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Basilisk Jacket

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The Basilisk is our waterproof/breathable enduro-touring kit, for long-distance, multi-day trips through primarily offroad terrain. It combines super-premium materials with clean lines and minimalist design. With an articulated fit for freedom of motion and easy layering, the Basilisk is designed to work with separate body armor for superior protection and versatility. It packs smaller than a traditional ADV jacket, for stashing on the back of the bike when things get hot.

The Basilisk is incredibly waterproof and incredibly breathable. The body fabric is a highly abrasion-resistant eVent Expedition 3-layer, using eVent’s proprietary direct venting technology. It’s waterproof to 30,000mm on the water column (100 feet of water pressure), with an MVTR of 10,000 g/m/d, .06cfm air permeability, and DWR. It’s the only waterproof moto jacket on the market that also has air permeability, plus it has the highest waterproof ratings of any moto jacket we’ve ever seen.

In high abrasion areas like the shoulders, back, and elbows, we added SuperFabric ceramic platelets on a 600D waterproof/breathable base, sewn as an overlay on the main body eVent for added strength. With double-layer fabric, you can crash repeatedly and still stay dry. Our zippers are top-of-the-line water repellent YKK Vislon Aquaguard: they won’t clog with dust and grime, and they’re easy to operate one-handed with gloves.

The Basilisk jacket is our full-throated endorsement of separate body armor for extended enduro-touring trips, where integrated armor is a pain. If you’ve never used separate body armor, here are the reasons we love it:

  • Temperature Management: Riding hard in a hot climate with separate armor, you can remove your jacket without losing your protection. On a hot day riding offroad in the desert, taking your jacket off is a game-changer.
  • Impact Protection: Separate armor has better coverage, and holds the pads closer to your body, so they’re exactly where they need to be in a crash. Armor pads suspended loosely in the hanging liner of a motorcycle jacket are insufficient for riding offroad.

The jacket that accomplishes its mission with the least features, is best. That’s the Basilisk. It’s light, nimble, and breathable, with the basic pockets and vents you need and nothing else. We eliminated hanging liners entirely, reducing weight, bulk, and heat. There are two external and two internal pockets, with six substantial vents placed strategically for maximum airflow.

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  • eVent Expedition 3-Layer fabric with Direct Venting™ technology
  • 30k/10k with 0.06 cfm air permeability
  • Double-layer Super Fabric® abrasion panels on elbows, shoulders, and back
  • Articulated anatomical fit
  • Fully taped construction with 20 mm seam taping
  • Reflective logos
  • 4 pockets (2 internal, 2 external)
  • 6 mesh lined vents with flow-through venting
  • Cohaesive® embedded hem & collar adjustment
  • Dirt skirt internal weather seal with silicone gripper elastic
  • Gusseted adjustable hook and loop closure cuffs
  • YKK waterproof Vislon® zippers
  • High performance DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
  • 3L eVent fabric with Direct Venting™ Expedition technology
  • 100% Nylon 70d x 160d face fabric, With 20d nylon tricot backer, 219g/sqm
  • Super Fabric® abrasion panels: 600d polyester with ceramic plating
  • Ax suede synthetic suede collar lining & chin guard
  • YKK Aquaguard® Vislon® zippers

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Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
Simply the Best

Fit - Material - Functionality - price- service : Best in the World. .
Basilisk Jacket : outstanding performer . Only the collar needs
To be designed ...thx MM

Well done Mosko !

Coming from a mountaineering background, I am used to high quality ultralight gear, Arc’teryx being my favorite brand. I HATE heavy and bulky gear, so for me a jacket like Klim’s badland is a nightmare. But mountaineering shells are not tough enough for the places where I ride (unpleasant vegetation with lots of spines) and my kind of riding (or poor skills, it depends). So in the end my shells – and my Klim Traverse – are full of ductape…

The Basilisk jacket is very well thought and very well made. It is waterproof, breathable and it vents very well, as expected. It is light and not bulky considering its toughness. I can ride in the forest without being scared of everything destroying me or my apparel apparel, and when I go down I don’t even think about it.

It has the right high quality fabrics at the right spots (superfabric is amazingly durable). And the right number and kind of features (pockets, vents etc.). And a great adjustable fit (whatever protection and layers you wear under I always feel good).

The ONLY downside I can find is the collar: when you have a big neck as I do (probably too much headbanging in my youth), the front presses against my Adam’s apple so much that I have to leave it always a little bit open, which isn’t ideal in some bad conditions (but still ok). Maybe it need some work on the angle of the collar, or it needs to be wider.

Compared to the Klim Traverse, it nearly as light but it is WAY more durable (as durable as a Badland, for instance). And I would be a lot more confident crashing on the road in the Basilisk than in the Traverse.

I love the Basilisk so much I am also considering the Deluge for trips in places where waterproofness is only rarely needed. I will wait until the RAK anorak comes true, and until everything is avaiblable directly in Europe.

Great job Mosko Moto, thank you and keep up the good work !

Mosko Reckless 80L System


First trip impressions

Wire the new Jacket early December on a five day ride of the CaBDR. Previously using a revit sand jacket which I liked but wanted separate jacket and protective gear. I am on the edge between medium and large. Medium was too small once I had on my base layer and alpinestar protective gear so I moved up to the large which worked well but maybe a little big. I think if you are middle of the road size in either category it will fit great. Loved having the ability to lose the jacket in Death Valley and still have on all my gear. on cold mornings I could wear a fleece under layer and still had plenty of room to move comfortably. When you try on the jacket I highly suggest doing it with your cold weather gear on to make sure it still fits. Liked the jacket. Small thing but wish it had a external d ring to clip on my spot. Will be adding my own to it before next trip. Oh yes. The fabric really does vent well and love wearing full armor. Did not encounter rain so can’t comment on staying dry. Mosko continues to make great products.

I wish

I didn’t buy a jacket I bought side bags for my Africa twin At that time I was told the mounting hardware would take two weeks to get it has now been over a month and no one can tell me when they will be available so I have $850 sitting in a box in my garage with no eta of when I can use them

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