MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Safety Corner > Gear Talk
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 03-29-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
1fasthyundai
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 163

Experience: 1 year

Bike(s):
05 GSXR-1000









Send a message via AIM to 1fasthyundai Send a message via Yahoo to 1fasthyundai
what's the coolest riding jacket out there?

I'm trying to find the coolest riding jacket out there. Not the oh look at me i have a pretty jacket cool, but the its 100 degrees out and I'm only half way to a heat stroke kind of cool. I ask because its only like 80 today and while i wasn't hot ridding in my current jacket ($80 e-bay special) I could tell if it got much hotter I would be burning up. So any suggestions for cooler jackets? That being said I don't want to compromise safety for comfort and would prefer a armored jacket. Also I would prefer them to be "financially conservative" I'm on a tight budget so please no $600 jackets. Thanks in advance.
1fasthyundai is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
jacket opened while riding pester General Discussion (Moto Related) 20 06-19-2012 01:38 AM
sportin' your riding jacket... Reedy07R6 Off Topic 52 12-14-2009 06:51 PM
jacket for the winter riding... Bomb0314 Safety Corner Main 8 10-27-2008 10:13 PM
Looking for a Riding Jacket! blodgettboy24 Gear Talk 20 08-22-2008 02:59 AM
my new leather riding jacket invalidalias Gear Talk 4 09-04-2007 04:35 PM
Advertisement
Old 03-29-2008, 05:08 PM   #2
flypunk
it doesn't matter
 
flypunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 414

Trackdays: 3











you are in texas, its going to be hot. I have a couple of leather jackets, including a full perf one, which is cool but you will still cook in it in traffic.

I did at some point buy a A* textile whichi is almost like wearing nothing (with regards to the heat), problem is that after wearing the leathers I feel nekkid with this one, so this is for a just in town type driving.

you can find used ones in great condidtion if you gamble on ebay.
__________________
flypunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
07SLVRCBR
October '08 BOTM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Friendswood
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 4,064

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2007 CBR1000RR









Wal-mart wife beater. Can't beat the flow with one of these!!!

Jes playin.
I always say it's easier to sweat than bleed. Go for leather. Perforated's nice, but leather takes the cake in protection.
__________________
Support your site sponsors!!

See ya @ the track!
07SLVRCBR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
Hooligan
Presrvtionthrudestruction
 
Hooligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: The funky ghetto
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 6,698

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
08 CBR 600rr
06 GSXR600
07 Honda crf50 (stunt)
Your mom






Send a message via AIM to Hooligan
http://www.alpinestars.com/em/ci/0/p/310853.html its got a speed hump on the back which makes it more aerodynamic, for those 170mph corners.
__________________
Hooligan-Awarded "Most improved on the track" 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThomAss View Post
I learned the awesomeness that is Hooligan.
Never trust your own eyes, believe what you are told.
Hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 09:14 PM   #5
Zapata
a.k.a Dos Equis
 
Zapata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Katy/Conroe
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 2,615

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
'13 Victory Cross Country
'13 Victory Judge



Member Garage


Quote:
Originally Posted by flypunk View Post
you are in texas, its going to be hot. I have a couple of leather jackets, including a full perf one, which is cool but you will still cook in it in traffic.

I did at some point buy a A* textile whichi is almost like wearing nothing (with regards to the heat), problem is that after wearing the leathers I feel nekkid with this one, so this is for a just in town type driving.

you can find used ones in great condidtion if you gamble on ebay.
+1 That's so true, we are in the Gulf Coast any leather jacket will feel hot. I actually use two leather jackets (not perforated) but is the best protection you can get, you will get used to wear it in the hot summer. I also have a mesh textile jacket with hard protection, is in sale if you are interested but I'll advice going with a leather jacket with protection. Is more expensive but worth it.
Zapata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 09:23 PM   #6
OMEGA
good eenin *****es
 
OMEGA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: se houston
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 7,971

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
2001 sv650(totalled) 01 yzfr6 now 2003sv1000




Member Garage





even mesh you will cook in, lol man look into some motox gear , you be the judge though
__________________
GU flag
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS!
OMEGA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 09:36 PM   #7
Corona Busa
The Hooter Girls Like it!
 
