Good light street jacket?

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  1. acabrera

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    I'm absolutely melting out here whenever I ride during the day with my Leather Coretech jacket.

    Any recommendations on something lighter for summer days in 80% humidity?
     
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    call me paranoid, but I wouldnt wear anything but leather. I had to lay my first bike down, and at 30mph I still got some nasty scuffs on the side I landed on... Now granted I know how to roll, but if I had been wearing a mesh jacket, I think it would have torn thru (course I was in Daytona on a sand covered A1A, but you deal with it own there).

    Id try and find something that has some decent venting, but Id stick with leather
     
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    if you want to stick with leather, try perforated leather, tour master makes some

    or you could get a textile jacket, i know joe rocket makes one that have panels on the torso that you can unzip to expose the mesh area, that way you still get the protection of textile in other places on your body (arms, shoulder, back...etc...) but still get air flowing through the mesh opening

    im sure there are other brands that makes similar jacket as well
     
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    Wear a light shirt under your jacket, like a nike dry fit...or somthing to that extent. I usually unzip the neck of my jacket if it gets very warm out. Just keep moving and the air speed up and you won't get too hot.

    It's gotta suck in Fla. though, I feel for ya.
     
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    look into the joe rocket alter ego jacket. i just got mine yesterday. its a textile jacket but the entire torso part zips away to expose mesh for the super hot days. the shoulders and elbows are still padded textile, and theres a huge back pad
     
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    Alpinestars S-MX Airflo

    very expensive, but the best ventilation you can get and still leather.

    altough the position in it is very agressive (elbows bent, etc)
     
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    I would stick with leather if at all possible.. I have a perforated fieldsheer jacket I wear in the summer, pretty decent airflow when your moving, built well and there not that expensive, worn it on many 90+ days.
     
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    Thanks for the all the suggestions. I'm going to take a look at the perforated leather and the JoeRocket and AplineStar jackets that were mentioned.


    I hate to say it, but full leather is impossible. It's almost worth riding with a t-shirt to avoid the damn dehydration :(
     
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    I got an Alpinestar T-Magnum about 2 months ago, and I love it fits great, made very well and flows awsome. Not leather but damn close as far as protection.

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    damn, I really like that one.

    Is it easy to move around in it. It's such a PITA to look behind you with my leather.
     
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    I rather sweat then bleed
     
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    :hs:

    That's why I asking.

    Dude, with the humidity down here and heavy leather jacket is just not an option.
     
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    If you do end up going with nonleather I highly urge you to spend the extra money and buy something of good quality like Dainese, I know two people who got rashed up when they went down wearing joe rocket mesh, and I almost got rashed up when i crashed wearing a decent quality Heine Gerick synthetic touring jacket, dainese backprotector saved me from the rash, jacket melted through and softarmor disengrated and was ripped out. I'de say where your putzing around town under 45mph mesh is fine but if your out really riding theres no substute for leather.
     
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    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    I don't mind spending the money for good quality stuff.

    This Dainese stuff is really, really nice

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    Yea I love it. Snug around the body and lots of room in the arms and shoulders.
    Very good abrasion resistence. I have heard a couple stories about Joe Rockets. So I went with this. My next one will be the Power trip Chaos ,looks nice,i also heard their jackets hold up well.

    Late
     
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    I was wearing my Icon Motorhead leather today while on the Busa, and I was fucking cooking!! I am a BIG fan of leather, regardless of the weather, but DAMN.

    I do have some Joe Rocket mesh, but I have very little faith in it if I have to get off. Better than nothing, I suppose.

    What I usually do is wear an UnderArmor type shirt under my riding jacket, which is great once I start sweating....it's like air conditioning once I'm moving. Like others said, I would check out some of the full-perf leather from Icon, A-Star, Cortech, etc...

    Edit: Just saw you were in FL.....you're fucked. WAY too hot down there to ride during the day....
     
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    a guy on a local forum just crashed with a mesh and his arm is burnt pretty bad and the jacket is all messed up

    no mesh for me after seeing this.
     
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    what kind was it? PICS....... Come on lets see the damage.
     
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    :noes: Why don't you stick to your guns then and show us how this ends

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=2577812
     
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    I have that same jacket and it is amazing in hot weather.
     
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    I just picked up this jacket last month. I live out here in southern california and though it does not get as humid it does get pretty hot. I rode through the desert at about 102 degrees and didn't even break a sweat. Very good ventilation and hard armor (whatever you call it), no foam like most textile or mesh jackets have. You do have to buy a back protector though. It does not come with one. On the street it gets a bit warm because you are not moving enough but it very light and still breathes. Compared to my Dianese leather jacket its so much lighter and cooler.
     
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    I've got a joe rocket leather jacket. It has a fully removable section that takes off the bottom of the arms, the chest, and the back. It leaves the mesh sections there with the back-protector. i like it- but it's not ideal for a crash.
     
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    WOW thats nuts. That is one of those t-stunts from alpinestar. I looked at those and wasn't to impressed because of how lightly they were constructed. The T-Magnum is built 100x better that is the only reason I got it. C.E. shoulder,back,and elbow pads.

    But yes no argument here leather is better, by leaps and bounds.

    Late
     
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