Sedici Federico 2 Mesh Jacket Review: Hidden Flaws or Solid Value?

With summer just around the corner, I decided to test out the new Cedici Federico 2.0 mesh jacket and pants to see if they could be the perfect lightweight and breathable riding outfit for hot weather.

I’m ready to share my thoughts after hundreds of miles on my bike wearing the Federico 2.0 set. How does this budget-friendly gear hold up in terms of safety, ventilation, and is this the best mesh motorcycle jacket for you? Let’s find out!

Sedici Federico 2 Mesh Jacket

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Key Takeaways

  • Breathable mesh for summer
  • Removable liner for versatility
  • Sporty style with protection

Highlights of the Federico 2.0 Jacket and Pants

The Federico 2.0 replaces the original Federico set from Cedici. This updated version makes some noteworthy upgrades while keeping the price relatively affordable.

Here are some of the highlights of the Federico 2.0 jacket and pants:

  • Enhanced armor – The jacket now includes upgraded CE Level 2 armor in the elbows and shoulders for more impact protection. The pants have knee armor but no hip armor.
  • Reinforced abrasion zones – The jacket features 1680D ballistic nylon overlays on the elbows and shoulders to withstand slides better. The pants have ballistic nylon on the seat.
  • Ventilation – The jacket and pants have a lightweight mesh chassis to allow excellent airflow for warm-weather riding.
  • Removable liner – The jacket includes a full-sleeve thermal liner that can be removed to adapt to changing temperatures.
  • Reflectivity – Reflective piping is strategically placed on the jacket and pants for visibility.
  • Pricing – The jacket is $160, just $10 more than the previous version. The pants remain $140. The pricing is very competitive for a jacket and pants set with these features.

Sizing, Fit, and Comfort

I’m 6 feet tall, weigh around 220 pounds, and typically wear a size 34 or 36 jeans. For the Federico 2.0, I wore a size large jacket and XL pants. The sizing chart was pretty accurate.

The jacket fits me well in a slightly relaxed sport riding position. There’s enough room to layer a hoodie underneath, but not so baggy as to flap in the wind. The sleeves are pre-curved and stay in place while riding. The pants are sufficiently roomy to be comfortable over jeans.

Both the jacket and pants have stretch panels in key areas to allow freedom of movement. The mesh material also has a nice soft feel against the skin, even when warm.

Small details like the neoprene collar and soft cuffs make the jacket comfortable even when fully zipped. The jacket liner adds warmth for cooler mornings without much bulk. Overall, the comfort is fantastic for a warm-weather riding outfit.

Sedici Men’s Jacket Sizing

SIZECHEST (IN)WAIST (IN)ARM (IN)
XS34-3630-3323-23.5
SM38-4033-3523.5-24
MD40-4235-3724-24.5
LG42-4437-3925-25.5
XL44-4639-4125.5-26
2XL46-4841-4326-26.5
3XL48-5043-4527-27.5
4XL50-5245-4727-27.5
5XL52-5447-4928

Protection

In terms of safety, the Federico 2.0 sets a high standard at this price point. The CE Level 2 elbow and shoulder armor provide serious impact protection without limiting mobility.

The 1680D ballistic nylon overlays add abrasion resistance in the key wear zones.

The pants offer similar CE Level 2 armor in the knees. I would have liked to see hip armor included for even more coverage. Riders can purchase hip armor separately to augment the protection.

The jacket’s back pad is merely a foam placeholder that should be upgraded to a real back protector. Fortunately, the pad is easy to replace.

With the armor and reinforced material, the Federico 2.0 provides solid protection for the price. The quality rivals more expensive mesh riding gear.

Weather Versatility

This jacket and pants set shines brightest in warm weather. The lightweight mesh exterior allows air to flow freely, while the thermal liner adapts it for cooler conditions.

I was comfortable wearing it in temperatures from the mid-60s (with the liner) up to the low 90s (liner removed). The neoprene collar and soft cuffs also prevent air from sneaking in and robbing warmth on cooler rides.

While not waterproof, the jacket stood up to light rain without issue. Anything more than a drizzle would require rain gear on top. The Federico 2.0 works fantastic as a spring, summer, and fall riding outfit.

Style and Visibility

The style of the Federico 2.0 is sporty but not overly flashy. I tested the black colorway, which looks great with its red and white accents. The mesh material and segmented armor give it a modern, technology-inspired look.

Reflective piping adds visibility when riding at night or in low-light conditions. It’s thoughtfully placed on the sleeves, back, sides, and front of the jacket and pants.

The Federico 2.0 has a flattering tailored fit compared to many competing mesh jackets. It also looks coordinated as a set with the pants.

Pros and Cons of the Federico 2.0

Pros

  • Very affordable for the protection level
  • Lightweight mesh is perfect for warm weather
  • Removable liner extends seasonal versatility
  • Sporty style without looking overdone
  • Excellent comfort and breathability

Cons