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Olympia Dakar Dual Sport Jacket
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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. It’s 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.


  • 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

Jacket Size Guidelines
We suggest you use these size charts as a general guide. Variables in weight distribution and height may alter the appropriate size range indicated. As a general rule Olympia Jackets are designed in America, with an "American" body in mind. As such, you will find that Olympia tend to fit more generously than European brands (such as REV'IT!, Dainese, Alpinestars and Spidi). If you are in between sizes, we recommend to you to err on the smaller side.

Pant Sizing Guidelines
Olympia pants fit true to size. If you intend on using them as over pants, please go one size up.

Inseam Lengths
Olympia pants are cut with generous inseams to accommodate various riding positions. Olympia EZ hem bottoms (can be hemmed up to six inches) and adjustable knee armor help riders achieve a custom fit

Olympia Men's Jackets / 1 Piece Suits

Alpha Size Suit Size Height Weight
SM  34-36 5'3"-5'9"   120-150
MD  38-40 5'3"-5'10"  150-170
LG  42-44 5'6"-6'1"  170-190
XL  46-48 5'8"-6'2"  190-210
2XL  50-52 5'9"-6'3"  210-230
3XL  54-56 5'11"-6'4"  220-250
4XL  58-60 6'-6'5"  240-285

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

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Ivory/Black / 2XL 940074 MJ222I-2XL In Stock: Ships next business day
Ivory/Black / 3XL 940075 MJ222I-3XL In Stock: Ships next business day
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Ivory/Black / LG 940077 MJ222I-L In Stock: Ships next business day
Ivory/Black / MD 940078 MJ222I-M In Stock: Ships next business day
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
Grey/Black / 3XL 940068 MJ222G-3XL In Stock: Ships next business day
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Grey/Black / MD 940071 MJ222G-M In Stock: Ships next business day
Grey/Black / SM 940072 MJ222G-S In Stock: Ships next business day
Grey/Black / XL 940073 MJ222G-XL In Stock: Ships next business day
Patriot / 2XL 940081 MJ222U-2XL In Stock: Ships next business day
Patriot / 3XL 940082 MJ222U-3XL In Stock: Ships next business day
Patriot / 4XL 940083 MJ222U-4XL In Stock: Ships next business day
Patriot / LG 940084 MJ222U-L In Stock: Ships next business day
Patriot / MD 940085 MJ222U-M In Stock: Ships next business day
Patriot / SM 940086 MJ222U-S Out of Stock
Patriot / XL 940087 MJ222U-XL In Stock: Ships next business day
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: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
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
Neon Yellow/Black / XL 940094 MJ222Z-XL In Stock: Ships next business day


