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Dynafit DNA Training Jacket

Brand: Dynafit
Model: DNA Training Jacket
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The DNA is a two-piece training and racing getup from Dynafit. Featuring the Nilit® Innergy fabric technology, the DNA jacket is a tight fitting top that helps you get to the top. Innergy is a nylon 66 fiber that reflects heat as infrared rays, which purportedly causes an increase in performance due to deep heating. Whether or not that cuts down your time, the jacket looks cool and is functional. An up-zip provides access a kangaroo pouch for stashing of skins and energy (the caloric kind, not metaphysical). An outer zip pocket is great for a key or id, perfect for quick laps before/after work or even a race. This Training Jacket is built with racing DNA.

  • Four-way stretch fabric is woven with radical claims and spandex.
  • Tight Fit hood obviates the need for a hat or headband under your helmet.
  • Elastic hem has silicone grip so it stays in place, especially on the pant.
  • Multiple pockets let you carry a few essentials with quick, secure access.
Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
350g
Hood Tight fitting
Pockets Multiple
Hem Elastic with silicone grip
Design
Fit Race fit
Materials Nilit-Innergy, an energy boosting nylon
Skimo Co Says
Usage Race training
Notes Kangaroo pouch
Bottom Line A race ready, lightweight top
2/21/2017
by Jonathan S (used product a few times)
 
Five Stars for a versatile top that is suitable for racing, training, or even "real" touring.

I've had a few suits and tops from various companies including Dynafit.
The most interesting compare/contrast is with my PDG top from Dynafit.
In common, they have the same slim design that fits me perfectly (U.S. Small for 5'8" & 145 lb -- or so I like to think on both measurements...), a hood (which is relatively rare now in race wear), a very open mesh back, a zippered chest pocket just big enough for a typical phone with relatively slim case, an interior flap-cover pocket for a car key or beacon (at races that don't require a zipper for that beacon), and some sort of stretchy material with various technical-sounding buzz words.

The DNA though ditches the PDG's thumb holes on the sleeves, which are nice for cold days, but a bit bulky otherwise.
The DNA also doesn't zip open completely, so with a solid band of elastic around the waist, the pockets are shifted from outside pockets to inside kangaroo pouches instead. That might sound small, but still a big design difference. As for which is better, I like them both, so hard to say!
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12/22/2016
Question from Travis
 
Does this have a dedicated beacon pocket like some race suits?
12/22/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Travis, yes the jacket has a simple flap-covered pocket for a beacon.
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12/19/2016
by Tom N (used product regularly)
 
I have the US size M/50 Euro size in this piece. I have used it over 10 times at this point and only have positive comments about the piece. I am 6'3'' tall about about 165lbs. The sleeve length is great for me and I don't feel it is too short. Length wise, I could use it about 1" longer, but this is a very personalized detail. For most people the Medium length will be great. The size Medium has a race suit fit. The hood is one of the best features. It fits snugly around your neck when not wearing it and has a nice tight fit when over the head. The cut of the hood makes it too small to put over a helmet. The interior pockets work well for training. You don't have as much storage as a typical race suit, but for day-to-day training I would find the race suit storage a bit overkill. One note, the pocket material is very flexible and doesn't provide as tight lock on skins and other items in the pockets vs. most race suit interior pockets. So far I have been very pleased with the durability of the piece and haven't noticed any early durability issues.
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