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View Poll Results: leather or textile jacket
leather jacket 67 65.69%
textile/mesh 28 27.45%
who needs a jacket...that's why I have skin 7 6.86%
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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naked, thats the only way to go. naked riders are hardcore.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:49 PM   #3
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Textile with leather on all of the important parts
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:51 PM   #4
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I have a mesh/textile....but will probably be getting a textile/leather mix or an all leather for the colder months and harder riding
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Leather once it gets broken in its just as comfortable as the text, i think..
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:55 PM   #7
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^+1 much better protection
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I just found out I could not order a leather Kawi Green and black jacket but I have found a textile. Not sure how they hold up in lay down.
I'm pretty sure everyone here knows that leather offers the best abrasion protection overall, I've also heard that textile jackets are pretty much one time use. After one good fall, that jacket is going to be pretty torn up and you'll need a new one. Just as long as you aren't needing new skin :P
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:51 PM   #10
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what time of the yr are you using said jacket?


i have one of each and half the time now i dont even wher them, i am sure when the temp drops i will be in leather!
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I wish mine was leather. I would only need leather pants to go 1/4 then,.
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I'm pretty sure everyone here knows that leather offers the best abrasion protection overall, I've also heard that textile jackets are pretty much one time use. After one good fall, that jacket is going to be pretty torn up and you'll need a new one. Just as long as you aren't needing new skin :P
i'll disagree

been down in my Dainese textile jacket, still good to go.

and i wouldnt compare my BMW Kevlar mesh jacket as similar to a joe rocket mesh jacket.
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There is no substitute for dead cow. Leather FTW
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I like both. On hot days I rock the textile. Otherwise leather. Couldn't pick both so I chose leather.
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Leather, year round. I've done the textile thing but unless Im going down the block I wear leather.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:42 PM   #17
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I agree with the "Its depends on the time of year" comment........ during the summer I rock my icon timac textile................ winted is leather all the way
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:01 AM   #18
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i like textile stuff but im sure that might change when it gets cold
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:23 AM   #19
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for riding I prefer textile cause its usually a little bit less restrictive and its more versatile (you can zip from 30 degree weather to 80 degree weather with a liner, etc)

For crashing, I prefer leather.

I usually wear textile for everyday riding and save the leathers for the knee drag days.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:02 AM   #20
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It all depends, since houston has a lot of months of warm weather, I would go with Textile... for the winter, then I would go with the leather....
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