A Few of My Favorite Things: MTB Tools and Accessories Holiday Gift Guide

Dakine Breaker Jacket – $80

photo: Michael Paul
photo: Michael Paul

Another no-frills product, the Dakine Breaker is about as simple as it gets. It’s a full-zip jacket with one chest pocket, a drawstring waist, and velcro cuffs. That’s it. The Breaker can be stuffed into the chest pocket for storage. When packed, it’s about the size of a sandwich, and weighs 5oz (140g).

I found the Breaker to be an essential piece of kit for the shoulder seasons where you don’t know what the temperature will be. While it does have a durable water repellent (DWR) coating, it is not waterproof, but it will keep you dry in a drizzle.

As a person with monkey arms, I really appreciated the lengthy sleeves. They never rode up, leaving my wrists exposed. The rest of the fit is generous as well, so consider ordering a size down if you want a trimmer cut.

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