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Adventure Motorcycle Jacket Buyer's Guide

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ADV/Dual Sport Motorcycle Jackets

A good dual sport jacket may seem hard to come by because it needs to incorporate so many different features. It has to effectively handle a wide variety of weather conditions as well as act as suitable protection for crashes. And since you’ll be riding off-road as well as on the street, you need a jacket that is as versatile as your riding style. That’s where Rocky Mountain ATV/MC comes in. We carry a large selection of adventure motorcycle jackets that will meet your needs and allow you to comfortably follow the trail or road wherever it takes you.

It’s important that you decide what you’re actually looking for in a jacket and then read the product descriptions to find a match.

First off, an adventure jacket needs to be ready for, well, anything! And that means being able to handle a wide variety of conditions. You’ll want something that can keep you warm when it’s a little chilly outside. But if it’s too toasty, it will be uncomfortable in warmer weather when you might still want the jacket for protective reasons. Many adventure jackets include strategically placed vents to help with this. In warm weather, just open the vents and allow the airflow to cool you off. You might be surprised at how effective a good venting system can be. In cold weather, just keep the vents closed. That’s it. Of course, vents are just the beginning of the story. Breathability is also essential. A breathable jacket will effectively handle sweat when you’re on your bike. This helps cool you down in warm weather, and it helps prevent you from getting too chilled in cold weather. And don’t forget about waterproof materials like Gore-Tex. The technology that goes into modern adventure bike jackets is on an incredible level when it comes to climate control.

One of the things that set a riding jacket apart from any regular jacket is the level of protection that is built in. With dual sport riding, you need to worry about two types of protection: impact and abrasion. Impact protection is important for off-road. The more difficult terrain means you’re more likely to take a fall. And if you travel in a group, you’re also more likely to have a stray rock hitting you here and there courtesy of the rider in front of you. Abrasion protection is important on the street, where a crash often means you’ll be skidding on asphalt. Don’t discount the importance of protection – you’ll be glad you heeded this advice when you find yourself in a crash. On an adventure motorcycle, you may find you spend quite some time on the road or only the time it takes to get from one trail to another. Assess your dirt/street ratio and consider it when you’re looking at different dual sport jackets.

Other features are also important, like pockets and water resistance. The quality of material can also be a big deal. Don’t forget that when you go down on the trail, a high quality material is less likely to tear due to an inconveniently placed branch.

Find a jacket that suits your needs among our numerous offerings. We have many brands, colors, styles and sizes. We also have several different price points, ensuring there’s a great adventure motorcycle jacket for any budget. Scroll around and browse our offerings. Once you’ve identified a few, the best thing you can do is read the product descriptions. These provide important details like denier count or zipper construction. And it’s the little details that can make a big difference in your day-to-day enjoyment.

When available, read the customer reviews. They’ll often provide insights on how a particular jacket performs. Check out our selection now and pick up your next dual sport jacket today!

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  • A.R.C. Back Country Foul Weather Jacket

    A.R.C. Back Country Foul Weather Jacket

    Don in AZ

    Jacket is OK, but RMATV/MC is outstanding

    Bought this to work with a Leatt neck brace. While it opens, the interface leaves a bit to be desired. Then there is the big funnel that allows either cold air, or water into the top of the jacket. Have to wear it with the neck zipped up and under the entire chest/neck brace setup. It's too bulky for use that way, so not the best setup. My real beef is that the back pocket zipper blew out after 4 uses. EDIT: RMATV/MC contacted me about the zipper issue and took care of that item ASAP. Can't rate RMATV/MC high enough. Rising my rating as a result of their service levels. If not dealing with a neck brace, this would be a good jacket. Does not meet my needs with the neck brace I have though. I have the Leatt Fusion, which likley is quite a bit wider than a neck brace inserted into a standard chest protector. Your results may vary.

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  • Firstgear Adventure Mesh Motorcycle Jacket

    Firstgear Adventure Mesh Motorcycle Jacket

    Brian in ID

    Great VAlue

    It gets hot here in the summer and this jacket is exactly what I wanted. The jacket keeps you cool while giving you protection. I ordered Hi-Viz and it has held up great. The removable liner is perfect for when it gets a little cooler. Definitely a hot weather jacket though. When it gets cold I switch to my Firstgear Jaunt jacket.

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  • Fox Racing Legion Jacket

    Fox Racing Legion Jacket

    John in WA

    Excellent jacket for cool / wet days!

    Extremely happy with this Jacket. Bought this one to replace my old M16 Fox jacket. Primarily use this jacket for single track off-road rides, and it does great in the cold and the rain. While not water proof it's great for water resistance. Jacket is a lot less bulky than other jackets as well - highly recommend!

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  • A.R.C. Battle Born Adventure Jacket

    A.R.C. Battle Born Adventure Jacket

    Peyton in Maryland

    More than I expected

    great all-around 4-season jacket. Good armor and tons of features. Very Comfortable and looks sweet.

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  • Firstgear Jaunt T2 Motorcycle Jacket

    Firstgear Jaunt T2 Motorcycle Jacket

    Mark in WA

    Really good jacket...

    I have had this jacket for several months now, May to Dec. I like it a lot with only a few minor hang ups. Fit is great, Im a large man at 6'2'' and 270lbs. Im working on that. Rode all summer with liner out and it breathes well, I can keep cool in the warm weather of western WA coastal area. all the pads stay put and feel like they will protect me well. Have not had to depend on them for that yet. Color is very bright ( I have day glow yellow) and easy to spot me riding. Winter riding has been good. I was daily rider to and from work until Dec. My biggest gripe is when riding with jacket zipped down a ways at highway speeds the collar snap will flap around and beat my helmet. A LOT. Like drive me friggin crazy, a lot. Have ridden in rain several times and no problems. I have used this for my Search and Rescue missions and after several hours in a steady down pour of rain, riding through puddles and such, it did soak through. These were extreme conditions and Im not sure that there are many jackets that would have done much better. I was warm until I stopped. Cold out side and wet inside is no fun. Riding was fine its the standing around that got me. Temps were in the low 40s to mid 30s. My next jacket will probably be the Battle born ARC jacket. But no regrets about buying this one!

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  • Klim Forecast Jacket

    Klim Forecast Jacket

    Jon in NV

    Everything I hoped it would be

    Super light weight. Very comfortable. I don't sweat in this jacket like none breathable ones I've used. You forget that you have it on. I wear the EVS F1 under jersey roost deflector and Leatt 3D elbow guards and the large jacket is perfect (6'0" 190lbs.). I normally wear XL shirts and jersey. I ordered the XL jacket first and it was WAY to big. I have pretty long arms, and the XL was down past my finger tips. Hope this helps.

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