The Basilisk Jacket is the top half of our waterproof/breathable enduro-touring kit, for long-distance, multi-day trips through primarily off-road 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 stand-alone armor systems 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:
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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Did a COVID distancing loop in central SD last week. Moto camped and toured a bunch of gravel roads along the Missouri River. Wore the new Basilisk Jacket and pants with Leatt protection instead of a traditional adv jacket with integrated protection. I was much more comfortable without the Basilsk Jacket on. It was warm and free from precipitation so really didn’t get to put the Jacket to the test, but I can say that the pants performed as advertised. They are very comfortable and the ventilation setup is super. Heading to Wyoming next week and will be taking the Basilisk Jacket and Pant. Thanks Mosko! Keep up the good work.
Yes it is an expensive jacket. But for me it is the missing link in motorcycle clothing. I don't drive off-road all the time and I have several normal jackets from BMW and Klim. All of them are good but none of them are perfect for athletic off-road riding. Fabric is not waterproof and rain covers aren’t breathable so you are getting more wet from your own moisture then the rain. Gore-Tex is always hot and heavy and only works in poring conditions (my opinion).
This jacket allows me to ride with an armored vest and a jersey (best choice for athletic off-road riding). So when I do take a multi-day off-road oriented trip, it doesn’t bother me at all when riding. When it starts raining just keep op driving. When it gets hot simply open the zippers and your fine. When it get really hot just take it off and stuff It in your bag (8L stinger tailback will do fine) or in your bever tail.
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No sooner had I received my new Basilisk jacket that I set off with it on my WR250R for a weekend ride into mountains near Lake Chelan Washington. As a mountaineer, I was struck by the minimalist design (in a good way). The jacket packed down in a way no other moto shell would. That being said, after gaining substantial elevation and then being hit by sudden freezing rain and heavy snow squalls, I donned the Basilisk and found the jacket to be both ergonomic and supremely protective. I felt safe in it because it is built with a priority for weather protection and longevity. The Basilisk is going to be with me through the thick and thin of my riding adventures for a very long time. Thank you Mosko!