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Old 05-20-2014, 06:55 AM   #1
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Leather in summer

Does anyone brave the summer with a leather jacket? if so how do you keep the "smell" down?

I only have a leather jacket right now (mesh coming soon) Its perforated and not all to bad while moving, the morning ride to work is not bad... but the ride back home is getting a bit hot when stopped in traffic.

So what is your method of cleaning the inside of the jacket?
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:11 AM   #2
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I tried partial perf'ed and then to thinner all perf'ed leather, and it doesn't work for me. Above 93F ambient, the only way your body can cool down is by sweating. The higher the temp, the more you'll have to sweat to cool. The smell is inevitable. Some people tend to have more BO than others though.

As much as I like the protection of leather, I wear mesh in 3/4 length for a little extra coverage. Bought 2 so I can alternate between periodic washing.
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I have a hybrid textile/leather jacket that I use. The ttextile breathes well and the leather covers all the important areas:shoulders, elbows, forearms and chest. I had a mesh jacket and didn't feel comfortable in it. I also think too much air coming through when it is extremely hot isn't a good thing either.
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you live with the smell, besides chicks dig the smell of leather

, mine grows mold from about now until october
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I wear leathers on the weekend but a mesh jacket for commuting when it gets hot
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I have been looking at the Leather / Mesh combos. I had Mesh only for years. This is the first time I have had a true leather jacket. Overall I am liking the leather better. But the rising temps have me thinking..

LOL if chicks dig the smell, then maybe the wife will find a way to wash it
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ATGATT I never ride without one. Out of all the injuries I've sustained in my life from broken bones, lacerations, etc etc road rash is by far the worst pain I've ever felt in my entire life. Sustained that from the pavement grinding through my gear/cloths. Last thing I thought about sitting on the curb with a broken wrist and shins was how hot it was.

I ride everyday so I guess I just get use to the heat and it doesn't bother me much. I sweat but my jackets have never really built up an odor so I've never had to try and clean them.
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Hybrid is the way to go.

Or get a high quality textile with external sliders/armor.
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I use a DAinese Mesh. They have good armor and good venting and Fit. I hate mesh jackets that flop around while riding. I also wrecked in one and it held up.
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when it rains, skip the raingear and go on a BORC ride.....clean gear until the next rain
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Nothing is better then leather when crash is the subject.
All leathers are washable so you know.
Myla washes our suits every summer and they come out soft clean and smelling new again.
She charges $100 for the 1 piece suit and takes about a week per suit.
After its all clean and moisturized it feels like new again. No joke.
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Vinegar in a spray bottle will knock the odor back. It evaporates to no smell in mins. You can also use it on you to kill the bacteria that causes the body odor. Spray yourself down 3-4 times over a month and you wont even need deodorant for another 2-3 months.
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Lysol.

Works on leathers, helmets, gloves, etc, etc....
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Here is a good product to keep your helmets fresh.

http://www.moleculelabs.com/helmet-care/

Looks like they do not have a leather kit but I also use their Nomex products for my race suit (car). Great products.
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perforated leather jacket and pants with heat sweat wickering compression shorts and shirt. I just learn to live with the smell. You can use Lysol and Fabreeze but it only lasts a few days.
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Vinegar in a spray bottle will knock the odor back. It evaporates to no smell in mins. You can also use it on you to kill the bacteria that causes the body odor. Spray yourself down 3-4 times over a month and you wont even need deodorant for another 2-3 months.
Viniger is a pretty good cleaning product in general but I don't think it will last past my first shower as all the acid gets washed away.

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Lysol.

Works on leathers, helmets, gloves, etc, etc....
Lysol is also good for killing flys. Just hold a lighter in front of the can and WOOSH flame thrower.
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All the non leather gear goes in my bathtub moto soup.

Add a cup of baby shampoo, fill tub with warm water, add all gear and stir till water is black
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perforated leather jacket and pants with heat sweat wickering compression shorts and shirt. I just learn to live with the smell. You can use Lysol and Fabreeze but it only lasts a few days.
Nga you've only been riding a couple of months and it's not even summer yet
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my leathers always seem to smell more like exhaust and oil than BO. Ya'll some stinky mofos.
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My stuff doesnt really smell...odd.
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