Teknic Freeway HP Jacket
Love this Jacket
This jacket was exactly what I was looking for, I opted for the hi vis version after doing some research on how the human eyes work and what colors they react too. I've got a few sideways glances from the "cool crowd" who prefer all black but I can tell from drivers reactions that they are seeing this jacket. Beyond the color, the jacket has an excellent feel, it's also good to know the armor is there and it's of good quality, I purchased the chest protectors, they needed to be trimmed a little to fit in the pockets. I have rode this jacket in the pouring rain and cold and it does remain waterproof. In the hot weather I just opened all the vents and it performed like was advertised on the video. I am 5ft 11in. and weigh 170 lbs I ordered size 44 and it fits great. Bottom line is, I put on this jacket and I'm covered it does what it's supposed to so I can keep my mind on the road
June 11, 2013
Spot On :-)
This jacket is awesome - as per the review here on Revzilla - fits 1 full size large - I'm 5'11" - 195lbs and the 44 fits perfectly.
This jacket is warm - 3 seasons at best here in Australia - I bought it for the rainy winter months and so far it is great. I bought the Hi-Viz and it is - well - Hi-Viz :-)
I have 2 Teknic jackets and think they are both great value for money.
The delivery and service from Revzilla were spot on - if you are thinking of buying anything from the site - watch the reviews on sizing and pull the trigger - thanks for the great service.
June 3, 2013
Very stiff. Stil trying to get it broken in.
The Teknic Freeway is very well made of quality materials and has an impressive list of features. My first Teknic jacket is still going strong 17 years later so I figured this new jacket would be a safe bet. Most of the zippers have the rubberized coating that makes them waterproof. In warm weather the vents are fairly small but they do provide just enough airflow as long as you're moving. You'll quickly overheat if you're just standing around. In cool weather you shed a lot of heat through your forearms until you put the liner in. (The liner is an impressive piece of work in it's own right.) Only a couple things to complain about so far. The jacket a a bit big on me. (size 42, 5'6", 170 lbs) The wrist slits have a fully attached web so there is a lot of bulk to deal with when you cinch down the wrist velcro. The jacket is fairly long so when you sit, the stiffness of the front overlap arrangement pushes the collar up against your chin. (This may settle down once the material softens up a bit.) Which brings us to the most serious issue, The collar system is terrible and needs a redesign. Necks are not shaped like volcanos. Too many stiff edges (3 alternating layers in the front) rubbing up against your chin. The zip off collar is only slightly taller than the built in collar so it does pratically nothing to keep the cold air away from your neck. I've been having better luck so far just using a scarf. I really wanted to love this jacket, but I'm not quite there yet.
May 27, 2013
Good at what it's for...
Great cool weather jacket. I took a ride the other night in 50-55 degree temps. I had the liner out, and nothing on under the coat, it worked fine. By the end I wished I had a light layer under the shell, But I generally run hot. Fit and finish are pretty good. The liner itself is a neat design. When you take it off, it turns into a small bag you can strap around your waist, or put in the giant rear pocket, saving pannier space. Overall very happy with the purchase, and Revzilla. This was my first purchase from them, and they went above and beyond. They earned my repeat business.
May 23, 2013
The one I kept
Purchased several other well known jackets along with this one, but kept the Freeway, sent others back. Fit was a concern with my 37" sleeves, but jacket fit perfectly. Jacket is tapered, so fit my athletic cut/figure nicely and no bunching up at the waist (38in.) casued by cinching velco straps as with other box shaped jackets.
Jacket offers excellent protection from the cold and wind, but is best suited for below 70, maybe even 60 depending on humidity levels.
Jacket offers excellent build quality throughout, but front top pockets are difficult to access, but I didn't buy it for the pockets. The armour and protection levels are better than other jackets I compared as well.
Teknic should market themselves and products more like it's competitors - this is a great jacket.
November 22, 2012
this jacket works!
this jacket works! In SoCal the temp went from high 80s on Monday to low 30s by the weekend. Got the jacket for it's waterproof features and HiViz. When I got the jacket, I'm 5'10 200lbs, size 44, it seemed a bit tight with the liner in. Road the first 5 days without the liner and was more that satisfied with the quality, fit and air flow. On the weekend temp dropped into the 40s in the a.m. by afternoon, driving through Fraizer Park area of SoCal, the temp on the bike read 32 degrees. including windchill I figured it was somewhere around 19degrees actual. I was in the lower temps for about 45 mins until I got out of the canyons.this jacket with liner and long sleeve undershirt, kept me warm with no issues what so ever, very comfortable. the collar does not chafe and is windproof, a nice touch. have not had it in a heavy rain, light drizzle only and it worked well.
November 11, 2012
Great Jacket, but odd sizing
Because of this jacket, I've been able to wear two less layers. With my previous winter jacket, I had to wear a compression shirt, a thermal, an overshirt, and a hoodie to stay warm on my morning commute. Now, I'm able to wear just one thermal / compression shirt, and an overshirt.
I did have to use the exchange options though, due to the sizing. I measured my chest at about 41, and ordered the 42. Unfortunately when I got the 42, it was far too tight, and bit into my underarms when trying to sit on the bike. I was able to exchange for a 44, and have been comfortable in the morning since.
The cuff design, with a zip-up section and velcro to keep tight has worked well, and makes zipping the cuffs over even tall gauntlets easy. The multiple layer collar is a little interesting to get used to, but functions well to keep drafts out.
November 5, 2012
My only issues is that the DayGlow Yellow is in fact Flouro Green, that does not really bother me as the intent was to be visible.
July 25, 2012