Transit 2 Jacket
- Product Review (submitted on March 27, 2014):
- I went big on my first purchase from Aerostich and purchased the Transit jacket. It's unparalleled waterproof-ness, underarm vents, tasteful styling, and availability in a tall size, sold me. I've waffled back and forth since receiving the jacket about whether or not I'd made the right decision to spend so much money. But I have to admit- the more I wear the jacket, the better it gets. I wanted it to fit like a glove right out of the box but as can be expected, the leather seems to have required a break-in period. The collar of the jacket dug into my Adam's apple in a disconcerting manner on my first ride and it seemed to bunch and lightly pinch in my underarms even though I ride in a generally upright position on my VFR. I was concerned the "long" size I ordered my not have been right but the sleeve length is perfect (my arms are very long for my height) and the jacket sits perfectly below my waist. I've since left the collar partially unzipped to allow the leather to soften and bend to my shape with good success. The jacket becomes more supple with each ride and is beginning to feel "custom", after only a couple hundred miles. The jacket is absolutely waterproof, as tested by my 25 mile (one way) highway commute in Pacific NW spring rains. I've dropped an entire layer from my torso thanks to the jacket's windproof properties. Even when the temperature is in the mid 30's, a t-shirt and long-sleeved fleece keep me comfortable at 75 mph. It'll be interesting to test the Transit's summer breathability with the aide of the added pit zips. As for it's winter capabilities, it's rock solid and only getting better. I'm looking forward to the Transit conforming even further to my fit.