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Not sure what garment is right for you? Here are a list of icons that will help you
determine what each garment offers. Many items from Vanson will have one or more images next to it.
This guide will help you choose which garment is truly right for your riding needs.




3M REFLECTIVE PIPING
This icon indicates garment features 3M SCOTCHLITE REFLECTIVE materials. The reflective material enhances the visibility of the wearer in nighttime riding situations
3-PART JACKET TO PANTS ATTACHMENT
These are 3 short molded nylon zippers that are meant to allow a JACKET + PANT zip-together combination while also allowing adjustable waistbands on either or both the pants and jacket. These zippers are set to spandex stretch panels - that have a << stop stretch >> inset to control the amount of separation and movement allowed between the jacket and the pants. The connectors come standard with pants featuring this icon, and are also available to order as replacement parts.
ACCEPTS STREAMLINER
Streamliner is available standard or electric there are two possible attachments for the STREAMLINER. One type is a snap-in, the other type is zip-in. The zip-in type has two zippers along the center front facings of a jacket. The STREAMLINER is a universal insulated removable liner. It has removable sleeves and lace adjustable sides. It is reversible, with a hi-visibility safety yellow interior. The insulation is 3M thinsulate. There are REFLECTIVE strips cross the interior - so when reversed the vest has both hi-visibility yellow and reflective. The controller for the Electric version is sold separately STYLE: ELCO
ADJUSTABLE WAISTBAND
Icon indicates garment has adjustable waistband feature. Garments with this feature offer +/- 2 inches of adjustability at the waist area. The amount of adjustability will vary from style to style. This is available in both Jackets + Pants.
A.I.R SLEEVE VENT
RAM A.I.R. Sleeve vents are a patented design. There is one vent in each sleeve, closed by a waterproof nylon coil zipper. The Design is to place the vent facing forward at the inner elbow bend point - so that when un-zipped the vent bows outwards and scoops air into the sleeve and up the arm. The unique design is that the vent opening is bridged by a orated material that keeps the shape of the sleeve - so that the sleeve does not grow, bag and billow in the wind. This keeps the elbow protection of the sleeve where it was meant to be, while also allowing substantial forced ventilation up the arm to the torso of the rider.
AIR CURTAIN VENT
This is a patented vent system that allows the rider to open or close an <> stitched into the front lining panels of the garment. This design has the outline of the vent top-stitched through the outer shell. The Air Curtain is made of waterproof coated nylon, so when closed the vent is sealed. This Air Curtain may be opened a little or a lot - making the ventilation adjustable. This design is ideal to allow full frontal graphics without hindering the ventilation capabilities of the garment.
ARMOR READY
Icon indicates the Velcro or pouches for VanTech CE armor are present Armor is either in a Pouch sewn in the Lining, or attached with Velcro directly to the lining. The positioning of the Armor in the garment is easily adjusted. VanTech Armor is CE rated.
ARMOR STANDARD
Icon indicates garment comes with VANTECH CE armor as standard feature. VanTech ARMOR is CE rated. F.A.S. ARMOR is designed to have controlled limited movement against the outer shell. This is to prevent the armor from restricting the rider’s movement while maintaining a tight fit. CE RATING is the European Community Standard for motorcycle garment armor. VanTech (CE Armor) + G.P. (HARD Armor) also use the F.A.S. attachments and MAYBE fitted instead of the SOFT ARMOR. G.P. Armor is made using encapsulated hard plastic shapes and MAY NOT fit into every garment comfortably.
AVENGER VENT
This venting system is built into the exterior of the front panels of a garment. This system allows the outer cover to be un-zipped along the sides and then rolled down and tucked into storage pockets at the bottom of the covers. The benefit of this design is that the garment obtains full flow ventilation without growing in size, billowing in the wind, and tiring or distracting the rider.
BACKPAD READY
Icon indicates velcro or pouches for VANTECH CE and GP Pro4 back armor are present. Armor is either inserted into a pouch in the lining or attached with a velcro harness between the lining and the back of the coat.
BACKPAD STANDARD
I con indicates VANTECH back pad standard in garment VANTECH ARMOR is CE rated. Smaller shapes allow a flexible fit. An upgrade to GP Pro4 armor can also be done by inserting and attaching to a velcro harness inserted at the neckline between the lining and the back of the coat.
KNEE SLIDER READY
Icon indicates garment comes with Velcro fields to accommodate racing knee pucks. Leather Velcro covers are available which cover the Velcro pile if not using the racing pucks.
PANTS ARMOR STANDARD
Icon indicates garment comes with soft armor as a standard feature. SOFT ARMOR is made from shaped closed cell foam pads. F.A.S. ARMOR is designed to have controlled limited movement against the outer shell. This is to prevent the armor from restricting the rider’s movement. VanTech (CE Armor) + G.P. (HARD Armor) also use the F.A.S. attachments and MAYBE fitted instead of the SOFT ARMOR. Note: G.P. Armor is made using encapsulated hard plastic shapes and MAY NOT fit into every garment comfortably.
PROPERF™ LEATHER
This icon indicates the garment is also available in a completely perforated leather version. PROPERF leather is our competition grade top-grain leather with holes struck through the surface of an appropriate size and space to properly ventilate the rider while still providing the best level of protection. PROPERF garments are NOT water resistant.
REAR EXIT VENTS
REAR EXIT VENTS = usually two vents placed in the rear of the garment close to the under arm area. Vents are zippered closed. OR - a single rear vent across the upper back. Rear vents are necessary to allow air to flow from a front venting source over the rider and out the back so as to prevent the ballooning of the garment.
SINGLE ZIP TO PANTS
Icon indicates garments feature a zipper with enables it to be attached to a corresponding pant or jacket via an attachment panel. Attachment panels come standard on pants and are also available for purchase as replacement parts. Some jackets will have this rear waist zipper inside the back liner and is accessed through the zipper opening in the lining.
WOMENS SIZES AVAILABLE
This icon indicates the garment is also available in women's sizes.
STOW SACK CONVERTABLE LINING
Icon indicates garment comes with built in lining bag that allows garment to be folded in itself, reversed and zipped closed transforming it into a bundle that can be fastened to a rack, or stowed in a saddle or tank bag.
SUSPENDER BUTTONS
Icon indicates buttons for suspenders come standard on the waistband. Suspender buttons are made of 4 sets of two buttons each.
WASHABLE LINER
Main lining of the Garment is substantially removable for washing. In a Racing Suit, or a Tech Pants - the Lining can be unzipped for washing. Recommended WASHING INSTRUCTIONS are to hand wash, in luke-warm water. Air Dry - ( no dryer, no heat ) Non removable linings can we freshened by turning the garment inside-out and then immersing the lining only in luke warm water for a gentle washing and air-drying
ZIP-OUT POLAR CHEST LINER
These liners are made from POLAR cloth. These liners are completely removable by un-zipping the facing. Zip-in-zip-out liners are sleeveless.