So OT, what do you suggest for a GOOD textile jacket, or a well-vented leather?

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  1. grue

    grue New Member

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    I'd prefer to just have one jacket to ride year around if I can, and dealing with Australian summer means it's goign to be hot. I'll be commuting on the bike, as it'll be my main form of transport.

    So, what do you suggest?
     
  2. V!

    V! New Member

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    Joe Rocket or Alpinestars
     
  3. 2K-2.5RS

    2K-2.5RS No caffeine - No function

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    It's 120 here, I haven't found anything that works. Try the A-Stars ICE.
     
  4. s2k

    s2k OT Supporter

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    i wanted to get an astars t-stunt air flo, its textile with mesh panels
     
  5. rx7racer11

    rx7racer11 Own The Racetrack

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    textiles are 100% worthless in a wreck :hs:
     
  6. Chiron

    Chiron New Member

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    Modern textiles have come a long way. Mine held up just fine.
     
  7. seven

    seven New Member

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    i have the blue, love it.

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    air flow, t-stunt i think
     
  8. V!

    V! New Member

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    If you need to lose weight, just get a leather one

    I only have a leather one......:wtc:
     
  9. machine81

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    :rolleyes:

    Textiles work just fine. I've seen them do it. Up here in the Northwest textiles are way better than leather because of all the rain. It comes down to personal preference though.

    I have a Joe Rocket and it's pretty good. It definitely fits well and looks good, but the quality could be better though (zippers and stitching). The next one I get I'll be looking at Cortech, Field Sheer, and Aerostitch.
     
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  10. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I prefer leather for anything more then riding around town, I've been wearing a perforated fieldsheer for last few years has held up well over the years and as long as I'm moving I'm not that hot in it.
     
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    turbodeuce ....................

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    I have a astar smx air flo. It's expensive but I love it
     
  12. ChatChai

    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    Dainese Air Flux...Its awesome. The most air circulation I've tried and fitted.
     
  13. ChatChai

    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    Oh the A* Air Flow is good also. Ask Toezter in the "it happens.." thread.
     
  14. grue

    grue New Member

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    Where the fuck do you get Dainese stuff? The only online stores with it seem to be overseas.
     
  15. ChatChai

    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    I got mine at Berts in SoCal. I know everyone hates them but they are the only one in this area that carries an extended line of Dainese. I have one near my house but they only carry a few products and everything else must be ordered. I hate ordering things I never tried on. Also Dainese factory is here in L.A. or something, somebody was telling me because you can get custom fitted for suits. I think KneeDraggers.com carries Dainese, they are out of Delaware or something.

    edit...Also if you go to the Dainese site you can find a store locator. They have various places.
     
  16. 98formyws6

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    you're aware of the dainese store in costa mesa right?
     
  17. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    I've got a Joe Rocket Ballistic series textile jacket, I love it. It has a zip-in liner for cooler weather, and vents that open up and allow nice airflow in warm and hot weather. I trust it in a crash, although I hope I never have to test it out.
     
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    I use the Alpinestar T-Stunt AirFlow jacket. CE armour, no problems.
     
  19. GunShow

    GunShow You had best unfuck yourself

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    I am very happy with the Alpinestars TZ-1. They can be found on Ebay for a decent price.
     
  20. ChatChai

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    No I was not aware. Do they carry a large collection or just like a few styles? What's the name?
     
  21. Chimborazo

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    I have a Vanson mesh, but I usually wear a Vanson leather. The front panels are perforated but I can close them up if I get cold. There are also some zippers on the arms and back I can open up for ventilation.

    As for Dainese, Kneedraggers.com seems to have a decent selection.
     
  22. 98formyws6

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    its quite a big selection since its the actualy dianese store, they only sell dianese stuff and nothing else. even if you dont buy anything its pretty neat to check out since they have gp bikes on display along w/ motogp riders used leathers

    its when you take the 55 all the way to newport or whatever that street is when the freeway ends. i'll have to find out the exact location but its bout 10 mins from there
     
  23. ChatChai

    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    yes I know this area very well but never realized there was a store around there. my favorite sushi place is right off of via lido right when you cross pch. do you know the name of the store?
     
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    if you dont want to spend $600+ on an A* S-MX airflo you might find that the Vanson Stealth is a full perforated leather jacket that gives you the protection, but its not (as) hot.
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  25. BeachBoy

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    I also have this jacket, and seriously, it's worth every $ I spent

    the best jacket by far, but not very good for street/city riding since it's really shaped for track of twisties... you can'T even stretch your arms because they are molded bent.
     

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