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Olympia Dakar Dual Sport Jacket 4.6 5 59 59
Really good jacket. Hi guys! First of all, thank you, I've had ridden few thousands miles in this jacket, temp from 40F to 90, and so far I really enjoy it. It's white and nicely vented, so it's great for summer. Actually, there is the only minor thing to complain about: I don't use the back pocket, so I don't know if it's waterproof, but if yes, it's the only waterproof pocket in the outer layer. I can't keep papers or phone in the inner pocket (outer layer), it gets wet. October 28, 2015
Need a jacket for a 10,000 mile trip?....this might be it. I needed a jacket for a summer, round US trip on an R1150GS, but once I'd bought and prepped the bike found I didn't have quite the budget I thought I did for gear. I had been considering the Rev-It Cayenne, beautifully made, fitted great, but all weather protection was extra, an this blew the budget. So back to trawling reviews on Revzilla ;-) I came across the Olympus jacket, it looked great and Anthony pulled his usual charm and enthusiasm on me....darnit, why you gotta be so good at what you do!? With four days to spare before the journey started I ordered the jacket, based on Anthonys review in Large. I'm six foot and a chesty and slightly extra padded 100kgs (220lb-ish in old money), the jacket arrived and fitted great....close enough for the women I got out with. If I had my way the waist strap would have been a little lower on the jacket and the internal kidney belt of the Cayenne would be an awesome addition to stop it riding up. The budget didn't stretch to the pants, which no doubt would have helped this by zipping to the jacket, but it was a minor. Overall a little more length in the jacket (maybe just two inches in the chest) would have solved this. But ya can't have it all! I used both the thermal (coming down the mountain early morning - cue Janes Addiction) and waterproof (seven hours riding through a big storm in PA) linings and both performed adequately. In the heat of the desert though, the jacket excelled. The ventilation is extremely good, and kept me cooler riding with it than without, as it also provides an element of shade. In total I did 10,000 miles in two and half months with this jacket on and off road, from LA to NY and back again....the long way. It's shrugged of me stacking the bike in gravel and mud effortlessly (more can be said for the rider who was sore for a few days!), and after a hose down still looks as good as when it was new. The construction is very good for the money, as are the features, lots of handy pockets, including a big waterproof one on the back panel which I found very useful. For the money, you will not be disappointed! October 19, 2015
Great jacket, completely satisfied. I've been very happy with this purchase. Fits me well (I'm a big guy) and the coat seems to be everything promised. Have pants to match. October 19, 2015
Good, but not perfect For the price you're not going to find anything better. But there are some quirks. The cell phone pocket is just too small for an iPhone 6/ galaxy 5 So many pockets its easy to lose thing, but they are handy. I'm 6'2" 240 and bought a xxl. With the liners in the jacket fits well and i have no issues. Take them out and the outter shell is floppy. Lost of extra room that flaps around in the wind. Jacket is comfortable and warm and I'm more than happy I picked it up. Well worth the investment. October 5, 2015
Great fit and function! :-) I look like a Storm Trooper :-/ I purchased this jacket a couple months ago. We've not had much rain in southeastern PA in that amount of time but, last week, I finally got the chance to test this jacket in the rain. I was surprisingly pleased! I was certain most of Olympia's stuff was just over-hyped but I dropped the coin and wanted to test said hype with a new jacket. It works! Waterproof Functionality: I had a Joe Rocket Atomic 4.0 jacket and it was said to be waterproof but it failed that test within 2 minutes of a downpour. Then, within a year, a zipper for one of the chest-vents decided to stop working so it's stuck in the open position - forever. I have a Fieldsheer Aqua Tour jacket as well but, while it sounds like I'm wearing a trash bag under the jacket, it can't keep the water out for very long. I'm lucky to get 15-20 minutes into my commute - with light to moderate rain and road-mist - before I'm uncomfortably wet with water coming in via the covered zippers. However, with the Olympia Dakar, I was able to get home - a 50 minute ride - with a dry shirt. (I found a very small spot in the center of my chest that was slightly damp but I'm not sure where that even came from; it could have come from my chin and down the inside of my collar or it could have been there before I suited up.) During this particular ride, much of the ride was on the PA Turnpike where I was travelling - in moderate traffic & road mist - at about 70 MPH for about 15 minutes. The rest of the ride was on state roads @ 45 MPH and winding back roads @ 35 MPH. During the whole trip, we had moderate rain. Like I said, I was pleasantly surprised at how dry my arms and upper torso were when I got home that day. The cuffs of my shirt were slightly damp as well but that was no fault of the jacket. Had I had my gloves with the inner & outer gauntlets, I would not have had water blowing up the sleeves. Pockets: I read a lot of complaints about the pockets and I can see where some of them come from. (In fact that's the only complaint I have with this jacket but for different reasons.) However, I have a Nexus 6 - with a bulky case - and it fits just fine inside the little flask-pocket in the jacket. The larger pockets, in front of the chest, are plenty big