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Quite possibly one of the most versatile jackets Dainese has ever made, the D-Explorer Gore-Tex Jacket deservedly earns the 4 season badge. Massive multi-stage and fully closeable vents on the front and back of the jacket funnel fresh air directly to the body, while removable Gore-Tex and thermal liners keep Mother Nature at bay. An excellent choice for multi-season riding and adventure touring, the D-Explorer really is one jacket to rule them all.
Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1
Includes standard G1 or G2 back protector
Thermoformed shoulder covered in D-Stone fabric
Ergonomics and Comfort:
Adjustment strap on neck
Drawstring adjustable jacket bottom
Jacket-trousers fastening system
Pocket on sleeve
Inner cuffs on the Wrist of the thermal liner
Removable liner with waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane
Removable thermal liner
External fabric with water-resistance treatment
Air vents on sleeves
Dainese modular flap system
Pocket for Double Chest
2 waterproof front outer pockets
2 front outer pockets
Pocket on left strip
2 side pockets on thermal liner
Pocket on thermal liner
2 rear pockets
Pocket on sleeve
Denoted as Dainese * G. D-Explorer Gore-Tex in Dainese catalog
Design is very good. Features are nice.
I purchased the jacket to come as close as I could to have an all season jacket. The quality is very good. The gore tex liner had a buggered zipper but Revzilla took care of it as usual. I have not used it in warm weather yet but in winter weather it is great. I also have not used it in wet conditions yet. The fit is good except for one area. The lower arms are a tad small. If I have no long sleeves on the fit is good. If you wear a sweater or sweatshirt under the garment then the lower arm area will be tight. I am of average build and do not have large lower arms. Overall a great jacket and I would purchase again.
January 9, 2015
Excellent fit, features, tons of airflow, but ability to be warm and dry as well. Versatility comes at a price, but if you want a do it all comfortable touring jacket, Dainese delivers.
December 15, 2014
Awesome true 4 season touring jacket
I received this jacket from Revzilla just in time to take it on a 600 mile overnight tour of the mountain passes from San Francisco to Bridgeport. The early morning start from the valleys had the jacket all zipped up without the gortex or the quilted liner and I was perfectly comfortable. Once we hit the central boiler room valley by mid day I opened up all the vents. Fronts, back, and the sleeves open! It was like the air conditioner came on. The cool breeze was felt flowing strongly through the jacket. It was just like wearing a total mesh jacket even with a hydration pack on my back. Plenty of pocket room for my camera, fastrak, phone, wallet, business cards, and a cool sleeve pocket for my gas card. I love all the adjustability with the double neck closure and the sleeve ties. The snap collar is a big improvement over last year's velcro. No more chafing when its open. This jacket is really a perfect combination of the last two years' models of seasonal touring jackets. Looks pretty darn sharp as well. The sleeves fit just a touch long but not too much of a gripe really. Very comfortable. A bit on the pricey side, but I am glad I went for it. I know I will be riding this gear for many years to come.
September 17, 2014
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Mark Q: Revzilla's jacket of 2014, great reviews and great looking!Nov 30, 2014
Frederick R: Highly rated by RevZilla buyers, a top seller, which is a good indicator to me that it is a nice product. Also like the looks and the all-season features... I can't afford to buy multiple jackets in this price range!Nov 28, 2014
Diego B: Expensive yes, but it is a top quality jacket and totally functional no matter the weather.
If you can afford several top quality jackets for different seasons then by all means buy several jackets, but if you can afford only one to do everything, this is your choice.
(again $900 is not exactly "affordable").Oct 14, 2014
Eric L asked:I own a Dainese Super Speed Perforated Leather Jacket, size 54. It fits comfortably snug and since it is for warm weather riding I only wear one layer underneath. I am very interested in purchasing the D-Explorer but would like to know if I should order a larger size since I typically wear extra layers or bulkier clothing (sweaters, & etc.) that would not fit under the Super Speed Jacket?Dec 1, 2014
Diego B:I own a Dainese Super Speed Perforated Leather Jacket, size 54. It fits comfortably snug and since it is for warm weather riding I only wear one layer underneath. I am very interested in purchasing the D-Explorer but would like to know if I should order a larger size since I typically wear extra layers or bulkier clothing (sweaters, & etc.) that would not fit under the Super Speed Jacket?
Eric, I own both the D-Explorer jacket (I don't have the pants) and also Dainese Aero race suit. I got them both about 2 months ago and I can tell you can fully trust the size chart information of Dainese, at least for the D-Explorer jacket, it is true to size. Just to let you know, my Dainese Aero race suit, for my dimensions, was suppose to be 52. But I decide to get a 54 because my plan is to use it with: a dainese manis back protector and also dainese norsorex vest, and turn out I was correct by going one size up, it feels very very snug I hope with leather the streching just a little bit more it will feel "comfortably snug" (I have use it only once so far). But if I take out everything (back protector and vest), it feels like it is one size bigger for me. Probably a 52 will be my size, but not enough room for all the protection I plan to wear, also my legs are a little bit bigger then my arms, so the lower part of my Aero suit 54 fits spot on to my legs.
Now in the specifics with the D-Explorer I do have a 52, just like Dainese charts suggest for my meassurements, and it is spot on. I use it with out all the liners (waterproof and thermal) and I love the versatility it gives for setting up how much airflow you can have in the venting system of this amazing jacket.
for references, my sizes are: 5'9'' 185lbs normal body with a little beer belly hehe normal arms fit legs (I do a lot of footbal/soccer).Dec 1, 2014
Anthony J:I own the Ducati (Dainese) Corse perforated leather jacket size 52 which is snug. I too only wear a single layer under it. I have the D-Explorer in the same size (52) and it fits looser so you can fit additional layers. Today it was around 28F degrees when I rode into work, and I had a long sleeve under shirt and a mid-weight sweater over it (North Face). I had both the Gore-Tex and thermal liner in the jacket. The sweater sleeves bunched up a bit but not badly. I'm happy with the same size I normally wear. I think if I went bigger it may have felt a bit baggy.Dec 2, 2014
Diego B:I had been looking a lot of videos for all types of jackets in revzilla TV channel (youtube). In my opinion there is no other jacket that offers the same ventilation than this one, unless you go with any mesh jacket.
But yes you can find mesh jackets that does have waterproof liner (it is put under the jacket, not the outside).Oct 23, 2014
Paul S:With this jacket you can wear the thermal liner and the waterproof liner or just the waterproof liner, or just the thermal liner, or no liners. Both of these liners are worn inside the shell.There are several other jackets that unlike this jacket have the waterproof liner as part of the shell with a removable thermal liner. Having the waterproof liner as part of the shell will limit the amount of venting. This jacket is truly a 4 season jacket because you can remove all the liners and open up the vents to take full advantage of the cooling full open front and back in the summer. The outer shell is quick dry fabric and has waterproof pockets. If you are going to get a fully waterproof shell jacket you won't get the breathability for the summer months.Oct 7, 2014