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Mud, rain, and sweat is bound to come at you when you dart through winding singletrack or rocket off tables. But, if you don the DAKINE Men's Shield Jacket, those foul-weather rides won't feel so bad. Multi-layer protection taped at the seams and a back vent panel offers protection and a ton of comfort when you just can't stand to sit around and wait for the dirt to dry.

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Great Jacket and Fit!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I've always been happy with all my Dakine clothing and this jacket doesn't disappoint. The fit and quality of the jacket it really good. It breathes really well, even with a pack on. The arms get sweaty, but I think most jacks of this type are like that. I just loosen the velcro at the wrists to let air in and that helps ventilate the arms. The vents on the side of the jacket do a good job at regulating temp too.

The length of the jacket and the cut are good. I am 5'11", 155lbs. I got a medium and the jacket fits perfect. It's not too baggy, but loose enough to stay dynamic and the length is good so you don't show crack. During high speed runs, the jacket doesn't flap in the wind. The tail of the jacket has a rubberish liner to help from riding up.

I used this in light rain the other day. It did an alright job at keeping me dry, but some moisture still got through. Mostly in the arms, but that could have been from sweat too. If you are looking for a jacket that is waterproof for riding in rain, then look elsewhere. But for a jacket to use on the those cold mornings, dewy/light rain, to cut the wind and packable...then this jacket is perfect.

The Goods.

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I live in the PNW so it is always rainy. I tried on the hooded version at a local shop, but I am not one to wear a hood while riding. This hoodless version is exactly what I was lookin for. Keeps me dry when it 's raining out; it breathes quite well if you're not hammering too hard.

This jacket even looks chill to wear around town when not riding.

Size wise, I ordered both a medium and large. I am 6 foot 1 @ 165lbs. Ended up keeping the large since it is longer in the arms. The torso area is a bit looser, but I don't mind... The medium fit too much like a roadie jacket- not the fit/look I was going for.

Great jacket for the money. Then again, I got it when they were running a 50% off sale.