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Testing the DXR Tanner jacket

DXR tanner jacket

It was a few weeks ago, heading to my dealership to test the nineT Urban GS. A perfect neo-retro to test the dXR Tanner jacket. The Carvin brand spoils us with a magnificent piece with this mid-season leather jacket, which I chose in cognac color for the occasion (it is also available in dark gray). Feedback on several weeks of testing with this leather vintage look.

DXR Tanner jacket: unique leather for a leap in time

As always, I am amazed by the manufacturing quality of the dXR products. Made from soft buffalo leather, this jacket continues to fill my wardrobe with its characteristic scent two months after premier unpacking it. Its aged appearance and period stitching give it a vintage appearance that has its effect. I fell in love with the details all over the shoulder. Gorgeous !

Effective on a two-wheeler, the dXR Tanner jacket can be worn very well in pedestrian mode provided that its 2.4 kg (with removable lining and without back) do not frighten you.

dXR Tanner jacket: a vintage motorcycle jacket

The quality of the stitching of the DXR Tanner jacket is impeccable

Practical and comfortable, vintage up to date

Particular effort has been made on its comfort. The collar is reinforced with neoprene foam and the interior mesh lining limits unpleasant friction on the elbows and wrists. In case of low temperature, a removable thermal liner which protects both the bust and the arms, will keep you warm. Since summer was not yet well established during my test, I kept it on the whole time. THE dXR Tanner jacket withstood temperatures ranging from 10 to 25 degrees without failing. The only downside is that I'm not sure I'll wear it in very hot weather; the lack of ventilation will make it too hot to bear.

Details and finishes of the DXR Tanner jacket

Details and finishes of the DXR Tanner jacket

On the practical side, there are no less than 8 pockets. 4 front pockets, 1 pocket on the left arm and 3 pockets inside which are included in the lining. There's no shortage of space to stuff your belongings: wallet, phone, beep, and there's still room 🙂

DXT Tanner jacket phone pocket

Connoisseurs of the brand will have recognized this vintage nod to the phone pocket

A delicate choice of size

For the choice of size, I opted for an M which is perfect for my 1 m 80/75 kg knowing that I usually opt for L. For me, no problem with cut or size. But feedback from other buyers advises opting for one size larger.

As we are in vintage, the adjustments are rudimentary: pressures at 2 levels at the elbows and at the waist. It is better to be attentive when choosing the size (available from S to 3XL).

But DXR has not forgotten a few practical elements such as the connection tab for the trouser loop at the bottom of the back (always with a press stud) or the cuff which goes up high to keep you protected even with the jacket ajar.

DXT Tanner jacket sleeve

Stitched leather in the sleeve, but rudimentary adjustment

CE certified clothing to EU regulations 2016/425, we feel in this dXR Tanner jacket as if in a protective envelope. The thickness of the leather has nothing to do with it. Add to that CE SAFEMAX approved protections on the shoulders and elbows, and you have leather that will keep you safe on the road. There is also space for a back protector (height 38 cm, width 27 cm).

DXR Tanner jacket, a real fake vintage?

Back view of the vintage DXR Tanner jacket

The big strong point of this dXR Tanner jacket rest are look. The Cognac color has its effect, and the entire padded shoulder gives a very pleasant touch. A real favorite !

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My opinion: a devastating retro style!

Are you looking for a jacket that matches your old mill? Without skimping on the small modern details (lining, numerous pockets, comfort zones, etc.) and on safety standards, the vintage-style DXR Tanner jacket is a real favorite!

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Creator in 2013 of the blog The handle in the corner, I got on my first motorcycle a good ten years ago, from the 50cm³ to the big cube. Today I ride an S1000R, whether for motorcycle-work-sleep trips or long Sunday rides, alone or in a duo. Enjoy the ride!

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