sound all that
familiar, but it should. While there are
many other armored synthetic-textile
jackets available, the Darien and Darien
Light probably preceded and maybe
even inspired them. Aerostich entered
the adventure/off-road protective
clothing market back in 1983. That’s
nearly 32 years to develop, refine and
improve upon the original design.
The Darien name brings premium
performance protective outerwear, and
the same three things distinguish them
from the general market. Darien jackets
have no separate “hanging inner lining.”
Without lining, the Darien wears cooler,
flows more air and is lighter weight.
The Darien will also feature suit-sized
grading, with 10 available sizes for that
perfect fit. Darien jackets will also always
be made in the USA. Basically, it’s good
stuff that always works.
Sizes: Standard-graded 36–54
the help of
jacket that Marc actually wore en route to
victory of the 2011 Dakar, the Venture is
optimized for use with Alpinestars’ Bionic
neck support and constructed from a
durable, lightweight fabric blend that
can be adapted to suit any environment.
Lots of storage, effective ventilation and
removable sleeves make this the go-to
jacket for any ride.
The Venture features a removable
collar to accommodate the Alpinestars’
neck support, as well as most any other
neck-brace system in the industry.
Neoprene borders on the cuffs add
comfort, as do zippered intake and
exhaust vents ensuring comfortable
temps at any time.
is a base
to provide core-
keep the body
and reduces fatigue. They are made
with tubular, seamless construction from
polypropylene with elastic that will not
melt under abrasion.
Sizes: XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL
Price: $109, top; $99, bottoms
jacket has all the
features ATV, UTV and dirt bike
riders want without breaking the bank.
The ARC jacket combines a breathable
and waterproof shell with a soft mesh liner,
multiple pockets and zippered vents. As
a bonus, the Back Country jacket can be
easily folded up into a fanny pack to wear
when the weather is questionable. The
Back Country also features an adjustable
neck opening for a comfortable fit with or
without a neck brace.