BAJA VENTILATED JACKET
TAN BAJA JACKET COMPOSITE
- Belted hip length fully ventilated Summer riding jacket
- WAX (tin) to easily recondition wax-cotton sold separately
- Backpad installed as standard equipment
- CE approved F.A.S. armor at shoulder + elbow
- Leather covered buckle to protect the motorcycle tank
- Full belt
- Leather lined collar
- Quilted shoulders and elbows
- VANSON embroidered on collar
- Brass zippers with black snap caps
- 2 Interior zip-close secure wallet pockets
- STREAMLINER zippers along facing - attach streamliner vest
- Ventilated mesh lining
- 1 Zip-close exterior chest pocket
- 2-way lower front pockets - top loading + side entry
- Low bulk beaded sleeve end finish at wrist
- Inner windflap and outer stormflap full front length
- Two-way main zipper for comfort
Warning: Last items in stock!
Comfort + Innovation = Confidence + Concentration
= Safety + Speed
= No Compromises
Trip. Hot. Air-Cooled. Pockets. Protection. Functional look. Hose-off clean and go maintenance. The BAJA is here. A simple concept with sophisticated execution in design details and assembly. Crafted by hand, one at a time, in our Fall River, Mass workshop, the BAJA combines simple design with durable materials.
Start with the 1000 denier Cordura heavy mesh that makes up most of the outside shell. Cordura yarn was developed by DuPont to replace the steel used in radial tires. It is strong. It resists abrasion. It does not degrade. Knitted into a heavy-duty mesh it brings you all these qualities and allows 100% airflow. Once you touch the material you can feel the toughness. To this we add 1010 Army Duck waxed cotton, also a very strong but breathable material. It has a natural look and feel, and like the Cordura mesh only needs to be hosed off, then air-dried, for true on-the-go round-the-clock use. In the shoulders a double layer of military-derived ballistic nylon spacer fabric is used, which resists compression, so giving additional padding and energy absorption. It offers little resistance to airflow, so cooling air can flow through it when you are hot.
This jacket is cut like a military dress tunic, hip-length for comfort, and with a two-way center-front zipper for a perfect fit on the bike without bunching up. This zipper is covered by a snapped storm-flap, to avoid scratching your tank. CE-approved protection is included at the shoulders and elbows, with a backpad in a pouch sewn into the lining. Its uniform-style full belt has a leather-covered buckle . . . again we thought of your tank. A leather keeper, embossed with the unit number of the jacket, is on your left side near the buckle, making sure the belt stays with you. The sleeves are finished with race-style turned leather ends, and leather guards are under the wrist zippers.
On the outside we have a chest pocket on the left, which could take a cellphone, and two combination hand/cargo pockets, while in the lining there are two large zippered pockets. What makes this jacket really versatile and modular is the provision for zipping in our Streamliner Vest - ideal for those hot days that turn into chilly evenings, or for transitional-season riding.
When you want to go, this is the way to go.
Available in men's and women's sizes.
- Sizing XXS(32)..XS(35)..SM(38)..MED(41)..LG(44)..XL(47)..XXL(50)..XXXL(53)
- Size MED-(SZ 41) Chest measures 45 inch =CONTINENTAL FIT (4 of chest ease)
- Back length is 29.5 - Front 25 - Sleeves are 36.5 Nape of neck to Wrist
- CONTINENTAL FIT
- Jacket is meant to cover the beltline. Bottom circumference sweep is 44
- Download the Fit Chart
Vanson's Baja Jacket in Pakistan
Thanks! The trip went over mountain passes and down to valley desert floors, we saw snow and then hit 30 C+ heat in the same day. The mesh jacket with a wet kerchief was essential for the valley, and I piled on layers underneath for the cold or put rain gear over top for snow.
‘it feels like I have a tee-shirt
on when riding’
One of the more exciting and beautiful roads we took was from Gilgit to Skardu. It hugged the mountainside, often with cliffs overhanging the road and frothy rapids 100ft below. It's a trucking route with two way traffic and no guard rail. The road itself alternated between pavement, gravel, and fresh landslide. That's probably where I picked up the most dust, and white hair.
Many of the photos are from Deosai Plains, the second highest plateau in the world. After a grueling climb along narrow rocky roads we arrived on the plains 13,000ft above sea level.
It's beautiful and otherworldly above the timberline, and we picked our way along trails and water crossings with rocks the size of a babies heads. I definitely stood on the bike more than I sat that day.
‘in warm weather I’d just keep riding and
let myself dry off through the mesh’
The Baja jacket was versatile enough for both extremes. I lost count of the water crossings we made, but in warm weather I'd just keep riding and let myself dry off through the mesh. I hope you and your co-workers enjoy the photos! The northern region of Pakistan was absolutely beautiful, and people were so friendly.
Death by chai and selfies!
Sprouty 115 - ADVRider.com
I tried the Klim Induction at Revzilla and put it right back on the hanger - I didn’t like the fit or the stiff feel of the jacket. To start with I have no affiliation with Vanson outside of being a long-time customer and a big fan of their products, so bear that in mind if you read anything further...
So last year as I was boiling away I decided I needed something to wear in the summer so I picked up a Vanson Baja jacket. It's a mesh/waxed cotton mid-length jacket that flows air like a t-shirt (maybe all mesh jackets do?) and is really well built.
‘The Baja is mesh and flows a ton of air,
so it really is a hot-weather summer jacket’
So then I was trying to sort out my options when I remembered Vanson. This is what I ended up with - It’s called the Baja and it’s new and they had plenty in-stock.
‘most importantly it’s typical Vanson quality -
which means it’s a solid piece of riding gear,
not a piece of fashion-wear’
The Baja is mesh and flows a ton of air, so it really is a hot-weather summer jacket.
Peter’s Review Is In
How does our jacket fair our friend Peter’s attention to detail?
Browsing Vanson’s factory store one day I ran into what I thought was a cool vintage looking jacket on the rack. It had the look and feel of being ready for off road riding. Yet the intricate stitching and detail mixing suede leather and a fine mesh fabric carries it into a stylish jacket. My tan one has a desert storm look to it.
‘perfectly designed for warmer temperatures’
Enjoying Mike’s description of the Baja’s combination of leather and unique mesh I could see how the jacket is perfectly designed for warmer temperatures. The whole jacket is nearly ventilated yet it has protection where you need it.
‘cool vintage looking jacket on the rack’
Since I am moving to Florida I had to have one.
It works perfectly and is incredibly comfortable.
Here are the details:
- It’s a 3/4 length jacket similar in style to a Barbour International/Bellstaff Trialmaster
- It has waxed cotton panels on the shoulders, elbows, and front and back
- It has CE rated armor (shoulders, elbows, back)
- 1000 denier mesh
- 5 pockets, (two inside mesh, one outside mesh, two outside front that are waterproof)
- perforated microbial liner
- YKK zippers
- It comes in brown and black.
- and most importantly it’s typical Vanson quality - which means it’s a solid piece of riding gear, not a piece of fashion-wear.
I have no idea how it compares to other mesh jackets with respect to air-flow but I do know that it feels like I have a tee-shirt on when riding. I’ve had it for a week and I’m very happy with it.
‘Baja’s fit is custom the quality is authentic,
and the durability is life long’
Peter J VanLancker