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Olympia Dakar Jacket

Equally suited for on and off road adventures, Olympia’s Dakar Dual Sport jacket delivers the ultimate in multi-season riding comfort. Equipped with a sporty two stage, wind and waterproof, Thermolite insulated liner jacket, this style delivers true multi season riding comfort. Its unique Three Layer Systems Design allows you to customize its function by simply adding or removing appropriate layers as needed.

Layer One - Consists of a rugged outer shell cut in authentic Cordura nylon with ballistic mesh panels for maximum airflow and superior abrasion resistance. Two flap covered chest pockets plus two zip flap lower cargo pockets and a waterproof back pocket offer multiple storage options. For added safety in low light situations, 3M Scotchlite reflective material is located at the chest, shoulders, collar and back.

Layer Two - Consists of a sporty two stage waterproof breathable liner jacket cut in rugged rip stop nylon and features mandarin style knit trim collar, two waterproof zipper pockets plus an interior cell phone pocket. Forget having to stow away extra personal gear as this liner pulls double duty as functional sportswear.

Layer Three - Consists of a removable thermal layer with authentic Thermolite insulation. This zip in, zip out feature insures multi-season riding comfort through a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions.

Features:

  • Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Cordura fabric with ballistic airflow mesh panels
  • Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two-stage liner jacket
  • Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders
  • Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector
  • Cool mesh airflow lining
  • Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and  waist
  • Comfort neoprene framed collar
  • 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back
  • 8” connecting zipper for pants
  • Eight storage pockets plus zippered waterproof  back pocket

4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.4 / 5
Features
4.5 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Air Flow
4.7 / 5
Fit
Small
 
Large

Olympia Men's Jackets Sizing

Alpha Size Suit Size Height (in) Weight 
SM  34-36 63"-69"   125-155
MD  38-40 63"-70"  155-175
LG  42-44 66"-73"  175-195
XL  46-48 68"-74"  195-215
2XL  50-52 69"-75"  215-235
3XL  54-56 71"-76"  235-255
4XL  58-60 72"-77"  255-290

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Height With no shoes on, stand with your back against a wall and your feet together. Measure from the floor to the top of your head.
WT Weight What is your weight?
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Ivory/Black / 2XL 940074 MJ222I-2XL In Stock: Ships next business day
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Ivory/Black / MD 940078 MJ222I-M Out of Stock
Ivory/Black / SM 940079 MJ222I-S Out of Stock
Ivory/Black / XL 940080 MJ222I-XL In Stock: Ships next business day
Grey/Black / 2XL 940067 MJ222G-2XL In Stock: Ships next business day
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Grey/Black / XL 940073 MJ222G-XL In Stock: Ships next business day
Patriot / 2XL 940081 MJ222U-2XL Out of Stock
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Patriot / 4XL 940083 MJ222U-4XL Only 1 Left: Ships next business day
Patriot / LG 940084 MJ222U-L Out of Stock
Patriot / MD 940085 MJ222U-M Out of Stock
Patriot / SM 940086 MJ222U-S Out of Stock
Patriot / XL 940087 MJ222U-XL Out of Stock
Neon Yellow/Black / 2XL 940088 MJ222Z-2XL In Stock: Ships next business day
Neon Yellow/Black / 3XL 940089 MJ222Z-3XL In Stock: Ships next business day
Neon Yellow/Black / 4XL 940090 MJ222Z-4XL In Stock: Ships next business day
Neon Yellow/Black / LG 940091 MJ222Z-L In Stock: Ships next business day
Neon Yellow/Black / MD 940092 MJ222Z-M In Stock: Ships next business day
Neon Yellow/Black / SM 940093 MJ222Z-S In Stock: Ships next business day
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4.6 / 5.0
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4.7 / 5
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4.7 / 5
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5 / 5
Protection & Durability
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Very good choice at a reasonable price.
I waited a year to post a review. I commute on the bike every day that the temps are above 30 degrees. This is a tough jacket. Very well made. The armor fits where it is supposed to and doesn't wander around. A year down the road and everything is still fine. No running threads and the velcro is holding up just fine. I have ridden in the cold, the jacket is warm. I have ridden in rain so hard it pooled up in my crotch and the best speed I could safely ride was 20 mph and I couldn't friggin see, and the jacket was dry. It has never leaked, never got water up the sleeves or down the neck or butt crack. I have ridden hot weather up to over 90 degrees, and the jacket is reasonably cool when you are under way. You will get hot standing around, and you will have a hot spot under the back protector. All in all, an awesome riding jacket that will serve you well from 30-90 degrees, in my opinion. Sizes run true so follow the sizing guidance from Revzilla and you can't go wrong.
June 2, 2015
Ride:
2014 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Another Great Olympia Jacket Product!
About me: 5'7", 175 lbs, Levi's size: 36X29, collar 16.5, shirt sleeve 33", American build all the way. Live in L.A. area, ride in mostly warm and shoulder seasons in SoCal, NC mountains, and North Florida. So, the operative words in my daily encounters are hot, muggy, sudden thundershowers, to cool-to-cold in the mountains.

