Back in Summer, 2018, I was introduced to Czech riding apparel maker, Trilobite. They were a new name to me when I was reviewing their 1860 Ton Up jeans last year despite the fact they have been around since 2012.
Having made their mark in Europe over the past few years I’m glad to see they are making strides to get their products into the US market. While their full lineup is not yet available here in the States, there are several pieces available through MotoNation which is currently the sole reseller here on this side of the pond.
Since that first jeans review (and second), I’ve become much more familiar with the company and recently received some new gear to review. Among the gear that landed at my door was a new addition to their jacket lineup. This jacket has the outer appearance of denim but the cut and style more suited towards sport / touring riders.
Frankly, I’m not a big fan of denim jackets for riding but once I had a look at the tags and felt the material of the jacket, I understood there was much more here than meets the eye. With that said let’s dig in.
The Trilobite Ace Jacket
Taking the Ace jacket out of the plastic and getting my hands on it I had the feeling that this wasn’t traditional cotton denim. It was a bit stiffer and smoother than I would have expected. It felt more like a technical textile based riding jacket which to me is a good thing.
The cut and style of the Ace jacket are very much like a modern textile sport riding jacket. There are two zippered chest pockets and two zippered hand-warmer pockets the latter of which are “slash cut” at a steep angle.
Inside the main zipper is …read more
Source:: Trilobite Ace Jacket Hands-On Review