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Old 07-28-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Which Jacket?

I am leaving Wednesday for two weeks on the bike. I am heading up to Sturgis with my dad and Meaner, and we'll be coming home through Colorado.

I have a Teknic Violator perforated leather jacket and a mesh. I was intent on wearing the mesh for the trip, but am now having second thoughts.

Opinions? Pros? Cons?
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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It's been a heat wave everywhere else in the us I suggest take the mesh and switch half way
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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Welcome back, haven't seen you in a while.

One way to deal with it is to have a windproof overjacket. If it gets cold, put it over whichever jacket you take,
The trapped air will act like insulation and help keep you warm, but the windproof jacket doesn't have to very thick, so it doesn't take up a ton of space.

To answer your question I like better/more protection so I would go with leather but keep an eye on temps where you will be and if you think it's too hot then mesh is better than nada.

You're dad is a lucky man!
Riding to Sturgis with 2 daughters. Excellent way to spend time together!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:53 PM   #4
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on long trips I always wear my leathers, safety first. Sweat will wash off.
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Leather is safer but you don't want to get heat exhaustion. Take both and switch if you are able.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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I am leaving Wednesday for two weeks on the bike. I am heading up to Sturgis with my dad and Meaner, and we'll be coming home through Colorado.

I have a Teknic Violator perforated leather jacket and a mesh. I was intent on wearing the mesh for the trip, but am now having second thoughts.

Opinions? Pros? Cons?
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:32 PM   #9
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I am leaving Wednesday for two weeks on the bike. I am heading up to Sturgis with my dad and Meaner, and we'll be coming home through Colorado.

I have a Teknic Violator perforated leather jacket and a mesh. I was intent on wearing the mesh for the trip, but am now having second thoughts.

Opinions? Pros? Cons?
wear one, pack the other and choose day by day.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #10
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i have both and perfer the mesh in the heat
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #11
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You know what would look good on you? Me.

I voted leather because it resembles my flesh the most...

But really, perforated leathers is the way to go. As long as you're constantly moving you are fine. yea you are! Just stay wet...I mean hydrated.

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I have one jacket for better protection and all i wear. Perforated leather my choice but everyone has their favorites.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:03 AM   #13
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I chose the leather, but may take the mesh. I am able to zip the leather jacket onto my Scorpion riding pants - that makes me happy! No skonkey tan!

Yes. I'm alive. You can find me on facebook mostly.

We are going to have a killer good time. I will be uploading pics and telling stories of the trip along the way.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:20 AM   #14
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I voted for the mesh because, as noted earlier, the greater part of the nation is experiancing what we had last summer. Heat exhaustion can sneak up on folks with different symptoms and if you experiance this while riding, then you may be glad you're wearing leather.

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Mesh....because it can be very hot in the Rockies and central plains well into mid-September. Low humidity causes very rapid dehydration, so drink plenty. Have fun and if you can go see Devil's Tower, WY.
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I'm a recent convert to mesh myself, but I've found that while I stay cooler, I get much more thirsty. Take the mesh and extra water. :-)
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