Linesman Jacket

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Linesman Jacket

by Adventure Spec
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The ADV Spec Linesman Jacket. A windproof & breathable trail riding/rally jacket reinforced with Du Pont™ Kevlar® fabric on the key abrasion zones. Reinventing the trail riding jacket, via the tracks of the Trans Euro Trail®.

Chest Pockets with vented lining
Du Pont™ Kevlar® reinforced fabric in key abrasion zones
Rear vents
Rear zipped pockets
Removable sleeves for additional cooling

*Special offer - 10% off all ADV Spec Core Base Layers when you buy this ADV Spec Jacket. Discount applied at checkout. 

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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.



Technical details

  • Chest Pockets with vented lining
  • Du Pont™ Kevlar® reinforced fabric in key abrasion zones
  • Rear vents
  • Rear zipped pockets
  • Removable sleeves for additional cooling
  • Made in Europe

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The ADV Spec Linesman Jacket.

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Questions

Questions on Linesman Jacket

  • From Manoj at 08/03/2019 13:36
    • Dear Adventure-Spec Team,
      Initially I thought ordering the Linesman Jacket in L would be fine.
      I prefer wearing inn armor in the jacket - following measurements with normal underwear: Chest 110 cm, 183 cm tall, 87 kg.
      But I have broad shoulders - around 126 cm.
      As I am ordering from Germany I would like to ask if XL would be more advisable.

      Thank you
      Manoj

    • It is hard to say exactly. If you wanted to wear a bulky chest protector style armoured shirt, then you might need the next size up. I think with your shoulders you might need the XL. You can of course exchange the jacket for another size if required.
      Hope that helps.
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Reviews (11)

