Texport Airtrak jacket review
First of all sorry for the delay, second of all this will probably be a pretty haphazard review and I may miss a lot of key points that are important to you/others so please feel free to ask.
Background - I have owned the TJ14 for about four years now and it is my first textile jacket so I only have leather to compare to personally. When I was searching for a replacement jacket from my previous leather I was pretty skeptical about textile and had never heard of Texport (now owned by Fulmer of the Helmet fame) however thus far I have been more then satisfied with it and don't leave home without it. As a side note I ride a bare bike with no fairings or wind protection whatsoever.
Cold - I live in MA and ride in all weather above ~35 degrees. As for cold performance (liner in) I am extremely impressed. The strategically placed straps around the base of the jacket, wrists, and sleeves allow for excellent air flow management and really allow you to tighten the jacket up (which also speaks to the comfort). With just a basic long sleeve t-shirt I am quite comfortable down to about 45 degrees however below that there is very slight air penetration through the zipper (there is no internal or external flap to cover the zipper) due to the liner not overlapping and I throw on an additional layer. I have also worn it snowmobiling at a much lower temperature and was comfortable throughout.
Heat - As for heat just remove the liner (which is quite easily done as it just zips in and out then buttons at the ends of the sleeves) and it is virtually like wearing a t-shirt. There is excellent ventilation as the majority of the jacket is a mesh material that allows great airflow. I am constantly asked on a 95 degree day, "aren't you hot in that," and my response is always no hotter then I would be without.
Wear and Tear - First off I haven't taken care of it what so ever beyond washing the liner once recently. The jacket overall has held up very well with only the leather strip across the breast fading and showing some wear due to me riding rather frequently in the rain and not making any effort to care for it. Additionally the buttons inside the ends of the sleeves that anchor the liner have fallen off about four years in however the sleeves stay well enough in position without them that it hasn't bothered me at all. Finally the little tab that hangs off the zipper that said Texport on it ripped off about two years in. The zipper itself is in perfect working order, it was just the little additional doodad which i suppose made it easier to zip the jacket with heavy gloves on but really mattered not overall.
Fit and Function - This is obviously one of the more subjective areas but it personally fits me very well and my girlfriend bought virtually the identical jacket in a smaller size and it fits her perfectly too. Like I said earlier there are many different ways to adjust the jacket to your preference but just be sure to buy the size that you feel most comfortable it. As for function it has three+one pockets, two outside, one inside, one in the liner that are all good size (except the liner one is more designed for a cell phone). I can fit my wallet, cell phone, and keys all in one pocket if need be. The jacket itself is water proof as far as I am concerned except in a very heavy downpour at high speeds, especially behind vehicles, as the water can penetrate the zipper and there can be a slight leakage down the neck because it is not sealed at the top. That is with the basic jacket and liner that comes with it, I am not familiar with the "waterproof zip out liner without insulation."
Safety and Protection - I have never been down with the jacket before so I personally have not truly put it to the test. As for protection from the elements and road debris it is excellent. I have a good many rocks/sticks/acorns/bugs/heavy rain or what have you bounce off the jacket nary a thought even at very high speeds. The removable armor certainly feels quite protective and the mesh itself feels quite road rash resistant but those are just my opinions. My only complaint along these lines would be I wish there was a bit more reflectivity for night riding.
My only additional thought is since Texport's transition to Fulmer the customer service has been excellent. I asked a care instruction question and received a response less then a day later with a follow up and a thoughtful answer hours after that. If you have any additional questions or need any clarification feel free to ask.