Opinions on this Teknic jacket?

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  1. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    http://newenough.com/teknic_chicane5_jacket_page.htm

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    Tried one on at Cyclegear yesterday, fit was ok, armor was better than what
    is in my current jacket, and it's all leather, albeit goat leather. I think it
    would be a good step up from my combination leather/textile FirstGear
    jacket.

    The construction looked acceptable, armor was ok, zippers were average...it's
    no Dainese but I could't find much wrong with it.

    Opinions? Is Teknic generally good, bad, average. Waking up from a skin
    graft hurts, figure I would like to try and avoid doing it again.
     
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  2. TheLetterS

    TheLetterS New Member

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    Overall I'd say Teknic was on the high-average size. For the most part, excluding Alpinestar/Dainese, you get what you pay for when it comes to leathers.

    I think you'd be perfectly fine with that jacket for most riding, I'd personally be hesitant useing "off the shelf" Teknic or Joe Rocket at the track though.
     
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    MapleLeaf New Member

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    I have a Teknic jacket and love it. Fits great and wears well. Fortunately I have not had to test the "safety features" built-into it, but would not hesitate to replace it with another one when I need a new one.

    My opinion is their products are better than Joe Rocket, if that is what you are comparing too.
     
  4. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    Yeah that jacket would be for regular riding. So far I haven't had anyone
    say Teknic sucks so maybe tomorrow I'll order it.

    Thanks for the opinions.
     

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