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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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best jacket ?

i just got me a bike to ride to work and need a jacket .do they make one i can use in cooler weather and then strip a layer to ride home in the afternoon when its hot and still have good crash protection.thanks for the help
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 12:00 AM
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What size you wear?

I just picked up one of these about a month ago, damn nice jacket for $99. But they only have size 46 and 50 left and no returns

http://www.ironpony.com/ironponydire...ackets/Class1/

If one of those is near your size I can give you some more details on it. Or let me know what color you want and size and I can go poke around all the other closeouts I been haunting and find some you might like.
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Most jackets have a liner you can take out. I personally prefer alpinestars but it depends one what fits you best. Go to a dealer and try stuff on.

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Joe Rocket Alter Ego, it is suitable for temps ranging from 40-90 degrees. It has a rain layer also, plus a built in carrying bag for the layers you strip off. Enough protection for a get-off, but just barely.

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Motoport with goretex liner. Full mesh, and waterproof and stronger and more abrasion resistant than leather. About the same cost as the hines though.
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Joe Rocket Alter Ego, it is suitable for temps ranging from 40-90 degrees. It has a rain layer also, plus a built in carrying bag for the layers you strip off. Enough protection for a get-off, but just barely.
Ive got one of these and it seems well built, I think its a bit too "flowy" for 40 deg, but depending on the weather and your preference its got removable chest adn lower back panel as well as removable lower arms revealing mesh while leaving the foam armor in place, the water liner helps with the cold as well. theres a bunch of ways to configure it, only thing i dont like about it so far is the wrist cuffs they dont seem to shrink down to fit under gauntlets nicely

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t-shirt in summer, sweat shirt in colder weather. Helmet is optional.

shorts will keep you cool, but dont forget the sandals.

Just go out and try on stuff and see what you like, get a couple different options and then post those up to see if anyone has them and can give you feedback,
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Motoport with goretex liner. Full mesh, and waterproof and stronger and more abrasion resistant than leather. About the same cost as the hines though.
Sorry leather still rules! A quality low priced leather jacket will still outperform ANY textile. Ask Jammin about his get off in Mexico,he was wwearing a custom fitted Motoport suit, the heat from the sliding across the asphalt gave him a nice little burn, I have never had that happen with any leathers.

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I would check newenough.com or motorcyclecloseouts.com they have smokin deals on name brand stuff. I have a Firstgear Ergo tech jacket and pants that are really performing well. The jacket was 149. I also purchased a JR perforated leather Blaster jacket, that is top notch, once again 149...personally I would stay away from any textile

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After crash testing my Vanson, I really REALLY recomend it. Spend the extra for the perferated with air curtain. That will give better temp controll, and wear a rain jacket over the Vanson, when it gets real cold.

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Leather Jacket ( with removeable liner ) and an Oversized Gore-Tex Shell
for additional wind resistance / warmth / rain protection .


The best of all worlds and consistently high protection.


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