Customer Reviews

A great Jacket to go anywhere in. Review by Keitho
A great Jacket to go anywhere in." by , written on 6 August 2019
I brought this jacket about a year ago when I was back in the UK. Being back in Melbourne I wore it over our summer not on extreme hot days but 35 degree C days and it performed well it was still comfortable in cooler weather with a base & mid layers on it is my go to jacket now.
Overall rating
5 out of 5
I brought this jacket about a year ago when I was back in the UK. Being back in Melbourne I wore it over our summer not on extreme hot days but 35 degree C days and it performed well it was still comfortable in cooler weather with a base & mid layers on it is my go to jacket now. (Posted on 06/08/2019)
Light and Safe Review by Piotr
Light and Safe" by , written on 13 July 2019
Hi
I will try to give a more road oriented review. I recently made, a road trip from Poland to Northern Norway (5200 km). During the journey I drove in almost all weather conditions from almost 30 C in Poland to 5 C at Nordkapp (plus strong wind and rain). The Linesman jacket was the outer shell all this trip. It was combined with baltic jacket/armour jacket/base layer (plus waterproof layer in heavy rain). All this trip I felt comfortable, warm and my movement was no restricted in any way. I really like the lightness/softness of the linesman jacket as I felt comfortable after many hours of riding. Also I used it off the bike. I highly recommend this jacket and the whole idea of “light” riding to anyone travelling on road (I switched from heavy gore-tex jacket and I will stay light).
Unfortunately I also tested the safety features of the jacket as I had a crash and slide on tarmac. The kevlar areas (and armour jacket) did their job outstanding, as the jacket (and me) remained mostly intact. There are only small patches of lightly worn out kevlar on one arm and that’s it (the Mongolia Trail Pants where punctured/ripped in few places). So again thumbs up for safety of whole “light system”.
Overall rating
5 out of 5
Hi
I will try to give a more road oriented review. I recently made, a road trip from Poland to Northern Norway (5200 km). During the journey I drove in almost all weather conditions from almost 30 C in Poland to 5 C at Nordkapp (plus strong wind and rain). The Linesman jacket was the outer shell all this trip. It was combined with baltic jacket/armour jacket/base layer (plus waterproof layer in heavy rain). All this trip I felt comfortable, warm and my movement was no restricted in any way. I really like the lightness/softness of the linesman jacket as I felt comfortable after many hours of riding. Also I used it off the bike. I highly recommend this jacket and the whole idea of “light” riding to anyone travelling on road (I switched from heavy gore-tex jacket and I will stay light).
Unfortunately I also tested the safety features of the jacket as I had a crash and slide on tarmac. The kevlar areas (and armour jacket) did their job outstanding, as the jacket (and me) remained mostly intact. There are only small patches of lightly worn out kevlar on one arm and that’s it (the Mongolia Trail Pants where punctured/ripped in few places). So again thumbs up for safety of whole “light system”.
(Posted on 13/07/2019)
Very Good Fit, Look and Wind Protection Review by Thierry
Very Good Fit, Look and Wind Protection" by , written on 25 June 2019
First of all, sizing is spot-on if you take into account the sizing chart and the "How to" video. Thanks for that ... KLIM should learn from you guys
For the jacket it self, I really like the look and the fit, very comfortable !
Why only 4 stars for this review ??
1. The end of the cuffs coming in contact with your wrist is in kevlar with only a very narrow band of soft material... not so nice... I would really appreciate a much larger band of soft fabric for upgraded comfort when wearing the jacket off the bike.
2. It seems very odd that the elbows are not covered with kevlar but forearms and shoulders are ??? It gives a poor perceived protection... I would like to have your feedback on this. Thanks
Overall rating
4 out of 5
First of all, sizing is spot-on if you take into account the sizing chart and the "How to" video. Thanks for that ... KLIM should learn from you guys
For the jacket it self, I really like the look and the fit, very comfortable !
Why only 4 stars for this review ??
1. The end of the cuffs coming in contact with your wrist is in kevlar with only a very narrow band of soft material... not so nice... I would really appreciate a much larger band of soft fabric for upgraded comfort when wearing the jacket off the bike.
2. It seems very odd that the elbows are not covered with kevlar but forearms and shoulders are ??? It gives a poor perceived protection... I would like to have your feedback on this. Thanks (Posted on 25/06/2019)
Well thought out, 1st class jacket. Review by Mike A.
Well thought out, 1st class jacket. " by , written on 6 June 2019
There was a gap in the market waiting for this jacket for a long time. I would describe it as a very tough soft shell. This makes it light weight, practical and flexible as part of a layering system. I am 1.9m and weigh 100kg. I have a size L (large), which fits perfectly. With the forcefield armour padding fitted I still have comfortable room for a couple or 3 tech layers, with the added option of a waterproof layer on top. The jacket is extremely versatile and would say most owners will is this off the bike a lot too. The manufacturing quality is excellent, made of excellent materials and really well put together. The jacket lives up to its description and goes some way beyond. Even the surprise in the pocket is multi-functional. I would confidently recommend it to anyone.
Overall rating
5 out of 5
There was a gap in the market waiting for this jacket for a long time. I would describe it as a very tough soft shell. This makes it light weight, practical and flexible as part of a layering system. I am 1.9m and weigh 100kg. I have a size L (large), which fits perfectly. With the forcefield armour padding fitted I still have comfortable room for a couple or 3 tech layers, with the added option of a waterproof layer on top. The jacket is extremely versatile and would say most owners will is this off the bike a lot too. The manufacturing quality is excellent, made of excellent materials and really well put together. The jacket lives up to its description and goes some way beyond. Even the surprise in the pocket is multi-functional. I would confidently recommend it to anyone. (Posted on 06/06/2019)
You ger what you pay for. Hands on- Brilliant! Review by Magnus Göransson
You ger what you pay for. Hands on- Brilliant!" by , written on 6 May 2019
Great jacket! I must admit that I use the jacket just as much off the bike as on the bike. I just love it. Comfy and really well made. Combined with the core base layer it keps me warm and comfortable. Been riding in some light rain and that was no trouble either.
I am 183 cm and weigh around 90 kg. Large was perfect in size. I use armour in the dedicated pockets in the jacket.

One near bonus i discovered was that in the right pocket there is one handy lite surprise for you! Buy and find out!
Overall rating
5 out of 5
Great jacket! I must admit that I use the jacket just as much off the bike as on the bike. I just love it. Comfy and really well made. Combined with the core base layer it keps me warm and comfortable. Been riding in some light rain and that was no trouble either.
I am 183 cm and weigh around 90 kg. Large was perfect in size. I use armour in the dedicated pockets in the jacket.

