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Leather or Textile? - October 16, 2008, 12:04 AM

Which would be a better choice?


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Which would be a better choice?
leather hands down !!!



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Leather. If you ever go down you will know why.


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October 16, 2008, 06:39 AM

depends.

I prefer Textile. It's warmer, more versatile, warmer, easier to fit, more water resistant, and warmer.

I know there's the whole coefficient drag/tumble factor but my problem is hitting shit, not sliding.


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October 16, 2008, 07:18 AM

Textile is warmer? This I did not know. Thanks!




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October 16, 2008, 07:25 AM

It also does not become become less pliable when cold. Leather can get pretty stiff when it's cold.


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October 16, 2008, 07:28 AM

I have an ugly 1998 Cortech by Tourmaster textile jacket.

I have no clue how many miles i've worn it for... I also have no idea how many times i've been in the rain in it.

It looks new, feels new (smells like shit hah).

Do I think it is as safe as leather if i'm sliding off the road.. no.. not from everything i've read...

But I bet if I had bought a leather jacket in 1998.. it wouldn't still be with me and in as good a shape.

It also has a zip out winter liner.. for december.. which is awesome.


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October 16, 2008, 07:36 AM

Ha, sounds like I need to add one more jacket to my collection! Already have a mesh, and a leather, now time for textile for the cooler weather! Are there different weights/thicknesses to textile jackets? Or does it depend on the features, liner, etc for finding the warmer ones?

Sorry for hi-jacking your thread Sole! I've got questions too!




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October 16, 2008, 07:47 AM

I've had BAD luck with Joe Rocket textile jackets.

Olympia makes some of the best for the money IMO. They have collars that don't rip every hair out of your neck and are put together well enough to last a long time. I have the AST touring jacket. I've got about 30,000 miles in it and aside from the yellow fading out a bit, it's still perfect. It's pretty decent up until it's about 90F out. It has awesome venting in the arms, chest, and back.


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As much as I would prefer leather, for the cost I'm a textile kind of person...the liner inside definitely keeps me a little warmer. Also, my roommate has a nice alpinestars leather jacket but for me it just hinders my movement too much so I don't think I could ride with it. I say try them both on and see what you prefer.


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depends.

I prefer Textile. It's warmer, more versatile, warmer, easier to fit, more water resistant, and warmer.

I know there's the whole coefficient drag/tumble factor but my problem is hitting shit, not sliding.
haha awesome....

I haven't gone done in textile, but I have gone down plenty in my leather jacket...don't feel a thing. I've read a few places where people say their textile seems to slide a bit more on the body, than the form fitting of leather...something else to think about I guess....or just don't try to be cool and buy baggy gear lol

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I have the ASS touring jacket. I've got about 30,000 miles in it and aside from the yellow fading out a bit, it's still perfect. It's pretty decent up until it's about 90F out. It has awesome venting in the arms, chest, and back.
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October 16, 2008, 09:17 AM

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Which would be a better choice?
For what?

Just jacket, pants, suit?

For track, street, winter, rain.

Whats the use, when do you ride and how do you ride.

I have 3 jackets right now, and I know there are members who probably have 10+

I have a leather 2 piece suit, textile mesh jacket, and a textile winter/rain jacket with zip out liner.


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Fixed it for you

It's made from 100% text ass pelts.


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October 16, 2008, 09:20 AM

I've worn leather since I starting riding and bought my first textile jacket this year. I wore it once on a hot summer day and while it was a lot cooler than my leather, it didn't feel right at all. I felt a lot less protected and less comfortable. The jacket has been hung up since, and have only worn my leather.


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