Reflective accents provide visibility if caught out after dark, while a zippered rear pocket provided just enough storage for a little cash or a cell phone.
The front zippered pocket was easily accessible, but we rarely used it. Underarm ventilation provides a nice technical touch and helps to air out during a ride. Up front, stylish snaps add to the Jack's casual appeal but are also functional on the trail for easy airflow adjustment.
|Doesn't looking good on the trail count for something? There seems to be quite a bit of neon flash these days, with a lot of riders seemingly wanting to be spotted from far, far away. Most of us here at Pinkbike prefer to roll with a bit more understatedness, and the Jack Flannel fits that ethos well - it's not about not wanting to be noticed, but rather about not needing to be noticed, right? Appearances aside, the jacket was comfortable on cooler days while still feeling light enough to not be cumbersome, something that a regular flannel can't brag about, although its $90 price tag is also something that a run of the mill flannel doesn't have. The Jack isn't your standard flannel, though, and we found ourselves wearing it far more than we anticipated, especially on days when we knew we'd be heading out for a mid-day ride followed by eats and brews. We didn't get nearly as much moisture trapped as we expected - far less than a jacket not intended for riding - likely due to the underarm ventilation that also adds a more technical component. It's not perfect, however, as the rear zippered pocket allows anything in it to flop around enough to be annoying, especially something like a phone or multi-tool, anytime we threw down a bit of body english when on the bike. Other than that, the Jack Flannel makes a great choice if you're looking for something a bit more casual than most other options out there. - Jordan Carr|
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