Fast Company Flat Track Women’s Jacket

The Flat Track jacket has long, precurved sleeves that make it more comfortable when in the riding position. (Also shown is the company's Draggin' Jeans.)

Known for its Kevlar-lined jeans, Fast Company is a brand that’s been around for a long time. Impressed with a pair of its jeans I recently tested (Modern Fit Draggin’ Jeans), I was curious about the company’s women’s jackets. Told that they’d be discontinued after selling off the lot, I was quick to order one before they were gone forever.

The heavy-duty leather Flat Track jacket allured me with its sporty stripe without the giant bar and shield emblazoned across it like some other brand’s jackets. Durable construction, heavy weight, full quilted liner, and lack of ventilation make the Flat Track perfect for cold weather riding. It traps too much heat in the summer to make it an all-season jacket, but sure keeps you toasty on cooler days.

Stretch side panels, adjustable snap collar, and pre-curved sleeves make the Flat Track super comfortable both on, and off the bike. YKK zippers with large pulls make getting the jacket on and off a cinch.

The jacket also has a longer back, so that your not exposed when bent at the waist.

The Flat Track has four pockets; two outer zippered pockets, and two inner pockets. The left inner pocket features a snap closure, and the right inner pocket features a zippered pocket for extra security. Also, inner pockets in the shoulders, elbows, and back can be fitted with Draggin’ Armor for extra security.

By Tricia Szulewski

Hard Data: Flat Track Women’s Jacket, $169.95,