The search: I bought this jacket after looking for a Swiss Army Knife kind of jacket product that would do lots of things well and line up to the type of riding and climate/weather. I was not disappointed.

Thoughts: Protection. I have been riding for the better part of off-and-on 50 years and am getting back to more regular BMW GS Enduro kind of riding. If scrambling is still a word in motorcycle lingo, I am not so interested in that anymore, but do want the ability to be comfortable on the pavement and do an occasional fire road.

Kit: Okay, there's the outside mesh jacket, which I will spend some detail writing about in the next few paragraphs. Short story: It's great. There is a windbreaker-type rain jacket that either just slips inside the mesh shell quickly for a throw on or zips inside the mesh shell, which is very well done. For convenience, I picture mostly doing the first instead of the zip-in thing. The rain jacket is a completely finished and ready to wear jacket by itself -- excellent detail. The last part of the kit, remember that everything can be zipped together or used freestanding up to now, is a thin, high-tech thermolite insulating layer. It is not a finished product to be worn freestanding. So, don't do what I did at first and put it on by itself and start fussing that the zippers would not come together (because, as my wife pointed out, they zip or slip [if in a hurry] inside of the rain jacket -- and fits perfectly, too :). So, as Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say, well, then nevermind. This is seems a bit overwrought at first, but makes sense as you think through how the jacket functions. Bottom line: Excellent versatility, but a bit cramped when everything is zipped into place. I felt like the junior version of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. Well, maybe not quite like that, but I was feeling bulked out. I may appreciate that bulk at 11,000 feet next November on Mount Baldy near Claremont, CA.

Jacket: Air, ventilation, protection, air-----------please. The Dakar is a great choice, as it provides gobs of air circulation, especially when riding through Death Valley in May. I bought the large (in Grey/Black) and appreciate the features. I will give you just a few unexpected surprises about details and a few nits, too if you promise to keep in mind that I am super happy with this purchase.

Cool details: Wetsuit type collar top roll to cut down on chafing. 3/4 length with longer back tail (goes down over hips). Gusseted zips on both sides to allow jacket to relax and spread when you are seated on the motorcycle. Double heavy YKK zippers. I like being able to have the jacket zipped and then opening the bottom for air and so the jacket does not bunch up on the fuel tank/seat. All zippers have nice rubber pulls and a few have a kind of zipper docking station that I really don't know their function, but appreciate the detail. The armor is the good stuff, but doesn't make one look like the Star Wars Stormtroopers of the Evil Empire. And, for armor, it is fairly comfortable. Some pockets I read somewhere are waterproofed and some not. I haven't figured that out yet, but will before our first storm (or, as they say, mist anywhere other than in Southern California).

Nits on details (okay, some are misses): The slash handwarmer pockets are small and chintsy. A hand barely fits, so one would not feel comfortable in putting keys in the pocket without zipping it closed. And, tell me if I am wrong, how is one expected to go to a motorcycle or car show and enjoy looking around, if there are no good pockets in which to put your hands? Come on! In front of the (on top of) the handwarmer pockets are very shallow horizontal pockets not large enough for much more than a tube of ChapStick -- seems like a huge lot of hooey for nothing. Maybe I will discover their special purpose as time goes on. The sleeves are way too long. Okay, I know that we need more sleeve when riding, but Olympia's model must have been an orangutan. I think I am going to have some serious money invested in tailoring the wrist cuffs. If Olympia has figured out the tailoring of pants hems so easily, why in heck can't ---------- okay, I'll move on. This jacket is a 2014 model, yet the inside cell phone pocket is still made for a Motorola flip phone, so my three-year-old, iPhone 5 won't even fit. Good grief.

