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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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I Need Gear Advice!

I just ordered a Tourmaster Draft Air for $89.96 but they are on backorder and I won't get it until the end of August...ahh
So, I can either wait for it (patience is not my virtue) or I can pick a different jacket. What do you guys think of the M2R Urban for $164.95? They both have CE etc.

NewEnough.com has the Draft Air as a Late September backorder as well.

Let me post another question: Is there a nice leather jacket out there that I can comfortably ride in the summer, that won't break the bank? Some of those "designer" brands don't seem to offer much more than a gaudy logo and for those prices, no thanks. Any ideas? I like the Tourmaster Coaster Series II but it doesn't look like it will vent well in those Summer months...
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 05:33 PM
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How much can you spend on leather and what size jacket do you wear?

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Tour master Cortech.
Its leather and Vented, round 200 bucks

This is gonna hurt!
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Tour master Cortech.
Its leather and Vented, round 200 bucks
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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How much can you spend on leather and what size jacket do you wear?
I can spend up to $250 maybe. I'd wear a large. I have about a 44 inch chest. You guys don't think the Tourmaster Cortech will be too hot?
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Both my brother and I picked up the MotoGP Corkscrew jacket for $139...leather, perforated, cheesey back protector, but the other armour is acceptable. Newenough.com

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 08:28 AM
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Go with the leather suggested. Textile jackets do not offer as much protection as a decent leather riding jacket and yes you will be a little hotter, but it is a perf jacket which helps a whole lot.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 08:30 AM
 
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I have this coat and it is great. I wear an A* back protector in place of the soft foam one. Full perfs so it is not too hot and gives full protecion. I wear a size large as well and they have a racer tight fit to them which I like.

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/d...UCT_ID=86-5194

Matching gloves too. Crash tested by another guy I saw the gloves after a lowside and they looked good not holes and the pads took the beating.

http://www.motodepot.com/product_det...=1326&sku=3149

Never seen that corkscrew one in person but I imagine it is similar to mine and if Rick recommends it then it is good.

http://www.newenough.com/closeouts/l...le_jacket.html

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NewEnough is also haveing a closeout sale on Vanson leathers. You can't do better then $750 leathers for $230-$350.

In a round about way I picked up a Vanson Lightening Mark II through a forum member who got it from NewEnough close outs. He switched to the Hurricane Mark II which is a full perforated leather, again, through the same great savings.

I've tried on some Icon stuff and I own some Icon gear. Good looking stuff, but I don't feel the lower priced gear would hold up in a get off. My gloves have already split a seam!

Moto GP seems really nice. I'm considering their gloves that somewhat match my Vanson jacket.

I've also seen some of those '07 model tourmasters that look (and smell) like they are made from football leather. Awesome build quality, but clearly for colder weather.

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