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Old 01-27-2011, 04:16 AM   #21
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Some suggestions:

1) Cell Phone pocket - not just waterproof, but BIGGER - like big enough to accommodate the larger smart phones. Irritates the out of me that none of my so-called "cell phone" pockets will fit anything but a small flip phone. Like others said - make it waterproof, but also put cord management in it for MP3 players. A lot of us use the phone for that.

2) Sleeve pockets - not just the dinky one on the left wrist, but perhaps on BOTH wrists and upper arm.

3) Have it not look like garish race gear. Seriously. Yeah, the is good for poser points but day to day? I dont want to look like a refugee from the pits. Hi-viz is fine for those who want it, but some of us want it to look like regular clothing.

4) Camelback pocket in the jacket

5) Chest armor. Seriously.

6) Either a gun pocket in the jackets or reinforced waistbands to handle a holster in the pants. Yes, a lot of us are armed when we ride.

7) Close-fitting wrists. Easier for the gauntlet style gloves.

8) Careful with the placement of velcro. A lot of the time that stuff seems to be designed to catch on the liners, gloves, and whatever else. There's gotta be a better way to do it.
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I have a Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket that EMT cut up at the accident scene. I kept it as a souvenir, but you can have it. PM me, if you need it.
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Summer jacket in Houston is pointless because even if you are riding naked it's still 95deg and 85% humidity. It's like riding in a blow dryer... only humid.
I don't know if you want suggestions but here are a couple to consider...

One thing that has always bugged me is that mesh jackets, in many cases, only have a little snap strap on the forearm. In the likely violence of a crash it would be very easy for the elbow armor to roll around and expose the rider's elbow to nearly direct pavement contact.
I'd like to see back armor that is able to vent as well as the mesh and I think it's time jackets started getting chest armor as standard equipment. We armor our elbows, shoulders, knees, backs and feet but our chests (which cover all our organs) are left virtually unprotected.
hahaha you are right even without a jacket it is still 95 degrees outside, but thats one of the design aspect that i might dig into and look for a solution for. Thank you for the input i will put that in my data and see what is the common concern to design for.
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make this roadworthy and id buy it.

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when you get your concept/design complete and are ready to produce a real jacket, contact Shannon, she can produce one and do it for a very affordable price.

http://panthercityleather.com/contact.html

thanks man i was looking for someone to help me with the prototype i was actually gonna go to jesse's boots hahahhhah
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If I can be of service, I would loved to help (when time permits) I'm not an self employed pro, but I tinker with vacuum forming quite a bit. (For hard external shell) parts (like knee pads/elbowpads) it would be VERY EASY to make pre production pieces, and then take that "finished concept" to a manufacturer. Then they have a real idea of what you want (and rider feedback with the pre production unit R&D thru the design phases/changes)


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i have an old HJC helmet that I could give ya.
thanks for the support man but i think helmets are design pretty well i want to focus more on the jacket and backpack and their flaws.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:22 PM   #29
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Some suggestions:

1) Cell Phone pocket - not just waterproof, but BIGGER - like big enough to accommodate the larger smart phones. Irritates the out of me that none of my so-called "cell phone" pockets will fit anything but a small flip phone. Like others said - make it waterproof, but also put cord management in it for MP3 players. A lot of us use the phone for that.

2) Sleeve pockets - not just the dinky one on the left wrist, but perhaps on BOTH wrists and upper arm.

3) Have it not look like garish race gear. Seriously. Yeah, the is good for poser points but day to day? I dont want to look like a refugee from the pits. Hi-viz is fine for those who want it, but some of us want it to look like regular clothing.

4) Camelback pocket in the jacket

5) Chest armor. Seriously.

6) Either a gun pocket in the jackets or reinforced waistbands to handle a holster in the pants. Yes, a lot of us are armed when we ride.

7) Close-fitting wrists. Easier for the gauntlet style gloves.

8) Careful with the placement of velcro. A lot of the time that stuff seems to be designed to catch on the liners, gloves, and whatever else. There's gotta be a better way to do it.
hahahah all good points man i felt the same way with the majority of your suggestions i just need data to prove it to the professor haahahhaha
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I have a Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket that EMT cut up at the accident scene. I kept it as a souvenir, but you can have it. PM me, if you need it.
nice! this will be perfect to possibly design around how emt operates or how it can come off easier for them. thanks man
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alright guys if you can hit me up at 832 573 1973 (hans), please text me your name, profile name, and item you are willing to donate. all of this is important for adding you guys to the contribution and design aspect of the project. thanks
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I have long arms and hafta wear a large just for the sleeve length but the jacket fits loose around my chest.
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Design the jacket so that the zipper doesnt catch the liner or the fabic that surrounds it. I hate when it does that.. haha

Some way to be more visible without garish reflecting fabric, perhaps like reflective piping that is effective and not "reflective"

I am not really all for a camelbak in the jacket. I carry a camelbak backpack for that reason. Your body heat and the sun in the summer would give you hot water in no time. Plus the condensation would give you a wetback (well, it would add more water, since we would likely be sweating our off already.)

Maybe find a way to make it effectively a all year jacket. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Instead of one simple windbreaker liner, find a way to add thinsulate and other 3m fabrics under it to allow us to not freeze while not making the jacket bulky

Maybe also a way that would lock down the cuffs of the arm better so that those who dont wear gauntlets wont have wind intrusion
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Also dont worry about making it "paramedic friendly". One way or another the EMT's will get that jacket off of you if they feel it is necessary. Plus I would rather have the EMTs cut me out of my gear than run the risk that a zipper failure in a get off would compromise my safety.

hmmmm, since in most jackets your CE armor for you elbows is the exact same molding for your knees. I would feel better if they would be different parts. I think that a jacket that has armor designed specifically for an elbow and not a combination of body parts would go a long way.
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Sometime after monday ill post my goals, reasons, and sketches to see what you guys think is the best route.
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I have long arms and hafta wear a large just for the sleeve length but the jacket fits loose around my chest.
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