Aether Apparel Rally Jacket Preview
Full review added here: https://onlytwowheels.com/gear/aether-rally-jacket-review/
Yes, I am normally an Aerostich guy but I wanted something that can be worn off the bike, on a plane for a fly-and-ride and so on. Aerostich is great on the bike but not so great if you want to get off the bike and walk around but don’t have the room to stuff the suit in your panniers.
Although some riders knock Aether gear for being “too fashionable” or expensive this is serious motorcycle kit; heavy abrasion resistant fabric, D3O CE level 1 armor at the shoulders and elbows, CE level 2 back protector, heavy-duty stitching, back and armpit vents and a lifetime warranty. Checking the jacket out in person you’ll find the price is really reasonable for what you are getting.
Full review forthcoming, after I get some miles on it and an overnight trip, but after just trying it on and handling it I wouldn’t hesitate to head out on a multi-month motorcycle trips taking this as my only jacket for both on and off the bike.