enough to hold anything you'd really want in a pocket but, yes, it will get wet in there. I tend to just keep my shades in there. I use the smaller zip-pockets lower on the front of the jacket for my keys. Not much else will fit in those. I ride a Kawasaki Versys 650 LT - which has the side-panniers - so I have plenty of waterproof storage, should I need it. Fit: Using the sizing-chart, I was directed to purchase a 2XL. I'm a husky-built dude at about 6' and 230-lbs and even the 2XL seemed a bit excessive but I went with it... It fit fine! I got it in late August so it was still warm enough to ride without the liners. I had never had a mesh jacket before and the airflow was an awesome change! In September, it started to get cool in the mornings so I just slipped on the wind/rain liner and I was fine. Come the afternoon, I just folded (balled) up the liner and stuffed it in the rear pouch of the jacket. It was a bit awkward to have that rear pouch back there but I got used to it within a week. Now, it's October and it's cool enough to use the thermal liner. With all 3 layers, I can still wear a sweatshirt and feel comfortable. The belly-strap feels a bit strange but that can be adjusted accordingly. Complaint: I think I'll be taking this up with Olympia as I suspect this is a warranty issue. (Olympia's 1-year warranty states that I should send it back to RevZilla so they can send it back to Olympia. That's seems a bit cumbersome - at best. Why can't I cut out the middleman?) Some of the stitching is coming loose on the large hook-&-loop (Velcro) pockets in front of the chest. It's the Velcro itself that's coming unstitched. I could easily fix this with my own sewing machine... Bottom line: Olympia stuff seems to be a bit spendy up front. However, showing up dry at your destination makes it hurt less after having paid the price on the tag. In fact, today, I placed my order for a pair of Olympia's Ranger 3 over-pants. We'll see how they stack up against my Joe Rocket Atomic pants that left me wet during the aforementioned ride. Side note: I had ordered the black/white variant. It goes well with my white Versys. It's also easily visible when compared to my black jackets. However, I had not considered all the Storm Trooper comments I would get... October 5, 2015
Excellent Jacket Having two separate liners makes this jacket very versatile. October 5, 2015
Excellent jacket for hot weather riding I bought this jacket last May, have ridden with it every day since. Living in north Florida during the summer means multiple days of 100+ degree weather where it can go from full-on sunlight to heavy rain with high winds in less than 10 minutes. The jacket is absolutely right at home in these conditions. As long as you're moving above 15 mph, the jacket is going to keep enough air flowing around you to keep you relatively cool in 90+ degree days. The water-proof liner works as advertised - if I could get it on in time, my upper body would stay dry through everything that's been thrown at it. Have yet to put the innermost thermal layer in, as it's been above 60 so far this fall. The amount of pocket space on the jacket is borderline ridiculous - I've actually lost things in pockets because of how many there are. While some people have complained about the comfort of the armor and keeping it in position, I haven't had any issues in that department. The elbow armor cinches into place with velcro, and the shoulder pads seem to sit where they're supposed to. The weather-resistant liner is as wearable in public as is advertised. Feels like getting a bonus windbreaker with the motorcycle jacket. All-in-all, I'm very pleased with my purchase. October 3, 2015
Great jacket This jacket offers great protection and an awesome liner. One of my favorite things about it is that when you take the liner out, it looks like a regular jacket so you can pack the outer protective layer with you on your bike and wear the liner out. It's got tons of pocket room, breathes well but I have yet to test it in very cold weather. Being mesh, I can't believe it will be terrific in temps below 40 f but well see. Over all, well worth the money - looks good too. I'm 6'1 - 180 and a medium fits perfectly. September 25, 2015
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RAUL D: 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.. Nov 18, 2015
Jeff D: Appears to come in larger american cuts. Hoping this actually fits as my suit size is 60. Nov 15, 2015
Ismail S: 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. Nov 4, 2015
Blaze C: I chose this because it's three season, seems to be good value, and most important it matches my helmet! Oct 29, 2015
david d: Hi vis color, longer touring style and many detail features. Oct 13, 2015
James M: For the solid 3 season riding benefits this jacket presents. Sep 27, 2015
David F: Excellent jacket. Had it for a couple of weeks now and am 100% happy. Sep 16, 2015
Edward M: 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. Sep 14, 2015
Lonnie K: I wanted a good Hi-Viz jacket. Sep 4, 2015
Ken S: 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. Aug 18, 2015
Tor L: Stylish, good fit, needed something for hot summer temps in addition to the Stich Darien set. Aug 3, 2015
Joseph H: I purchased the Olympia Dakar Dual Sport Jacket because of the Olympia reputation for quality products, style and features. Jul 28, 2015
Leonardo A: Protection, multi-season, and viz Jul 26, 2015
Leland P: Seems like a good quality jacket at a reasonable price. Jul 17, 2015
george g: my asked for it it looks good Jul 10, 2015
JUAN CARLOS O: I spent a lot of time searching for a Jacket that best fit my expectations. Design, functionality, protection, quality and price are fully combined in this jacket.