Overall: This is an all-time jacket. Olympia is top shelf quality and built for an American build, which is great to find. Revzilla has been terrific -- decent prices, excellent service, and a world of variety and choices. Anthony's myriad of helpful video reviews are super informative, Andy in Customer Service deserves a medal. He treats me as if my dumb questions are important and answers them patiently and ensures that I am happy. Bravo and thanks.
May 7, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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Air Flow
5 / 5
Loads of features, lots of storage pockets, lots of ventilation, very flexible.
I am really enjoying riding with this jacket. I bought it for sport touring and it seems to fit the bill nicely. I live in Southern California and even though it's "winter" here we just had a slew of days over 80 degrees. The jacket with the two inner liners removed flowed air really well while I was riding. On a "cold" morning here in LA the quilted liner did it's job and kept me comfortable before the sun came up in the high 40s to mid 50 degree temps. I REALLY like the wealth of pockets all over the jacket. The exterior chest pockets are VERY large and I found myself stuffing my full size android phone, sun glasses, wallet and smokes in there and it didn't feel bulky and nothing was poking in to me. I have thrown house keys in there now also. I bought the complimenting Olympia pants to go with this and liked how the jacket zipped to the pants in the back. In the wind this really helped to keep the jacket from riding up or the pants from riding down while riding. I currently have a Yamaha FJR 1300 and flying through the canyons or bombing down the freeways here all seemed very comfortable. I liked that when I stopped I can get to things really easily in the pockets and and all the straps were easy to adjust in order to cinch the jacket to my body. I bought the HI-VIZ yellow and it matches my Shuberth Helmet exactly. My friends said I look like a German motorcycle cop. Perfect. The one thing I think that was lacking (and referenced in the revzilla video) is that the back armor could be tougher/thicker. The jacket is very comfortable and there aren't any areas where I feel anything is rubbing or abrasive anywhere. I'm really happy with this one so far and I watched hours of jacket videos here and read reviews online before selecting it. It's probably not warm enough for colder areas and rides but both revzilla and others stated that all along. I wanted something I could wear in California nearly 4 seasons. I bought a size up just so I COULD wear more underneath this if I needed to and I have all the adjustment to do that or not as I see fit. It's been a real win! THANK YOU REVZILLA!
February 16, 2015
Ride:
2014 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Adventure Riders Jacket w/o Selling Wife/Kids
For some of you, maybe selling the wife and kids might be a good option. For the rest of us who can't afford Klim, there is Olympia. I also like Rev'It gear quality, but find that it runs small for large frame individuals(yes, even fit ones). Onto this jacket. I went with Hi-Viz and I get compliments like "I could see you a mile away", which is what I want. The days of me dressing up like a ninja and hitting the strip for tricks are done with. I can't afford more women in my life, so practical, safe, and smart approach on gear just seemed like the right mid-life crisis thing to do. After all, I go for the ride and adventure.

The fit is slightly American. I normally fit XL jackets to conform to my torso, but due to my wide shoulders and long arms(6'1",47" chest, 225) I went into XXL and it fit like a glove. The outer zipper was rugged and durable, exterior pockets were more than suffice in space(also exposed to air/rain/temp), stitch was high quality.

Airflow is amazing on this jacket. It's a great 3 season jacket. I felt comfortable in 85 degree,some what humid weather. Stay at traffic light long enough and you'll start to get warm. I wouldn't wear it under 45 degree unless I had some layering underneath besides long sleeve. I found the waterproof barrier did excellent job keep wind/elements from getting inside. On top of insulated liner, you have wide range of temperatures you can ride in. I rode in heavy rain and the jack did amazing. Remember to keep valuables/sensitive items BEHIND the water barrier.

