If anything, these two liners are seriously overbuilt. Both versions wear far better than any of those simple ‘afterthought’ jacket liners you may have seen or experienced. And these are more durable, functional and versatile, too.
The reversible design includes seven purposeful pockets in a black Supernyl fabric (an extremely tightly woven uncoated windproof nylon that could probably function reasonably well as sailcloth) shell, including dual hand-warmer pockets, a side entry drop-in ergonomic left side chest pocket, a top opening chest pocket on the right side, two large zippered compartments behind each hand warmer pocket and a large zippered pocket across the lower back, allowing the entire jacket to self-store neatly for packing and travel. That back pocket goes inside-out when packed revealing integrated webbing loops allowing it be safely attached to your bike, or worn on a belt like a fanny pack. It also works well as a comfortable sleeping or reading pillow when camping. What other liner has this?...Continue
(…But wait, there’s more!) The wearable-both-ways design also features underarm zips which perfectly match those on Darien jackets to provide maximum venting adjustability and more comfort across a wider temperature range. You’ll also appreciate handlebar-friendly longer sleeve lengths, a just-right collar height and the closely fitted comfortable stretch knit wrists and waist. Because they are reversible this liner may be worn fleece-on-the-inside for great air-trapping warmth, or reversed to help it slip on or off faster within a Darien or other rider’s technical outer jacket.
There are two versions: The grey TLTec Wind Pro model features a thick, dense 200 wgt. wind resistant “super fleece” which is extremely breathable yet provides 4x better insulation and draft resistance than common department store fleeces. And the blue TLTec Wind Blocker version uses a slightly thinner and even more highly windproof 100 wgt. fleece that offers 2X faster moisture wicking than other windproof fleeces while retaining good breathability for all day comfort. It’s marginally more compact-to-pack, and because of it’s slightly more wind-blocking TLTec, it also offers a slightly greater (measured in lab testing) insulation level than the noticeably cozier and thicker Wind Pro.
Wear either as your integrated cold weather comfort layer inside a Darien Jacket, or alone as a casual/off-bike jacket. Wherever you are going, both TLTec's eliminate some of the weight and bulk of traditional liner insulations, and both are equally long-use durable. They also feature a built-in durable water repellent (DWR) finish to keep you drier and more comfortable thru the wettest conditions.
Either version will wear a good deal warmer than you’d expect on cool mornings, and both compliment a Darien jacket perfectly. Designed by riders, for riders, and carefully hand made.