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Old 07-18-2016, 08:10 PM   #21
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All great ideas - thanks guys.
I noticed none supported the armor. Which means that would be the wrong route.

Help and guidance is always appreciated friends.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:27 PM   #22
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All great ideas - thanks guys.
I noticed none supported the armor. Which means that would be the wrong route.

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Since you already have the jacket, it makes more since to wear a more breathable shirt for $10 or less (if you catch it right, academy will sell those breathable baseball shirts for $3-5), than to buy the crappy vest for $50 or the proper one for $250.
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You'd be surprised how well those cool rag thingies work. The ones you dunk in cold water and wrap around your neck. They even make a vest.
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Has anyone tried this? I am curious as to how well the water will evaporate in our humid environment. Also, do you arrive at your destination soaking wet?
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Has anyone tried this? I am curious as to how well the water will evaporate in our humid environment. Also, do you arrive at your destination soaking wet?
I have friends that use them. It does evaporate as you ride. You'll be soaking wet with sweat without one.
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One of my friends was looking at them at CycleGear. A lady bought one and rode off with it. He had been asking her about it, and she rode all the way back like half an hour later just to tell him how great it worked. If that tells you anything.
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I have friends that use them. It does evaporate as you ride. You'll be soaking wet with sweat without one.
Trust me I know. I just don't want to show up somewhere after a short ride(30-45min) and need to change my shirt.
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Trust me I know. I just don't want to show up somewhere after a short ride(30-45min) and need to change my shirt.
Spare shirt inside a backpack.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:48 PM   #30
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I have an earlier version of the Astar mesh shirt thing. I wore it a few times but my experience was it didn't hold up all that well. The Velcro adjusting straps caught on the mesh and caused it to get a frayed, fuzzy look. The ends of the adjusting straps curled up and were constantly catching on things.
It just didn't seem well designed and I never really felt that well protected. The problem IMHO is that, that elastic mesh isn't really going to hold all those cool looking pads in their proper places while you are bouncing and grinding across the concrete.

When I say this part, ya'll will think, that's obvious but Imma say it anyway...
the heat and the humidity around here make summer riding pretty miserable. You could ride completely naked and it's still gonna be 98degs and 80% humidity.
The jacket isn't what is making you hot.

Put your mesh jacket on when it's 40degs and go for a ride. You'll see what I mean by the end of the block.
It's hot, it sucks but wear the best gear you can. I often say, you can cool off faster than you can heal up.
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IMO, this is just another piece of "costume jewelry" for those who think they need all of the good stuff.

In the grand scheme of things, it may or may not help save some skin but, if you would ride the streets as you're supposed to ride them, it won't be necessary, to me this is more of a track day or racing item.
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IMO, this is just another piece of "costume jewelry" for those who think they need all of the good stuff.

In the grand scheme of things, it may or may not help save some skin but, if you would ride the streets as you're supposed to ride them, it won't be necessary, to me this is more of a track day or racing item.
I'd agree but with leathers being required on the track, you'd have limited choices of what you would wear it under. All the armor attached would not fit unless you had unarmored leathers.
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bumblebee - well said and put.
I couldnt agree more.
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FWIW, I have this "jacket" myself, and went down in it last year at about 30-35 mph when a van cut me off making a turn in front of me. Did it's job well enough.

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did anyone else scroll down to the pic of the asian dude with the airsoft rifle? that was too extreme for my monitor.
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