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DAKINE Charger Jersey - Short-Sleeve - Men's

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Item # DAK00E3

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Item # DAK00E3

Git up 'n' go.

Dakine's Charger Crew Jersey uses lightweight polyester with an antimicrobial treatment to create a cool, comfortable summer jersey for lung-busting climbs and hair-raising descents. It dries quickly and fights off odor, courtesy of built-in antimicrobial technology, so you stay dry and sweet-smelling all day, even when you've been cranking under the hot sun. The Charger also has mesh side and back panels for added ventilation, an extended back hem for full coverage, and a goggle wipe inside the hem to keep your shades crystal clear.

Tech Specs

[body, sleeves] 100% polyester, [side panels] polyester mesh
Recommended Use:
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years limited

Size chart


Chest 38-40in
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
(101.6 - 106.7cm)
(106.7 - 111.8cm)
(111.8 - 116.8cm)
Waist 30-32in
(76.2 - 81.3cm)
(81.3 - 86.4cm)
(86.4 - 91.4cm)
(91.4 - 96.5cm)
Hip 34-36in
(86.4 - 91.4cm)
(91.4 - 96.5cm)
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
(106.7 - 111.8cm)
Inseam 31in
Bike Shorts
Waist 30 - 32in
(76 - 81cm)
32 - 34in
(81 - 86cm)
34 - 36in
(86 - 91cm)
36 - 38in
(91 - 96.5cm)
38 - 41in
(97 - 104cm)
Hip 35 - 37in
(89 - 94cm)
37 - 39in
(94 - 99cm)
39 - 41in
(99 - 104cm)
41 - 43in
(104 - 109cm)
43 - 46in
(109 - 117cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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Runs too small

  • Fit: Runs small

Just received it in size M, but it's definitely too tight, especially on the neck. Other than that it looks really great, but the style is not the only thing when riding, right? I use to wear everything in Medium, but not this time. Don't trust the size chart: order a size up! I will have to reorder a size L.

Awesome shirt. Order one size up.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Small then medium

Ordered this in small (chest 38) but it was just a bit too tight. Thankfully, the good people at Backcountry set me up for a replacement immediately. Ordered a medium and it fits just perfectly. Had a crash recently and got scratches on my arm and shoulder but this jersey still looks new. Looks awesome too.

Nice Fit For a Pencil Neck

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: Large

As the title suggests, the neck is a little tight, but other than that I love everything about this jersey.

great fit and feel

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

This jersey is great for summer riding in the mountains. I am 6ft-200lbs and the large fits great. It breaths well and doesn't chafe. I love the look and it goes with just about anything. I have had problems with jerseys in the past being too tight around the neck but that is not the case here. I think the fit is great and I can wear this thing all day.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.


  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

I returned this because the neck fits really tight. Cool shirt otherwise but I'd recommend sizing up or avoiding if you have a large neck.

more colors than black?

The Dakine site has an orange/red version of this jersey, any plans to stock that in the future?

Hey Ryan,

Doesn't look like we have an order in with Dakine right now. Dakine has the "Shop Charger Jersey" in the "Blaze/Red Rock" color but it does not look like we will carry that. Wish I could be more help. Reach out to me directly with any other questions.

Camo version is awesome

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

I have always been a huge supporter of Dakine products. I love this jersey. As with all products it is really lightweight, breathable, and looks really nice. Once downside for me was the neck was a little tight but it stretches out after a few rides. Fits true to size.

Great summer jersey!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

I've worn this for most of my rides this summer, and have really enjoyed this shirt. Holds up well to brushes with trees, branches, while still being really light and breathable. Raglan sleeves are a wonderful thing, they move really well and keep the shirt from "boxing". The length on the sleeves is also a little longer, which really helps out in the brush.

I've observed that neck bunching also, though its never been a problem while I've been riding, only when I run in it

Great summer jersey!

Thanks for the reviews Ryan! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

Charger Jersey - Short-Sleeve - Men's

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

just tried this jersey on. it feels nice and I think it will help on shedding the sweat I will be making as I go up hill. I am usually an XL in everything but this feels a little tight, especially around the neck. Maybe after I rock it on a ride I will have a better description of how it works.

Revision: I have now used the Jersey for 4 rides now and gotta say this shirt is awesome!!!!!!!!!!! The fit is still weird when not riding but for some reason when on the bike and pedaling it feels perfect. I am a sweaty dude and this thing wicks all the moisture away. The Venting is spot on with mesh on the sides and across the shoulders on the back. the shirt just went up from the 3 star to a 4 star. I just wish the jersey fit better around the neck.

Camo makes you fast & sneaky in the wood

  • Size Bought: Large

I'm 5'11" and weigh 175lbs. I'm usually a large in all shirts I wear, this was no exception. I've literally scared a couple of people wearing the camo jersey as they don't see me coming. Plus, I'm convinced that I'm faster wearing it (kidding).

- Fits well. Its the right amount of being relaxed for a mtb jersey.
- Was a fan of the camo/black color scheme. Some camo looks weird or too much like I'm trying to go hunting, think Dakine nailed it. Might not be for everyone's color tastes though.
- It does dry quick and breaths well and I can get notoriously overheated too fast, so this is essential for me.

- Can't totally put my finger on it, but neck feels a little tight or a little too high. Would have preferred it a bit more relaxed or maybe a small V to have less constriction, especially when doing a highly aerobic activity.
-Despite the antimicrobial properties claimed, the polyester can still get some riding funk going on. Hasn't seemed to get the perma stink some polyesters I've had before have gotten though.

For the one minor design flaw of the jersey cut, it comes out very much on top. Feels good when wearing it around and actually riding and actually looks cool - just make sure to stay on top of laundry and you'll be set (pretty much a good hygiene tip in general I suppose)

Cool and Comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

This was my first Dakine Jersey and I was very pleased with how it performed. It breathes very well due to the mesh side paneling. The material seems resilient enough to stand up to a few good crashes and it works well as a layering piece should you need to add a long sleeve jersey or shell over top.
I will try additional Dakine products after this experience.

Great Jersey

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a few of these jerseys and love them. Dakine makes a great fitting jersey. Vented shoulder and armpit areas helps keep you cool. Not only do they function well but they make you look cool and ride faster!