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Bilt Vortex Waterproof Jacket

Create a turbulent flow with the Vortex Waterproof Textile Motorcycle Jacket. This waterproof, breathable and windproof jacket incorporates the latest FREEZE-OUT technology for improved wind protection and added warmth in key areas.


  • 600 denier PRO-FLEX durable outer shell material
  • 1200 denier ENDURA-BRADE shoulder and elbow panels
  • 100% waterproof lining
  • Detachable quilted lining with FREEZE-OUT windproof protection
  • Removable storm collar with FREEZE-OUT windproof protection
  • Comfort stretch panels at elbows
  • Zip entry vents on chest, sleeves and back
  • Useful cargo style rear pocket
  • Reflective block detail on sleeves, chest and back
  • Adjustable pull-through waist tabs
  • VELCRO® brand fastener tab adjustment at hips
  • Press stud tab adjusters on sleeves
  • Neoprene padded inner collar
  • Short connection zip
  • CE approved armor at the shoulders and elbows
  • Removable memory foam back panel
4.1 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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Bang for the Buck
4.0 / 5
Would Purchase Again
4.0 / 5
4.2 / 5
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Protection & Durability
4.0 / 5
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4.2 / 5
Would you recommend?
Yes (4)
Awesome Jacket
Just used the jacket riding to Mike's in Baja. I used it without the lining and was still plenty warm. All the features are engineered well by some one who knows what a good jacket needs. Even the pockets have a fleece lining keeping my hands warm hanging out at Mikes Sky Ranch. I am going to get one for my son!

PROS: Generous Reflective Highl, Super warm, Good Reflection Stripes, Loaded w features

BEST USES: Off-road Riding, Adventure riding
January 1, 2014
I can't say enough about this Jacket! I have owned quality products since the first day of riding. I have spent more money on other products than i want to admit , none coming close to this quality for the price! I have been biased towards higher priced apparel until now. As long as Bilt provides such quality, i will continue my loyalty!

PROS: Comfort, Safety, Quality, Fit, Warm

CONS: None

BEST USES: Every Day, Wet Conditions, Cold Weather
January 23, 2016
Great Jacket
I was getting ready to leave for a 5 day adventure trip and needed a new jacket. I am not a real fan of Bilt products but this was on sale so I bought it. I never even got to try it before my trip so with fingers crossed I took off. I lived in this jacket for 5 days without one complaint! I'm really glad I bought the Vortex. I guess if I had any complaints it might be that it says Bilt about 30 different places on the jacket. I think that this is worth the price even at the regular price so its just a bonus if its on sale.
December 31, 2014
So far it's a good jacket.
So far, this is a warm jacket. The large fits me quite well (6ft,180lbs slender build).

I live and ride in the Washington D.C. Metro and if you don't know... it's gets really cold! Today the temp was 31 degrees with a wind chill of bone chilling, painfully freezing!!! The jacket kept me warm even on the highway at over 115mph (I know... too fast). I ride a Kawasaki ninja zx6r. I have no large windshield to block the wind. This jacket blocked it for me.

I purchased the jacket today. I also have the hotwired liner and gloves but I did not even need to use them with this jacket. Heated liner was turned OFF!

The jacket is a little bulky but it's a winter jacket. It's gonna be bulky.

It has useable pockets and the front pockets are thinsulated. Great for when you are off the bike.

The jacket is armored. I hope to never test the armor or toughness of the material but I do feel safe in it.

The jacket had a freeze out liner and neck protector (wind blocker).

It's not the prettiest jacket I've ever seen but it's warm and functional.

I'm expecting it to last for some time.

I will do another review in a month or so to update my experience with this jacket.

Oh... I got the jacket for $199 instead of $399. At that price... it's worth it!

PROS: Good Fit, Warm, Useable pockets, Warm Good Fit Functiona, Functionality

CONS: A bit bulky

November 21, 2014
Great jacket
The fit and feel of the jacket is great.
October 11, 2014
Bang for the Buck
4 / 5
Would Purchase Again
5 / 5
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Protection & Durability
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Would you recommend?
Well made Jacket
I ride a K1600GTL. I've had the good fortune to be able to ride recently in a memorial ride and charity ride. During the early morning hours, during a ride to Columbia, South Carolina, this jacket kept me warm in temperatures hovering in the upper 30's lower 40's. The fit is a little stiff but the protection was great. I could feel the cold just starting to penetrate after an hour of riding but I never felt cold. During the memorial ride the temperature climbed into the 50's and I got a little hot. I pulled the jacket off and my undergarments were a little damp. The jacket stored easily in my saddle bag and kept me very comfortable on the 1-1/2 hour leisure ride home with the temperatures in the lower 50's.

The next day I rode in charity ride in 40 degree F weather with light to heavy downpour. The water never penetrated the jacket and I stayed dry and warm during the 3 hour excursion. I would recommend this jacket as both a winter weather jacket and wet weather jacket. If the temperature were to drop to the upper teens or lower 20's, I would recommend wearing light sweatshirt as underclothing or Under Armor to keep the body core warm. A heated vest would be perfect.

I am 5'8" tall and have a 44" chest and 34" waist and weigh around 195 lbs. The jacket adjusts nicely to my frame and is roomy enough for another layer of undergarment, with a little strap adjustment. I wear this jacket and matching pants to Church where I help park cars. The small kids said I look like a storm trooper when carrying the lighted red coned flashlight.

I would definitely purchase this jacket again (if only for the entertainment value). Very well made jacket and a fantastic deal for the money.
November 22, 2016
Great Jacket
Great customer service, they did an exchange to bigger jacket without any questions. The return shipping was very fast, I will purchase from this company again.

PROS: very warm

CONS: Arms Are Smaller

November 13, 2015
Very impressed with this jacket!
Delivered on time with no issues.

PROS: Blocks Out The Cold Wind

CONS: Bilt Name Everywhere

January 11, 2016
1 month review
The jacket is not as warm as I expected it to be. With out a hoodie any temperature less than 50 your arms get cold quickly. 70+ degrees its boiling hot and the ventilation is not good. The fit is also odd, the jacket fits like a regular jacket and when your arms are in the riding position the sleeves pull the jacket in an odd way. Short sleeves. The pants are better, but they are similar to regular jeans, made for standing and walking and not sitting. When sitting there is an excess bunch in your lap.

Cant beat the price, but if it was any more I would upgrade to brand name gear.

PROS: price

CONS: Not as warm as expected

October 29, 2014
A Great Cold Weather Jacket.
I was looking for a cold weather jacket with enough room to add another thick liner to continue to ride the motorcycle with the wind chill factor down to 15 degrees. I went one size up to allow for the extra liner(s) and the fit was still comfortable and didn't look or feel oversize. I am happy with this purchase.

PROS: Have Not Worn In Rain Yet, Built In Neck Shield, Keeps Cold Out At 18 Degr

January 18, 2016
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Does this jacket zip to the Vortex waterproof pants?
Jeffrey C on Oct 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The jacket does has a back zipper for attaching pants, yes.
I do not have the pants to say that it will fit, probably and most likely it does fit the matching Vortex pants.
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