A.R.C. BattleBorn Adventure Jacket

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A.R.C. BattleBorn Adventure Jacket

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    This gear was born and developed from the battles of hardcore adventure riding. The A.R.C. BattleBorn Adventure gear is designed and constructed with quality materials, and is rich with features that make it perfect for any adventure you can put in its path. This adventure jacket is extremely versatile, ready to work in any variety of climates and weather. The jacket features a built-in water-proof liner, zip-in insulated quilted liner, and adjustable zippered venting in the arms, chest, and back. CE rated armor, reflective panels, and a durable shell provide safety and protection for any ADV rider. Once again A.R.C. is providing quality gear at the highest possible value!
  • High value, feature-rich adventure jacket that is very adapt to all climates.
  • 600 denier polyester shell with ballistic poly fabric in the shoulder area.
  • Water-proof Z-Liner membrane keeps you dry.
  • YKK water-resistant zippered chest, arm and back vents provide air flow to keep you cool in warm weather.
  • Thermal quilted zip-in liner to keep you warm and comfortable and can be easily and quickly removed in warmer weather.
  • Removable CE rated Vault brand back protection and CE rated CCSO brand shoulder and elbow protection.
  • 4 external cargo pockets plus an arm pocket for your ID. 1 internal pocket.
  • Built-in hydration pocket on the back to hold most 2 liter or less water bladders (bladder not included).
  • Waist and arm adjustment straps.
  • Velcro wrist closures and adjustable elastic bottom closure.
  • The neck features an improved Velcro closure with snaps to hold the neck off your neck when not fully zipped. The neck top has soft neoprene with an internal adjustable elastic.
  • Additional features include YKK front double-slider zipper and water-resistant vent zippers, reflective piping and panels on arms, chest, and back, mesh liner, and TPR pocket flap pulls.

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4.7 / 5.0
72 Reviews
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4.9 / 5
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4.8 / 5
Weatherproofing
4.6 / 5
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4.7 / 5
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Yes (71)
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Value
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Yes
Great Value
This is my first ADV style jacket so my experience is limited but I’m happy so far.
January 15, 2019
76904, TX, US
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
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Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Great value for the price
The jacket is warm and the collar is high which helps keep the neck warm. I have had the chance to ride in a few 40 degree days and am overly satisfied by the protection.

-m-2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure--
January 7, 2019
Fontana, CA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
great jacket
got me through a 3 day solo camping trip off my ktm 500 in the CA desert. Not too hot with the liner removed.
December 31, 2018
San Diego, CA, US
Purchased
8 months ago
Value
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
4 / 5
Weatherproofing
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Great Value
Just purchased so can't speak to the durability, but it seem to be a quality set of gear. Fit is good. I'm 5-7 160#... went with M jacket and 32 pant. It's nice having one set of gear that will cover you through almost anything. Wore it on a 34 degree day with just a t shirt and boxers and was fine. For me there is a little room to add a layer for really cold days.
One little thing I would change is there is no loop to hang jacket or pants on a hook. I was surprised by this.
All in all a great value.

-m-DUAL SPORT--
December 26, 2018
Portsmouth , RI, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
AWESOME!
Amazing! I was hoping this gear would at least be a good fit. Not only is a perfect fit but the quality is amazing. I didn't realize when ordering that is had removable insulated lining, as well as protection in the jacket and pants. Not sure what everyone is talking about the pants being too long, when you sit on the bike they are perfect. They are supposed to be long while standing.

Fit is perfect, I'm 5'11", 225lbs, 36" waist, 31" inseam (wear 32's), little beer belly and broad shoulders. I bought a 36" pant, PERFECT! XL Jacket, PERFECT!!!!

-m-2013 HONDA CRF250L--
Jacket and Pants
Jacket and Pants
December 23, 2018
Washington , MI, US
Age: 45-64
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
No
Battleborn jacket
I just received the jacket last week. I think the fit is true to size. I got the extra large. I am 6ft 2 and weigh about 215. I tried it out on a short ride the next day. It was about 42 degrees and misty in northern Washington. I was comfortable except for a little coolness in the very front which I will correct next time with a warmer layer.

