Dakine Dropout Jersey 3/4 review

Three-quarter sleeve jersey for DH/freeride

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0

Our review

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

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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
Knowing their audience, dakine offset their logo on the back so as not to be covered up by a hydration pack:
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The offset logo is a clever touch for rucksack users

Product Specifications

Product

Name Dropout Jersey 3/4 (13)
Brand Dakine

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