ADV Spec Atacama Race Jacket
Built for and hard tested in the Dakar Rally. Tough & extremely light for rally or extreme ADV riding.
Exclusively available to try on in the North of England at Adventure Bike Warehouse. Given some real life testing by our owner Gary on one of ABW's famous Morocco tours, see pictures!
What is it?
The Atacama Race Jacket is an extremely tough lightweight jacket that is focussed on rally and extreme ADV riding. It can be either used on its own in hot environments where ventilation and abrasion protection are required, or paired with the Atacama Waterproof Jacket for weather protection and Core Base Layer for warmth. It is competition ready and can be used with or without a neck brace. Insert armour or wear over an armoured base layer for impact protection.
How does it work?
The jacket achieves max ventilation and strength through the use of fabrics designed for extreme conditions. The core of the jacket is made from military spec snag resistant nylon 6.6 fabric. This makes for a very tough construction that is also well ventilated due to its open knit construction. To add impact protection we have reinforced key abrasion zones with 1000D ballistic nylon. This provides a good balance between strength and overall weight. Internal pockets will receive back, shoulder and elbow armour if required.
Who is it for?
The Atacama Race jacket has been designed for riders who require extreme performance with minimal weight. Double Dakar finisher Lyndon Poskitt was instrumental in its development and used it for his 2017 Malle Moto campaign. If you are rally rider or serious about light weight ADV travel, and is looking for a versatile jacket that is part of a comprehensive clothing system then the Atacama Race Jacket fits the bill.
- 1000D Ballistic Nylon fabric in key abrasion zones
- Two mesh chest pockets
- Military spec snag resistant nylon 6.6 mesh fabric for maximum ventilation
- Neck brace compatible collar
- Rear zipped pockets
- Reflectivity to improve rider visibility
- Shoulder, Elbow and back protector pockets
- Rear stretch panels accommodate slimline water bladder under jacket
- Made in Europe