Motorcycling can involve a lot of cumbersome clobber but my lightweight Woodland Surveyor feels like it’s not there. I like it so much I might get the new one in ‘High Desert’. I had a ’21 Basilisk, also a great jacket but outside of mid-winter, for southern Morocco it was just too hot, even with all vents on and despite the greater perceived abrasion protection. When I go back in mid-winter, if needed I’ll just wire up my underused Ectotherm under the Surveyor,.
Without armour the Surveyor might feel skimpy, but I’m riding ‘location-appropriately’ across desolate mountains and deserts, not tearing about. The pockets/vents stay open under 1500m, though I do notice when guiding groups I’m not compelled to take if off as soon as we stop for a break. One thing I’d like is a bigger inside pocket for the phone & ppt, and more girth at the arm cuffs for that scrunched up ‘Miami Vice’ look on hot days. (I noted the new Rak pullover had this).
Less can be more and the Surveyor suits my current riding needs just right. (Jacket supplied FoC).
Great jacket that allows mobility. Perfect for Fall/Winter/ Spring riding in Southern California. The jacket does great in light rainy weather as well. Definitely recommend it.
First thing - I’m approximately 5-8,177 lbs, muscular build, 42” chest, 32” waist. The medium fits me perfectly over my compression Revitt armor jacket. It’s made of a stretchy material that works great as a windbreaker and with ample pockets it lets plenty of air flow. I also wear it after the ride when walking around town. It’s the perfect jacket for me for the Spring, Summer, and Fall here in Southern California. Outstanding amd useful jacket!
I’m new new to the world of jackets with separate armour. What a game changer. I instantly fell in love!