The separate windbreaker/waterproof liner could be a handy campsite jacket for keeping body temp close and keeping you dry. Nice feature of the multilayer jacket.

The collar on this is perfect. I didn't find it intrusive when I kept it open or closed. Closed did great job keep my neck warm to just under my helmet without irritation or annoying comfort. The adjusters on sleeve and torso work great for when you strip the liners in and out, keeping the jacket conformed to your body based on insulation needs.

Zippers worked great, no issues. Only one negative to post out of everything. Small pockets behind the water barrier. I can fit my iPhone 4S w/small otter box sleeve, but anything bigger than that, forget it. Make sure you got a dry bag, waterproof tank bag, or panniers. Again, you cant have ultra waterproof jacket and expect it have airflow like this one. It's a trade off. The armor seemed to stay in place and conform well to my frame.

I highly recommend this jacket for someone looking for mid-grade level jacket for 3 seasons and great air flow, and option for a very high visibility jacket.

Ride Safe
November 30, 2014
Ride:
2014 BMW F800GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Great all around jacket
I've been wearing this jacket in 35-45 degree weather and it is keeping me warm and dry. I had to take the thermal liner out when the temps got up to the high 40's and still stayed comfortable with just the rain liner in. It hasn't been warm enough yet to test the air flow, but I am taking a coast trip down Oregon and California in just a couple more weeks and will get to check it out with temps in the mid 80's to 90's with a return route through Death Valley. Great quality, workmanship and versatility.
March 23, 2015
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great Jacket
As i am just getting back on the street after over 20 years off the bike, technology has changed greatly, after looking at countless jackets and talking to friends settled on this jacket and so glad I did, very comfortable, very stylish and fits great, it is a bit snug with all the layers in, but that just makes me want to lose a couple pounds, it feels great on and while riding, very happy with this purchase
February 3, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Wow! Blown away!
The readily apparent quality in this garment is astonishing, right down to the two inner liners, and the workmanship is just spot on everywhere you look. No loose threads, no niggling errors, just a quality piece of work utilizing high quality fabrics. Following size chart and video, fit was fine except for the gut area, which is a little snug when all the liners are added, but roomy with them removed. I've read similar comments here as well, so maybe this is a manufacturer's issue? If you've been pulling overtime on longnecks and pizza, think accordingly. Sleeves and tail appropriately long for MC use, pockets placed usefully, including a neat little iPod pocket just inside the left breast. A note to those using an iPhone 6 Plus or similar large smartphone: no dice! Larger phones not supported! Manufacturer: please take note...
All told, if you're looking for a three season jacket for the Rockies or other similar climates (i.e., generally cool), this is a winner. Live in South Texas or Miami? You'll melt with all three liners in (even in what passes for winter down there), so you might look for a lighter weight piece unless you want to get something for cooler climes on your next long distance ride. With all three liners in place or ready to use, the versatility of this rig is amazing.
May 13, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Perfect SoCal Jacket after upgrading armor
I am 6' 185 lbs. 40r suit and 16/34 shirt. I bought this jacket in medium. I also wear medium in Icon and 40r in BMW. I bought the grey/green color way. The pics on Revzilla make it look more green than it is. It is much more grey with a hint of green in there but it still looks military inspired and goes well with my green/tan HJC CL-17 MechHunter helmet and camo backpack.

I wouldn't say the fit is too relaxed. With the liners in it hugs but it isn't too tight. With them out it feels great.

The armor on the shoulders and elbows is passable but the back armor is useless. The first thing I did was buy the Alpinestars Nucleon KR-2i back protector and then I took a kitchen knife and cut it to fit in the jacket. It feels great back there.

I plan on upgrading the shoulders and elbows but they feel pretty solid so I don't have to do that right away.

I would call this an all year jacket for SoCal. The liners can make it really warm and with none in it's better than air conditioning.

People on here complained a lot about lack of pocket space and that almost scared me off. I bought it anyway because I knew that Revzilla would take it back if I didn't like it.

