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MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 most stylish summer jackets

More than 12,000 of you have given us your opinions on the kit you use and the bikes you ride in the MCN Biking Britain survey.

This week, we’re focusing on how stylish your jackets are.

Here's the top ten most stylish summer jackets, as rated by you:    


1. Alpinestars RC-1 £369.95
The RC-1 has soft foam external mesh padding to improve ventilation as well as bolster the protective features of the jacket along with CE shoulder and elbow armour and multi-stitch seams. It has a removable thermal vest, an aerodynamic hump and a pre-curved sporting shape.


2. Dainese Lucky Pelle £349.99 (MCN Shop – £262.49)
One of the best retro-look jackets around, the Lucky has a vintage cowhide construction. It has a completely removable thermal liner, removable CE shoulder and elbows protectors and a jacket-to-pant fastening zip. There are adjustments on the wait and the collar for a closer fit.


3. Dainese Vintage Pelle £389.99
The main leather construction of the Vintage jacket is distressed piece-dyed vintage cowhide. The shoulders and elbows are protected with CE armour, there’s a zip to fit jeans to the jacket and adjustments for a closer fit at the hips and neck. Retro logos complete the old-school look.


4. Dainese Arizona £349.99
Another retro designed Dainese jacket that’s actually a new garment as of the start of 2009. It’s fitted with removable CE approved armour in the shoulders and elbow sections, has stretch panels to make movement more comfortable and easy, zip-open vents and a removable thermal liner.


5. Dainese Delmar £469.99
Retro looks and race track technology are combined with the Delmar – an aerodynamic racing-style speed hump features alongside classic styling. It’s got CE armour in the shoulders and elbows and external hard plastic shoulder inserts. The lining is a bubble liner and is removable.


6. Dainese Santa Monica Pelle £429.99
As well as internal CE armour at the shoulders and elbows, the Santa Monica has external shoulder sliders as found on the brands top race suits. There’s also a small aerodynamic hump on the back, stretch inserts and a jacket-to-pant zip. The thermal liner is removable.


7. Dainese Newsan Pelle £379.99
The Newsan features Dainese’s latest bubble liner that’s been developed by the likes of Valentino Rossi. It comes with CE armour and a pocket for a back protector. There are large stretch panels for better movement, side vents and reflective inserts for night riding.


8. Alpinestars MX-1 £429.95
Just like the top of the range Alpinestars race suits, this top-spec jacket has the same A’stars exclusive and patented external thermoplastic shoulder protectors. It also has CE armour internally, a Moto-GP profile aerodynamic race hump, a removable thermal vest and perforated cooling panels.


9. Arlen Ness LJ-3177 £274.99 (MCN Shop - £192.49)
This jacket has now been officially superseded in the Arlen Ness range, but it’s still available in some stores in the UK. It’s made from premium grade cowhide, comes with CE armour as standard and this retro-cool design.


10. Dainese Stripes £339.99 (MCN Shop - £379.99)
The Stripes is another retro-classic jacket in the Dainese range with a more casual fashion finish. The main construction is vintage cowhide and has all the riding protection of CE internal armour, a thermal liner and venting to keep the rider cool. There’s a jacket-to-pant fastening for leather jeans, too.


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