Product review: Ducati Downtown leather jacket

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Time tested Three months 

What’s good?

It’s what jackets were like before they threw thermal linings, zip connectors, Velcro fasteners, humps and air vents into the mix – and I love it. Made by Dainese exclusively for Ducati, the fit is relaxed and its soft cowhide supremely comfortable. Old fashioned metal zips and poppers add a sense that this is a jacket for keeps, not just until the Velcro gets clogged up with dog hair, while it manages the trick of being light… but not too light. 


What’s not?

The level 2 armour is basic.

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Price £349

Quality 4/5
Value 4/5

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Tim Thompson

By Tim Thompson

Head of Content, former Bike magazine Editor, Nurburgring-lover