• Textile wax cotton canvas motorcycle jacket with armor
  • Belted hip-length wax cotton motorcycle touring jacket
  • WAX (tin) to easily recondition wax-cotton sold separately
  • Backpad installed as standard equipment
  • CE approved 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
  • ID key fob embossed with garment unit-number for reference
  • Low bulk beaded sleeve end finish at wrist
  • Inner windflap and outer stormflap full front length
  • Two-way main zipper for comfort
Material Color

  • 4.40
  • 10.20
  • 24.10
  • 30.20
  • 35.10
  • 35.20
  • 35.70

Start with a belted military tunic. Cut to hip-length for comfort. Add 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 back pad 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.

Inside are two large and secure 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.

Add classic 1010 Army Duck waxed cotton with hose-off clean and go maintenance, very strong but breathable material. It has a natural look and feel and 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.

Then, from elegant design to sophisticated finish, we build them by hand, one at a time, all right here in our Fall River, Mass workshop.

When you go far faster be sure to take your Vanson Compass jacket with you!

Available in men's and women's sizes.

  • Sized in..........XXS...XS.....S....MED...LG ..XL...XXL...XXXL
  • Ladies Size........
  • Chest measurement..34....35....36...40....42...44...48....50
  • Front 25.5 in.....Chest Measurement Medium 42 in...... Norm Ease 2
  • Sized to take armor - Shoulders + Elbows standard - will accept optional
  • backpad. Access for armor is through zippered lining at back.
  • Medium back length is 28.5 inches.
  • Nape of Neck to wrist 32.5 inches.
  • Bottom circumference sweep is 44 inches.
  • Download the Fit Chart

ARMY weight 1010 (10 oz.) BLACK Waxed Cotton
10.10 oz. Army Duck is Made in the USA.
The name Duck is the anglicised
version of the Dutch word Doek - which means cloth. This
material features equal warp and fill threads in the weave
which results in a very tight + strong and durable fabric
with both breathability and water repellency. Strength and
water resistance are enhanced by the wax finish.
Wax cotton can be reconditioned and re-proofed using the
Vanson wax sold separately. Use a hair dryer to heat the
area of the garment needing wax - work the wax paste into
the Duck using a dry cloth and a circular motion.
Note: Do not wash or dry-clean wax cotton as it will
lose the wax impregnation and finish. To clean wax
cotton hose off with cool water only.