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Old 03-11-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Summer Riding Gear - Suggestions (specifically Coat)

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I usually ride in a textile coat however I know after the summer I'll be getting a set of leathers, however for the summer I was curious who'd recommend what for a summer coat? Perf leathers just aren't cool enough for me I don't think so I was thinking a mesh coat...any recommendations? ...I did just order a* SMX5 vented though for boots.
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Alpinestar leathers breath really well, as does my older JR leathers.

Just because it becomes hotter doesn't mean you should sacrifice gear. Not saying mesh is less protection(but I am) its a matter of how you plan on driving and what you aren't going to be able to plan for with other vehicles.
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This is the best jacket for summer riding.

http://www.sandhillspowersports.com/..._smxairfloj_07

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I swear every spring I'm going to wear leather. No point in wearing something that won't do its job.

I'll be in textiles by late May. If all I had was leather, even vented leather, I'd be tempted to ride without a jacket.
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textile in the summer. looking at the XTi perforated leather jacket for summer though. check cycle gear out
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This is the best jacket for summer riding.

http://www.sandhillspowersports.com/..._smxairfloj_07

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where's the reflectivie piping, $700 for lil bit of leather and plastic.....
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If I am just chillin, I wear a joe rocket mesh jacket and I like the breathability. I also understand that in the event of a get off, it could very well be ripped to shreds.

If I am riding like a fool, at minimum I wear that textile Icon with the titanium protection, TI2 I think it's called, but mostly I wear leather.

They always say "dress for the fall not the ride" but I understand your original post and mesh is better than none.
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I wear a JR mesh....was cheap and offered protection, breathability, and a full liner
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haha the pics for the motosport jackets are hilarious...it looks like a commerical from the late 80's-early 90's

not saying anyting against the protection...but they need to get some models that dont have permed hair and grins that blind you ;0
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haha good one good one!!!

like i said nothing against the product...but they need better marketing skills...i mean I had never heard of them..


...and i like my ICON helmet...you big meanie!!


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