Corona Busa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Side (Hobby) Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 981

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2001 Corona Hayabusa!









I have a brand new leather Alpinestars "Spinner"jacket for sale!

Tags are still on it! just got it in Thursday, but it is too tight & because it was a close out item they will not take it back or exchange it!
Screw Ride Gear.com!!
Paid $350 selling for $250! It's a medium orange/black jacket! with a liner! Nice 4 the price! will not find it cheaper!
I'm @ work will post pics later for whoever might be interested in it!
__________________
Don't take life so serious....it's not permanent!!

541yl2v
Corona Busa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 11:07 PM   #8
bumblebee
Yeah I'm flippin' YOU off
 
bumblebee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 12,261


Bike(s):
'74 Suzuki GT380
'82 XS650 StreetTracker
'10 Ducati Streetfighter
'83 Yamaha Seca 900






When its 95 deg and 85% humidity you could ride naked and still be hot.

Mesh jackets are better than a t shirt, not as good as full blast armor.

If you go for mesh look for some kind of cinch strap on the arms (to make the elbow armor tighter) not just little snaps. Without a way to positively secure the elbow armor the sleeve can roll in an accident and then all you have is thin mesh protecting your elbow.
Also you want a way to make the waist tighter as well, again because the jacket can roll up while you are sliding and expose precious skin to evil asphalt.
If you go for leather which is stiffer and less inclined to roll up, then perf'd is cooler than solid, solid has better protection.

I know this wasn't what you asked but just a lil advice from an experienced motorcycle crasher.
__________________
Asphalt is for racing... dirt is for growing potatoes. - J. Diester
When seconds count... the police are only minutes away.
Grow up and be a productive member of society already.
Bevo- "I lack skillz"

Last edited by bumblebee; 03-29-2008 at 11:09 PM.
bumblebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 11:10 PM   #9
Azylum
The Chosen One
 
Azylum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ellington
Feedback Rating: (23)
Posts: 39,629

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 2











i have this one:

what's the coolest riding jacket out there?

its the joe rocket nitrous. its mesh, and breathes great in the heat.
__________________
motohoustonlogo
Bringing back the old school.
Azylum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 12:40 AM   #10
FlipSideUp
This Flip Rides Nekkid
 
FlipSideUp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston - Memorial
Feedback Rating: (13)
Posts: 4,605

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'03 Honda 919 Hornet
'89 Yamaha FZR400 Trackbike
'83 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk
'07 Step-2 (ok, it's my daughter's)






Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
When its 95 deg and 85% humidity you could ride naked and still be hot.

Mesh jackets are better than a t shirt, not as good as full blast armor.

If you go for mesh look for some kind of cinch strap on the arms (to make the elbow armor tighter) not just little snaps. Without a way to positively secure the elbow armor the sleeve can roll in an accident and then all you have is thin mesh protecting your elbow.
Also you want a way to make the waist tighter as well, again because the jacket can roll up while you are sliding and expose precious skin to evil asphalt.
If you go for leather which is stiffer and less inclined to roll up, then perf'd is cooler than solid, solid has better protection.

I know this wasn't what you asked but just a lil advice from an experienced motorcycle crasher.

