Made from a 3-layer Japanese field nylon, this heavy-duty fabric is abrasion-resistant, waterproof, and surprisingly breathable. This fabric has been double-layered in critical impact areas along the shoulders, sleeves, and back for additional protection. Unlike the detachable waterproof liners commonly used in motorcycle apparel, the Expedition jacket is fully seam sealed, making the entire garment waterproof on its own.
For protective padding, we partnered with D3O®, an industry leader in shock-absorbing body armor. D3O® pads are malleable when handled at slow speeds, but tighten upon high impact to absorb energy. The Expedition jacket features the standard shoulder, elbow, and back pads, as well as two fully-integrated front chest pads that don’t get in the way of the front zipper.
Designed with the ergonomics of long distance touring in mind, the Expedition is constructed with articulated elbows and shoulders for ease of movement. Two-way zipper and interior bottom hem cord allows you to adjust how the jacket sits while in the seated position. Adjustable velcro straps at the waist, bicep, and forearm allow the jacket to be cinched down or loosened for layering underneath, while velcro cuffs can be adjusted to accommodate gauntlet or short gloves.
The Expedition jacket is designed to vent like no other. Two half-body chest vents run from the shoulders to waist, pit-zip vents run from elbow to waist, two half-body back vents, and forearm pockets with mesh liners allow for ample airflow throughout the jacket.
It also features a lot of storage options, including: a zippered right chest pocket, zippered arm pocket, front drop pocket, zippered front pocket, two zippered hand pockets, and a large lower back pocket. A hidden interior pocket also gives you a place to store critical valuables, like a passport and pertinent travel documents.
For riding at night, a JRC Reflex® reflective strip and piping have been incorporated into the back of the collar and along the shoulder seam. This innovative material reflects bright white when lit by a pair of headlights, but remains matte black under normal lighting conditions.
Designed in tandem with the Expedition Motorcycle Pant, a zipper attachment allows the two pieces to be worn together as a full body suit.