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Old 06-18-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
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I am about to get a new leather jacket for the summer. I know I am going to get a perforated leather jacket, but I am not sure what color. I know black would be hotter, but is it going to be noticeable compared to a jacket with blue or red leather sections? There is more selection if I go with an all black jacket. My current jacket is a textile jacket that doesn't breath for .
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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Yes, black's gonna be hot. Get the lightest color you can stand to look at.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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I just got a black Fank Thomas jacket and it's not bad at all the perforation really helps as long as you are moving.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:02 PM   #4
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I just got a black Frank Thomas jacket and it's not bad at all the perforation really helps as long as you are moving.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:15 PM   #5
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I have a black Joe Rocket. If you are moving, it's ok. If I had it to do over, I would get a whit one, I don't care how ghey it looks.
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I have a black 2 pc suit and a silver suit. both are well ventilated and I don't feel the heat as long as I am moving. anything is gonna be warm when not moving.
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:29 AM   #7
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my black seems cooler than my white and silver because it breathes better
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Not just a matter of heat. Get people to see you.

Bright colors or at the very least contrasting colors will help you stand out.

There's a reason I wear neon green (other than just looking cool).
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Not just a matter of heat. Get people to see you.

Bright colors or at the very least contrasting colors will help you stand out.

There's a reason I wear neon green (other than just looking cool).
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all depends on the brand and the jacket, but black is gunna be a little hotter no matter what.
leather is hot as hail anyway

i have teknic leather, and they breath awesome
i had an alpinestars tz-1 jacket and it was sooooooooooooo hot had to sell it
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Well after finally having a chance to use my 2 pc suit I have to say that it's not that bad. I was comfortable all day.
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Well after finally having a chance to use my 2 pc suit I have to say that it's not that bad. I was comfortable all day.

I tell people that all the time. no one seems to believe me. oh well, their loss,lol.
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I tell people that all the time. no one seems to believe me. oh well, their loss,lol.
I think it's cooler than my mesh jacket and blue jeans. I didn't believed it until I tried it.
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I think it's cooler than my mesh jacket and blue jeans. I didn't believed it until I tried it.
also much nicer when you get caught in rain storms... you don't feel the painful sting of rain drops... you just ride and smile,lol.
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also much nicer when you get caught in rain storms... you don't feel the painful sting of rain drops... you just ride and smile,lol.
Yup found that out today. Leathers FTMFW
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instead of pursuit black...why dont they make all white?

all the white leathers have a sub color to them, any reason why?
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Jackets breath well, especially newer models with the reinforced stitching to compensate for the perforated leather. If you walk from textiles and start riding with leathers you begin to accept and forget how well they breathe. I have friends who swear by textiles. One had his back filleted.
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instead of pursuit black...why dont they make all white?

all the white leathers have a sub color to them, any reason why?
IDK... i know my wifes gear with white in it is a to keep clean.
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instead of pursuit black...why dont they make all white?

all the white leathers have a sub color to them, any reason why?
White after a couple years is nasty to the eyes. No matter how you take care of it. Even worse if vinyl...
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