I am glad I didn't pass on it. This has a ton of pocket space! Two huge ones on the chest with Velcro flaps, one inside the chest with zipper for your phone and wallet, two good sized hand warmer pockets with zippers, on top of those are two pouch pockets with Velcro flaps and the flaps on those have small zippered pockets and then a huge waterproof one on the back.

It turned out that people were just complaining that this mesh jacket didn't have enough waterproof pockets. This is a warm weather jacket. Waterproof pockets would prevent airflow. If you had your rain liner in on this and got stuck in rain you could put everything in the big back pocket. If you plan on using this jacket for a lot of rain you should probably look at a different jacket.

For a warm weather jacket at this price you couldn't ask for much more. It has great versatility and amazing style.
March 20, 2016
Ride:
2013 BMW G650GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great Jacket
I am glad I tried one on in a shop before ordering as I would have ordered an 2xl and after trying it at the store ordered a 3XL. I am 6 foot 4, 220 lbs and 3xl fits well but leaves a bit of room for a vest under in very cold weather. Sleeve length is perfect and it is very visible. I have not tried it in very hot weather yet, but expect it to have good air flow.
April 20, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great value!
I'm 6'3" 270lbs and I ordered the 3XL. It fits great with the liner in or out. Airflow is great, as long as I'm moving. I needed protection and function without spending a lot and I think this jacket fills the bill. The lower front pockets are small, but it doesn't bother me at all. I'm very happy with my purchase.
June 2, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2015 Kawasaki KLR650
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Good value dual sport jacket
Mark H on Oct 1, 2016
I'm starting to commute from Palm Springs to Los Angeles 2 days a week. 250 mile round trip. In the morning coming out of the desert it's cold, on the way home it's blazing hot. I need a serious 3 season jacket that's highly visible. I still have my ninja black leather for Saturday rides but commuting is a whole other world. Hi viz yellow for me.
SocalKen on Sep 25, 2016
Good value dual sport jacket
Mark H on Oct 1, 2016
Multi-season flexibility, features, price, reviews.
Benjamin H on Sep 28, 2016
I'm starting to commute from Palm Springs to Los Angeles 2 days a week. 250 mile round trip. In the morning coming out of the desert it's cold, on the way home it's blazing hot. I need a serious 3 season jacket that's highly visible. I still have my ninja black leather for Saturday rides but commuting is a whole other world. Hi viz yellow for me.
SocalKen on Sep 25, 2016
Matches Jacket
Greg C on Sep 23, 2016
i live in a warm climate
michael p on Sep 22, 2016
Great price and reviews
Harro L on Sep 22, 2016
SALE PRICE AND I HAVE THE OLYMPIA PANTS
david c on Sep 22, 2016
Looks like a quality jacket. It has good reviews. Closeout pricing looks attractive.
Thomas H on Sep 22, 2016
Great reviews and close out pricing.
Keith F on Sep 20, 2016
The Dakar gets great reviews & it'll zip to the Olympia pants I've got.
Christine H on Sep 16, 2016
Quality and sale price.
Christopher K on Sep 15, 2016
Great Deal. Positive reviews. Versatility and Functionality.
Jared T on Sep 13, 2016
Quality and price.
A U on Sep 13, 2016
I am looking for a hotter weather jacket and between a friend who has one and the video reviews I chose this one.
Robert H on Sep 12, 2016
This is my 3rd Olympia jacket. I expect this one will be just as good as my last two. I think they're great value, regardless of price.
Edward S on Sep 12, 2016
Olympia has a good reputation for features and quality. I like the hi- viz color and styling.
Clifford M on Sep 11, 2016
I Like the style, price and features of this jacket
TerryP on Sep 11, 2016
I am pleased with other Olympia Air glide jacket which is 7 years old and in excellent condition. I like the style and functionality, it seems to my needs as a commuter and occasional long tour allowing it to adapt to many climate variations. I also wanted to treat myself to a new jacket after losing 34 pounds over the last 2 years.
Dr. gary M on Jun 27, 2016
Looking for a jacket for riding year round in lower Alabama. Our winter's are mild so I just be able to stretch this to 4 season, but more importantly, the airflow seems right for our brutal summers.
Anthony L on Jun 21, 2016
Seemed to fit all my objectives.
Arnstein M on Jun 17, 2016
Love the style and the resulting fit. Great jacket!
mweingar on Jun 1, 2016
Looks good, all weather, all season. Given the features and level of protection (has a built in CE rated back plate, after all) the price seemed good.
Ikara P on May 24, 2016
Styling, features, visibility and good rider reviews
John B on May 17, 2016
very good jacket for warm and light cold weather.
Alberto C on May 15, 2016