I am a little concerned about the sizing but with all the information provided by RevZilla, I think I made the right choice.

I will write a review as soon as I get my Jacket.
Jun 17, 2015
John R: Best choice I could find for my needs. Jun 13, 2015
Mitch B: This jacket had the options I was looking for. Jun 7, 2015
Brad H: Lost alot of weight, XL Olympia Moab was became to big. Jun 3, 2015
Bruce B: Tremendous features for the price. Have had the coat for a few months and it is terrific. Ventilation is fantastic for a 3/4 length, but liners give it the adaptability for cooler conditions. It isn't a cold weather coat but a very good 3 season riding jacket. May 20, 2015
Michael B: I chose the Olympia Dakar Dual Sport Jacket because it's affordable and offers more protection than my T-shirt. Also, because it's a 3 season jacket with 3 layers, it's a great value. I'll use this jacket while I save for a new Klim Badlands :) May 13, 2015
Patrick W: Longer mens vented jacket, not many options that were not splattered with logo's May 10, 2015
Robert G: Recommended by friends. May 4, 2015
Ken V: It's reasonably priced and fulfills all of the requirements I've been looking for in a three season jacket. May 3, 2015
Zachary D: I watched a few videos on revzilla first and thought that this sounded like the best one and the colour scheme for the ivory is great looking. I also wanted something that I could use early March late October weather for those days around mid 30s - low 40s. Apr 29, 2015
Stephen S: I like the style and the ventilation. I live in New Mexico and summers are hot and winters can be cold but this jacket will be good with heated under gear. Apr 23, 2015
Shawn P: Reviews, Features, and Quality. Apr 13, 2015
Lonnie K: I chose the Hi Viz, well, to be more visible, and I liked the three layer system. Plus, the jacket seems to be a very good value. Apr 5, 2015
KENNETH G: needed a jacket for the winter months thats was that motorist could easily see Feb 25, 2015
Brent W: Needed a good jacket for cooler weather. And it just looks good! Feb 16, 2015
A S: I purchased the Ivory and black to go with my white and black tour bike. My full leather jacket is just too hot to wear comfortably in these hot gulf coast summers. This jacket looked like it offered decent protection while allowing me to not ride along in my own personal furnace. Feb 9, 2015
Russell S: Queensland weather is always hot, needed max airflow and water membrane. Jan 10, 2015
Margaret A S: i chose this for the versital use, i ride off and on road in all conditions Dec 30, 2014
rod u: Olympia makes a great product, and the Patriot colors ROCK! Nov 15, 2014
Kenneth G: I based it on the Revzilla's video. I love it. Works great down to about 50 degrees and look forward to summer here in Texas. Size was right on. Nov 13, 2014
N I: replaced an old worn out Olympia jacket. Good products at a reasonable price. Would like to see them eliminate the rubber tab for the cuffs. This is annoying. Oct 17, 2014
Martin C: venting and as a commuting jacket seems to be fantastic, according on what i read. Oct 3, 2014
Christopher S: I bought it for the shell - to use the shell as a light summer jacket with enough pockets to accommodate my stuff. I ditch the liners to use my own. Sep 7, 2014
Josh C: Fantastic colors on the patriot color scheme, lots of mesh venting. Sep 3, 2014
Robert S: Flow through fabric when hot. I can slip on the waterproof layer beneath it and/or a third layer insulated jacket liner. I am an Architect by profession. This jacket works the same as an exterior rain screen building design. Buildings incorporate an outer rain screen that lets water through to the waterproof layer. Insulation is on the warm side of the building protected by the waterproofing.. Aug 19, 2014
Steve W: Awesome design, layered inserts. Olympia brand. Jul 23, 2014
Paul D H: Excellent fit and quality. Tried to buy local, but the shop did not have the jacket in neon yellow/black.

