This jacket right here…this is the Vigilante from Xelement. It’s named the Vigilante because it breaks all the rules, fights crime, lives in a cave and solves mysteries. It also has a nicer car than you and hangs around with beautiful women whenever you’re not out riding. Yes, it’s fair to say that this jacket has an all around better life than you. After all, it’s free to break all the rules, and you (and us here at LeatherUp) have to go the speed limit, not lane split (except the lucky guys in CA) and generally follow all helmet laws. The Xelement Vigilante riding jacket, though? The only rule it follows is: be bad ass.
Whenever this jacket isn’t pretending to be idling in your closet, though, it enjoys nothing more than being strapped onto your back and offering you the benefits of one of our thickest, most comfortable new jackets to come along in years. Stitched together from the finest cowhide leather, that itself came from cows that fought in gladiator combat like in that one Russell Crowe movie (not really), this jacket turns even the safest, most tame rider into an outlaw in just the length of time it takes to zip up the front.
The leather is abrasion-resistant, and coming in at just 1.2mm, it’s also still incredibly light and flexible. Additionally, there is Level 3 and CE armor all over this bad boy, offering protection in the areas that matter most — namely the elbows and back.
Do you want to be seen at night? You better. Because otherwise cagers will just come all up on you and try and take this jacket themselves. The envy car drivers have for the Xelement Vigilante jacket can be felt all the way through their car’s cushy suspensions and vibrating…seats. That’s why the Vigilante jacket has reflective piping on the front and back sections of the jacket, making you stand out just enough to be noticed, but not enough to take away the mysterious nature this jacket exudes.
In addition to all the other great attributes we’ve mentioned, the jacket also comes with two liners: one zip-out polyester, quilted liner, as well as a non-removable polyester mesh liner. Additionally, there are some wonderfully placed, perforated panels underneath the arms to give you even more airflow while riding, without taking away any of the safety features this jacket is literally packed to the seems with.
The Xelement Vigilante jacket starts off at just $179.95 direct from us, even though the list prices is well over $200 dollars! All you have to do now is go to this page, select the right size, and this jacket will take wing and fly itself to your doorstep (with a little help from your one of our favorite shipping companies) in three days or less (if you live in the lower 48 states).
That’s it from us and this B.A. jacket for now. Until next time, remember that not all jackets are created equally. And this one will gladly beat up any lesser jackets it comes across.