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Old 04-14-2008, 10:12 PM   #1
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is the mesh type riding jacket with shoulder/elbow/back padding enough? is a leather jacket superior?

seems like the leather will hold up against road rash when you are sliding a lot better than the mesh type, but there are good pads in the mesh type jacket.

does anyone prefer the mesh/padded jackets over leather?
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I actually went down this last weekend in a leather and it held up real nice. Not a scratch on my upper body. I went down around 70 mph.
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is the mesh type riding jacket with shoulder/elbow/back padding enough? is a leather jacket superior?

seems like the leather will hold up against road rash when you are sliding a lot better than the mesh type, but there are good pads in the mesh type jacket.

does anyone prefer the mesh/padded jackets over leather?
i have a FT leather and a FT mesh. I really think the mesh might not be enough protection in a good speed fall in anything other than grass/dirt. Looking to get a textile soon. The leather is just too hot in the summer.
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is the mesh type riding jacket with shoulder/elbow/back padding enough? is a leather jacket superior?

seems like the leather will hold up against road rash when you are sliding a lot better than the mesh type, but there are good pads in the mesh type jacket.

does anyone prefer the mesh/padded jackets over leather?


Leather jackets have the padding also. I've gone down in a mesh jacket before, and it help up great, and saved my skin, but I was only doing maybe40mph. I wouldn't trust one at speeds all that much higher. FWIW, I won't wear a mesh jacket anymore. Your best bet is going to be a fully perforated leather jacket.
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perforated leathers FTW!
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I looked at both. The leather felt better...and seems to have more protection. I was told the mesh gives pretty bad when comes in contact with asphalt or concrete at high speed.
yeh mesh doesnt hold well.. i will never buy another mesh ever again... mines burst open on my crash. next jacket will for sure be leather
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My jacket is mesh and I went down at 50-55mph, it held up nicely... my leggings were joe rocket mesh over my jeans... they tore right open... I plan on only going leather from now on
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to get good mesh yu have to spend $$, my BMW jacket is Kevlar, $400+. another good mesh is motorport $400+

the $100 stuff is iffy, your skin your $ your choice
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I just bought the Dainese White Perforated leather jacket and it isn't hot at all even on days with lots of sun...as long as you get a well perforated leather jacket you wont have much trouble with heat. Many ppl did recommend leather over mesh or textile while i was looking for a jacket...
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is the mesh type riding jacket with shoulder/elbow/back padding enough? is a leather jacket superior?

seems like the leather will hold up against road rash when you are sliding a lot better than the mesh type, but there are good pads in the mesh type jacket.

does anyone prefer the mesh/padded jackets over leather?
i perfer them, but leather is the safest for sure!!! hands down
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I liked leather b/c it had better overall protection, but I didn't have a large enough budget to get a nice perforated leather jacket, I ended up w/a joe rocket mesh jacket...bottom line is if I go down I will have to buy a new jacket, but even two of the mesh are most often less than 1 leather (BTW I've heard many time leather can take 2 or 3 "get offs")
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:23 AM   #13
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Search the topic, there's been many pages done on this subject.

That said, leather will always be more protective than mesh,

However, the most protective gear in the world won't do you any good if it's hanging in the closet beacause it's too hot to wear.

Alpinestars and Fieldsheer both make very good quality mesh / textile jackets with CE armor that hold up well in most street situations.

I've got a mesh FS that Brandon was wearing at a bit over 100 mph when he went down a few years back.

Although the jacket is now toast, it did it's job and protected the rider. Brandon only got a small scratch where the jacket rode up a bit, the same could have happened with a leather jacket.

I've seen a bunch of crashed in mesh and leather jackets come through the shop over the years.

IMO, Alpinestars and Fieldsheer (some models of FS) hold up best, with Teknic close behind.

Icon, Joe Rocket, and Frank Thomas perform the worst in my experience.

Whichever you choose, make sure it fits properly and keep it zipped most of the way if not all of the way up. That way if you go down it stands a better chance of doing it's job.
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great info, thanks you guys
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