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Dainese D-Explorer Gore-Tex Jacket - Black / Dark Gull Grey

High spec touring jacket with multiple adjusters for a custom fit

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Dainese D-Explorer Gore-Tex Jacket - Black / Dark Gull Grey
November 25, 2017

Good jacket - but room for improvement

I bought this jacket, and matching D-Explorer trousers, back in the spring. I didn't use it much in the summer but now the weather's worse have been wearing it several days in the week, mainly for hour-long commutes, in temperatures down to around zero and in wind and heavy rain. With the Gore-Tex lining fitted (I never remove it) I've found it completely waterproof. Both jacket and trousers are quite a slim fit, which I like, but may not be suitable for those of bigger build (I'm 6' 1 inch, 42 inch chest, slim / medium). I've never felt any need to adjust the straps around the arms (not sure they're any real use) and I've never used the many vents on the on the jacket - though I guess if you were touring in the south of France in summer than they'd be a definite asset. Armour seems good and the inclusion of a back protector is beneficial - and to be expected on a jacket of this price. In colder weather I used the quilted liner, but soon found it cumbersome and bulky, as well as not particularly effective, so have replaced it with a micro-fleece which is a major improvement (it would be better if they just left the quilted liner out and reduced the price or included a fleece liner). Attaching trousers to the jacket with the zip is fiddly, particularly if you have the quilted liner fitted (or a fleece) and I soon got tired of this and purchased some braces instead (much better!) The worst thing about this jacket though is the zips (and there are many) - they are cheap and flimsy and it's only a matter of time I fear before one breaks. Bouncing down the road in a crash-test scenario I should imagine would result in the main zip quickly ripping apart (not tested - and I hope I never do!) I've never been a great fan of textile jackets and trousers and this is first one I've bought (well, other than wax cotton). I don't care for the look of it particularly - though it's a lot better than others I considered - but it's a good, practical jacket and it's better than having to carry around a rainsuit and struggling to get into it at the side of the road when it starts raining. If Dainese either left out the quilted liner and reduced the price, or included a fleece inner, and replaced the zip with heavier duty ones, then I'd give it 5 stars.

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Dainese D-Explorer Gore-Tex Jacket - Black / Dark Gull Grey
July 31, 2017

Excellent fit beautiful quality

Deserves 5 stars. A true 4 season jacket. Lightweight but warm and waterproof, with vents that cool and great pockets too.

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Dainese D-Explorer Gore-Tex Jacket - Black / Dark Gull Grey
March 29, 2017

Simply the best

With temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees you can withstand the cold, excellent quality and superior finishes. I'm very happy.

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Dainese D-Explorer Gore-Tex Jacket - Black / Dark Gull Grey
January 13, 2017

Extremely positive

This jacket is really a top of the line motorcycle jacket. Just by opening the package and touch the product for the first seconds, you can tell that this product is extremely well made in all ways. Material, 4-season variation, pockets, fit, layers, protection. This jacket has it all and I know that I will not be disappointed at this jacket for a long time, if not for ever. I am really happy with this purchase as well as the response and help from Sportsbikeshop that I got was incredible. I strongly recommend both buying from this website but also the jacket. 5/5, 10/10, 100/100. I am extremely positive that this jacket will suite more and more people by time, and with more positivity!

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Dainese D-Explorer Gore-Tex Jacket - Black / Dark Gull Grey

  • CE approved EN 1621.1 composite elbow protectors
  • Thermoformed shoulder covered in D-Stone fabric
  • G type back protector included
  • Quickdry fabric
  • Mugello fabric construction
  • D-Stone, mesh and Duratex fabric
  • Elasticated inserts
  • Adjustable waist, wrists and collar
  • Drawstring at bottom of jacket
  • Full connection zip
  • Pocket on sleeve
  • Internal cuffs on wrist of thermal liner
  • Pocket for double chest protector
  • Reflective detailing
  • Air vents on sleeves
  • Removable thermal liner
  • Water resistant treated outer shell
  • Removable Gore-Tex membrane
  • Modular flap system
  • 2 external waterproof pockets
  • 1 pocket in thermal liner
  • 1 pocket in waterproof liner
  • 1 internal and 2 rear pockets

Size Guide
UK CHEST3840424446485052
EURO SIZE4850525456586062

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In 1972 Mr Lino Dainese made some leather motocross trousers, starting a biking brand that has since brought style and innovation to motorcyclists the world over. Working with some of the most evocative names in motorcycle racing, Dainese led the way in the development of leather stretch panels, knee sliders and race suits- cut to suit the rider in a real world riding position. The 80's brought back protectors (with Barry Sheene), composite armour, and more aerodynamic suits; whilst the 90's brought gloves with knuckle armour and the first biking airbag system. Dainese remains at the forefront of motorcycle clothing technology and continues to be the brand of choice for the biggest names in bike racing, all the way up to the greatest rider of all time, Valentino Rossi. Today, Dainese is one of the most recognisable, coolest, and most aspirational motorcycle brands on the planet. With a well deserved reputation for safety that has crossed over into nearly every extreme sport there is, the name Dainese is synonymous with style, protection, comfort and durability.

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