Dakine Dropout Jersey 3/4 review

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Is a horse-hair poncho your style, but too itchy to ride in? Check out Dakine’s latest Dropout Jersey in Palapa

BikeRadar verdict

80.0 out of 5 stars

"Finally, a jersey Pancho Villa would want to wear!"

Saturday, February 9, 2013 12.00pm By

Dakine is skipping some of the more recent clothing trends for 2013, and heading south of the border for a little inspiration - namely Mexican blankets. From the new Dropout jersey, to their industry-standard Pick-up Pad, the new Palapa design can be found throughout the line.

We had a chance to spend some quality time in the Dropout 3/4 Sleeve over the last couple of months, and it quickly made it to the top of the jersey pile, if only for style points alone.

Feature-wise, the 100% quick-dry polyester material does in fact dry quickly, and its Microban antimicrobial technology kept serious odors at bay. The jersey still got stinky, but not in the traditional, painfully-potent-polyester kind of way - if needed, the Dropout could be ridden two days in a row without much heckling from friends, or the need to mouth-breathe when at a standstill. Still, it's definitely not as stench-retardant as wool.

Our pre-production Dropout didn't come with an interior sunglass wipe, but word on the street is that the production run will. Other than that, the crew neck, raglan-sleeved jersey is pretty straightforward. Dakine does get style points for an offset logo on the back, which is designed around hydration packs - always good to see companies sweat the details for specific sports, verses simply renaming a tech-T a mountain bike jersey.

Knowing their audience, dakine offset their logo on the back so as not to be covered up by a hydration pack:

The offset logo is a clever touch for rucksack users

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Specification

Name:
Dropout Jersey 3/4 (13)
Brand:
Dakine
Price:
£N/A

Clothing Material:
Polyester
Clothing Sizes Available:
L M S XL
Available Colours:
Black/Grey Red/Blue
Available In (Mens/Womens):
Mens
Reflective Piping/Accents:
f
Mesh Inserts:
f
Anti-Microbial:
t
Adjustable Fit:
f
Water-Resistant:
f
Waterproof:
f
Windproof:
f
No. of Pockets:
f
Sleeve Type:
3/4 Length
Layer Type:
Base
Loose Fit:
t
Breathable:
t
Additional Zipped Pocket:
f

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