Dainese 8 Track Perforated Jacket
- Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1 Standard
- Jacket certified to CE – Cat. II – prEN 17092
- Pocket for G1 or G2 back protector (sold separately)
- Artemide refined full-grain cowhide leather
- Cowhide suede inserts
- Perforated panels
- Jacket-to-jeans connection loop
- Neck adjustment
- Wrists adjustment
- Removable thermal liner can be used separately
- TF: TechFrame internal liner
- 2 inner pockets
- 2 outer pockets
- 2 pockets on removable liner
Note About Shipping: Items that show an availability of “Same Day” are physically located in our Lubbock TX warehouse and will ship on the same day as ordered if you order by 2 p.m. central on a weekday (or the next working day if ordered after 2 p.m central.)
Items showing “3-5 Days” will ship as soon as we receive the item from the Dainese US distribution system which can range from one to four weeks. The Dainese US distributor relies on inventory in their US warehouse as well as inventory overseas. Unfortunately their system is not capable of giving us a more accurate real-time estimate . If you are concerned about the shipping time on any particular item showing “3-5 Day” availability, please reach us using the Customer Service link here on our website, otherwise, we’ll assume you are OK with the longer time frame for delivery.
We measured a selection of these jackets and also tried them on our Fit Check mannequins Huey and Dewey to see how they fit. Huey is wearing a Euro 54 and Dewey is in a 58 which both look great.
This product is sold in European sizes. Generally speaking, the US chest size in inches is equivalent to roughly 10 points less than the European jacket size. Example: a 56 Euro jacket is similar to a size 46/XL men’s US size. But since this jacket style runs a bit more snugly, we recommend buying one size larger, add about 11 points to your US chest size to get the right Euro size. I’d suggest you measure yourself with a tape and get your chest size and belly size, then use the size chart to pick the smallest size jacket that will be big enough for both your chest and belly using the chart below. Approximate US alpha sizes are also listed in the chart so you can check if the jacket size you choose is the same alpha size as you normally wear in men’s clothing.
I’d call the overall cut of this jacket “sport casual”. It is meant to fit snug, but it doesn’t taper nearly as much as sport/race jackets. The difference between the max chest and max belly is about 2”-3”. With sport/race jackets the “drop” from chest to waist will be more like 4” to 8” depending on the model. The overall fit if this style is much more forgiving and will fit a wider range of body types.
Sizing tips for upgrading armor: If you plan to add a back protector add 1” to your measured chest/belly size before using the size chart.
|Euro Size||Max Chest (inches)||Max Belly (inches)||Approx US Alpha Size|
Our Two Cents
Dainese says: The 8-track tape may be obsolete, but the Dainese 8-Track Perforated Leather Jacket might as well be a subscription streaming service coming out of wireless speakers. Artemide refined full-grain cowhide leather gives the 8-Track Jacket an old school sheen with modern day robustness. Leather perforations provide a bit of air-flow at speed. CE armor at the elbows and shoulders along with specific design features allow the jacket to meet CE – Cat. II – prEN 17092 certification. Slide in an optional back protector (sold separately) to upgrade the impact protection. A removable thermal liner allows you to stretch the 8-Track into cooler temperatures and can even be used as a separate mid-layer. The Dainese 8-Track Perforated Jacket is is named after some tech from the 60s, but its function is as state of the art as it gets for motorcycle gear.