What is it?
For decades the trail rider had very limited options when it came to riding jackets. Either big bulky motorcycle kit that was restrictive and heavy, or lightweight outdoor gear that offered little protection. It always seemed like too much of a compromise. The Linesman Jacket is the culmination of the depth of expertise that Adventure Spec has established helping many tens of thousands of riders travel untold miles around the world.
The Linesman Jacket is designed to be light and comfortable with plenty of movement as well as providing enough protection for long distance trail riding. It doesn’t feel over engineered, it’s not Gore-Tex for example, but that’s because we believe that there is valuable versatility in being able to put on and remove a waterproof layer as conditions change.
The idea of riding far and light asks that a rider thinks carefully about what they pack and what they leave behind. The bike is only one part of the trail riding experience, the rest comes off the saddle, at the campfire, in the market, walking up the mountain. The Linesman Jacket is built around this idea of versatility and exploration. That’s why we named it after the Linesmen of the Trans Euro Trail, those quiet heroes whose adventurous spirit has unlocked 34,000km of Europe’s trails.
How does it work?
The Linesman Jacket is built around a soft shell core. This wind resistant fabric is most at home in warm and dry environments but will shrug off a light rain shower. It offers exceptional freedom of movement which provides a very comfortable riding experience and is well suited to activities away from the bike. To make the jacket suitable for trail riding that will at times involve riding on paved roads, we added Kevlar reinforced fabric in key abrasion zones along shoulders, elbows and forearms.
Large vents along the chest and back enable free flow of air in hot environments or under extreme physical exertion and the arms can be unzipped and stowed in the rear cargo pockets. The rear vents also accommodate a water bladder if required.
The Linesman Jacket is part of the ADV Spec layering system and can be paired with a waterproof outer layer and armoured base layer for more impact protection, however it also includes internal armour pockets should you prefer armour in the jacket.
Who is it for?
The Linesman Jacket is built for the Trans Euro Trail. It’s designed to help ADV riders ride far and light, exploring further in comfort and carry less. It performs on and off the bike and its toned down styling is sympathetic to cultural situations where it helps to blend in a little more.
Chest Pockets with vented lining
Du Pont™ Kevlar® reinforced fabric in key abrasion zones
Rear zipped pockets
Removable sleeves for additional cooling
Made in Europe