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Textile Jackets?

Postby NickB » 06 Oct 2011 14:41

Any thoughts on the better brands on the market. Don't need leather in Texas, but would like to put something between me and the pavement besides my tee shirt. I have been looking at Joe Rockets jackets because that is what the stores seem to carry. Also, cycle gears Bilt brand, but the reviews are, "you get what you pay for."

Let me know what you wear so I can do some research.
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Re: Textile Jackets?

Postby cometulm » 07 Oct 2011 20:01

I got this and love it.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/39/35670/ITEM/Icon-Hooligan-2-Mil-Spec-Jacket.aspx

It works really well in 90-100 degree weather this summer (breaths really well) and has a liner you can put in when it get cold... Plus you can see it and it does not look bad at all.
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Re: Textile Jackets?

Postby MilwaukeeMadass » 11 Oct 2011 08:07

I have a Castle Escape jacket and a River Road Trekker jacket too.

I like both jackets a lot but I think I lean more towards the Trekker because it's not quite so motorcycle-jacket-looking and a bit closer to a normal jacket. The Castle jacket has a bit more venting which is good in the summer both both hold up well in colder temps. Both came with liners. The Trekker came with the pads already inserted but I had to pick up pads for the castle jacket separately. Not a huge deal, but still.

Not sure if it's your thing, but you can maybe look at a back-chest protector rig that you can wear under a normal jacket or hoodie. Personally I love the idea of better back and chest protection a bit over shoulders and elbows.
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Re: Textile Jackets?

Postby RichardMA125 » 11 Oct 2011 08:34

Have a cheap one:

3d animation (Black/Grey version):
http://www.louis.de/_304f8695eda5faa4fa ... =0&typ_id=

Elbow, Shoulder and Back protectors. Excellente Buy!

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Postby A-Rode » 12 Oct 2011 13:01

I have this Fieldsheer jacket. great for a warm day or a cooler night. Came with pads, and it feels like there will be something between me and the road when the time comes. It fits me pretty well at the 2XL size. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... toComplete
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Re: Textile Jackets?

Postby cometulm » 21 Oct 2011 23:14

I got one of these and for $45 it is a great jacket. It also has a lot of pockets which is nice. I did pop off the shoulder pads as they were a little much but kept all the other stuff. Great jacket for not much money!

A-Rode wrote:I have this Fieldsheer jacket. great for a warm day or a cooler night. Came with pads, and it feels like there will be something between me and the road when the time comes. It fits me pretty well at the 2XL size. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... toComplete
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Re: Textile Jackets?

Postby Funkengruven » 23 Nov 2011 16:32

I got the Tourmaster Flex 3 jacket. It has three layers ( mesh jacket with elbow, shoulder, and back armor; inner quilted liner; and outer rain layer). Worn it in all combinations from 38 to 80 degrees and love it. It breathes well and the outer rain layer also works well as a windbreak in colder weather. I do recommend it. :clap:
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Re: Textile Jackets?

Postby Bioburner » 26 Apr 2012 21:17

I have couple Firstgear Meshtex. One coat in a tame black and grey and one red with black jacket. Good three season wear with liner and back, elbow and shoulder protection that is not obvious. The newer gear has 3m reflective piping that stands out very well at night. :auto-biker:

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Re: Textile Jackets?

Postby Longboy » 27 Apr 2012 01:07

I bought a Bilt Sport Mesh. Tri-color and no rain liner. $100. My second choice was a Tourmaster Mesh but unavailble in my size in the color wanted at the time. The leather isn't making here in Tucson this time of year either. You have to try them on cuzz the armor contours may not feel just right on the body so different brands will help you decide. The fit and comfort have nothing to do with price. Liners add to the cost and work moderatly well. All will have the shoulder/elbow armor and a back pad. Various Velcro or snap/zip fasteners and draw strings help adapt to your size. Make sure you look for "mesh" type for the superior breathing under the Texas sun. When you wet down your T-shirt and ride with these jackets you should be comfy at hiway speeds for an hour at 95deg. F. :auto-biker:
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Textile Jackets?

Postby DtheMan » 27 Apr 2012 02:16

I have Rev'it air jacket. Great for summer.

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Re: Textile Jackets?

Postby Scorpion » 03 May 2014 19:39

http://www.revzilla.com/product/joe-roc ... pec-jacket

You wont be sorry with this model, I love this for riding!
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