Patrolling for Hero Dirt.
We all love autumn's "hero dirt" trails — that moist-but-not-loose earth that both enhances grip and speed while reducing your chances of washing out — but with it sometimes comes some gross weather that you can't avoid. The packable Fox Dawn Patrol Jacket is designed for those rides that may or may not turn nasty ahead of hero dirt perfection.
Built around a nylon shell, the Dawn Patrol Jacket will block out both light precipitation and heavy wind. However, it's worth noting that it does this without getting you overheated, which makes it especially awesome on days when an insulated jacket is overkill. To further ensure water-resistance, Fox treated the softshell with a DWR (durable water repellent) coating that repels light rain. And for adequate airflow, there's a rear vent panel that will keep you from overheating. Because the Dawn Patrol is for the less-than-favorable conditions of shorter riding days, it has reflective details to increase your visibility to motorists if you're caught out after dark, and for ultimate convenience, the jacket packs down small enough to easily fit into most hydration packs.
The Fox Racing Dawn Patrol Jacket is available in the color Black Camo and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.
- Item #FXR013Y
- Q & A
Does the job
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 225lbs
The jacket was much lighter than I thought it would be but works just fine. I can throw it on and when I beat up it easily rolls up and fits in your pocket. The material seems thin but has survived a couple wrecks already. Plenty of zip up pockets to secure your things.
Can this provide adequate warmth under 30 degree temps?
a big no! you still have to wear thermal gear underneath