Refined for our second 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:
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.
Ethically produced in Bangladesh
This thing is bomber! Recently took it on a 1,000 mile trip that included highway and the high pass portions of the COBDR. It kept me warm and dry but vented well too while working hard off road.
A mechanical failure on the bike cased me to low side at about 30mph on a gravel road. I slid about 30 feet on my left elbow, side, and head before coming to a stop. My gloves and helmet are shredded but the jacket looks untouched except for some dusty scuffs!
Its expensive but you get what you pay for. Nice job Mosko.
What would I like to see?
Add a superfrabic or leather cuff on the jacket. I got some "whispy" thread wear on the jacket cuff presumably from the gloves/cuff rubbing together. It cleaned up easily with a lighter. Maybe think about adding it to the bottom hem of the jacket as well. I'm on the fence about some more reflective pop. One of the reasons that I like the jacket is that it's not so "motoish". It looks like regular outdoor gear and a big strip of reflective material would ruin that.
Thank you Mosko peeps, for all that you do.
Thank you for listening to us.
Thank you for putting your passion into your product.
Thank you for remembering that everything you do represents who you are.
I love the Basilisk Jacket. Fit, finish, materials, and style are top notch. I just did the WA BDR with the Basilisks Jacket and it met or exceeded every expectation.
It is comfortable to wear and move around in without any extra material to flap in the wind at 70 mph. It fits perfect over my Leatt 5.5 Body Protector. It is well vented for the warm days. I have not yet tried it in the rain. As for fit, I bought a medium and its perfect. I am 6 ft, 160 lbs, 42 inch chest, 30 inch waist and wear full motocross armor under the jacket.
Why did I buy the jacket? I am switching from large ADV riding back to dual sport riding. Since my rides are more technical on the dual sport than the big ADV bike I like to wear my motocross body armor. I have been using my Klim Badlands Pro jacket with the armor removed for the paved sections. I opted for the Basilisk Jacket because it is less bulky then the Klim even with the D3O pads removed and the Basilisk streamlined cut fits me much better.
Another great product from Mosko Moto!
The material of the jacket and the quality of the stitching is very good and the size fits my body
I have been waiting for some time for the new Bask jacket to arrive. When I saw the new jacket I was disappointed at the colour selection as I loved the green but hey function vs form so I ordered it.
I already have a Klim Badlands "old style" but like so many realized it is just too heavy when you need to work on the bike. As I was heading off for a 5 day trip on a DRZ in the back woods of Ontario Canada I felt this jacket would do the trick.
I ordered at the same time the bask pants, jersey and was going to use it all with my EX K armor.
Given I was pressed for time I ordered a large and a medium with the expectation of returning the one that didn't fit. The Jackets arrived on time and as expected. I had a great experience during the ordering and had no issue when it arrive to Canada in short order...Well Done :). The jackets were well packaged and loved the presentation. Nice hanger.......jacket case ....nice touch.
As I was one of the guys on the edge of two sizes I tried on the large first and found it was way to large. For context I am 5'9 170 lbs and the medium, fit perfectly with the EX K underneath. The issue was something I had expected they fixed based on the feedback on the first. The colour cut into my adams apple. It started to bother me the second I put i on and know that only get worse with time.
At the same time I had purchased a Klim Dakar as it was on sale and figured I would keep both. What a difference when I put the Klim on...the colar was perfect and the jack just fit better...not something I expected.
So at the end of the day I will be returning both the medium and large. They are well made and would recommend this jacket but its not for me. The colar is a non starter which puts me in a pickle.
Note I did take the trip and used the dakar which was amazing. It did pour down rain but I took the dakar off and used my rain shell which was an arcteryx over my armour. Next year I will need to find a better shell to work over the dakar as both combined in the sizing i had were too confining but loved the flexibility of individual layers.
As for the Bask pants they were great. Enough room from my knee braces and vented well. If I could offer one suggestions recommend their description detail there are two sets of buttons that can be used to do up the pants depending on how tight you want them to fit. I wear 32 pants in everything and so ordered the 32 but the extra set of buttons used to close the pants will never be used by me as they see to be for someone with a 30 inch. Perhaps I should have gone for the 32 so I could use that size when extra insulation and the 32's when summer and min layers.
All in all great products and I will continue to support.