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The Postale Khaki

Rated 3.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$199.00 $169.00

• Removable CE Rated Knox Armor in shoulders, elbows & back
• Abrasion Resistant 600 Denier nylon shell
• Reflective 3M Scotchlite™ for the best nighttime visibility
• Superior venting for warm days
• YKK® high-grade zippers throughout
• Zip out fleece vest liner

Need help determining what size jacket to order?

Use this handy guide to determine what size jacket to order:

Chest (A) Measure around the circumference of your chest.
Arm Length: (B) Measure from your under arm (armpit) to the base of your wrist
Waist/Hip: (C) Measure the circumference around your hips.

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Once you have your measurements, refer to this chart on each item page to determine the correct size for you:

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Size Chart

Chest 33-35 · Waist/Hip 34 · Arm 19.5
Chest 37-39 · Waist/Hip 38 · Arm 20
Chest 39-41 · Waist/Hip 42 · Arm 20.5
Chest 44-46 · Waist/Hip 45 · Arm 21
Chest 47-50 · Waist/Hip 50 · Arm 21

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Description

The UK Post Office, known as Royal Mail, was created in 1660. Imagine. That’s 115 years before the US Post Office was founded. Or 116 years before the US itself got started. But we digress.

What’s really amazing about the Royal Mail are their jackets. Yes, of course they’re well tailored. That goes without saying. But they also have a clandestine bit of flash built into the shoulder gussets. A touch of bright pillar box red pops out when a postman stretches his arm. This gives the jacket discreet visibility. Which should be a contradiction in terms.

It’s a styling cue that we just had to borrow. Then we made it better by making the gussets reflective. And while we kept the original jacket’s classic waist cinch buckles we also added a zip out liner, 500 denier abrasion resistant fabric, waterproof construction and armor.

All of which should help out a lot if you ever take a spill from your scooter. Or a dog decides you really are a postal worker. Or both.

Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 5 x 2 in
Sizes

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1 review for The Postale Khaki

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have owned this jacket for about a year and have used it for daily riding, as well as a 2,000 mi. trip from MA- Nova Scotia and back (late spring early summer weather).

    I ordered a small ‘The Postale’ jacket in khaki. For size reference I am about 5’11”, 150 lbs. First off, the jacket fits pretty great considering there is armor in the shoulders/elbows/back. It looks like a nice jacket and not just a bulky motorcycle/scooter jacket. I wore it to work without the armor and received many compliments.

    The quality is tops, zipper is reliable, materials are strong. The reflective areas are super. My wife riding behind me said that I was lit up, yet when you are not on a bike and no light shining on the jacket you barely notice the reflective areas. Great design hiding the reflective surfaces, yet allowing them to show in a riding position.

    The jacket is fairly water resistant. I have worn it in rain and it keeps me dry, though it is not waterproof. Don’t expect to remain completely dry in a downpour, but for most rain it is plenty dry.

    Armor- I ride a small motorcycle and primarily wear the shoulder and elbow armor. I couldn’t get used to the back armor. It is stiff and bulky, which I suppose is good for protection, but not comfort. When I lean in the riding position the top of the back armor would rest on my shoulder blades and the bottom would protrude. I pulled it out and haven’t worn it since. I wish the back armor was more comfortable because I would like to have some back protection. The elbows are fine. The shoulder armor never stays in place, and tends to slide back towards my shoulder blades rather than my shoulders. It helps when I am wearing more layers, but this is a warm weather jacket. The pockets for the shoulder armor are too big and allow the armor to slide around too much, making it slightly annoying and uncomfortable, but not unmanageable. I usually have to adjust the shoulders when I take a break from riding.

    The collar almost always stands up on its own while riding, which I don’t mind. It is nice in the sense that it gives more protection and visibility, but once I encounter riding wind or any other wind, the collar usually flaps against my neck causing some irritation. It is not the worst, but it does bother my neck at times and sometimes make noise against my helmet.

    I typically wear small or medium jackets, so I ordered the small in hopes of a nice slim looking fit without bulk. ‘The Postale’ delivers on looks, but compromises slightly on fit/comfort. The arms are a little short for a riding position (which can be okay for a warm weather jacket), and the waist sits about 1/2″ above my belt line. So, it’s a little short, especially in a riding position. Other than that the fit is nice and comfortable- I like the flexibility to adjust the snaps on the sides and sleeves of the jacket.

    The venting is super! On hot days I open up the armpit vents and zip the jacket 3/4 of the way. It really makes a huge difference for 70 degree plus riding. When it is a little chillier, I close the vents and you wouldn’t even know they are there. Another reason I got the khaki is that it doesn’t soak up heat from the sun.

    One last side note on protection- I have been fortunate to not put the jacket fully to the test, though my wife also owns a similar Corazzo jacket and took a spill at 40-50 mph. Though she had a bruise on her stomach, she was fine everywhere else albeit a little sore. Her jacket did what it was supposed to- elbow/shoulder/back armor as well as abrasion resistance. It banged the jacket up a little, but the jacket held up very well considering.

    All in all Corazzo jackets are great looking, protective, mostly comfortable, well fitting and functional jackets for the money. I can’t complain too much for the price on ‘The Postale,’ though I might invest in a different jacket to cover the minor issues I have with this one. It looks good and does what it is made to do.

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