Monday, June 13

Teknic Freeway Textile Jacket Review

It can be very tough to manufacture a jacket that meets all the demands of an adventure or touring rider. First, the jacket has to be able to take anything mother nature can throw at it. This includes the hot, the cold, and the wet. Next, a good ADV jacket needs to be protective and keep the rider safe in the event of a wreck. Tough abrasion resistant materials are a must as well as having quality armor in high impact areas. A good adventure touring jacket needs to be comfortable, look stylish, and have a ton of technical features. Finally, the price needs to be less then an arm and a leg.

The Teknic Freeway Textile Jacket is made to meet the high demands of many ADV and touring riders while not breaking the bank. Teknic designed this jacket to be able to handle any kind of riding condition, including the summer heat, the winter cold and the heavy rain that can spring up anytime. This is a true all-season all-weather motorcycle jacket designed for the rider that wants to be able to tackle just about any challenge thrown his way.

Check out our Teknic Freeway Textile Jacket Review:

Starting off, this jacket is completely waterproof and breathable thanks to the Powerskin Z liner system and Labyrinth main zipper entry system. This is a waterproof flap that zips up behind the first main zipper to keep water that penetrates the first zipper from reaching the rider. The Powerskin liner is bonded to the outer shell meaning you'll always be covered without having to fumble with a zip-in liner the weather goes from dry to wet or wet to dry. When ventilation is needed, there are massive YKK zipper vents that run over the chest and biceps and large exhausts at the back of the jacket. This gives the rider a degree of airflow. All the exhaust vents are waterproof so when the wet stuff
starts coming down, zip them closed and you're covered.

The removable Alufoil thermal liner is a full sleeve liner with a smooth shiny texture with 5oz. Polyfil insulation. The reflective material is going to retain heat much better then a standard jacket liner. It is also extremely comfortable against the skin. When the liner is removed, it can be folded inside a compact sack and attached to the outside of the jacket. When the liner is removed there are adjustment straps in the arms and torso to tighten the jacket back up.

Protection in this jacket is very impressive. CE Rated Knox armor is standard in the arms, shoulders, and back. Knox is upgraded over standard CE armor, is comfortable and does a very good job at dispersing impacts. The armor is removable via a zipper enclosure
on the outside of the jacket and velcro slit at the bottom of the back
protector. The Knox TP2 CE Back Protector is generally a $30 upgrade for other jackets.

The Teknic Freeway Jacket is packed with a ton of other features that you don't see on every jacket. An 8" pant connection zipper is incorporated in the back of the jacket, and a ton of storage pockets cover the outside and inside of the jacket. Reflective material sewn into both the black and the Hi-Viz versions of the jacket makes the rider more visible at night when hit with headlights. The soft collar can be put on and taken off very easily for added temperature versatility. A headphone grommet and internal MP3 pocket are thoughtful additions to this jacket from Teknic.

It's hard to find a reason not to love this jacket. Everything on it is simply done the right way. It has everything a ADV or touring rider could want.  It's sizing isn't super snug like the european jackets and it's not as generous as a lot of the American stuff. It falls right into the middle and fits true to size. Sizes go from 40-54US. This is just simply a great jacket providing solid bang for the buck.

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