I needed a jacket to complement my Goldwing riding. The short sport jacket did not cut it.
David G on Apr 29, 2016
Bought the high vis color scheme. People can see me from a mile away. Motorcycle accidents caused by drivers not seeing the motorcycle, and then making left turns in front of cyclist. High vis reduces that risk. Riding a motorcycle is a high risk activity, therefore it makes sense to dress accordingly.
Brian W on Apr 28, 2016
summer jacket with armor included.
Timothy G on Apr 20, 2016
Fit, price, features, would have preferred a lighter overall color
BMWRiderWis on Apr 11, 2016
I really like this jacket. I have ridden in temps from 20 - 80 degrees (F). Very comfortable and the removable liners are great. My old jacket was leather and really glad I moved to this one. Love it.
Brent F on Apr 4, 2016
Wanted a jacket that would adapt to various temperatures and altitudes for a trip through Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.
GeorgeL on Mar 12, 2016
Cuz I thought I wanted to look like Tron. But I don't really.
tim m on Feb 24, 2016
I got to see on at my dealer first
Ben T on Feb 22, 2016
HiViz color. Protective safety qualities. Also, adjusts to weather by removing the windproof and/or insulating lining.
Rick F on Jan 27, 2016
American fit for larger men and incredible reviews! Main reason though was for hot weather riding...
David W on Jan 26, 2016
looks and quality
Steven C on Jan 11, 2016
Very comfortable and very breathable. I purchased this jacket with summer in mind. :)
Toby H on Jan 1, 2016
A lot of mesh (looking for riding in heat); quality construction (I have an old Olympia this will replace); style and features
Ltripreno on Dec 2, 2015
this jacket is very cool and warm when in needs to be. its is also makes you look thinner than the grey Robocop jackets. it fits great I got a xxl I am 6.2 265lbs. I love it..
RAUL D on Nov 18, 2015
Appears to come in larger american cuts. Hoping this actually fits as my suit size is 60.
Gotmilk9579 on Nov 15, 2015
firstly visibility and therefore safety. I battled to find a hi vis jacket that has mesh for good airflow in summer weather but still have the required armour as well. I like the three layer system. And it is quite stylish to boot.
Ismail S on Nov 4, 2015
I chose this because it's three season, seems to be good value, and most important it matches my helmet!
Blaze C on Oct 29, 2015
Hi vis color, longer touring style and many detail features.
david d on Oct 13, 2015
For the solid 3 season riding benefits this jacket presents.
James M on Sep 27, 2015
Excellent jacket. Had it for a couple of weeks now and am 100% happy.
DFcville on Sep 16, 2015
Excellent quality. Ease in shortening sleeves. Lots of pockets and two-way zippers. Very good air flow. Has wind/rain liner jacket that can also be worn separately for casual. Also has warm liner to go inside of wind/rain liner jacket. Excellent value and American fit. If I had it to do over, I would probably choose the high viz color. Highly recommend Olympia anything. I have their touch sensitive leather gloves and Airglide 3 pants, too.
Edward M on Sep 14, 2015
I wanted a good Hi-Viz jacket.
Lonnie K on Sep 4, 2015
Love the Olympia styling, price and excellent quality. I had the original Switchback jacket, an it functioned perfectly. I decided I wanted a longer adventure jacket, and naturally went with Olympia. Wore it yesterday in 90 deg heat up to the cold air of the summit of Mt Washington, NH, and it was comfortable throughout. Can't miss with this jacket! Highly recommend.
Ken S on Aug 18, 2015
Stylish, good fit, needed something for hot summer temps in addition to the Stich Darien set.
Tor L on Aug 3, 2015
I purchased the Olympia Dakar Dual Sport Jacket because of the Olympia reputation for quality products, style and features.
Joseph H on Jul 28, 2015
Protection, multi-season, and viz
Leonardo A on Jul 26, 2015
Multi-season flexibility, features, price, reviews.
Benjamin H on Sep 28, 2016
Matches Jacket
Greg C on Sep 23, 2016
If I wanted to replace the back protector in this jacket with something more substantial, what would fit here? Suggestions?
A shopper on Apr 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Rukka D30 Air Central Back Protector, $55. Fits all olympia products!
Can i use the SAS-TEC Back Protector with this jacket?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes bit only if or XL XXL XXXL SC16 will fit
Hi Guys. I am a bit nervous due to the fact that I live in Brisbane, Australia, and if I get this wrong it will cost me. I am 6'3, 270 pounds, with a chest of 51", a waist of 49" and a sleeve of 29". I am keen on the Olympia Dakar jacket and am thinking of a 2XL at this stage due to the fact that I don't plan gaining weight, I will lose weight if anything. I want to buy the right gear as I plan to ride around Australia and then RTW in the next few years but I am not a millionaire either, and the Olympia gear looks good bang for buck.

