Far better than 'afterthought' jacket liners. More durable, comfortable, functional and versatile.
Their reversible design includes seven purposeful pockets in a black Supernyl fabric 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 that the entire jacket to self-stores neatly within for packing and travel. Inside-out when packed, with integrated webbing loops so it may be safely attached to your bike, or worn on a belt like a fanny pack. Also works well as a sleeping or reading pillow when camping.
The wearable-both-ways liner also features underarm zips which perfectly match those on Darien jackets to provide superior venting adjustability and more comfort across a wider temperature range. You'll also appreciate the handlebar-friendly longer sleeve lengths, a just-right collar height and the 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 any other) outer jacket.
The grey TLTec Wind Pro model features a thick, dense 200 wt. wind resistant “super fleece” which is extremely breathable yet provides 4x better insulation and more draft resistance than common department store fleeces.
The blue TLTec Wind Blocker version is made with a slightly thinner and even more highly windproof 100 wt. fleece that offers 2X faster moisture wicking than other windproof fleeces, while retaining good breathability for all day comfort. It's also marginally more compact-to-pack. Because of its slightly more wind-blocking TL Tec, it also offers a bit higher insulation level (as measured in lab testing) than the noticeably thicker Wind Pro model.
Wear either as a cold weather comfort layer inside a Darien Jacket, or alone as a casual/off-bike jacket. Wherever you are going, both eliminate some of the weight and bulk of traditional liners, and both are equally long-use durable. They both feature a 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. With all new Darien jacket construction an optional zip-in liner zipper (#375) is available at no charge, but most wearers prefer to simply wear these together, without this complication. It's faster and easier. Machine washable. Sizes 36-54.
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Customer Reviews (4)
- Darien TLTec Wind Pro Fleece LinerReview by Tony
I recently purchased Darien Jacket and absolutely love it. I tried using the liner from another jacket I have and found it didn't provide the wind protection I expected. I felt cold air on both sides of my body.
I decided to buy the liner that was meant for this jacket and what a world of difference. First off, it is gorgeous and looks good just by itself. Very comfortable and fits just right. Wearing it with the Darien jacket I was very comfortable on my midnight ride from work at 35 degrees at 65 miles an hour. Not sure what the wind chill was but all I know is I was fine.
Thank you for another great product. And yes I do ride more with my Aerostich clothing. (Posted on 2/22/16)
- Darien TLTec Wind Pro Fleece Liner Review by George
- i have had this liner for a couple years now and it is a high quality garment and is very warm. my only complaint is when wearing it as a stand alone jacket (fleece side out) there are no pockets to put my hands in. i know this isn't a jacket, it's a jacket liner but i also use it as a stand alone jacket when off the bike. having one item that does double duty (liner & jacket) means one less thing to pack. (Posted on 1/31/15)
- QuailityReview by Todd
- I have had this jacket for 13 years and the elbows are finally getting thin but still my favorite about time to replace my old stand by. (Posted on 12/7/13)
- Nice productReview by Jack
I purchased this jacket liner to replace a liner I was using from another brand.
LIKES: This is a a rather expensive liner, but you get what you pay for. It is high quality product. It's made well and uses quality materials. It is definitely warmer and much higher quality than my old jacket liner. I like being able to reverse the jacket. I use the fleece inside when it's really cold. When the fleece is inside, the slippery nylon exterior allows you to easily put on and take off the outer Darien jacket. Reversing the jacket means the nylon is on the inside and the fleece is on the outside. I wear the jacket this was when it's not quite as cold out.
DISLIKES: When reversing the jacket, naturally the zipper goes from the "right" side to the "wrong" side. Not much you can do about this one. My real pet peeve is that the sleeve cuffs are too short. When wearing the jacket with the fleece on the inside, it sticks to you a bit when you are removing the jacket. It would really help if the cuffs were longer. The are unnaturally short and it is difficult to grab the jacket by the sleeve to remove it. This is an easy fix... why not do it? (Posted on 3/26/12)
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"...Last, but among the best, is the Darien liner. It is removable and becomes a very nice free-standing insulating jacket when separated from the Darien jacket. Nylon on one side and fleece on the other, it's a good looking casual windbreaker away from the bike. One of its seven pockets doubles as a stuff sack, including belt loops so you can carry it like a fanny pack. The liner is a highlight of the Darien suit, in my opinion: comfortable, practical, good-looking, and compact."