Bilt Explorer Air Adventure Jacket
Good adventure gear adapts to the weather like a good adventure rider adapts to the terrain - effortlessly. The BILT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket can go from insulated and waterproof for your early morning freeway ride to free-flowing mesh when you finally hit the trails in the afternoon. If you run into a summer squall, you can zip in the waterproof and breathable liner. The BILT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket is ready to go wherever the road - or lack thereof - takes you.
- 600 denier outer material with airflow mesh inset panels for maximum air cooling
- 1200 denier abrasion resistant sections on shoulders and elbows
- 3-layer construction: Removable waterproof/breathable/windproof liner, Quilted detachable satin liner, Durable outer shell with air flow inner lining
- Reflective details for increased visibility
- Hydration pack pocket with tube locator on upper back
- Rear pocket with rubber tab pullers
- Multi-point sleeve adjustment tabs for a variable arm fit
- Slide adjustment waist belt for a variable fit
- Mobile phone pouch and additional pockets on inner lining
- Zip entry side hand warmer pockets
- Hook-and-loop hip adjustment
- Short and all-around connection zippers
- CE approved armor at shoulders and elbows
- Memory foam comfort back panel
It was during the two days of my trip from Seattle back Eureka CA that this suit really shined. I was rained on the entire time with temperatures from the high 30s to the low 40s. Both days, I got to my hotel and took off the suit warm and dry even after 12 hours in the saddle in light to pouring rain.
If you ride in cooler climates or rain, I would certainly recommend this jacket/pants combination.
PROS: Comfortable, Weather Resistant, Well Insulated
BEST USES: Long Rides, Safety, Bad Weather
The layers are easy to add/remove from the jacket- just make sure to fasten the sleeves back into the arms near the cuffs or you'll pull them out when you take the jacket off. (I made that mistake once.)
If I had to complain about the jacket, I'd note how little reflective material there is. Small detail strips on the arms, chest, neck and lower back is about the extent of it. I think the jacket could have handled a little more without becoming too ridiculous. Either way, there are certainly ways to add that yourself, or just toss on a vest for low-light riding.
That's just being nitpicky though. This is a great, comfortable jacket that can change to meet your needs. It has plenty of storage, insulated hand pockets, plenty of internal and external storage, and a great look.
PROS: Well Insulated, Comfortable, Multifunctional, Stylish, Weather Resistant
BEST USES: Safety, Bad Weather, Warm Weather, Long Rides, Casual Wear
PROS: Comfortable, Well Insulated, Weather Resistant, Abrasion Resistant, Stylish
BEST USES: Safety, Bad Weather, Casual Wear, Warm Weather, Long Rides
The perfect jacket for all-weather use
PROS: Great Storage Pockets, Daily Commute, Great for Summer, Abrasion Resistant, Comfortable, Weather Resistant, Well Insulated, Stylish
BEST USES: Safety, Warm Weather, Bad Weather, Long Rides
PROS: Stylish, Comfortable
I am getting it for those summer hot days as a second jacket that lets more air in than my Transitoin III.
I had to exchange it because the measuring chart says Medium is up to 42, that seems to be without the liners.
Altough (M) was a little snugg the line of the jacket looks good, the mesh will be gold in the 90+F days, and it even had a compartment in the back for a hydration bladder in addition to all the pockets around.
Protection is average, the elbow and shoulder pads are ok, the back is not, thin and I doubt it do anything but It can be replaced with a CE armor
all in all, I recommend it as a second jacket
PROS: Comfortable, Stylish
BEST USES: Warm Weather, Long Rides
The overall quality appears to be very good. I was impressed.
The armor is loose fitting in the pockets and can move around. I suggest the rider use Velcro to hold them in place (for your particular body). It makes a difference.
The jacket is a summer jacket BUT with the 2 zip-in liners,one for water and 1 for insulation it makes for quite a versatile product. If these 2 additions really work well the rating goes to 5.
PROS: Weather Resistant, Comfortable, Stylish, Abrasion Resistant
BEST USES: Safety, Long Rides, Bad Weather
The elbow and shoulder pads are sufficient for most riding, but the back pad is just a thin piece of foam. You can upgrade the back pad to offer better spine protection.
While some might say the fit is a little too snug, I say it's just perfect. I feel very comfortable at high speeds. Nothing is flapping around, which is something I absolutely hate.
PROS: Well Insulated, Comfortable, Abrasion Resistant, Weather Resistant
BEST USES: Safety, Casual Wear, Bad Weather, Warm Weather, Long Rides
My only cons are it is too warm to wear during the spring and summer. Great for winter/fall.
PROS: Well Insulated, Abrasion Resistant, Comfortable, Weather Resistant
CONS: Too Heavy, Doesn't Breathe
BEST USES: Safety, Bad Weather, Long Rides
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