherlands and I am planning on buying a Kawasaki z750 in the near future. I will be riding in 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) up to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). I already own a Alpinstars boot and gloves, but I was wondering what type of jacket would you advise me to get. P.S. Some brands are harder to come by/not sold over here)
FortNine (1 year ago)
Assuming Alpinestars is easy to get, check out the T-Jaws Air Jacket. Quite a versatile piece and not too expensive. The windproof liner should take you down to 19C no problem, but still plenty of airflow with the liner out for hot days. ~RyanF9
Nelson Salazar (2 years ago)
The River Road Laughlin Jacket HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED :(
Nelson Salazar (1 year ago)
Does anyone knows if you could get this jacket in small? If not, could someone recommend me a similar jacket for a 1.70 mts 155 pounds guy
FortNine (1 year ago)
Fear not! River Road has been replaced with Black Brand (it's Tucker's private label for cruiser gear, if you care to know). Long story short, the Black Brand Street Team is almost identical to the old Laughlin. https://fortnine.ca/en/black-brand-street-team-jacket ~RyanF9
toadamine (2 years ago)
you roll the hood up and use that little velcro tab to secure the "roll" to its mate on the jacket...
Bob Jefferson (2 years ago)
If you want a good jacket get a 5.11 sabre 2.0. It isn't armoured or anything but it looks good has lots of good vent lots of pockets room for layering and it has a big back pocket like the alpine stars so you could put in a back protector if you wanted
joghurt006 (2 years ago)
in Germany d3O was tested ... and it's not that good, like you would expected. http://www.motorradonline.de/motorradbekleidung/nachruest-protektoren-fuer-motorrad-bekleidung-im-test/358979
DH (1 year ago)
Thanks for that link. I was quite surprised by this.
alexbballboy (2 years ago)
I'm a bit bummed that the River Road Laughlin Jacket has been discontinued... :/
Jimmy Armour (1 year ago)
Saved me the search hahaWhat a bummer though I really wanted that jacket :(
alexbballboy (2 years ago)
FortNine (2 years ago)
Don't be! This one is almost identical: https://fortnine.ca/en/black-brand-street-team-jacket ~RyanF9
Joe G (2 years ago)
i dont wear a jacket just a teashirt lol
morgan given (2 years ago)
can an overlord resistance jacket hold up at highway speeds?
morgan given (2 years ago)
thanks man!
sharpbananas (2 years ago)
I had a slide at around 70mph using a mesh yoshimura jacket from pilot and it tore up...but it held up. I'd imagine most mesh/textiles will work to that extent
morgan given (2 years ago)
thank u! I ended up buying the overlord resistance jacket! was gunna buy leathers but as a new rider I dont know if its worth the price tag till later on
FortNine (2 years ago)
Yeah, should be fine. Icon's "Fighter Mesh" ain't the best in a slide, but the Overlord Resistance has enough hard parts and ballistic nylon to make up for it. ~RyanF9
galadriel99777 (2 years ago)
I have a Speed and Strength Mesh armored jacket that is wonderful for summer. Any suggestions for ladies (besides layering) on temp control jackets that are more understated?
kiwirider1050 (2 years ago)
leather all the way
David Gamble (2 years ago)
What is the brown jacket behind you?
FortNine (2 years ago)
It's my Icon Raiden DKR - highly recommended. I review it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl9pULvoHk0 ~RyanF9
dashcam Dog (2 years ago)
You need to build yourself up a bit. very good vid.
Matthew Calhoun (2 years ago)
thnx...again good info
250dirt boston (2 years ago)
I'm just kidding dude. because you said it with every jacket. great videos
250dirt boston (2 years ago)
what is your height and weight?
KILLNOVA (3 months ago)
There’s no way lol
FortNine (2 years ago)
6"3, 180lbs. ~RyanF9
Franz (2 years ago)
Dress for the slide not the ride .
Roberto Commander (5 months ago)
ATGATT broooooooo
Kyle Wynne (1 year ago)
Which is fine if you only use your MC for country commuting, I do urban and suburban commuting.....so would rather not look like a spaz in public while getting some decent protection, a necessary compromise so that I can ride close to daily and not look like a no1 target for thieves and mockery
Scar On 2 Wheels (1 year ago)
Franz704 words to live by
Gavin Mingo (1 year ago)
Franz704 ok
Pinkman (1 year ago)
OspreyBravo18 (2 years ago)
What's wrong with looking like a storm trooper?
Collin Blake (4 months ago)
OspreyBravo18 here I have 70%+ humidity all year round and now the temp is about 94-96. I haven’t been wearing a jacket, but I bought the the scorpion influx. I hope it stays cool.
Jodog (1 year ago)
OspreyBravo18 i think just going to work or school i guess
Xartim (1 year ago)
yep i have crashed with fully decked out protection and i could walk away from it like it was nothing. i would have been in hospital if i would only wear regular or "comfy" cloths.
Arden Kroesbergen (2 years ago)
+Noah Calhoun isn't that a good thing? 😂
Noah Calhoun (2 years ago)
if you look like a stormtrooper you cant hit anything.
Rexczi (2 years ago)
Im just keep using my jacket.. A Tierra for 300$
Gerald L (2 years ago)
Aw, the Laughlin isn't in stock in my size. Bummer.
