If you fancy the waterproofness and uniquely experienced look of classic, traditional 100% English waxed cotton gear but demand modern venting, TF3 technical armor and Scotchlite™ reflective areas, a Falstaff ought to do it.
Its authentic English waxed cotton is exactly the same fabric proven in traditional British gear. It is highly durable, exceptionally comfortable and proven by generations of riders, outdoorsmen and commercial fisherman (wearing oilskins) in the harshest conditions.
The Falstaff features a rich plaid cotton lining, with two huge inside pockets, a soft ultrasuede faced collar, and an oversized cargo pocket behind the back vent reflective flap.
In hot weather it wears more comfortable than the British jackets because of its generous dual slider zippered underarm and back vents. And the standard Aerostich TF3 impact armor provides crash performance far beyond what the 'olde-blighty' gear offered. Cleans with a damp sponge.
The abrasion resistance of waxed cotton (when compared to the Darien's 500 Denier Cordura) is better than you'd think. Black, Brown, Green, or Orange. 36–54.
A NOTE ABOUT YELLOW...unlike black, green, brown & orange, the yellow color of waxed cotton fabric is translucent enough to clearly reveal the contents of items carried in pockets and some of the internal construction details of the garment.