By Ryan Adams
What better time to take a closer look at the Dainese Alger Nomad jacket than now while the 43rd running of the Dakar Rally is underway. Inspired by rally racing of the ’80s, the Alger jacket is part of the Dunes collection, a subset of Dainese’s Settantadue vintage-inspired line. This jacket was specifically styled after Edi Orioli’s late 1980’s Dainese rally gear (pictured below). With vintage style and off-road adventures in vogue, Dainese looked back to its own history when creating the Alger jacket.
Spegne oggi 58 candeline il pilota friulano
Edi Orioli specializzato nei Rally Raid (dopo aver…
Made of what Dainese calls Nemes textile as well as large mesh panels, this jacket flows a lot of air. Ventilated mesh is found on the inside of the arms and the sides of the torso extending up to the collarbone area and onto the back. The back panel itself is made entirely of Dainese’s Trixivent material, allowing for excellent breathability as well as tear and abrasion resistance. For additional protection, the elbows and forearms are backed with suede leather panels.
Rated to EN 1621.1, Dainese’s Pro Shape armor provides flexible, breathable impact protection.
Pro Shape inserts are used in the elbows and shoulders. This armor is made of vulcanized rubber and is rated to EN 1621.1. Its hexagonal pattern absorbs energy and disperses it across the insert when impacted. Pro Shape is also perforated making it a comfortable, flexible choice for a ventilated riding jacket. With how often I find myself pulling this jacket off of the rack to use around town or for longer rides, I do wish the elbows and shoulders used Dainese’s more robust Pro Armor, which …read more