About

About

Women ride motorcycles — they are a convenient way to zip around the city and a fun way to travel. Women also want to look their best. We can help with that.

Plutonium MOTO is the latest addition to Marilyn Yu’s Plutonium clothing creations, combining two of her passions: motorcycling and fashion. Marilyn is transitioning from elaborate, custom wedding dresses to stylish, high-performance motorcycle gear.

Traveling by motorcycle requires compact packing, which means versatility is crucial. Our jackets easily adapt to different situations. The armor is contained in a separate layer so it can be easily removed. This means you can wear the jacket without armor when you’ve reached your destination. You can also wear it with another Plutonium MOTO jacket, which saves you money on future purchases. Each jacket style has an accompanying wind/waterproof liner that adds protection from the weather. It can also be worn separately, so there’s no need to pack an extra light-weight jacket for your trip.

To top it all off, Plutonium MOTO jackets are lovingly made in San Francisco, California. If you’d like to come see the jackets, we have sample jackets in size small at the studio. Email us to schedule a studio visit.

Order

To place an order, please fill out an order form below. You will be contacted to finalize all details and informed about when to expect your jacket. All jackets are made to order at our studio in San Francisco. Your jacket will be placed in the production queue once your deposit is received. Deposits are 50% of the jacket price and are non-refundable once production has begun. Production time takes about two weeks.

Size/Measuring Instructions:

Bust Waist Sleeve
S 33-35″ 25-27″ 32″
M 36-38″ 28-30″ 32.5″
L 39-41″ 30-32″ 33.5″

Bust: Measure circumference at the fullest part of chest.
Waist: Measure torso circumference at the narrowest part.
Sleeve: With arm bent, place your hand on your hip. Measure from the back of your neck to your shoulder, elbow, and wrist.

If you have questions about fit, please fill out this Measurement Worksheet so that we can best advise you on size and/or possible modifications.

Custom Colors

Custom Cordura Color Options.

We have color samples. If you want to see them in-person, just email us to set up an appointment to come by the studio.

FAQs

Q: Where can I see the jackets in-person?
A: You can come by the studio (739 Bryant Street, San Francisco) and check out the sample jackets. The samples are size small.

Q: How do I care for my Plutonium MOTO jacket?
A: Wash on low temperature setting using mild detergent. Either air dry or dry on low setting. Do not bleach. Oil or grease should first be treated with a dry cleaning solvent followed by a spray cleaner or detergent and water.

Q: What is Cordura?
A: CORDURA® is a highly abrasion-resistant nylon fabric weave. It has a polyurethane coating that makes a durable water repellent finish.

Q: What is Taslan?
A: Taslan is a nylon fabric whose surface is finished to make it water repellent. It sheds water and resists snow accumulation. It is fully breathable, resists  mildew, and dries faster than cotton. It can be worn as a warm mid-layer or a functional outerwear.

Q: What is Thinsulate™?
A: 3M™ Thinsulate™ Platinum Insulation Type J features a unique blend of synthetic hydrophobic fibers, which result in exceptional warmth and better water resistance. Its soft feel and availability in many different gram weights makes it versatile and comfortable for a wide variety of apparel like outerwear, sportswear, gloves and accessories.

  • Lightweight, yet provides exceptional warmth and comfort
  • Hydrophobic fibers for enhanced water resistance
  • Easier to work with than down and loose-fiber fills
  • Soft and luxurious feel
  • High-loft synthetic down alternative
  • Highly compressible
  • 100% Polyester, Hypoallergenic

Q: What armor is in Plutonium MOTO jackets?
A: Back: RS TAICHI CE TRV044,  Shoulder: RS TAICHI CE TRV058, Elbow: RS TAICHI CE TRV057, and Hip: REV’IT! Seesoft Hip Protectors RV01

Q: If the armor shell can be worn in all three jackets, do I need multiple armor shells and armor?
A: No. If you have already purchased a Plutonium MOTO jacket, for additional jackets you can select specify “No armor shell and armor” and reduce the price of the jacket.

Care

Nylon and Polyester care

  • Wash in cool water temperatures.
  • Do not use bleach.
  • Hang dry
  • You can iron with a presser cloth. Always test first on scraps or out-of-sight parts.
  • 100% Polyester fabric can be dry cleaned

Neoprene® synthetic rubber

Maintaining Breathable Fabrics

After the manufacturing process that bonds a breathable/waterproof membrane to Cordura fabric, a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) chemical treatment is applied that prevents water from being absorbed into the Cordura’s fibers. If the Cordura fibers become saturated in wet conditions, the water forms a barrier causing vapor to condense on the inside surface. Over time and after extended wear, the original DWR treatment wears away and must be renewed. Periodically laundering gear with a wash-in treatment like Nikwax TX Direct®, or applying a post-wash water repellent product like Scotchgard®, Revivex® or Tectron®, will insure that water beads and runs off the fabric, and that vapor will always be able to pass through, even in wet conditions. Maintaining the DWR also helps textile gear dry faster after being in rain.

Cleaning/Laundering

Machine washing is recommended. Remove the armor and the contents of all the pockets. Close all zippers. Use the regular wash cycle, and a ‘warm’ water setting with mild powder detergent, wash-in water repellent products, or non-detergent soaps formulated specifically for outdoor fabrics. Run the complete wash/rinse cycle a second or third time with water only to remove any residual detergent. Machine dry at a medium temperature. Do not use anti-static products. Small stains can be removed using spot cleaning stain removal products. Citrus based cleaners work well for oil stains.