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Old 09-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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Leathers in Houston

Do you guys pretty much get perf'd leather for Houston or do I need to start looking at some winter stuff when it gets "colder" down here....
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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No matter what you wear, including nothing, it's gonna be hot in the Houston summer. Perf'd is better than not perf'd but still hot.
On the other hand, perf'd in the winter is useless because the wind blows right through and you will freeze. I have found that until it's pretty chilly you can ride in a perf'd jacket with a wind proof OUTER jacket. The air gets trapped inside and gets warm, it works pretty well. There is no perfect solution.
You need at least 2 jackets or else be willing to suffer. Of course you'll suffer anyway because it's too hot in the summer, lol.

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I did my first two winters in mesh.

Prefed leather will be fine for the winter here. Just get a windproof liner to wear under the jacket, and add a few layers of clothing under that....unless you have plenty of cash. If you do, just get a summer and winter jacket.

I also throw on some $40 ski pants form academy.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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Not to be disagreeable but seriously, try the windproof over the perf. It works better than under.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #5
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Houston is definitely a 2 jacket city: mesh, or perforated leather if you're disciplined/dedicated enough for 9-10 months out of the year and then textile or non perf'ed leather with a liner for winter.
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I wore non perf leather for a couple of years summer and winter.
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Not to be disagreeable but seriously, try the windproof over the perf. It works better than under.
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wind proofing outer... or in an emergency surprise cold front, newspaper under
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have done past winters in a textile w/ quilted liner and/or hoodie. worked good enough. gonna try and save up for a non perf'd leather this year.
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I keep two jackets around one total mesh and the other just regular leather and that is what works best for me. I can tell you the leather stays home most of the time but I dont like being cold so I do have it for those few weeks it actually does get cold around here. I also sell gear online so if your in the market you can check out our selection at http://www.discount-motorcycle-parts...ear-c-238.html
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Houston is definitely a 2 jacket city: mesh, or perforated leather if you're disciplined/dedicated enough for 9-10 months out of the year and then textile or non perf'ed leather with a liner for winter.
I've found the Olympia Motorsports Airglide w. the insulated/removable liner makes it a four season solution around here.

Of course, I don't bother rolling the bike out when it's 35 degrees in the morning, either...
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