The plight of the adventure-touring suit? It should work in all conditions, from cold and wet in Alaska to the hottest places in Africa. That’s the goal of the two-piece, zip-together Dainese Teren.
Stretchy “Elasticated Cordura Comfort” makes up the outer shell, and thermoformed external shoulder cups aid range of motion. Removable CE-approved armor protects shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. It’s all well designed and fits comfortably.
Adjustability is a key feature. A pleasantly soft collar places external Velcro adjustments on both sides of the central zipper—not at your throat. Cord adjustments at the biceps and jacket hem, plus a strap at the waist, ensure a flap-free fit. Sleeves have two-snap adjustment; ankles use Velcro. Zip-in suspenders are a nice touch.
Ventilation is good but not great. Large chest, back, and thigh vents do okay for torso and legs, but in 100-degree South African heat, the sewn-in wrist gaiters made arms sweat. Back in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter, zip-in thermal and D-Dry waterproof liners worked great for cold, wet weather.
Fit on my Euro-size 54 frame (44 to 64 is available) is excellent for both jacket and pants. Overall, the Teren is a great adventure suit at a segment-competitive price but best considered a three-and-a-half-season getup.
PRICE: $599.95 (jacket), $399.95 (pants)
First published on Cycleworld.com