This baby has enough bells and whistles to stop a cop!
The Cortech Accelerator jacket is so completely accessorized with buzz-tech gadgets that sits in a category of off-road garments left for just a chosen few. It fills the “I’m going to buy one off-road jacket and has to do it all” line of protective outerwear. It’s not only a full jacket constructed of abrasion resistant 600 Denier and 1680 Denier Ballistic polyester, its been waterproofed with a breathable Rainguard barrier. The sleeves are removable, there’s a modular backpack/hydration system (meaning that it is easily removed) that uses an internal mount with shoulder and chest straps. There are two chest pockets that when unzipped feature large ventilation panels, it comes equipped with a sleeve pocket, two zippered hand warmer pockets and a rear compartment with an incorporated fanny bag. The shell’s interior is lined with a polyester mesh and there’s a copious amount of reflective piping for safety. It’s fit with elbow and shoulder guards that are removable, has a completely removable liner and the little adjuster gizmos that make for a tight look and fit.
Here’s our take; for the guy who is serious about his motor biking, be it strictly dirt or a combination plate of dual sport, road and trail the Cortech Accelerator is the Mercedes Benz of garments. Since the majority of our time is spent thrashing on the trail, the Cortech’s ability to shed the majority of the gadgetry that makes it appealing for dual-sporter, keeps it decent for the hard-core off-roader. We shed the sleeves and the liner during our forays into nastiness. The only drawback is losing the parts when you may need them for your next adventure. But get on the road in 39-degree weather and start marching for parts unknown on your 950 and you’ll praise the plethora of bolt-ons.
DB’s Tom Webb loves the Cortech Accelerator, though he pares it down to its most minimalist state-a vest for most off-road.
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