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Old 06-07-2012, 06:08 AM   #1
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anyone here ride with just body armor?

Does anyone here ride without a jacket and just moto-x full body armor such as this..

https://www.denniskirk.com/3415266XX...utm_medium=cse

Is it a good idea to ride with just the armor?
Seems like it will protect you really well since your body is completely covered in armor?

Whats your take?
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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Probably work fine but you will look like a power ranger, especially when you get off the bike.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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how will it hold up while sliding down the pavement? will it protect your skin?
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:30 AM   #4
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I'd be worried about it staying in place if you go down on pavement.

The first time you get hit by a decent sized bug on an unprotected area, you'll be missing a jacket.

Not to mention, why? It's designed for dirt bikes, mostly soft impacts at much lower speeds.

There are so many excellent jackets in that price range.. ?
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:33 AM   #5
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I'd still wear at least a mesh jacket over that
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:33 PM   #6
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I don't use dirt bike gear, but I have been known to ditch the jacket in favor of a t-shirt with Icon back/chest protector and elbow/forearm guard.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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i think omer used to wear that on rides
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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I used to wear my thor impact rig like that one under a shirt or a jersy. great for hot summer rides but are a to get on and off and i have never hit pavment with it but i have taken a coupe of rought tumbles down some PA mountain sides and it worked great. Also dirt bike and atv wrecks are not in any way soft.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:15 PM   #9
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Any gear is better than no gear. As long as you don't mind the fashion faux pas.

Some dirt gear is great for street. I wear Fox Titan knee guards under my jeans. Went to Cycle Gear to try on several different sets, and these fit me the best and happen to be the cheapest too. They extend into my boots so I get continuous protection from knee down to foot.

You can pick out something like these to match the armor, and wear 'em outside the pants, if you like.

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the only time I've been down I was wearing Dickie's work shorts (below the knee) with Icon Field Armor leg guards and they certainly saved my skin, which is exactly why I wore them to begin with. Gave me a lot of faith in their other Field Armor gear, which was purchased later (and thankfully never tested on asphalt).
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Probably work fine but you will look like a power ranger, especially when you get off the bike.
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