The TZ-1 was a popular jacket design that came out a few years ago. Alpinestars’ TZ-1 Reload Jacket is an upgraded design with lots of new features. The jacket was constructed with 1.1mm leather, making it relatively lightweight; while still having the level of protection that leather provides. One very popular feature about the TZ-1 Reload is the amount of perforation it has. The entire shell of the jacket, back and front, is covered in perforation; which will provide excellent air flow. For nighttime visibility there is reflective piping on the front of the jacket, as well as across the shoulders on the back. For a better fit, there are waist adjustment straps on the sides of the jacket. There are also side stretch panels that run underneath the arm to the base of the jacket, providing the rider with a good range of motion. The wrists of the jacket have Velcro adjustment straps with zipper closures. This makes the wrists of the jacket compatible with either a gauntlet or short-cuff style glove. The Alpinestars TZ-1 Reload has two front hand warmer pockets with zipper closures, and small stash pockets inside of the jacket. For protection, there are removable PE Foam chest and back pads that can be upgraded to CE certified Bio Armor. The shoulders and elbows come with pre-installed Bio Armor. If you want extra back protection beyond the Bio Armor, you can also upgrade to a CE Level II Race Back Protector. The lining of the jacket is composed of a soft nylon material, and the base of the jacket has a pants connection zipper compatible with Alpinestars pants. Check out the Alpinestars TZ-1 Reload Jacket and other Alpinestars gear on our website: CompeitionAccessories.com!