Pilot's New Slate Air Jacket

An affordable utilitarian summer riding jacket.

Pilot Slate Air Jacket Front
The Pilot Slate Air jacket is made of lightweight 210-denier Micro Mesh with stronger 600-denier panels at shoulders and elbows.Pilot

The summer months are upon us, but just because the temperatures are rising doesn't mean we shouldn't observe ATGATT. With that in mind, Pilot Motosport has just released a new mesh riding gear: the Slate Air Jacket. The Slate offers surprising amounts of utility for a jacket in this price range.

Pilot Slate Jacket Armor
The Slate Air features removable CE approved micro cellular PU armor in elbows and shoulders.Pilot

Constructed of 210-denier Micro Mesh for breathability and 600-dennier panels at shoulders and elbows with triple and double stitched seams for increased strength, the Slate Air Jacket has removable CE approved micro cellular PU armor in elbows and shoulders that is impact-absorbing and -dispersing. The stock back pad can be upgraded to the Pilot Core T2 CE approved back pad, for increased spinal protection.

Pilot Slate Air Jacket Collar
A rolled neoprene collar is kind to the neck.Pilot

A rolled neoprene collar prevents discomfort on the neck and unrestricted airflow. Pilot’s exclusive Red Tab visibility system allows pockets and attachment points to be easily seen in low light conditions, while 3M Scotchlite "Dark" Strips increase nighttime visibility.

Pilot Chest Protector and Breast Pocket
An optional chest protector can be purchased for additional safety. Pilot's exclusive Red Tab visibility system highlights the breast pocket opening and attachment loop.Pilot

The basic concept behind the Slate jacket was to take Pilot's successful Direct Air mesh jacket, and boil it down to its most basic essence. Pilot realized that many riders wanted comfort, ventilation and unparalleled protection, but were turned off by excessive logos or race styling. To address this, the Slate jacket makes its debut in only one color - black - and retails for a very affordable $99. Considering that price, the Slate carries with it the same level of quality craftsmanship and dedication to proper moto-apparel design principles as Pilot's top-tier racing suits and highly reviewed street offerings.

Pilot Slate Jacket Back
The Slate comes in one color: black. And with minimal logo visibility, its understated style is versatile and utilitarian.Pilot

With such an affordable utilitarian jacket like the Pilot Slate Air jacket available, there is no excuse to ride without gear, even on these hot summer days! Check out the Slate at pilotmotosport.com .