The Macna Chili Men's Motorcycle Jacket for men is a warm weather/summer riding jacket. Macna's Chili motorcycle jacket consists of a combination of abrasion-resistant Nylon in the impact zones with a 3-D mesh to increase the flow of air through the jacket.
The Macna Chili motorcycle jacket offers the protection of a true riding jacket on those days when heat is an issue. The 3-D mesh keeps the jacket off of the body and allows air to flow through as if you were not wearing motorcycle gear at all. This short jacket features a lengthened back panel that ensures complete coverage even when in riding position. Also featured are a connection zipper for attaching pants and arm and waist straps for a custom fit.
Macna riding gear is big on "safety through conspicuity". Macna has developed the "Side Eye" system that places reflective material which is visible from every viewing angle of the rider. Also available is a high-viz Vision Vest system that integrates with any of the Macna jackets.
Concerned about the rain? The Chili has an exterior collar zipper to accept the optional Macna Alert waterproof over-jacket.
The Chili jacket is a perfect match to the Men's Silicum Pants.
Macna Men's Chili Jacket
Cuff strap that slides the cuff together with a single action
|Arm Adjustment Straps
Width adjustment on the arms to keep the elbow protector in place
Externally placed strong bolted-on plastic hook to hang your coat
Knitted 3 dimensional mesh
Protectors adhering to the EN-1621-2 regulations
|Short Connection Zippers
A short connection zipper enables you to have a safe and wind tight connection between jacket and pants
Laminated reflective parts at the front and back upper parts of the jacket, with the emphasis on the side
|Vision Vest Prepared
Integrated preparation for mounting a Macna Visibility Vest
Small LED light which can be attached to the Velcro preparation at the back, just below the collar
Additional features / materials:
- Accepts the optional Macna Alert Water and Windproof Jacket
- Comfort lined collar
- Foam back protector included, replacement CE back protector available HERE
Macna sizing chart (Macna jackets are European sized, so consider ordering one size larger than normal)
Take a look at this video showing features found on many Macna motorcycle garments:
- Review by mmaynard
- Review by Dumisani
- Review by GreenGargoyle
Originally I wanted the hi-viz but after waiting many weeks with it being out of stock, I decided to switch my order to the 'night eyes' model, which arrived right away. While hi-viz might be a bit better in the day, the night-eye material is truly amazing after dark. It looks plain grey in the day but it becomes magically reflective after sundown. I wish there was hi-viz that was also 'night eye' capable, but hey, maybe in the future.
I really don't have any complaints about the cuffs, zipper, or anything. Love this jacket. I did upgrade to the CE level 2 back protection considering the marginal cost, and yes that better back protector is a big improvement versus the thin foam that comes with the base model. There is a standard-looking pouch in the back so I suppose if you wanted to go all out, you could even get one of the higher end back protectors from a different manufacturer and swap it in, but the "CE level 2" insert from Macna is a big bang for the small buck. (Posted on 7/7/14)
- Review by Dumisani