Noru Boken Adventure Waterproof Jacket ~ Sale
- 600d polyester durable outer shell with 1200d reinforcement
- 2520d heavy duty woven panels for abrasion protection
- Full waterproof drop-liner construction
- Mesh airflow inner lining with pockets
- Waterproof outer zippers with air flow vents on chest
- 2-way waterproof cuff zips with air flow ventilation
- Four front patch pockets with waterproof tape-sealed bag liners
- Neoprene collar binding for comfort
- Multi-point pull through sleeve adjustment for variable fit
- Hydration pouch pocket with expansion on back with valve and
securing loopThere is no loop within the pocket as this implies, the loop is on the shoulder to hold the tube
- CE approved armor in shoulders and elbows
We checked the sizing of this style with our Fit Check mannequins Huey and Dewey. They are wearing size Medium and XL jackets respectively. These are their “usual” sizes and they work just fine. We also checked the chest and belly of the other sizes and find them to fit OK too. Therefore, we recommend you choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. if you are between sizes, choosing down is probably the best move.
The overall fit of this jacket is similar to other US brands, which is to say, roomy through the torso with a relaxed fit. The overall height and sleeve length I’d say is “average” and is very similar to Tour Master products. If you are slim and tall, you may not fit a good fit here, but average or stout built people will probably be happy with the overall cut. A longer jacket like this is typically cut “boxy” but they have large side torso adjusters so even if you are slim through the belly you can get a good fit.
You can also choose a size by measuring your chest and belly and using the chart (below) which lists max chest and max belly sizes for each jacket size. The measurements in the chart are a combination of the manufacturer’s size chart and also the measurements we take on the product samples. After you measure, you can choose a jacket size using the chart. You’ll want to choose a size that will accommodate both your chest and belly.
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Our Two Cents
The Noru Boken Adventure Waterproof Jacket is a 3/4 touring style jacket with a built in waterproof liner and tons of storage.
The Boken jacket has a fixed liner between the outer shell and the inner lining that keeps the inside completely waterproof. There are two hand warmer pockets with waterproof storage pockets over the top at the belly and two smaller waterproof storage pockets at the chest. Around to the lower back there is another large waterproof storage pocket. Moving to the interior of the jacket there is a one napoleon pocket and two hook and loop pockets near the waist. There are two snap tabs at the back of the jacket for attaching it to your favorite pair of riding pants via beltloops. One thing of note on the interior is that there are 4 red snap tabs, two at the shoulders and two near the waist (there is also one in each sleeve). These tabs are for the Noru Adventure Jacket Liner (sold separately, see related products below). The Adventure Jacket liner is an easy addition to this jacket to allow for riding in cooler weather.
The separate Adventure Jacket liner will help you ride in cooler weather but what about heat? The cuffs have two way zippers that allow you to open them up and there are two zippered vents at the chest and one large exhaust vent at the upper back that all allow air to flow across the fixed waterproof membrane of the jacket. The upper back opening also houses a pocket to store a water bladder (sold separately) BUT while there is a hole for the tube to feed out and over the shoulder, there is no hanger in the pocket so gravity will have the bladder sitting at the bottom of the pouch. They almost had an awesome feature here for a jacket at this price point!
The jacket has the usual safety features, CE level 1 armor at the elbows and shoulders and a foam back pad that can be upgraded (see related products below), and nighttime reflectives at the chest, elbow, and across the shoulders at the back. There are adjustment straps at the waist, forearm, biceps, and cuff and a drawcord at the hem.
The fixed waterproof liner means that this jacket will work from warm to cool temperatures and if you add in the the optional thermal Adventure Jacket liner from Noru you can get into cold temps as well. Overall the Noru Boken Adventure Waterproof Jacket is a good option for riders looking for a touring/adventure jacket at a killer price. :: Mike, 08/11/2022