After taking so much from this great website I thought it about time I gave something back, so here is my brief review of the Tucano Urbano "Steve" jacket. A nod to Steve McQueen.
Item: Tucano Urbano "Steve" jacket
Links: I got mine from here http://ekmpowershop2.com/ekmps/shops/readspeed/tucano-urbano-giacca-steve-mens-jacket-2370-p.asp though they do sell them elsewhere. Mine is black but they also do a brown version. Full credit to Readspeed Scooters who delivered it next day and even included a Tucano Urbano wooden coat hanger.
Classic, short motorcycle and scooter jacket in wax cotton!
Outer shell in water-repellent, breathable, windstopper wax cotton canvas
Inner padding made of Polyester
Removable CE approved elbow and shoulder armours
Adjustable hips and sleeves
4 outer pockets + 2 inside pockets for carrying documents
Reflective safety bands
This is a slim fitting jacket. I'm usually a Medium (40" chest) but ordered the Large as per the advice on the website which fits me perfectly. Length-wise it goes down to just below the belt
The armour feels substantial and fits very well around the shoulders and elbow. It is not noticeably obvious that it has got armour in it when looking at it
The material is wax cotton canvas. Not sure how it would fair in an accident but it does feel quite substantial.
You could also easily wear it under a rain jacket if you wanted due to its slim fit.
The only reflective detail on it is a small logo on the back and a stripe on the collar (see photo) which is greyish colour rather than silver so is quite inconspicuous, apart from night time obviously.
I would prefer an inch or two extra length (familiar story!) but other than that I am really pleased with the jacket. Its a nice combination of style and safety. You could easily wear it on a night out (even with the armour still in it) as well as on your Scooter.
Overall I would highly recommend this jacket to anyone looking for a smart/casual jacket that doesn’t necessarily look like a biker jacket, has decent safety features and is a very reasonable price. I'm well chuffed with mine. I haven't worn it on the scooter yet but will update as soon as I do.
NOTE: I had previously bought the Corazzo Postale which although a nice jacket, I returned it due to the huge shoulder armour (made me look like Herman Munster/American Footballer/Cast member from Dynasty), ill fitting elbow armour and the dodgy 'concealed' reflective stripes on the back.
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