Climate at home is mostly warm to very hot. It gets as low as 50 in winter and as hot as 100+ in summer.

My questions:
1. Do you feel 2XL is the right fit for me?
2. What pants would you recommend I buy to go with this jacket? What size would you recommend?
3. Does the Patriot colours get dirty easily? (i.e. should I stick to darker colours if heading off road?)
4. Who was the second gunman on the grassy knoll? (just kidding!)

Any advice you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Bruce Graydon
Bruce G on Aug 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi,

I have the 2xl and it fits me a little loose (with none of the liners in it) to just a little snug (with liners and a polar fleece on), but that is the way I like a jacket to fit. I am 6'2", 230lb, 46 or so chest, 42 waist, and 35 sleeve (but measured from back of neck, sounds like you may have measured from shoulder?). The sleeves are just a little up on the hands when in riding position. Again, this is how I prefer it.

I am thinking that a 2xl might be a little small for you? But, that would depend on how you like a jacket to fit.

I do like th jacket a lot. Good airflow along with some heft to it that makes me think it might actually protect me in a fall (could be all in my head). But, at a 100+ it will still be to warm, but a t shirt would be to warm for me at a 100+. With the liners in, and particularly if you have any wind protection on the bike, 50 degrees is fine.

2) I have no idea. I run levi's with pads under in hot weather and a firstgear over pants when it gets chilly or wet.

3) I have the white and black model. After a couple of trips it is fine, but it will get dirty, especially if you use it off road.

4) What grassy knoll? (just kidding)

Cheers,
DaveW
Does this jacket have hand-warmer pockets? (I thought the video said yes, but I can't see them--sorry.)
Clark S on Apr 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The outer jacket has three pockets in the area of a hand warmer pocket. A zippered pocket over a mess pocket and another small zippered pocket behind the mess pocket I would never known it was there if not asked this question.

The hand warmer pockets are in the inner rain jacket / thermo jacket when the thermo liner is installed. The rain jacket also is the wind barrier and works very well when the temperatures are in the 60's by itself without the thermo liner.

The outer jacket is made for air to flow thru so when the inner jackets are removed it does just that allows the air to flow through. A hand warmer pocket on the out jacket would defeat its purpose.

The first of April I took a 1660 mile trip to the desert and back and had use for all three layers with temperatures ranging from the mid 40's to 100 degrees. In the morning I had all three layers on and by 10:00 I had shed the inner layers. Also at night when the desert cooled down I wore the rain / thermo jacket as a regular jacket as advertised.

