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Firstgear Scout Leather Jacket

my old leather jacket is pretty torn up, plus it didn't have any armor, so this spring i bought a nice Tourmaster Mesh jacket.
but its not to warm, and i really want to get another leather jacket, a brown one.

i've been eyeing this one for a long time:
Firstgear-Scout-Leather-Jacket

thats a lot of cash, but maybe i could justify it if i could wear it all the time as a normal winter jacket.

anybody have one of these?
are they comfortable enough to wear all the time?

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i've been eyeing this one for a long time:
Firstgear-Scout-Leather-Jacket

thats a lot of cash, but maybe i could justify it if i could wear it all the time as a normal winter jacket.

anybody have one of these?
are they comfortable enough to wear all the time?
I have no experience with the Firstgear Scout, but if you're going to spend that much money, I suggest that you also take a look at the jackets by Fox Creek Leather. I own a vented bomber jacket, and I love it for a million reasons. But a year ago it saved my hide when I laid my bike down on the interstate.

http://www.foxcreekleather.com/60-me...orcycle-jacket

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my old leather jacket is pretty torn up, plus it didn't have any armor, so this spring i bought a nice Tourmaster Mesh jacket.
but its not to warm, and i really want to get another leather jacket, a brown one.

i've been eyeing this one for a long time:
Firstgear-Scout-Leather-Jacket

thats a lot of cash, but maybe i could justify it if i could wear it all the time as a normal winter jacket.

anybody have one of these?
are they comfortable enough to wear all the time?
That is a nice jacket but not in the budget for me.I've been lookin at these

http://www.leatherup.com/p/Mens-Moto...et/138100.html




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I like that jacket from leatherup and this one as well. Any suggestions on which might be the better buy?

http://www.jafrum.com/Motorcycle-Jac...aign=11052010a


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I like that jacket from leatherup and this one as well. Any suggestions on which might be the better buy?

http://www.jafrum.com/Motorcycle-Jac...aign=11052010a
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I like that jacket from leatherup and this one as well. Any suggestions on which might be the better buy?

http://www.jafrum.com/Motorcycle-Jac...aign=11052010a
Appears the armor in the leatherup jacket is better (level 3). Other than that, doesn't seem to be much difference. Would be nice to know how thick the leather on each one is.

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Those jackets look cool. I like the brown or distressed ones.

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thats a lot of cash, but maybe i could justify it if i could wear it all the time as a normal winter jacket.

anybody have one of these?
are they comfortable enough to wear all the time?
It has been my experiance that most of the jackets they make now for bike riders are not that comfortable as every day jackets. The jackets are "cut" to fit well when one is sitting on a bike with their arms outstretched . so they just feel weird if you are not riding a bike.

I do not own this particular jacket, but did try one on. I ended up buying a heavier grade waterproof textile jacket instead...for alot less money...that I think will be much warmer (and be more visable).


I love leather, but untill I can afford an Aerostich Transit suit:

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-s...iece-suit.html

I'll stick with my waterproof, breathable , high vis textile gear.

The Scout is a really nice jacket, but I would not suggest is as a winter -off the bike coat.


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I'm going to try the Scorpion All In leather jacket from Newenough. They are on closeout for $139.00 and ship for free. The jackets have armour and reflective piping for better visability. I have a Scorpion burnout textile jacket that is actually warmer than my Milwaukee leather jacket, and I hope the All in will be warmer than either. The lining is removable, and the coat has vents to make it more versatile.
It might be worth a look.
Firstgear stuff that I have seen looked well made and comfortable. It should work well for you if that's what you decide. It's a good looking jacket.

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