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Old 10-30-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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leather or textile jacket...

i want to get a jacket but want something that will be comfortable to ride in summer or winter. i saw a joe rocket jacket online that is leather and has zip off sections on the body of it so it converts to half textile. i dunno i was just lookin around and wanted to know what others thought. im looking to just get one all round jacket, all black preferably. price isnt to much of an issue bc i would rather pay now than later. alright let me know guys, thanks in advance.
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i'm of the frame of mind, that 1 jacket cannot cover all seasons, and if it does, it's gonna suck at 1 or more seasons. i have 3 jackets.

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i'm of the frame of mind, that 1 jacket cannot cover all seasons, and if it does, it's gonna suck at 1 or more seasons. i have 3 jackets.

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so a leather/textile combo should hold up pretty decent durring summer/winter then right??
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:05 PM   #8
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leather all the time

unless your just a commuter rider
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I wear perforated leather two-piece suit, gloves, and boots all year. No problem at all on spirited backroad riding for 200+ miles. That is the only riding I do. I probably would wear mesh or textile if I commuted or rode in stop & go traffic.
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i wear the icon armor vest in the summer, when its hot. the hayabusa textile, its a light jacket. and when its 60 and under the rocket nation jacket.it just made sense, weather always changes.
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so a leather/textile combo should hold up pretty decent durring summer/winter then right??
i ride with a textile/leather combo its the ICON ARC
like a textile with leather arms

rode all summer with it with the vents open
and had no problem

havent had any complaints with it so far
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I ride in perforated leather all year. I tried a mesh armor, but it didn't keep me cooler in the summer (just made the sun that much hotter on my skin), so I switched back to the leather. It's 100 degrees here in the summertime= you're going to be hot. Just drink lots of water.
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leather in the winter text in the summer I just got my leather jacket in today it's awsome check out leatherup.com got it for 130 shipped super fast shipping ordered on Saturday
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I don't have leather yet - but I do have textile/mesh - and I'm cool (relatively) in summer, and the insulated and waterproof liners do very well (so far) keeping me warm in the cold. Though I haven't ridden in dead-of-winter yet. But they do completely keep the wind out, and the thermal is stifling if it warms up outside even a little bit.
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After riding w leather you will miss the comfort of not feeling the pressure of the wind upon you.

If the jacket is built decent enough, it will breath as you move.

The stops are what kill you.
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i'm not a fan of leather, but it's good to have both. One for heat, one for cold IMO
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:10 PM   #18
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I wear leather year round only cause I want to keep my skin year round.
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I tried to wear my wifes textile one day when it was hot, I didnt make it a mile, came back for my leather it cut the air like a knife, the textile felt like it was going to pull me off the bike.

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Mesh for spring, summer, fall, and Gortex for the winter
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I have mesh and a heavily armored textile for street riding. However, after going down on the track, in leather, I am in the market for a leather jacket.

I know we are supposed to "dress for the fall and not the ride" but the way I intend on riding, often determines which gear I put on.
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