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June 25, 2003, 08:34 AM

With the long awaited warmer weather now upon us, if anyone is looking to get a mesh jacket for cooler riding, I would encourage you to take a look at the AGV Aero Mesh Jacket. The armor seems pretty good compared to others I looked at, though not yet tested! The jacket is by far the most comforatable I tried on. It fits well. The airflow is awsome. But wait, don't order just yet, they also include a rain liner (very thin and light) that can be inserted into the jacket. For about $135 I am very happy with it and just wanted to get the word out. I looked around for about a year now.

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June 26, 2003, 10:07 AM

I have one and would have to agree with your comments.


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June 26, 2003, 01:31 PM

I'm shopping for one now. Where did you buy yours? So far it's a toss up between JR Phoenix & First Gear.


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June 26, 2003, 04:31 PM

I think the First Gear mesh jacket is much better than JR. FG's armor is a ton more protective.


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June 26, 2003, 06:15 PM

Last year, Todd and I both tried to get the Fieldsheer Titanium Air mesh jackets. MotoLiberty.com sells them for $100. They didn't have one in his size and it'd have to be back ordered... blah blah blah. So instead, Todd got an AGV (after looking over several others). We're both happy with the jackets we have. Much better armor than the original JR Phoenix. Now... I have heard that the JR Phoenix 2.0 is supposed to have much better protection this year but I haven't seen the jacket in person.

FYI, if the Phoenix 2.0 is worth it, Arizona Motorsports has it for sale for $89.95.
http://store.yahoo.com/azmotorsports/joerocphoenj.html

And somewhere Todd posted a review of the Fieldsheer Titanium Air pants that he bought at the bike show in Chantilly...


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And somewhere Todd posted a review of the Fieldsheer Titanium Air pants that he bought at the bike show in Chantilly...
Fine I'll look it up for you.
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June 26, 2003, 06:39 PM

Bite me... I'm still trying to get some work done before going home.


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June 26, 2003, 07:12 PM

I got my jacket at Valley Cycle Center here in Winchester.
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June 27, 2003, 08:26 AM

R6Mike - What's the address for Valley Cycle? Anyone interested in heading to Winchester this afternoon/evening?

Helen - the 2.0 has some bulky armor this year. The fit is also pretty good for those of us that are vertically challenged. I thought the arm snaps to tighten the elbow pads in place were a nice touch as well.

Wheels - the padding in the mesh First Gear I was looking at looked like 1/4 inch foam. Fit great, but unless it's made of kevlar its only going to last for about 5 feet of pavement. Although, it still has been the best overall fit.

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June 27, 2003, 11:51 AM

Valley is on Rt 50 W about 2-3 miles before you get to Winchester. It's right after a bend in the road and it sit's back a bit behind some trees so you have to pay attention. If you get to the Harley shop you've gone too far. Heading back east it's easy to see.
I have the JR 2.0 and the armor seems OK. Hope I don't have to find out...


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June 27, 2003, 03:36 PM

You can upgrade the armor in the first gear 2 ways. buy it from a place like tucker rocky or use armor from another jacket. I just swap the ce armor i have from on jacket to the next depending on the season.
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June 28, 2003, 09:39 AM

I rode out to Valley Cycle last night. The shop is nice and the salesman was pretty good. He didn't try to sell me somthing I didn't want.

They didn't have the AGV in my size <bummer> but I tried on a few others. Ended up ording the JR Red/Wht/Blk Reactor jacket from Arizona Motorsports. They're having a 20% off sale on all JR gear. Also pick up a pair of JR Speedmaster gloves and a rain liner for the Reactor jacket. Now I just have to wait for the UPS man.


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