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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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4.6 / 5.0
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Very Pleased
I'm very pleased with the jacket. Overall the fit is very good. I've only been riding with it for a week and in temperatures of 45 -75 and been very comfortable. At 75 degrees it was a bit warm until I was moving and with the vents open it's fine.

-m-2013 HONDA Gold Wing F6B DLX GL1800--
March 6, 2020
Arapaho, OK, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Battle Born Jacket
The fit was very good as I followed the online fit guide, and I am glad I did.
February 28, 2020
Plano, TX, US
Purchased
1 month ago
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
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Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Adventure jacket is comfortable, great fit.
Great fit! I appreciate the pockets, and how they are located. Now I need a ride in rain to test the waterproof!

-m-2012 BMW R1200GS--
February 27, 2020
Dewey, AZ, US
Age: 65+
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
4 / 5
Weatherproofing
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Ventilation
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True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Awesome jacket for the price. Amazing features and protection!
Good jacket for the price would definitely recommend. Sizing was good, my jacket was missing the back armor but a quick email to RMATV and it was sorted, they shipped it right away. The jacket was great when I used it in February to ride the AZBDR. Even with the thermal lining during temperatures below 50 I wore a hoodie underneath and it was comfortable. For the value and features of this jacket I would recommend it to anyone.
-m-2001 SUZUKI DR-Z 400S--
February 26, 2020
Queen Creek, AZ, US
Age: 15-24
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
3 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Good but not as advertised by reviewers
Nice jacket but not good to the temperatures that the reviews on youtube claimed. Those guys claimed you could be comfortable in a T-shirt in 30 degree weather with the jacket but I had to stop and put on my base layer and an extra thermal at 44 degrees in order to be comfortable. Other than that, fitment is great and the jacket looks awesome!

-m-2018 KAWASAKI KLR650--
February 24, 2020
Lotus, CA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
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
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True
Large
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Yes
Solid purchase
Very satisfied with my jacket and pants. They feel tough and well made. Removable armor comes with each, the knee pads can be adjusted to sit at different levels. Put a few hundred miles on them so far and they are bomber. Vents work great, zippers are quality, stitching is solid.

-m-2009 KAWASAKI KLR650--
February 12, 2020
Estes Park , CO, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
ADV Jacket
was not offered in tall sizes. I tried the correct size hoping it would fit. the sleeves and torso were too short and in my opinion the jacket size ran a little small. it was an excellent jacket but was not offered in a size that would work for me. returned the jacket for a refund
January 24, 2020
midwest, IN, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
3 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
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
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Yes
Great Jacket for anybrider
Great bang for your buck, comes with all the features needed for adv/ dual sport riding. Would be nice if it came packaged with a water bladder.

-m-2019 KTM 250 EXC-F--
January 9, 2020
Novi, MI, US
Age: 15-24
Purchased
3 months 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
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Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
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Yes
Awesome Jacket
Overall: I have no complaints with this jacket. I bought it to replace another jacket that utilized very flimsy zippers (which eventually broke), so excellent zipper quality was one of my “must haves” for a new jacket. The zippers on this jacket appear to be very durable and are much more robust than my previous jacket. There are plenty of pockets for storage and the “ID” pocket is a plus. In general, the jacket seems really well made and it looks like it would protect me in a crash (haven’t tested that yet, and hopefully never will). This jacket is at a very reasonable price point, and to be honest, I’m simply never going to spend the ridiculous amount of cash required for other gear (sorry, not sorry).

Weather: I’ve ridden in temperatures as low as 27 degrees Fahrenheit and as warm as 75 degrees so far. I stay nice and warm on cold days, but I did need to take out the liner when it got above 70 degrees. I just bought this jacket a few weeks ago so I can’t comment on how hot it gets in the summer. I live in middle Georgia where it gets to 100 degrees in the summer, so we’ll see if the jacket gives me a heat stroke. I also haven’t ridden in rain yet so I can’t yet comment on the jacket’s rain repelling capabilities.

Sizing: I am 5’11” and weigh 233 lbs, so I’m a bit of a chubby bunny. I purchased the black XL and it fits me perfectly!

My Bikes: Not that it makes any difference, but I ride a V-Strom 1000XT Adventure (touring and light off-road) and a KLR650 (when I want to play in the dirt a little more).

Bottom Line: I love this jacket and would highly recommend it…..you really can’t beat the value.

-m-2019 SUZUKI V-Strom 1000XT Adventure--
January 2, 2020
Warner Robins, GA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
3 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Protection
5 / 5
Weatherproofing
3 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Ventilation
Poor
Average
Excellent
Sizing & Fit
Small
True
Large
Recommend it?
Yes
Great jacket for the price, OK for all seasons except extreme heat.
The jacket is really good value. The vents are well placed for warm weather, and it seals up well for cold weather. With the lining, OK to about 32 degrees. No air leaks in cold weather. Waterproofing is OK, but I did spray it with sealant and that was necessary. Good protection from falls: hit the ground/rocks more than once. The arm and shoulder pads saved me.

-m-2017 KAWASAKI KLR650--
December 28, 2019
Newport, RI, US
Age: 65+
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
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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.
Do the two pieces zip together at all?
Tadashi A on Nov 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
i live in minnesota so the temps in the winter are well below zero lots of times its around -20 or -30
ive been looking at this jacket for a riding jacket, but how do you think it will work as a winter coat as well? would it be warm enough? thanks.
jesse s on Nov 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Knowing that Minnesotans work in Fahrenheit, 20 - 30 below zero is to cold for this coat unless you have several layers or an electric vest. Also, it isn’t water proof. It is a heavy canvas like material with water proof zippers and a couple water proof pockets. I’ve rode with it in 40 degree weather with the included liner and was comfortable, but any colder and I would want my electric vest. Don’t discount this as a great jacket, just no one is warm and toasty out in 20 - 30 below zero!
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
Can the jackets and pants be worn over body armor?
A shopper on Oct 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The combo have built in armor and if order for your proper size, there is plenty of room. Take the armor out and you should have enough room to wear over most armor. I’ve had this combo for several years now and have used it both on and off road riding. DRZ 400, R1200RT and Valkyrie Interstate 1500. It works for almost all my riding. Just a bit warm for the hot & humid Midwest summer weather.
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
why no big sizes in grey?
tony w on Feb 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The largest size we have in grey is X-Large. We do apologize for the inconvenience.
Looks like a great jacket, does it come with back protection?
Patrick S on Aug 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has removable CE rated Vault brand back protection and CE rated CCSO brand shoulder and elbow protection.
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