After Use Feedback - Olympia has hit a home run with this jacket. Excellent fit; with and without the liners. Because of the sizing adjustibility, this should be the only jacket I need for all four seasons in the desert. Highly recommended.
Jul 7, 2014
ANDY C: Need a breathable jacket to ride thru south america. Looking forward to receiving the jacket!! May 19, 2014
Anthony Sean D: Color, fit, built, quality, value. I was looking for a touring length mesh jacket for summer and this looks to fit the bill. May 14, 2014
John G: style and function May 14, 2014
Brad S: Needed breathable jacket that could be used in Spring/summer/fall weather Apr 14, 2014
Phillip B: Wanted an off-road touring jacket for hot weather. This my first "mesh" jacket and other brands that are reasonably priced did not have the same reputation for quality of workmanship and materials. My sizing is right between a Md and Lg but went with Md.

Great information from Phillip at your store. Thanks. Dakar pants may come next.
Apr 1, 2014
Jeff D: I ride a sport touring bike and this jacket uses higher quality materials than some of the others and I like that the owners focus on quality. Mar 25, 2014
tommy w: price / performance Mar 5, 2014
Nathan B: 3 Season Jacket with multiple pockets and the tri layer system with dedicated armor in key locations. Feb 23, 2014
Corey H: This looks like a good 3+ season option for use both here in Florida in the summer, and travels to the Northeast in the spring and fall Jan 9, 2014
A shopper asked: If I wanted to replace the back protector in this jacket with something more substantial, what would fit here? Suggestions? Apr 29, 2014
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Valeray H: Will the ForcePro fit this jacket? Apr 29, 2014
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Bruce G asked: 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.


Bruce Graydon
Aug 12, 2014
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David W: 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)

Aug 13, 2014
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Anthony Sean D: 1) I am 6'2", 260lbs a chest of 48 and I wear a 3XL. Granted I do like my jackets a bit looser, rather than tighter. Factor in how much weight you plan to lose over the life of the jacket and how often you plan to wear the inner jacket.

2) I did not buy the pants. tending to prefer the waterproof zip up type instead. I purchased the Moose Monarch Pass pants from Revzilla instead. I can't help you will the pants sizing.

3)I stuck with the darker color pictured. If you decide to go with the Patriot colors, I would highly recommend Scotch Guard to try to keep it cleaner.

Ace Ventura: " I came to confess. I was the second gunman on the grassy knoll."

Good luck with your purchase!
Aug 14, 2014
Michael M: 1. A 2X will be to small a 4X should work. I have a 42" waist and am between the 3X and 4X.
2. I still wear blue jeans so I can't help you there.
3. I bought the High Viz and it is still bright.
4. Those who know aren't telling.

I do like the Dakar jacket and the ease of removing the inner jacket. In south Texas sounds like we have the same kind of weather you do. In the spring and fall in the mornings it is cool and the afternoon it is hot and being able to easily remove or add the inner jacket is very important to me.
Aug 15, 2014
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Michael H: Not sure how much this helps but I am 6' 1'' about 200 lbs, and I thought the XL was a perfect fit for me. As for color, if you are worried about it getting dirty, go for the dark color and buy a really light weight hi viz vest to wear on top for visibility when you have to muck around in traffic. Or you can wear your dirt as a badge of honor to shame those fair weather city riders. Aug 13, 2014
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Russell S: Hey Anthony, I am in the same dilema, and also in Bris except I am 5ft8 251lb and was advised by revzilla to go 2xl but am thinking a 3xl.
My chest is 50 inch.
What size did you go for ????????????????
Dec 30, 2014
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Bruce G: Thanks Dave. I think I will go for the 3XL after reading your reply. Grateful for the advice. B Aug 15, 2014
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Bruce G: Thanks Michael. Good advice. Aug 15, 2014
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Clark S asked: Does this jacket have hand-warmer pockets? (I thought the video said yes, but I can't see them--sorry.) Apr 26, 2014
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Michael M: 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.
Apr 27, 2014
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Dan F: They have a larger pocket under the front flaps, but it's mesh so I would not call it a "hand warming pocket". I have been wearing this jacket in 45 degree weather and you can feel the cold come through. This is more of a warmer weather jacket. Apr 27, 2014
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Phillip B: Yes and no...there are pockets but they are in mesh...so hand warmers? No.

