Teknic Freeway HP Jacket
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
Awesome-fellow riders agree
Fellow riders, with jackets they paid twice as much for, wish they had seen this one first!
I ride a naked standard and I think the airflow is excellent for a solid textile jacket, especially considering the level of protection. The vents are not located as shown in most pictures on the internet. Even without the shoulder vents, (as incorrectly pictured) airflow on my style bike was adequate on several 95 plus degree days.
The hi viz is very bright (again, not like most pictures on the web) and when heads turn you know for sure they are seeing you! Highly recommend you consider this color.
My Revit Torando pants (I wear as overpants) zip on perfectly.
Revzilla's customer service is second to none. If you have never dealt with Revzilla, give them a try. They are now my one stop shop.
July 13, 2012
Great jacket for the price
This is a very good jacket for cool to moderate temperature ranges, but it still gets quite hot. I bought the black jacket, and the hi-viz is probably better. Although, most of the heat issue is from the poor ventilation.
The length of the jacket is just about perfect, it's not as long as some of the other 3/4 jackets I've tried on, but it was long enough. It stays on my waist in a riding position and doesn't bunch up too much in front when I lean forward. The sleeves are a good length for riding, which does make them somewhat awkward when you're not riding. Overall the fit was very good.
With that said, it's a great jacket in every other way. The waterproofing worked very well for me (only 1 storm). Little touches like the magnet in the collar speak to a high level of craftsmanship.
May 21, 2012
A Higher Level of Performance
Oblivious Higher quality materials and construction. Initially felt stiff (I mean like Tin Man stiff), for walking around, but still was comfortable for riding. This was especially true with the liner in. The liner does make it a warm jacket though.
After some days wear it seems to be losing its stiffness and the liner is softening (Or I am adjusting to it).
I am 6' 2", 210lb., 45" chest. Ordered the 46.
May 8, 2012
Warm enough for a dawn Connecticut commute in April
My new Teknic Freeway jacket has passed the cold morning dawn commute test here in Connecticut. At highway speeds, I was comfortable and warm with the inner lining zipped in. This jacket is build solidly and features lots of useful pockets.
Unlike some other reviewers, I did not find the sleeves to be too long. Velco cuffs allow adjustment of cuffs for comfortable riding. You can't be missed if you go with the Yellow and Black version!
April 27, 2012