One near bonus i discovered was that in the right pocket there is one handy lite surprise for you! Buy and find out!
(Posted on 06/05/2019)
Great looking, comfortable, hard wearing, practical, not perfect but you can’t please everyone! However I’m very happy and would recommend A +++ Review by Stinkypete
Great looking, comfortable, hard wearing, practical, not perfect but you can’t please everyone! However I’m very happy and would recommend A +++" by , written on 2 May 2019
I’ve been looking around for a light adventure jacket for a while and had read great things about the Linesman, so I bought one and absolutely love it! It takes body armour which isn’t included in the price. The armour fits well, however I found the back protector to thick and hard so I opted for a softer D30 which may not give quite as much protection but for me comfort is premium.
I do like the option to remove the sleeves however you’ll need to remove the should protection when you do and of course your elbows will also be exposed so you’ll need to consider alternative protection in this areas.
The jacket is extremely well made and very comfortable. It has front hand pockets fleece lined and large zipped vents at the side.
It’s not waterproof, but it’s a great looking hardwearing very comfortable trail jacket which I would buy again if I lost it.
Overall rating
5 out of 5
I’ve been looking around for a light adventure jacket for a while and had read great things about the Linesman, so I bought one and absolutely love it! It takes body armour which isn’t included in the price. The armour fits well, however I found the back protector to thick and hard so I opted for a softer D30 which may not give quite as much protection but for me comfort is premium.
I do like the option to remove the sleeves however you’ll need to remove the should protection when you do and of course your elbows will also be exposed so you’ll need to consider alternative protection in this areas.
The jacket is extremely well made and very comfortable. It has front hand pockets fleece lined and large zipped vents at the side.
It’s not waterproof, but it’s a great looking hardwearing very comfortable trail jacket which I would buy again if I lost it. (Posted on 02/05/2019)
If Carlsberg made trail riding jackets Review by John
If Carlsberg made trail riding jackets " by , written on 12 July 2018
I've now been using the Linesman Jacket for 6 months. Rain, snow, sun and wind. It really is the ideal trail riding and adventure jacket. Tough enough to withstand day on day use, smart enough to wear out on the evening and comfy enough for all day use. The last 3 days have seen it's use in scorching conditions. It's venting works beautifully and, for the cold mornings the windproof nature when zipped up keeps out the chill.
Fitted with forcefield armour in the pockets it's light and allows you to move freely.
I opted for the XL (I'm 5'11" and 84kg) which makes it a looser feel and allows air to circulate even better. I could quite easily have got away with the L which, with armour Inn the pockets, would have given a closer fit and made it more of a cross between an armoured vest a la Dianese or bionic and a normal jacket. The stretch of the material would have allowed that easily.
All in all a perfect, smart, comfortable, durable, protective jacket.
Overall rating
5 out of 5
I've now been using the Linesman Jacket for 6 months. Rain, snow, sun and wind. It really is the ideal trail riding and adventure jacket. Tough enough to withstand day on day use, smart enough to wear out on the evening and comfy enough for all day use. The last 3 days have seen it's use in scorching conditions. It's venting works beautifully and, for the cold mornings the windproof nature when zipped up keeps out the chill.
Fitted with forcefield armour in the pockets it's light and allows you to move freely.
I opted for the XL (I'm 5'11" and 84kg) which makes it a looser feel and allows air to circulate even better. I could quite easily have got away with the L which, with armour Inn the pockets, would have given a closer fit and made it more of a cross between an armoured vest a la Dianese or bionic and a normal jacket. The stretch of the material would have allowed that easily.
All in all a perfect, smart, comfortable, durable, protective jacket. (Posted on 12/07/2018)
The jacket is absolutely awesome in quality and comfort Review by nitrofoska
The jacket is absolutely awesome in quality and comfort" by , written on 11 May 2018
I ordered this jacket without any armor, because I use my poc spine VPD 2.0 under the jacket.

