Vanucci Nubuck leather jacket trial


Pure efficiency

8,000 km test

Vanucci is a brand of the Louis equipment manufacturer, signing a wide range of stylish and qualitative products. Among its range of jackets and jackets, the Nubuck model stands out for its appreciable versatility, a comfortable fit and its quality of workmanship and design..

Testing the Vanucci Nubuck leather jacket


Sober is the best word to define this discreet jacket, which only its material distinguishes more. The nubuck cowhide leather indeed brings a particular personality to this garment without artifice. Its soft texture, almost "warm" to the touch, is immediately pleasant. With a standard thickness of 1.2 mm, the jacket has elbow and shoulder panels for increased resistance in the event of a fall. For comfort, there is a quilted border on the top of the collar, two side gussets at the waist and zipped openings at the ends of the sleeves. Devoid of velcro or other pressures, they are all the more discreet and practical in use. Note their zipper is plasticized.

Opening of the sleeves of the Vanucci Nubuck jacket

With its elegant cut and dynamic style, the Vanucci Nubuck is suitable for driving sporty roadsters as well as more stylish machines or Youngtimers. And it is over the kilometers, in all seasons, that we appreciate this garment, especially in high temperatures. At this level, its claim is of course not to equal an article in textile mesh, but to be much more effective under the sun than comparable leathers..

Thus, the latter is tanned with the TFL Cool System process, "reflecting" the sunlight to limit heating. According to the manufacturer, the temperature difference, compared to normal leather, can be up to 12 ° C. In addition, TFL leather is more resistant to light and ages better. But that’s not all; to rub in the hot season, the Vanucci Nubuck incorporates no less than 6 zipped openings facilitating interior ventilation: two on the top of the bust, two on the sleeves, at the level of the biceps and the last on the lateral anterior faces.

Chest ventilation of the Vanucci Nubuck jacket

To fight against the cold, the Nubuck model also has convincing arguments. A large padded placket insulates the main closure while a removable thermal vest reinforces protection. In light rain, a 3M SCOTCHGARD treatment makes the leather water-repellent. But not waterproof. When approaching heavy showers, we will not hesitate to put on a suitable thin protection..

Phone pocket of the Vanucci Nubuck jacket

Practical question, the Vanucci Nubuck offers two exterior side pockets and three more inside. The removable liner even offers dedicated storage for the smartphone. And in terms of safety, the jacket has a thick ventilated SUPER SHIELD back protector, in viscoelastic nitrile rubber (type D3.O). Removable components of the same category are fitted to the shoulders and elbows. These are adjustable in height. All comply with the EN 1621-2: 2014 standard and the safety seams at the impact points follow ISO 4916 directives. Finally, black reflectors, very discreet therefore, in 3M Scotchlite ensure better visibility at night. Last point, a zip runs the waist of the jacket to connect pants.

Back of the Vanucci Nubuck jacket


Relatively heavy, Vanucci Nubuck gives a nice impression of robustness. Comfortable, its cut places it ideally on the shoulders of slightly built bikers. Well positioned, the anti-shock elements are discreet and the sleeves have an appreciable length. Narrow, their ends devoid of pressure or Velcro tabs fit well in gloves with long cuffs. At the waist, the gussets correctly adjust the jacket on the finest sizes.

Testing the Vanucci Nubuck with the Yamaha Tracer

On the handlebars, the jacket is worn naturally and the vents open quite easily when riding. It will be less easy to close them to the handlebars. Particularly efficient, this ventilation / extraction system contributes to great comfort when the mercury rises. And if the temperature gets cooler, don’t forget to hide them, especially those on the back: chills guaranteed otherwise. As on the Cool Touring III gloves, the TFL treatment surprises with its very real ability to limit the heating of the leather under the sun. Result, we ride in summer without "burning", while keeping optimal protection. This is very practical during a weekend outing where the weather can change and during the mid-seasons.

Test of the Vanucci Nubuck with the Ducati Scrambler 1100

Lightweight and sleeveless, the removable thermal vest will require you to dress accordingly on long journeys exposed to the cold. Thus, when the thermometer drops below 10 degrees, the Vanucci Nubuck, even doubled, is too fair in heat…. with a T-shirt. A padded jacket or a "fleece sweater" significantly improves things.

Test of the Vanucci Nubuck with the Yamaha MT-07

A light and short rain is passed through without thinking about it. Under the flood, the nubuck leather undergoes more water before inevitably transmitting its moisture to you. And this material takes longer to dry afterwards. Always wear a waterproof windbreaker when traveling in uncertain weather.

Testing the Vanucci Nubuck with the Ducati Monster


Discreet, but efficient, benefiting from a sporty and versatile sobriety, the Vanucci Nubuck seduces on a daily basis. The kilometers give it a gray patina on the shoulders and forearms, subjected to the elements. The leather remains supple and soft and all the closures, nets, seams and reflectors show no signs of premature fatigue. Finally, the quality of its protective elements makes it a reliable and safe companion over time..

Back of the Vanucci Nubuck jacket

Currently priced at € 249.99, the Vanucci Nubuck deserves your full attention for years of loyal service, all year round..

Strong points

  • Comfort
  • Protection
  • Look
  • Ventilation
  • Service / price ratio

Weak points

  • Perfectible thermal protection

Features jacket Vanucci Nubuck

  • 1.2mm thick nubuck cowhide leather with 3M SCOTCHGARD water repellent coating.
  • Double layer of leather on the shoulders and elbows
  • TFL COOL SYSTEM, significantly reduces the heat of leather exposed to the sun.
  • Water repellent and breathable protection.
  • Detachable Cynix vest with DuPont ComforMax padding, 100% polyester.
  • AirVent system on the front, back and arms.
  • Zipper for connection to motorcycle pants
  • 2 exterior pockets
  • 2 inside pockets + 1 document pocket + 1 cell phone pocket
  • Removable SUPER SHIELD HTP protectors on shoulders and elbows
  • Height adjustable elbow pads
  • Back with removable SUPER SHIELD back protector
  • 3M Scotchlite reflective material
  • Safety stitching at impact points in accordance with ISO 4916

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