My thought is that this a jacket for high temperature riding trips...and with gloves on, no need nor can you warm your hands while riding..
Apr 26, 2014
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Kevin C: it does have side pockets I wouldn't call them hand warmer pockets since the mesh is on the outside of the pocket, the waterproof liner has hand pockets as well. by the way love the finished breathable rain liner Apr 27, 2014
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Jason D: Yes, it does. the hand-warmer pockets are behind the two lower zippered pockets you see in the picture. Apr 28, 2014
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"" ": There are zippered side pockets that could be used as hand warmers. Apr 27, 2014
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PETER B asked: 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? May 9, 2015
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Roger K: 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. May 9, 2015
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PETER B: thanks Roger. I will be using this as a 3 season jacket mainly in Mex (so 3 warm seasons) but desert mornings and evenings can get chilly so the liners are welcome. I will ride mainly with them out tho so I am thinking if I get an XL it may be snug with liners in but perfect with them out. I'm 5-10 / 220 / 48" chest. Based on your experience ... thoughts? May 9, 2015
Roger K: Peter. your thoughts on getting the XL is right on... I some times wish I had a little extra room and should probably have gotten an XL... but, as for the weather, very similar to me and it is a great hot weather jacket... good luck May 9, 2015
Michael M: In relationship to sizing Olympia opposed to Tour Master Olympia is sized smaller by 1 1/2 sizes. Tour Master is true to American sizing of all of the clothes I have worn throughout my life.

But all of Olympia sizing is consistent in all of their clothing so if you already have an Olympia jacket and it is a 2XL the Dakar 2XL will fit you you.

Olympia makes a superior product as you well know and their inner windproof, waterproof thermal jacket is the "best" for my moderately cold 40 to 60 degree riding season in Southeast Texas.
May 14, 2015
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Roger B: I am 6'1" 255 lbs with a chest size of 52. I normally wear 2XL gear (First Gear), but the 2XL Dakar was extremely tight when I tried it on at the store, so I purchased a 3XL. Even with the liners out, the Dakar is a little snug with movement and the back armor just causes my back to sweat. I wish I would have ordered the 4XL instead of the 2XL. Aug 14, 2015
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Roy R: I have found the sizing to be correct, for me. I wear a 43 suit jacket, 190 - 200 pounds, 34-35 inch waist in jeans, stomach a little larger. :) I also have an Olympia X-Moto jacket which is a large and fits perfectly. So I bought my Dakar DS in large and it too fits perfectly. May 9, 2015
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Scott S asked: 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. Mar 15, 2014
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Michael M: 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.
Mar 16, 2014
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Philip G: Just got the XXL today. Won't fit, ordering the XXXXL and returning the XXL. I am such a fatty. I normally wear XL or XXL coats and shirts like Michael. Mar 28, 2014
Nathan B: Greetings Scott,