-m-2013 SUZUKI DR650SE--
December 19, 2018
Everett , WA, US
Age: 65+
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Great jacket.
Wore it for the first time this morning. 48 degrees at 60 mph very comfortable. Haven't worn in the rain yet, can't say about water proofing, not expecting a problem. Feature rich jacket. Sleeves a bit tight, should loosen up a bit in time. I'm very happy I bought it. I think it's an outstanding value, well worth the price compared to what I've seen in other brands. Looking forward to many comfortable and well protected miles ( great armoring). I usually wear a large in most garments. got a medium at Sidney's advice and one of the reviews. I'm a 41" chest, right in the middle between medium and large. Got the medium, fits just right with a light weight fleece underneath.

-m-2012 HONDA NC700X--
December 19, 2018
Sequim, WA, US
Age: 65+
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Great Jacket! Waterproof shell works great. The liner is really warm. Glad I bought this jacket.

-m-2018--
December 7, 2018
Cave Creek, AZ, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
A.R.C BattleBorn Jacket
Great jacket and value! The only annoyance is the hydration bladder pocket- It needs to be larger to accommodate newer wider hydration bladders. After a couple of trips to the local sporting goods store, I found the Camlebak Crux 2L Reservoir "worked" but just barely- had to take some water out.

-m-2013 SUZUKI DR-Z 400S--
December 1, 2018
Carlsbad, NM, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
4 / 5
Weatherproofing
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Jacket
Just received the jacket and tried it out on a short run. Seems to be durable and fits true. Seemed to do a good job at shielding the wind.

-m-2017 KAWASAKI KLR650--
November 28, 2018
Leesburg, GA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
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I usually wear mediums. I’m 5’10”, 170lbs, 40” chest. I plan on wearing my Fox Titan armor underneath the jacket. I hear they run a size small, so I thought about getting a Large. Will I be fine in a larger with the Fox Titan armor on, or should I get a XL? Or am I thinking too much...
Jordan O on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: these do have a liner so they are a little snug if you run that armor under neath i would say get the large but we do have our fit guarantee for this exact purpose. free shipping on the first exchange so you can try this out and see if it will fit. i hope this helped.
Is the armor removeable?
Mike S on Nov 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the pockets hold the armor in place and can be removed quite easily. I was even able to add more armor on top of the pads included. I put additional D3o armor into the pockets with the included pads just fine.
Medium grey is discontinued or just out of stock at this time? Had it in my wish list and it showed up as discontinued.
Matthew R on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We are currently out of stock. The current ETA is for August.
Do the two pieces zip together at all?
Tadashi A on Nov 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do.
Is the gear waterproof, I've seen mixed reviews online?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’ve been riding for decades and have yet to find any gear that is going to keep you 100% dry while riding in a rain storm. I haven’t worn this gear in heavy rain, but I’ve ridden through creeks, splashing water all over myself and my bike without getting wet. The water runs right off of it. It is definitely is waterproof. Rain proof? That’s a different question altogether.
Which water bladders (make/model) fit in this jacket's hydration pocket?
Thomas D on Apr 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use a Camelbak Crux 2L Reservoir - it fits just barely by taking a few drinks from the bladder prior to placing in jacket.
Do the zippered vents on the BattleBorn jacket allow air to pass through the outer shell AND the water-proof Z-Liner membrane or is vented air only allowed to circulate between the outer shell and the waterproof membrane?
Dave M on Oct 13, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: yes they do. the Z-liner is seam-sealed to the vent zippers.
What level of ce protection are the armor?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6MyTIQaOK8
This video should tell you every thing you need to know about this!
Does the battleborn jacket and pants offer protection for street riding?
John W on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Full Disclosure, I have not crashed in them, but the jacket & pants certainly seem to be made for encounters with pavement. The armor is all CE rated and the construction (stitching, type and weight of fabrics, etc.) is similar to other adventure/touring gear -- think of the Firstgear Kilimanjaro for example. Only compromise is the hip armor which is foam padding but you will find the same on other touring pants in this price range and considerably higher.
Should you measure your chest with or without armor? My question is does the jacket take into account such things like armor, base layers etc?
Mike B on Nov 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The jacket comes with armor in the elbows, shoulders and back. The thick material is very sturdy and I’ve never had an issue with rocks or dirt hitting me hard enough to feel it. I ride without any additional armor other than what comes with the jacket. As to the chest room, I have an extra large and I think there would be plenty of room to wear armor if you’d want to. The side since straps loosened up all the way should work depending on the size you order.
How does the set hold up in 90+ degree temperatures? Will it vent well enough to ditch the mesh sport jackets that I always find myself riding in during the summer? How heavy are they?
Matt F on Apr 18, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: Vents definitely help a lot! They're better than the foul weather A.R.C. jacket and pants by far. I rode in a muggy 90° weekend recently, and it was pretty hot still. The material is thick, but you'll be glad on cooler days, and if you go down. Mesh jacket if you have room in your luggage would be fantastic, but for me I like having one set of riding gear. Battle Born is a fantastic option for not packing extra riding jacket. In hot weather I just wear cool moisture wicking tank top underneath, and if you stay moving it's not bad with vents open (esp if you have a well vented helmet). Highly recommend this jacket/pant combo. The thermals make 30's° riding a non issue as well.
Does the black fade to purple or does it stay a true black? I’ve had black before that looks terrible after time
David C on Nov 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Honestly, I haven't worn mine enough to develop any fade. I've used the jacket occasionally and it's still the same color as it was new.
I need some sizing advice for this jacket. I'm 6'3", 240 lbs, wear a size 38 pant, have just under a 48" chest. I usually wear a XL in most brands. Would I need a XL or XXL?
Nick M on Dec 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hey Nicholas,

