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Old 10-30-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Mesh or Leather Jacket...which one to buy????

Well living in houston we rarely ever do have to worry about it getting cold. I plan on purchasing a jacket for all year riding. I like the hero daytona but it is leather and I'm afraid that is toooooo hot for summer riding. The Mesh tarmac jacket is made breathable for hot weather but doesn't look as protective as the leather plus I dont really like the style. Now the real question is

WHICH SHOULD I GET?
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:55 PM   #2
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i'm pretty sure you're gonna get more protection out of leather, but the heat does make it suck. you'll get good protection out of the mesh and stay cooler in the summer, and, when winter does roll around, you can always and extra layers of clothes.
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:58 PM   #3
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i've never gotten too hot in leather, i guess if you were in a traffic jam or something it would be bad, but i don't find them too uncomfortable, even in 100F heat
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:07 PM   #4
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Get both. Leather is will save your skin and get a mesh one with armor for the summer.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:08 PM   #5
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i like the mesh myself. use it all yr round just were a long sleve under the jacket and you will feel alright.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:20 PM   #6
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i got a mesh jacket, love it. i would only wear leather at the track. you gotta look at how skeered you are. if your really skeered of gettting hurt, then get the leather and deal with the heat, if you got , then get the mesh and let your breathe cuase it gets hot as in houston.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:29 PM   #7
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Well is it unbareable in the leather jacket in houston? I guess while your moving it should be just "OK". Maybe I should get both but that would put $400 to waste during most of the year...since it being houston 90+ degree weather throughout the whole year.
Tough decision...comfort, or style and protection...
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:33 PM   #8
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the heat in a leather doesn't bother me. i dunno, maybe i'm just tough like that.
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I got a mesh ( Joe Rocket) that has leather shoulders, upper back, and leather sleeves
that have air holes in them and I feel pretty safe in it. You do have to add the long
sleeves for colder weather but I don't really ride when it gets to cold so it works perfect for me.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:40 PM   #10
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i have both. my mesh has a liner, but im afraid its not gonna hold up in the winter when its real cold. cuz trust me, these past couple of nights ive been riding, its done the job, but i still want a leather one.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:43 PM   #11
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i have textile and its still really hot in the summer. in the winter i put a sweatshirt on underneath it and im fine.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:44 PM   #12
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I wear my joe rocket year round.... leather. Only choice in my book, it just flat out protects better.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:44 PM   #13
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i went down in a mesh jacket going roughly between 70-90mpg I donít know because i wasnít looking down but i was braking..

and i still where that mesh jacket only thing that happened was it got one little bitty rip like 1/2 long on one shoulder that you cant even notice....in the winter i just put the liner in and maybe put like a long sleeve shirt or a hoody underneath depending on the riding....

By the way it is a joe rocket phoenix with the liner also my gloves with are also joe rocket where just fine but I would get 2 sets of gloves one leather type and one meshÖ.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:47 PM   #14
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went down @70-90mph and only a small rip? . how did you land?
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:49 PM   #15
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donít remember man i high sided the bike and flew over so im guessing on my back but then again my face shield was all up so i really donít know...

i cant remember it all that well....
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:01 AM   #16
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i got a leather and textile jacket with a liner, its gets a little hot, but been great on these cool nights. i like the mesh though because its more comfortable, been thinking about gettin a mesh also.
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:55 AM   #17
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Well I'm not really worried about it being too cold to ride cause I can always add extra clothes no matter what type of jacket I get. I guess my real question is it a HUGE difference between the leather and textile when your moving?? Aliceinchains says he does ok but does it get to the point where you sweat during the summer? I'm already sort of sweating through the helmet in this weather
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Old 10-31-2005, 01:03 AM   #18
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well i mean moving you could probably be ok with the leather jacket but i mean i hit traffic like a and red lights and all that .....it will get hot.... There where someday i didnít even want to where the mesh jacket so i can just imagine leather one...
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yea i was there when jake his mesh jacket saved him alot
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