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Old 07-18-2016, 04:17 PM   #1
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under shirt Armor - opinion

Looking to buy an armor to wear under a shirt during hot summer riding.
i originally like the alpinestar one

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/a...ogin=returning

but a friend told me of this one - its cheaper ... dont know about the armor.
what do you think of this?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-A...2-b07c5bcb554e
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:21 PM   #2
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Maybe I'm blind, but I didn't see anything in the description of the other one about the quality or rating of the armor provided. To me, that's the same as going to Burlington and buying a "motorcycle jacket" just because the tag says so. If I were you, I'd stick with tried and true. Medical bills are more expensive than the price difference. That's just my opinion, though. And a CE rating doesn't mean bombproof, either. I would just research that other one some more before buying either.
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Last thing: one of my favorite quotes is "Buy the best you can afford when it comes to what separates you from the earth. Tires, shoes, and mattress. " in a crash, that shirt will be the separation.
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but a friend told me of this one - its cheaper ... dont know about the armor.
what do you think of this?

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Does your friend secretly hate you? Or does he want to justify his dumb decision by suckering you into it too?
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What's wrong with wearing proper jacket with right ventilation?
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SCL_OFFICIAL - points noted... thanks. And all that you said were exactly my concern as well... love that quote by the way.

Oskar - I have a jacket.
But the thick cloth get too hot during the day. I wanted to see if wearing an armor underneath and a shirt on top will help solve that. Nothing against riding in a jacket.
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I have the Ride Smart Taichi High Protection Mesh Jacket. I still sweat at stoplights, hence the signature. However, I swear in a T Shirt standing still in this humidity Once I get moving, it's great. I feel you on being hot, trust me.
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yeah man.. i understand what you mean.

this heat! lol
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yeah man.. i understand what you mean.

this heat! lol
I was stationed in Louisiana for a few years and it's much worse. Really, it's the humidity. I would take 110 degrees with no humidity over 90 with humidity any day of the week.
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:46 PM   #13
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yup... same here...

wouldnt the armor + thin full sleeves shirt on top help with that? prevents the sun rays from burning the skin (I dont get tanned - only skin burns) and armor gives the protection... airflow is max since no thick jacket material...
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Get a nice mesh jacket. Look into a Joe Rocket Phoenix or a Velocity.

Buy from one of our local sponsors.

I've crashed in a JR Mesh jacket before and I had no worries. I bought another and still wear one during the summer.
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i actually have the joe rocket reactor jacket - that has mesh and leather.
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Best of both worlds!

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Oskar - I have a jacket.
But the thick cloth get too hot during the day. I wanted to see if wearing an armor underneath and a shirt on top will help solve that. Nothing against riding in a jacket.
Wear one of these under your jacket:

These are cheap, light and cool, plus available at any sporting goods store.

https://www.amazon.com/A4-Cooling-Pe...+tshirts&psc=1

Or get a mx jersey.

http://www.revzilla.com/fox-racing-jerseys
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Wear your current jacket and soak it or a long sleeve t-shirt prior to riding.
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