Jason Wigginswrote a review of Alpinestars Evolution Jacket - Long-Sleeve on August 4, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have owned this jacket for 2 months and have used it for resort riding and racing. Here is my report
Sizing - I ordered a size up from normal (XXL) and was happy I did. At a size up it is just a little snug but comfortable.
Padding is well thought out. Elbow pads wrap around arm a little so it always feels like may forearm and elbow are covered. I have had a couple minor crashes and all has worked well.
I have used the water bladder feature. I like it. I can fit a small water bladder in back and barely notice it is there.
I have used the pockets in the kidney area to carry a multi tool and sometimes a little food.
Fabric is very breathable! This jacket is nowhere near as sweaty as any other jacket I have owned.
Wish sizing was more true to size.
Bigger neg (reason for only 4 stars)
This Jacket is only compatible with the bionic neck brace! The back padding is too thick to fit between back and a Leatte brace. I called Alpine Stars on this. I asked about trimming the foam to fit and whether that would compromise function. They would not comment -fair enough. When buying keep this in mind. At present, I am not wearing the back protector. For most if my riding I don't really need one. Having the option to remove it kicks ass!