When I received this Furygan adventure touring suit I was massively surprised by how light it was.
I’d been wearing a more substantial Klim Badlands Pro suit for the previous year and it was a joy to throw on the Furygan Voyager 3C jacket and Discovery jeans, especially during the summer heatwave of 2022.
Both jacket and jeans have the waterproof membrane laminated to the outer shell and the material allows for a nice range of movement, especially when riding off road.
The sizing with the suit was a little hit and miss, to say the least. I'm currently floating around a 38in waist, which Furygan’s sizing suggests should be an XL. To be safe I started with a 2XL, but I couldn't even do them up.
I ended up having to go up to a 3XL to get a nice relaxed fit that was comfortable when sitting. It was a similar story with the jacket, where Furygan’s size chart suggested an XL, but I had to go for a 2XL.
Based on my experience I would strongly recommend trying this stuff beforehand to get the correct sizing.
Once I’d managed to get the fit I wanted I was pleased to find the Discovery jeans have a good length to them, eliminating that annoying riding up of the trouser leg when getting on the bike.
The opening of the leg is wide enough to accommodate a chunky adventure boot, however I find there is very little adjustment to do the fasteners back up once my boot is underneath.
The jacket doesn't gain much size when the thermal liner is removed, but it has plenty of fit adjustment to help tailor the fit.
With the liner out, the tabs that secure it at the sleeves tend to poke out the end, which I find slightly annoying.
The sleeves have a nice length to the arm which covers just slightly over my wrist and gives a good range of adjustment to do them up when worn with short gloves
I've always worn gloves with short cuffs, but I see no reason why you couldn’t fold the jacket up to fit a pair of gloves over the top (though I’ve never understood why you would want to do that and allow water to run in your glove).
I tried fitting a pair of gloves inside the jacket sleeves, but I didn’t have enough room to do that. Furygan, who are French, say the majority of riders in France wear their gloves over their jackets, so they design their jackets to suit that preference.
Photography: Joel Blevins
The jacket and jeans have the facility to zip them together either by a short zip or a full zip. I never did them up as I found it frustrating trying to work the zip round without getting it caught up on the back of the jeans and the braces. I only have so much patience.
The jeans come with a pair of braces to help hold them up and for those who think braces are for old people, think again. These did a superb job of keeping the back of the jeans up, preventing wind and rain getting through to my lower back.
From a safety point of view the Furygan jacket has D3O armour in the shoulders and elbows and the trousers have it at the hips and knees.
You have to fork out more if you want a matching back protector (£40.99 as I write) and the optional chest armour (currently £27.99). I added both and with them in place they provide a nice fit with very little movement and yet still allowing me to move around.
When I’m not on the bike the knee armour doesn't fit well and just dangles, which is something I’m sure many of us have experienced from bike trousers.
The jacket has two deep pockets on the front and a couple on the inside and the pockets on the jeans are a bit of a shortcoming to my mind. There’s one large pocket on the right thigh with a window and there's also a small pocket on top, which would just about take a bank card.
I’ve not tested the Furygan suit much in serious rain conditions, but when I have the water beads up beautifully and runs off the laminated material as it should.
Within a few miles the water blows off and I would have never known I had been in the rain. The odd gathering of water in my lap through the jeans sitting wrong hasn't resulted in any leakage either.
I think something the jacket lacks, especially as it’s described as suiting all four seasons, is a storm collar. Wind and rain does tend to whip around the neck area with the jacket having a low collar.
Putting the thermal liners in makes for a toasty ride on fresh days with plenty of circulation inside the jacket too, so I don't overheat.
Once the temperature rises and you need that cool air, the Furygan suit has numerous zipped vents to help, but in my experience they aren't very effective. They do something, but could be so much better.
Once open, the vents tend to follow the natural fit of the jacket, which makes them look like an undone pocket rather than a vent ready to suck in loads of air. They could do with being forced open somehow.
The jeans have two vents, one on each thigh. Again, when I’m seated the vents don't seem to open much and are looking into the sky so no air can really be forced into them. On my Klim suit the vents are on the side of your thigh and act like a scoop. I also found the vents aren't particularly easy to do up again while wearing gloves.
Furygan claim the laminated outer is breathable but once the temperature goes above 30°C, like it has this year, then I become uncomfortably hot and the sweat can’t get away quickly enough.
Overall, the Furygan Voyager jacket and Discovery jeans are a good set-up. I find it has the ability to deal with everything but the height of summer, when there simply isn’t enough airflow to keep me cool.
Would I personally buy it? Sadly not. It just doesn't do enough to excite me to warrant the price, which is £399.99 for the jacket and £289.99 for the jeans as I write this, plus the cost of the extra armour (£69 for back and chest).