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:
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.
Given the extremely high price of this jacket it's disappointing that I'm not writing a glowing review. The main problem for me is that the collar/zip design irritates my Adams apple to the extent that I can't ride with jacket zipped right up. I've had the jacket for 5 months and I could not rate this jacket any higher than 3 stars.
First long ride out on the CABDR this past weekend and jacket and pants were no less than PERFECT!! A few large water holes and a bit of rain with exactly zero water intrusion to my body. Pants have mucho room for any padding you need added and the huge vents helped a lot as I rode in desert conditions followed by some cold weather altitude riding in the local mountains on the way home. Lots of sand and deep washes = many "get offs" and time lying in the dirt. Pants and jacket lived up to the toughness. Nothing hurts this stuff!! Love you guys….excellent product….keep on doing what you do!!
I have used a lot of different gear, the Basilisks Jacket and Pants are well constructed and use great material without being too bulky. The fit was perfect for me I’m 6’,1” and 225lbs and order an XL jacket and 36 pants. I have seen bad reviews that this gear won’t hold up to a pavement slide. If you are riding a GS1200 and pavement pounding this is not your gear. This gear was made for the Bad Ass light weight Adventure rider. I would Highly recommend this to anyone who has a 800cc bike and smaller who wants to rally the dirt. In my opinion this gear could take a good hit on pavement and a lot of good hits in the dirt. I’m a guy that likes to wear my protective gear under my pants and jacket and this gear allowed plenty of room for that as I was expecting. Has great venting, pockets and leather inside the legs. I have used Klim’s Traverse set up the equivalent to the Basilisks and was very disappointed with it! It was water proof but, thin materials where used in there high impact zones, the material was also sensitive to heat, melted very easy. And not leather on the inner legs. And bad design on the boot flap that was on the inside of the pants. So if you were born a dirt bike rider and Adventure as a dirt bike rider this is you’re gear. Get it, wear it and love it! And push your adventures to the fullest with confidence. Travel safely my Friends. @motojoe
I've almost completed my first winter in my new Basilisk jacket, shirt, and pants and the gear is truly amazing! I'm one of the lucky ones who has almost 16 miles of dirt each way in my daily commute to work (KTM 1290R) I am so impressed that not one drop of water, mud or sand ever made it passed the zippers or opened vents. The fit was great and the venting was even better! Durable, rugged, comfortable and extremely well designed. Just like all of you, I've ridden a lot of different brands of gear in the past 20 years, but nothing has ever come close to performing this well. I just did a huge day in the Nevada desert on my 500 XCW and after a lot of brush crashing and rocky hill climbs looking for new single track, the pants and shirt came through it all without a scratch! Stop all the research you've been doing over the past few months and buy this gear now. Trust me, its worth every penny! The only thing I would change now is I would have picked the green Jacket. It looks really good!