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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)
  • Materials
    • 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 34 reviews
    Basilisk Jacket!

    I bought this not for biking but for film work.
    It’s the best damn jacket I have ever seen. It’s rough tough elegant perfectly formed. Great job guy. Amazing.

    Bad Customer Service

    recently purchased this jacket actually I was the first jacket sold when they went online wanted to return the jacket because I was led to believe it was a four seasons jacket I have sent several emails to them with absolutely no response I would love to return the jacket for a refund and of course I understand there could be a restocking fee the jacket is brandnew Condition very disappointed in the customer service thought it would be much different because when I was waiting for the jacket to be released I talked to several different people in Washington and they were very accommodating I guess after the product leaves the store your on your own

    Stellar jacket!

    This is a really great jacket as part of a "system" for dual-sport / off-road riding - base layer, chest protector / armor, signal jersey, and then the jacket over everything but only if needed. It has kept me warm on cold mornings, and would I'm sure keep me dry if it ever rained in Arizona... When I don't need to wear it, it packs down light for easy carrying. Total Quality.

    Currently field testing in the Himalayas...

    Picked up the Basilisk jacket and pants days before a ten day ride in Nepal. A clear sign of my trust in the Mosko team. With that new car smell still intact, I pulled them on for the first time a few days ago as we headed into a frigid rain climbing from Pokhara to Jomsom. Immediately the waterproof tag was tested and proved every bit as dry as advertised. As soon as the rain passed we started working hard climbing and the ample vents were pulled open and the cool down was immediate. Love the details of cuff size and closures, pocket sizes and locations, skirt for climate control. Paired with the pants I couldn’t have a better outer kit for what’s dished out in Nepal’s Mustang region. We’ll head south to Chitwan soon and the venting will once again make a hot humid ride as comfortable as possible! Need I say it looks badass?!

    Love my new jacket

    My husband and I both got the complete Basilisk suits the first part of October. In the PNW it is starting to get pretty cold. I am very happy with the windproofing of both the jacket and pants. They are much warmer than my old First Gear clothing. Once I got all the armor adjusted and positioned correctly the suit fits really comfortable. It is really warm. I put my plug in jacket under the chest armor and it is warm without plugging in. I plugged it on and set it on low with temps in the high 20's and was toasty warm. I can't wait to try the suit out in the warmer weather of an Eastern WA summer, but with all the vents and having the option to layer/de-layer I expect it will be great. We ordered our suits on a Thursday and they arrived on the following Monday. I really liked the care in packaging, with the jackets arriving in their own garment bags just like garments from an upscale clothier. The staff at Mosko is great and were very helpful.

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