Olympia GT Air Transition Jacket The concept of a solid body jacket that transforms to an air mesh jacket makes sense if the transition is quick and hassle free. The problem of storing or losing removable panels must also be addressed. Our all seasons GT jacket tackles these issues by offering a roll down, hide away, Mega Vent Panel System that transitions from solid body, to adjustable airflow construction in seconds. The GT is also equipped with a sporty, waterproof, two stage, Thermolite lined, inner jacket giving it multi season, all weather versatility. An authentic Cordura shell with 2000 denier Cordura reinforcement insures maximum abrasion resistance. Outer shell constructed in 500 and 2000 denier Dupont Cordura MVS Mega Vent Panel System at front and back Extended length 12 arm vents Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flex armor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flex articulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs, elbows and waist. Comfort neoprene collar insert 3M Scotchlite reflective piping at front, sides and back. 8 connecting zipper for pants Seven storage pockets Two Stage Waterproof Liner Jacket - Sturdy wind and water proof rip stop nylon shell with removable Dupont Thermolite insulation, rib collar, two water proof pockets and interior cell phone pocket.
Water absorbant! NOT WATERPROOF!
PostedDecember 28, 2011
Bang for the Buck
Protection & Durability
I've owned this jacket for 4 months and have ridden in weather ranging from 95 F to pouring rain and even some sub 20 F riding.
Pluses include - -Good airflow. I've ridden in 95 F and was comfortable while moving. -Construction is excellent. -Materials use are very heavy duty and feel quite safe (Cordura 500 and 2000 d) -Lots of adjustability. -Good elbow, shoulder and back protection. -Warm with both liners in.
Negatives - -Not waterproof in the least. Complete soak through occurs in approximately 15 minutes at freeway speeds in moderate rain. The inner waterproof liner has a pocket labeled for cell phone storage. I kept my phone in this pocket on a recent rainy ride to return home to a ruined water logged phone. -The collar is small and frequently comes undone. For reference, I have a 16" neck. -Poorly located pockets that are near impossible to reach with the jacket on.