Dainese Greyhound Leather Jacket Simplicity and finishing of the highest quality are the key concepts in the new Greyhound jacket distinguished by essential but carefully rendered styling, the softness and brightness of its Brilliant leather, the refinement of its metal particulars, removable polyester liner, and Nanofeel liner provided with silver ion treatment. Removable composite protectors on the shoulders and elbows, the pocket for the G-type back protector, the pants-jacket fastening zipper, elasticated inserts in S1 stretch fabric, and localized perforation complete the jacket's technical outfitting. Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.197. Abrasion and Tear Resistance Brilliant cowhide. S1 fabric. Comfort Ergonomics Jacket-trousers fastening system. Waist adjustment Temperature Regulation NanoFeel liner. Removable thermal liner. Other Pocket for Wave G1 and G2. Internal pocket in removable liner. Internal pocket. 3 outside pockets.
I agree with all the good things already mentioned about this jacket so I'll just mention a couple of things specific to me.
The sizing was good: I'm wearing a size 50 (10 up from jacket size) fits nicely, even with the small Forcefield back protector in place.
Air flow through the elbows and shoulders helps keep sweating down to a minimum when riding, even in 90+ degree heat: keep the cuffs open and you get additional air flow.
I have one disappointment with the jacket: The stitching of the zipper on the jacket-trouser fastening system started to come loose after only a week of wearing. Given its purpose and the price point of the jacket I expected a lot better.
Dainese Spartan 66 Leather Pants Dainese has taken the protective aspects of leather and combined them with the comfort of fabric in the Spartan66. Innovative and patented 2skin technology is used in construction to bring the biaxial elastic properties of S1 fabric to the mechanical qualities of the leather, to which it is laminated at the points that require greater strength. This also permits extreme mobility and peerless ergonomics for the best adaptation to different body forms. Protection Pro Shape soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1/97 Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather S1 fabric Microelastic elasticated inserts Inserts in elasticated fabric Double calf zip Jacket-trousers fastening system Sanitized lining Other Reflective inserts 2 pockets
When I ordered the pants I wore 34/30 jeans. Using that information in conjunction with the sizing guide worked best for me in choosing the correct size, 52. I was concerned about the knee armor not being in the correct place because of my short inseam but it seems perfect when on the bike.
When they arrived they were comfortably snug. Now that they've been broken in and I'm down to 32/30 jeans they feel perfect.
The pants are very comfortable, even in the 90-100 degree temperatures we've been having these past few weeks. I've paired these with the Dainese Greyhound jacket and they zip together fine.
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200R Classic
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Firstgear Rainman Jacket
.18mm 70 denier nylon with full nylon slip lining Dual storm closure pockets, integrated stuff sack Adjustable webbing belt 3M Scotchlite reflective logo Pants available in black only Rainman pant sold separately 90-day limited manufacturers warranty
Good waterproof jacket
PostedJuly 1, 2012
From Des Moines
Bang for the Buck
Protection & Durability
I originally bought this to go with waterproof pants. I've only had it in one downpour for a short time but it kept me completely dry. The under-the-helmet hood insures you won't get water down your back.
The only gripe I have is I would have liked larger cuffs so putting on gloves is easier.
Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro for Dainese Jackets Level 2 Performance Soft and Flexible Comfortable non restrictive Breathable Lightweight Hi Tech Design Shapes are specifically cut to fit Dainese Jackets. Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Small (G1) 15 Height 9.5 Widest Point Medium (G2) 17 Height 9.75 Widest Point Note Some inserts will be all black while others will be black/yellow, though the construction is the same. (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
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