The Dakine Blitz jacket has been a popular one among our team over the past couple of seasons and once again it doesn’t fail to disappoint. It’s a heavy-duty shell that still manages to pack down to a reasonably neat size, certainly compact enough for a small daypack.Buy Jackets on
It’s made from 10,000mm waterproof fabric with fully taped seams and a water resistant coating on the 3 front pocket zippers. All this, combined with a large hood designed to fit over your helmet, should keep your upper body dry in even the heaviest of downpours. The fabric is breathable, but there are venting panels across the back and the underarm zippers open the jacket up even more to get the air flowing through. The fabric has a nice matt-finish coating and a casual appearance so you’ll probably find yourself wearing it off the bike just as much as on it! The style is loose fitting, but with a stretch drawcord at the bottom hem and Velcro adjust closure on the cuffs so you can tailor it to your requirements. It is worth mentioning that the Dakine sizing on their jackets is certainly on the generous side so take this into account when choosing your size; you might find that you are a medium instead of a large!
Tough enough to resist the elements, yet stylish and comfortable, the Dakine Blitz has impressed us once again.Buy Jackets on
This review was in Issue 20 of IMB.For more information visit Dakine
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By Rou ChaterRou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.