Dainese Teren D-Dry Jacket
Pretty Close to a Perfect Four Season Jacket
This is a stylish, well built jacket that has many quality features. The venting system works great with the liner and waterproof shell removed. It's plenty warm and has enough room for extra layers when it's really cold. I'm 5'9", 185, 42" chest, with an athletic build. I like a slimmer fit, so I usually go with a Medium, however, I followed the advice on this jacket and got a Large and it's a really good fit for me. I would recommend this jacket as a really good year-round option.
April 29, 2013
Stylish touring jacket with features
Stylish touring jacket with lots of features that is easy to use.
Thermal and waterproof liners are removed easily. 2 inner pockets, 2 non waterproof chest pockets, 2 waterproof pockets.
Open the 2 front and 1 rear flaps to find mesh panels for vent.
Interesting system for pulling in the arm / shoulders so they don't flap as much when liners are removed.
Will be riding with it for the next 6 months in europe.
April 23, 2013
Almost five stars...
I really wanted to give the Teren jacket five star but there are just a couple design flaws that keep it at a respectable four stars.
Just a quick fitment summary. I wear a 54 Dainese leather Alien jacket/pants and this suit fits exactly the same as those items do (6’3”/205lbs/44” chest/Size 34 Carhartts).
Let’s start with the good…this jacket fits extremely well, the build quality is very high and the jackets features are ones that’ll be used rather than fluff features that sound cool in the description but never get used. Also, with the liner options this jacket works just as well in a typical Seattle down pour as it does during an untypical sunny Seattle day. The storage in this jacket is awesome too
Now for the bad. There’s mainly one thing that I didn’t like about this jacket, the D-dry/destination layer. I have two gripes about this layer. The inside of this layer is not finished in the same fashion as the Teren pant. In the Teren pant, the fabric texture is the same on the inside as it is on the outside….smooth against the skin. With the jacket, the outside is smooth but the inside has a coating that feels uncomfortable against bare arm skin. If you want to be comfortable in this jacket with the D-dry/destination layer zipped in (without the winter liner), you’re going to have to wear a long sleeve shirt. I also wouldn’t wear this liner as a destination jacket as described in the video. It has no pockets, it doesn’t look very good and it’s still uncomfortable to wear without the winter liner or a long sleeve shirt.
Overall, this is a great touring 2-piece that I plan on wearing for years to come. It’s not perfect but it’s close enough for me!
April 8, 2013
Great Multi-Season Jacket
I bought this to see me through the colder months and it is working well. I only need a t-shirt underneath as the liners do a great job of keeping the heat in (I cancelled an order for a heated liner when I discovered just how warm this jacket is!).
It has pretty much every feature one might need when touring in different climates and it has style to match. I ride a BMW and had this jacket side-by-side with the BMW offerings which I really wanted to buy to complete the look :-) However, in terms of features, style and value for money the Dainese Teren was the best choice. Plus it is compatible with my Dainese back protector and leather pants.
March 11, 2013
Best true four season jacket
I received this jacket and from the moment I took it out of the bag I was completely impressed. Looking at Dianese for the first time I was torn between the Talos and the Gator for a great cold weather jacket but knew I was going to be dying in the summer here in Albuquerque, NM because of the minimal venting. The Teren was the exact mix between the two, even cosmetically it has the arm straps as well as the original looking shoulder pad. Here in Albuquerque you would think even the winters are warm but they get brutally cold. Being a year round rider, yesterday I had a 45 minute commute in -7 degrease F and I was comfortable in this jacket only with a T shirt underneath. This is the warmest jacket I have ever used. The warmest I have ridden in it was 60 degrease and I simply removed the thermal liner, stuck it in my backpack and was ready to go. I can still take out the D-Dry layer and open the vents which I haven't done yet, with which I wouldn't be worried to take it out on a 105 degree day. I am proud to certify this jacket a true 4 season and will be the only thing I am going to use for the next forever. I have also gotten comments on it as just a sweet looking jacket. It is a steep price but I knew I was paying for the quality and performance and boy was I corrected with the price. With this jacket you get more than what you pay for and with the first few brutally cold days you will realize you definitely are getting what you payed for. I am always going with Dianese for a first pick from now on.
RIDES: 2008 Nightster
January 20, 2013
I have owned many different touring jackets and this is by far the best product I have ever worn. I definetily recommend checking out the video on this to see how the venting options work on this jacket. The quality and craftsmanship is stunning. The size is spot on according to the sizing charts. Riding is very comfortable even in 27 degree temperatures. With other jackets I would have to wear extra layers even with a liner in it and could still feel cold air getting in. Having the collar on this jacket helps a lot too, no more neck gaiters. The armor is adjustable and can be moved some for a better fit but upon receiving it and putting it on was like the jacket was custom built for me. I am 6'2" and weigh about 200lbs and went with a 54. I have been riding in 70 degree temperatures on som days and thus far very impressed with the airflow options you have with the front and back venting options. I am totally blown away with how one jacket can provide such warmth on cold days yet change up the venting options for warmer days and continue riding without having to switch jackets and still be water proof. It will be nice now not having to bring two jackets with me. And of course then you have revzilla, outstanding customer service, always willing to go that extra mile to help out its customers. Thanks again!
January 17, 2013