My choice was the jacket in XL because i want to wear my armor jacket under the linesman jacket. (Normally i wear L ) So i have although the opinion to wear only my armor jacket or the linesman jacket without sleeves for additional cooling.

The jacket is absolutely awesome in quality and comfort. You can although use the linesman jacket as a normal softshell jacket on colder Days.

The linesman jacket is my choice in every-day use or at adventures on my KTM 625 and the TET.

Overall rating
5 out of 5
I ordered this jacket without any armor, because I use my poc spine VPD 2.0 under the jacket.

My choice was the jacket in XL because i want to wear my armor jacket under the linesman jacket. (Normally i wear L ) So i have although the opinion to wear only my armor jacket or the linesman jacket without sleeves for additional cooling.

The jacket is absolutely awesome in quality and comfort. You can although use the linesman jacket as a normal softshell jacket on colder Days.

The linesman jacket is my choice in every-day use or at adventures on my KTM 625 and the TET.

(Posted on 11/05/2018)
tough jacket! Review by Lionel Linesman
tough jacket!" by , written on 27 March 2018
I ordered the jacket for a friend. I have never seen him since then. I think he really likes the jacket and is gone for endless riding... ;)
Overall rating
5 out of 5
I ordered the jacket for a friend. I have never seen him since then. I think he really likes the jacket and is gone for endless riding... ;) (Posted on 27/03/2018)
Tested in UK Winter Review by Simon
Tested in UK Winter" by , written on 27 March 2018
I bought the Linesman jacket specifically for trail riding in the Uk, and for a 2 week trip in Kashmir later this year. It fits well over armour and has room for movement on the bike. The neck has a good high zip closure which is easy to use with gloves, and the sleeves remove easily.
I've worn this a couple of times now, one day in March this year which saw weather ranging from sunshine to white out snow storms. Although the jacket is not listed as waterproof it kept the snow moisture out, and was very windproof.
The only thing I would change / add would be either a waist drawstring or elastic waist as there is a fair bit of material here - ok if you're on the large size. Other than that Im very happy with the product. the sizing chart is spot on, so measure with your armour on as Adventure Spec suggest .
Overall rating
5 out of 5
I bought the Linesman jacket specifically for trail riding in the Uk, and for a 2 week trip in Kashmir later this year. It fits well over armour and has room for movement on the bike. The neck has a good high zip closure which is easy to use with gloves, and the sleeves remove easily.
I've worn this a couple of times now, one day in March this year which saw weather ranging from sunshine to white out snow storms. Although the jacket is not listed as waterproof it kept the snow moisture out, and was very windproof.
The only thing I would change / add would be either a waist drawstring or elastic waist as there is a fair bit of material here - ok if you're on the large size. Other than that Im very happy with the product. the sizing chart is spot on, so measure with your armour on as Adventure Spec suggest . (Posted on 27/03/2018)
first review after delivery Review by Marcel
first review after delivery" by , written on 25 February 2018
You get what you want.

I orderd this jacket, because I was looking for a light adventure jacket. Important for me is, that the jacket is breathable and if it begins to rain, or it is getting colder, I will just drop the Klim Forecast jacket, or an other outer layer over the linesman.
I orderd this jacket in size Large. Normally I wear size medium in street clothes.
I am just 1,75cm and 72kg´s.
The jacket is not to bulky, but I like to have enough space for an armor suite and a longsleeve., if I want.
The guys from adventure spec did a great job and created a perfect jacket for adventure riding and trail riding.
Think we are getting friends :)
Thanks and best regards from Germany
Overall rating
5 out of 5
You get what you want.

I orderd this jacket, because I was looking for a light adventure jacket. Important for me is, that the jacket is breathable and if it begins to rain, or it is getting colder, I will just drop the Klim Forecast jacket, or an other outer layer over the linesman.
I orderd this jacket in size Large. Normally I wear size medium in street clothes.
I am just 1,75cm and 72kg´s.
The jacket is not to bulky, but I like to have enough space for an armor suite and a longsleeve., if I want.
The guys from adventure spec did a great job and created a perfect jacket for adventure riding and trail riding.
Think we are getting friends :)
Thanks and best regards from Germany (Posted on 25/02/2018)

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