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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Riding jacket suggestions

I've been looking for a warm weather jacket. What do you think of this???

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/produ...243-2011-07-28

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I'd go with this one:
http://www.niehauscycle.com/eshoppro...acket_-_Da.htm



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Because of the color?

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I have a Tourmaster Intake mesh jacket. Let's a lot of air in so it's nice on warm days. Kinda chilly in the morning, but I don't have a windshield.

Bike is sold, thanks for the help guys. Ride safe.
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Have a look here:

http://www.leatherup.com/

I've been really happy with their stuff.

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There are lots of mesh jackets out there. You really should find a shop you can go to to try them on. They'll all fit you differently. Armored mesh like the one KM suggested is similar to what I ride with on the hot days. Feels great.

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http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...&colorAttr=386

Last year I bought one similar to this, same brand, (FirstGear), and I find it everything I want it to be...very cool with the lining out, comfortable 3 season with lining in. Mesh makes it very breathable, liner is supposed to be waterproof, tho I haven't ridden it in the rain yet...hope I don't have to! The armor is unnoticeable when riding, nice and light and in the right places, also removeable if you like. I prefer the protection factor.
The back pad is high density foam something, not bulky.
The best part is that the back pocket fits a 3 liter Camelbac or Odyssey water supply bottle (without the backpack), and stuffed with chipped ice, worn with the back pad between the rider and the bottle, it keeps your core cool, and you have drinking water after a while. I'd order a roomy size if you plan to do this...it's really a cool idea to have water on you so you don't have to stop for a drink (very important to keep hydrated in this terribly hot weather, and you can ride in it without fainting.)
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Because of the color?

-Robert
That and the fact that I have one...( not in dayglow) and find it to be a good jacket with GOOD airflow ...(seems Bat suggested the same one)

I've tried several and like the Firstgear one the best.

If you want to spend the money for much better protection too, look at the Cycleport Kevlar Mesh jacket.....

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another vote for leather up, everything ive gotten has been fantastic

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I guess it depends what "warm weather" is. My leather works as designed up into the high 80's and as long as I'm going over 40mph its pretty comfortable. I don't think there's any jacket thats going to be fun to wear in the high 90's.

Here's what I have. http://leatherup.com/p/Mens-Motorcyc...ry/144139.html
It's heavy with the thick leather and armor but the air flows between the leather and the mesh lining.
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