Our Two Cents:
The Dainese Racing 3 D-Dry jacket offers a great alternative for those wanting the look, fit and armor protection on par with a sport leather jacket, but in a package that can hold up to inclement weather.
The shell of this jacket is made of a slightly stretchy heavy duty textile material. It reminds me of the Shoeller Keprotec material I’ve seen used as flexible panels in the sleeves and crotch of race suits. Its tough but flexible and slightly stretchy and holds up well to abrasion. The shell is treated to be water resistant and then the jacket is lined with a waterproof/breathable liner to block moisture that might come through the shell, so consider this jacket to be a water proof style. The construction over the main zipper is very robust with a double flap closure to keep water from coming through.
The jacket has zippered venting in the shoulders, biceps an back and with those zippers open, you can get some air flow through the jacket. But consider that those vents only allow air to enter the shell, but don’t allow air to pass through the waterproof liner, so the venting will not be suitable for not summer use. For colder weather, this jacket comes with a very nice full sleeve thermal liner. With the liner zipped in, it should be great for cold weather. So overall, I’d suggest this style for temps ranging from cold to warm (but not hot) and/or wet weather.
One feature that is sharp and functional is the elasticated bars on the back and above the elbows. If you take a look at the larger pictures you’ll see a band of raised fabric strips. They look like decoration at first glance but those are backed with elastic and so when you reach...
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