A.R.C. Battle Born Adventure Jacket

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A.R.C. Battle Born Adventure Jacket

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    This gear was born and developed from the battles of hardcore adventure riding. The A.R.C. Battle Born 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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A.R.C. Battle Born Adventure Jacket Reviews

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4.7 / 5.0
105 Reviews
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Value
4.8 / 5
Durability
4.7 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Protection
4.7 / 5
Weatherproofing
4.6 / 5
Features
4.6 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes (102)
No (3)
Value
4 / 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
Good Review
I have been pleased with the Battle born set. Only complaints-Still hot, but It is hot. hook and loops dont last. Waist strap adjustments dont have enough range. Same as pants. Biggest complaint-the primary vents are right where backpack straps go, so I have bicep vents and back vents. shoulder vents are useless.
July 28, 2019
Wickenburg, AZ, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 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 value
Bought this on a whim instead of forking out three times the amount on Klim gear...and I think it was the right move...solidly built, quality...and feels every bit the part of ADV gear.
July 26, 2019
Fredericksburg, VA, US
Purchased
1 month ago
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
12,120 miles and counting
I selected this for my motorcycle trip May 31 – July 18. The ride was over 12,000 miles from the East Coast through the prairies of Canada, the Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies, and Alaskan Highway. Then on the Dempster Highway to Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean, over the Top of the World Highway from the Yukon to Alaska, around Alaska and back through the Rockies, Minnesota and home.

I did not get cold (though slightly chilly), I did not get wet (though a bit damp), I did get overly warm but not hot (in temps near 100 degrees), and I did not crash (no experience with abrasion protection).

I am 5’7”, 200 pounds, so ordered an XL jacket and 38 pants in grey colour. Though the jacket was a bit large, I came to appreciate the longer sleeves and torso length and would not have wanted a smaller size. Many of the seams are single stitch, but the sewing thread is good quality and was not an issue as it can be when cost cutting is involved. Good material but mediocre thread means mediocre jacket. That is not the case with the ARC Battle Born jacket. Quality all the way through.

I removed the insulated matting because it zips into the outer garment but does not zip together at the front so cannot be used as a stand alone. Also, the main front zipper is the first area to get cold, so having a separate mid layer jacket worked better for me. I did not get chilled except in a few carwash – like downpours.

Waterproofing was very good. After heavy rain the cuffs of the sleeves and around the neck opening sometimes felt damp, but at no time was I actually wet. In fact, the waterproofing was so good I sent my separate rainsuit home 1/3 of the way through the trip. In hindsight, the qualities of the jacket were enhanced because in cold or rainy weather I wore a neoprene balaclava over the neck opening so cold air and rain didn’t enter.

Venting was also good when moving, though the jacket is heavy and becomes sauna – like when stopped for traffic lights or construction zones in warm / hot weather. I found trying to work the vent zippers while riding didn’t work, so whether for rain or heat, it was easiest (and safest) to pull over and make the adjustments.

The level of armour is a personal choice but I used what came in the jacket. I didn’t crash or fall over so cannot draw on experience regarding protection. However, bugs of all sizes and flying rocks on the Dempster didn’t faze the jacket and I felt well protected at all times.

At no time did I regret making the Battle Born jacket my choice for this trip. It performed superbly in the conditions I faced and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for riding gear at this price point.

-m-2006 BMW F650GS--
July 23, 2019
Berryville, VA, US
Age: 65+
Purchased
7 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 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
An absolute steal of value and performance.
The value of this jacket and pants combo is incredible. The coat and pants fit true to size. Lots of vents, a removable liner. Super great set up.
I’m 5’11”. Weight 220. This is a size large and fits perfectly.
I’m 5’11”. Weight 220. This is a size large and fits perfectly.
July 16, 2019
Scappoose, OR, US
Purchased
1 month ago
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
4 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Perfect
Great jacket for the price. I'm 6'3" and weigh 175 pounds its usually hard to find a jacket the not loose around the chest and long enough for me but this fits perfect. I will definitely be getting the pants as the jacket was such good quality
July 12, 2019
Midland, ON, CA
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
3 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Protection
3 / 5
Weatherproofing
3 / 5
Features
2 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Good for the price
The ventilation is OK, yet very hot in warm weather. The camelback feature is not so useful, pulls up on your neck in the front, uncomfortable to say the least.

-m-2006 BMW R1200GS--
July 9, 2019
Martville, NY, US
Age: 65+
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Good jacket for the money
Lot of jacket for the money. I use this for touring and have not yet been in any downpours so no data on its ability to keep me dry.

I'm 5'10" and 170 lbs. Medium is a good fit. Not too small.

