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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Jacket suggestions-cold am HOT pm

Any suggestions on a good commuter jacket for me? I go to work at 7 am and it's upper 30's to low 40's (now). The ride home may be 70 or hotter. Eventually the temps will range from 50 (am) to 100 (pm).

Looking at a Fieldsheer high temp mesh...
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Wear jacket in the morning and take it off in the evening!!

You can get the Fieldshier jacket but in 100 degree temp you will still be hot.

If you do go down you will still get the almost same injuries without, but minimal road rash.

I would try it and see how you like it, better safe than multiple skin grafts.


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Being in FL, hot weather riding is an issue.

I have a mesh Motoboss jacket (http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...3-JKT-BLK-SM_G) that I love.

I can ride when it's cold in the AM lining in, then zip out the lining for the ride home.

Even when it's hot, the mesh breathes very well while moving, standing still sucks, even without the jacket, standing still sucks.

Nice to have some impact and rash protection. Asphalt isn't fun at speed.

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i ride with my leather untill it gets unbearabley hot . then i take it with me when i go to work.(ij work afternoons) as it is hot when i leave for work and kind of cool when i get off for the ride home. a good cargo net keeps mine on the passenger seat for the ride to work.and when i ride with my leather , i keep it unzipped , still get protection and a good breeze when riding keeps me cool. jmo.
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I have a Joe Rocket sonic. it is leather, has all the armour padding, and it has zip out liner. It also has cloth panels that zip out. They go from under side of your wrist up the arm to the armpit and then down the side of your torso. you can unzip them partially to without having to remove completely. I have rode with it in 80's temps, with the inside liner still in. I can't bring myself to trust the mesh, or like the looks of mesh. Maybe if I rode a rocket again

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If the temperature shift is on the cool side, I wear my Fox Creek leather jacket (thick leather) with zip-in thermal liner in the morning. In the afternoon, I remove the liner and (if it's really warm) open all the zippered vents.

If the temperature shift is on the warm side, I wear my Joe Rocket Phoenix 4 mesh jacket (armored) with zip-in waterproof liner in the morning. In the afternoon, I remove the liner. (I replaced the back pad with more substantial armor.)

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I have thought about getting the armored chest and back protector and the slip on elbow protectors even if they do look dorky, for hot weather riding because even the mesh jackets suck when sitting still ,check out Dennis Kirk Metric Catalog .




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I have a traditioanl leather and a MotoGP jacket at home that I interchanged. However my waistline increased a little (lot) this last winter so I went and picked up a new jacklet last week. I am in Utah so the ride in this morning was 41 degrees, but the ride home tonight will likely be 70.
I am very pleased with the TOurmaster I picked up. has the liner and full armor, and still manages to not look to bad.
I like the traditional leather too. But in this recent purchase, Function tilted the scales over form. Next purchase will likely be in the form end of the scale :-)
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I have a traditioanl leather and a MotoGP jacket at home that I interchanged. However my waistline increased a little (lot) this last winter so I went and picked up a new jacklet last week. I am in Utah so the ride in this morning was 41 degrees, but the ride home tonight will likely be 70.
I am very pleased with the TOurmaster I picked up. has the liner and full armor, and still manages to not look to bad.
I like the traditional leather too. But in this recent purchase, Function tilted the scales over form. Next purchase will likely be in the form end of the scale :-)
I bought an Exelement textile jacket from leather up with the zip out liner and I like it pretty good as well,but I melt down above 85 Farenheit in it or any other jacket for that matter.




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How long ins your commute? I just do the cargo net thing and take my jacket of. I can tolerate cold pretty well and my commute is short, so I tend to underdress in the AM and just endure it.

My one comment- I advise keeping your arms covered at all times, so I like to keep a long sleeve shirt on. I rode on one hot day and got mild heat exhaustion from losing fluids due to my bare arms. And then there are the sunburns... so I strongly recommend long sleeves for the warm ride home.
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