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Old 01-29-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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Quick question about Jackets

Nobody is in the gear section, and I'm wanting to go buy a jacket tomorrow. Question: What is a good Jacket (Red/Black)to get for around $200
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My bad, I'm about 5-9 180lbs, guessing a 44-46 maybe.
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try alpinestar or joe rocket
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got an alpine stars at 2 wheel for like 120$! textile. i love it.
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Found this one from 2 Wheel Toyz,

http://www.2 Wheel Toyz.org/productdetail.htm...catalogId=1670

I really don't know all the difference between mesh, textile or leather. My guess is leather will protect better, but yalls advice is greatful. thanks
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nice jacket. actually have a buddy who has that same one. leather protects better from my experience. i personally don't like mesh (football jersey type clothing).
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I used to wear waxed cotton, then mesh, now mainly leather. My recent off at 45-50 mph tested my Teknic jacket and it did great. Teknic's are reasonably priced and from what I have experienced in the jacket and my older leathers, they crash well.

I just ordered this a few days ago. Price was good.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...y+Jacket+Promo

I ordered online because I don't know who handles Teknic locally, but Motorcycles Unlimited and other local vendors on here have some good choices and lots of experience and advice they can give in the gear department.
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I was planning on running over to 2 wheel toyz, then to Motorcycles Unlimited. If I don't find anything guess I will find online. need to get sized up anyways.
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You can't go wrong dealing local.

I would suggest getting a perforated leather over the other options if you can swing it. Nothing wrong with textile, but they are more "one time use". Leather is usually durable enough for repeated "use".

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As mentioned above...


I have friends that wear mesh and even cheaper textile and they freak out when I grab their jackets aggressively, usually saying "dude you're gonna tear it...."

Really? How well you think its gonna last in a wreck?

JR makes a good heavy woven textile on many of their jackets.

Leather is good so long as the stitch is tight and you choose the crosshatched zipper so it doesnt tear open in a wreck. Learn the difference between CE armour and plastic injection, also about the leather cut. Some are straight cut, others are formed w bent shoulders, elbows for a more comfortable ride without bunching up leather on your joints cutting circulation and restricting movement.

Look for 1-1.2mm leather for best protection/quality. Sheepskin leather will not protect you.

There are various ways to adjust leather from zippers/clips/straps/velcro. Make sure it fits properly. Removeable insulation/visor pockets etc are plus's, especially reflective stripes/zipper lines for night riding. Other options include speedhumps on the back and flashy colors/images etc etc.

Nearly all jackets include perforation in the arms/sides and additional ventable zippers front/back for flow.

Consider removing the rear back pad and installing a shelled spine protector; or wear a segmented, well-designed separate spine protector along w the jacket.

I'd recommend not rushing into the purchase but also remember your first wont be your last purchase. Our sponsors do a great job fitting and insuring the investment of your skin.
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Get leather. Its worth the investment. I have spilled with other types. Stanton and Matt are right other types turn out to be one time use and I have the scars to show for it. Mesh can roll back on the sleeves and quickly tear. Now i own a Vanson Leather and a Heinz Garret Leather with no complaints. Go local get fitted and ask alot of questions!!!
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or you could save some money and pick up my heine gerrick reb/blk warrior jacket for 150 barely worn, let me know text me and i will send pics

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Buy Dean's jacket. Very nice. Pricey too, when new.

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I have friends that wear mesh and even cheaper textile and they freak out when I grab their jackets aggressively, usually saying "dude you're gonna tear it...."

Really? How well you think its gonna last in a wreck?

JR makes a good heavy woven textile on many of their jackets.

Leather is good so long as the stitch is tight and you choose the crosshatched zipper so it doesnt tear open in a wreck. Learn the difference between CE armour and plastic injection, also about the leather cut. Some are straight cut, others are formed w bent shoulders, elbows for a more comfortable ride without bunching up leather on your joints cutting circulation and restricting movement.

Look for 1-1.2mm leather for best protection/quality. Sheepskin leather will not protect you.

There are various ways to adjust leather from zippers/clips/straps/velcro. Make sure it fits properly. Removeable insulation/visor pockets etc are plus's, especially reflective stripes/zipper lines for night riding. Other options include speedhumps on the back and flashy colors/images etc etc.

Nearly all jackets include perforation in the arms/sides and additional ventable zippers front/back for flow.

Consider removing the rear back pad and installing a shelled spine protector; or wear a segmented, well-designed separate spine protector along w the jacket.

I'd recommend not rushing into the purchase but also remember your first wont be your last purchase. Our sponsors do a great job fitting and insuring the investment of your skin.
Nice write up, Cali.

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^^^ That right there is a GOOD deal!
That is good quality stuff.
I was going to say Vanson as well. Vanson is IMHO the BEST. I have had 2 vanson full perf jackets for 9 years and they are still like new.
Spend what ya can and remember no matter how expensive the gear is, it is still cheaper than 1 night in a hospital and the pain of spending is less than the pain of skin grafts.
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