That about covers it. If you opt for a mesh, then like he says, keep it snug. Go for any color other than black, too, cause that black nylon will heat up fast.
FlipSideUp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 12:42 AM   #11
Azylum
The Chosen One
 
Azylum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ellington
Feedback Rating: (23)
Posts: 39,629

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 2











ya my black leather jacket is a beast in the heat. combine that with my black gauntlets and im near dying out there.
__________________
motohoustonlogo
Bringing back the old school.
Azylum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 02:11 AM   #12
ANTISOCIAL
Senior Member
 
ANTISOCIAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Earth
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 5,035


Bike(s):
05 cbr 600 rr









Send a message via AIM to ANTISOCIAL
My cortech is pretty cool but who really gives a f*ck bout what i say .
__________________
what do you know ?
ANTISOCIAL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 02:30 AM   #13
Azylum
The Chosen One
 
Azylum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ellington
Feedback Rating: (23)
Posts: 39,629

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 2











NOBODY!
__________________
motohoustonlogo
Bringing back the old school.
Azylum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 02:33 AM   #14
ANTISOCIAL
Senior Member
 
ANTISOCIAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Earth
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 5,035


Bike(s):
05 cbr 600 rr









Send a message via AIM to ANTISOCIAL
YES YOU ARE CORRECT
__________________
what do you know ?
ANTISOCIAL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 10:05 AM   #15
1fasthyundai
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 163

Experience: 1 year

Bike(s):
05 GSXR-1000









Send a message via AIM to 1fasthyundai Send a message via Yahoo to 1fasthyundai
lol thanks all I will look around and see what i can find
1fasthyundai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 11:35 AM   #16
Scorpio
Twist the Grip, Let'r Rip
 
Scorpio's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Shmearth
Feedback Rating: (6)
Posts: 12,292

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+


450x sumo (sold)
RC51 (sold)
Honda Grom 125(sold)

Member Garage





Send a message via AIM to Scorpio
Quote:
Originally Posted by hooligan View Post
http://www.alpinestars.com/em/ci/0/p/310853.html its got a speed hump on the back which makes it more aerodynamic, for those 170mph corners.
he said he don't want to spend $600 and you post a $700 jacket.

If theres one thing I don't buy online, it's gear(unless its local).
Just hit up what ever shops are close to you to try some stuff on.
Buy the best you can afford.
If your buying leather, look for something with big holes. You can always add more holes later if you like. Just don't get carried away.

Best bang for the buck leather jackets are alpinestars IMO.
You can get em at Motorcycles Unlimited or cyclegear.
Scorpio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 11:40 AM   #17
Greg in H-town
Senior Member
 
Greg in H-town's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Klein, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 346

Experience: 5 years

Bike(s):
'07 ZZR600









Aside from the safety choices, if you're buying a mesh or textile jacket then look for interior pockets for the phone, wallet, etc. That's pretty standard stuff, but with some jackets the pockets are only in the zip-out liner. My old Frank Thomas jacket kinda sucked like that - take out the liner for summer and then no more inside pockets. I have a Fieldsheer mesh now and like it a lot, but not sure how much I'd like it in a wreck.
Greg in H-town is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 03:46 PM   #18
Soup
Smells like lavender..
 
Soup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SW
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 335

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Dirty6









Once you know what type of jacket you want (leather or mesh) I would recommend you get a light color one. I have 2 Daiense jackets, a white santa monica and a black zen and when it's a sunny outside the white one feels much cooler than the black one.
Soup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 05:18 PM   #19
juan diablo
MR. UNFLANKABLE
 
juan diablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fresno TX (Thug mansion)
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 360


Bike(s):
2005 gsxr 600









of course

The wife beater is the way to go!!!
__________________
HORSE POWER = CONDOM
Ill rather have it and
not need it
Than need it and not have it!
juan diablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 06:40 PM   #20
Texas_Rebel
Senior Member
 
Texas_Rebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Baytown
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 127


Bike(s):
GSX-R600K7









Quote:
Originally Posted by Azylum View Post
i have this one:

what's the coolest riding jacket out there?

its the joe rocket nitrous. its mesh, and breathes great in the heat.

+1 on the Joe Rocket textiles, the armor is well placed and when the liner is out and you open up the vents it gets quite breezy. Depending on what brand of bike you have they have one that will let everyone know what you ride while you're not on it There are two inner pockets, and you only lose one rinky pocket when the liner out
__________________
My drinking team has a cooking problem
Texas_Rebel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy