Belstaff is best known for its legendary Trialmaster, a full-length, heavy-duty 10oz waxed cotton coat with a zip-in quilted liner that is as intense as it is iconic.
But you’re looking for a lighter-weight workaround and don’t want (or think you can pull off) a full belted jacket, consider the all-new McGee.
Its half-belt design maintains all the benefits of the fully-belted Trialmaster (namely, keeping the wind out), but does so with an easier to approach aesthetic.
This lightweight textile option is still plenty capable of handling a little weather, thanks to an internal waterproof membrane backing up the inherent water repellency of a waxed cotton/nylon shell. And like all Besltaff Pure Moto jackets it comes with D3O armor that’s easily removable if you want to pack the jacket along on trips or just wear it around town on a rainy weekend.\
Brass vents under the arm help facilitate airflow throughout the jacket, and eyelets at the sleeve work as drains should any water penetrate the shell, where it will then be stopped by the internal waterproof membrane.
We’re not usually fans of heavy branding, but when you’ve been around for 95 years you get the nod, and the Belstaff logo is undeniably cool.
For more of Belstaff’s provenance in the motorcycle world, read our brief brand bio on the journal.
Or come in today to try one of these jackets on. Belstaff makes a hell of a jacket, but they’ve not quite figured out the distribution thing and we can only order these twice a year. That means once they’re gone it’ll be months before we can get them back, so don’t snooze or you’ll miss these hard-to-find jackets.