I'm about 5'" and my weight runs between 175 and 185 usually. It seems like I'm always between sizes on all of my clothes so I ordered the large jacket. The sleeves are a tad long for me, the end is about mid palm, but it's not a problem. The jacket has adjustable straps on the arms and waist so I think all you will need to do is get the size close. The arms strap has about 4" of adjustment and the waist strap has probably close to 8". I also prefer my riding gear to be just a little loose so I can layer when the temps drop, I'd rather go loose then tight especially with the jacket.
I plan to use the for ATV riding - How will this hold up to mud? What is the procedure to clean it?
Joe M on Dec 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This jacket seems very durable. It is really warm with the liner in. I ride in the woods and desert and it has survived well. Tag says to machine wash. NO tumble dry, NO Dry clean.
Is this gear actually waterproof? I have seen mixed reviews.
shayne s on Jan 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've yet to wear it in the rain but by looking at it I'm thinking it will take a while to get wet
For those of you whom may have worn both colors of these jackets in the heat of summer; is the grey cooler than the black as one would assume, or are they the same?
Bill T on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have the jacket in black and I ride in Southern California. I have not noticed any issues with heat absorption. I’ll take the black over the grey just on that color to hide the dirt and bugs better. It’s a great jacket. Go with what you like and ride.
Are there chest pockets for armor? ( thanks )
Thomas C on Dec 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. But depending on what size you purchased and what additional armor you have, it is possible to wear additional armor under the jacket. I was able to wear my fox titan armor under the jacket comfortably.
Can you were a Leatt neck brace with this jacket?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You could probably make it work but it would probably be uncomfortable due to the collar getting bunched up.
What brand of hydration bladder fits in the back? Where do I purchase?
David J on May 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Several brands will fit. It it will hold up to a 2 liter bladder. Also check to see if Rocky Mountain ATV has any for sale.
I am 6'4, 220 lbs, 36 waist, 46 chest. What size in both Jacket and pants? 😁
Steve G on Jan 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am 6’4, 200 lbs 34 W and 44 chest and the jacket in XL fits me good, but snug in chest. I use the adjustable waist to tighten up the jacket for a better fit there. Overall very happy with it, the arm length works. I passed on the pant because I have a 34” inseam and chose the icon Watchtower pants in their tall size. Very satisfied with those as well. Hope that helps.
I'm 6ft and 195lbs. What size should I buy if I want to wear Fox Titan armor under the jacket?
David L on Jan 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Probably large if you only wear the jacket with under shirt
Anyone have experience with this jacket and neck braces?
SCOTT L on Nov 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I own the jacket and I really like it, great ventilation for summer and with the liner and good base layer it is great for cold weather as well, also got caught in a pouring rain and stayed perfectly dry