Product review: DXR Charlize jacket

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One year on and I'm still loving my DXR Charlize leather jacket. 

Made from soft and supple leather, this well-priced jacket comes with CE approved armour at the shoulder, elbow and back. It was comfortable from first wear and with zips at the hip, there's ample space for curvaceous bottoms.

At 5’10” tall and size 12, I’m not petite by any means and often find it difficult to get jackets that are long enough in the body and sleeves. This is not the case with this jacket - the body doesn’t ride up to leave any irritating gaps and the sleeves are comfortable with my arms outstretched to reach handlebars.


It comes with a bulky thermal liner, as with most of my jackets and I removed this upon first wear, favouring a micro fleece layer instead. There are plenty of pockets, including three on the inside and two, zipped, external ones. There’s ample space to carry a mobile, wallet and house keys and it comes with some pretty, feminine, touches and quilted panels at the shoulder and hips. There’s also diamante gems on the cuffs.

Price £229.99

Quality 5 Stars

Value 5 Stars

Here's what I thought after the first two months...

Alison Silcox modelling the DXR Charlize jacket

I've tested this DXR Charlize leather jacket (RRP £229.99) for two months, covering 2000 miles.

Here's how I got on...

What’s good?

I’ve never received so many compliments for the look of an item of motorcycle clothing in all my years of biking. This well- priced jacket is made from soft and supple leather and didn’t need any breaking in from first wear. It’s got the looks of a smart, casual leather jacket but with the added benefit of CE-approved armour at the shoulders, elbow and back. I’m 5ft 10in tall and not a petite and delicate lady, so I often have difficulty finding motorcycle clothing but this jacket is great.

Designed to be worn with riding jeans, it is long enough to avoid that irritating little gap which often occurs between jacket and jeans waistband when riding. Also, the sleeves don’t ride up when arms are outstretched to reach handlebars. There are zips at the hip to give a little extra space around curvy bottoms. You also get a thermal liner, as with all jackets, this was removed at first wear because I prefer to wear a thin fleece rather than the bulk of an integral liner. I particularly like the attention to detail with quilted stitching on

What’s not so good?

It’s unusual for me to write such a positive review but there really isn’t anything I can find to fault this jacket, it’s fab.

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Alison Silcox

By Alison Silcox

Office Manager and centre of the MCN universe.