Macna Velocity textile jacket review

Review
Macna Velocity textile jacket

Overall SBS Rating 89 /100
Reviewed by: Andy Davidson
 ANDY DAVIDSON
Review Conditions
Mileage
2000
Seasons
Summer
Motorcycle
Yamaha XT660R

The Macna Velocity Jacket lets in so much air it’s like wearing a fishing net! Seriously, the ventilation is that good. The Velocity has been the perfect hot weather riding jacket through Southeast Asia and here’s why…

The majority of the jacket is made up of mesh panels and the entire lining is mesh too. It doesn’t have any vent openings because it just doesn’t need any.

The entire back is mesh and so are the inside arms and chest panels. The rest is polyester rip-stop material. The Macna is mesh inside and out so you can actually see through the jacket.

The Velocity isn’t packed full of features and isn’t an over-the-top adventure jacket either. It comes with basic Velcro adjusters on the waist and cuff.

Usually, I like a cuff that zips open to make sliding a glove inside the sleeve easier, but that’s not necessary with this jacket anyway. The collar is low, simple and allows your neck to breathe. There are two zipped hand pockets by the waist and one internal zipped pocket too.

The Macna is a surprisingly well-fitted garment despite only having two simple adjusters. It has one of those sleek Italian-style jacket shapes and hugs your body. For that reason I’d recommend going up a size. It’s a slim fit and if you’re after a jacket for seriously hot weather riding then the last thing you want is it gripping onto your skin. Give yourself some room and go up one size.

As you might have gathered already, this jacket is reserved for blisteringly hot days. If the mercury drops even a little bit, you’ll feel that wind chill biting at your chest, arms and back within seconds.

There’s only one point I can mark this jacket down for and that’s it’s lack of a back protector. It’s a pet peeve of mine that so many jackets don’t come with some form of back protection included as standard. The Velocity comes with shoulder and elbow protection only. You’ll need to buy a back protector insert separately.

The Macna Velocity is simple and focused and that’s why I love it. It has one job: to keep you cool – and it does that perfectly. If you’re after anything other than a hot weather jacket, though, this isn’t the one for you.

89/100
Textile jacket scores
  1. Fit & Comfort
  2. Protection
  3. Breathability
  4. Build Quality
  5. Features

Fit & Comfort

20/ 20
Lightweight, slim fit, lets in loads of air and is super comfortable in hot weather.

Protection

15/ 20
Shoulder and elbow protection are included, lightweight rip-stop material on the back of the arms, but the back protector needs to be purchased separately.

Breathability

20/ 20
Large mesh panels cover the jacket and do an excellent job of letting air flow through.

Build quality

19/ 20
In five months of wearing this jacket daily and harsh abuse it shows no signs of fraying or damage.

Features

15/ 20
It’s a shame to mark it down for lack of features because it has clearly been designed to do one job only. But it does distinctly lack any features.