Teknic Chicane Textile Jacket
This jacket is great for spring and fall riding. I recommend to go with one size up. Can get warm when riding in the summer. Armor is not distracting while riding.
May 5, 2014
This product has great features
It is relley good in the cooled and hot werher hear in wi.... I recommend it if u like to do spring or fall riding
March 31, 2014
Nice jacket but can be very warm
This was my first riding jacket and for the price ($100 on sale) I cant really complain. The build quality seems really good and looks are very cool, I get complements on it all the time. The vent zippers all have long, easy to grab pulls and the vest liner keeps you warm in colder weather. My only complaint is the lack of airflow. During the warmer summer months this jacket left me soaked in sweat every ride. This may just be me though as I tend to sweat very easily. Overall this is a very nice jacket.
March 24, 2014
I saw this jacket on the closeout rack online. Watch video review and was sold instantly. Ordered with free shipping and it was there in 2 days. The jacket exceeded my expectations in style and comfort. It's a everyday jacket that covers 4 different seasons of the year.
I highly recommend this jacket
March 12, 2014
Great Early Spring/Late Fall Jacket
Got this on clearance here at Revzilla, so bang for the buck was excellent. Has all the features you expect: snap adjusters on the arms, armor in elbows/back/shoulders, pants connector, arm/back vents. Build quality appears great. Have ridden in it quite a bit in the last few weeks and this is what I've found:
The tail of the jacket is longer than the front which is nice to keep that plumbers crack concealed! Velcro adjusters at wrists and sides are easy to use with gloves. Arm vents are generous, but because it's a waterproof jacket it vents between the liner and the shell. Great for keeping you dry, not so much for keeping you cool.
There is a removeable quilted vest that extends the wearable temp range a few degrees. So far I have ridden in 35-40 degree weather and 55+. At the lower end there is not quite enough to keep you warm (though to be fair this is NOT a winter jacket). Above 60 you'd better have vents open and be moving or you will sweat. In the sweet spot (at least for the Pacific NW) at 45-60 it is a great jacket.
Love the neoprene neck liner.
The shoulder pads are unobtrusive (best aspect of protective gear IMO). On the con side I felt like the spine pad rode a little high, but my previous jackets didn't have this feature so maybe it's a getting used to it issue. The elbow protection tends to creep around the arm so that in riding position (at least on a sportbike) it's more like side of elbow protection.
Definitely waterproof, even in the front zipper area. I like that the sleeves are narrow enough to fit under my gauntlet gloves. I'm 5'10" and about 235 lbs with a 50" chest. Got the 52 so I could wear a hoodie or layers underneath and it fits fine in chest, big around waist and arms a little long (but that is to be expected when ordering a size up). Other than that the fit is good and true to size.
Love the jacket and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a jacket that will get you riding earlier in the season, and let you ride a little later into the season. For the summer I'll be looking for a mesh jacket likely.
March 11, 2014
Great buy for the price, works well for brisk winter rides.
This Teknic textile jacket so far is perfect. I'm 5'9" 200 lbs and I ordered a 48 just so I could squeeze in some layers underneath for winter riding. Down into the high 30s this jacket is awesome! It keeps my core nice and warm and my arms along with it. I have yet to ride in the summer months with this jacket but I have a feeling it may get a little warm, good thing there are vents on the jacket. Although it may be a little warm I know the textile material will help in the event of a crash. I love the style and the arms are slightly angled for sport riders. I may end up buying a smaller second just for summer months. Great price/buy and you know Teknic gear is durable.
February 17, 2014
This jacket is great. I already went down again wearing this jacket and just minor scratches on jacket shoulder. Protection was awesome. Went down about 35mph and you can't tell unless you really inspect the jacket
December 16, 2013
Great Spring/ Fall Jacket
I purchased the jacket mainly for the lining to keep me warm during the colder season. Its far from a winter jacket but does very well anywhere from 50 degrees to around 70. It doesnt seem like it would have adequate ventilation for a summer jacket.
December 2, 2013