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  • Hi-Viz Jacket (shown with optional TLTec Windpro Fleece Liner which can be worn separately under the outer jacket)
  • Anti-Flutter arm tabs
  • Underarm vents
  • Adjustable waist belt
  • Rare-Earth magnetic collar tabs
  • Zippered wrist gusset
  • Features
  • Integrated loop for removable pad options
  • Adjustable reflective hip tabs
  • Two-way back vent under reflective Scotchlite® flap

DarienLight Jacket #260

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An ultralight Darien would make a great urban riding tool (we said to ourselves). And we build it just this way, using a tough, HT200 Denier Nylon GORE-TEX® fabric. This lightweight Cordura-like material is far tougher than ordinary nylon fabrics of similar weight but offers about a third less abrasion resistance than the regular Darien’s 500D fabric.
On the other hand this version is so much lighter and encourages so much more freedom of movement (especially in very high and low temperatures) that it’s wonderful as general wear for camping, skiing, hiking and all rugged outdoor activities.
Beyond motorcycle touring and dual sport riding the Darien light really comes into it’s own for everyday utility commuting and general riding, especially in atrocious weather where it will flat-outperform whatever you now wear.
Manufacturing a single layer constructions like this is more costly and difficult, because nothing can be hidden inside and the system for managing the TF impact armor systems and providing useable pockets is a little harder, too.
You’ll like the result…It’s worth always riding drier more comfortable across a wider temperature range and climate range. It’s nice that the armor is easier to remove and replace…and if ever needed emergency post-crash repair is a lot easier, too. (Especially if you’re somewhere beyond remote and it’s getting dark and the weather is closing in.)
The Darien Light isn’t an adapted winter outdoor fashion jacket. It’s a riding-dedicated hard-as-nails protective system for your upper body that lets you ride in safety and comfort for years, regardless of harsh conditions. It’s made to be tough, simple, and practical because that’s what you really need: Basic good stuff that always works.
Exclusive Darien Light jacket features include the tough HT200D GORE-TEX® breathable/waterproof outer fabric, removable hard shell TF3 foam elbow and shoulder pads, and generous 3M Scotchlite™ reflective areas, and adjustable anti-flutter arm tabs.
The Darien Light jacket also accommodates a range of optional removable TLTec fleece liners that fit perfectly inside it’s breathable/waterproof outer jacket. These liner underarm vent zippers always line up perfectly, and the inner pieces fit, feel and work together like they were always made for a Darien. Which they were.
These optional reversible TLTec liners are worn separately under an outer Darien Light Jacket and are perfect on cool mornings and for all off-the-bike wear. They fold into their own compact zippered pockets, and then can be attached to your bike or worn on a belt like a fanny pack.
Executive summary: Durable comfort and protection. Both liner and shell feature underarm vent zips and plenty of pockets (nine in the outer jacket, six in the liner jacket!). An optional back pad attaches to all Darien’s with pre-installed hook-and-loop. Available colors: black, grey, red, hi-viz lime yellow*, tan, or cobalt blue. All Darien Light jackets come with black details. 36–54. USA.

Rare Earth Magnets: see Additional Information

Sizing Chart
Sizing Tool
Darien Jacket Owners Guide
TF Pad Removal and Replacement
Darien vs. Darien Light
Darien Reviews

Hassle Free Sizing Exchange

If you happen to need a different size, return the suit and we'll ship out a replacement free of charge (applies to domestic ground shipments only).

Various alterations are available for the DarienLight Jacket to get that custom fit you expect from an all-purpose jacket.

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There are four rare earth magnets to remove:

  • One (about the size of a quarter), inside the jacket on each side of the upper chest/collar,
  • One (about the size of a dime) at each end of the collar - removable from a small pocket with a hook and loop closure.

Important Information Regarding Rare Earth Magnets

Darien ‘Cutaway’ Hem Roll

The Darien is a ¾ length design – it’s just long enough to cover a suitcoat and is the perfect length for standing-on-the-pegs dual sporting and adventure riding. For all camping and other rugged outdoor activities, too. But sometimes it feels a little too long, especially if you ride a sport or sport touring bike with the classic lean-forward body position handlebars.

An easy solution for some riders is to roll/fold the jacket front hem up underneath the zipper. After a couple of times it becomes automatic. You don’t even think about it because it takes not even two seconds. Give it a try.

—Mr. Subjective, 2014

Darien ‘Cutaway’ Hem Roll Darien ‘Cutaway’ Hem Roll

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