I have the rain and thermo jackets zipped together but I don't zip them to the outer jacket. This is why I chose Olympia over other manufactures because of the ease of wearing the inner and outer layers without a major ordeal of change outs. The jacket worked as I thought it would very happy and very pleased.
If you buy the hi vis version of this jacket is the waterproof liner hi vis as well? Can it be worn on the outside of the jackect to keep the jacket dry in heavy rain?
David K on Jun 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: First, I did not get the Hi Vis version and my waterproof liner is not Hi Vis. However, I just tried to put on the liner over the jacket and it worked. It ended just below the waist so about 2 inches in front and 6" in back were exposed. Good idea though, I would rather keep the jacket dry. I am happy with the jacket. Actually I did get caught in a very heavy downpour and stopped at a rest area to put on the liner under the jacket. I was drenched and had a difficult time getting the liner on since it was sticking to my skin. I got it on and back on the road just as the rain stopped. If I had thought to just put on the liner over the jacket, I'd have been much happier and dryer. Next time.
Have had Olympia MS jackets before. My AST2 is 2XL. Will the fitment of this Dakar DS jacket be similar/same? This looks like a much "cooler" option for me. By the size chart it looks like I am in-between sizes but by reading reviews it looks like it is all over the map. One reviewer went from thinking he was an XL to exchanging for a 4XL ... really?
PETER B on May 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The jacket fits pretty much to the chart, I am 5 11, 215 and have a large, it is fits fine for me, mainly because I a more of a 3 season rider, so with the liner in I am comfortable through fall wearing a long sleeve shirt under. if I were going to be doing more layering, I would have gone to an xl. It is a cool jacket, summers here are over 100 some days and it is still vented enough to make it comfortable. absolutely love the jacket.
OK, so I have watched the videos by Anthony for most of the Olympia line, more than once. I think I am settling on the Dakar (after considering the Ranger and Nomad). I am just wondering how we are defining 3 season? I want a jacket that will keep me cozy and warm at around 40° F in early spring and late fall. I also want comfortable ventilation (with liners out, of course) in 90° + temps in late summer.
Scott S on Mar 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I just recently bought a Dakar for the same reasons you want one. Even though it is mid spring where I am going on a trip it will have late fall, and early spring temperatures in the mornings and evenings in the desert and at the higher elevations but will be summertime during mid day and especially down in the basin of the Big Bend of Texas where it will be approaching 90 degrees.

I have both a summer jacket and a winter jacket but neither would fill the bill as a all around jacket as the Dakar. I live in Houston, Texas and the one time I have used the jacket it was cold when I left the house and was warm when I returned and the jacket preformed as I had hoped.

The main reason for purchasing the Olympia jacket is the versatility of the inner jacket that can be worn as a cold weather jacket off the bike. The ease of removal and installation to and from the outer shell is what I was looking for. The day I wore the jacket I used the outer shell for warmth away from the motorcycle and just slipped the out jacket over it zipped it up and was on my way. The other jackets I have it is a major effort to change out the linings and put them back in. Later that day I just wore the outer jacket and had plenty of ventilation.

One last note these skinny guys saying it is American fit is misleading. I wear XL shirts and jackets but order a XXL in the Dakar when I received I could not come close to zipping up the jacket so I ordered a XXXXL and sent the XXL back and the XXXXL fits.

I am very happy with my purchase it is what I had hoped it would be a very well thought out and high quality product. RevZilla did as they say sent me a return label and credited back to my debit card a ++ on all accounts.
Hello--I have my eye on an Olympia Dakar Dual Sport white/black jacket. My measurements are 6' 2" 180 lbs sz 42 coat 34" sleeve. Should I get a Medium or Large? Didn't see a similar question already asked. thanks!
A shopper on Jul 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am 6'1' 180 lbs, and wear a 42L jacket and the large fits me great. It's not loose at all with all the layers on, so I think a medium will probably be too tight for you.
I am a woman that wears a size 8, 5'7" what size Dakar jacket would be recommended?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm 6foot 15 pounds and I wear a medium. It fits great, so I'd say that a small would fit you great. When the "thermal" layer is removed from the inside it fits loose though, I'd recommend getting another jacket for 80 faranheit + days. Very comfortable for anything under that though. I have ridden through some SERIOUS weather in this jacket and stayed WARM and DRY.
What Olympia overpants are suitable to go with the Dakar DS jacket ?
A shopper on Mar 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you want mesh pants that have a removable liner, get the Olympia Airglide 3 pants. If you want mesh pants without a removable liner, you can get the Olympia Dakar pants. They convert into shorts, as well. I have the Dakar jacket and pants and love them both.

I hope this helps,
Jimmy