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Perforated... or Not Perforated (jacket, that is)

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I'm looking to get my first riding jacket. I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should get perforated or non-perforated leather. Those of you who have both, do you find that non-perforated is OK for most of the riding season?

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I have the perf joe rocket sonic and LOVE IT!

I also have a few others but the sonic is my favorite




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i have perf and non-perf and if you're getting just one and doing mostly summer riding, get the perf one. most come with windproof liners anyways and then you could wear a sweater or something thicker below that if you're still cold. was able to ride with it comfortably in 55 degree weather

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Definitely go perf. When it's really cold, you can always wear a long sleeved sweatshirt underneath.

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Definitely go perf. When it's really cold, you can always wear a long sleeved sweatshirt underneath.
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Find a perforated jacket with a zip-in/out liner. You'll find it more difficult to wear a leather jacket in the steaming summer heat than on the brisk fall evening, so pick whichever combination is going to keep you wearing the jacket and not leaving it in the garage when it's "too hot" for a jacket.

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I have non perf and don't mind the extra heat. If it's over 90 degrees and I'm going to be in traffic, I'd rather be in the car anyway. If I'm at least moving on the bike (10mph+ consistently), even without the perf, I'm not baking on all but the hottest Chicago days.

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Although not leather, I'm a fan of the Joe Rocket Alterego gear. It is comfortable in a very wide range of temperatures and weather conditions.

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Check out the tourmaster flex 2 jacket.

The JR sonic might do the job, but do you really want to be wearing an all black jacket on a 90degree day...

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What non-perf jacket are you rockin?

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I have non perf and don't mind the extra heat. If it's over 90 degrees and I'm going to be in traffic, I'd rather be in the car anyway. If I'm at least moving on the bike (10mph+ consistently), even without the perf, I'm not baking on all but the hottest Chicago days.
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There are a few guys on the board with the same jacket, I know Devil Dog has one. I got it for $200+/- last year and have been very happy with it thus far.

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There are a few guys on the board with the same jacket, I know Devil Dog has one. I got it for $200+/- last year and have been very happy with it thus far.
+1 i have the speedmaster 5.0 one and love it. joe rocket rocket nation jacket for those cooler days

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I've got an alpinestars stage perforated jacket. I rode with it in TX in July and didnt even notice the heat
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I've got an alpinestars stage perforated jacket. I rode with it in TX in July and didnt even notice the heat
I have an A* Stage and an RC-1 ... both are great all-weather.

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Get a perforated jacket. I have a full perf Vanson that is good from anything above 60F w/o any type of liner. Also have a non-perf Vanson that is just hell above 70F or so.

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non perf for the cold weather. dont need jacket for the summer time too hot long sleeve shirt or sweater will do. chicago is always cold anyways only 2 months of warm weather the rest are cold. dat just me!
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For Chicago weather, you really need a perf and a nonperf.

Perf is a must for the summer afternoon. Your comfort level on a summer afternoon will improve ten fold. But once that sun goes down and the night temps dip below 60, you will freeze your ass off. The wind goes right threw a perf. Whether you have a liner or not, you will be cold. Even in the middle of a chicago summer, mid 50 degree night time lows are common. Don't forget the temps are colder near the lake. To stay warm you have to layer and with a properly fitting motorcycle jacket, layers become restricting and uncomfortable quick.

If you can only have one jacket and if you do a lot of riding year around and at all times of the day, definitely get a nonperf. If you are a casual rider during summer afternoons only, def get a perf.

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It all depends what kind of riding you are going to do. If your planning to sit in downtown traffic all the time, get the perforated jacket. If you are rider who rides, get the non perforated one, Chicago has more cool weather than hot! Yes, there are days when its as hot as Hades, but those days last maybe a couple of weeks. Think about the group rides, that you have to be rolling at 5 am and its 46 degrees, and getting back well after 9 pm when its only 62 degrees, every ride for 2 hours when its 46? You'll be chilled to the bone. A good non perforated leather jacket will have good vents that can be zippered open or closed, make sure the jacket you pick has vents on the back also. The FirstGear Ergo Tech Jacket is one example, doubt its still made, but google it and you'll see what I mean. A non perforated will keeps you warm in dry in a brief light rain, wear a non perforated jacket, you'll get wet, then have to deal with evaporation chilling. When buying gear, but stuff that will cover most of your riding needs, my complaint about the "do-it-all" gear is unless you have luggage on your bike, all the time, what do you do with liners, zippered off and on panels and such

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Think about the group rides, that you have to be rolling at 5 am and its 46 degrees, and getting back well after 9 pm..
There's others on here that leave before the sun comes up and return well past sunset???? Impressive!
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there's others on here that leave before the sun comes up and return well past sunset???? Impressive!

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After all these years.... .the best combination I have found is .....

A perfed jacket with removable liner and a gore-tex windbreaker that is big
enough to comfortably wear over the jacket.

This works for wet days ( keeps your leather nice too ) and cold days
( blocks the wind, you body heats the leather / liner and keeps you warm).


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After all these years.... .the best combination I have found is .....

A perfed jacket with removable liner and a gore-tex windbreaker that is big
enough to comfortably wear over the jacket.

This works for wet days ( keeps your leather nice too ) and cold days
( blocks the wind, you body heats the leather / liner and keeps you warm).


Perfect.



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Great! How do I carry all the stuff that is the real question Tom, on a sport touring rig, not a problem, but most of the riders are track or day riders.

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Great! How do I carry all the stuff that is the real question Tom, on a sport touring rig, not a problem, but most of the riders are track or day riders.
You have someone ride with you who has a tailbag, or tank bag and throw you stuff in theirs

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Hdtony, how well does that sonic 2.0 perf. breathe in 90+ degree days?
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i like my sonic 2.0 non perf. removable panels ftw

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I found that rain suit over perf leather works reasonably well. Doubles as water and cold protection.

The other thing that I *highly* recommend for perforated leather is EDZ windproof shirt. It's a very thin polypropylene shirt that packs about the size of a pack of cigarettes. It's amazing for the perforated jacket because it blocks the wind almost completely. So that answers the question about carrying stuff.

Another combination I rock lately is perforated leather + windproof/waterproof shell like the EDZ mentioned above + heated jacket liner. That takes a lot of room if you take it off, but it's awesome because it works for huge range of temperatures. And most of the time, when it gets hotter, you don't even need to remove the liner - just reduce the temp.

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I would never buy a non-perf jacket.

Buy a perforated jacket and when it gets too cold, put something over it. I wear my rain suit jacket over my perforated leather when it gets cold. Almost eliminates the wind chill.

I'm good into the mid 40's with the rain jacket over my leathers

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Perf all the way...

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