I purchased the Dakar Dual Sport jacket to replace the Nomad I have had for two years. The Nomad was a solid jacket though after riding across the country (U.S.) a couple times I found it did not breath the way I needed; warmth was never an issue (down to 32F). The Dakar is much better in terms of airflow. The mesh panels on the arms and chest move air through the jacket quite well. I have been able to ride with all 3 layers down to 38F without getting uncomfortable. I ride a Kawasaki C14, hence I have a moderate amount of air flow around my frame. I cannot comment on the 90+, but only up to 75 and it was very comfortable. I can say the Nomad was far too warm for 90+. I was in a pressure cooker at 102 out in the desert with that jacket. I suspect the Dakar will be warm at 90+ but due to the modified venting will be manageable.
Mar 15, 2014
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Ron F: Scott, I bought a dakar jacket this spring and have ridden in the cooler temps you mentioned. It did not keep me warm and cozy by itself. I have to wear a warm sweatshirt and an insulated vest too stay warm when riding in the 30's. But that is totally OK with me because most of the riding season is in warmer temps and I get too hot with the jackets that dont have mesh,just air openings. I bought the XL size and it fits me good. I am 212# and 6' tall. The fit is still comfortable with layers underneath thanks to adjustments in the jacket. It looks good and has good quality. PS- When I mention it didnt keep me warm at colder temps w/o layers I am talking highway speeds(50-70mph),where you really get the wind-chill effect. When I hit the dirt roads to go exploring it was OK w/o much underneath. Apr 10, 2014
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Kevin C: I have used this jacket in temps of 38 f just to test it, I was comfortable I was wearing under armour cold weather base, and long sleeve cotton, plus all the liners in the jacket. I have a small windscreen on sport touring motorcycle that does a good job of blocking,heated grips and seat. it even snowed slightly. haven't ridden in 90f yet, but last weekend 85 no liners and had great airflow thru entire upper area, mesh all around, was very comfortable. I do have a spidi cold weather jacket that I will continue to use in the colder times of the year. but in a pinch, in higher altitude cooler weather this jacket will perform well, the liners are easily removed and inserted. Apr 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am a woman that wears a size 8, 5'7" what size Dakar jacket would be recommended? Jun 2, 2015
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Ethan M: 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. Jun 3, 2015
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Joe D: I am 5'2" size 6. A extra small just fit. I bought the small as it allows me to layer a vest with it. The sleeves are a little long but not a problem. A small will probably fit you but I think the medium will provide more comfort. I.E. I took the next larger size than I usually take, for the comfort.
Jun 3, 2015
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Kenneth G: The sizing on RevZilla videos are pretty good. I ordered a large and it fit me just great. That warm liner is great! I used it down to 28 degrees and it worked for me. Now we are getting into the 90's here in Texas and we will see how high I will go in temp.

Jun 3, 2015
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A shopper asked: What Olympia overpants are suitable to go with the Dakar DS jacket ? Mar 14, 2015
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James D: 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,
Mar 15, 2015
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Roy R: I use the Olympia Dakar DS pants with mine. They do not come with a liner, though. I usually only wear the Dakar in warm weather and use an overpant (Rev-It Axis) if the mornings are too cool. Mar 14, 2015
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tommy w: Really any type with safety guards. Mar 14, 2015
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A shopper asked: I'm 5'8 and 173 pounds. Athletic build. I have the one piece suit in size "S" from Olymipia that I purchased from you 4 years ago. Will I be getting a small in this size too? Jun 1, 2015
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Patrick D: I bought the Olympia Dakar Dual Sport Jacket and Pants.
I am 6'. Have a 36" waist and weigh 185. A large in this jacket fits great even with the lining in it. The pants is a 36" waist fits just fine.
I have a 2002 BMW K1200LTC & 2014 Triumph Trophy. This jacket gets a lot of use.
Jun 1, 2015
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Brian K: Seemed to run true to size for me. Jul 25, 2015
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A shopper asked: Can i use the SAS-TEC Back Protector with this jacket? Apr 28, 2014
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Mitchell S: Yes bit only if or XL XXL XXXL SC16 will fit Apr 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: There are eight (8) pockets; where are they located? Which ones are waterproof?

Feb 22, 2014
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Nathan B: On the reverse side of the jacket there is a single large waterproof pocket at your waist, glutes level. On the front side there are 8 non-waterproof pockets. There are 3 pockets at hip level either side of the jacket and 2 pockets at torso level. In staring at a front view of the jacket you have two pockets right below the shoulder vents (look for the rubber tabs near the main zipper on a pair of flaps - one flap has the Olympia logo). The next two pockets are the small flap pockets at the hip level on the jacket (both have rubber tabs near the main zipper). If you pull up on the rubber tab either side at the hip level pockets you will expose another pocket bringing the count to 6 pockets. The final two on the front of the jacket are at hip level on the side of the jacket behind the flap pockets. Mar 15, 2014
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