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View Poll Results: Mesh vs Perforated leather - What do you use in hot weather?
Mesh 31 75.61%
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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hot weather - Mesh Vs Perforated leather

Since houston's hot weather is already here, I was wondering how many people wear a mesh jacket vs perforated leather?

For those who wear mesh, what other protection do they wear along with it?
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:11 PM   #2
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Both, I use a mesh jacket when putting around but wear perforated full leathers for weekend rides, track days and TMGP.
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I've got a Tourmaster Textile with the padding in the shoulders/elbows/back. It keeps me cool with all the layers removed, and dry with the rainproof layer in.

Don't have any experience with leather though. I imagnine it'd be hot?

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Man i was sweating my off sunday and i have perforated leather jacket. I need to order a mesh
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:20 PM   #5
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I wear an tourmaster coaster II, pretty hot at the lights, but once moving I was okay. Not sure if I'll be saying the same though when the true summer weather comes.

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Old 04-02-2007, 03:22 PM   #6
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I used a mesh last year, it was nice even when I had stopped. My mesh had elbows, shoulders and back pads. Yah the mesh will have it's safety limitations, but it is better than falling with nothing!
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I've got a Tourmaster Textile with the padding in the shoulders/elbows/back. It keeps me cool with all the layers removed, and dry with the rainproof layer in.

Don't have any experience with leather though. I imagnine it'd be hot?

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I've got a Joe Rocket Textile with pads, its not too bad as long as you're moving.

Leather is going to be hotter I'd think, especially cause most of the leather jackets you see are black. If you go with leather try to get the lightest color possible. (i.e. white, red, blue, etc.....not black)
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I have both, prefer the leather over the mesh but if Im just making a quick run somewhere then I use the mesh but If im on the hwy/freeway or anywhere longer than a 10 miles drive I use the leather. I just trust it more if I go down. But yes it is hot as from April to October!
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:27 PM   #9
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anyone here ever been down with a mesh jacket on. i know someone here has some first hand ex.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:43 PM   #10
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Does a low speed tumble count? Taking a turn at about 30, got scared, touch the brakes and ended up on the road. Was wearing my mesh and got a hole up into the shoulder. I came away fine, but seeing how easy the jacket tore was a little disturbing. My leather jacket is much more heavy and makes me feel much more protected ... in sure it's just in my head ... but oh well.

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Try a search, There have been a few posts with crash results.
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I'd expect that mesh wouldn't protect you very well if you go down...
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I'd expect that mesh wouldn't protect you very well if you go down...
Most good mesh products are good for one crash it seams. While good leather will last you for a few and can usually be stiched back up afterwards. Of course you have to note the word good in my statements.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:17 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the useful info. :icon_smil
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:28 AM   #15
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I've been down around 60 in a mesh, no rash or bruises but the jacket was toast.

Brandon who works for me had a wheelie go bad on him on the Hardy Toll Road at 110 with a mesh jacket on, he didn't get any rash either.
The jacket is hanging up at our shop, it's toast but it did it's job.

Obviously leather will give the best protection, but few of us are disciplined enough to wear leather year round, let alone in August when it's 100 degrees.

Either way, make sure you buy a quality jacket with CE armor, and that it fits well.
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i use mesh when i go to work or just commuting.

leathers when i go ride for fun
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I use both but mostly leathers. If wearing mesh(or leathers) always have a back protector under the jacket
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all i have for now is textile w/ce armor, i've heard it does fairly well in crashes but thankfully i haven't had to put it up to the test yet
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From time spent racing I can't feel comfortable in anything but leather.

IMO, YRMV - a good perf jacket like Vanson with perforation EVERYWHERE flows the same air as the mesh I've tried.

, in August it's hot when wearing nothing but your BVD's!
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I wear perf. leathers year round. Only time I am uncomfortable is the winter. Too much air flow and I freeze.
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