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Old 12-08-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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Just Bought a new Teknic Freeway Jacket

Got an early Xmas present. I saw this jacket at the Seattle Motorcycle Show and it caught my eye on how visible it was. I wanted a jacket so I do not have to wear my safety vest over my black jacket. Plus it fitted great. Lots of room to move around in.

The jacket is a Teknic Freeway. Paid $299 no tax.


Lots of pockets
Armor in the shoulder, elbow and back.
Back and Arm vents
Pack 'n' go
100% Waterproof ! (have to see about that)

The 44/54 size jacket fits me perfect. I'm 6-0 175 lbs

I have long arms and this jacket fits great when my arms are stretch out.



Here is the back side


The jacket has a Dual collar. Inner collar has an European style latch. Outer collar is Velcro which is high and wraps the neck really nice.


The jacket has a thermo inner liner. Sales rep says do not use it above 60 degrees or you bake. It reflects your body heat back to you.

Went for a ride with it for the first time and it was 40 degrees out and only had a T-shirt underneath and was plenty warm. Do need to wear a long sleave jersey as the arms my sweat against the liner



Here are the tags that came with the jacket.







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Old 12-08-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
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Looks cool and full of nice features. I wish those "waterproof" zippers had storm flaps for extra weather protection.
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:55 PM   #3
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Forgot to mention this jacket is not lite: 5.3 lbs.

The jacket does have a inner zipper and an outer zipper. You can see the inner liner and the outer shell then covers It looks pretty water tight. Here are pics of the zipper process. Can't wait for some rain to give a good test.
Tag says: Waterproof 6000mm /24hrs. What does 6000mm mean?

Here is a pic of the rain flap





Here is a pic of the inner zipper zipped up.



Here is a pic of the inner zipper zipped up and rain flap snap on

The Storm Collar also unzips off
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:38 PM   #4
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Keep us posted as you use it. I'm considering this as a replacement for my 'stitch. I have one of their jackets and it's remarkable. Pity it's now about 4 sizes too large.
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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Looks great. Almost looks mesh?.. what is the material? Just curious how safe you could expect the jacket to be?
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:27 PM   #6
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i have about the same jacket except it isnt high vis. The waterproof claim is true and the extra zip in liner works well. I got mine on ebay for $50 closeout and it was a great deal.

Hope it works out well for you
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:18 AM   #7
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Looks great. Almost looks mesh?.. what is the material? Just curious how safe you could expect the jacket to be?
Not mesh but almost like a gortex type material which they call Power SKin

The Armor is made with KNOX which is suppose to be the best around. Have not yet tired that feature out yet and not planning on doing so.

Went for a 4 hour ride in 35-40 Degree weather with only a long sleeve shirt under the coat and was warm the whole time. The upper collar is a really nice feature, my old Tourmaster jacket would let in the cold air around the neck.

Have not yet gone out in a rain yet but should have plenty of opportunity in the Pacific Northwest.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:11 PM   #8
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Thanks for posting the pics and info. I'm always interested in hi-vis jackets. Teknic seems to be like a dark horse manufacturer? Their stuff seems protective and nice looking, but I don't read that much about them. I do remember reading a lot of nice reviews of their Monsoon jacket on this forum, however. I really like the look of this jacket in yellow.

It has vents, but will it vent like the Olympia AST/Voyager/Phantom? Many people say that these jackets work well up to the high 80's if you are moving. I know the Freeway has some venting, but I wonder if it's made for summer weather?

What is the outer material? Their Sprint and Stinger jackets have a 600 denier Cordura shell. The description for the Freeway says:

Outershell Materials: Velocity textile, with TexPlus overlays (http://www.teknicgear.com/catalog.php?styleid=1&pid=175)

What the hell is a "velocity textile?"
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:05 PM   #9
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Called Teknic today and was told that the Freestyle jacket has a 600 denier Cordura shell. "TexPlus overlays" were described as extra layering at impact points (I would assume a second layer of 600 denier Cordura on the shoulders and elbows). There is also a rear exhaust vent that is not listed in the description.

It really looks and sounds well thought out. The extra removeable collar is a nice feature. Again, I love the styling and color.

Please keep us posted as to your likes and dislikes as you wear the jacket.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:28 PM   #10
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Waterproof fabric link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterproof_fabric

Looks like Waterproof 6000mm /24hrs. Means the fabric will withstand the pressure of water equal to 6000 milimeters or 6 meters high. Wow!!
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:00 PM   #11
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Thanks for the review. I'll be keeping my eye on the rest of your thoughts.
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Old 01-08-2008, 05:55 PM   #12
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its a toss up between this jacket, the olympia and the aerostich, i keep coming back to this one though. let us know how it does in the rain.
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:06 PM   #13
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As soon as I get my bike back together from its canisterctomy I will head for the bigest downpour I can find.Well maybe.
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:11 PM   #14
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I have a 3 season Teknic jacket (don't recall the model) which I bought last Spring on eBay. Very well made, in my opinion and solid materials. I've worn it during severe downpours on the highway and come out completely dry. Downside is definitely the marginal ventilation.

+1 on it being great up to about 80F.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:01 PM   #15
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Teknic Freeway Jacket

Nice review of this jacket. I'm looking to add this jacket to my ever increasing pile of riding gear. Well, either this jacket or the new Joe Rocket Ballistic 7.0 jacket will be added. Last year, I purchased a Teknic Monsoon Gore-Tex jacket and it has worked flawlessly for me. The Monsoon is completely waterproof and I would expect the same for the Teknic Freeway jacket.

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