Following last years trip to the Tunisian Sahara, I had the opportunity to test again the Atatama Race Jacket and Pants and the Atacama Race Shell for 1500 kms of adventure riding.
The trip included some motorway transfers, twisty roads in the mountains and loads of trails varying from flat trails to very technical.
On my previous test I was wearing full upper body armour. This time I choose a sleeveless body armour with the integrated shoulders and elbows protective pads in the Atacama Race Jacket.
I was wearing Leatt knee braces, Sidi CrossFire 2 boots and a Leatt neck brace. The main difference was that on this trip I brought with me the new Atacama Race Shell.
As tested last year, the Atacama Race Jacket and Pants are just perfect for off road riding. Fantastic freedom of movement while still fitting tight enough to protect you. In warm climates (as it was most of the days) it keeps you nice and cool. Add a neck brace and it’s just right. I decided to wear a sleeveless body armour because the jacket doesn’t have chest pockets to fit any protection which is possibly the only limit that I can find.