Spidi Intercruiser H2Out Jacket

How the heck is this jacket under $400?

I have been a big fan of just about everything I have tried out from Spidi. Materials used are always the highest quality, and attention to detail is never spared. So when I saw the new Intercruiser Jacket, with its full venting systems, removable and not-dorky-tehnical insulated layer, padding in the elbows and shoulders, I could only ask myself how the heck they managed to keep this under $400, when other jackets similar cost well upwards of $700.

Well, Spidi developed a "peculiar," new high tenacity polyester fabric in their test labs. We're assuming that this development, as opposed to using patented technologies like Kevlar and Gore-tex, helped them save a bundle in materials, which then saves you on this wicked jacket.

Spidi H2Out
The full-kit of the Intercruiser H2Out jacket includes a combination of ALU-PRO H2OUT GLOVES and the THUNDER H2OUT PANTSSpidi

As often as we in the cruiser world tend to shy away from hi-viz apparel, it definitely serves its purpose. Luckily, however, that isn't your only option in this kit. Black on yellow, black on grey, or my old favorite black on black options are available.

Being an “allarounder” jacket, Intercruiser H2Out features a variety of ventilations on torso and arms, to provide the riders with the maximum airflow in hotter conditions. Meanwhile the E.S.T. Ergonomic Safety Tuning closure on the neck, the velcro adjustments on hips and arms and the fastening system on the wrists allow a fine adjustments to the body of the rider.

On the inside, we find a removable H2OUT waterproof and breathable membrane and the innovative Thermo Liner, with its special removable attachments that allow this quilt to be worn as a stand alone down jacket, without looking nearly as technical as the garment really is.

Spidi H2Out
The insulation layer just looks like a good quilted jacket, not the technical layer it isSpidi

Safety Features:

  • Arrangement for back protector CE Lev. 1 Z53
  • Arrangement for back protector CE Lev.1 Z54
  • Force-Tech removable protectors CE certified EN 1621-1:2012 shoulder and elbows protectors
  • Arrangement for back protector CE Lel. 2 Z147
  • Arrangement for back protector CE Lev. 2 Z167
  • Arrangement for holding CE (Lev. 2) back protector

Comfort Features:

  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable H2Out garment
  • Removable lining with wadding 100 gr.
  • Removable 2°layer H2Out lining

Performace Features:

  • Step in Clothing: layered clothing system
  • Vents
  • 3 jackets in 1: outer layer, H2Out membrane and quilted lining
  • Average weight 2,0 Kg
  • Resealable vented panels

Ergonomy Features:

  • Adjustable waist fastening
  • Straps to adjust and fasten CE protectors
  • Adjustable drawstring tightening
  • Adjustment and EST fastening

Materials:

  • High tenacity polyester fabric
  • Reflex zones for night-riding
  • Punched mesh fabric
  • Elasticized fabric
  • Softcell: elastic multilayer fabric

Sizes: M – 4XL
Colors: Black, Black/Yellow Fluo, Black/Grey
Price: North America: $379.90 – Europe: €299.90

For more info, check out Spidi.com

Spidi Intercruiser
Spidi Intercruiser Jacket in Black/ BlackSpidi