Several MO editors regularly use Pilot Motosport leathers on the track. From the looks of this press release, Pilot puts the same attention to detail into its value-priced gear, too.

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Pilot Motosport Introduces New Slate Air Jacket

Murrieta, CA – Pilot Motosport is proud to release its new Slate Air Jacket. Designed to meet rider demand for a utilitarian, well built and attractively priced mesh jacket that offers levels of protection and performance that far exceed other offerings in the same price tier.

Key Features

  • Constructed of 210D Micro Mesh for breath-ability and 600D NPF panels at shoulders and elbows with triple and double stitched seams for increased strength
  • Rolled neoprene collar, prevents discomfort on neck and unrestricted airflow
  • Removable CE approved micro cellular PU armor in elbows and shoulders that is impact absorbing and dispersing
  • Back pad can be upgraded to the Pilot Core T2  CE approved back pad
  • Exclusive Red Tab visibility system allows pockets and attachment points to be easily seen in low light conditions
  • 3M Scotchlite “Dark” Strips for nighttime visibility

The basic concept behind the Slate jacket was to take Pilot’s successful Direct Air mesh jacket, and boil it down to its most basic essence. Pilot realized that many riders wanted comfort, ventilation and unparalleled protection, but were turned off by excessive logos or race styling. As such, the Slate jacket makes its debut in only one color – black – and at an extremely attractive $99 price point.

Unlike other jacket’s priced at $99, the Slate carries with it the same level of quality craftsmanship and dedication to proper moto-apparel design principles as Pilot’s top-tier racing suits and highly reviewed street offerings.

Pilot Motosport has been designing and engineering technical motorcycle apparel since 1995. Pilot garments have been worn on the track and on the street, by both professionals and amateurs alike. Throughout its history, Pilot has garnered a reputation for quality, durability and innovation that it continues to uphold with each new product it releases.

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