Refined for our third round of production, the Basilisk is our waterproof/breathable enduro-touring kit, for long-distance, multi-day trips through primarily off-road terrain. It combines super-premium materials with clean lines and minimalist design. With an articulated fit for freedom of motion and easy layering, the Basilisk is designed to work with separate armor systems for superior protection and versatility. It packs smaller than a traditional ADV jacket, for stashing on your bike when things get hot.
The Basilisk is incredibly waterproof and incredibly breathable. The body fabric is a highly abrasion-resistant eVent Expedition 3-layer, using eVent's proprietary direct venting technology. It's waterproof to 30,000mm on the water column (100 feet of water pressure), with an MVTR of 10,000 g/m/d, .06cfm air permeability, and DWR. It's the only waterproof moto jacket on the market that also has air permeability, plus it has the highest waterproof ratings of any moto jacket we've ever seen.
In high abrasion areas like the shoulders, back, and elbows, we added SuperFabric ceramic platelets on a 600D waterproof/breathable base, sewn as an overlay on the main body eVent for added strength. With double-layer fabric, you can crash repeatedly and still stay dry. Our zippers are top-of-the-line water repellent YKK Vislon Aquaguard: they won't clog with dust and grime, and they're easy to operate one-handed with gloves.
The Basilisk jacket is our full-throated endorsement of separate body armor for extended enduro-touring trips, where integrated armor is a pain. If you've never used separate body armor, here are the reasons we love it:
Temperature Management: Riding hard in a hot climate with separate armor, you can remove your jacket without losing your protection. On a hot day riding offroad in the desert, taking your jacket off is a game-changer.
Impact Protection: Separate armor has better coverage, and holds the pads closer to your body, so they're exactly where they need to be in a crash. Armor pads suspended loosely in the hanging liner of a motorcycle jacket are insufficient for riding off-road.
The jacket that accomplishes its mission with the least features, is best. That's the Basilisk. It's light, nimble, and breathable, with the basic pockets and vents you need and nothing else. We eliminated hanging liners entirely, reducing weight, bulk, and heat. There are two external and two internal pockets, with six substantial vents placed strategically for maximum airflow.
Complete this kit with the Basilisk Pant
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Complete this kit with the Basilisk Pant
I have an athletic build and the fit was wrong with armor under it. The sleeves and waist were good but there was no way to zip it all the way up around my chest and shoulders. The armor jacket I have is an AlpineStars and it’s not terribly thick.
Outstanding build quality. The design is incredible and attention to detail rivals any other garment manufacturer. But the fit like others have mentioned is very specific. You have to be thin and very tall to really fit into this jacket. I'm pretty normal in dimensions: 6 feet tall and 187 pounds. Strong but not chiseled. I purchased a large as that's my usual size, but the jacket was so long I had to lift up the jacket just to get my leg over the bike as it acted like a girdle around my hips. It went down to the middle of my butt. And when sitting, the jacket bunched up in the middle and the entire jacket rose up and my head sunk into it. The arms were very iong as well. Understanding that this is sized larger to accommodate armor, it was perfect in volume for that purpose but the length was ridiculous being the nature of wearing this jacket is sitting on a bike as to why all moto jackets from other companies like Klim are cut a bit shorter in length. If I were wearing this as a town jacket, the length would be fine but sitting it's way to long. So I returned it for a medium. Now the length is better, still could be a bit shorter but the volume is not enough to wear armor under it. If you look at Mosko's video detailing the jacket, all 3 models including the owner are 6'2" to 6'4". So the jacket length makes sense for them. But for someone who is 6' and normal weight, the length is just too much. Unfortunate as the design is fantastic.
Don’t think for a second that round 2 means that round 1 was bad. Quite the opposite, have you ever worn something you love so damn much you HAVE buy a couple pairs of them? Maybe even have them in different colors? Yeah, that’s round 2 for me with the Mosko Moto Woodsman Pant. My first pair was in the Tamarack color way, the second is in the Obsidian. It’s gonna be lit.
How are the pants you ask? Best motorcycle pant, everyday pant….look it’s the best damn pair of pants I’ve ever worn. I love them. The vents provide a great amount of airflow on hotter days, the fit is exceptional whether I’m sitting or standing. It’s without fail the pant I reach for whenever I’m traveling, working, riding, even lounging at home. Knee and hip armor fit well under them but an integrated knee pocket for D30 armor for everyday riding would be nice.
Mosko Moto has ruined me because these are the only pair of pants I want to wear outside of my ultra comfy Bali-skirt.
You guys are awsome. Please make a basilisk jacket and pant with armour pockets, so that we can use it for touring. For me it is not practically possible to use a body armour seperatly. I really love your products they are really tought and built to last. This my humble request to you guys. Hope to hear from you.
A very good product that I recommend. Worth the price. Really waterproof, light et scratch resistant. Not yet tried in hot weather but it should stay comfortable with the large openings front and back.