Brent Brooks (2 years ago)
+Gerald L the Laughlin is actually discontinued, so size availability is going to be limited. Speed & Strength have a few jackets in the same price range with a similar understated style, though. There's also a handful of similar jackets from RSD and Alpinestars, but who wants to spend $400 on a glorified Carhartt.
Clive Robertson (2 years ago)
Fantastic video, Ryan! Quick question because I'm a little curious; and I suppose this goes for all of the products you review. Do you only review products that F9 carries? If so, are there any product lines you'd like to review that F9 doesn't carry? I'm just wondering if potentially being restricted with what you can review would change any of your recommendations. This doesn't just go for the jackets in this review, but for all product lines.
FortNine (2 years ago)
Hey Clive! Great question ... the answer is yes and no. I can review anything I like, whether F9 carries it or not. But I'm WAY more familiar with gear that we carry. It's the difference between taking a short stroll through our warehouse to grab something, versus pestering a manufacturer to send me a sample. Plus dealing with manufacturers is annoying, because if you tell the truth about a shitty product they might not lend you anything in the future. Having said that, there are definitely a few brands / products that I wish I had better access to (and would probably include in my videos if I did). Mitas tires, Speed and Strength, Shark helmets... ~RyanF9
james stehle (2 years ago)
the orange/black alpinestar jackets, hood rolls down on its self and folds in behind collar
james stehle (2 years ago)
it *should* roll into itself lol....great reviews btw, helped me make a lot of tough decisions on helmets and gloves. jacket is the hardest choice to make
FortNine (2 years ago)
THANK YOU. Will try. ~RyanF9
Elkgrove FZ-09 (2 years ago)
Can you do a best budget jacket video?
Jim Rhodes (2 years ago)
found the fulmer on Ebay for 60 bucks. been hunting around and looking for any positive posts about it.. yours is appreciated...
Yank, on the throttle (2 years ago)
+FortNine check out the Fulmer Supertrak. It's a great budget mesh jacket with CE armor. It saved my skin.
FortNine (2 years ago)
Just ordering products for that video now, actually. ~RyanF9
1990 (2 years ago)
The whole concept of street clothes is problematic, be they jackets, boots or whatever. There's no doubt that these garments are less protective than more heavy duty kit, but it's in cities you have the accidents. Here's a statistic from Britain: 93 per cent of all motorcycle accidents occur less than three miles from the riders' homes. Here's another: 93 or so per cent of all motorcyclists' injuries are lower limb. It makes you think, doesn't it? From my own personal experience, I almost lost my left foot following an accident in London in 2007. I was wearing low-cut boots which were forced down below my ankle which was crushed. I'm fine, but when I go shopping on the B-King or Ulysses, I wear my vented race boots, armoured jeans and a proper jacket. Another great video, though. You have a new convert.
Cisium (2 months ago)
"I almost lost my left foot following an accident..." Pro-tip: don't follow accidents.
1990 (2 years ago)
Thanks, Ryan. It was a longtime ago. Keep on with the excellent reviews.
FortNine (2 years ago)
You have a very solid point there. Glad to hear you've recovered alright from the accident! ~RyanF9
Taimur Qavi (2 years ago)
mike chang of motorcyles
killik1 (2 years ago)
You forgot the Bellstaff jackets, good looking products and people won't even notice it's a motorcycle jacket when you wear them.
Paul Witham (2 years ago)
Paul Witham (2 years ago)
Here is what mine looks like:
Paul Witham (2 years ago)
Zillatownt....here you go then. You can't find better protection than this and all the air hits you and it's as light as a feather. It protects your neck, chest, shoulders, elbows,shoulder blades, back, and wrists....it's amazing and it gives you great protection and you don't roast in it.
Paul Witham (2 years ago)
Hi Ryan, My favorite is the Dainese Mesh Armour Jacket I bought....it's absolutely  the best ventilated jacked I've ever worn. Mainly because it's all mesh and the armour in it is fanstastic . The back armour has aluminum honeycomb sandwiched between ventilated hard plastic type material. Anywhere you would slide on the asphalt is covered with high grade protective armour....it's a fabulous piece of protection and great for those 85 degree humid days....All my leather and textile jacket have been moved to the back of my closet now. I think it was the Wave model....
Robinrides (2 years ago)
I know you guys are a Canadian company but I live in Florida in the US. I like watching your videos but it's like 110 degrees Fahrenheit here for 8 months out of the year. I haven't seen anything on this channel so far that I could even wear haha. But I'll still keep watching I like to see all the different gear.
Milho (2 years ago)
+FortNine same thing for me!!! I used to live in Canada and the videos makes me miss a lot of this marvelous country. In a good way. On top of that, I'm also 6,3 and my bike is the exact same red vstrom 1000. However, I'm in Brazil. Thousand degrees here for like eight months a year. I'm looking forward for the summer gear!! Love your channel, Ryan. Awesome reviews, great editing, good job.
Robinrides (2 years ago)
+FortNine YES!
FortNine (2 years ago)
Haha yeah, a bit different from Canada then. We've got more hot-weather gear videos around the corner, so hopefully I'll make a few Florida-ish choices soon. ~RyanF9
Dualsport Hooligan (2 years ago)
great work man, someday you are gone have a million subscribers if you keep putting out content like all these videos. very impressive
Dualsport Hooligan (2 years ago)
so many fantastic videos
Derek Drake (2 years ago)
Keep these vids coming Ryan - good job

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