Very pleased with all of the features except one: The upper collar strap is Velcro and does not stay secured 100% of the time. I'll be adding a button to solve the issue.
June 20, 2019
Clackamas, OR, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Value
5 / 5
Durability
3 / 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
Recommend
Already recommended this to some family members, got in a rain storm the maiden ride in it and the only thing that go wet were my forearms, gauntlet gloves would have prevented the water from creeping up the sleeve. One down side, while the zipper body is YKK the pull rope with plastic end seems cheap and I had one separate as I was closing the vents before the rain hit

-m-2017 HONDA Africa Twin CRF1000L--
June 14, 2019
Chesterland , OH, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Great value. Highly recommend
I live and ride in the PNW. i've had the pants and jacket for over a year now and have put about 3k miles in this gear. I've used in temps that range from high 30's to mid 90"s. It's obvious the design was well thought out. Ventilation is great and breathes well. The materials used is good quality and is holding up well. Protection is where you need it (first hand experience). I chose black but grey might be better for hotter weather riding. There are a few areas that could be improved:
1) Hard to open/close arm vents while riding. It would be nice to have this ability as microclimates change. sometimes you need just a small change to get comfortable
2) sleeve cuffs need to have a zipper or a larger opening to accommodate gloves with wrist gauntlets.
3) hydration sleeve on back needs to be larger. I put my 2L bladder in the sleeve first and then fill it up because cannot get it in once full. Once full it's hard to secure the velcro flap.
4) wish it had a little more high viz markings.

-m-2001 SUZUKI DR-Z 400S--
June 14, 2019
Kalama, WA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
4 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
1 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
No
Great features - Poor quality
Bought these for a 2-3 week motorcycle tour around Europe to be an all-around combo that can handle cold, rain, sunshine, snow and whatever else gets thrown at me.
Loved the fit, features and functionality of the ARC Jacket and Pants. Good, adjustable ventilation that was a little warm on the super hot days (to be fair that is expected) and definitely kept me warm on the really cold days (ample adjustability for layers).
Features like hydration bladder pouch and wrist pocket were awesome. The Pants also had great weather control and plenty of pockets.

Above is why I gave 2 stars - unfortunately the jacket and pants did not earn the additional 3 stars when it came to durability and quality! Within days the waterproofing layer was ripping away from the shell and the waterproofing seams were separating from the shell as well. This was on both the Jacket and Pants. Additionally, many other little quality and workmanship issues popped up frequently: tear in the velcro cuff, zipper handles coming off, bunching of neck velcro fastener, zippers stuck and then working...

Overall great design (except the Pants should have a removable gaitor to prevent water from coming up the pant leg and into the boots) and feature rich products. Issue is shoddy construction and materials.

They did a great job on price point, but the product still haas to work and maintain some level of durability! Rocky Mountain is a great company and I am sure they will work it out!
June 13, 2019
Los Angeles, CA, US
Purchased
6 months ago
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can you were a Leatt neck brace with this jacket?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I wear a Leatt neck brace all the time with this jacket. Fits great.
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.
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 main zipper have dual pulls so it can be unzipped from the bottom up?
Dale S on Mar 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The zipper was a little stiff for awhile but a little wax fixed that right up.
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 replace the armor with something stronger like d30?
Ian K on Dec 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can. I just recently upgraded the back armor, it was a little difficult as the hole to put it is place is a bit small, but it can be done.
Is there a ce level 2 upgrade option for this jacket and matching pants?
Jonathan M on Feb 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don’t think so. I looked into getting D3O armor and could not get any info from RMATV or D3O.
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
Does the XL have longer sleeves than the Large? I ordered a large which fits a little tight at the chest and waist but the sleeve length is perfect. Im 6' 2", 230lbs with a 41" chest.
John E on Jun 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: John. Check your sleeve length again when sitting on the bike and with your hands on the bars. If you have need of a little extra, then go bigger. You need room in chest and waist to accommodate layering and ease of movement on the bike. Tight ain’t right. I hope this helps.
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
What's the cause of the prop 65 cancer warning on the this jacket?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Prop 65 is just a law in California which requires us to put this on all items if we are selling them to California customers. For more info on Prop 65 please follow the link below.

https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/
Checking on the availability of size medium in gray. When will it be back in stock?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We should be getting more in, in a couple of weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Checking in on pending availability of size small in either color. Neither shows stocked. Is there an ETA, or has this line been discontinued? If discontinued, are you planning on launching a 3rd version that I should wait for or look for another line?
Don B on May 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We should be getting more into stock within the next week or two.
I am 5'11" 230 pounds what size jacket should I order?
clint w on Feb 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You will need to measure your chest and then refer to the sizing chart below.

https://images.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/rm/Sizing/size-chart-arc-mens-jackets.PNG
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